2018 Primary Election

August 28, 2018

2018 Primary Election

August 28, 2018

Governor (REP)



Address:
2150 Ewin Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone:
602-541-9742
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Ken is a fifth generation Arizonan. He was born in Tucson and resides in Prescott. He and his wife Jeanne have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He has an Accounting degree from ASU and is an Eagle Scout. Ken is a businessman, and was CEO of Bennett Oil Company in Prescott for 23 years. He is on the Board of Directors of Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear. He works with companies involved in hydroponic farming and energy efficient building systems. Ken served as Arizona Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015, and in the State Senate from 1999 to 2007 - the last 4 years as President of the Senate. He also served on the State Board of Education, including two years as President of the Board, and on the State Board for Charter Schools and the Prescott City Council.

Address:
PO Box 12558
Tempe, AZ 85284
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Address:
2609 W Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone:
602-633-4925
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Arizona resident for 22 years; Web-developer; BS Bus Admin; MBA; MISM

Governor (DEM)



Phone:
602-601-0533
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Steve Farley entered public service because he loves Arizona and understands the challenges facing our families and communities. As the son of public school teachers, he has fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes to ensure every Arizonan has access to a first-class education. Steve in his legislative career has worked across the aisle to create good paying jobs, provide affordable healthcare, ensure exemplary public safety, and bring world-class transportation choices to Arizona. Steve is a 55-year-old small-business owner and father of Amelia, 23, and Genevieve, 19. He is engaged to Kitt Leonard, a Tempe native who works in IT at Tucson Medical Center. Steve was first elected as a State Representative in 2006 and as a State Senator in 2012. He now serves as Senate Assistant Minority Leader and Ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, as well as Member of the Appropriations and Joint Legislative Budget Committees. When he’s not at the state Capitol, Steve is a well-known artist and graphic designer who invented a new way of converting photographs to glazed ceramic tile and has since completed numerous mural projects around the U.S. He has managed his own public art and graphic design business since 1991.

Address:
PO Box 1549
Tucson, AZ 85702
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Kelly Fryer is a CEO, community leader, former minister and mom. Born in Hammond, Indiana, a mill town on the outskirts of Chicago, Kelly is the daughter of a small business owner and grand-daughter of a factory worker who fought for the right to organize. The first in her family to graduate from college, Kelly earned a BA in International Studies with a focus on economics and political science from Valparaiso University, and two theological graduate degrees. Currently, Kelly is CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona and has become an unwavering voice for economic, racial and social justice in the state. Previously, Kelly was ED of Arizona List, working to elect women to public office, and she founded and served as CEO of A Renewal Enterprise, a national consulting firm offering strategic visioning & leadership training. In 1989, she was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where she served as senior pastor of two growing churches and as Asst Professor of Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. She is the author of dozens of books and articles. Kelly and her wife, Tana, have three grown children and one granddaughter, and live in Bisbee, Arizona.

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602-516-0923
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David Garcia is from us… and for us. His dad was a commercial painter and Vietnam-era veteran and his mother juggled parenting with a job at an electronics factory. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His time as an infantryman instilled values that guide his life to this day: discipline, accountability and duty. David has committed his career to improving Arizona public schools. David is a professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU mentoring Arizona's next generation of leaders. His strengths include public policy, serving as a research analyst for the state senate and leading the Arizona Department of Education as associate superintendent. He is known for answering tough questions and developing visionary solutions. These traits have earned respect and accolades from people on both sides of the political aisle. Arizona is being held back because our leadership is not committed to creating an excellent public education system. Arizona’s failed commitment to public education is hurting our economy and tarnishing our image. David is the right person to address Arizona’s greatest challenges. David married his high school sweetheart, Lori, a fellow Mesa High Jackrabbit. Together, they have two beautiful daughters who attend public schools.
Baig, Mirza Fareed "Fareed" (DEM)
Baig, Mirza Fareed "Fareed" (DEM)
(Write-In Candidate)

Address:
9310 E Four Peaks Dr
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
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I was born in Hyderabad, India. Migrated to Pakistan in 1952. Became a U.S. Citizen in 1998 after living in the U.S. since 1989. I have a BA in Political Science and Economics. I was in the Construction business for forty years. I am Semi Retired. In the United States I was in the transportation business. I am a registered lobbyist in the state of Arizona.

