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Timothy Jeffries
State Senator - District 23
Republican
https://www.timothyjeffriesforaz.com/
Governor Ducey asked me to transform the calcified Department of Economic Security and improve social services for 1.6 million Arizonans in tough circumstances. We went to work, attacked the status quo, cleaned out deadwood, eliminated bureaucracy, increased morale and productivity, and improved care for Arizonans in need. Eventually the self-serving status quo fought back, claiming I was cruel for legally firing hundreds of poor-performing employees and wrong to increase security for thousands of our employees and hundreds of thousands of our customers who visit DES service centers. The liberal attacks I suffered never dampened my desire to serve others. I'm running for State Senate to make a positive conservative difference for Arizona. I'm pro-education, pro-jobs, pro-police, pro-border security, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution and anti-politician. Representative Ugenti-Rita runs as a conservative but votes like a liberal. She's been rated a "Friend of Big Government." She voted against the extension of Proposition 301 to fund education, against "Blue Lives Matter" legislation to protect law enforcement, and against anti-bullying legislation to protect school children. She opposes term limits and ultimately wants a career in Congress. I simply want to serve you in the Senate. I ask for your vote.

Kristina Kelly
State Senator - District 23
Republican
http://www.KellyForLD23.com
A life-long Republican, public school teacher and successful small business owner, Kristina Kelly is running for State Senate in LD 23 to fight for conservative values and serve her community with integrity. Her core beliefs include reducing the size and scope of government, growing our economy through market-based solutions, and providing a high-quality education for all children by properly funding our public education system. As a long-time public education advocate and mother of four children, she understands the value of creating and maintaining safe schools that prepare our children to enter a competitive workforce. She believes in protecting the rights and liberties of individuals, keeping taxes low, and supporting our law enforcement officials who uphold the rule of law. Kristina was born in Washington, D.C., where her father worked for the Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Kelly grew up in a family of proud Republicans that emphasized the importance of public service and conservative values. She moved to Arizona 14 years ago with her husband Chris of over 18 years, where they decided to raise their family. Their children have grown up in Scottsdale, where they have all attended public schools.

Daria Lohman
State Senator - District 23
Democratic
https://daria4az.com/
We must take Arizona FORWARD in providing opportunities for ALL to live healthy, happy, productive lives." Many businesses have bypassed AZ due to the lack of support for public education. In order for Arizona to grow and attract good jobs, a quality K-12 public education system and affordable higher education is required. Retaining certified teachers and support staff requires that they be paid competitive salaries. School buildings need to be maintained. Affordable healthcare for all is essential. Too many Arizonans cannot afford healthcare. They lose jobs because of untreated physical or mental health conditions. Maintaining and expanding ACA will provide essential health services, stabilize the insurance market and lower overall health care cost. A healthy educated work force will attract new business with good jobs and grow the tax base. The Public through the Arizona Constitution and state legislation have specified that certain public services will be provided. The state legislature and the governor have the responsibility of ensuring that public services are adequately funded and that all entities receiving public money are audited with results made public. Public education and affordable health care are essential to Arizona's future

Michelle Ugenti-Rita
State Senator - District 23
Republican
http://www.MichelleUgenti-Rita.com
It has been my honor and privilege to represent legislative district 23 for the last eight years. During that time, I worked vigorously to restore Arizona's fiscal health by structurally balancing the state's budget, cutting taxes, spurring economic growth, reducing burdensome government regulations on businesses and increasing education funding by $1.2 billion over the next three years. I also supported legislation, approved by the voters, which puts an additional $3.5 billion in to the education system by 2026. For the last two years, I served as Chairwoman of the Ways and Means Committee where I worked diligently so all taxpayers are treated fairly and equitably. I was appointed Chairwoman of the Government Committee during my first term and held that position for three years. Subsequent to that, I served two years as Chairwoman of the Elections Committee and have served on the Appropriations Committee during my eight year tenure. As a result of my efforts I am thankful to have earned the endorsements of our Congressman David Schweikert, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh and Senator John Kavanagh. Please visit my website MichelleUgenti-Rita.com to learn more. Thank you for your vote and the opportunity to serve!

John Kavanagh
State Representative - District 23
Republican
John Kavanagh is a twenty-five year resident of District 23, which covers most of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. John and his wife, Mayor Linda Kavanagh of Fountain Hills, have been married for 42 years and have two grown sons, Jonathan and Nicholas and a grandson, Shaun. John is a retired professor of criminal justice at Scottsdale Community College. Prior to teaching at Scottsdale Community College, John taught at Arizona State University and served 20 years as a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, retiring as a detective sergeant. John served six years as a town councilman in Fountain Hills and also served three years on the Lafayette, New Jersey Town Council. He is in his fourth year as a state senator and previously served eight years in the Arizona House of Representatives. He is currently Senate President Pro Tempore. John was awarded a BA in Liberal Arts from NYU, a Masters Degree in Government from St. John's University (Queens, NY), and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers. He is also a military veteran.

Eric Kurland
State Representative - District 23
Democratic
http://www.kurland23.com
Eric Kurland is a husband, father, and public school teacher living in Scottsdale who believes that education is the fundamental issue facing voters in November. A current classroom teacher with more than 20 years' experience, Eric earned a degree in Finance from Arizona State University, proving him uniquely qualified to meet the challenge of holding a House seat. Eric believes Arizona's voters must no longer vote for incumbents whose political agendas and votes have repeatedly demoted Arizona to the extreme bottom of lists regarding per pupil spending, teacher pay, and large class sizes. Eric Kurland believes that it is legislative malpractice to fiscally starve our schools; it is wrong to fund private education with public dollars; it is immoral to absolve charter schools from following procurement rules; and it is a grave mistake to zero-out funding for our community colleges. Eric Kurland believes the time has come to change the irresponsible, downward trajectory of our state. It is time for new representation. It is time for a teacher. It is time for Eric Kurland!

Jay Lawrence
State Representative - District 23
Republican
http://ld23jaylawrence.com
After 25 years talking about the issues on my KTAR talk show, the experience of getting elected in 2014 and going to work solving those issues was as rewarding as I could have hoped for. As I promised, I voted in a conservative manner to expand the power of the individual and limit the power of the government. This term I was honored to serve as Chairman for the House Military, Veterans, and Regulatory Affairs Committee. As an Air Force veteran, I am also proud to serve as co-chair of the House and Senate Veterans Caucus. As always, I voted for a real balanced budget, free of gimmicks, even while adding large increases to school spending and teacher pay. I will continue to advocate for real secure borders and an end to illegal immigration, and I will continue to champion our Constitutional rights, like our 2nd Amendment rights. I'm grateful for the many endorsements I have received and invite you to visit my website for a full list and to learn more about my positions on issues. I look forward to serving with John Kavanagh this next term and I humbly ask for your vote!

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