Meet the Candidate
Running For:State House
Education:BA Anthropology - New Mexico State University
I am a wife, mother, business owner, endurance athlete, and veteran. I am running for Arizona State Hours of Representatives in Legislative District LD28.
A bit about me. I have family roots here in Arizona. My grandmother came to the state in a covered wagon in 1907 before Arizona was a state. Her family homesteaded outside of Pearce, Arizona. My uncle still lives on the ranch.
I love Arizona and want to support it being a welcoming state full of opportunity for current citizens and future generations.
I believe many of our citizens want the same things. The kitchen table issues:
-Equality and a system that allows their voices heard
-Support to our citizens and small businesses
-Taking care of the elderly and the young
-Supporting Workers and Small businesses
-Quality Roads and infrastructure
-Clean Air and Clean Water
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- Declined to respond, Position based on citation
|1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.
|I support the 2nd Amendment and citizens allowed to purchase and own guns. Citizens who own guns should know how to use them safely. I am against stupid gun owners who don't know how to use the guns they own. I support gun owner education and licensing to own a gun. This would bring business to gun safety educators, prevent needless gun accidents, and to keep track of who has what kind of weapon. Citizens need to have a license to drive a car, that can be deadly in the right circumstances. They should have a license and permits to own a gun. This does not go against the 2nd Amendment. It is common sense.
|2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
|3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
|The government has more pressing issues to address than to interfere with decisions that are between a doctor or health care provider and the patient. It is none of my business, or anyone else's, to meddle in that conversation and decision. Any "do gooders" who are concerned about unborn children can use their energy and efforts to help the 19% of the children in the state living under the poverty level.
|4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams.
|Water wells are running dry in the state. Lake Mead is at historic low levels. Let's focus on real issues, like water, that are required for survival and life in the Sonoran Desert.Transgender athletics in not my concern. If a transgender person wants to play on a team, let the other members of the team decide. This is not a government issue.
|5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion.
|Let's take care of the 19% of the children already living in the state of Arizona before we add additional children to it.
|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.
|Tax dollars for education should go to the public schools with full accountability to the tax paying public. I oppose tax dollars going to shady education programs like vouchers and charter schools with zero accountability.
|7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
|This is a decision that should be left to a conversation between a doctor and the patient. It should not be a government issue.
|8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.
|This is a decision that should be left to a conversation between a mental health provider and the child's parents. It should not be a government 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.
|10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code.
|11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health.
|I support parents talking to educators about the physical, emotional, and mental health of students. This already happens in public schools I don't support any further regulation on the issue. I don't support charter schools or voucher programs where this may not be the norm.
|12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities.
|The Arizona Corporation Commission has the task of regulating public utilities.