Powell, Khyl

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
14
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(480) 813-0627
Age:
70
Occupation:
Real Estate Developer
Education:
Prince George, Maryland Phoenix College, Phoenix Major: Business and Business Management AZ. College Special Teaching Certificate OSHA #501 Trainer in Occupation Safety and Health for the General Industry BSA Woodbadge Leadership Development
Family:
Beautiful wife and three adult children and eleven grandchildren
Religion:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Biographical Info:

I am an individual that loves God, my country, my family and personal liberty. I was raised by loving parents that instilled in me values and principles of integrity, altruism, honesty, loyalty, hard work, education, to be upstanding and forthright, to love and serve my fellowman, to defend our freedoms, to help the weak and the oppressed, to sustain our constitution and to never be afraid to stand up for what is right. I have always lived by the pledge to be anxiously engaged in doing good things. I have lived in Arizona the majority of my life while living in Gilbert for over 25 years. I was a former employee of the Phoenix Police department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I served the greater Phoenix area as the President and owner of a multi-million dollar service company for 24 years. I have consulted and engineered service solutions for fortune 500 companies. I was recognized as a finalist by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the Who’s Who Outstanding Business Executives, served in the BSA organization for over 35 years and was a recipient of the BSA Silver Beaver award. I own and have managed a successful Industrial Real Estate Development company in Gilbert for 20 years. I served on the Planning and Zoning Board for the Town of Gilbert. I served on the Small Business Alliance board lobbying the Town of Gilbert as an advocate for small businesses. I served as a local precinct committeeman and helped with the 2020 elections. Most importantly, I have been married for over 48 years to my beautiful wife. Together we have three wonderful children and eleven grandchildren. My family is my first priority and my greatest joy.

Statement:

Today, more than ever, our freedoms are being targeted from every side and we need to push back with renewed vigor to protect life, our freedom of speech, our 2nd amendment rights, our economy and more. We are over-regulated, over-governed and over-taxed at the federal level and those on the left want to do the same to us at the state and local levels. I’ve had a great career running successful businesses and I was looking forward to spending time with my grandkids when the call came, asking me to run for office. Our district needed a conservative everyone could count on, so my wife and I prayed on it and committed ourselves to the effort. I’m proud to be on the Petersen, Hendrix and Powell team because they are proven, rock-ribbed conservatives. We have opponents who disagree with us and that’s okay. You get to vote and choose the government you want. But if you want secure borders and elections, lower inflation and prices, your rights and liberties secured, safe neighborhoods and schools, and so much more, please vote for proven and trusted conservatives – Petersen, Hendrix AND Powell (you get TWO votes for State House). Thank you!

Endorsements:

Arizona Police Association

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