2018 Special Primary Election

February 27, 2018

2018 Special Primary Election

February 27, 2018

U.S. Representative in Congress - District No. 8 (REP)



Address:
15599 W Mackenzie Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone:
623-233-2171
Email:
[email protected]tmail.com
Signatures:
1,129
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As a 6th generation Arizonan, Chad Allen has deep roots in our community. Raised in Thatcher, Chad has made a career in the Arizona healthcare industry providing surgical services for complex neuro and ortho-spine procedures alongside some of Arizona’s finest healthcare professionals. As an entrepreneur, Chad knows what it takes to grow our economy and create jobs. Chad is a graduate of Arizona State University with a BA in Political Science, as well as, an MBA from Colorado State University. Chad built a successful healthcare business serving thousands of local residents for over a decade at all healthcare facilities in the West Valley. Chad is well-versed in dynamic policy and economic issues surrounding healthcare in America. Chad and his wife, LeMae, have 3 beautiful children and reside in Goodyear.

Address:
20964 East Desert Hills Blvd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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1,154
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Brenden Dilley is an "America First" Republican Author, corporate coach and speaker. He's a father of four and staunch believer in the "Make America Great Again" movement. Brenden is known as the "Un-Politician" and proudly represents normal everyday, working class Americans. He's a former personal trainer and real estate portfolio manager. Brenden has been a full time entrepreneur for the last five years. When Brenden isn't speaking, coaching, training, writing or raising children, you can find him in the gym, on a tennis court, gun range or hiking through Arizona's trails. Brenden Dilley doesn't believe in perfection, he believes in perseverance. This is his first time running for office and is doing so out of an obligation to "civic duty" and country. He's tired of the same faces, in different seats, playing politics and obstructing the President's agenda.

Address:
1308 E Gaffney RD
New River, AZ 85087
Phone:
480-630-9490
Signatures:
965
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I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and after moving a few times as an adult, I settled in the Valley of the Sun in 2006. I am a former Surface Warfare Officer in he U.S. Navy on active duty from 1996-2001 and in the reserves until 2005. Currently, I work in the financial services industry as a compliance professional. My wife and I have lived in our home in New River since 2009. ​My platform is simple, maximize freedom. I am Economically Conservative, Socially Tolerant, Reasonable and Pragmatic. I stand for low taxes, minimal regulation and a basic safety net. I believe in a robust defense structure with a cautious approach to intervention, but the use of unmitigated force when the decision to intervene is made. I support a live and let live approach to the social questions of life.

Address:
P.O. Box 5292
Peoria, AZ 85385
Phone:
623-878-9761
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3,110
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Thank you so much for signing my online petition! Please feel free to contact me anytime at my home 623-878-9761 or email me at: [email protected] Here's a little bit about me... -I'm happily married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren -I've served as the AZ Senate President Pro-Tempore, Senate Appropriations Chairman and House Ways & Means Chairman which gives me extensive knowledge on budget and tax issues. While in the AZ legislature I've been named... -"Champion of the Taxpayer" by Americans for Prosperity -"Senator of the Year" by the AZ Chamber of Commerce -"Legislator of the Year" by the AZ Republican Party received the "Golden Apple Award" from AZ Parents for Education and have been endorsed by... -the NRA -Fire & Police -local leaders I have a reputation of taking on big, important issues that others won't do... I sponsored & passed... -historic pension reform with 70% voter approval -historic tax reform that reduced taxes and regulation on AZ businesses -historic education legislation that allows parents to choose the best education for their children -legislation to help patients settle surprise medical bills - legislation to eliminate photo radar on state highways including on Grand Ave. by El Mirage

Address:
6738 West Kimberly Way
Glendale, AZ 85308
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970
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Originally from Minnesota, I graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Education. I founded, and from 1982 to 2002 was president of, Carpenter's Tools International, an associate ministry of Youth For Christ International, which has partnered with local ministries in over 55 countries. I received the Republican endorsement at the age of 27 when I ran for the Minnesota Legislature. I also served for 14 years on the Willmar, Minnesota City Council, where I served as vice chairman of finance and on the public works committee. I moved, with my wife, Gloria to Glendale in 2002, where I have been self-employed and also serve as choral director at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West. I have always believed that my life should count for the highest good in service to all people. That belief and desire to serve motivates me in every step of my life including my passion for this race today. My goal is to serve the 8th congressional district with very close, continuous contact with the constituents, whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, and represent the districts needs in Washington. Dave Lien

