Venden “Vince” Leach

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona Senate
District:
11
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
520-818-8814
Age:
71
Occupation:
Business Owner
Education:
BS Political Science/ History
Family:
Married, 1 son
Religion:
Protestant
Statement:
It is an honor to represent you at the State Legislator. When I got to the State Capitol I told leadership that I was there to work and to load me up. They took me seriously! I'm the Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Member of the Finance Committee, the Government Committee and the Judiciary Committee, I also serve on the Joint Committee on Capital Review, and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. I've won awards from pro-family and pro-taxpayer groups, I've helped to increase education funding and have supported reforms that are having positive effects on our K-12 students' performance, and I continue to advocate for real border security and an end to illegal immigration. I will continue to represent you with the Belief in Constitutionality.
Endorsements:
AZ Free Enterprise Club, AZ Right to Life, National Federation of Independent Business, AZ Chamber of Commerce, AZ Tech Council, 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
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. -* Not enough information provided to answer