Reye, Elizabeth

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
U.S. Senate
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(480) 540-9233
Age:
46
Occupation:
neuroscientist, mother
Education:
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins Univeristy
Family:
3 beautiful children, one severely disabled
Religion:
Catholic
Biographical Info:

I’m Beth Reye, Arizona born and bred with the same conservative conscience that has defined our state for generations.

After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in neuroscience, I went to work at the National Institute of Health. I also continued to work at Johns Hopkins in the Biopsychiatry Department. Later, while living in Portland, Oregon, I turned my focus to cleaning up that city with a run for the state legislature. You can imagine the reception of a Libertarian Republican running on an anti-corruption platform in Portland! Antifa threatened me and my family but I took them on because the conscience of a conservative never backs down!

Soon after returning home to Arizona, I noticed a change in the conscience of our conservative state. Much of the same extremism I witnessed from the far-left in Portland, I now saw growing in my beloved party. My Republican Party stands for Reagan, Reason, and Responsibility. My concern is that the party of Reagan is drifting away from these roots of reason and responsibility into self-defeating denialism that plays into the hands of both our political and global competitors. When we abandon those roots, we lose both here and on the world stage. It’s time to return those roots of Reagan Republicanism back to the party. This is why I am running.

As the mother of three children, my prayer is for them to grow up in a country that believes in conservative values and compassionate hearts. And I want them to grow up believing, as Reagan believed, that our best days are yet to come.

Statement:

As stated above, I ran once before for state office in Portland, Oregon after watching the city descend into chaos. Now I am seeing the same disruption and corruption in Arizona. I felt it was a moral imperative to take on the machine and get an honest, old school Reagan Republican in office to make decent votes on the Senate floor.

Survey

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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S* Here in Arizona, we see some of the worst of the cartel border crossings, get aways, and fentanyl seizes. I feel it is extremely important to stop this crime from occurring and the loss of American lives to these drugs.
2. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. S* The 1864 abortion ban was too harsh. There truly are cases of rape, incest, and threats to a women's health. I do believe that there should be a period where a woman can choose, but there are limits in time and reason.
3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution according to the framers’ original intent or text, rather than by evolving standards. S* I absolutely run fully for a strict interpretation of the Constitution and for appointing judges that will follow the rule of law, not make decisions on personal opinion.
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 do not feel, as both a Reagan Republican and Catholic, that gender identity is a protected class. This will only cause more lawsuits and trouble in the legal system.
5. 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* I moved back to Arizona from Oregon so my disabled daughter could attend an Autism Charter. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and she was out of her wheelchair in one semester. This is after having been strangled in Portland schools. I fully support parent choice in education.
6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. S* We are in debt higher than the GDP for the first time since World War II. This is unacceptable and we need to balance the budget.
7. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O* People have very personal and moral reasons to oppose or support abortion, and to what week level or extent. I do not believe general taxpayer funds should be involved.
8. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* This is Arizona! I grew up shooting. We have hunters all over the state. Plus, this is a fully protected Amendment. An individual has a right to defend themselves and to bear arms. The historical reasons speak for themselves.
9. Allowing individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* Private businesses, as has been shown in court rulings, have the option to pick to whom and why they provide services. This cannot be violated.
10. Federalizing election law by removing state authority over elections. O* Each state is granted its own choices in election law. This has been upheld over and over.
11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation. O* The filibuster rule is there to require high support to change controversial issues. Eliminating it will create chaos.
12. Regulating or banning social media platforms that are owned or controlled by certain foreign governments. S* TikTok? Enough said.