Warrant out for arrest of newly elected Ariz. legislator

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Rep.-elect Ceci Velasquez By Jennifer Thomas Rep.-elect Ceci Velasquez By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- A newly elected Arizona legislator is sought on a warrant stemming from failure to pay fines from traffic violations in 2010.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the arrest warrant issued in 2013 stems from Rep.-elect Ceci Velasquez's failure to make a $100 payment on more than $2,000 in fines.

Velasquez is a Litchfield Park Democrat who won a race for a House seat from Legislative District 29 in the Nov. 6 general election.

The fines were levied against Velasquez in Florence Municipal Court for driving on a suspending license, for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration and for not having required insurance for the vehicle.

Velazquez says she made a mistake and she will take care of the situation so she can focus on starting her legislative term in January.

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