Issues

Issues

1. Border Security
I want real border security: Granted, Congress just passed a $600 million bill to improve border security. A portion of that will go to Arizona. And Terry Goddard got a $94 million settlement from Western Union that is going to strengthen t…

2. Jobs
People are struggling. Most of the people I’ve met who have jobs consider themselves fortunate. Many, however, are either under-employed or struggling to find jobs. I met one woman who worked for the County for 30 years as a Corr…

3. Education
Right now, we have a dilemma. The Legislature cut funding for our children’s education while still promoting school vouchers. Of course, they didn’t tell you that the only people who can use the vouchers are the rich since there are no scho…

4. Green Technology
Green technology is the use of renewable and reusable resources that do not, or have very little, negative impact on our environment. As a former Republican, I was taught that we were stewards of the planet, and as such, have a responsibility to its c…

5. Transportation
Transportation is an important issue in any major city. Even though Anthem and New River are outside of Phoenix, many of the people who live there work in Phoenix. There are people who live on the West side who work on the East side and visa versa. &…

6. Illegal Immigration
I keep getting questions on this issue and did not wanted to deal with it. Sam Crump challenged me at the Anthem Rotary Club with the question “Would you have voted for SB1070 if you had been in office?” I focused on the iss…

7. Taxes
I find it interesting that Democrats are associated with high taxes when our Republican leadership, which has been in control of our Legislature for the past 44 years, has raised taxes on small businesses and the middle class while giving gross tax bre…