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Elizabeth Brown
State Senator - District 12
Democratic
https://brownforazld12.nationbuilder.com/
I am running for the State Senate because I believe Arizona is at a crossroads. We can continue the status quo of corporate handouts, or we can reclaim our state government for all Arizonans. Being ranked in the bottom five of education funding is a travesty. My daughters attended public schools, and I want my granddaughters and all children to have access to excellent public schools. It is vital that we provide sustainable funding for public education and ensure that private schools receiving public funds are transparent and held accountable. I support renewable energy and will protect clean air and water for future generations. I will work to make Arizona the solar capital of the nation and will encourage investment in sustainable infrastructure. Small businesses are vital to our economy. I will work to support and protect the interests of small business owners. Through community engagement, I will seek practical solutions and support policy to ensure the well-being of all Arizonans. Having worked under both Governors Napolitano (D) and Brewer (R) and in the State Senate, I have the insight and knowledge to make effective change. I humbly ask for your vote.

Eddie Farnsworth
State Senator - District 12
Republican
http://www.eddiefarnsworth.com
Our individual liberties come from God, not from government. Government was instituted to protect those God-given freedoms. This is my firmly held belief. During my tenure in the legislature I have measured my support of legislation, first and foremost, through that lens and ask myself, "is this the proper role of government?" My deeply held conservative values have made me a leading advocate for limited government, individual liberties, sound fiscal policy, private property rights, Second Amendment rights, quality education, defending families and protecting the unborn. I'm consistently ranked a top champion of the taxpayer and defender of the Constitution. I have successfully sponsored legislation to fight human trafficking, strengthen victim's rights, and prohibit state agencies from law making. I am humbled to have successfully sponsored "Jacob's Law" which empowers foster families to heal abused children. I have the endorsement of such statesmen as Congressman Andy Biggs, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, to name a few. On August 28th, I humbly ask that you vote for the experienced and conservative legislative team of Farnsworth, Petersen and Grantham.

Jimmy Lindblom
State Senator - District 12
Republican
http://www.jimmyforaz.com
As a conservative Republican and longtime small business owner, I have the foundation and experience needed to tackle the tough issues facing our state. I am a pro-life Republican with a record of fighting to protect families, the unborn and the vulnerable. I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a fiscal conservative that believes firmly in the principles of transparency and accountability. As your State Senator, my top priorities are: "¢ Border Security - securing our southern border "¢ Education - supporting pathways of opportunity so our students are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed "¢ Fiscal Responsibility - protecting families and businesses from government overreach "¢ East Valley Values - representing you in a dignified manner, consistent with the core values we share I have deep roots in the East Valley, calling Gilbert my home for the past 26 years. I've been married to my wife Rachelle Dana for 19 years and have five wonderful children. When I'm not spending time with my family or running my business, I dedicate my time in the community, serving on many East Valley organizations. I would be honored to have your vote! Learn more about me at JimmyForAZ.com.

Joe Bisaccia
State Representative - District 12
Democratic
https://bisaccia4az.com/
My name is Joe Bisaccia and I am a public school teacher at Cooley Middle School. I teach applied technology and robotics, which, like all STEM fields, are the fastest growing areas in education and high-paying jobs. The future of our state is in education and technology. For far too long our leaders have failed to adequately invest in these fields. It's time to change that. Promises to restore school funding have been broken by our elected officials. To attract high paying jobs, Arizona must invest in education and infrastructure. We can do so without raising taxes on middle class Arizonans. We owe it to our kids to ensure our schools are well funded and our teachers are well paid. I see our community filled with high paying jobs attracted to Gilbert and Queen Creek for the above reasons. I envision a future where all Arizonans have a chance to succeed. I am endorsed by Run for Something and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. As a Clean Elections candidate, I will represent you and not powerful out-of-state special interests. I humbly ask for your support and your vote. Thank you.

Travis Grantham
State Representative - District 12
Republican
https://www.granthamforaz.com
I've only served one term in the State House but I'm pleased to report that your team of Grantham, Warren Petersen and Eddie Farnsworth is Arizona's most effective and conservative team with awards from pro-taxpayer, pro-family groups and proven voting records on important issues like education funding, life, liberty, border security, school choice, taxes, spending, and protecting the family. I'm a 3rd-generation Arizonan who currently holds the rank of Major and is serving as an Aircraft Commander and Instructor Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard. I am also a businessman and entrepreneur who understands the challenges being faced by all of our business owners and small business employees. Among our many endorsements are Congressman Andy Biggs, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and former Supervisor Tom Freestone along with those mentioned in Warren Petersen's statement. Our opponents campaign as conservatives but true Republicans know better. When someone says "Elect me and I'll go vote like Travis Grantham and Warren Petersen" you have to wonder why they're even running. Arizona is a national leader in job growth, K-12 improvements, school choice, and regulatory reform. Vote for the Grantham, Petersen and Farnsworth team and we'll keep it that way. Thank you!

