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Natali Fierros Bock
State Senator - District 8
Democratic
http://www.natali4az.com
As a fourth-generation Arizonan, it hurts to see the state I love at the bottom in education, at the top for healthcare costs and as fodder for late night television. For the past three decades, the GOP-led state leadership has systematically chipped away at the systems protecting our communities, families, seniors, and children, while simultaneously cutting corporate taxes and dismantling civil liberties. Not only does this hurt our most vulnerable and damage our democracy, it is also fiscally irresponsible. We believe in something better. It is time the working-class families and vulnerable communities, who experience the day-to-day squeeze and negative effects of our current political priorities, have a seat at the table. It's time for everyday citizens to take back our political voice. As your Senator, I will work to improve your quality of life by prioritizing education, improving healthcare options, protecting Medicaid and KidsCare, investing in economic growth and infrastructure, and securing our civil liberties. These foundational issues are requisite for a strong middle class, which creates a thriving economy, which leads to a prosperous state, the kind of state making headlines for all the right reasons. Together, we can be the something better.

Sharon Girard
State Senator - District 8
Democratic
https://girard4azsenate.com/
I practiced medicine for 30 years as a Physician Assistant in emergency rooms, clinics, OB/Gyn practices and rural hospitals. My years of experience living and working in small towns prepared me well to understand the unique needs of a growing rural district. As a national PA leader, community activist and board member, I understand how to collaborate and work with diverse groups to get the job done. I will fight for you by protecting the welfare of families, expanding access to healthcare, improving our infrastructure and work to fully restore public education funding. I believe in equality, fairness and equal pay. I will work to expand vocational and community college education, preparing our students for their future. I am dedicated to protecting the environment and working hard for you on tough issues like water and transportation. I have decades of experience in communities developing programs for pregnant teens, women at risk for domestic violence and homelessness and substance abuse. I believe in leadership that is compassionate, thoughtful and pragmatic. I will represent you by listening closely and then working to address your issues. My door will always be open because you are my highest priority. Every voice matters!

Frank Pratt
State Senator - District 8
Republican
http://www.realleadershipaz.com
It has been my privilege to represent you in the Arizona State Legislature. I have lived in Arizona my entire life and have operated a farm and small business for many years. My wife is an educator. My son was born and raised here; the grandchildren live here too. In meetings with thousands of ordinary people in our district, they have told me about their concerns and I take them very seriously. Three issues have repeated come up - education, jobs, and public safety. I have made working on these issues my number one priority at the legislature. I will continue to work to make our communities safe through adequate police and fire protection, continue my efforts to improve educational opportunities for all and to get better teacher pay and more resources into the class room. I have received a lot of recognition for playing an important role in putting policies in place that attract jobs to rural Arizona. I will continue to work for policies that will create more and better jobs. You have my word that l will always put you and your family first in the State Legislature. I would be honored to receive your vote.

Carmen Casillas
State Representative - District 8
Democratic
https://casillas4statehouse.org/
My name is Carmen Casillas, I am running for State Representative-District 8. I was born and raised in Globe, Arizona. I am a mother of three, grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of two I was a City of Globe Councilwoman four years and served as vice-mayor for two years. I am founder and CEO of the Domestic Violence Victims Advocate (DVVA) Response Team and ran the program for 10 years. I am a founding member of the City of Globe's Summer Youth Leadership Academy; co-founding member of Boys and Girls Club of Globe; co-founding member of GILA House; past member of NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials). I serve or have served on several boards in our community such as Salvation Army and Relay for Life. My Platforms are: Education Jobs/ Economy Public Safety I have the courage to challenge the status quo and the backbone to take the position to do what is right. I work toward bettering the lives of our youth, elderly and disabled and am a strong advocate on making our homes and streets safe. I am running for the State House of Representatives to continue setting the tone for a better future.

David Cook
State Representative - District 8
Republican
http://cookarizona.com
I'm in my first term in office and when I ran I promised to be a strong voice for rural Arizona. I have kept that promise. Arizona has a balanced budget, I was part of the core group that dramatically increased school funding and teacher pay, and I have been working hard to increase the transportation dollars we need to get our roads fixed. I have also led on water issues, because those of us who work the land know how critical it is to our economy and livelihood. I'm actually the only rancher in the legislature, so I'm called on to be involved in a lot of issues that deal with the ranching, agriculture, and farming communities in our state. As promised, I have a pro-Constitution, pro-family values, and pro-taxpayer voting record because I know that preserving and expanding freedom is my most solemn responsibility. There are plenty of politicians down at the State Capitol, too many if you ask me. I ask for your vote so that we can ensure that regular folks like us have a voice and a champion there. On behalf of my wife and kids, thank you for your support and your continued trust!

Pablo Correa
State Representative - District 8
Democratic
http://www.pc4az.com
I am fighting for the forgotten folks for whom nobody is fighting. Sadly, the needs of working-class men, women and families are not being addressed, while the rich and well-connected get an Arizona tailored to their wants. Being from Arizona's low/middle-income communities, it feels like nobody is looking out for us. Our current representation doesn't reflect us, nor does it want to. I will take the knowledge and leadership skills gained during my time as a Marine and as a board member of Latino Familia Inititave and the Casa Grande Police Advisory Board, and apply it at the state level. I will fight for a fully-funded public education system so the future of Arizona's children is secured and relieve the burden of rising healthcare costs. I will fight for a living wage that gives working families the disposable income to spend at our local businesses and fuel economic growth. It is time to put a working-class man to work at the Arizona State House!

Linda C Gross
State Representative - District 8
Democratic
http://www.yeswecanarizona.com/
I believe government has the responsibility to create an environment which empowers people to succeed. And I want to be a part of that. I've spent the last 35 years in sales, marketing, and running small businesses that I've created, including the Globe-Miami Times, a community-based newspaper founded in 2006. These experiences have taught me the value of job creation and growth. I've been actively involved in community issues and economic development for 12 years. I served as a board member of the United Fund of Globe-Miami during 2013-2018. In 2011, I helped lead a successful grassroots effort to stop a private prison from locating in Globe. As a cancer survivor who went five years without health insurance before the ACA eliminated preexisting conditions, I understand the critical nature of healthcare. I am also largely influenced by the legacy of my mother, who was a strong women's rights champion and a resourceful single mother. I will work hard to see that we're providing robust public education, affordable healthcare, strong protections for water and environment, and an improved infrastructure. These are key to a sustainable future which will provide the jobs and quality of life for all Arizonans.

Thomas "T.J." Shope
State Representative - District 8
Republican
http://realleadershipaz.com/
This election is a critical for rural Arizona. Each voter must ask themselves: "Who will best represent me in the state legislature?" T.J. Shope has a distinguished record of standing up for the people he represents. T.J. Shope knows education very well as a nearly 10-year local school board member, so he fought for AND DELIVERED increased teacher pay and pay increases for the support staff who make the schools run while the teachers teach! T.J. Shope strongly believes that rural communities must have healthcare that is affordable and available, so he has fought to keep rural hospitals open. T.J. Shope also fought for policies that helped bring desperately needed jobs to our area and he has been in the forefront of making certain that our schools have more funding for education. For many years T.J. Shope has been a leading advocate for safe neighborhoods and has worked to provide law enforcement with the tools and the funding they need to get the job done. Your vote to reelect T.J. Shope will ensure that we keep an honest leader who is a real friend of the people and unafraid to fight for you! More information available at www.RealLeadershipAZ.com.

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