State Senator - District No. 1 (REP)
Fann, Karen Elizabeth (REP)
Senator Fann is a small business owner, former Mayor of Chino Valley and Vice Mayor of Prescott. With 18 years of public service and a deep commitment to Arizona's rural Legislative District 1, she continues to fight for our rural values.
She was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010-16; Arizona Senate in 2016-18; Senate President for the 2018-20 term.
Recipient of over 35 Legislative Awards:
Legislator of the Year AZ/Chamber of Commerce/AZ Manufacturing Council
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce/Centennial Award
Leader in Public Policy of the Year/AZ Capitol Times
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce/Issue Champion
Woman of the Year/AZ Rock Products Association
Legislator of the Year/ASIA
Best Elected Republican Representative/Capitol Times 2015
Senator of the Year/AZ Technology Council
AZ Association for Economic Development/Champion Award
MADD Arizona Legislator of the Year
Golden Apple Award/AZ Parents for Education
Arts Hero Award/Citizens for the Arts
AAA Legislator of the Year/(Teenage Texting Bill)
Mountain Institute – JTED – CTE/Policy Maker of the Year
AZ Bio Industry Trailblazer Award
AZ JTED Consortium Award
Americans for Prosperity/Friend of the Taxpayer; Hero of the Taxpayer; Champion of the Taxpayer
AZ League of Cities and Towns/Champion Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
State Senator - District No. 2 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 2 (DEM)
Leadership, Experience and Common Sense; it is an honor to take ideas from Southern Arizona to the State House of Representatives because that is what Arizona needs; a little common sense and straight from the heart.
Rosanna was elected since 2012 as an Arizona State Representative. She is running for Arizona State Senate for Legislative District 2. Rosanna is known for her work with the local stakeholders, school boards and business partners to bring together successful opportunities for growth and education. She is most proud of her participation in programs that involve working with children.
Rosanna’s believes in creating opportunities and prosperity by supporting and encouraging public education and economic development efforts. She is a champion for protecting Arizona’s unique environment and protecting our most vulnerable.
Rosanna serves on the Friends of the Green Valley Library, the Southeast Arizona Advisory Board of the Chicanos Por La Causa, Advisory Council of the Green Valley Salvation Army, and the Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum Board of the International Boundary Water Commission.
Together we have been successful in bringing together the collective energy and leadership necessary to shape the future of our State.
State Senator - District No. 4 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 4 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 5 (REP)
I just finished my second term in the State Senate and also as the Majority Whip. I will continue to keep my focus on a balanced budget, a strong state economy, jobs, improving our schools, limiting the size and scope of government, protecting the taxpayers, and defending our Constitution. There is a non-stop battle between those on the left who want to grow our government, raise our taxes, and chip away at our freedoms – and those of us on the right who want to increase our freedoms by letting you keep more of what you earn and by keeping government out of your lives as much as possible. I will always be on the side of freedom. I was and will always be a US Marine, and I am also involved in doing what I can to help our veterans and to make Arizona a veteran-friendly state. Never hesitate to contact me if I can be of service to you, and thank you for the honor of getting to represent you in the State Senate.
State Senator - District No. 6 (REP)
Allen, Sylvia Tenney (REP)
Senate Education - Chairman
Natural Resource/Environment Committee
Has served as President Pro –Temp, three times during Senate career.
Appointed to the AZ Senate June of 2008.
November 2008 Elected to Arizona Senate.
2012-2014 - served on Navajo County Board of Supervisors
2012-2014 - President, Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties
November 2014 Elected to Arizona Senate.
Since 1980's been involved with Political Grassroots organizations -
Arizona Eagle Forum
Southwest Field Director for “People for the West”
Active in the Republican party serving as Navajo County Republican Chairman 2000/2005 and Precinct Committeeman for 20 years.
Married to Richard Allen, 5 children and 19 grandchildren.
Has been a Real Estate Agent, and small business construction owners.
She has had articles published in the Pine Graphic, Pioneer Newspaper, People for the West/USA Newspaper, and eco.logic Powerhouse.
Conservative Republican, 20 years active duty service, ret Lt Col, one of Air Force’s first women pilots, 21 years business entrepreneur, State of AZ subst teacher, real estate instructor, CCW, home school mom, Ham radio, Search & Rescue, CFI pilot. #MAGA #TakeBackAZ01 #AZpol 🇺🇸🦅
Build the wall
End sanctuary cities
Defund Planned Parenthood
Take care of our veterans & rebuild our military
State Senator - District No. 6 (DEM)
Colonel (Ret.) Felicia French is a third-generation Arizonan, who served 32 years in the U.S. Army and Arizona National Guard, working her way up the ranks from Private to Colonel.
Felicia is a registered nurse, an educator, an entrepreneur, a sustainability scientist, a proud mom, an Afghan War veteran, a former Medical Evacuation helicopter pilot, State Equal Employment Officer, Senior Medical Advisor, and commander.
Her life-long commitment to public service is also reflected in her volunteer work as a veterans' hospice nurse in her local community, as a nurse with AmeriCares’ Hurricane Dorian disaster relief efforts, and in her local Civil Air Patrol, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Community Emergency Response Team, and Sierra Club.
Felicia has earned a B.S. in Nursing and an M.S. in Sustainable Solutions from Arizona State University, and an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
She has been endorsed by VoteVets, the Arizona Nurses Association, and Protect our Water Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 8 (REP)
Shope, Thomas "T.J." (REP)
T.J. Shope is a resident of Coolidge, Arizona, and has long been active in the community. Born in Florence, Shope has lived in Coolidge for the overwhelming majority of his life and is a graduate of Coolidge High School and Central Arizona College, where he was recently inducted into the CAC Wall of Success. He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University.
Elected to the Coolidge Unified School District Governing Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 & 2016, he was voted to be the board’s vice-president upon taking office in 2009 and in 2013, was elected the board’s president and has held that position since then.
In the House of Representatives, Shope serves as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House as well as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, member of the House Committee on Education, and the House Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water.
Shope co-owns his family’s long-time business, Shope’s IGA Supermarket, in Coolidge and is a member of numerous community organizations around Pinal County and Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 8 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 9 (DEM)
Senator Victoria Steele represents Tucson's District 9. She is a powerful advocate for the environment and children. She has a Master's degree in Counseling/Psychology and as a woman of Seneca/Mingo Native American ancestry, she co-authored a bill creating the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Study Committee.
Senator Steele was one of only eight Democrats in the State Legislature to get a bill passed this session and her bill giving more protections to victims of rape passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. She continues to lead the way on policy regarding water and climate change, ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, ending domestic and sexual violence, and extending the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse.
A member of the Senate Water and Agriculture Committee, Victoria is committed to ensuring Arizona's water supply during our drier, hotter future.
Senator Steele is dedicated to making a positive difference. Her top goal is to make Arizona a safer place for children and families. Backed by her 25-year career in radio and television news, her considerable communications skills and her ability to create working relationships, she is making great strides toward this honorable goal.
State Senator - District No. 10 (DEM)
I am running for the Arizona State Senate because I care about my community and will fight to make Arizona a better place to live, work, raise a family and retire. In addition to your representative since 2016, I am an environmental law professor and the proud mother of a TUSD student.
In Phoenix, I introduced legislation to fund our schools, teachers and staff, expand career and technical education, support families in need, promote clean energy and prevent the cycle of crime and poverty that is swelling our prisons.
I proudly received a 100% score from the Children’s Action Alliance, an A from the Sierra Club, and the Friend of Cities and Towns award from the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
Arizona’s tradition of independence is more important than ever as we see the harmful impacts of the Trump Administration’s policies on our economy, people and environment. I will work alongside my colleagues to lead our country by example.
There’s so much more I want to do for our community. Thank you for your vote to return me to the legislature.
