Vince Rabago

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Vince Rabago is a career long prosecutor who has served as an assistant to state's attorney general. On January 21, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat that was being vacated by Democrat Terry Goddard who ran for governor.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Arizona (1989) in political science
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of San Diego School of Law (1993)

Professional experience

After serving as a state prosecutor for the California Attorney General in San Diego for eight years, Rabago returned to Arizona in 2002 to become an assistant to the state attorney general's office. Three years later, he was assigned to the Consumer Protection unit where he investigated and prosecuted business fraud cases.

Political career

Rabago was elected as Chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party in 2007, having served as a county officer there for a number of years. Two years later, he was named Vice Chair of the Arizona State Democratic Party.

Political issues

Illegal immigration

See also: Immigration ballot measures
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Two days after the Arizona State Senate passed Senate Bill 1070 - The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, more commonly known as Arizona SB 1070, Rabago issued a statement blasting the measure and urging Republican Governor Jan Brewer to veto it. In addition to the measure failing to do anything to help secure the border, the State Attorney General candidate argued the legislation "scapegoats significant segments of our population and targets them for racial profiling."[2]

On Friday, April 23, 2010, SB 1070 received the signature of Governor Brewer and became state law; the measure is scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, July 28. And in spite of criticisms against the measure, Rabago, along with his two other Democratic opponents in the attorney general primary contest, vowed that if elected to be the state's top attorney, they would enforce it nonetheless.[3]



See also: Arizona Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Felecia Rotellini 41.5%
     Democratic Party David M. Lujan 40.7%
     Democratic Party Vince Rabago 17.8%
Total Votes 290,114


Rabago currently resides in Arizona with his wife, Kristie, and their two children - Maya and Vincent Patrick.

Contact information


Campaign Address:
Vince Rabago for Attorney General
P.O. Box 24515
Tempe, AZ 85285

Phone: (602) 492-8429

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