Endorsements Matter

Endorsements Matter

Endorsements are a demonstration of trust, of relationships that are built up with a record. I am pleased to announce the endorsement of Arizona Rock Products Association. These are the guys who build what we all need to have to create our own future, from the roadways we drive on to the buildings we work and live in, there are rock products in every one. I am excited about this announcement because it shows a confidence that only those who do what they say they …

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ARPA Names “Rock Star” Endorsement

ARPA Names “Rock Star” Endorsement

I am honored to announce that I have received the Arizona Rock Products Association (ARPA), highest honor. In a statement from ARPA I was informed, 

“On behalf of the Arizona Rock Products Association and its members, I am pleased to inform you that you received ARPA’s highest honor. You have been deemed to be an ARPA “Rock Star.” This designation is based on your exemplary voting record on key policy matters along with an outstanding level of decorum, availability, engagement and knowledge of natural resources issues …

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Proof Why Donor Privacy is Important

Proof Why Donor Privacy is Important

The Free Enterprise Club hits the nail squarely on the head. The political arena is now inhabited by thugs and activists who have every intention of ignoring common decency, civil debate and who are willing to employ every intimidation tactic there is. Their objective is to shame and to shut rational thinkers out of the debate of ideas. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on the law, as written, and did so narrowly so as to demonstrate that laws matter. If society rejects those laws, then …

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Congressmen Introduce Bill to End Taxation of Gold and Silver

Congressmen Introduce Bill to End Taxation of Gold and Silver

Arizona has been a consistent leader in this arena. It appears that we have gotten the attention of Congress, and have given the good Congressmen a platform that can restore legitimacy to our currency, aka “honest money”.

Washington, DC (September 7, 2018) – The battle to end taxation of constitutional money has reached the federal level as U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) today introduced sound money legislation to remove all federal income taxation from gold and silver coins and bullion.

The Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act – …

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Reprint: Turning Arizona Into New Jersey

Reprint: Turning Arizona Into New Jersey

Turning Arizona Into New Jersey

WSJ Editorial, Sat., Aug. 25, 2018

Public unions fund initiatives to raise taxes and kill school choice.

The battle for Congress is drawing most media attention this year, but an underreported story is the campaign by public unions to turn multiple states sharply to the left. A bellwether is Arizona, where a pair of ballot initiatives would raise taxes toward New Jersey levels and reverse years of progress on education choice.

Unions have spearheaded two ballot initiatives to repeal an expansion of education-savings accounts …

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The Outlook is good for the Grand Canyon State’s Economy

The Outlook is good for the Grand Canyon State’s Economy

There has never been a better time to be doing business in Arizona than now. Across the state, job creation is flourishing and business is booming. It’s no trick or fluke, as our economy has turned around following the last two years of the economic upswing, Arizona has benefited. This was only made better when Congress passed federal tax cuts.  As a result, employees around the state are seeing the benefits right in their paycheck as a result of recent federal tax cuts.

Arizona is home …

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Worth Repeating…”Teacher Vacancies Down”

Worth Repeating…”Teacher Vacancies Down”

Arizona Public Media: TUSD Supe: Teacher Vacancies Down, Fewer Than 1 Per School
Superintendent Trujillo says the increase in teacher pay from the state funding helped the district hire more people.

Brandon Mejia
Arizona Public Media
August 1, 2018

As kids in Tucson’s largest school district head back to class Thursday, the district has fewer teacher vacancies than in recent years, according to Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo.

The district’s goal was to have fewer than one teacher vacancy per school in the district. For that to happen, TUSD would …

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NFIB Endorsement

NFIB Endorsement

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 19, 2018—The political action committee for the state’s leading small-business association today announced its pre-primary endorsements for the Arizona State Legislature. The endorsements were made by NFIB Arizona PAC, which considered endorsements for candidates running for election to the legislative office they currently hold. Endorsements of candidates running for new seats will be announced after the August 28 Primary Election.

“Each of these candidates has a voting record that proves their commitment to small business and their advocacy for a business environment in …

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Initiative Intent: Cleaning Up Clean Elections

Initiative Intent: Cleaning Up Clean Elections

Initiative Intent, just like legislative intent, can become a source of confusion.

Proposition * is a referral to the ballot, by the Legislature, of a voter protected statute that authorizes the Citizens Clean Election Commission and the process for government funding for people who wish to run for office. Many claim the intent of the law was to directly fund candidates and their effort to get elected.

Unfortunately, there are always those who seek to put definitions to a point beyond their reasonable limits. The issue in …

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An Honor & A Priveledge

An Honor & A Priveledge

I learned late yesterday that the Professional Firefighters of Arizona have endorsed me as their candidate of choice for the position of Legislative District 11 (Oro Valley, Marana, Red Rock, Saddlebrooke, Arizona City, and Maricopa City. It is an honor and a privilege to receive this unsolicited endorsement. Truly a “band of brothers” that I am proud to have served on the line with such men and women.

Professional Firefights of Arizona

This is an important endorsement, just like that of the Arizona Police Officers Association …

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