Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. House of Representatives
Occupation:Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs
Education:B.S. Political Science, The University of Arizona
Juan grew up in Southern Arizona and has dedicated his career to fighting on behalf of his community and giving them a voice. As a first generation American, his love of country and patriotism were born out of his upbringing in a working-class family. Juan’s parents instilled in him conservative values, a strong work ethic, and an optimistic can-do attitude.
While attending public schools in Tucson, Juan held several jobs and earned scholarships to pay for school. He was the first from his family to achieve a higher education, graduating from Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.
Too many politicians talk about the border, but have never even been to the border. Juan knows first-hand the need to secure our border. As Senior Advisor to Governor Ducey for more than 6 years, Juan has worked closely with Border Patrol, border sheriffs, ranchers and residents along the border to bring resources and attention to our border crisis. In Congress, Juan will fight for policies that secure our border because he knows border security is national security.
Juan’s family story is the American story. He strongly believes America is the land of opportunity. During his time at the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, he fought for lower taxes and the elimination of unnecessary regulations on behalf of small business owners.
Juan and Laura value faith, life and family as the proud parents of six active kids: Zoe, Juan IV, Kenneth, Lily, Lucas and Gloria, who they are raising in Tucson. Juan’s favorite activities include coaching his kids’ flag football teams and also volunteering in his church.
Our country is at a critical moment, and we must aggressively fight for the values we believe. As a first generation American, I appreciate all that our nation has to offer and I want to ensure it is there for the next generation. My parents came to this country for a better job and the best education for their kids. But today, what we are seeing out of Washington, is contrary to what makes this the greatest nation and the American Dream possible. Inflation is at a 40-year high, our border is a disaster, and our education system is being ran by unions, not parents. As a dad of 6, I am running for U.S. Congress to fight to preserve the American Dream for my kids and yours.
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|1. Securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants.||S|
|2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.||S*||I am pro-life and against abortion, with limited exceptions for cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.|
|3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than according to the framers’ original intent or text.||O|
|4. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.||O*||I am unequivocally against discrimination in any form. I believe we can protect the rights of individual Americans without adding protected classes.|
|5. Enacting a federal tax credit program allowing taxpayers to direct a portion of their tax dollars to provide educational options such as private or homeschools.||S|
|6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.||S|
|7. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions.||O|
|8. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.||O|
|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|
|10. Passing either the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to federalize election laws.||O|
|11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation.||O|
|12. Regulating social media platforms as providers of information comparable to broadcast news.||S|