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Michael Rubio resigns....

Posted by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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PRESS RELEASE - February 22, 2013 Senator Rubio: Family Comes First SACRAMENTO -- Senator Michael J. Rubio (D -- Shafter) issued the following statement this morning: "As many of you know, a little over a year ago I decided not to run for the United States Congress to meet the needs of my growing family. My time serving since then has been a blessing, but it has also been a challenge. I have missed too many family dinners, bedtime stories and parent-teacher conferences. My wife and I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, from whom we have learned a great deal. Our youngest child, who has special needs, has given me great perspective as to life's priorities and our eldest has reminded me that the most critical decisions are made at home and not under the Capitol dome. I have realized that my current professional path has left little opportunity to be home for those who are most important to me, which is why I am making a change. Effective today, I am stepping away from my current position and resigning from the California State Senate. As for what's next, I have officially accepted a position with Chevron Corporation to serve as manager of California government affairs. I look forward to transitioning into a career that will allow me to seize a generational opportunity and work for a respected California company with deep roots in Kern County near the very oil fields where I was born. I am truly grateful for the rare opportunity to serve and the support I have been given. Thank you to everyone who made it possible. In my absence, Senate staff will remain in the district and Capitol offices to respond to the needs of residents of the 16th State Senate District--as they have always done."
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM
This is big news to Californian's.
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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That's a loss, unlike it would be if many senators resigned.  But he is wise to put his family first. 

KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM
Yes, I commend him.
Quoting TranquilMind:

That's a loss, unlike it would be if many senators resigned.  But he is wise to put his family first. 

babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM
I am sure the pay raise means nothing to him.
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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Or the pay raise means everything if his youngest has expensive therapies to pay for.

Sometimes people can decide to put their family first.



Quoting babyspots17:

I am sure the pay raise means nothing to him.



LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

 I don't know who that is.  Democratic Senator from California?

lga1965
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM
He's now working for big oil which might occupy even more of his time but pay him more.
Great.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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I find it great that he wants to spend more time with his family instead of arguing politics all day and night.

Good for him.
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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

I find it great that he wants to spend more time with his family instead of arguing politics all day and night.

Good for him.

  You certainly can't blame anyone for that.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:47 PM

$$$$$ talks- Chevron vs government

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