Mendoza, Mary Ann

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
College and trade school
Biographical Info:

My name is Mary Ann Mendoza and my son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa, AZ police department was killed by an illegal criminal on May 12, 2014, in a violent head-on collision on his way home from work.

My fight has always been about honoring my son and also about getting our politicians on board with the fight to uphold immigration laws and to put Americans first.

I spoke at numerous Trump rallies during the 2015/2016 campaign, was a speaker at the Republican National Convention in July 2016, was a guest on the Hannity Town Hall in Austin Texas in August 2016. I was a guest speaker at the CNN Town Hall with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in January 2017, attended the inauguration of President Trump and was invited by President Trump to witness him signing the Immigration Executive Orders at Department of Homeland Security in January 2017. I was also present at Secretary Kelly’s announcement of the VOICE Office in Washington DC on April 26, 2017. I was invited to a Round Table discussion at the White House regarding Sanctuary Policies on March 20, 2018. I was also invited to the White House in June 2018 to talk to President Trump on the Permanent Separation from our children at the hands of illegal alien criminals in our country. I attended the press conference afterwards and was able to speak on this issue. I was invited to the White House, on March 15, 2019 to witness President Trump sign his first Veto on the National Emergency in the Oval Office.

I am the Founder of and Angel Moms. I was an Advisory Board Member of Woman for Trump and an Advisory Board Member of Donald J. Trump for President Inc. I testified at Senator Thom Tillis’s Senate Hearing in DC in December 2019 for his bill on American victims of illegal alien crime having the ability to sue sanctuary municipalities and states for the wrongful death of their loved ones when they have ignored ICE detainers. I have been a guest on Fox News and Fox Business channel talking about illegal immigration and sanctuary issues. I was a keynote speaker at US Inc’s annual Writers Workshop in Arlington, VA in December of 2019 with Former ICE Director Thomas Homan. I attended the State of the Union Address on February 4, 2020 as Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ) guest. I spoke at an immigration forum in Atlanta, Georgia with Thomas Homan and CIS immigration specialist Jessica Vaughn with CIS on February 8, 2020.


My name is Mary Ann Mendoza and my son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa, AZ police department was killed on May 12, 2014 by an illegal criminal. I am the Founder of and Angel Moms.

I am running for Arizona State Representative for LD 9 to fight for:

Our Constitutional Rights
Election Integrity
Back the Blue
Securing our Borders
Protecting our Children’s Education
Protecting Small Businesses from Mandates
Medical Freedoms
Right to Life

The only way to meet the challenges facing our communities is to get involved and take action.
Now is the time to disrupt the liberal agenda and restore respect, honor, and constitutional
soundness. Our founding fathers understood the overreach that government may employ when it operates against liberties. We the People hold the power, the understanding, and the rights to make
sure local, state, and federal government govern for the people and in accordance with the
Constitution to preserve the rights we are guaranteed as citizens of a free nation.


Arizona Association of Realtors


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* Current background checks identify felons who are not permitted to possess guns when they go through the proper channels. Criminals will obtain guns bypassing any background checks so the narrative that all criminals will be stopped from possession of guns by expanding background checks is false
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* I am a Right to Life Candidate
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* Forcing taxpayers who are Right to Life advocates to fund abortions is wrong
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* The right to choose the education system that best fits your child's educational needs is paramount.
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. 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* Mental health issues need to be addressed and handled at a family level. Parents have the right to know
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S