Neal Carter

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
B.A., J.D.
I am running for office because LD8 deserves professional, competent, conservative leadership. A voice that reflects our values: 1.) Protecting the 2nd Amendment: it’s a federal right, enshrined in the Constitution. Abridging a Constitutional right is illegal. 2.) Equal enforcement of the law – all the laws – including immigration law. 3.) No new taxes. Oppose gas tax hike and all new taxes. 4.) Adequate funding for transportation, education and water infrastructure: re-prioritizing funding away from useless projects and private tax breaks towards traditional government functions like building infrastructure and public education. 5.) School choice: give parents, not the state, plenary power to direct how their children are educated. It's time to send career, crony politicians home and send a fresh voice to the Legislature.
AZ Free Enterprise Club, AZ Right to Life, AZ Nurses Association (AzNA)


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* Right to bear arms is a Constitutionally protected right. Abridging a Constitutionally-protected right is illegal.
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* 100% against abortion. See my article on same in AZ Capitol Times.
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. S* Against new/increased taxes in general. A flat tax is a good start.
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* Ditto for Water.