Vicini, Cara

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
District:
12
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(602) 300-5294
Age:
58
Occupation:
SAP Functional Consultant
Education:
Florida Department of Insurance – 440 Customer Representative | Graduating Class of 1983 - Cooper City High School | Bergen County Community College – Microsoft Office Professional Networking and Infrastructure | SAP School Newtown Square – SAP Sales & Distribution Business Process Certification | Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. – ITIL Certification
Family:
Mother - Sandra Vicini | Father - Ovidio Vicini | Sister - Liza Musarra
Biographical Info:

I have lived in Ahwatukee for 20 years. I was born in New York and grew up in the great sunshine state of Florida. I am proud and grateful to call Arizona my home.

I began my professional career working as a licensed insurance representative in Kendall, Florida. I also managed and forecasted annual budgets for buildings and corporate centers in Miami and Aventura, Florida. When technology changed the way we do our jobs, I pursued computer technical courses and other specialized training. Today, I have a niche skillset as an SAP Functional Consultant. My forte is solving complex problems, building lasting relationships and delivering solid results with a proven track record of unwavering accountability.

In 2011 alongside my amazing dog Astro, whom we found as a 5-month-old lost puppy, I started a personal charity that was a gift of love to our beautiful communities of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe and Mesa.

Astro performed high flying skateboard stunts and tricks, while providing family fun entertainment for the children at the Ronald McDonald House and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, as well as residents and caregivers at retirement homes and other venues in the valley. We continued this spirit for 13 years and were humbled to see how children and parents were impacted by our loving dog Astro.

When the pandemic started in 2020, I began to look for a way to help. Through careful research and analysis, I came up with a strategy and plan to improve our health and well-being. I turned an idea into reality which eventually became an online business making artisan soaps and all natural beauty products, avoiding the use of pesticides and chemicals that are harmful to the body.

Statement:

After the November 2020 general election, I made the effort to keep my finger on the pulse of geopolitical events that took center stage in the world. The political landscape was forever changing the course of American history, and not in a positive way. I was emboldened to make a difference in our community and our state. I sensed our country was headed in the wrong direction and I wanted to serve our community by helping navigate a solid path back on the right track.

In June of 2023 while considering the future of our country, and especially Arizona, I noticed there was no Republican candidate running for the office of State Senator in my community of Ahwatukee, which is legislative district 12. So, I stepped into the ring and decided to run.

At the state level I could clearly see how the legislature was deciding priorities and laws that adversely affected our local communities. Many of these laws did not seem in line with my neighbors’ values and common-sense approach towards governance. Something was very wrong.

My platform consists of putting our state and local communities first; Developing strategies to educate and support families that need assistance; Protect our most vulnerable from the dangers of violence and abuse; Keep our borders safe and secure; Eliminate poisons and harmful chemicals from the ground, air, food and water supply.

Additionally – support school choice and charter schools; Increase pay for teachers; Proper and balanced funding for K-12 schools; Restore trust and faith in elections; Put an end to failed policies and government overreach.

First and foremost, if we do not have trust and faith in our elections then any law exerted upon us is not the will and the voice of the people. My focus is to bring back our voices by protecting our rights, freedom and liberties.

My campaign will uphold the true meaning of a “stateswoman”. A local grassroots platform that includes, truth, honesty, integrity, true grit, perseverance and fortitude. Remembering to do what is morally right and supported by WE THE PEOPLE.

Survey

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. O
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