State Senator - District No. 11 (REP)
Leach, Venden "Vince" (REP)
State Senator - District No. 11 (DEM)
Visionary, strategic, determined and thoughtful, Linda Patterson is widely respected as a leader, visionary consensus builder, advocate Her career included a 35 year tenure as a High School Teacher, Intervention Counselor, Assistant Principal of Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment and Principal. Within this context, Linda is highly respected and admired. She always implemented actions that improved educational methods, academic performance and school redesign.
Graduate of Washington State University: BA, Cum Laude. Oregon State University: MS, Summa Cum Laude. University of Oregon: Administration, Magna Cum Laude. Stanford University, Innovative Practices, Improvement and Redesign. In all of these environments, Linda was accorded tremendous recognition for solid, perceptive and innovative research and implementation toward providing excellent alternatives to current practices. (Teacher of the Year 1978, Site Council President 1984, School Administrator of the Year 1988).
Linda Patterson is carrying her experience in Strategic Planning, Knowledge of Policy/Law, Leadership and capability to bring people together to the AZ State Senate. Her goals include advocation for Public Schools, Climate Change/Environment, Water Rights and Healthcare. Linda has run a grassroots campaign and will not accept DIRTY MONEY as special interests have undue influence on AZ politics. Vote for Patterson for service, truth, justice, leadership, change.
State Senator - District No. 12 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 12 (DEM)
BRIDGING THE GAPS TOGETHER
Lynsey Robinson was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She believes that immigrants are part of the fabric of America. Specifically, Haiti has a long history with the U.S., dating back to the Revolutionary War where Haiti fought alongside America to help it gain independence from Great Britain. Lynsey came to America at the age of eight and grew up in New York. As a former DREAMer, teacher and attorney she believes that education is essential for our children to fulfill their full potential and for America to remain competitive in the world.
Lynsey believes that public schools are underfunded and teachers are underpaid. She believes charter schools have a place in our communities, but transparency and accountability are essential to protect our children and the community. Lynsey believes that if Arizona families are to succeed, our public schools must receive appropriate funding to deal with the demands of our growing demographics. She supports the second amendment, but supports gun reform as a necessity for safe public education.
As the wife of an entrepreneur, Lynsey supports the growth of small and local businesses. She understands that a strong, robust business community supports families and keeps our district thriving.
State Senator - District No. 13 (REP)
It has been my honor to serve as your State Senator. While everyone campaigns as a conservative, I can offer my actual conservative record, which is pro-taxpayer, pro-family, pro-life, and pro-Constitution. My focus continues to be limiting the size of our government while ensuring that what it must do, it does as well as possible. My family owns and operates a 4th generation dairy farm in Buckeye and our Arizona roots are deep in the soil. I’m grateful for the support of so many in our district, both in Maricopa and Yuma County, and I’m hard at work on the various concerns we have, from water to transportation to classroom funding to school safety to lower taxes to border security to protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, I’m going to keep working on all of it. God has truly blessed our country and our state but it is our responsibility to protect them both. Arizona is a national leader in job growth, school choice, educational improvement, and regulatory freedom. I ask for your vote and I promise to continue my work as a reliable conservative.
State Senator - District No. 14 (REP)
I was honored to serve you in the State House for 8 years, where I was named Champion of the Taxpayer, Friend of the Family, earned an A+ from the NRA, turned our state’s budget deficit into a surplus, and helped turn Arizona into the #1 pro-life state, #1 pro-2nd Amendment state, and #1 pro-school choice state in the country, all while cutting regulations and growing jobs. As a result of my leadership I was elected House Majority Leader and ultimately elected Speaker of the House, giving rural and Southern Arizona real influence, and making myself a top target of the liberal media and their fake news. I returned to the private sector, and was asked to run for the State Senate to ensure we have a proven conservative looking after our district. You elected me in 2018 and I’m keeping my promises -- fighting the left, defending what’s right, and giving you my all, because I know how important the freedom of the people I’m fighting for are. On behalf of my wife, my kids, and every one of the great volunteers helping in this effort, I ask for your support so we can continue winning this fight together!
State Senator - District No. 14 (DEM)
I believe that democracy is best served by a vigorous discussion of the issues facing our state government. For too long opposing viewpoints are routinely ignored by our state elected officials. A strong multi-party system helps ensure that those in power are held accountable by the voters.
Arizona state government must Invest in public education that guarantees ALL students in Arizona outstanding schools, build a modern infrastructure; stop tax breaks to special interests; allow local governments to govern; support economic fairness; champion diversity and inclusion, create an environment for sustained economic growth that provides good jobs and good pay checks for workers in rural Arizona while protecting our precious natural resources and environment; protect a women’s right to choose; and ensure access to affordable comprehensive healthcare for all.
If elected, I will work hard as your state representative to be a voice for southeastern Arizona counties of Cochise, Greenlee, Graham and Pima.
I pledge to listen to everyone, respecting those that do not agree with me; representing all of you, ethically, honestly, effectively and professionally.
Republicans have controlled the state legislature for over three decades. It is time for new leadership in southeastern Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 15 (REP)
It is an honor to serve the constituents of District 15 in the legislature as a conservative fighter for your freedoms and values. My husband, Joe, and I grew up and raised our three daughters in the valley. As parents and now grandparents, business owners, and citizens, we've seen firsthand that freedom can't be taken for granted, it must be vigilantly defended. That's why we got involved. As a representative, protecting our individual liberties has been my primary goal. I have made it my job to look out for the individual - the person without a voice - and challenge the failures and injustices of entrenched government and other interests that diminish their freedom. District 15 needs limited and accountable government, secure borders, health care freedom, education that works for for every student, the freedom to peacefully live out your faith, and protection of every innocent life.
I am your conservative fighter with a record to prove it. I listen, I solve problems, and I will never compromise our values. This is an important moment for our district and for Arizona. I thank you for your support and I ask for your vote.
Heather Carter is a member of the Arizona Senate serving the constituents of Arizona and Legislative District 15. During her tenure, Senator Carter has earned a reputation for applying conservative solutions to complex state issues including health care, education, public safety and the economy. Legislative District 15 covers north Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale and Cave Creek areas.
State Senator - District No. 16 (REP)
I’m very humbled that you have allowed me to represent you and I want you to know that I work hard on your behalf. This last term I was elected Majority Whip by my fellow Representatives and was honored to give our district a seat at the leadership table. I continue to vote for balanced budgets and policies to protect and create jobs, strengthen education, increase classroom funding and teacher pay, and find creative funding streams that bolster our economy while cutting taxes. I’ve protected your 2nd Amendment rights, defended the Constitution, protected the unborn, fought for border security, advocated for veteran's rights, fought Federal overreach, protected family values, cleaned up the Department of Child Safety, and more. I helped lead the effort to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, I’ve won the Friend of the Family and Hero of the Taxpayer awards, fought to block ObamaCare, and opposed Common Core in favor of high education standards that come from Arizona parents and teachers. I want a smaller and more responsive government, greater liberty, a fiscally responsible state, a strong economy, respect for the rule of law, and stronger families. If you agree, I ask for your vote. Thank you!
State Senator - District No. 17 (REP)
During my time in office I have written laws that helped create jobs, directed more money into classrooms, established programs to protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, outlawed "revenge porn" (a despicable practice that victimizes women), helped employees get wages rightfully owed, and promoted veteran-friendly college campuses. I’ve won Guardian of Small Business, Champion of the Taxpayer, Friend of the Family, and Open Government Leader awards. I had the honor of being elected Speaker of the House where I helped pass good balanced budgets that reduced tax burdens while increasing school funding. I personally sponsored the largest education investment in state history—dramatically boosting teacher pay 20%, and wrote policies to ensure personal conduct by legislators is held to the high standards the public deserves. I now serve in the State Senate and I’m asking for your vote to continue this important work. As your state senator I'll continue to keep an open door, put my constituents first, and use my diverse background that includes husband, daddy, professor and small business owner, with master's degrees in business and public administration, to deliver for you.
