Meet the Candidate
Running For:City Council
Occupation:Phoenix City Council
Education:PhD from ASU; BS from Northern Illinois University
Family:Wife Kathryn + twin sons
I am one of the few conservatives on the council. Councilman Sal DiCiccio is term-limited. If he is replaced by a Democrat and I were to lose my race, there would be ONE Republican out of nine council members. I have fought against expanding the size of government. I fight to ensure that taxpayer funds are spent wisely and on core city functions, and not on new programs that provide little value.
I have been one of the strongest defenders of our police department on the council. The verbal attacks on officers by the “defund the police” crowd at council meetings and elsewhere are outrageous. I have been proud to fight back against them.
These roles are vital to keep balance on our council.
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|1. Denying government 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||O|
|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*||+ rape +incest|
|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||S|
|9. Setting minimum wage above the state minimum wage||O|
|10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience||S|
|11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health||−|
|12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities||−|