Payne, Kevin

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(623) 229-1439
Food Truck Owner/Operator
Electrical Engineer
Biographical Info:

US Navy Veteran 8 years (honorably discharged), married over 35 years, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. 4 years as Electrical Engineer, 3 years Aerospace Technical Consultant, 22 years Information Technology, Small Business Owner/Operator, former GOP District Chairman.

I helped pass the largest tax cut in Arizona history, expanded school choice options for our kids, and more. I’ve led efforts to Back The Blue, support first responders, and look after our military bases and veterans. And my voting record is 100% pro-life and pro-family. I’ve won the Friend of the Family award every year in office. I’m running as a team with TONY RIVERO and LISA FINK because they share these values. You have three PROVEN conservatives running and I hope our records earn your votes.


AZ Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Police Association, Greater Phoenix Chamber, Arizona Troopers Association


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
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
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. 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. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S