Governor (LBT)



Address:
4739 West Annette Circle
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Barry Hess is the Governor Arizona needs to take us forward, and out of the rut we've been in since Napolitano's reign. He is the only real, principle-driven libertarian candidate. He is above party politics and instead chooses to run on the principles he will apply in office. This is the 5th time that Mr. Hess has offered his gifts to serve the People of Arizona. He knows the players, and how things really work behind closed doors in our State. Barry has earned the respect of all parties and politicians in Arizona by making clear statements, and being the only candidate in the running to have never 'flip-flopped' on an issue. He believes that the State's sole purpose is to protect the rights and property of all of Arizona's citizens equally, and is committed to drastically cutting the budget; getting the State out of matters where it has no constitutional authority; solving the 'immigration' debate; holding the State accountable for damages from overreach; stabilizing Arizona's economy; completely de-criminalizing marijuana; and is dedicated to eliminating ALL direct taxation (i.e. personal income and property taxes) and filing requirements for ALL Arizonans.

Governor (GRN)



Address:
2974 E Clarendon Ave
PHOENIX, AZ 85016
Phone:
480-393-4660
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I am an executive, educator, entrepreneur, and author. I am proud to be the only candidate who is ready to tackle Arizona’s biggest challenge: partisanship. Progress on education reform, immigration reform, health care reform, tax reform, and other important issues cannot be achieved unless we first reduce partisanship in our politics. Today, many people seem to want our leaders to fail; not because they disagree with their policies, but because they have the wrong label. We need loyal leadership that stands beside the people and doesn’t shift alliances with every political wind or negative news cycle. Too many people want to get more out of the system than they put in. We need a leader who understands and honors our sacred history and traditions. We need a leader who stands up to the bullies and speaks for those without a strong voice, especially our children. At this crucial moment in Arizona’s history, I am the leader that has the right priorities for a prosperous, rewarding future.

Address:
8239 S. 70th Drive
Laveen, AZ 85339
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My name is Angel Torres, and I'm seeking the Green Party's nomination for Governor in the August 28, 2018 Primary Election. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication, and have worked in the airline industry for the past 31 years. I'm a member and union steward for Teamsters Local 104. I have been a registered Green Party voter for 26 years, and have served as the state chairperson of the Arizona Green Party (AZGP) since 2004. I am the only gubernatorial candidate to be endorsed by the Arizona Green Party. My top 3 campaign issues are: 1) Strengthening our economy by organizing workers into the union of their choice, and creating community-based, worker-owned cooperatives. 2) Ensuring that corporations pay their "fair share" in taxes, so that we can fully-fund K-12 public education, and give our teachers and staff a much-needed pay raise. 3) Promoting Naturopathic Medicine, and other alternative modalities, as a way to lower health care costs, and improve health outcomes. Please write my name, ANGEL TORRES, on your Primary Election ballot, for Governor. For more information about my campaign, please visit my website: https://www.torresforarizona.com/. Thank you.

Secretary of State (REP)



Address:
3800 N 38th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Phone:
480-428-8058
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Steve was born and raised in New York and has lived in Arizona for the last 37 years. He and his wife Dorothy have been married for 31 years. They have three children, all of whom have attended ASU and live in the Phoenix metro area. After graduating from Harvard Business School, Steve worked in a number of industries before purchasing a small printing company in west Phoenix in 1988. In the early 2000’s, he bought a printing plant in Denver and started one in Los Angeles. By 2007, the company had grown to 350 employees and $50 million in sales. That year he sold the Denver and Phoenix plants, and he still owns, but does not operate the commercial printing plant in Los Angeles. During his almost forty years in business, he has gained extensive experience in manufacturing (especially printing related), information technology, business law and accounting. He has also invested in real estate, publicly traded securities and early-stage companies. Steve has contributed to many Republican candidates and sitting Republican Senators including Tom Cotton, Steve Daines, Ron Johnson, and Pat Toomey. He has also supported all of the Republican members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation and Governor Ducey’s re-election campaign.

