Sheila Polk

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
County Attorney
Political Affiliation:
J.D. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Married to Thomas Polk for 39 years and counting; three sons, all married, two grandsons and another grandchild on the way!
I have been the Yavapai County Attorney for 19 years and I love this job. My husband of 39 years and I have lived in Prescott since 1993 where we raised our sons. Today, all three boys are married, and we adore our two grandchildren. I am passionate about preserving our quality of life, low crime rate, and safeguarding communities where our children grow up free from gangs, violence, drug dealers lurking on street corners, and the horrors of child abuse and sex trafficking. I have personally prosecuted hundreds of cases including child molesters, murderers, scammers of the elderly, rapists, and domestic violence offenders. I promote policies that put the right offenders behind bars. I am tough on crime because I care about you.


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* I believe in secure borders and oppose illegal immigration.
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
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