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J.D. Mesnard
State Senator - District 17
Republican
https://www.JDMesnard.com
As your State Representative I authored laws that directed more educational dollars into classrooms, created the Address Confidentiality Program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual offenses, helped employees who are owed wages, and promoted veteran-friendly college campuses. I won Guardian of Small Business, Champion of the Taxpayer, and Friend of the Family awards, and many others, and was subsequently honored to be elected Speaker of the House. Little did I know I'd be tasked with shepherding our Legislature through an historic time that included emotional debates over education funding and teacher pay, a high-profile case of sexual harassment, and more. Yet we passed good balanced budgets that reduced tax burdens while increasing school funding and dramatically boosting teacher pay by 20%. We also wrote groundbreaking policies to ensure personal conduct by legislators is held to the high standards the public deserves. With Steve Yarbrough retiring I'm asking for your vote to continue this important work in the State Senate. If elected I will continue to keep an open door, put my constituents first, and use my diverse background that includes husband, professor and small business owner with master's degrees in both business and public administration to deliver for you.

Steve Weichert
State Senator - District 17
Democratic
http://www.weichertforaz.com/
For the better part of the last decade, I have dedicated my life to fighting for issues that truly matter to Arizona families. These include proper and dedicated funding for public schools and state infrastructure, job creation, quality and affordable healthcare, safer communities, greater respect for diversity and equality, expanded civic engagement and voter rights, ethics and campaign finance reforms, and improved well-being for Arizona's most vulnerable citizens. In stark contrast, our current legislative majority has proved to be more consumed with cutting taxes and funding for vital services than proper investment in its citizens, meanwhile serving the demands of narrow special interests. As evidence, look no further than the last legislative session where 75,000 educators and concerned citizens were forced to march on the State Capitol to address woefully inadequate funding for our state's public schools and a critical teacher shortage. This is not how government should work, nor is it representative of quality, concerned leadership. I've chosen to run for the State Senate to sincerely represent the interests of all Legislative District 17 citizens as a true public servant - not as a partisan, political creature of the Arizona State Legislature. I respectfully ask for your vote.

Nora Ellen
State Representative - District 17
Republican
http://votenoraellen.com/
Tired of "campaign conservatives" who sound conservative but vote like liberals once elected? Me too. I'm a PROVEN conservative with a real record of casting tough votes, saying NO to the establishment/special interests, producing balanced budgets, protecting taxpayers, and helping Chandler become the #1 city for new jobs in America! I'm a small-business owner who knows government can help or hinder. It's one of the reasons I ran for City Council. I wanted a local government that was responsive, limited, and effective. Today, Chandler is Arizona's best-run city and I want to take these same conservative values to the Legislature. That means balanced budgets and a strong job-producing economy. Protecting taxpayers and families. Looking after our veterans, our schools, our roads/infrastructure, and our first responders. Protecting our liberties, human life, and school choice. Defending our Constitution, protecting our military bases, and securing our borders. My opponent's been attacking since she started running, but I'm running a positive issue-based campaign. I'm endorsed by County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Steve Yarbrough, JD Mesnard, Jeff Weninger, Mayor Daniels, and others who want a proven conservative in the State House. If you want a Proven Champion for Taxpayers and Families, I ask for your vote!

Jennifer Pawlik
State Representative - District 17
Democratic
http://jenniferpawlik.nationbuilder.com/
I am a former teacher and a mother who is passionate about properly funding Arizona's public school system. In fact, one of the key factors influencing my interest in politics is the devastating cuts to our state's public school system over the last decade. In an effort to bring money into the classrooms locally, I served as Co-Chair of the successful Yes for Chandler Students override campaign in 2017 and was a volunteer for the CUSD bond election in 2015. I support full-day kindergarten, funding career and technical programs, and making college affordable. A strong, well-funded school system and a well-prepared workforce will encourage businesses to relocate to Arizona and remain here which will have a positive impact on our economy. I believe there should be transparency in elections, and that corporations or other entities should not be able to influence elections with their secretive contributions. I support equal rights and non-discrimination acts that protect diverse communities. I respectfully ask for your support and your vote.

Jeff Weninger
State Representative - District 17
Republican
https://www.Jeffweninger.com
Jeff Weninger serves Gilbert, Sun Lakes and Chandler, where he lives with his wife, Janet, and their three children. Jeff is an entrepreneur with multiple successful small businesses that he has owned and operated for over 20 years. Jeff and his wife volunteer with charities benefiting children in crisis. As Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, Jeff has demonstrated his knowledge of issues facing small businesses and his ability to lead on critical issues, including regulatory reform, the creation of a business-friendly economy, access to capital for small businesses, and investment in our education system. He knows that businesses need a 21st century workforce and that strong schools are essential to fulfilling that need. Jeff has championed critical legislation that encourages innovation, technology and growth.

Julie Willoughby
State Representative - District 17
Republican
https://www.juliewilloughby.org
Julie Willoughby is coming straight from the private arena to run for House of Representative in LD17. As a mother, she is concerned with the future of the education system for her children and yours. As a Trauma ER Registered Nurse, she works closely with public safety officers and believes that part of the State's role is to help protect its citizens. Julie would like to work towards creating a better and healthier community. As a Trauma RN, Julie is no stranger to high stress situations involving critical thinking skills that affect people in a significant way. As a small business owner, she wants to continue to ensure an even and fair playing field for all businesses. Julie believes its time for millennial Republicans, like herself, to become more active in the political arena to help safeguard the future for the next generation. Julie is keenly aware that, as a millennial Republican, she is a voice for the future of businesses, low taxes, honest budgeting, and meaningful education. Julie would like to thank you in advance for your vote, you will not be disappointed voting for Julie Willoughby!

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