Lesko, Debbie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District:
4
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(623) 512-9281
Age:
65
Occupation:
Congresswoman
Education:
Bachelors of Business Administration- University of Wisconsin-Madison
Family:
Happily married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren
Religion:
Christian
Biographical Info:

Debbie Lesko is happily married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren and lives in Peoria, Arizona. She has served 6 years in the U.S. House of Representatives serving the people in Glendale, Peoria, northern and western Phoenix, Anthem, New River, Sun City, Sun City West and Sun City Grand. Prior to redistricting she also served the people included in the cities above, plus Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, El Mirage and Youngtown in Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, Debbie served 6 years in the Arizona House of Representatives and 3 years in the Arizona Senate and served in chairmanship and leadership roles.

While in Congress, Debbie was one of eight congressmembers to be selected by President Trump to serve on his Impeachment Defense Team.
She also serves on the Border Security Caucus, the Crime Victims Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, the Women in STEM caucus and many other caucuses that the people in Arizona care about.

Statement:

I’m running for Maricopa County Supervisor to serve and help the same great people of the West Valley that I have been serving and helping for years in Congress and in the State Legislature.

After serving 6 years in Congress, I decided that I wanted to come back home to Arizona full-time to spend time with my husband, my children, my grandchildren and my 94-year-old mother. It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve you in Congress and I thank you for your support throughout the years.

I have a passion for defending the principles that have made our nation great. I believe that we are in a battle for the soul of our nation. I believe it is a political and spiritual battle. I have fought in Congress and in the State Legislature to preserve the principles that have made our nation great and will continue to do so in my new role.

My other passion is helping people. It is the most rewarding part of my job. My office has helped hundreds of people when they have had problems with federal agencies. We have helped people with the VA, Medicare, Social Security, the IRS, and more.

Now, I want to return to Arizona and help the same great people in a new role as your County Supervisor. My priorities will be fighting crime and the effects of illegal immigration, making sure our elections are run smoothly and fairly and keeping our Maricopa County property tax rates low.

Thank you and God Bless You,
Debbie

Endorsements:

Arizona Police Association

Survey

Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing benefits and services such as free housing to undocumented migrants at taxpayer expense. O* Providing benefits and free housing to illegal immigrants will only incentivize more illegal immigrants to cross our border.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* I am a strong supporter of school choice. I co-sponsored the first ESA legislation in Arizona.
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* I have an A rating from the NRA and I am a member of the AZ Citizens Defense League.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O* I have a long pro-life record in both Congress and the state legislature.
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* I am pro-life and strongly oppose the radical ballot measure that will allow abortions up to the moment of birth.
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. O
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances. O* I sponsored the Women's Bill of Rights in Congress and have been recognized for my fight to protect women's privacy and safe spaces and prevent males from competing in women/girl's sports.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* Parents should definitely be involved in their children's medical and mental health decisions.
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S* I will ensure that the Maricopa County Attorney's office has the resources it needs to fight crime and drug trafficking.
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* I have a strong voting record on protecting religious liberties.