Secretary of State (DEM)



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602-318-9033
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Katie Hobbs is a State Senator in her third term, serving her second term as the Senate Minority Leader. Prior to being elected to the Senate, she served one term in the Arizona House of Representatives. Katie is from Phoenix, Arizona, and has a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. She has been a professional social worker since 1992. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she worked in the areas of domestic violence, behavioral health, and homelessness. Katie has served on several commissions with the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County, was involved with her professional organization, the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and is adjunct faculty for social work at both Arizona State University and Paradise Valley Community College. Katie is a graduate of Valley Leadership's Leadership Institute (2003), Emerge Arizona’s political training program (2004), and the Center for Progressive Leadership's Political Leaders Fellowship program (2007). Outside of her professional life, Katie enjoys spending time with her family. She has been married to Pat Goodman for 22 years and they have two children: Sam, age 19, and Hannah, age 16.

Secretary of State (LBT)



Address:
400 N Coronado St #2009
Chandler, AZ 85224
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Jenn Gray is the host of the Leading Liberty podcast and sought-after marketing and fundraising expert in the liberty movement. Best known for her record-breaking success with Larry Sharpe’s campaign for governor of New York, she also managed Kevin McCormick's campaign for governor of Arizona. Jenn works exclusively with pro-liberty non-profits and political campaigns, most recently as a digital marketing strategist for Reason magazine, Young Americans for Liberty, and a successfully elected libertarian on her hometown city council — for which she was a finalist for Campaign & Elections magazine’s coveted Reed Award for Best Use of Video on a Social Platform. During the 2016 election cycle, she self-funded video ad campaigns for Johnson Weld that reached over a million non-libertarians for a fraction of a penny apiece — and has since taught hundreds of activists how to replicate her results. Jenn is a mother, a small business owner, a top ten graduate of Hillsdale College, a former development director at the Goldwater Institute and Prometheus Institute, an instructor in the Libertarian Leadership Academy, and a featured guest in several libertarian media outlets and the I Am Gary Johnson documentary film.

Attorney General (REP)



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Attorney General (DEM)



Address:
PO Box 7182
Phoenix, AZ 85011
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Attorney General (LBT)



Address:
1127 W. 10th Pl.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone:
602-903-5123
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Attorney & Partner at Udall Shumway PLC, Mesa, Arizona; Libertarian Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney in 2008, 2010 & 2012; longtime Libertarian party member, activist, and officer; Peace, Prosperity, Progress; No Victim, No Crime, No Time, No Fine.

State Treasurer (REP)



Address:
4225 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone:
520-867-8833
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Jo Ann Sabbagh is the only ACCOUNTANT to run for Arizona State Treasurer EVER. She has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business, majoring in Accounting from the University of Toledo (Ohio). She moved from Toledo, OH to Tucson, AZ in August 1997, where she still resides. In February 2004, Jo Ann founded Sabbagh Tax & Accounting, LLC in where she spends her days defending taxpayers against the IRS and State taxing authorities. She has earned the Federal License of Enrolled Agent issued by the Internal Revenue Service demonstrating her knowledge of income tax and accounting. Since her arrive in Tucson, she has been active with her community. She has volunteered as Campaign Treasurer for republican candidates for 17 years. She also serves on the Fox Tucson Theatre Board of Directors and the Pima Assocation of Goverment Regtional Transit Authority Citizens Advisory Committee. With serving as Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer appointed her to the State of Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board. Who do you want taking on the role of preserving and protecting the assets of the State of Arizona -- an Accountant or a Politician? www.SabbaghForAZ.com

Address:
P.O. BOX 83561
Phoenix, AZ 85071
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Kimberly Yee has earned a reputation at the State Capitol as a fiscal conservative who advocates for issues on behalf of the taxpayer. She is the first Asian American woman elected to serve in the Arizona Legislature and the second woman to serve as Senate Majority Leader in Arizona's history, following U.S. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who served the position in 1973. Born and raised in Arizona, Kimberly Yee is a graduate of Pepperdine University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University. Kimberly Yee served in the administrations of two Republican governors and on the executive team of Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin. She has previously worked for the Senate Committee on Education, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She was named one of the nation's "25 Most Influential Women in State Politics" by Congressional Quarterly's Roll Call, the leading media organization covering Congress. Kimberly Yee has been endorsed by former Governors Jan Brewer and Jane D. Hull, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, 5 former Arizona State Treasurers, including Jeff DeWit, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and 40 Arizona legislators. www.KimberlyYee.com

