Stephens, Beatrice Cory

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District:
2
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Age:
49
Occupation:
Small Business Owner
Education:
Attended Pima Community College/ Western Governors University
Family:
Husband, two daughters & two granddaughters
Religion:
Lutheran
Biographical Info:

Beatrice Cory Stephens is a grassroots advocate and native Arizonan. She was raised in Tucson and resides in Sahuarita with her husband, a retired Corrections Captain with the Pima County SheriffÂ’s Dept and her daughter who will attend the U of A in the fall. She is a small business owner who studied business administration and has over 25 years of management experience. Beatrice is a precinct captain in LD-19, SGT At Arms for the Pima GOP and a founding member of Saving Our Kids SUSD.

Statement:

I Am a proud wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner, and just like most citizens in Pima County, I am struggling. In the last four years, the Dems on the Pima County Board of Supervisors have darn near destroyed the city I grew up in, which was once clean, safe, thriving, and prosperous. I started fighting during COVID at the school board level when local officials tried to keep our children masked and close our schools. The egregious and far overreaching measures imposed upon citizens during this time made me realize the need for change in our leadership. I began attending the Pima County Board of Supervisors meetings two years ago and have witnessed complete mismanagement of the county budget, lack of representation, and neglect of our county’s most critical issues, putting our safety and financial stability at risk. The failures of the current District 2 supervisor have led to increased county spending, increased property taxes, shuttered businesses, decreased law enforcement due to vaccine mandates, and neglect for the increasing crime, drug, and homeless crisis erupting on our streets. As a native Tucsonan, I could not sit idly by and allow the majority on the board to wreck our city. I am running for office to bring back a balance of representation on the board, stop the reckless spending, and support and empower our law enforcement to address the increasing crime, drug, and homeless crisis. Pima County needs to be run like a business, with the Citizens as the president and CEO and those on the board working as management in their best interest.

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* Those who enter the country illegally should not be provided with entitlements at taxpayer expense.
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* Parents should have the right to choose which type of school or educational environment they deem in the best interest of their children.
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* I firmly believe that all rights afforded citizens under the United States Constitution are fundamental and non-negotiable.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. S* If done properly, certain tax breaks can foster economic growth and development providing a more stable economy creating jobs and revenue for the county.
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. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. O* Government and schools should have no involvement in matters of parental rights to decides what is in the best interest of the minor child.
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S