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Jim Love
State Senator - District 9
Democratic
After volunteering as an advocate for public education and healthcare for the past sixteen years in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., Jim Love is running for the Arizona State Senate in Legislative District 9. Jim arrived in Tucson, Arizona in 1962, enrolling in Amphitheater High School. There, he met his future wife, Diane McGlone. Their plans were delayed as Jim entered the navy and served in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, Jim and Diane were married 51 years, before Diane's unexpected death last year. Jim is serving in his 18th year on the Flowing Wells School Board. Jim, as a board member, recognized the need for increased student funding, and during the legislative session travels to Phoenix weekly to work with legislators on passing legislation. Jim has worked 40 years as a respiratory therapist, currently in Casa Grande. He recognizes the role community medical centers play in providing quality care. His proudest professional accomplishment was being appointed to the Board of Respiratory Care Examiners by Governor Janet Napolitano. Jim Love will put Arizona residents first and work to provide the best public schools, high quality healthcare, protect clean water, and encourage industry to be a nationwide leader in renewable energy.

Victoria Steele
State Senator - District 9
Democratic
http://victoriasteeleforsenate.com/
As a two-term Arizona State Legislator in the minority party, Victoria Steele got things done. Two of eight bills passed by Democratic Party legislators during her second term were Victoria's. Now, she is running for the Arizona Senate on the Five "Es." Education, Economy, Environment, Equality, and Eliminating Gun Violence. EDUCATION: Victoria will work to fully fund public education so teachers receive the salary and the resources they need to prepare our children for success. ECONOMY: Families deserve fair pay and a fighting chance to succeed. Victoria is a staunch defender of worker's rights, equal pay, and small business owners. ENVIRONMENT: Victoria leads the way on: solar, water, and climate change. EQUALITY: Republicans have declared all-out assault against women, people of color and other populations. Victoria stands strong in the fight for human dignity and equality. ELIMINATE GUN VIOLENCE: Our children have Active Shooter Drills in school. Victoria will work to change gun policies and end this public health epidemic. EXPERIENCE is Victoria's 6th "E." She is a dependable voice for those who don't have a voice. She has a reputation of reaching across the aisle to pass legislation that improves life for all Arizonans.

Randall Friese
State Representative - District 9
Democratic
http://www.drfrieseforhouse.com/
I have had the honor to serve as State Representative for LD 9 since 2015. I am also a physician, surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, right here in Tucson. As a legislator I believe it is the state's responsibility to ensure the core values of equality, opportunity (including equality of opportunity), and safety are reflected in its actions. During my tenure at the legislature I have worked to support appropriate funding for Arizona public schools. I will continue to make appropriate funding and support for our public schools a priority if re-elected in 2018. I also stand for a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions, responsible gun safety legislation, access to quality healthcare, the ability of cities and towns to self-govern without undue preemption from the state, the protection of our environment and natural resources, ensuring that exercising the right to vote is not restricted, and supporting infrastructure in Arizona (roads/highways/railways, technology growth, water conservation, as well as K-12 education and our Universities). I believe that by supporting and growing Arizona infrastructure small businesses will prosper and corporations will expand in Arizona creating job growth and a robust economy.

Ana Henderson
State Representative - District 9
Republican
https://electhenderson.com
I'm Ana Henderson and I am running to represent all of District 9 at the state level. We pay taxes for our voice to be heard, and for protection of our individual right to choose our own path to personal happiness and economic freedom. It is not acceptable that our current elected officials continue to ignore the people in District 9 in favor of promoting their counterproductive agenda. We must fund public safety, education and infrastructure, yet these items are lacking in improvement, while our cost-of-living continues to rise. While the reports of improvement and opportunity increases for many in the rest of the state, Tucson falls behind. Our voice is missing at the table. People and businesses want to visit our area, but they don't want to move to an area in decline with rising taxes. Under our current "one party rule," our tax dollars received from the state level will continue to finance socialist progression while families are broken apart by debt and limited job opportunity. Let's fix this together! VOTE HENDERSON!

JP Martin
State Representative - District 9
Democratic
http://www.martinforarizona.com
JP Martin is running to change the relationship between the people and their government. His priority is to ensure that we are developing as a welcoming state. He brings a new perspective, energy, and focus to the legislature. He will drive investment in public education to increase our global competitiveness. He will work to reimagine an economy that lifts everyone. His bipartisan solutions will improve Arizona schools, increase literacy through early education, retain young professionals when they graduate from university, expand workforce development programs, and boost reinvestment in Tucson to reduce poverty. His work experience overlaps both the private and non-profit sector by promoting human services, economic development programs, and shaping policies that make life better. He advocates for legislation that shapes healthy children and stabilizes families. Since winning a prestigious community service award in high school, JP has dedicated his life's work to public service. From incubating young minds through a mentorship program that teaches 11-16 year old students how to start their own business, to riding across the country by bicycle to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities; JP brings a deep commitment to improve the quality of life for those in Southern Arizona.

Pamela Powers Hannley
State Representative - District 9
Democratic
https://powersforthepeople.net/
When I first ran for the House in 2016, I promised to be the voice of the people in the Arizona Legislature. I believe that government should fund the People's To-Do List: education, infrastructure, healthcare, and security"”and not the corporate wish list. If we want high-quality public education and good-paying jobs, we must invest in education and stop giving taxes away. In the Legislature, I used my voice, my votes, my amendments, and my bills to fight for the rights and wellbeing of families, patients, students, teachers, workers, women, voters, and the underserved. I played a major role in negotiating and passing the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act and in expanding access to affordable dental care through dental therapy. I pushed for equal pay for equal work and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I fought special interest legislation to weaken workers' compensation laws; to enable risky state pension investments; to create English-only contracts; to deregulate financial products; to jeopardize our water supply; to approve the use of untested technologies; and to create new tax giveaways. I am a Progressive Democrat and Clean Elections candidate. Please support my re-election to the Arizona House to serve LD9.

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