Nick Myers
State Representative - District 12
Republican
http://www.nickmyers.us
"I have 20+ years in experience as an engineer, manager and business owner. My strengths lie in my beliefs, passion, and tenacity. I have fought and won against a corrupt water utility. I continue to fight water issues, and I will do the same for the people of Arizona. People deserve to be able to address issues locally and fairly. "Nick's moral compass is set all the way to high. He can't stand to see people abusing power, regardless of what position they hold. Whether it's a bully on a playground, domestic abuser, a corporation, or a government official - abuse is abuse. He strongly believes that government officials are here to serve the people, and not the other way around. After realizing how difficult it is to get a government official to fight with you, not to mention for you, he realized he had two choices: 1. do nothing, 2. be the change he wants to see. Nick is not a politician. He is well aware of the fact that he has a lot to learn. He has his ideals, but he is also very eager to listen to reason..." my wife, Katerina Myers"

Warren Petersen
State Representative - District 12
Republican
https://votewarrenpetersen.com
Thank you for your trust, support, and opportunity to serve you. I ran for office as a business owner, husband, father, and concerned citizen, promising to limit government and protect our Constitutional rights. I have kept my promises. I'm a top-ranked conservative in the Legislature and have been awarded Small Business Legislator of the Year, Hero of the Taxpayer, #1 for Constitutional Voting, Free Market Champion, Top Regulatory Reformer, Guardian of Small Business, A rated by the NRA, recognized for defending life, religious freedom, and Friend of the Family. I worked hard to pass a structurally balanced budget, improve our credit rating, dramatically boost K-12 funding and teacher pay. I passed legislation to eliminate politicians' pensions and to shrink government. Limiting government and protecting taxpayers means saying "No" to special interests who want to spend your money and take away your rights. My conservative votes and positions have earned me a primary challenger who is supported by democrats. I've been endorsed by conservatives like Att. Gen. Mark Brnovich, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, fmr Treasurer Jeff DeWitt, Congressman Andy Biggs, Reps. Farnsworth, Grantham and many more (visit www.votewarrenpetersen.com for a full list). Feel free to contact me at 602-332-5812.

Lynsey Robinson
State Representative - District 12
Democratic
https://www.LynseyRobinson4AZ.com
BRIDGING THE GAPS TOGETHER Lynsey Robinson was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She believes that immigrants are part of the fabric of America. Specifically, Haiti has a long history with the U.S., dating back to the Revolutionary War where Haiti fought alongside America to help it gain independence from Great Britain. Lynsey came to America at the age of eight and grew up in New York. As a former DREAMer, teacher and attorney she believes that education is essential for our children to fulfill their full potential and for America to remain competitive in the world. Lynsey believes that public schools are underfunded and teachers are underpaid. She believes charter schools have a place in our communities, but transparency and accountability are essential to protect our children and the community. Lynsey believes that if Arizona families are to succeed, our public schools must receive appropriate funding to deal with the demands of our growing demographics. She supports the second amendment, but supports gun reform as a necessity for safe public education. As the wife of an entrepreneur, Lynsey supports the growth of small and local businesses. She understands that a strong, robust business community supports families and keeps our district thriving.

D.J. Rothans
State Representative - District 12
Democratic
I am running to expose AZ's laws for charter schools. A charter school is a public school, privately run. A regular public school is publicly run. AZ has more charter schools per student than any other state. There are no laws in place that restrict a new charter school from being built right next to an A+ rated school. Public schools, run privately have next to no accountability for state money. Competitive bidding is not required. One charter school, operating in AZ, a" non profit", paid a management firm 10 million DOLLARS. That same school received 73 million DOLLARS from the state, 13 million DOLLARS from the parents of their students and they are 32 million DOLLARS in the RED. Yet they, are using AZ real estate for collateral to borrow more money to finance schools in other states. Since 2010 - 87 charter schools have closed. Tax payers provide the $ to build them, tax payers provide the $ to maintain them and when sold the owner gets the $.This is currently legal, but is not moral. When (if) elected this is the first thing I will work on.

Blake Sacha
State Representative - District 12
Republican
https://blakesachaforaz.com/
Blake is a conservative who believes passionately in the future of Arizona. He understands the need for responsible investment in high quality education, high-paying jobs and excellent roads and highways. Blake is a professional problem solver. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering, studied Systems Thinking at MIT and worked for Intel for 28 years where he solved hundreds of complex problems. He is an experienced business leader. During his career, he led small and large organizations, hired hundreds of people, managed multi-million dollar budgets, developed strategic plans and helped employees to be successful. Blake is also an educator. He taught hundreds of classes through Intel University. He has a master's degree in Education and teaches chemistry and engineering for Grand Canyon University. He is uniquely qualified to solve the complex and difficult problems our state faces.

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