Hudson, Lawrence

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
(480) 319-3230
MBA 1983, BA 1975
Biographical Info:

Married to Catherine Hayden since 1980. Three grown children, two grandchildren. Worked as banker in New York, London, and Tokyo.


The 2020 general election was a coup. We are ruled now by a junta, which is trying to tighten its grip. The Arizona Legislature has constitutional authority for running elections but it has delegated that authority. Our voting system has no integrity and, after nearly four years, our Legislature has not reformed it in any significant way. We must vote on Election Day and count the ballots by hand, in the precincts, and report the results immediately.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • 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* 'shall not be infringed' is pretty clear to me.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* These poor people need our sympathy, but the state should not discriminate.
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* Life begins at conception.
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S* We are called to shelter these people, but we have no obligation to admit them or to make them voting citizens. I believe, if we stop admitting them, they will mostly stop coming.
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
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* I used to believe public education was a good idea, but the government has betrayed us by using it to indoctrinate our children.
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* Is this a trick question? Parents must be free to help their kids.
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate 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. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S