Costanzo, Andrew

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
7
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(480) 677-0697
Age:
58
Occupation:
Small Business Owner
Education:
Coronado High School, Scottsdale AZ, 1983
Family:
Wife Kerry, 30 Years
Religion:
Christian
Biographical Info:

Andrew Costanzo is an America First, Arizona First, candidate who understands servant leadership, and is ready to fight for We the People. My creed is, “God – Family – Country – Guns.” Lifelong Arizonan. Lifetime small business owner and constitutional conservative. Pro Trump and Ultra MAGA! Not a career politician, Republican activist for decades. Volunteer coordinator, censuring Sen. John McCain for his failures to follow Republican values. Honorary member Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society. Pro Life, Pro Veteran, Pro Military, Pro Family Values,
married 30 years. Strong on Border Security, Election Integrity along with School Choice and LIBBERTY.

Statement:

In this crowded field of six candidates, I offer uncompromising Constitutional conservatism. I am not a career politician. I will not make deals with elitists, RINOs, or Democrats to further my personal aspirations. Compromise translates to “DEFEAT!” There are tools available that must be used to defeat Hobbs and the Democrats. I will use these resources that others have ignored. Our representatives must stand for We the People.

We the People are pissed! Our Republic is on a precipice. This may be our last opportunity to peacefully return to American Exceptionalism. I can either complain and watch our beloved Arizona continue to slide into liberalism, or I can stand and fight. I choose to fight. I would be honored to receive your vote. God Bless America. Please visit https://voteandrewaz.com/.

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment is sacrosanct and MUST be defended without exception. Any and all “Red Flag” gun laws must and will be stopped. I am a NRA Life Member and an Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) member. My # 1 firearm safety rule is, carry one.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* Our US Constitution does not recognize any protected class. All men are created equal. God made man and women in His own image. There are males, and there are females. End of story.
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* I Am Pro Life. Life starts at conception. I will do all I can to protect the lives of innocent babies.
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S* Border Security is National Security. We can’t have a sovereign nation, let alone a sovereign Arizona, with a border invasion that is controlled by Mexican cartels. We are flooded with illegal aliens along with drugs, sex trafficking, and terrorists. We are a Republic of law, but we are turning into a banana republic of lawfare and lawlessness. The Biden Administration encourages the border chaos, because they want chaos. Marx, Lenin, and Mao preached and required chaos for their fundamental mutations of government. The American Democratic Party no longer exists. It is the American Marxist Party, which caucus as the Democratic Party. They want millions of illegal aliens so that they may illegally vote as democrats for decades, keeping the Marxist in power; while, increasing the homelessness, adding to the taxpayer funding of these trespassers, and keeping the wages for low paying jobs stagnant. Additionally, they are now siphoning money owed to our American Veterans and transferring these funds to illegal aliens. Thus, adding to the chaos. They want poisonous drugs, such as fentanyl, so that they may continue to pay homage to their masters within the Chinese Communist Party, who in turn sell the Mexican cartels the chemicals required to make the fentanyl, which kills over 100,000 Americans annually. They want sex trafficking because in their perverted ideology, in which they believe that men can be women and women can be men, it is normal activity to rape innocent girls and boys. This perverted chaos is destroying the family, the prime unit where children first learn about God and patriotism. These same perversions are also destroying our military, which they wish to transform into a social experiment. They want terrorists in our country, so that we may live in fear, then after terrorist attacks, they will TRY to come after the 2nd Amendment and TRY to take firearms from law abiding AMERICAN CITIZENS. If Arizona had “We the People” representation from our top three executive officers, they would stand up to the federal regime, and follow Texas’ lead and fight the invasion, as it is truly an invasion. We would follow the mandates of The US Constitution, Article 4, Section 4. However, in my opinion, Arizona’s Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, are American Marxists, and at best will only pay lip service to our crisis. As a Legislative District 7 Representative, I will fight to kill any bill that will add to the weakness of our border, along with, most likely, all bills brought forward by the democrats. I will join practical lawsuits against the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General for their respective failures. Additionally, should a prudent opportunity exist, impeachment and recall must be considered as options. Lastly, I will work toward the goal of having Republican super majorities in both the Arizona House and Senate, so that we may override Hobb’s incessant vetos. Now for the real border solution – VOTE FOR THE RE-ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP, 2024! With a federal administration that stands for “We the People” we will be able to secure the border and experience the mass expulsion, NO AMNESTY, of several million illegal aliens, along with the drug traffickers, sex traffickers, and terrorists. It will not be an easy task, but we are AMERICANS, and we can do ANYTHING that we decide is moral and just.
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O* I Am Pro Life. Life starts at conception. I will do all I can to protect the lives of innocent babies.
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* Government schools are failing our children. Currently, less than 1/3 of the students are proficient in basic reading and math. The knee jerk solution is always to provide more money, now at approximately $15,000 per student, which is half Arizona’s budget. Apparently, the more money government schools receive, the poorer they perform. Many government schools indoctrinate, not educate. As an example, my teenage nephew, who is home schooled, is taking on line college courses while his peers attending government schools are trying to figure out which pronoun to use that identifies with their perceived gender. The solution to failing schools is increased school choice competition in the form of charter schools and faith-based schools along with micro schools and home schooling in conjunction with Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA). The ESA program, school choice, provides about $7,000 in funding per student, about half the cost of sending a student to a government school. Parents can use the ESA school choice funding to remove their child from a failing government school, which for each student removed, is $15,000 less the school will receive. With continued reduced enrollment, the government schools will be forced to either improve education or will lose so many students that some failing schools will close due to lack of enrollment. Keep in mind that the teacher’s unions are all about mediocrity and are not interested in performance. The proof is that exceptional teachers make the same salary as the inferior teacher.
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* I don't completely understand the question. Why would parents have to seek permission to receive professional counseling for their minor children? Children belong to their parents, not to the government. Parents may do as they please should they have confused children so that they may obtain the help which is required.
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* In its purest form, Capitalism does not force a consumer to patronize any respective business and businesses are not forced to trade with any respective consumer. No individual should be forced to compromise the ideals that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S* Arizona's low percentage flat rate income tax has proven to generate more revenue for the state due to created investment opportunities. We should also have a similar flat rate income tax at the federal level.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Children belong to the parents, not to the failing government schools.
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S* Over 100,000 of our fellow Americans are annually killed by fentanyl.