Hunsaker, Lalani

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
14
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(702) 497-1738
Age:
46
Occupation:
Director of Government Relations - Charter One
Education:
BA in History/Political Science with a Teaching Credential
Family:
Husband; Nathan 4 kids; Jackson (20), Samuel (18), Caroline (14), Grant (11)
Religion:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Biographical Info:

Lalani Hunsaker is a strong conservative, a wife, a mom to four, business owner, school choice advocate, charter school board member, and former school principal. Most importantly, she’s not a politician! She’s running to be an unwavering, conservative voice for District 14 families and to put Arizona first.

Lalani and Nate have been married for 23 years. They have raised their family in Gilbert for 19 years. Lalani and Nate have 4 children ages 20, 18, 14 and 11. Lalani loves spending time with her family, attending their events and traveling together. She is an active member of her church and has served in many volunteer roles in the community including school board member, soccer manager, and member of various boards like United Families.

Statement:

I am running for office because I love my family and Arizona. I have have a broad base of both policy and political knowledge that I can use to help continue the legacy of conservatism that our state and our district has. I know that we need to stand firm on our conservative principles and be unwavering in standing up for truth. I have the ability to be a leader, use my background, knowledge and relationships to help reinvigorate our base and continue to perpetuate conservative ideals.

Endorsements:

AZ Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber

Survey

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
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. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
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
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. −* I feel like the question is poorly worded, here is my answer. I do NOT support affirming same sex attraction of gender identity issues in minors. I think that if parents feel that their children need counseling for other underlying issues (such as abuse) that may have led to those thoughts of attraction or issues then they should be able to seek counseling to deal with those things. However, I believe that to specifically go to counseling for same sex attraction or gender identity in minors should not be legal. Children are too impressionable and counseling on this issue is a slippery slope. I am a big supporter of therapy and counseling for minors and adults alike; however, I think that the guardrails for minors need to be clearly defined and narrow in scope of what issues can be "counseled" on.
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