Address:
7197 W. Mariposa Grande Lane
Peoria, AZ 85383
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Phil Lovas was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives in February 2012. He was elected to a full term in November 2012 and won re-election in 2014 and 2016. During his time in the legislature, Phil chaired the Rules and Insurance committees and served on the Health, Education, Transportation, Government, and Children and Family Affairs committees. He was endorsed and A-rated by NRA in 2016. As a member of the legislature, Phil turned down a pension and sponsored the bill that shut down the Elected Officials Retirement Plan. Outside the legislature, Phil worked in the hospitality business for nearly 15 years. As a franchise developer, he helped everyday Americans in Arizona and the western United States realize their dreams of owning a hotel property. In April 2017, Phil was appointed to a position in the Trump Administration as the Regional Advocate for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. While there, Phil worked with small business owners and proponents advocating against overly burdensome federal rules and regulations. Phil lives in Peoria with his wife, Corinne, and three children.

Address:
3457 S Rim Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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I believe our elected officials have lost sight of their intended purpose. It is the their responsibility to protect the American citizens freedoms and liberties under the constitution and ensure their freedom to live their life, with liberty and the pursuit of happiness as guaranteed under the Declaration of Independence. I will do this just as I have done as Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona for two terms, suing the federal government over the Brady Bill and winning in the U.S. Supreme Court, for all citizens of America. I am a citizen first and not a politician. It is time we return to the original intent of our founding fathers and be a system of laws that apply to all, and not a 2 tiered system we have now. With your vote, we will make the statement that "We Are Back with Mack".

Address:
PO Box 2275
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
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Steve Montenegro served in the Arizona House of Representatives for eight years, starting in 2009, where he held several positions including Speaker Pro-Tem, Committee Chairman, and House Majority Leader. He currently serves in the Arizona Senate. He voted for the largest tax cuts in Arizona history, the Arizona Jobs Bill, and SB1070. He authored Arizona’s transparency laws and the ban on affirmative action, has a 100% pro-life, pro-family, pro-2nd Amendment, and pro-border security voting record, and he won the Hero of the Taxpayer and Friend of the Family awards. He also has a long record of supporting Arizona's veterans and military bases. He and his wife Melissa married in 2009 and have a little girl, Adelynn. On rare occasions when he has free time, he enjoys playing the piano, golf, and running.

Address:
8735 W Windrose Dr
Peoria, AZ 85381
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Bob Stump believes that national security challenges, burdensome regulations hindering American prosperity, and an entrenched bureaucracy thwarting our democratic institutions are among the most pressing issues facing the United States. The federal government must put the safety of its citizens first. It must not unduly interfere with the enterprise of a free, industrious people. And it must honor the first principles enshrined in our nation’s Constitution. After eight years of retreat and failed leadership, America’s preeminent role on the world stage is again being re-established. Now is the time for experienced, steady, innovative leadership in Congress. Bob will work to ensure that American interests are put first and all steps are taken to ensure the safety and prosperity of the American people. Moreover, Bob believes term limits are one of the best ways to avoid becoming a creature of the Washington swamp. He will serve no more than five terms (ten years) — enough time to pass conservative reforms, but not enough time to become entrenched in Washington. Serving in Congress should be a form of temporary public service — not a lifetime career.

Address:
18207 W Sells Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Signatures:
999
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Our Nation has unlimited potential! In order for us to realize our potential, we need to step up and demand more from our elected officials. We need to insist not only for rigorous representation for District 8, but for impactful leadership as well. I intend to deliver more for the 8th Congressional District. If you're interested in elevating District 8 to a new level, please connect with me and help make it happen! Let's get to know each other in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, and if you like what you hear and see, perhaps you might consider awarding me your vote. Together, we can make a meaningful difference -- for our families, our communities, and our country.

