Gillette, John

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Real Estate
Master at Legal Studies, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy
Biographical Info:

Retired US. Army Command Sergeant Major
Military Occupations, Military Police, Human Intelligence. Special Skills awards, Air Crewman, Sniper, Pathfinder, Special Reaction Team, Instructor, Awards include, Meritorious Service, Bronze Star, Army Accommodation.
Served in Europe, Central and South America, Former Soviet Union and Middle East.
Counter Terrorist Operator (CTC) Served at a Team Leader on a US. Government Counter Terrorism Team team, in the Middle East. Served on Close Protection Detail, Close Protection of aircraft, vehicle, and travel zones for two US. Presidents. Selected to author operation order for two missions. Deputy Sheriff SWAT Team
Served as a Swat Team Leader, Nationally Accredited SWAT instructor training FBI, and other federal teams. Credited with rescue of 9-year old hostage.


I became active in fighting the Covid lockdowns, School closure and the shuttering of our local business. I saw no others stepping up to fight for our rights. I can no longer tolerate the government violating our rights, and the rights of our children.
As a proven fighter and leader, I will support the rule of law, and due process. I watched a stolen election, un-constitutional COVID lockdowns, and personal freedom of movement limited with terms such as “essential worker”.
This should never happen in America! Our fight to take back the county starts at the State level with the 10th Amendment. The RINOs in DC have failed the people by not supporting President Trump when we had both chambers. It is imperative we remove all RINOs from office and electing new people, not political insiders working their way through the system aspiring for higher office and name recognition. The way forward will be the voice of the people from a fighter for the people.


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O* 2nd Amendment states "shall not be infringed". Criminals do not follow the law, this only infringes on the rights of the law abiding citizen.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* There are two genders, no matter what someone identifies as the deserve and are guaranteed equal protection under the law. There should be no special rights for anyone. We should be respectful of all, and all the same under the law.
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* Allowing biological males to play in female sports, degrades and impedes the rights of the female. Its simple Woman's Sports!
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O* Using tax dollars to support abortion or facilitation there of violates the rights of the tax payer, that pays by law without recourse.
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* School tax is collected to support the educational needs of the student. If a tax payer wishes to use a private school or trade school that supports the needs of the child, their tax is being used for the intended goal of child education. School Choice is a must!
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. S* The 9th Amendment, guarantees rights that are not enumerated in the constitution. If one agrees or not is not the issue, it is a Constitutional Right of the infirmed as long they are of sound mind.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* Always seek the guidance of a professional for any mental heath or medical issue!
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* $400,000,000 Surplus, proves the taxes were to high. Nice to have a surplus, but the goal is to break even. Govt, is not for profit.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* This is the limit, mandated reporting to parents only, no other agency unless there is a violation of law.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S* I support competition as long as all competing companies are subject to rules of the AZ. Corporation Commission.