Ingle, Barby

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
7
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(480) 760-1197
Age:
51
Occupation:
Healthcare Legislative Advocate
Education:
BS Psychology, George Mason University 1994, Patient Leader Certified through Health Union
Family:
Married to Ken Taylor, 3 Siblings, 7 Nephews and 1 Niece
Religion:
Christian; Catholic
Biographical Info:

I am Barby Ingle, candidate for Arizona State Representative LD7. I graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1994. I went on to start my own business, Cheertec Inc and was hired at Washington State University as a head coach where I served until 2003. Due to health challenges, I moved to Arizona in 2003. I am a Christian and have been married since 2007 to my husband, Ken Taylor. I was born in Bangkok, Thailand, to my parents, Christine and Jim, who served in the US Army before passing in 2015 and 2016, respectively. I have three siblings (Jim Jr, Marby, and Tim). Jim Jr. is elected official on the Bermuda Board of Supervisors in Virginia. I am a successful health legislative Advocate with 15 years of experience. I have written 7 bills, 2 are now law here in Arizona. I have worked on legislation in Arizona and 35+ other states, as well as federally and worked with the Department of Defense and VA employees to bring medical support options to our military and veterans. I have published 10 books (5 co-authored). I have spent the last 18 years educating and authoring articles on topics to improve healthcare from the patient’s perspective. Over the past few years, I have received over 40 accolades for my advocacy efforts. Since 2022, I have served as a Precinct Committeeman for Pinal County D5. I reside in Apache Junction, Pinal County, AZ.

Statement:

I am running for state representative in Arizona because I am committed to positively impacting the community and bringing about changes that can improve the lives of Arizonans. District 7 comprises parts of Pinal, Gila, Navajo, and Coconino counties. I have been working on policies and legislation in healthcare in Arizona as well as more than 35 other states, Federally and at the Department of Defense since 2009. As a precinct committeeman for Pinal County, AZ, our leadership approached me to step up as a candidate for our state representative in LD7 as we need better representation here in Pinal. The request was based on knowing the years of work I had put in as a patient advocate for chronic illness, chronic pain, and rare disease communities. After careful consideration, prayers, and speaking with my family, I decided that I could make a difference as a State Representative and declared my candidacy in late December 2023. I am a fellow Arizonan who has experienced the challenges of our healthcare system firsthand. I am passionate about advocating for better healthcare policies and increasing Arizonans’ individual, proper, and timely healthcare. I have worked on and written bills, some of which are now law, from the community member side over the years. I am going in already knowing the process and job of a legislator. Knowing the process and working with legislators for years, I will use the knowledge and resources to address our educational challenges, mental health, border security, energy independence, economic security, and public safety. I strive to make Arizona a better place to live, work, and raise a family and will continue to do so as a State Representative during my term and after, just as I have done leading up to this time.

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. S
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* Sale and possession of Illegal fentanyl and carfentanil should have enhanced penalties. Our medical providers use this medical grade fentanyl in the treatment of chronic and rare diseases through hospitals and pharmacies. I believe the legal medical use should remain as an option when the medical provider feels it necessary in treating their individual patients. Background - https://www.curasouth.com/opioid-detox/carfentanil-vs-fentanyl-whats-the-difference