State Senator - District No. 17 (DEM)
Kurdoglu, Ajlan "A.J." (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 18 (DEM)
I am to proud to represent District 18 in the State Senate, covering Ahwatukee, west Chandler, southwest Mesa, and south Tempe. I grew up in our community and am a product of our local public schools. I was first elected in 2016 and am running for re-election in 2020.
During my time in the Senate, I've focused primarily on restoring education funding and working across party lines to govern in a bipartisan way for our community, and I have the record to prove it. I have supported pay raises for our teachers, supported our small business community, and passed legislation to support our schools.
I have received a number of awards during my time of service, including being named a Champion of Public Education by the Arizona Schools Boards Association, a Business Champion by the East Valley Chamber of Commerce, Champion for the Arts by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and a Tech Champion by the Arizona Technology Council.
In 2018, I was unanimously endorsed by the business community, our public safety community, and education organizations. I have a proven record of putting our community first, and will always work across party lines to get things done.
State Senator - District No. 19 (DEM)
Chavira Contreras, Lupe (DEM)
I am a lifetime resident of District 19. I was raised in Cashion, AZ; attended Littleton Elementary School and Underdown Jr. High. I am a Westview High School graduate, class of 1993. I have worked for Pomeroy and Associates for 19 years as the Director of New Business. I am married to Sara Contreras and we have 3 children: Lupe Jr., Violeta, and Amalia. We are Avondale residents living very close to Cashion where I grew up. My wife is a Special Education Teacher for Sierra Linda High School and our children attend school in the Littleton District.
State Senator - District No. 20 (REP)
I’m honored to serve you. When I campaigned as a conservative I meant it. I’ve received the Guardian of Small Business; Friend of the Family; Hero of the Taxpayer and Champion of the Taxpayer awards, and an “A” rating from the American Conservative Union.
My priorities remain: protecting life, protecting taxpayers, job creation, improving education through increased classroom funding and increasing teacher pay, and keeping our children safe from online predators. This past legislative session, we’ve navigated our way through the health crisis by supporting small businesses, helped residents stay in their homes or apartments, and continued to fund schools and teachers during the shutdown, meanwhile protecting health and safety. I’ve supported efforts to secure our border (that means building a wall!), to stop ObamaCare, and to give parents a greater say in the education of their children.
I’m proud of endorsements I’ve received from former US Senator Jon Kyl, and groups like Arizona Right to Life, the NRA, the Fraternal Order of Police, and many others, but the endorsement I want the most is yours! Please visit my website to learn more and never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.
State Senator - District No. 20 (DEM)
Residents of District 20 deserve a State Senator like Doug Ervin, who will listen to their needs, represent them honestly, and fight against the short-sightedness and partisanship that is unfortunately prevalent in politics. As an experienced accountant, corporate tax auditor, and financial systems architect, he possesses the knowledge necessary to critically analyze budgets and understand their true impact on our state’s economy. Moreover, exemplified through helping transform a small local business into an international firm, completing an Ironman triathlon, and tutoring 2nd-grade students in his free time, Doug understands the importance of hard work, perseverance, and patience. Doug is working to restore fiscal responsibility to our state legislature so all students receive a great education, people have access to quality, affordable healthcare and we make smart infrastructure investments - all of which will help grow our economy and create good-paying jobs.
The son of an Air Force Captain and Teacher of Nursing, Doug has called Arizona home since the age of three and enjoys backpacking, reading, and spending time with his family. He is grateful for your time and support. Vote Doug Ervin for State Senator.
State Senator - District No. 21 (REP)
Rick was born and raised in the heart of the Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska. While growing up in the Midwest he developed strong Midwest Values, which includes working hard, taking care of your family and treating others the way you would want to be treated. He has lived these values his entire life.
On their first visit Rick, and his wife Lisa, fell in love with Arizona, and shortly afterward moved to the Phoenix area.
After arriving in Arizona, Rick contributed to the Arizona economy by starting a small business, which focused on the Northwest Valley area. Rick also became an active volunteer in the community that he loves. Rick belongs to and serves, or has served, on the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations in the northwest valley.
Rick had also been elected to the Arizona House of Representative for 3 terms and has served as House Majority Whip as well as Chairman and Vice Chair of several committees.
Rick graduated from Grace University earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major of Organizational Leadership and Biblical Studies.
Rick and his wife, Lisa, attend Christ Church of the Valley and are blessed to call Arizona their home.
State Senator - District No. 22 (REP)
Law Enforcement; 30 years, Chief of Police (Retired)
Private Investigator; 10 years, Agency Owner, Maricopa County Contractor (Retired)
AAS Criminal Justice
BAS General Studies
Professional Certificate; Executive Level Law Enforcement Management
Professional Certificate; Legal Assisting (Paralegal)
Life time member; IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
Former President; AALPI (Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators)
Former Chairman; Firecrackers AZ, Inc.
Currently; 1st Vice Chairman, Republican Committee, 22nd Legislative District
Currently; Executive Director, Maricopa County Republican Committee
Formerly; 2nd Vice Chairman, Republican Committee, 22nd Legislative District
Formerly; Secretary, Republican Committee, 22 Legislative District
I support the Republican Platform of smaller, less intrusive, efficient government.
I support the rule of law in all matters.
It was just a few years ago that you elected me to State House and now as your State Senator. I wanted to serve this great state and look after the taxpayers and families that live here. What a journey it has been. I have been honored to serve as Chairman Transportation Committee, I was elected Majority Whip by my peers, and this year I was asked to step up as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and guide our state’s budget to passage. Still, I remember that my mission is to serve you all and so I continue to focus on improving our economy and attracting jobs, strengthening the family unit, protecting our state’s sovereignty, and restoring our Constitutional rights. I advocate for secure borders and I have a 100% pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment record. I have earned both the “Friend of the Family” award and the “Hero of the Taxpayer” award. I work for you and I promise to reward your support with a continued commitment to limited government and effective representation. I am running as a team with Ben Toma and Frank Carroll and know them to be outstanding conservatives as well. We ask for your vote!
I am a resident of the city of Surprise who is seeking the State Senate seat in Legislative District 22.
As a legal immigrant who had the unique experience of having to rebuild my life and career multiple times due to circumstances beyond my control, I understand well the needs, struggles and hopes of a wide cross section of the citizens of the State of Arizona. My purpose in running is to promote the security and prosperity of this state, and to seek the liberty, well-being and dignity of its citizens. I am also unashamedly Christian, seeking to defend freedom of religion and the sanctity of human life from conception to old age.
I have been a productive citizen for the last 44 years, being employed anywhere from janitor to project manager.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and have had many years of experience in the civil engineering, non-profit and banking industry and am currently employed at a local Credit Union.
State Senator - District No. 22 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 23 (REP)
I’m running for senate for a simple reason – I love Arizona. This state, and all of you, have given me so much. It’s here that I was raised, met my wife, and built a business. I was educated in Arizona public schools and I’ve made a home here with you in beautiful Scottsdale.
Arizona is special because Arizona is free. Starting a business fresh out of school is hard enough: I could have never done it in a state that put unnecessary obstacles in the path of entrepreneurs. Buying a home is tough enough: I could have never done it in a place where the government makes it hard to build housing and taxes property to the hilt.
I know that so many of you have similar stories. That so many of you have done things that nobody thought possible and share my same love for this place we call home. Every day I am inspired by my friends and neighbors in legislative district 23. You have so much to be proud of. You deserve a senator you can be proud of too. I would be deeply humbled by your support.
