Debbie Lesko

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
U.S. House of Representatives
District:
8
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
623-512-9281
Age:
61
Occupation:
U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN
Education:
BACHELORS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE
Family:
MARRIED, 3 CHILDREN, 4 GRANDCHILDREN
Religion:
CHRISTIAN
Statement:
I LOVE GOD AND I LOVE OUR COUNTRY. I WANT TO CONTINUE MY WORK TO PROTECT THE FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES THAT HAVE MADE OUR NATION GREAT. I AM BLESSED TO BE IN A POSITION TO HELP CONSTITUENTS AND WANT TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED. I AM HONORED TO SERVE YOU IN THE U.S. CONGRESS AND I WOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY, STATE, AND NATION.
Endorsements:
Susan B. Anthony List, AZ Free Enterprise Club, AZ Right to Life

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws. S* OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS NEED TO BE FOLLOWED. SANCTUARY CITIES SHOULD NOT RECEIVE FEDERAL DOLLARS IF THEY ARE GOING TO VIOLATE U.S. LAWS.
2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S* I HAVE A STRONG PRO-LIFE VOTING RECORD AND HAVE BEEN ENDORSED BY SEVERAL NATIONAL PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATIONS
3. Making permanent the tax relief provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. S* INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP MORE OF THEIR HARD-EARNED DOLLARS.
4. Interpreting the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than adhering to the framers’ original intent or text. O* SOME JUDGES LIBERAL INTERPRETATION OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION HAS TAKEN AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.
5. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* ALL PEOPLE ARE TREATED EQUALLY UNDER THE LAW. ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GET MORE PROTECTIONS OVER THE OTHER.
6. Requiring a health care practitioner to provide medical care to a baby born alive who survives an attempted abortion. S* I HAVE CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE BABIES BORN ALIVE RECEIVE LIVE SAVING TREATMENT. CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS HAVE BLOCKED THE LEGISLATION.
7. Enacting federal tax credits for donations to state-based scholarship programs to provide educational options such as private or homeschools. S* I AM A STRONG SUPPORTER OF SCHOOL CHOICE. PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
8. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. S* STATES AND FAMILIES NEED TO BALANCE THEIR BUDGET. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD TOO.
9. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions. O* I OPPOSE TAXPAYER DOLLARS BEING USED TO FUND ABORTIONS.
10. Extending the 1982 deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. O* EVEN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE GINSBERG HAS SAID THE ERA DEADLINE HAS EXPIRED.
11. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O* I SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS' SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE ALREADY REQUIRED IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF GUN SALES. INCREASING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.IS A BETTER SOLUTION.
12. 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* I AM A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION'S 1ST AMENDMENT RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS.