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Prop. 204 is a flawed product, bad public policy

Education has always been a major part of my life. My father, Dr. George N. Smith, was a highly respected teacher and school superintendent here in Arizona for over 35 years. As the superintendent of one of the largest school districts, my father lived education – at the dinner table, at church, even at the grocery store. During his tenure, Mesa’s schools were considered to be among the finest in the nation.

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True love or two-timers in Congress?

We certainly heard a great deal about the need to help small business during the presidential debates. And it’s no different when it comes to battles for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

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We can generate clean energy while protecting our natural beauty

Like most elected officials, I’ve had to balance demands from diverse constituents over the years. No one ever seems completely satisfied, but I always tried to find policies that served the public need and were cost-effective. Of course, it is best when policies enjoy broad popular support, an especially difficult task in today’s polarized politics.

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