Dave Rioux Claims He’s a Victim of a Political Hit

Dave RiouxStraight from the Arizona Republic:

A Buckeye councilman running for re-election said the timing was “politically motivated” of a story that he had sent sexually charged text messages to a town employee.Town Councilman Dave Rioux held a news conference Monday outside Mount Pleasant Church, nearly a week after The Republic’s West Valley Editorial Board broke the story on azcentral.com.

Rioux, 46, filed his candidacy petition on Dec. 8, the day the content of the text messages became public. The District 6 representative faces one challenger in the March 9 primary. His opponent, Eric Orsborn, has said he began working on his candidacy packet before the allegations against Rioux surfaced.

Public records obtained by The Republic show a town employee reported that Rioux had sent her text messages in October about joining him in his hot tub and engaging in sexual activity. Rioux told the woman her job would be safe from the next round of layoffs, according to a complaint she filed with the town. Rioux told town officials that he was trying to help the employee and did not intend to cause her stress, records show.

We don’t care (or even know) what political party Mr. Rioux belongs to, he still needs to resign and the Buckeye Town Council needs to get their house in order.


  1. Captain Planet's brother says

    Will this clown be hired as the next AzGOP Executive Director? He shows the right qualifications.

  2. I don’t know who would be worse receiving a dirty text message from, him or the current ED?

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