Address:
13726 West Gable Hill Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Phone:
623-322-9979
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1,200
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I'm a retired Businessman and Political Talk Show Host, and presently a PC in LD 22 and Vice President of the Sun City West Republican Group. I've been active in politics since President Eisenhower’s Re-Election Campaign in 1956, at age of 9. Jean and Van served as PCs (Precinct Committeemen), State Committeemen and Delegates to State Conventions. They also Hosted Candidate Forums, Rallies, Fundraisers and Political Events using Van's Radio Show. I was a Successful Businessman / Entrepreneur in the Food Industry , also built a Property Management Co., Distribution & Marketing Co., Antique Business, Communications Company, and Consulting Firm. Jean & I also founded & operated a Christian outreach on L.A.’s skid row, Hollywood Blvd., Village in Mexico, and a Christian Halfway & Coffee House I'm not a Career Politician as many of my opponents, but do have a record of Political Activism fighting the GOP SWAMP Managers and hope you'll take the time to go to the site and read about some of it there as well as on FB or Google, I'm more than happy to respond to any questions from all. God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk / Candidate 4 CD 8.

Address:
15415 N 176th Ln
Surprise, AZ 85388
Phone:
623-455-5926
Signatures:
945

Address:
14852 N. 94th Place
Scottsdale , AZ 85260
Phone:
480-276-8277
Candidate Info
As one of the first generation of immigrants into the State of Arizona and as a man with a great passion who believes in a servant leadership and the value of our great State of Arizona, my first priority is our economic landscape, a better relationship with our neighbors, our borders, education and employment. I am a strong believer of honesty, equality and fairness as all human are to be treated equally and given an opportunity to enhance the human value. Arizona being the youngest State in the nation needs a strong leaders with vision and goals to put more focus on our hard working taxpayers who work tirelessly to maintain the economic balance of this great State. I am a father of 3 boys, one girl and three steps children. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business from Western International University and an MBA in Finance from Grand Canyon University. I am a co owner of a Tax and Accounting company, I have worked as a revenue auditor with the Arizona Department of Insurance and as a volunteer for the Congolese Community, as the President and recently elected as the President For the Refugees &Immigrants Community for Empowerment.

Address:
8851 E 26th Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
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Address:
19414 N 75th Drive
Glendale , AZ 85308
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I strongly think and feel that I would be a good candidate for the 8th Congressional District of Arizona. I have strong business acumen and a firm grasp of the national and local issues that beset our great nation during the era of President Trump. I believe in the "America First" agenda and movement and feel that we as a nation need to get back to basics and put our nation first and we can still be international and engaged in the world as well. Unlike many other candidates, I am a strong supporter of President Trump and have a nationalist "America First" political viewpoint. I am not an establishment candidate and believe that our Founding Fathers wanted the American people to serve the nation and abide by the U.S. Constitution and its laws. I work as an insurance consultant and am also on the radio airwaves via "The Von Wehunt Show" on KFNX 1100 AM which airs every Thursday night at 9 PM. Eagle Scout. Pro-Business. Anti-Tax. Pro-Life. Pro-2nd Amendment. I reside in Arrowhead Ranch North Glendale. It would be a supreme honor to serve Arizona & the nation. Thank you and God Bless the USA.

U.S. Representative in Congress - District No. 8 (DEM)



Address:
5113 West Arrowhead Lakes Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308
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2,048
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Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, has dedicated her life to serving her community and improving lives. She is running for Congress to take on Washington insiders and continue using her problem-solving, team-oriented approach to work with Republicans and Democrats alike to get the results the communities and neighborhoods of the West Valley need. At the age of three, Hiral came to America from India with her family in pursuit of the American dream. Hiral and her husband met while in medical school in Ohio. They have lived in the Phoenix area, where their three children were born and raised, for more than 20 years. She is on the board of directors for the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s public health care delivery system. After losing both her mother and nephew to cancer, she left emergency medicine to concentrate on cutting-edge cancer research. Now she leads teams of researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates in the fight against breast cancer, prostate cancer and childhood leukemia. Hiral is living the American dream, and wants to help ensure others can live their own American dreams, too.

