Walden, Rachel

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Corporation Commissioner
Political Affiliation:
(480) 789-1789
School district governing board member
Bachelor's of Science ASU, Master's of Arts program ASU
Married, children
Biographical Info:

I’ve lived in Arizona for 39 years. I graduated with honors from Arizona State University and continued there for my post-graduate education. I was hired by ASU as a Teaching and Research Assistant and was a fellowship recipient.

My career was in finance and business relations. I was securities licensed and was trained in investments, ethics, and fraud prevention. My clients were large market corporations and my work involved government regulations, compliance, auditing, and process improvements.

I currently serve as a member of the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board, the largest school district in the state. I have prioritized parental rights, fiscal responsibility, and transparency.


I am running to keep Arizona affordable and improve our state as a great place to live. The Commission exists under the Arizona Constitution to protect the rate payer. Their responsibility is to maintain a safe and reliable grid using the least cost of generation. The Commission is supposed to regulate, not legislate. Forced energy investments and climate goals put the rate payer last and thwart free market principles. The government should not pick winners and losers in the marketplace by choosing products that meet a personal agenda. We need to eliminate subsidies and mandates that increase the cost of your utilities.

We must work to create an efficient and effective organization that is responsive to the communities and businesses across our state. The Commission enforces securities and investment laws and my work experience is crucial in the fight to ensure the integrity of the financial marketplace and protect our citizens from fraud.

I have the right background and skills to put Arizonans first and deliver results, not excuses.


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
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. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. 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
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S