Candidate for U.S. House in Congressional District 6
Phone: (480) 302-4872
Email: [email protected]
15749 E El Lago Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
(Mail: 8776 E Shea Blvd, #B3A-626, Scottsdale, AZ 85260)
Age: 50. (03/03/62, Los Angeles, CA).
Arizona since: 1962.
Occupation: Congressman, Arizona’s 5th Congressional District, since 2011; small business owner, 1985-2011; Maricopa County Treasurer, 2004-2007; chairman, State Bd of Equalization, 1995-2003; member, AZ House of Representatives, 1991-1995.
Marital: Married (Joyce, medical administrator).
Religious preference: Catholic.
Education: M.B.A., ASU, 2005; B.A., ASU, 1985.
Political experience: Maricopa County Treasurer, 2004-2007.
Legis exp: House 1991-1995; marjority whip 1991-1995.
Memberships: Precinct committeeman, Arizona Republican Party; member, Knights of Columbus; NRA.
Interests: Spending time with my wife Joyce, hiking with my dog Charlie, and traveling abroad.
Political influence: Senator Pat Toomey.
Top priority: Reducing the debt and deficit.
Respected opponent: Ronald Reagan is a person from a different political party that I admire. While many remember Reagan as a great Republican President, Reagan was originally a Democrat. As a young man, he struggled with his own political beliefs and ultimately reached the conclusion that the conservative values of individual liberty and free markets would make America great.
Job creation measures: A reduction in tax rates and the repeal of Obamacare. Both these actions would encourage job growth.
Illegal immigration: Congress should demand strong enforcement of our existing immigration laws. This includes allowing states like Arizona to participate in enforcing our immigration laws. In addition, Congress needs to commit to providing the resources Arizona needs to properly secure our southern border.
Federal deficit: A balanced budget amendment and an amendment capping the level of government spending below twenty percent of GDP.
President Obama’s qualifications: Yes, I believe the last four years have shown that President Obama is not up to the job.