Ayala, Joshua

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(480) 452-5926
College Degree
Wife and 2 children
Biographical Info:

I was born in phoenix Arizona and raised in Laveen Arizona. I am fourth generation Arizonan. I went to Rosevelt district school Southwest. I am married with two children. I own a Financial Services Company of 10 years and been in Financial Services 21 years. I believe in God.


I am very passionate about the community and love to serve it which is the reason I am running for State Senate. I have three focuses Unity, Family and Safety for our area of Laveen, South Phoenix and Guadalupe. Unity being important because growing up in these areas being a mixed race individual had many struggles including segregation. I know we can improve Unity with effort by the community, programs and awareness. Family which I believe is the cornerstone of the community which I am fourth generation Arizonan. Increasing programs and events surrounding family togetherness is vital to a healthy growing community. Safety is vital to our area as drugs and homelessness increases. My focus is to work with city officials to increase policing. I have experienced first hand when my home was broken into and many things stolen with police taking 3 hours or more to show up in south phoenix. When I was a resident in Awatukee my niece accidentally dialed the police and they were there in under 5 minutes.


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* I don't want to be in a lawsuit position for myself or others if I accidently miss reference to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. I understand this law so that someone can sue you if you make a mistake like this. I try my hardest to respect every human being.
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* I feel some cases like rape, harm to the mother like death and fathers rights should be left in the decision makers hands.
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. O
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. −* I need further clarification and information on this question.
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S