Last night, during an emergency session of the executive committee, the Pima County Democratic Party (PCDP) voted to withdraw support for Pima County Sheriff candidate Kevin Kubitskey, as we no longer believe that he represents the values of the Democratic Party.
Over the weekend, serious allegations were made public against Mr. Kubitskey. Our decision to withdraw support is based on the manner by which his campaign responded to those allegations. His response included the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive medical information about a family member and an accusation that a political opponent orchestrated the release of the allegations. Running as a Democrat is a privilege, and we hold all our candidates to the highest ethical standards.
We condemn any candidate who exploits this decision, or the allegations that gave rise to it, for political gain. We support work to ensure women’s physical, economic and personal safety.
If you or someone you know has experienced trauma, including rape, sexual assault, incest, or child abuse, please visit the following resources.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
- https://rainn.org/ (English)/https://rainn.org/es (En español)
- 800.656.4673 (RAINN 24/7 hotline)/Get Help Online https://hotline.rainn.org/online
Emerge Tucson https://www.emergecenter.org/
National Child Traumatic Stress Network https://www.nctsn.org/resources
Child Help: https://childhelp.org
PCDP Bylaws (please see page 9)
PCDP Platform (please click on the Human Rights tab)