Ugenti-Rita, Michelle (REP)
During the last eight years in the House of Representatives, I have build a conservative record voters can rely on. I have also been a leading proponent of policies that help Arizona remain a great place to visit, work and live. As your next State Senator, I will continue to do what I have always done - champion the conservative principles important to you and your family.
State Senator - District No. 23 (DEM)
Small business owner running for State Senate in LD23.
State Senator - District No. 24 (DEM)
For the past 8 years, I have represented LD 24 in the AZ House of Representatives, and it would be my honor to serve as the AZ State Senator for LD 24 in the 54th Legislative Session. Throughout my career as a lawmaker, I have championed our public schools and universities, advocated on behalf of our most vulnerable communities and worked to find common ground with my colleagues and pragmatic solutions to the challenges confronting our state.
Accessible and affordable public education that prepares Arizona's young people for 21st Century careers, improving the lives of children and families and defending the civil rights of all of Arizona's citizens will continue to be my priorities, should I be elected to represent LD 24 in the Arizona State Senate.
I am a native Arizonan and the proud product of our public-school system, from kindergarten to graduate school. I believe in the potential of our young people and Arizona, which is why I want to continue working for the people of our great state as LD 24's State Senator.
Ryan Starzyk is a proven business and community leader with a substantial background in management, analysis, research, and strategic planning. From 2003-2007, Ryan served honorably in the United States Air Force and was decorated for meritorious service while on deployment in Iraq as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his military service, Ryan transitioned to a successful career in business leadership, serving as a legal analyst, researcher, and compliance advisor for large-scale corporations. No stranger to community service, Ryan currently serves on the board of directors of Phoenix Pride, and he is a longtime advocate for LGBTQ & Women’s rights. He has been a vocal supporter of repealing Arizona laws that seek to further stigmatize already marginalized communities, and a proponent of strong policies that seek to ensure that the rights and equity of all individuals are protected at the local, state and federal level. Ryan resides in Central Phoenix with his partner of over 12 years and is active in his local neighborhood and community. Ryan is ready to work across the aisle and continue fighting for LD24 in the State Senate with fresh policy perspectives, and long-overdue new age thinking.
State Senator - District No. 25 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 25 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 26 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 26 (DEM)
Granillo, Jana Lynn (DEM)
I am a native Arizonan, Latina, proud USAF Veteran, ASU alumna, Public Health Professional, mom, wife, neighbor, advocate, organizer, Secretary of ADP Veterans Caucus, PC, State Committee Person, and public official serving on two commissions for the City of Tempe.
For over 25 years, I have lived in Tempe with my spouse. Together we have made a home, seen the birth of our child and the death of our parents all while earning a living and contributing to our community. Except while serving in the military, I have lived in the “Valley of the Sun” all of my life.
I joined the military after a family tragedy that launched me into a course of service that is reflected in who I am today. I have worked a lifetime in service to my country and Arizona. I had many roles while working, some of my favorites were: staff-sergeant, teacher, facilitator, planner, advocate and community liaison.
Today I am called upon to serve again and would like the role as your state senator. Prioritizing your voice; protecting democracy, the vulnerable & environment while investing in health, education & workforce are all key to our future. I respectfully ask for your support.
Juan Mendez is a first generation Chicano and native Arizonan. Having lived across Maricopa County he attended Tolleson Union High School, received his associate degree from Phoenix College, then graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Justice Studies from ASU’s Tempe Campus.
Juan’s passion for politics and social justice is reflected in his commitment to building strong communities. Juan first started serving on the City of Phoenix Human Services Advisory Committee working with fellow community leaders to recommend improvements to local senior and family service centers and programs for the homeless. He then went on to manage the nonprofit Community Voice Mail, where he connected thousands of people living in poverty, transition and homelessness to jobs, housing, information and hope. Juan then served on the Tempe Community Council, as a planner, advocate and resource to improve the funding and policies affecting human services in Tempe and the surrounding communities. Outside of the legislature Juan served as a substitute teacher for Tempe and Mesa High Schools.
Elected to the State House in 2012 and now a State Senator, Juan sits on the Transportation and Government Committees and is elected chair of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus.
State Senator - District No. 27 (REP)
I want to improve the lives of those who live in our district regardless of political labels, economic status or backgrounds. I grew up poor in south Phoenix in a multi-cultural home, the youngest of 9 children.
People are afraid to walk in the parks or neighborhoods, cars stolen, homes burglarized, business robbed, and citizens murdered. This district and the victims of these crimes deserve a Senator who will do something about the crime rate. The crime rate has a direct impact on economic development. Higher paying employers will not come until the crime rate is brought under control. Reducing crime will reduce auto and homeowner’s insurance and increase home values.
I will protect your right to send your child to a traditional public school, a public charter school, in home school or school out of our district. The current incumbent doesn’t support your right of school choice.
Criminal justice reform, mental illness, homelessness, water, education and poor internet service are some of the issues.
I owned businesses and want to create opportunities that lift people out of poverty.
Join me in making a better safer caring community.
Learn about my candidacy by going to www.garlandaz.com
State Senator - District No. 27 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 28 (REP)
Kate Brophy McGee is a third-generation Arizonan who served three terms in the Arizona House. Kate is in her second term in the Arizona Senate. Prior to the legislature, Kate served for a decade on the Washington Elementary School Board, including four terms as Board President, and was appointed by two Arizona governors to serve on the Arizona School Facilities Board, including one term as Chair.
Kate is Chair of the Senate Health & Human Services committee and a member of the Senate Education and Higher Education and Workforce Development committees. She is Co-Chair of the DCS Joint Legislative Oversight Committee. Kate's legislative accomplishments have been widely acclaimed. They include lifesaving legislation for underinsured/uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer, legislation establishing the Department of Child Safety, and enacting Angel's Law - requiring background checks on all adults in the home before the child is returned. In 2018, Kate sponsored bipartisan legislation to continue Prop 301, a dedicated funding source for our schools, as well as legislation to responsibly regulate sober living homes. Kate fights to protect our children, our families and our neighborhoods and works to build Arizona businesses.
State Senator - District No. 28 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 29 (DEM)
Martín has served the West Valley community in Maryvale and Glendale for the past 10 years as an elected school board member, State Representative and now as your State Senator
Martín’s future as an AZ political leader is just starting. With your support, he will continue to be the strongest and most effective voice for:
• A criminal justice system that keeps us safe yet doesn’t criminalize mental illness, addiction or poverty;
• Accessible, modern and safe elections and respecting our state’s initiative and referendum processes;
• A responsible investment in public education, community colleges and our universities;
• A vibrant economy that focuses support on small, women and minority-owned businesses;
• Comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together and strengthens our nation’s history of welcoming immigrants.
Learn more at MartinQuezada.com
State Representative - District No. 1 (REP)
Motivated by a deep love and care for Arizona, Selina Bliss is a candidate for the AZ State House of Representatives. Having lived in Legislative District 1 since 1971, she respects our rich history, loves our community, and is dedicated to protecting and strengthening Arizona. As a nurse and educator for 35 years, Selina comes from a highly respected profession and is accustomed to being in a position that makes a difference in the lives of others. She is part of a long line of public servants in her family and knows what is required to step up to work as a legislator at the state level. She is called to serve and has a passion to give back to the community in which she was raised. Selina has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve in the State House and thrives in demanding environments. As a life-long conservative Republican, her priorities are fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity, limited government, and the protection of state rights. She has the courage and integrity required of this office along with the experience and wisdom to take our communities into the future.
Spend tax dollars wisely and responsibly • Pro business climate, free from a overburden of regulation and taxes • Will defend the right to bear arms and NO Red Flag laws • Enforce current immigration laws, laws that I followed as an immigrant myself • PRO-LIFE!!!
