Loughrige, Bill

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Retired Special Agent U S Customs/ Self Employed Private Investigator
B/A ASU (Psychology)
Biographical Info:

The Loughrige family has been in Arizona since 1933. Bill retired as a Senior Special Agent for the United States Customs Service. He had over 8 years as a Phoenix Walking Beat Cop and over 26 years with US Customs. After retirement he has operated a PI, Process Serving and Security Guard service.

Active in the community, Bill is currently President of the Tempe Sunrise Kiwanis and the Walker Fire Protection Association (a non-profit Fire Department) near Prescott, AZ.

A wage earner all his life and part of a large active family, he believes a strong family is the important foundation for America. He also believes freedom from governmental restrictions allows success and a strong culture.

There is a place for regulation, but they should be aimed to allow growth. Unfortunately, government restrictions have made keeping a nuclear family together difficult and at the same time made access to help so restrictive many people just don’t ask and end up on the street.

Bill’s platform is independent living and security for all, especially our seniors and children.

We must teach our children to read and to respect others and at the same time respect themselves

We need our governments to act responsibly, respect our individual freedoms and protect us from those bent on hurting us.

Well experienced Bill is a calm and trusted voice for all generations.


I am running to help return civility and thought to the legislative process. Important issues are often clouded by things that appear urgent but are too often emotional reactions and personal biases that are not fully vetted before being passed. I am calm, logical and believe all sides should have a say in the process.


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
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. 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
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
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
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* Parents have absolute rights over their own children. They should be free to seek any counseling or any other activity or support they deem necessary for their children.
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
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Lacking some court ordered loss of parental rights, any question of well being must be transmitted to parents. Teaches and school officials must not interject their personal philosophies into the lives of their students. They should teach their students to be inquisitive and to understand there many ways to approach any issue. The students can learn to make decisions based on those factors.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S