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Investigation finds Phoenix City Councilmember Carlos Garcia likely violated campaign finance laws

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:44am
Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 10:17am

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Carlos Garcia in February 2020.

Phoenix City Councilmember Carlos Garcia could be in hot water after an investigation revealed that he likely violated campaign finance laws.

He accepted nearly $28,000 from the United Food and Commercial Workers union, but it’s against state law to accept campaign donations from labor unions.

Garcia is running for a second term in Phoenix’s District 8, which encompasses much of south Phoenix, where he’s from. He’s been a champion of the Latino community there for more than a decade, since he worked as an activist fighting against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s anti-immigrant efforts.

Jessica Boehm of Axios Phoenix wrote more about it, and she joined The Show to explain what she found.

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