Quang was born in Vietnam in 1962. He emigrated to the U.S. at the end of the Vietnam War conflict. After many years of waiting in long lines, Quang legally became a U.S. citizen in 1983. He graduated from Long Beach State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Education. Worked for corporations throughout S. California. Quang located to AZ in 2004. In 2006, he started his consultant business.
Spouse: Mai - School Nurse for Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott, AZ
Son: Casey - Graduated 2017, University of Portland. Works for a successful ad agency
Daughter: Sarah - Graduated 2017 from Prescott High School. 2/C (Junior) Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy
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Founded Patriot Network AZ and Blue Collar Patriots
Board member of Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
State Director of Junior High Power Rifle Team
Mira Mesa High School, San Diego
San Diego Community College, San Diego
Associate of Science, Business Administration
Major: Aviation Business Management
Related course work: Financial Accounting, communications, business management, and computer systems.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Major: Aviation Business Management
Related course work: Financial Accounting, personnel management, business management, business ethics, business law, computer systems, and marketing.
U.S. Air Force
Owner / Agent Chaparral Real Estate of Northern Arizona
Civil Air Patrol
Yavapai County Republican Committee
Republican Precinct Committeeman
Incident Command System
Public Information Officer
Arizona Real Estate Salesperson
Arizona Substitute Teaching Certificate
From an early age I was a Republican, declaring at age 3 that Hillary Clinton was a witch and proudly exclaiming that Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the House. That always shocked quite a few people, but as a fourth generation Republican activist I've always felt that it's just in my blood.
After graduating from Prescott High School and earning my Eagle Scout Award, I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where I received my degree in Global Security and Intelligence Studies. While there I joined the College Republicans eventually serving as President. I also served as the Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Arizona Federation of College Republicans.
I've been involved in local politics for more than 10 years. I volunteered for my first campaign during the 2008 Presidential Election and have volunteered or worked on more than a dozen campaigns since. I've also worked as a Field Director for the Arizona Republican Party as well as for the Martha McSally for Senate Campaign.
State Representative - District No. 1 (DEM)
State Representative - District No. 2 (REP)
Deborah grew up in the Midwest in a quiet river town full of traditional family farms, sweetcorn festivals and rodeos. She's a second generation US Citizen from Hungarian immigrants. Typical Sunday mornings involved church going and brunching with friends. Band, choir and sporting events were the highlights of school and to this day, as with most people, strong bonds connect old school chums across the miles. Deborah's father was a corrections commissioner and her mother was an elementary teacher. After graduating from college, she started her career in criminal justice and worked for federal and state agencies in forensic laboratories and private industry. Accuracy, methodology, and aptitude for comprehension and technical writing skills propelled her career into a branch of management where this expertise was used in quality assurance regulation of nation-wide laboratories. She is now retired and enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Deborah volunteers with a national non-partisan self-governance organization whose primary goal is to educate citizens on the constitution and their role at the grassroots level. Her desire is to serve all citizens and insure they enjoy the freedoms that are endowed by our US Constitution and bestowed by our Divine maker.
State Representative - District No. 2 (DEM)
Dalessandro, Andrea (DEM)
Andrea Dalessandro has taught elementary, high school, community college and university for over 25 years. She is also a retired CPA. Since 2008 she has run for the legislature to fight the systemic defunding of public education. She is grateful to the Red for ED movement and that educators and their supporters from around the state witnessed an informative civics lesson. She serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Education (K-12) Committee. She was one of only two legislators to receive an A+ on the Grand Canyon Chapter of Sierra Club’s Report Club in 2018. She is the State Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. When the Corporation Commission has meetings in Tucson you can count on her being there to fight for solar and the good paying jobs that the solar industry generates. Senator Dalessandro was named Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers after being nominated by Mariposa Health Center in Santa Cruz County. She has been a tireless advocate for restoring Cherrybell Mail Processing Center in Tucson to full operational status. Send Andrea Dalessandro back to House to represent you with her strong voice and her experience.
Billy Peard grew up on the edge of the middle class in Southern Arizona. His earliest memory is the sound of air compressors at the auto shops where Billy’s dad used to work.
Billy went to Arizona public schools when we ranked 34th in the nation in funding. Today, we’re 46th.
At age 15, Billy was nominated to serve as a high school intern in Washington, DC. Nine days after arriving to Washington, Billy stared at the television monitors as Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center.
In April 2010, Billy was living in the East Coast while his home state embarrassed itself on the international stage. Arizona had enacted SB 1070, a law requiring local police to check a motorists’ immigration status. Billy enrolled in law school later that year, inspired to work against the national anti-immigrant trend sparked by his home state.
Following law school, Billy worked as an employment lawyer and immigration lawyer in nonprofit legal aid organizations.
In early 2017, Billy moved back home to contribute to local efforts to hold the current President accountable. From 2017 to 2019, Billy was a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
State Representative - District No. 4 (DEM)
Fernandez, Charlene (DEM)
Charlene started her career in public service opening Congressman Ed Pastor’s Yuma office, and later serving in Congressman Raul Grijalva and Governor Janet Napolitano’s offices. She also served for 12 years on the Yuma Union High School Board.
After her 2014 election to the Arizona House of Representatives, Charlene’s been one of the legislature's strongest advocates for public education, frequently pushing for more teacher and classroom funding from her position on the appropriations committee and as the House Democratic Caucus Leader. Her leadership was integral to the Drought Contingency Plan agreement in 2018, bringing states, tribal nations, farmers, and other Arizona stakeholders together to ensure a sustainable water supply for the state.
Charlene has also championed quality healthcare by promoting affordable drug prices and opposing junk insurance plans. She’s supported high wages for workers through the minimum wage that has been credited for recent income growth in Arizona. She’s sponsored gun safety legislation to address the crisis of shootings. Additionally, she’s prioritized protecting our environment and addressing climate change for future generations.
Charlene hopes to earn your support in her 2020 re-election to represent your voice at the Arizona Legislature. Please vote for Charlene Fernandez for Arizona House of Representatives!
Peten, Geraldine "Gerae" (DEM)
With 30 years of experience in education, rising from teacher to superintendent to construction supervisor to consultant, I have much to contribute to Arizona’s educational crisis. Having a Doctorate in Education - Curriculum and Instruction; along with a Master of Science, Construction Management; a Master of Arts, Supervision and Administration; and Bachelor of Arts, Vocational Education means that I can relate to the struggles of the unskilled worker or the college graduate, the administrator wrestling a budget or the electrician wrestling with new city codes; the management of people and the management of materials. With a lifetime of experience, now is the time to capitalize on my experience and credentials to benefit the community. My top priorities are education; quality of life such as democratic participation, access to health care, a safe and clean environment, living wage jobs, and affordable housing; and reducing mass incarceration so that Arizona is Number One in Education not Incarceration. I bring my most important values of honesty and integrity to the issues in my district: water policy, roads and infrastructure, and stable employment. I currently serve on the Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Transportation committees in the House.
State Representative - District No. 5 (REP)
Leo Biasiucci was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and has been an Arizona resident for over 30 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from The University of Arizona, Leo came back to Lake Havasu to help run the family business, Mohave Traffic School.
In 2016, Leo decided that he was ready to give back to his community. He became an active member of The Lake Havasu Men’s Republican Club, The Conservative Republican Club, The Kingman Republican Forum, and he is also an appointed Republican PC. He is a proud member of the NRA and was previously on the Lake Havasu Parks and Recreation Board, and on the Lake Havasu Planning and Zoning Commission.
After spending numerous days attending legislative sessions in Phoenix, Leo recognized the importance of having state legislators in office who will fight for rural Arizona. This is one of the many reasons why he's running for a seat in the Arizona House. He understands the importance of being a team player with fellow Republicans, being fiscally responsible, and following the constitution. Most importantly, he'll never stop fighting for your freedoms
I moved to Kingman after graduating from dental school in 1993. I have raised 2 daughters in Kingman and I am proud to be part of our community. Having served as the President of the Kingman Chamber of Commerce and running my own small business, I understand the daily struggles of government regulation and the burden of over taxation.
