James Parks

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
38 years as a Cowboy, 3 years as Coconino County Supervisor
Agua Fria HS, Glendale Community College, U.S. Navy Avionics, NAU
Wife, 2 Daughters, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren
As an Arizona native, with ancestry dating back into the early 1700's, I am truly a product of Arizona. Over nine generations of ranchers and farmers; of miners and soldiers; and hardy, no-nonsense pioneer women, created a common-sense, practical man. I worked on the flight decks of two Navy aircraft carries during the Viet Nam War. Later learned the ways of horses and cattle, as a working ranch cowboy and ranch manager, over the next 40+ years. As president of the Coconino Farm Bureau and Cattle Growers I served on the Board of Directors of Arizona Farm Bureau. I'm now in my third year as Coconino County Supervisor. I Love my home... Arizona!


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
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. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
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
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
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
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. S
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O
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
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S