Meet the Candidate
Running For:State Senate
Occupation:Pastor and MS/HS Teacher
My name is Jim Cleveland, my beautiful wife Dora and I have been married for 33yrs and we have 6 great children and 3 amazing grandchildren!
I am a veteran, having proudly served in the US Navy for over 21 yrs; 4 years Active Duty and over 17 yrs in the US Naval Reserve. I retired as a Chief Petty Officer.
I have been a US Army civil Servant and a Director of a Local Children’s Ministry and I am currently a Teacher and a Pastor.
My family has lived in Southeastern Arizona since 1880 and has been ranchers, cowboys, miners and even a lawman.
I am passionate about all families and the issues affecting them!
When we were redistricted I looked to see who I could vote for and much to my disappointment there was no one running for this office. I felt that the issues facing families were too important to let the anti-family forces of the left just walk into the office. I ran as a write-in and received the necessary number of votes to advance to the General Election. I believe that strong families make strong communities. I am running to fight for families in the AZ State Legislature.
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|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.||-*||This is an area in which I would have to do detailed study prior to any vote.|