County Commissioner Precinct 2 candidate placed on leave by Sen. Jose Rodriguez
A staffer from State Senator Jose Rodriguez's office has been placed on leave without pay until his campaign ends.
David Stout is in charge of binational affairs and media relations for Sen. Rodriguez, but he's also currently in a run-off for El Paso County Commissioner Precinct 2 with incumbent Sergio Lewis.
Documentation released to the media shows hundreds of hours of sick, comp and vacation time was taken by Stout in order to campaign. Rodriguez said he approved all the leave in accordance with senate rules and all the time off was earned, but to avoid any confusion he has now placed Stout on leave.
The run-off election will be held on May 27th.