State Treasurer (DEM)



Address:
24 West Camelback Rd. # A592
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone:
602-354-4262
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Mark Manoil believes that public service means to ethically work for Arizonans’ needs and expectations, and to honor the social compact embodied in our state’s constitution: the twin goals being a healthy environment for individuals to thrive and building a stronger community. He is a 30-year attorney born and raised in Phoenix, son of an Arizona first family and an Ellis Island immigrant, graduate of Stanford University and Arizona State University’s law school and business school (MBA), and descendant of a territorial treasurer. In private practice he has worked in banking, real estate, and property tax enforcement, writing a legal reference book on the last subject and co-chairing a blight-remediation committee for the City of Phoenix. He is committed to scandal-free, stable stewardship of the state’s finances and will advocate for sane fiscal policy that includes addressing the needs of our education community, consumer financial service alternatives, and opportunities for entrepreneurial innovators. To demonstrate that he is committed to the public interest and not special interests, he is running as a Clean Elections-funded candidate. MarkManoilforArizona.com

Superintendent of Public Instruction (REP)



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In academics, Dr. Branch has held the administrative positions of: Campus Director, Dean of Education, Chair of School of Business, and Dean of Technology. Dr. Branch has developed MBA programs at two regionally accredited universities, and has developed more than 25 graduate and 30 undergraduate level courses in business, leadership, cyberlaw, and information technology. Dr. Branch has the unique perspective gained from teaching educators, who are seeking their doctorate degrees in education, from school systems throughout the United States. Dr. Branch is an expert in Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Association of Collegiate Business Schools, Programs (ACBSP) accreditation procedures, and Dr. Branch is a pioneer in online postsecondary education. Dr. Branch is an award-winning speaker, lecturer, and author on the topics of Leadership, Business, and Information Technology, earned his PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Information Systems Management. Dr. Branch has over 35 years experienced in Information Technology. Starting in the United States Air Force, repairing and maintaining cryptographic computers, Dr. Branch moved to chip design, sales and marketing, database development, and then moved into corporate owner. Dr. Branch is the current “Commissioner of Maricopa County Parks and Recreation (District 4)” (now in 3rd term)

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623-428-9756
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It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Arizona. In my first term of office I kept my campaign promise to repeal and replace the Common Core standards which were ruining education in Arizona. In addition, I implemented expansion in options for parental choice of their children’s school, brought broadband access to rural school districts, added services to our Native American students, and successfully advocated for expanded education funding for better teacher salaries. Test scores are now steadily increasing in Arizona as a result of these changes. Parents and their children remain my highest priority as I continue to fight for standards which result in a return to sensible, high quality educational instruction. Internally, I drained the bureaucratic swamp at the department, increasing quality of services to parents and schools while decreasing the number of staff and their salaries. I implemented current year funding, repaired the grants process, and focused more assets on school safety measures. I’ve also improved outcomes for English language learners and assistance to disconnected youth who have quit school and are unemployed. I ask for your continued support and for your vote in the election.

Address:
PO Box 27531
Tempe, AZ 85285
Phone:
480-401-2440
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Born and raised in northwest Phoenix, Jonathan attended schools in the Washington Elementary School District and Deer Valley Unified School District for his entire childhood. He graduated second in his class of 400 at Barry Goldwater High School and went on to attend Stanford University. At Stanford, he earned his bachelor's degree and a separate master's degree in engineering, all in four and a half years. After graduating, Jonathan returned to the Phoenix area and settled in Tempe. He quickly joined BASIS Charter Schools, where he was the Director of Charter School Development for more than three years. During that time, Jonathan managed the opening of 15 BASIS campuses which, as of fall 2017, will serve more than 8,000 Arizona kids. Those efforts involved building relationships with cities and parents from Prescott to Tucson and obtaining more than $250 million in bond funds for school construction, renovation, and expansion.

