I have a 100% voting record to protect the unborn. Refusing to protect these little ones we damage the very soul of our country and send a terrible message to our children that life is not scared, or worthy of protection. The ripple effect of abortion is the violence we experience in this country.
The Bill of Rights amendments make our U.S. Constitution unique from any other Constitution in the world. The 2nd Amendment recognizes that we have an unalienable right to protect self, family and property.
“The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” -Samuel Adams
I have a 100 % voting record protecting the 2nd Amendment, and endorsed by both the Arizona Defense League and the NRA.
Water policy is complicated and political. I believe that the historical way we have manage water is still the best policy. I will continue to vote for measures that conserve, and increase water yields, and protects our rural water sources.
Individual’s water rights should be protected.
The Indian Water Settlements have been dragging on for years and years. The Federal Government pays for the legal fees of the tribes, so they do not have an incentive to settle.
Only the lawyers are getting rich, but the small towns and irrigation districts are going bankrupt in protecting the water rights of the community. It is time the State steps in and help provide the funds necessary to protect the interest of the State.
I believe that there is enough water for all and that these cases should be settled fairly, but property/water rights must be protected.
I support that the State insists that the water settlements are completed before there is a new Indian Gaming Compact signed between the State and the Tribes.
Homelessness has become a major issue in rural Arizona. I am working to bring more resources to rural Arizona mental health facility, and to increase funding for professionals who can assist this vulnerable population. This session I am running legislation to bring a homeless shelter to the Verde Valley. We must address this crisis now before it spirals out of control.
The Bill of Rights amendments make our U.S. Constitution unique from any other Constitution in the world. The First Amendment – Freedom of Speech is essential to the barrier of tyranny. There is a dangerous move in our country today to stop speech by forcing upon the citizens a “politically correct” way of speaking which mean a “politically correct” way of thinking. Academia, media and some political officials distort and attack the speech they deem to be outside of their leftist, philosophical beliefs. We go after individuals, corporations, anyone that is deemed to be outside of the Left, socialist, progressive way of thinking. There is no need to send anyone to a “reeducation camp” we just do it through the consistent attack of speech. This will end in the death of our free Republic. I will continue to be a voice and vote for “Freedom of Speech.”
America’s founding history is rooted within the Christian and Jewish faith. All in our country have a right to live according to the dictates of their own conscience.
A new surge is taking place within academia, media and some political officials to attack those who hold scared and religious beliefs. Especially the Christian faith. American is going the wrong direction in rejecting God and faith, we need a moral rebirth to heal the social problems in our country.
I will continue to be a voice and vote for religious freedom.
The Arizona constitution directs the Legislature to fund infrastructure, public safety and education.
Since the 2009 recession we have slowly increase the HURF dollars back to our Rural Counties for much needed road repairs and other needs. I, along with other Rural Legislators, work hard to get our share of state revenue to flow into the rural areas of our state. I will continue to be a voice and vote for our infrastructure needs.
For 20 years that has been an effort to construct a bridge over the Tonto Creek in the Tonto Basin. Gila County has everything ready to now start the construction they just need the money. It is time to fund the bridge and I am asking for $15 million this budget cycle with the onetime monies that are available.
This is the proper role of government to provide for the Health and Safety of the Citizens.
- Arizona School Administrators – Champion of Education Award, 2016
- AZ Board of Regents, Higher education Champion, 2016
- AZ Community Colleges, Legislator of the Year 2016
- AMA Friend of Mining – 2016
- Hozhoni Foundation – For support of people of intellectual and developmental disabilities, 2016
- AZ Manufacturing Council, Legislator of the Year, 2016
- Free Enterprise Institute – Milton Friedman Award, 2017
- March of Dimes – Advocacy & Government Affairs, Legislative Champion, 2017
- American Federation for Children, 2017
- ARC – Appreciation Award for advocating for people of intellectual and developmental disabilities, 2017
- AFP Champion of the taxpayer, 2016, 2017
- Arizona Parents for Education -Golden Apple award, 2016 and 2018
- Council for Exceptional children AZ – Outstanding Leadership Award, 2018
- AZ PTA – Voice for Children Award, 2018
- American Conservative Union, 2016, 2017, 2018 100%
- Friend of the Family, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Coconino Community College Foundation, Appreciation Letter, 2018
- A for Arizona, Trailblazer Award, 2018