Paul M. Mock

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District:
District 1
Political Affiliation:
Independent
Phone:
928-225-8702
Age:
70
Occupation:
Retired
Education:
Western Technical Institute, El Paso, TX; Associate Degree from Charis Bible College, Woodland Park, CO; Lamar, CO Community College
Family:
I am married to Nancy Mock, we have 8 children, 4 of whom we adopted when I was 60, and 10 grandchildren. I was born in Clayton, NM to a rancher and was raised a rancher.
Religion:
Christian
Statement:
At age 13, my dad was run over by a car and was bed-ridden for more than a year and disabled for life. During the time he was bed-ridden, I fed cattle, mended fences & windmills, running the ranch until I ended up leasing the ranch from my parents. I helped start a rural fire department in the 1980’s. Over the course of starting the fire department covering 1600 square miles, I learned to deal with many different state and county government entities. I had to obtain funding, purchase fire equipment and set up 3 fire stations. I was the fire chief for several years, all while tending to my ranch. In 1987, I started working as a Detention Officer for a Sheriff’s Department. I graduated from Western Technical Institute and worked as a HVAC technician. Afterward I did contract work for farmers and ranchers while overseeing my mother’s ranch. In 1996, I graduated from Charis Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO. My wife and I worked as Pilot Car Escorts for oversized loads while attending school and afterward. We moved to Denver, CO, where I became a Security Officer for a large grocery store chain until I retired at which time we moved to Arizona and adopted 4 of our children. I have been volunteering conducting Bible studies in jails for many years. As District 1 Supervisor, I want to provide for all Coconino County residents: * Essential services (ie: road maintenance and snow removal); * Reduce or change the bureaucracy regulations and zoning codes that hinder or impede homeowners from completing their homes or prevent start-up businesses or progression of already established businesses; * Support programs that help individuals recover from drug and alcohol problems, reduce recidivism (the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend) and receive job trading to re-enter the work force; * Utilization of Health and Human Services which helps financially in times of emergency with things like food, shelter and utilities. Vote for me because: ~ I will back the Sheriff and Fire Departments. ~ I have experience! My experience and interaction with all types of people in many walks of life has prepared me to understand people’s needs and to make compassionate decisions for the best interests of all involved. ~ I am accessible! I am open to listening to the concerns of all constituents within my district.

Survey

Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws S
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals -
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother S
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
8. 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 -
9. Setting minimum wages above the state minimum wage -
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S