Kern, Anthony

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
District:
27
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
602-812-2691
Age:
60
Occupation:
Business Owner
Education:
Business Degree
Biographical Info:

Anthony Kern and wife Jenny have four grown children and together they serve at Fresh Start Church in Peoria. Anthony is a business owner and served as a Reserve Deputy Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. Anthony Kern is a conservative, and works diligently to promote election integrity, secure borders, second amendment, parent rights, and individual liberty. Anthony has held several leadership positions within the Arizona Republican Party and was honored to serve six years in the Arizona House of Representatives. Endorsed by President Donald Trump, Anthony is pro-life, pro-family, and firmly upholds the United States Constitution.

Statement:

President Donald Trump endorsed me because he knows how important this race is to our Republican Party and the State of Arizona. President Trump referred to me as “…an incredible fighter for Election Integrity” and applauded my work fighting for America First policies, the Second Amendment, Jobs, Secure Borders, and Education. As a former State Representative, I stood up to special interests and stopped a lot of bad bills. As a result, I now have a primary challenger that opposes President Trump and my conservative record, so I need your vote to ensure that we secure our elections against fraud, secure our borders against the ongoing invasion, and push back against attempts by Joe Biden’s administration to drag us towards socialism. My opponent will claim to be a conservative, but my actual voting record is better than any mere promise. I’ve been awarded the Liberty Award, Friend of the Family Award, and Hero of the Taxpayer Award. I’m proud to be a Christian pro-life conservative who doesn’t just fight but aims to win. On behalf of my wife, Jenny, and family, I ask you for your vote. Thank You!

Endorsements:

AZ Free Enterprise Club,

Arizona Police Association

Survey

Response Legend

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  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O* The second amendment must be protected. As a former State Representative, one of the first pieces of legislation I sponsored was House Bill 2527 which prohibits cities and towns in Arizona from enforcing anti-second amendment ordinances.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* Sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression is not a protected class. The nonsense must stop, and our nation must turn back to Jesus Christ. God made them male and female. We must speak truth to our state and nation.
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S* I am staunchly pro-life and oppose the murder of innocent life. Our nation must recognize the atrocity of abortion and the Supreme Court must nullify Roe v. Wade. I will support all pro-life legislation at the state and federal levels.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O* God made them male and female. It is sad that we are even having this conversation. Our nation must turn back to Jesus Christ as it says in II Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O* Absolutely not. Our society has left God and it is time we realize this is what happens when we turn our backs on our Creator. I will always advocate for life and the unborn. Tax dollars should never be used to kill the innocent.
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* I support Parent Rights and Parent Choice across the board. Arizona must expand the right of the parent to choose which public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy school they wish to put their child in. I will support expanding tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O* God created life. It is not up to us when a life is to end. Remember the "death squads" conversation from a few years ago. If this door is ever opened the government will eventually be able to say who should live and who should die.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* Most of the current media, music, and Hollywood have deliberately sexualized and normalized behavior that is opposite what our Creator intended. Enough is enough. We MUST push back and speak/declare truth. I support legislation, preferably from a reliable Christian based counselor(s), to allow parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.
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* We still live in America, the land of the free. Our government has become tyrannical against individuals and businesses who have a moral or religious view. It is time to push back and decree God's Word. We cannot continue down the path of secularism and must turn our nation back to God. Our nation was founded on religious freedom and it's time we remind politicians and media of this truth.
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S* I support the flat income tax rate and will support legislation to reduce the tax burden on our citizens and businesses.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Absolutely. Parents are not "terrorists" and have the right to know what is going on in their child's life. I will support all legislation to protect parents. I will also support legislation that will hold government entities and government employees accountable for "going behind the parent's back". Government must stop destroying our children.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S* Removing any monopoly is a good idea. It allows for competition, opens the door for de-regulation, and generally lower prices, which is great for the consumer.