Russell W. “Rusty” Bowers

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
District:
25
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
480-734-5025
Age:
67
Occupation:
ART Services
Education:
BFA - BYU, post grad work at ASU
Family:
Wife-Donetta, seven children, 20 grandchildren
Religion:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Statement:
Protect babies from abortion, Protect religious freedom, Protect Freedom in the Bill of Rights, Promote and Protect Choice in Education for families, regulatory relief, secure the benefits of liberty for myself and my posterity
Endorsements:
AZ Free Enterprise Club, AZ Right to Life, AZ Nurses Association (AzNA), National Federation of Independent Business, AZ Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Association of Realtors

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* I also believe if there were rape of incest it would be permissable after prayer
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. O* Way around is just to increase the rate - not a solution
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