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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Report from the Capitol: 7 March 2018

Report from the Capitol: 7 March 2018

HB-2003, the bill to eliminate transaction privilege tax (TPT) on coal used to generate electricity to our growing population passed out of the House on a party-line vote. While we see a move to on-demand electric generation, we also see that a 100% renewable electric generation world is not attainable. This bill contributes to the effort to keep Navajo Generating Station (NGS) operating, and baseload power flowing to our homes and businesses. NGS was commissioned by Congress to replace hydro-power dams and has a planned …

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Now Endorsed by Arizona Right to Life!

Now Endorsed by Arizona Right to Life!

AZ Right to Life Endorses Rep. Mark Finchem

I am pleased to announce that today I received the endorsement of Arizona Right to Life.  In my response to the AZRTL I said, I take the right to life from conception to natural death very seriously, for life is not granted by way of a permission issued by men but a right granted by “natures God”, as the framers of our Constitution so articulately explained.  From the scripture found in Jeremiah, “I knew you before I formed you …

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Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

As endorsements mount for my re-election I am given pause to consider that my positions reflect the concerns, wishes and priorities of the LD-11 constituency.  I’ve learned of the following endorsements over the last few weeks giving me encouragement that the cultural values I stand for align well with what my constituents want done.

Job Creator endorsements:

Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA),
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB),
Arizona Mining Association (AMA)
Arizona Trucking Association (ATA)

Public Safety endorsements:

Arizona State Lodge of he Fraternal Order of Police (AZFOP)
Arizona Police Officers …

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What is the Meaning of an Oath?

What is the Meaning of an Oath?

All elected officials take an oath of office.  In every instance that I know of the Oath speaks to the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the united States, and the commitment of the office holder to “protect and defend the Constitution of the united States, and of this state against all enemies foreign and domestic.”  I doubt that any of my peers take the oath lightly, but I question if some understand what it says.

This oath does not have an expiration date, nor does it …

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The Importance of Co-Equal Sovereigns

The Importance of Co-Equal Sovereigns

Kurt Schlichter, writing for TownHall.com, has done a great service to our nation.  He summarized what the alternative to the “Rule of Law” is.  History has proven over and over again the cycle of rise and fall.  The alternative?  It is the “Rule of Power”, and the rule of power is not supported with a common understanding that there is a Constitution that guides us and our affairs even to the level of day to day life and how we act ethically and fairly with …

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National Review Issues Common Core Indictment

National Review Issues Common Core Indictment

As the States begin to consume the “poisoned apple” distributed around America, known as Common Core, Stanley Kurtz writes a scathing indictment of just one component of the big government play to seize States rights, in spite of the lack of enumerated power to do so.

Kurtz writes, “Americans are only now just waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally-controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/382400/print

Kurtz god on to say, “The …

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Business Productivity Principles, Meet Government

Business Productivity Principles, Meet Government

I’ve been told on several occasions that government can’t be run like a business.  “It’s “political”, I’m told and “you have to give in to this constituency or that special interest group to cultivate power, the power to get things done”.  If getting things done means even more collaboration for compromise then there is little wonder why we have a so many issues.

The wikipedia definition of Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was developed by Motorola in 1986,[1][2] coinciding with theJapanese asset price …

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Legislative Relief for Small Businesses Needed

Legislative Relief for Small Businesses Needed

If you’ve never hear of a “patent troll” you’re probably not alone.

Imagine this, you’ve come up with a great business model, a super-duper product and consumers want what you have to offer.  You take a trip to one of the many national chain office supply stores and buy an all-in-one printer, scanner, fax machine for $499.99.  All is good so far.

You plug the new “printer” in to power it up, configure it then scan in your first shipping confirmation. All is going great. Then you …

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