New Dem (state) Rep arrested for second time in two weeks
posted at 3:46 pm on December 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Perhaps no one is as prepared for a political career as Rep. Christina Ayala (D-CT). She just won her first term, and already she’s telling law enforcement that she’s too important to have to deal with them. Ayala may also have to plea bargain … twice:
Newly elected state Rep. Christina Ayala tried to talk police out of arresting her on domestic violence charges Monday night after she slapped her boyfriend for cheating on her.
“She said that she did not want us involved because of who she was,” the police report states. Ayala and her boyfriend, Pedro Rodriguez-Ortiz, were charged with breach of peace.
Just two weeks ago, Ayala got hauled into court over unrelated charges:
State Rep. Ayala is no stranger to the courthouse. Just two weeks ago she was there to face charges of evading responsibility, failure to obey a traffic signal and failure to renew her vehicle’s registration in connection with a hit-and-run crash in August.
When she appeared before Superior Court Judge Earl Richards on the most recent charge, she stood chewing gum as the judge reviewed the litany of things she can no longer do under a protective order he was imposing on her.
By the way, Ayala also may have lied about her residency in the district during the election:
The arrest also raised questions about whether Ayala, a Democrat who was overwhelmingly elected to the 128th District seat, actually lives in her district. The 49 Hillside Avenue address where the incident occurred is not located in the 128th House district, but in the 129th district. …
During the campaign, Ayala said she lived on Noble Avenue in the city’s East Side. She is registered to vote under that address; but public records show the utilities at the Hillside Avenue address were connected under Ayala’s name in October 2011. She also has a cellphone registered using that address.
She doesn’t seem to have any bills listed under the Noble Avenue address. State law dictates that any candidate who wins an election must move into the district within three months.
The best part? Her mother is the registrar of voters. This may be the worst start ever for a political career. Hopefully, it will be a short career, too.
Update: Ayala didn’t win a Congressional race, she won a seat in the state legislature. I’ve corrected my perfectly understandable error above …