2020 Primary Election

August 04, 2020

2020 Primary Election

August 04, 2020

Corporation Commissioner (REP)



Phone:
520-329-2044
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Signatures:
9,186
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Lea Marquez Peterson is a member of the Arizona Corporation Commissioner and a lifelong Republican. She has spent her time at the Commission holding utilities accountable to ratepayers and fighting for affordable, reliable energy. As the only current member of the Commission from outside of Maricopa County, Lea is a fierce advocate for rural communities, ratepayers, and the entire state of Arizona. Before her time on the Commission Lea was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Lea previously owned and operated a chain of gasoline stations & convenience stores in the Tucson region as well as a business brokerage firm. Lea served as President & CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber for close to ten years, and previously served as the Executive Director for Greater Tucson Leadership. Since taking over as CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, Lea was instrumental in growing the chamber from representing roughly 300 small businesses to over 1800. She received her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Lea has resided in Arizona for over 40 years. Lea and her husband Dan live in Tucson with their two children

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8,071
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Eric Sloan is a Conservative Republican business owner for the Corporation Commission As a small business owner, husband, and father, I will make sure that Arizona’s utilities are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century economy. I will make sure that we have what we need to compete for jobs, so my daughter and your children will not have to leave Arizona to find a career. I will guarantee ratepayers are protected from out-of-control increases in their rates and that we are continuing to innovate and improve our power and water sources. Everyone in Arizona will be able to trust that their power and water company will provide a safe, affordable and reliable product. Together we will make Arizona the #1 state for safe, reliable, and affordable utilities in the country. I would appreciate your support and most importantly I am asking you for your vote" Eric Sloan Republican for Corporation Commission [email protected]

Phone:
480-962-4552
Signatures:
7,296

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Signatures:
7,361
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Commissioner Boyd Dunn was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in November 2016. Dunn, has a long resume serving the public. He is a retired Superior Court judge, former Mayor of the City of Chandler, and served as an Assistant Attorney General. “The role of Arizona Corporation Commissioner is very similar to that of a judge, to be an impartial decision-maker based on the facts presented to you on each individual case, regardless of personal feelings or outside influences,” said Dunn. Dunn built a successful private practice for over 32 years, most recently with Yarbrough, Moll, and Dunn in Chandler. Dunn served on numerous boards of directors for regulatory authorities, nonprofits, and service organizations. He served as the treasurer of the Arizona Judges Association since 2011. He spent 24 years working in city government, 16 of those years as an elected official, serving as Mayor, Vice Mayor, and City Councilmember for the City of Chandler. A Valley resident for more than 47 years, Dunn graduated from law school at Arizona State University and has been a leader with a strong commitment to the community.

Phone:
480-331-7747
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Signatures:
7,744
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For five years, in front of the commission, I have been fighting empty promises, discrimination, neglect from the Corporation Commission staff, irresponsible rate setting, corruption, and refusal of service from a utility. It became painfully clear that for decades Arizonans have dealt with a Corporation Commission that has neglected the people. Corporations have essentially had free rein. Arizonans need someone with a proven track record, who is willing to stand up for them now, and in the future. Someone who will look out for their best interests proactively instead of reactively. Many Arizona utility customers, just like you, end up paying more than they should, having disconnection issues, and sometimes are even the victims of abusive practices by utilities. All of these are problems that I can, have, and are continuing to address. For five years I have been a customer, just like you, that has dealt with unfair and unjust utility issues. All things that I will continue address as a Commissioner. It’s time to start focusing on the issues that really matter for Arizona’s future. Let’s stop this trend and elect someone with the recent experience needed to serve you, the people of Arizona.

Phone:
480-895-0227
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Signatures:
7,360
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Kim Owens is currently serving her third term as an elected ratepayer advocate on the Salt River Project Council, overseeing water and power issues. A lifelong Republican, she is committed to two guiding principles central to all decisions of a Commissioner, the Constitutional requirement that all rates be "just and reasonable" and understanding that Arizona is a big state with diverse needs. Utility rates must be fair to the consumer and all decisions must be reasonable, and never made to be politically expedient. Arizona power and water policies will be crucial in the coming years, having a decade of experience in both will allow Kim to hit the ground running as a Corporation Commissioner and represent all of Arizona with integrity. Kim was elected to 5 terms on a school board and appointed by Pres. GW Bush to chair an independent federal agency. She earned the trust of voters before and will continue to do so as a Commissioner. An Arizona native, after a 20-year nursing career she was a Realtor, small business owner and PR consultant. Married for 41 years to Dean, a retired Police Officer, they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Kim respectfully asks for your vote.
O'Connor, James "Jim" (REP)
O'Connor, James "Jim" (REP)
(Write-In Candidate)

