Dustin Walters

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
County Assessor
Political Affiliation:
Democrat
Phone:
843-534-6830
Age:
39
Occupation:
Senior Property Appraiser
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Communications
Family:
Wife; Jennifer, Son; Parker
Religion:
Christian
Statement:
The Assessor is a technical position that requires leadership and administrative experience. My broad and diverse management background in sales, operations and customer service uniquely qualifies and sets me apart. My career in the Assessor’s office started at the bottom. Over the years I have had several senior level positions and have firsthand experience of how the office works and sometimes-doesn’t work for property owners. I am running to become your Pima County Assessor because the prosperity of this community is directly related to your value. Fair and Equitable property assessments decide our future and with my experience, knowledge and resolve, I will fight to ensure this public service office is competent, accountable and puts community first, because it’s YOU I value!

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  • *Comment
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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws O* Protecting civil rights is always the right thing to do. Public safety should not be jeopardized by the threat of federal funds being revoked.
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 O* The school tax-credit programs disproportionately affect public charter and district schools in lower-income areas because of how local property taxes play a role in funding.
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals S* Unlawful ownership of guns must be stopped. Close the loop-holes in gun laws to prevent guns from reaching the hands of criminals.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion S* Governmental assistance has proven to overcome negative societal circumstances through regulation and education.
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother O
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others O* No industry, employer or employee should receive tax or wage privileges over another (when all is equal) . We are all essential.
7. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances S* Government through inclusion means we have an obligation to acknowledge the communal preferences of another.
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 wages above the state minimum wage S* Minimum wage must be a livable wage and should incentivize community productivity and economic growth.
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S* Discrimination should never be tolerated or accepted on behalf of an individual or public business. Objective differences should not conflict with civil rights.