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Brent Backus
State Senator - District 13
Republican
https://backus-az.com
Thank you for your consideration in voting for me. What I believe in: - God and his son Jesus Christ who then died for our sins. - U.S. Constitution. - The Electoral College process to elect the President. - Nullifying unconstitutional acts of the federal government. - Pro-life. - English is the official language of AZ, therefore voting ballots and government publications are to be in English. - No tax payer benefits to illegals. - No State funding to any entity that provides any type of sanctuary stature to illegals. - Use our State Defense Force to protect our border until a wall is built. - Expand Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA's) to all legal AZ parents. - Implement school reforms to save our tax dollar. - Change the process that when a State legislator resigns the voters get to elect. - Two proxies max for political organizations. Political cronyism has to stop. - Secure future water resource. - Grow our economy and keep taxes low. Affiliations that I am associated with: - NRA - AZ Citizens Defense League - Tenth Amendment Center - Judicial Watch - Heritage Foundation

Michelle Harris
State Senator - District 13
Democratic
https://www.harrisforarizona.com/
We need leaders we can trust. Leaders who put the needs of the voters above their own interests. We've got real issues in this state. We deserve someone with the courage to face them head-on. Public school funding and educator pay is just one example. But those issues aren't going to be addressed as long as out-of-state special interests and corporate lobbyists have more influence than the voters do. I intend to take on those issues, starting with corruption and conflict of interest in our state government, and make Arizona politics accountable to voters again. I grew up in Buckeye. Four generations of my family live here in Arizona. This is my home and I want it to be a place that allows all Arizonans to feel welcome, to prosper and succeed. For 21 years, I served my country in the Air Force. I've served in my community since then. I hope to serve you. Whether it's jobs and wages, access to healthcare, extreme drought, or the desperate state of public education, these issues affect me and my family, just like yours. It's personal. I'm asking for your vote so we can build a better Arizona together.

Sine Kerr
State Senator - District 13
Republican
https://votekerr.com/
It's my honor to serve as your State Senator. While everyone campaigns as a conservative, I can offer my actual conservative record, which is pro-taxpayer, pro-family, pro-life, and pro-Constitution. My focus continues to be limiting the size of our government while ensuring that what it must do, it does as well as possible. My family owns and operates a dairy farm in Buckeye and our 4thgeneration Arizona roots run deep in the soil. I'm grateful for the support of so many in our district, both in Maricopa and Yuma County, and I'm hard at work on the various concerns we have, from water to transportation to classroom funding to school safety to lower taxes to border security to protecting our 2nd Amendment rights. I'm going to keep working on all of it. God has truly blessed our country and our state but it is our responsibility to protect them both. Arizona is a national leader in job growth, school choice, educational improvement, and regulatory freedom. We know there are those who want to undo the good we've done, so we must remain vigilant and steadfast to protect it. I ask for your vote so I can continue doing this important work.

Don Shooter
State Senator - District 13
Republican
I'm a plainspoken, red white and blue loving, conservative Republican. I ran a long-shot race and upset a Democrat incumbent to win this seat by promising to restore our liberties, protect the taxpayers, focus on our economy, and do what is right for our families. As Chairman of the Appropriations Committee I've balanced our budget, restored education and transportation dollars, fought for MCAS, YPG and Luke AFB, and advocated for our rural agricultural interests, including our critical water rights. I've received multiple Champion of the Taxpayer and Friend of the Family awards and voted against Arizona's ObamaCare Expansion. As appropriations chairman I began to investigate procurement irregularities and my recent troubles are result of that I will continue to investigate that corruption if you send me back. I ask for your vote so I can continue to do what is right for our district. Thank you!

Timothy "Tim" Dunn
State Representative - District 13
Republican
https://www.timdunnaz.com/
Tim Dunn is a third generation Farmer and a lifelong conservative from Yuma, AZ. Tim is a founding board member of Champion Christian Church. Tim has two sons and he and his wife have been happily married for seventeen years. Along with the farm and Dunn Grain Co, the Dunn's own four Sport Clips Haircuts franchises across the district. Tim is an avid sportsman and hunter, as well as a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment. Tim's long time engagement in water policy will be instrumental in developing a long term sustainable solution for our Arizona communities. Tim and Eileen are proud military parents with a son who is currently enlisted in the US military. Tim understands the importance of the three military installations in the District as they partner with our communities. Tim was recently appointed to the legislature and has no desire to be a career politician. He is honored for the service opportunity of a lifetime to represent the values, the people, and the communities he has been a part of. Tim Dunn listens to the needs of the voters and understands that it is the job of our legislature and government to serve "We the People."

