Nancy Barto

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona Senate
Political Affiliation:
Homemaker/volunteer public policy advocate
Studied Vocal Performance and Elem. Ed. at ASU and ASU West
Married, three children, three grandchildren
A limited government is key to preserving our nation's Constitutional principles - most important among them protecting the right to life and individual liberty. As a representative I have worked to strengthen these principles and make state government more accountable for the resources and control citizens have entrusted to it. Arizona should make education, public safety and infrastructure its core priorities, promote individual responsibility and reduce dependence on an ever- expanding government performing functions it was never meant to assume. I am proud to have worked with my colleagues to pass laws aligning with these goals: laws that protect the lives of women, the unborn and other vulnerable individuals and expand economic and educational liberty. If elected, I will diligently continue these efforts.
AZ Free Enterprise Club, AZ Right to Life


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* Additionally, I support reducing the rates to encourage investment and grow our economy.
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* Parents should retain their right to opt their children "in" to sexual education instruction and access to all materials to which they may be exposed.
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* Much depends on how it is structured.