Juan Padres

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District 3
Political Affiliation:
Small Business Owner, Trucking & Logistics
BA Political Science, MBA Business Administration, both from the University of Arizona
Wife, 2 daughters ages 4 and 2 Two older sisters, both parents alive ages 81 and 72
I am running for Pima County Supervisor in District 3 because it is time for new leadership with new ideas to address the issues that keep holding back Pima County. I think the incumbent has been in office for far too long, 24 years, and we need leaders with different perspectives and experience to lead Pima County in the third decade of the 21st Century. District 3 also happens to be the poorest, most economically distressed, with the lowest home ownership rate in Pima County. I believe that it is a direct reflection of the incumbent's 24 years in office.


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 O
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* Must be located within the State of Arizona
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals S
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion S
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 S
7. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances S
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 O
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 O* I don't like how this one is worded, but I oppose the spirit of the question.