Gabriela Mercer

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District 3
Political Affiliation:
Analytical Linguist
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Sociology.
Married to Ted Mercer 33 years, 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren.
Non denominational Christian
I am tired of the poor representation from the incumbent in District 3. She has been in office 24 years and our roads are worse than ever! I am tired of the lack of accountability, and the mismanagement of tax payer funds, the rampant cronyism that has been going on in Pima County for too long. I am ready to help bring the much-needed change in Pima County and truly represent the tax payers in District 3.


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal 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
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* To clarify, I support a parent's right to raise his/her child in accordance with that parent's religious and moral beliefs.
9. Setting minimum wages 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