Phone:
480-490-7017
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The high-profile failures of Diane Douglas to keep her campaign promises to get rid of Common Core, the infighting on the State Board of Education, the lawsuits - her general incompetence - led a number of concerned groups/individuals to ask me to run for State Superintendent. My record as a successful reformer on the Maricopa County Community College board and my status as the only actual teacher in the race, was attractive to those who want to clean up this failed bureaucracy, protect taxpayers, and put our teachers, families, and kids first. Since then, Ms. Douglas’ vulnerability has attracted three more challengers, each seeing an opportunity to gain or regain political office, but the fact is so many challengers only increases the odds of Ms. Douglas winning the primary, then losing the general to a liberal Democrat who opposes school choice, taxpayer accountability, and local control. I have spent 16 years as a K-12 teacher. I have a unique understanding of what needs to be done. I can keep this important office in Republican hands and protect school choice. I will actually end Common Core, and I will continue to stand tall on behalf of kids, parents, and teachers. www.tracylivingston.vote

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480-437-1032
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I'm the only candidate with a proven record of executive, educational and legislative leadership, and the only candidate who's been an education leader at the local, state and federal level: (1) elected public school district member/president; (2) president of a statewide, accredited, online charter school; and (3) U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Education Subcommittee. I authored legislation on special education, career-technical education, and charter schools, and was recognized for my dedication to children with disabilities. The Heritage Foundation said, "Representative Riggs spearheaded many cutting-edge initiatives like school choice and charter schools." I'm a strong supporter of parental school choice and am proud to be endorsed by Mommy Lobby AZ. I'm a successful businessman, former CEO of a national, award-winning education nonprofit, and a teacher and coach. I'm also an Army veteran and former police officer who will work to make our schools safer. I graduated summa cum laude from Golden Gate University and received the prestigious "Associates Award" as the "Outstanding Graduate in the College of Business & Public Administration." My wife of 38 years, Cathy, and I have three grown, married children and five wonderful grandchildren, my personal motivation for running to lead our State's schools!

Superintendent of Public Instruction (DEM)



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Kathy Hoffman is a dedicated educator who is committed to improving educational achievement for all of Arizona’s students. She currently works as a speech therapist in the Peoria Unified School District and has spent her entire professional career in our public schools. Her passion for education arrives from personal experience in a diverse array of settings including bilingual education, special education, and volunteer work. Kathy’s educational background includes a Japanese immersion program, which inspired her to study both Japanese and Spanish in college. While teaching preschool in Tucson, Kathy became interested in special education services. She completed a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Arizona as a way of supporting students with a wide range of needs, from bilingual students to children on the autism spectrum. From Tucson's Vail School District to her current position at a Title I K-8 elementary school, she has worked tirelessly to improve students’ academic achievements, life skills, and communication abilities. She prioritizes collaboration with teachers, administrators, specialists, and parents to provide the best possible solutions for students.

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602-888-4369
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David began his career as a high-school teacher and later taught at Arizona State University (ASU). For the last four years, David has worked as a high-school administrator at the East Valley Institute of Technology, a public school district offering career and technical education to students in Eastern Maricopa County. In addition to his career as an educator, David also serves his community in public office. Elected to the Tempe City Council in 2014, David has partnered with local school districts, non-profits and local businesses to increase access to educational opportunities for all students. Prior to the Tempe City Council, David served in the Arizona House of Representatives and as Minority Leader in the State Senate. Throughout David's time in the legislature, he served on the Education Committee, including four years as the ranking member. During and after his time in the Senate, David was also an elected member of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. David has a master's degree in Education Leadership from ASU. David and his wife, also a public-school educator, live in Tempe with their two daughters.

State Mine Inspector (REP)



Address:
812 E. Beale St.
Kingman, AZ 86401
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As your State Mine Inspector, I am committed to improving the health and safety of all Arizonans. I am also dedicated to ensuring the safety of Arizona’s mine employees by providing top notch safety training and inspections of all operational mines. During my time in office, hundreds of abandoned mines have been permanently sealed and many more have been fenced and posted to advise the public of their danger. I would be honored to have your vote.

