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Kenneth R. Bowers Jr
State Senator - District 28
Republican
http://VoteKenBowers.com
HELLO DISTRICT 28 NEIGHBORS! I AM UNIQUE AMONG THE SEVERAL CANDIDATES FOR THIS OFFICE (AZ SENATE DISTRICT 28) IN THAT I AM THE ONLY NAVY VETERAN AND I AM SEEKING A HUGE REFORM TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO STOP SENDING NON-VIOLENT PERSONS TO PRISON WHERE THEY ARE TURNED INTO THUGS RATHER THAN PATRIOTIC AMERICANS. I WOULD IMPOSE RESTITUTION AND FINES ON NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS. PRISONS SHOULD BE FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS. MY WEBSITE DESCRIBES MY PLAN IN MORE DETAIL AND ALSO HAS A FULL RESUME ON THE PAGE ENTITLED "ABOUT KEN". PLEASE HAVE A LOOK; I NEED YOUR VOTE! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! KEN BOWERS

Kate Brophy McGee
State Senator - District 28
Republican
http://katemcgee.com/
I started public service twenty years ago, a mom with 3 young children in public schools, as a school board member. I was new to politics and didn't know the process, but I knew we could do better for our teachers, parents, and most importantly, students. Since that time, I've fought for people and causes I believe in: uninsured women with cancer who couldn't get treatment, children lost in the foster care system, small business owners buried under burdensome regulations, and always, K-12 and higher education funding. I've won a lot of those fights. Today our schools have more resources because I fought to extend Prop 301, the education sales tax. It was called "the most important bill of the 2018 session" that would never pass, but we got it done. Now our districts have reliable funding for the future and higher teacher pay. I'm a pragmatic problem-solver. My priorities are Arizona-centric, my solutions are bipartisan, and I champion issues important to our district. I humbly ask for your support. Whether you've done so in the past, or not, I will always fight for you and the best interests of Arizona.

Christine Marsh
State Senator - District 28
Democratic
http://www.christineportermarsh.com/
I'm a proud Phoenician and graduate of Arizona public schools. It was my loyalty to my hometown that brought me back to Phoenix after graduating from UCLA with a scholarship in track. Here is where I raised my two sons and foster children, and where I taught for 26 years. My passion for my community runs deep. I have dedicated my career to being a teacher and after 23 years of being in the classroom every day, I was honored to be named Arizona's 2016 Teacher of the year. Through that experience, I had the opportunity to travel across the state to see first-hand the issues that public schools are facing on a daily basis. While my experiences as a mother, teacher, and foster mother were the catalyst for me running for the Arizona State Senate, the motivating factor for my candidacy is to create balance at the Capitol and to force negotiation and compromise. For too long, Arizona has suffered under the burden of one-party rule. Under Republican leadership, our most vulnerable populations have been placed at risk, and a tie in the Senate will change that by creating a marketplace of ideas that will foster innovation.

Kelli Butler
State Representative - District 28
Democratic
https://www.kellibutleraz.com
I first ran for office to provide a responsible, moderate voice for sensible solutions to the critical issues facing our district and our state: increasing support for public education to pre-recession levels, ensuring access to affordable healthcare, and keeping our families and neighborhoods safe. I am more convinced than ever before that it will take all of us who care about these issues to make the changes we need, and I am excited to see so many teachers and students now engaged in #RedforEd and #MarchforOurLives. In my first term as State Representative, I sponsored bills to increase healthcare options, worked across the aisle to establish more accountability and transparency for the use of our tax dollars, and offered amendments to cap class sizes and increase teacher salaries. As a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee and the Health Committee, I used my background as a small business owner to ask tough questions and create pro-business policy, balancing the need for economic growth with necessary consumer protections. I know our work is just beginning, but we are making a difference. I am honored to represent you, and I ask you again for your vote!

Aaron Lieberman
State Representative - District 28
Democratic
When I was growing up in LD28, Arizona felt like the best place in the world to be a kid. When I moved back home to Arizona a few years ago to raise my family, I was struck by how much the place I loved had changed. Ten years of one party rule had allowed a small group of far-right politicians to ignore the other party and take sole control of our state government. The Arizona I grew up in was a much more pragmatic place. Democrats and Republicans worked together in the best interest of all Arizonans. The state was infused with that same spirit -- it didn't matter where you were from or who your family was, we all worked and played together. That can-do spirit led me to Brophy Prep and later Yale, where I founded Jumpstart, an organization that engages college students as literacy tutors for low-income preschoolers. I grew Jumpstart into a national not for profit, and eight years later I left to found Acelero Learning, a company designed to help provide high-quality Head Start programs. Today, over 40,000 children are enrolled in Head Start programs using Acelero Learning's high-impact approach.

Kathy Pappas Petsas
State Representative - District 28
Republican
https://kathypetsasaz.com/
I have deep roots in Arizona. My family has been active in AZ business and community efforts almost a century. My life has been spent in LD28. I grew up in North Central, attended Rose Lane Elementary, Central High School and the University of Arizona. Bill and I raised our family in Arcadia and Paradise Valley, with our children attending outstanding public schools and Brophy. I understand the importance quality public education, school choice and student outcome is to the families of this district. My decades of community involvement have identified me as a pragmatic,reliable go-to leader and community servant. I am active as a:life-long Goldwater Republican; 25+ year precinct committeeman; Phoenix Art Museum; Heart Association; Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Boys Team Charity. My commitment to serve is genuine. In 25 days,with the help of friends and family I collected 1336 signatures to be eligible for the ballot (only 80 were paid to a library circulator).Walking door to door,I personally collected 735 signatures. Deep roots in the district, a record of accomplishment within our community,strong work ethic, endorsed by Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, ability to be a productive legislator, will put me in a commanding position to earn your vote.

Maria Syms
State Representative - District 28
Republican
http://www.SymsForAZ.com
As your Representative, I passed more bipartisan legislation than any other freshman legislator, with wins for teachers, small business, health care, veterans, and public safety. It is possible to work across the aisle and put people before politics or party. My first bill to test 6000 rape kits sitting on evidence shelves passed unanimously giving women and victims justice while making our communities safer. My efforts to lower prescription drug costs resulted in unanimous, bipartisan passage of my bill stopping prescription middlemen from wrongfully pocketing patient savings. I am also proud of my work with veterans with bipartisan passage of my Service Counts legislation making jobs more readily available to those who served in the name of freedom. We also had gains for small business with the passage of my regulatory reform bill encouraging settlement of lawsuits and preventing frivolous claims. The legislature also made big wins with the Opioid Epidemic Act and a $1.5 billion historic investment in education including a 20% raise to our teachers. I plan to build on these successes as we continue to move Arizona forward with continued job growth, quality education and safer communities. I would be honored to have your vote again.

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