Darin Mitchell
State Representative - District 13
Republican
https://www.darin-mitchell.com
I am proud to represent you in the Arizona House of Representatives. As your State Representative, I am committed to standing up and fighting for our shared conservative principles. I am an unwavering advocate for policies that strengthen Arizona's economy, protect taxpayers, improve our schools and increase border security. During my time in the Arizona House of Representatives, I have been consistently recognized by Arizona's leading conservative and pro-taxpayer groups for my commitment to reducing the size and cost of government and reducing the burden that taxes place on you and your family. With your vote in the upcoming election, I will continue to fight for you, your family and the issues that are important to you. Thank you again for your support.

Joanne Osborne
State Representative - District 13
Republican
Joanne Osborne is a fourth generation Arizonan running for the House of Representatives because she cares deeply about Arizona's future and the future of our children. She believes to put Arizona on a pathway to a prosperous future we need to continue creating high-paying jobs and strengthening the economy while tackling issues such as sustainable education funding and long-term water planning. Joanne is a social and fiscal conservative with a long, dynamic history of public service including serving for over 10 years on the Goodyear City Council where her conservative pragmatism left Goodyear with a lean government and in a strong fiscal position. Joanne has won awards and been recognized for her hard work and dedication to various causes in the West Valley including youth advocacy, civic engagement, social services and winning "Outstanding Business Leader of the Year" from Leadership West in 2016. She is a Christian Community Leader, successful business owner and public servant. Hard work, commitment to God and strong family values have helped Joanne live the American Dream. Joanne and her husband Ken have owned Osborne Jewelers since 1990 and are a staple in the West Valley business community. Joanne and her husband have four children.

Trey Terry
State Representative - District 13
Republican
https://www.treyterry.com/
I am running for State Representative because Arizona is at a crossroads. There is a strong push from Democrats, and some Republicans, to retry the same tax-and-spend approach that created Arizona's fiscal disaster a decade ago. We need strong, conservative leaders to fight back. I am a US Army combat veteran and a conservative. I am pro-life and strongly support the Second Amendment. I am committed to improving our education system through reform, and without raising taxes. Since I was honorably discharged from the Army, I have worked to get conservatives elected to local, state, and federal office. I have been endorsed by many conservative leaders from across the state and in our district. Our district is the proud home to Luke AFB, MCAS Yuma, and the Yuma Army Proving Grounds. I will tirelessly work with these communities and the federal government to ensure these great installations remain a major piece of America's military infrastructure. I grew up in LD-13 and I am raising my family here. I am heavily invested in Arizona's future and look forward to serving my community again, this time at the state capitol. I humbly ask for your vote in the August 28th Republican primary.

Thomas Tzitzura
State Representative - District 13
Democratic
http://www.tzitzuraforaz.com
My parents were immigrant refugees who came to the U.S.A. after WWII. They had virtually nothing when they came. We were poor. I was born in Chicago. My older brother and I attended public schools. We both graduated from University Illinois at Chicago. Prior to college, he served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam. After college I enlisted in the Navy as an E-3 and 22 years later retired as a commander. I went on to serve 12 more years as an Arizona high school science teacher in Maricopa County. My brother retired from banking as a vice president in trust management. I know what it is like to be an immigrant. Attitudes have not changed since I was a boy. Two immigrant brothers with public educations, serving our country, retiring successfully"”it's the American dream. Don't let that dream die. I will fight to fully support public education, comprehensive immigration reform, sensible gun control measures, and the people's voices over lobbyists, special interests, and dark money. I will bring with me integrity, leadership, and equality every day I serve as I did for 22 years in the Navy and 12 years as an Arizona high school science teacher.

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