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Victoria Steele
State Senator - District 9
Democratic
http://victoriasteeleforsenate.com
As a two-term Legislative District 9 Arizona State Representative and current Arizona State Senator in the minority party, Victoria Steele knows how to “work across the aisle” to get things done for Arizona. Victoria co-authored a bill creating a task force to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with a signing ceremony in the Historic Capitol building. Out of the 300-plus bills signed into law, eight were Democratic-sponsored bills and one was Victoria’s bill to help sexual assault victims get needed restraining orders. It passed unanimously. As a member of the Senate Water and Agriculture Committee, she was involved in passing the Drought Contingency Plan by the deadline. Victoria helped to pass a Republican bill giving the survivors of child rape until age 30 to sue in civil court, also giving those victims that were time-barred and past the statute of limitations dates a 1-year window. Now, she is asking Arizona voters to re-elect her to the Arizona Senate to continue to work to continue the work that still needs to be done and a dependable voice for those without one. In these times more than ever, Arizonans need the experienced, steady, Steele Resolve that Victoria brings.

Randall "Randy" Friese
State Representative - District 9
Democratic
https://drfrieseforhouse.com
As a physician and surgeon as well as retired medical school professor, I believe policy makers must use science and data when creating policies promoting health and safety and mitigating the damage of COVID-19 on Arizona's economy. As a state legislator I believe it is the state’s responsibility to ensure the core values of equality, opportunity (including equality of opportunity), and safety are reflected in its actions. During my tenure at the legislature I have worked to support appropriate funding for public schools. I will continue to make appropriate funding and support for public schools a priority if re-elected in 2020. I also stand for a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, responsible gun safety legislation, access to quality healthcare, the ability of cities and towns to self-govern without undue preemption from the state, protection of our environment and natural resources, ensuring that exercising the right to vote is not restricted, and supporting infrastructure in Arizona (roads/highways/railways, technology growth, water conservation, as well as K-12 education and our Universities). I believe that by supporting and growing Arizona infrastructure, small businesses will prosper, and corporations will expand in Arizona creating job growth and a robust economy.

Brendan Lyons
State Representative - District 9
Republican
http://Lyons4AZ.com
Brendan Lyons is an energetic and results driven candidate. Over the past decade, he’s earned a positive reputation as a community leader and has developed a track record of winning quality of life improvements for Arizona. His journey into public service began when he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. As a public safety advocate, he became concerned about distracted driving after responding to far too many crashes. In 2012, he launched “LOOK! Save A Life” in Southern Arizona, which fosters an environment of safety for all who utilize our public roads. A year later, he became a statistic of the very message he was advocating; struck from behind by a distracted motorist while bicycling. As he recovered, he threw himself into fighting for tougher laws against distracted driving, putting pressure on local jurisdictions throughout the state to adopt policies to make our roads safer. In April 2019, Governor Ducey signed Arizona’s Hands-Free bill into law. Brendan holds a Masters in Public Administration focusing in Collaborative Governance. Southern Arizona deserves a brilliant future and Brendan Lyons will continue to be a results-driven leader who works across party lines to deliver on issues that we ALL care about.

Pamela Powers Hannley
State Representative - District 9
Democratic
http://PowersForThePeople.net
When I ran for the House in 2016, I promised to be the voice of the people. I believe that the Legislature should work for the people and should fund the People’s To-Do List: education, infrastructure, healthcare, and security--and not the corporate wish list. If we want high-quality public education and good-paying jobs, we must invest in future generations. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I am a strong voice against fiscal irresponsibility and continued corporate tax giveaways, while Arizona families struggle with housing, food, and financial insecurity. Long before the world was rocked by the novel Coronavirus, far too many Arizona children were living in poverty and suffering from the worst rate of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the nation. In my two terms, I helped negotiate the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, pushed for millions of dollars in COVID-19 funding, and fought for expanded access to affordable medical, dental and mental health care. I am a strong supporter of worker rights, unions, and the ERA. I am a Progressive Democrat and Clean Elections candidate. I don’t take big money donations from corporations, special interest groups, or wealthy donors. I am your voice, not theirs.

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