State Mine Inspector (DEM)



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State Mine Inspector (LBT)



Address:
15818 N. Hidden Valley Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone:
623-341-6796
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Arizona is the only state in the entire union that has a State Mine Inspector and for good reason - copper mining is one of the "Five Cs" that defined our history and built our economy. It is an integral part of our identity as Arizonans, and it's the reason why our State Flag has a copper star and our Capitol Building a copper dome. As a Native Arizonan who grew up in this rich tradition and who cut her teeth in a family business that works for Arizona's myriad copper mines, Kim Ruff recognizes the important role the State Mine Inspector plays in educating miners and their subcontractors on safety practices in order to prevent fatal accidents, hazardous errors, and unwanted invitations to the federal government to stick their nose in our business. To the State Who Shares Their Birthday with Valentine's Day, Kim Ruff Says, "Be Mine (Inspector)"

Corporation Commissioner (REP)



Address:
25016 S. 180th St.
Gilbert, AZ 85298
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Hello, I am Tom Forese. I am a conservative Republican, a family man and a business owner. I proudly represented the east valley at the Arizona Legislature from 2010-2014, and I currently serve as the chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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480-442-9057
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I’m an Eagle Scout, husband, father, attorney, and earned my PhD in Arid Land Resource Sciences (Water). I’m also a Conservative Republican, an elected GOP precinct committeeman, and I'm proud to serve as a Major in the United States Air Force JAG Corps Reserve. Throughout my private-sector career, from ice-skating rinks to homebuilding and waste management to finance, I’ve been a proponent of free markets and smaller government. Clean water and affordable power are key to Arizona’s economic future and my background in water and natural resource management uniquely qualify me for this office. I’m the only candidate with a plan to restore integrity to Arizona’s scandal-filled commission. I’ve proposed adoption of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct which is the exact same code of ethics adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court and followed by every judge in Arizona. I lead by example and that’s why I‘m not accepting campaign contributions from the regulated utilities or their lobbyists. Arizona’s regulators must put integrity first and protect ratepayers. As a conservative Republican I’m pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-secure borders, and as the only Veteran running for Corporation Commission I take my oath to defend our Constitution very seriously.

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8001 E Del Joya Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Jim brings a unique, needed skillset that is currently absent at the Arizona Corporation Commission. With 42 years of experience in finance, responsible for regulatory compliance, investment portfolio management, and enterprise leadership, Jim is the only candidate with that expertise. Jim advised the California State Senate on rewriting investment law, ensuring that the notorious Orange County bankruptcy would never happen again. As a Constitutional Conservative, Jim O'Connor will protect utility customers, crack down on financial crime, fight unsound regulations, restore public trust in the ACC, and — most importantly — uphold the Arizona State Constitution. When Jim is elected, he will serve only one term, and will not run for reelection. His hope is that his self-imposed term-limit will set a precedent for future commissioners. Jim has served for 10 years on the Board of Grace Line Ministries, a non-profit Christian mentoring organization. He enjoyed four years of enrichment studies at Phoenix Seminary and is a partner at Pinnacle Forum in Phoenix. Jim's wisdom, integrity, and experience make him the man for this job. Vote Jim O'Connor in the August 28th, 2018 Republican Primary.

Address:
PO Box 67427
Phoenix, AZ 85082
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First elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 on a platform of smaller government, lower taxes, and more freedom, Olson exemplifies what it means to be a citizen legislator. Unlike the career politicians who often become out-of-touch with needs and concerns of their constituents, Olson has always held full-time employment in the private sector while serving his constituents as a lawmaker. Working in a demanding career as a tax analyst has kept Olson grounded in the day-to-day realities of earning a paycheck, putting food on the table and working within the laws that misguided politicians too often create. This perspective has led Olson to successfully advocate legislation to decrease the burden that government places on families, small businesses and individuals. Olson’s commitment to conservative principles has led nearly every conservative organization in Arizona to rate him as one of the very best of the state’s legislators. Those recognitions include “Champion of the Taxpayer” by American’s for Prosperity, an “A” rating by the National Rifle Association, and a “Champion of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business. Justin is a lifelong resident of Mesa where he and his wife, Karyn, are currently raising their children.