I am proud to serve as your State Representative. From tackling critical issues like lowering our state income tax to responsibly investing in our local schools and infrastructure, I believe government is like your tax bill: the smaller the better.
Join me in protecting our great state by keeping our communities safe and standing up for our Constitutional rights.
State Representative - District No. 6 (REP)
The Rim country needs a strong advocate at the legislature where our concerns as rural Arizonans are easily lost in the shuffle. I’m proud to have served you in the state legislature and hope that my hard work has earned me your continued support. I love being able to have effected positive change for our district and our state.
The hard work has paid off as more and more companies choose Arizona as the place to relocate. I have enjoyed working to secure additional funding for our local community colleges; taking care of our veterans; helping our first responders; funding our transportation/infrastructure needs.
I served as Chairman of Land, Agriculture, Rural Affairs committee; Vice-Chairman of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee; Chairman of Rural Caucus. I will continue to defend our constitutional rights, our state sovereignty, and traditional family values. Thank you for your continued support and allowing me to serve.
Blackman, Walter "Walt" (REP)
Representative Walt Blackman is the Republican who won the 2018 Midterm General Election for State Representative for LD6. With his election win, Walt was the first Black American in the history of Arizona elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. Walt is a constitutionalist conservative who served in the United States Army for twenty-one years. Walt is a dedicated and experienced senior leader, and combat veteran. During his term, Walt has written several pieces of comprehensive legislation to help the people in our district and state. Walt is endorsed by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Fire Fighters Association, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, the Phoenix Police Association, The National Rifle Association, the Arizona Right to life Association, The Payson Tea Party, the Navaho Country Republican club and the National American Africa Republican Committee of Phoenix, additionally, Walt was also recognized in the 18 for 2018 National State-wide races to watch for in the 2018 midterm general elections for up and coming political stars. He currently serves on and is Vice-Chairmen for the State and International Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair Judiciary and is a current member serving on the Government Relations, and regulatory committees.
State Representative - District No. 6 (DEM)
State Representative - District No. 7 (REP)
David Peelman is a US Army and Coast Guard veteran, serving a combined 25 years in military service. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 2006, David decided to make the White Mountains of Arizona his forever home, where he continues to embrace the Conservative values and rural lifestyle that it provides. He has been married to his wife of 42 years, Kathy, and he is currently a realtor caring for the needs of Apache and Navajo County residents. David embodies honesty, integrity, and commitment with generous and proven leadership, management and communication skills. David Peelman intends to use his abundant energy and knowledge to elevate the quality of life, education, and prosperity of all Northeastern Arizona and Legislative District 7, as the preeminent example of rural Arizona life.
State Representative - District No. 8 (REP)
Neal Carter is a conservative Republican who believes in the values of the Constitution. Faith, family and a free economy are the founding principles that have made Arizona prosper and take its place as the best state to live and work in. Neal believes in an Arizona where jobs are plentiful and opportunity reigns. As a small business owner, Neal has brought money into the state and expanded the local economy. As a lawyer, Neal has fought for the values enshrined in the Constitution: power to the citizenry, limited government, and the Bill of Rights. As a citizen, Neal embodies the value of giving others a hand up, not a hand out: serving both on local civic committees and volunteering for ministerial outreach programs for the needy. Mr. Carter would be honored to serve all Arizonans as your voice in the State House for common-sense, fiscally-responsible solutions to Arizona's challenges with education, infrastructure, transit, and security. Vote for a candidate committed to expanding economic opportunity, bolstering educational opportunities, limiting government interference and expanding freedom for all Arizonans, old and young.
I’m in my first term in office and when I ran I promised to be a strong voice for rural Arizona. I have kept that promise. Arizona has a balanced budget, I was part of the core group that dramatically increased school funding and teacher pay, and I have been working hard to increase the transportation dollars we need to get our roads fixed. I have also led on water issues, because those of us who work the land know how critical it is to our economy and livelihood. I’m actually the only rancher in the legislature, so I’m called on to be involved in a lot of issues that deal with the ranching, agriculture, and farming communities in our state. As promised, I have a pro-Constitution, pro-family values, and pro-taxpayer voting record because I know that preserving and expanding freedom is my most solemn responsibility. There are plenty of politicians down at the State Capitol, too many if you ask me. I ask for your vote so that we can ensure that regular folks like us have a voice and a champion there. On behaf of my wife and kids, thank you for your support and your continued trust!
It has been my privilege to represent you in the Arizona State Legislature. I have lived in Arizona my entire life and have operated a farm and small business for many years. My wife is an educator. My son was born and raised here; the grandchildren live here too. In meetings with thousands of ordinary people in our district, they have told me about their concerns and I take them very seriously. Three issues have repeated come up - education, jobs, and public safety. I have made working on these issues my number one priority at the legislature. I will continue to work to make our communities safe through adequate police and fire protection, continue my efforts to improve educational opportunities for all and to get better teacher pay and more resources into the class room. I have received a lot of recognition for playing an important role in putting policies in place that attract jobs to rural Arizona. I will continue to work for policies to create more and better jobs. You have my word that l will always put you and your family first in the State Legislature. I would be honored to receive your vote.
State Representative - District No. 8 (DEM)
I practiced medicine for 30 years as a Physician Assistant. I worked most of my career in rural, underserved communities like the ones I hope to represent. My patients were migrants who worked the field or pregnant teens who were scared and needed support. In emergency rooms I saw patients who could not afford their insulin nor see a dentist. I saw how hard working people struggled to afford and access the care they needed. After I retired I knew, that as a state legislator, I could still make a difference in the lives of people in my district and state. Arizona needs legislators who understand the complex world of healthcare and can speak with authority, make pragmatic decisions and craft laws that will benefit children, families and people in need. Government should serve the people ,not just big business or give special interest tax breaks. I will work for fully funded public education, Charter school reform, job training programs, a living wage for everyone, equal rights,and the healthcare everyone needs..
State Representative - District No. 9 (DEM)
Friese, Randall "Randy" (DEM)
I have had the honor to serve as State Representative for LD 9 since 2015. I am also a physician, surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, right here in Tucson.
As a legislator I believe it is the state’s responsibility to ensure the core values of equality, opportunity (including equality of opportunity), and safety are reflected in its actions. During my tenure at the legislature I have worked to support appropriate funding for Arizona public schools. I will continue to make appropriate funding and support for our public schools a priority if re-elected in 2020. I also stand for a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, responsible gun safety legislation, access to quality healthcare, the ability of cities and towns to self-govern without undue preemption from the state, the protection of our environment and natural resources, ensuring that exercising the right to vote is not restricted, and supporting infrastructure in Arizona (roads/highways/railways, technology growth, water conservation, as well as K-12 education and our Universities).
I believe that by supporting and growing Arizona infrastructure, small businesses will prosper and corporations will expand in Arizona creating job growth and a robust economy.
Powers Hannley, Pamela (DEM)
I am running for re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives. Many times on the floor of the House, I have stood up for the rights of women, children, workers, teachers, patients, small business owners and everyday folks. As a Progressive Democrat, my platform is based on investing our tax dollars in the People's To-Do List: education, infrastructure, healthcare, and safety and security-- instead of giving tax dollars away in tax cuts for corporations and special interest groups. I believe in equity for all, and I back ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). As a Mom and a Grandma, I want to strengthen Arizona families by focusing public health efforts on improving maternal and child health. As a former small business owner, I believe that economic development efforts should focus on helping local small business owners and entrepreneurs develop their ideas and grow their businesses. My background is in communications, medical research, public health, and management. I have a BA in Journalism from Ohio State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona. I live in Midtown Tucson with my husband Jim. Please vote to send me back to the House in 2020.
