Bill Loughrige

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
District:
26
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
480-223-8034
Age:
78
Occupation:
Retired after 35 years in Law enforcement 81/2 years Phoenix PD 361/2 year Special Agent United States Customs Service. Entire career in Phoenix AZ. I have operated as a Private Investigator since 1998.
Education:
B/A ASU 1969 (Psychology)
Family:
Widowed in 2017 after 56 years of marriage to Millie 2 surviving daughters 8 grandchildren 1 great grandson
Religion:
Protestant
Statement:
I felt our area was not well represented by the incumbent of the Arizona Legislator. I have been active in the community since 1979 with the Kiwanis Club of Tempe-Sunrise and other non-profit organizations. I am interested in improving things for our seniors and kids. I have good organizational skills and a calm demeanor. We need to make things better not worse and the acrimony in politics is our of hand. Not every Conservative idea is great and not every Liberal idea is bad. Our country has flourished because we learned to compromise to reach common ground.

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. S
7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
9. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome. S
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O
11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S