Podeyn, Scott

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Semi retired small gig business owner
AA Liberal Arts Central NM CC BS Geography UNM
Biographical Info:

I’m a retired disabled Air Force veteran. I served for 20 years as a weapons loader and aircraft mechanic. I run my own business working on golf clubs. I give back to veterans by refurbishing golf clubs for PGA Hope.


I’m just a retired veteran that is fed up with the the top 10% legislating for their financial bottom line and others in their financial cohort. I’m going to work for the rest of us that no longer has representation that affects or reflects the needs of people working their tails off only to continue to lose ground.


Stonewall Democrats,
Save Our Schools Arizona


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. S
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. S
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. O
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams. S
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O* If the procedure is required to save the life of the mother then yes I support the state paying for the medical treatment. Otherwise I see abortion as an elective procedure.
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. O* The disparities between vouchers and public education are just too great to keep giving incentives that are killing public education.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. S
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. -
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. O
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S