Address:
P.O. 1031
Sun City , AZ 85372
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My name is Brianna Westbrook, and I am a single mother of a teenage daughter. I have held the same employment for over eleven years and fall within the median income of Arizona's 8th Congressional district. My candidacy is about the working class, people that work every day, just like myself. Our class has gone unrecognized and unrepresented which is why I am running for the House of Representatives in this congressional district. As your representative, I vow to bring your voice to Washington D.C. since I Am You. This campaign will always represent the views of the people, not special interest groups, which is the type of representation that is currently in place in our nation's capital. The power of the people is stronger than the people in power, and the power of the people is my foundation.

Address:
655 w. 221 drive
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Address:
17435 N. 7th St APT 2029
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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My name is Kyle Martin. I am running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. I am a registered Democrat and I'm tired of the current hatred, misogyny, racism and fear-mongering that is running rampant within our government. I believe that each party has become far too extreme in their respective belief systems and the stubbornness of our country's leaders, combined with their unwillingness to compromise is the number one threat to our country.

U.S. Representative in Congress - District No. 8 (LBT)



Address:
8421 W Orchid Lane
Peoria, AZ 85345
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I have been in the financial and insurance industries for over 20 years and have both a bachelor's and masters degree to demonstrate I have the ability to listen and learn. I do not have any corporate affiliations and do not believe that corporations should be above constituents. That being said, I also believe in reasonable expectations and understanding the core issues so that a true solution(s) can be developed for tactical and strategic growth and prosperity. I also believe it is important to reference recent and ancient history because when we forget history, we are doomed to repeat it. Thank you for your time.

U.S. Representative in Congress - District No. 8 (GRN)



Address:
72 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn, NY, AZ 11211
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If I win the Green Party nomination, I will tell people not to vote for me and I will support the Democrat nominee. A lifelong liberal/progressive/socialist who strongly supported and worked for Hillary Clinton for President and other Democratic candidates for more than half a century (at age 13 in 1964, I stood on Brooklyn street corners and passed out "Get on the Johnson, Humphrey, Kennedy Team" leaflets, and last fall was a financial contributor to the Doug Jones for Senator campaign in Alabama), I believe that the Green Party is complicit in the election of Donald Trump. Jill Stein, the perennial Green presidential candidate, needs to be investigated for her collusion with Vladimir Putin and the Russian government in their attack on the U.S. electoral system in support of Trump. Many who voted for Stein and not Clinton were, and some remain, "useful idiots" for the Kremlin. Only by voting for Democratic candidates in 2018 can we successfully resist the Trump administration and Trumpism. Any Democrat running in the primary for this congressional seat will get my support. The wayward Arizona Green Party has no raison d'être in the age of Trump and the current progressive Democratic Party.

Address:
3435 E. Lester Street
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone:
720-357-4260
Candidate Info
Uphold the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war. Abolish nuclear weapons. Reduce US military budget by 90%. Close all foreign military bases. End foreign military aid. Abolish the US Senate. Elect Congress by open list proportional representation. Switch to a parliamentary system with a weak chief executive selected by Congress. Support a national initiative and referendum process, public campaign financing, campaign spending limits, ballot access reform, and verifiable ballots. Support “fair trade” policies, freedom of travel, and international work permits that are not tied to a specific employer. Abolish the CIA, NSA, and Selective Service System. Establish a guaranteed minimum income. Use carbon taxes to include environmental impacts in true cost pricing of new products. End corporate welfare. Create a single payer national health insurance system. Subsidize family planning programs. Support international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Stop subsidizing fossil fuels and nuclear energy. No oil from tar sands or shale oil development. Support conservation and energy efficiency. Convert to solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal power. Decentralize energy production. Stop subsidizing petrochemical agriculture and animal farming. Apply cruelty laws to farmed animals. Promote permaculture, organic farming and urban agriculture. Legalize cannabis. Support equal rights regardless of gender or sexual orientation.