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Jim brings a unique, needed skill-set that is currently absent at the Arizona Corporation Commission. With 42 years experience in finance, responsible for regulatory compliance, investment portfolio management, and enterprise leadership, Jim is the only candidate with that expertise. Jim advised the California State Senate on rewriting investment law, ensuring that the notorious Orange County bankruptcy would not be repeated. As a Constitutional Conservative, Jim O'Connor will protect utility customers from unworkable, ideologically based ideas that would cause rates to skyrocket, crack down on financial crime, fight unsound regulations, restore public trust in the Corporation Commission, and — most importantly — uphold the Arizona State Constitution. Jim has served for 12 years on the Board of Grace Line Ministries, a non-profit Christian mentoring organization. He enjoyed four years of enrichment studies at Phoenix Seminary and is a partner at Pinnacle Forum in Phoenix. Jim's wisdom, integrity, and experience make him the right man for this job. Write-In Jim O'Connor for Corporation Commissioner on the August 4th, 2020 Republican Primary Ballot.
Pencek, Roger (REP)
Pencek, Roger (REP)
(Write-In Candidate)
(Withdrawn)

Corporation Commissioner (DEM)



Phone:
602-820-2578
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Signatures:
12,269
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Bill grew up in Arizona and graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He then graduated from law school from St. Mary's University. Bill has a long history of public service in Arizona. After fighting police and judicial corruption in Chandler, Bill was appointed at age 27, Presiding Judge of the Chandler Municipal Court, where he served for six years. Bill served in the Arizona House of Representatives for six years and was Chair of the Environment Committee. During his tenure, Bill wrote numerous laws protecting Arizona's environment, including a historic law preventing Arizona from becoming the nation’s dumping ground for hazardous waste, the state’s first recycling law, laws protecting our native plants, rivers, and the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. Bill served as a Commissioner on the Corporation Commission for nine years (1999 to 2009). When he was Chair, Arizona was one of the first states to require its utilities generate a percentage of their electricity from renewable sources, solar and wind. In 2006, he co-authored the current renewable energy requirement in Arizona: The REST Rules. They substantially increased the required renewable energy percentage and at the time, made Arizona a leader in the installation of rooftop solar.

Phone:
480-595-2455
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Signatures:
8,277
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The Arizona Corporation Commission's Mission, quite simply, is to power Arizona's future. This means oversight of utility services, growing Arizona's economy through attracting and encouraging new business, and protecting Arizona citizens in enforcing an ethical securities marketplace. The "Mission" also states the Commission is to modernize an efficient, effective, and responsive government agency. I am running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission because we must be more responsive in attracting, encouraging, and growing sustainable resources for Arizona's clean energy future. Commissioners are responsible for making policy, sitting in judgment, and advocating on behalf of Arizona citizens. I have been a resident of Arizona since 1957 and come to this position having served two terms on the Cave Creek Town Council, a term on the Town's Board of Adjustment, many years as a board member and environmental activist, a teacher in our public schools, and the mother of two sons. It is obvious Arizona is increasingly falling behind in implementing clean, sustainable, and renewable energy sources. It's time to take the lead, set our environmental priorities, and elect individuals who will vigorously pursue sustainable outcomes and resources for Arizona's citizens.

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8,642
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Anna Tovar and her husband have been married for over 20 years and have two wonderful sons. She is a proud Arizona native and has served her community as a teacher, mentor and elected official. Anna was a schoolteacher for five years, served on the Tolleson City Council for over seven years, and was Vice Mayor for two years until she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. In 2013, she won election to the State Senate. As a State Legislator, Anna earned a reputation as a leader who fought for the dignity of all people. In 2011, she championed the effort to restore funding for nearly 100 patients on the transplant list, saving many lives. In 2016, Anna was the first woman elected to be Tolleson’s Mayor where she continued delivering results to make people’s lives better. The one question Anna always asked herself before making any decision is this: will it be good for my residents and the long-term future of our community? The answer to that question is why she is now running for the Arizona Corporation Commission - to restore transparency and integrity to the Corporation Commission.