Heap, Justin

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
County Recorder
Political Affiliation:
I have a Bachelor's Degree in History from Arizona State University and obtained my Law Degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
I am happily married with 4 children aged 19; 16; 11; and 4.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Biographical Info:

A sixth-generation Arizonan, Representative, I am a dedicated public servant with a strong commitment to serving the people of Maricopa County. With a diverse background in law and public service, I bring a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the role of County Recorder.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in History from Arizona State University then went on to pursue a Law Degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where I honed my skills as a legal advocate. As a former prosecutor and civil attorney, I have a deep understanding of the law and a proven track record as a champion of individual liberty and constitutional principles.

In 2022, I was elected to the Arizona State House, representing District 10. In my time in the legislature, I have distinguished myself as a principled leader and a fierce advocate for limited government and conservative principles. I currently serve as Vice-Chair of the Ways & Means Committee and the House Municipal Oversight Committee where I have worked to promote transparency and accountability in all aspects of the election process.


As time has progressed, I have seen a breakdown and deterioration of quality, honesty and transparency in the way the elections process operates in each election I have voted in since 2016. I am not the only one who recognizes this. 300,000 active Republicans who voted in the previous 5 election cycles did not vote in the 2022 election. This demonstrates a massive breakdown of trust in the election process.

I am a proven conservative who will bring honesty, integrity, transparency and confidence in our elections back to the Recorder’s Office. I will work to ensure fair and accessible elections, protect the integrity of the voting process, promote greater transparency, and restore dignity to a Recorder’s office which has lost the trust of the public. I am committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in the County Recorder’s office.


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
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
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
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. 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. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
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