Gowan, David

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
District:
19
Political Affiliation:
Republican 
Phone:
520-559-0878 
Age:
52
Occupation:
Realtor
Education:
BA in Education/Social Studies
Biographical Info:

David Gowan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2009. During the 2015-2017 legislative session, he was elected to be the 52nd Speaker of the House. Most recently, he was elected to the Arizona State Senate, where he serves as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He resides in Sierra Vista in Legislative District 19, which also encompasses most of Cochise County, all of Greenlee County, Southern Graham County and a portion of Pima and Santa Cruz Counties.

David is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, holding a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies. He has been married to his wife Jessie for nearly 30 years, and they have two sons. They’ve also lived in Southern Arizona for nearly 30 years. David is engaged in his local educational community where he sits on the Board for Veritas Christian Community School. He is a member of the ELKS Lodge #2065, a committed martial artist, and is the Chairman of Tai Shin Ki Do Martial Arts System founded by Hanshi Barnes.

Statement:

I love to serve the great people of our district and Arizona. We need to continue to fight the Biden Administration to secure our open borders, continue to help Arizona’s economy thrive, defend our constitutional rights, and fight for fair and secure elections.

Endorsements:

Arizona Chamber of Commerce,

Arizona Police Association,

Arizona Technology Council,

Arizona Association of Realtors,

National Federation of Independent Business,

Arizona Chamber of Commerce

 

Survey

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. O