State Representative - District No. 10 (REP)
I am a successful Businesswoman who has lived in Tucson for 25 years. My experience has been in Real Estate Sales, and the management of Homeowner Associations. I am now retired, and wish to give back to the community of Tucson. I believe in equal representation, fairness, and making life better for Tucson residents as a whole. I am a strong supporter of the Military, First Responders, and Law Enforcement. I also have a keen interest in water quality, fiscal responsibility, responsible taxation, and a quality education for all children. Together, we can make Tucson better for future generations.
State Representative - District No. 10 (DEM)
Stahl Hamilton, Stephanie (DEM)
State Representative - District No. 11 (REP)
I have dedicated myself to reducing the size and impact of government over our lives. Politicians of the past have spent us into oblivion, and it will not be easy to restore sanity in spending in the halls of bureaucracy. We need tough representation that holds people accountable for what they do with our tax dollars. Over the last two terms of service, I have demonstrated strong leadership, conservative values, and fidelity to our Constitutions, both State and Federal. We have turned a corner in Arizona, and I believe we are on the path to correct errors of the past with a common-sense approach to limited government.
Mine has been a life of service in both the private and public sectors, and service often means sacrifice. That worth having always has a cost; our children are depending on us to make wise choices resulting in personal freedoms, employment opportunities, and a balanced state budget. I ask for your vote to keep the momentum going toward personal freedom, economic security and a debt-free future for ourselves and our Posterity.
State Representative - District No. 11 (DEM)
State Representative - District No. 12 (REP)
Mark Boesen is a pharmacist and attorney. Mark has dedicated his career to fighting the middlemen that needlessly make the cost of medications unaffordable. Few lawmakers know the profound power they have to lower the cost of prescription medications for Arizonans today! Mark is also a staunch advocate for increasing treatment resources for those suffering with mental illness and substance use disorder. Among Mark's priorities is making sure Arizona's educational system becomes the envy of the country. More needs to be done to care for our children and young adult's education.
Mark is endorsed by the Arizona Pharmacy Association, the Arizona Hemophilia Association, and others. Mark has worked at the State Capitol fighting to decrease the influence of government in our every day lives, lowering the burden of regulation, and making sure the government is only involved when absolutely necessary.
Travis Grantham is the current Representative and a Conservative Republican candidate seeking reelection for the Arizona House of Representatives in Arizona’s 12th Legislative District (LD12). LD12 encompasses all of Gilbert and Queen Creek. He is a business owner and also a Lieutenant Colonel and Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing based out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Travis and his wife Patricia have two daughters and live in Gilbert, AZ.
I believe that as public servants we must put the people we represent first and do everything in our power to keep government limited and effective in its core functions. Upon being elected to the Higley School Board in 2012, I worked day in and day out to make our students, families, teachers, classrooms, and taxpayers our top priorities. And since being elected to the Queen Creek Town Council in 2016, I have worked tirelessly and collaboratively to make Queen Creek the most free, prosperous, and vibrant community possible.
Legislative District 12, Gilbert and Queen Creek, has been blessed for many years with principled, stalwart conservative leadership. I intend to contribute to this legacy as a defender and champion of freedom, free markets, opportunity for all, limited government, fiscal responsibility, and family and religious liberty.
Gilbert & Queen Creek, and the people who call them home, are the embodiment of the all-American charm, character and values that have made our nation exceptional for generations. I have been honored to have your support during my service on the school board and town council; I would be honored to have your support for the State House of Representatives.
State Representative - District No. 13 (REP)
Dunn, Timothy "Tim" (REP)
Tim Dunn is a third generation Farmer and a life long conservative from Yuma Az. Tim is a founding board member of Champion Christian Church. Tim has two sons and he and his wife live in Yuma happily married for Eighteen years. Along with the farm and Dunn Grain Co, Tim and his wife Eileen four Sport Clips Haircuts franchises. two in Yuma and one in Buckeye and one in Goodyear. Tim is a supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Appointed to the legislature in February of 2018 and than elected in November, Tim has earned the respect of his constituents. Tim understands the importance of the three military installations in the District as they partner with our communities. Agriculture, military and job growth are the pillars of success we have in LD13 and Tim is committed to ensuring your voice is being heard at the capital by its representative. Tim is Chairman of the Land and Agriculture committee, Vice chair of the Energy ,Water and Natural Resources and serves on the Ways and means committee and State and International Affairs committee.
Steve Montenegro served in the Arizona House for eight years, holding positions like Speaker Pro-Tem and Majority Leader. He was later elected to the State Senate. He voted for the largest tax cuts in state history, the Arizona Jobs Bill, and SB1070. He authored Arizona’s transparency laws, the American Civics Act, and the ban on affirmative action. He has a 100% pro-life, pro-family, pro-2nd Amendment, and pro-border security voting record, and won the Hero of the Taxpayer and Friend of the Family awards. He has a long record of supporting Arizona's veterans/bases and helped bring F-35’s to Luke AFB. Steve was an Arizona delegate for Donald Trump at the National Convention and made numerous appearances on national TV defending the President against liberals like Jorge Ramos and Chris Cuomo. Steve returned to the private sector where he serves as Ministry Pastor at Catalyst Church and Executive Director for Desert Reach, an organization helping inner-city high school students graduate and succeed in life. He and his wife Melissa recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary and were blessed with a 2nd girl, Emalynn Hope, in November of 2019. Their older daughter Adelynn is now 7 years old. Melissa is a Charter School Administrator.
Joanne is a fourth generation Arizonan and proud to be part of the First Families of Arizona. She is a Christian Community Leader, successful business owner and public servant. Hard work, commitment to God and strong family values have helped Joanne live the American Dream.
She is a former Goodyear City Councilmember, serving 11 years including two years as Vice Mayor.
Joanne has been recognized for her hard work and dedication to various causes in the West Valley including:
•Graduate of the Southwest Valley Citizen Academy & Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy.
•Mentoring teens and headed the YMCA’s Teen Action Council earning the Best of the West Awards “Leadership of an Organization” category from Westmarc.
•Past Vice President of the Homeless Youth Connection
•Recipient of Leadership West’s “Outstanding Business Leader of the Year” award in 2016.
Joanne and her husband Ken have owned Osborne Jewelers since 1990 and are a staple in the West Valley business community. Joanne served as the Chairman of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee in 2003 and 2004 and was named the "Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003. Joanne and her husband have four children.
State Representative - District No. 14 (REP)
State Representative - District No. 14 (DEM)
Beach - Moschetti, Kimberly "Kim" (DEM)
Kimberly Beach-Moschetti was born in Fort Madison, IA, the middle child of eight children. She grew up in a variety of settings from farmhouse to business, eventually working for her parents’ taxicab service. Kim attended the University of Northern Iowa after High School, and soon joined the Army as an Interrogator/Debriefer Linguist. She spent several years in Germany as a translator and at Ft Huachuca as an instructor. She met her husband, Mike, a retired Veteran and educator, in the Army, and they now have three adult children.
After leaving the Army, Kim enrolled in the University of Arizona’s Education program to achieve teacher certification. She recently retired after 22 years in the classroom.
Kim volunteers as Co-Chair for the Student Outreach Program, , which is a component of the Cochise County Poetry and Music Gathering, as well as working as a Guest classroom Teacher throughout the Sierra Vista district.
This is Kim’s first run for an elected office. She and her family have made Sierra Vista their home since retiring from the Army 26 years ago. She enjoys being involved in the community and is very interested in issues that touch people locally, and in AZ in general.
State Representative - District No. 15 (REP)
I moved to Arizona to earn my MBA degree at The University of Arizona. After graduating, I launched a logistics software business in 2010 at the tail-end of the Great Recession. It wasn’t easy, but through hard work and persistence, we managed to assemble a team and build a product that attracted investors and customers during challenging economic times.
