Wadsack, Justine

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Biographical Info:

Justine moved to Tucson in 1974, and considers herself is a “lifelong Tucsonan”. She spent 9-years in Chicago (1994-2003) building her career in Advertising/Public Relations, but has lived in Southern Arizona for more than 39 years, and has lived in every area of Tucson from UofA, Downtown, Gates Pass area, Central, Rita Ranch, Houghton Corridor & the Catalina Foothills… so she knows Tucson, and intends to bring the issues facing the people of Tucson, to the State Capitol.

In 2011, Justine married her husband Garret, a 22-Year Ret. Major (15 years Air Force/ 7 years prior enlisted Navy). They have a blended family of six adult children; Ashley-33 (Air Force Reserves), Caitlin-29 (Navy Veteran/Reserves), Haley-27 (Active Duty Navy), Graison-25 (Active Duty Air Force), Braeden-20 (Type 1 Diabetes), and Julianna-19 (Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and the Cognitive ability of a 3 month old).
In 2021, Justine’s daughter Caitlin gave birth to her first Grandson, Liam.

Justine’s experience as a business owner, Realtor, military spouse, military mother, and disability advocate provides her several key groups of voters that share experiences with her that other candidates don’t have. “I am a third-generation Realtor in Southern Arizona who has helped hundreds of people achieve the American dream of home ownership”. Justine believes in a philanthropic form of public service, and has donated over $40,000 to Military, First-responders, and she helped the unemployed, and small businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Justine is a mother and step-mother to two special needs children which motivates her to fight for issues that have affected her and so many other Americans today. This led to Justine’s first hand experiences with an education & healthcare system that was designed for the system, not the children living with Type 1 Diabetes or other disabilities. Justine has taken on both the state and federal government agencies legally to uphold the safety rights of her disabled daughter… and she won!


The people need a Trusted Leader—Someone who has and will continue to Protect the People and Defend our Freedom.

As the VOICE OF THE PEOPLE in Arizona, Justine has:
– Helped more than 2,000 medical employees keep their jobs through Religious Exemption Forms.
– Fought for parents by teaching them about their rights under the Arizona Parent’s Bill of Rights – A.R.S. 1-601 & A.R.S. 1-602
– Helped more than 1,000 Raytheon employees to keep their jobs through Religious Exemption Forms.
– Worked with Legislators to help patients fighting for their rights against hospital protocols during Covid.
– Backed the Blue by joining the Tucson Police and Fire departments in their fight against Mayor Romero’s illegal Vaccine Mandates.
– FOUGHT & WON legal battles against State Agencies DES/DDD/DCS, TUSD & Dept. of Education for violations of Human/Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Rights of Arizona families.


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* Absolutely not. We should not have to become FFL dealers in order to buy, sell, inherit, or trade our personal property.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* No, and to do do so would open Pandora's box. How one identifies, orients & expresses themself is impossible to prove AND defend, because it is often a state of mind, not a physical fact. Whereas the existing protected classes can be proven with a birth certificate, medical exam or blood test.
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S* Life begins at conception, and all life has value.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams. O* Absolutely not. We must protect women's sports by allowing only biological women to compete.
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O* State taxes should never be used for abortions. Period.
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 am a strong supporter of School Choice, and Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program. By opening education to a free market, we give children better options, and great educators more opportunity to thrive as well.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O* All life has value, from conception to natural death.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* "Parents Rights" must be upheld at all times. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has given too much authority to the schools/counselors. Parents should be the ONLY ones in charge of their minor children as Mental Illness & Body Dysphoria is on the rise.
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* The government must never be allowed to dictate ones moral, ethical or religious beliefs, whether they are an individual or business owner.
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. O* I am opposed to state income tax as a whole. The flat tax is a good start to eventually eliminating it altogether, but we need to work toward other methods of tax revenue, while improving state spending.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Parents should be notified immediately, and then the school's involvement should stop there. Too often, the schools wish to remain involved with the upbringing of the child. 1-602(A). "All parental rights are reserved to a parent of a minor child without obstruction or interference from this state, any political subdivision of this state, any other governmental entity or any other institution".
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S* Competition will benefit the consumer with lower costs and better value.