Deborah McEwen

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
Criminal Justice - Forensic Science - Management
Post College
Married with extended family.
Liberty is being given, and taken, away by elected officials and non-elected bureaucrats. Our freedom is a balance between all people, requiring respect, with no one person or special interest group privileged to have more rights than anyone else. It’s NOT a representative’s sole duty to raise revenue, taxes or seek federal subsidies that indebt our state. However, some operate that way because it is easier than finding solutions to problems such as education funding, employment availability, healthcare, infrastructure development or poverty. As a conservative, I defend the right of everyone to practice their religion, to have school choice and be free from government over-regulation. I support veterans, law enforcement and strong border control, fair trade and immigration policies that keep families safe and together.
AZ Free Enterprise Club


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O* This would infringe on our civil liberties to conduct private business between one another.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* Sex/Gender is already covered in the word "sex". It would be superfluous to differentiate this category further.
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S* Government has no business in personal health decisions between a woman and her doctor. Other options are available for unintended pregnancies.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O* Women's sports achieved fair and equitable status based on compensation and opportunity. Allowing physically distinct males cheats women out of compensation and opportunity.
5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. S* Simplified tax regulations and flat rates create more stable, predictable tax revenue and stop cheaters who manipulate the regulations to their benefit.
7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S* Competition is healthy among educational institutions
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. S* Government has no business in personal health decisions between a patient and their doctor. Patients should not be victimized by legal guardians/families.
9. 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. O* Parents are responsible for proper child development. Manipulating natural child development is abuse, disrupts development processes, and generates long-term negative consequences for the child.
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O* One would have to question who is defining and developing this "comprehensive" education and for what beneficial purpose to the child.
11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S* Socialism is government controlling wages, what we sell and to whom. Free Markets will no longer exist when government dictates private business.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S* Competition drives costs down for the customer and develops new technology. Proper regulation of competition helps prevent corruption, make costs transparent, and simplifies rates.