Chaston, James “Jim”

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
CPA - Certified Public Accountant
BS in Accountancy, Arizona State University; Masters of Taxation, Arizona State University
Biographical Info:

Married for 29 years, 3 grown children, grew up all over the West, went to K-2 and 8th grade in Arizona, then came back for university and stayed and built my family here in Arizona. I love Arizona, it’s home!


To help formulate positive solutions to the issues facing Arizona that result in improving the
quality of life for all residents. With my background, I believe I can be a leader on tax &
regulatory issues, remove barriers for small business, and be a responsible steward of taxpayer


Arizona Technology Council,

Arizona Association of Realtors,

Arizona Chamber of Commerce


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 to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. 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
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. 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
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S