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8649 east holly street
scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Eric Sloan is a Conservative Republican business owner for the Corporation Commission “I am running because Arizona’s Economic Future is dependent on Safe, Reliable, and Affordable Electricity and Water delivery. I want to protect ratepayers and ensure Economic Prosperity for all Arizonans. As a small business owner, husband, and father, I will make sure that Arizona’s utilities are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century economy. I will make sure that we have what we need to compete for jobs, so my daughter and your children will not have to leave Arizona to find a career. I will guarantee ratepayers are protected from out-of-control increases in their rates and that we are continuing to innovate and improve our power and water sources. Everyone in Arizona will be able to trust that their power and water company will provide a safe, affordable and reliable product. Together we will make Arizona the #1 state for safe, reliable, and affordable utilities in the country. I would appreciate your support and most importantly I am asking you for your vote" Eric Sloan Republican for Corporation Commission [email protected] Paid for by Sloan for Arizona

Corporation Commissioner (DEM)



Address:
2934 W Northview Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051
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602-881-3305
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Sandra Kennedy was elected in 2008 with more than a million votes to the Corporation Commission on a platform of promoting solar energy in Arizona, and as a fierce consumer advocate. In 2013, Kennedy made headlines when she was the first to sound the alarm about the growing culture of corruption at the Commission when she formally challenged Commission Chair Gary Pierce about APS helping run his son for Secretary of State. Sandra ran for Corporation Commission in 2014, and was narrowly defeated when millions of dollars in dark money ads were used to defeat her. Sandra started her public service when she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in November 1986, where she served for six years before successfully becoming a state senator in 1992. She served three terms as state senator. While she was serving in the legislature, Sandra was elected to serve on the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board for a four year term in 1990. Sandra is running to: • Lower utility rates • Stop the corruption at the Corporation Commission • Create more solar and renewable energy in Arizona, especially roof top solar See more at http://kennedyacc2018.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/KennedyACC2018/

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8333 N. Mockingbird Lane
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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As a former Corporation Commissioner (1999-2009) I intend to return integrity and transparency to the Commission. I will work hard to ensure the Commission provides affordable, reliable power to Arizonans, expand sources of renewable energy and protect consumers from unjustified rate increases. It is time to end the “culture of corruption” so evident on the current Commission. No matter which political party you belong to, you should be concerned about recent decisions to unjustly raise rates on APS customers, EPCOR customers and Johnson Utility customers when these companies are all making record profits. When I served on the Commission ten years ago Commissioners from both parties were committed to providing safe, cost-effective utility service to rate-payers through an open and transparent process. Arizona should be the solar capital of the world. When I served as Commission Chair we made Arizona one of the first states to require utilities to generate a percentage of their electricity from renewable sources. It is time to let the light shine once again on the important role Arizona’s Corporation Commission plays in the lives of Arizonans. I am asking for your support and your vote.

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602-529-2829
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Kiana Sears is a community advocate, engaged ASU Sun Devil, nonprofit community leader, and an Arizona seasoned public policy professional. Her commitment to service is inspired by her father, a Vietnam veteran, and her mother, a dedicated civil servant in municipal water services for many years. Sears loves the beautiful State of Arizona and believes we must pay special attention to three key aspects for our state to flourish: water, solar and the education of all Arizona’s children, irrespective of ethnicity. For nearly a decade Sears has worked in a legislative staff capacity, most recently serving as a Water & Wastewater Executive Consultant (Public Utility Analyst) for the Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC). During her tenure at the AZCC, Kiana greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve and protect Arizona rate payers. Sears understands that the rate payers are families and small business owners that deserve the opportunity to thrive. Protecting our water supply, water rights, as well as our access to solar power and renewables are among her highest priorities. Please support Sears as she promises to serve with integrity and to work hard every day to restore the public’s trust in this critical branch of Arizona’s democracy.