Syms, Maria

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Harvard Kennedy School, MPA; American University Law School, J.D.; Smith College, BA
Biographical Info:

Maria Syms has called Arizona her home for more than 20 years. The mother of three children, Syms cares deeply about making Arizona better for current and future generations. Her career as a State Representative, Assistant Attorney General, Assistant United States Attorney, Paradise Valley Town Councilwoman, and private attorney, demonstrates her hard work and advocacy for opportunities that will make Arizona a leader in job growth, education and security for our families now and in the future.

Syms is a fighter for the conservative values that matter for Arizona families – strong border security, educational choice, lower taxes and regulations, and safer communities. Syms’ signature legislation helped victims of sexual abuse and assault, lowered prescription drug costs for hardworking Arizonans, provided support to veterans seeking to transition to the civilian workforce, and protected small businesses from predatory lawyers pursuing frivolous lawsuits. Syms has a proven record of leadership and will continue to put Arizona families first.


We need brave, principled leaders to stand up for what’s right. As a former State Representative, I am the only LD4 House candidate with a proven track record fighting for values important to Arizona families — border security, life, religious freedom, school choice, and more. As a public school mom, I know we are at risk of losing a generation to woke indoctrination at the price of our children’s education and emotional wellbeing. Having served on the House Judiciary/Public Safety Committee and as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Attorney General, I also know how our open border, lack of police funding, and resulting fentanyl crisis is killing our young people. Enough is enough. Join me in fighting for a better Arizona at


Arizona Technology Council,

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
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
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
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S