As we begin to grapple with the economic fallout from the Coronavirus, I’ve reflected on the skills I can offer as your State Representative to help get our state’s economy back on track. I will bring my experiences making tough decisions, attracting investment to our state, carefully managing budgets and maximizing results with limited resources to our State Capitol.
My priorities as your State Representative will include keeping taxes and regulations low, opposing unnecessary government programs and investing in our students so they are prepared for the careers of tomorrow. I’m a proud, limited-government Conservative who’s committed to border security, protecting the sanctity of life, market-based reforms of our education and health care systems and who will defend our Constitutional Rights.
Never hesitate to call or email with questions or to share how I can serve you and your family!
What an amazing state we live in! Breathtaking beauty, affordability and economic growth are all reasons why I choose to live in Arizona with my wife and three boys. I’m a pro-life pro-freedom conservative that will stand up for limited government, individual liberties and pro-growth policies. I love this state and I know this district well. I grew up here! I attended public schools in PVUSD from Kindergarten to Senior year, GO HUSKIES! We must demand high quality, high performing schools and ensure every parent can choose the best school for their child. I went back to school while working to get my Masters Degree in Public Administration at GCU. In addition to education I also value service. I served eight years as an Army Officer, leading a team of Soldiers in Afghanistan as a Captain in 2008. My professional experience consists of management in retail, healthcare, non-profit and government sectors. All of those experiences culminated in me running my own business, a local junk hauling and recycling company called Junk King. Above all I want to protect and grow this great state. If elected I will keep a mentality of servant leadership at the heart of everything I do.
State Representative - District No. 15 (DEM)
Dybvig-Pawelko, Kristin (DEM)
I am a wife, a mother of three, an educator and I have been a resident of Arizona since my parents moved to Tucson when I was two years old. I have worked in higher education my entire adult life and am passionate about equal opportunity and access to a quality education. Our children deserve better than the status quo. We must fight for school funding and school safety for all of Arizona’s children and, if I am elected to serve, I will do just that. As a graduate of Arizona State and Cornell Universities, I have seen the positive impact that education can have on people’s lives.
State Representative - District No. 16 (REP)
I am a veteran, a businessman, and an entrepreneur. I know how difficult it is to find a good job, make payroll and provide health insurance. I know the headaches of meeting budgets as well as the importance of an educated workforce, the dangers of illicit drug use, and the significance of our children’s dreams to society’s future. District 16 needs a STRONG CONSERVATIVE voice and representation. Our city and counties are not receiving their fair share of state funds and I will work to get more road and infrastructure dollars. I support securing our borders and amnesty is not the answer. We need to secure the border and do it now. Employers need an easy way to verify legal status. Arizona must stop spending our limited resources providing health and education benefits to illegal immigrants. Our teachers just received a 20% raise without any accountability for the failing AZ Merit/AIMS test scores. Our College are bankrupting our children before they even get to the workforce. Arizona must work smarter and closer with the local communities to promote growth, education and opportunity. I am asking for your vote to be your voice for more responsible Government. VOTE JOHN FILLMORE Thanks.
I'm running to give conservatives another strong voice at our Capitol, and to defend our values, our families, and our Constitution! With one seat open we need to elect someone who will work to limit the size of government, boost our economy, keep our schools improving, cut taxes and regulations, and return government to its proper limited role in our lives. I’m a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I’m pro-life, pro-family, pro-school choice, and I believe that secure borders means a real wall. As a Respiratory Therapist I make life and death decisions every day. I’m far too familiar with how government creates more problems in healthcare than it solves. That’s why I remain committed to attacking the Opioid Crisis that affects our seniors and our youth. I want to make sure Veterans get the respect and top class healthcare they deserve; I serve on US Congressman Andy Biggs’ Veterans Affairs Committee. A lifelong Republican, I am President of Mesa Republican Women and on the board of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women. I have lived in Arizona for over twenty years and currently reside in Mesa with my husband and our two children.
As the MOST CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN candidate, I’m running to keep Arizona red and stop us from turning into California! I am 100% Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution, Pro-Limited Government, Pro-Family, & Pro-Religious Freedom. I’m a lifelong Republican and currently a PC and State Committeeman for LD-16. I’m a born and raised Arizona native, but I’ve traveled all over the country while earning a B.A. in Philosophy from BYU, an M.A. in Literature from ASU, and a J.D. from USF in California. I’m fluent in Spanish having served church and medical missions in Texas, Mexico, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, so I understand better than most what is needed to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. After joining the Arizona State Bar and spending several years in private practice, I’m currently a legal policy advisor at the Corporation Commission where I draft policy and legislation that has limited government and put money back into the pockets of Arizona rate payers. With my education and training, I’m the most qualified candidate to start fighting back on Day 1 against the democrat agenda infusing our legislature. Arizona voters deserve new conservative leadership with a proven ability to deliver results and solutions. Remember PARKER on your PRIMARY ballot.
State Representative - District No. 17 (REP)
As a small business owner I’ve spent a career dealing with the ways our government can help or hinder. It is actually one of the reasons I first ran for office. I wanted a local government that was responsive, limited, and effective. So I ran for City Council and put those ideas to work. I enjoyed serving on the Council as Vice Mayor and I am now termed out. Today, Chandler is Arizona’s best run city and I’m honored by the number of people who have asked me to run for State House and to take these same priorities and values to the state level. That means balanced budgets and a strong job-producing economy. That means protecting the taxpayers and families of Arizona. That means looking after our veterans, our schools, our teachers, our roads and infrastructure, and our first responders. It means protecting our liberties, human life, and school choice. It means defending our Constitution, protecting our military bases, and securing our borders. If you want a Proven Champion for Taxpayers and Families, I ask for your vote!
Representing District 17, Jeff Weninger serves Gilbert, Sun Lakes and Chandler, where he lives with his wife, Janet, and their three children. Jeff is an entrepreneur with multiple successful small businesses that he has owned and operated for over 20 years. He has employed hundreds of Arizonans, fed thousands, and contributed to the local economy. Jeff and his wife volunteer with charities benefiting children in crisis.
As Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, Jeff has demonstrated his knowledge of issues facing small businesses and his ability to lead on critical issues, including regulatory reform, the creation of a business-friendly economy, access to capital for small businesses, and investment in our education system. He knows that businesses need a 21st century workforce and that strong schools are essential to fulfilling that need.
Jeff has championed critical legislation that encourages innovation, technology and growth. His goal is to eliminate overbearing regulations against small businesses to establish a common sense regulatory environment. Jeff takes the skillset and ingenuity he developed as an entrepreneur to the legislature each day.
State Representative - District No. 17 (DEM)
Representative Jennifer Pawlik is a native Arizonan and a former elementary school teacher. She lives in Chandler with her husband, Jason, and is the mother of adult twin daughters. Jennifer taught in Arizona's public schools for seventeen years before leaving in 2016 to run for legislative office. Currently she teaches for NAU's College of Education at Chandler Gilbert Community College.
At the legislature, Representative Pawlik serves on the House Education Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. She actively participates in the Community & Legislative Partners in Aging (senior caucus) and the Latino Caucus. In the community, Jennifer volunteers for the Chandler Unified's bond committee, the Unite for Education bond & override committee for Gilbert Schools, and the Chandler Complete Count Census Committee. She serves as a precinct committee woman in the Emmett precinct.
Representative Pawlik is seeking re-election in 2020.
State Representative - District No. 18 (REP)
State Representative - District No. 18 (DEM)
Epstein, Denise "Mitzi" (DEM)
I have always enjoyed listening to your stories at your door, or in community meetings, or sometimes at the grocery store! As your representative, my work centers on building opportunities for high quality public education, the innovation economy, and a healthy environment. Our parks, waterways, and