Democrat – Legislative District 22 Senate
Phone: (623) 362-0605
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Archangel Muscato
Address: 9601 W Cielo Grande , Peoria, AZ 85383
Age: 60. (02/13/54, Buffalo, NY).
Arizona since: 1978
Occupation: Retired educator, Deer Valley Unified School District, 1979-2006; small business owner, promotional products, since 1980.
Education: M.S., administration and supervision of schools, Nova University (Fort Lauderdale, FL), 1985; B.S., education, Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), 1976.
Political experience: Political activism/support through affiliations with other organizations.
Interests: Charity golf tournament fundraising events. I host an annual tournament for the Kiwanis Club, as well as participate in as many others I can afford to participate in. I also have hosted an annual Health, Safety, and Pet Festival, in Youngtown, AZ for five years.
Two biggest issues: Education and protecting those most vulnerable are my two biggest concerns. K-12 public education must be fully-funded, and child and adult protective services must be fully and appropriately funded and implemented.
Budget priorities: Increase revenue and eliminate non-essential spending. Corporate property or other tax incentives must be tied to new (additional) employees and higher wages/compensation, and this should be available to all businesses.
Fiscal philosophy: Moderate and practical.
Common Core: Common Core standards are a good start, but must be strengthened as necessary. As a retired educator, I am aware that the current state standards have never been adequate, in relation to more educationally progressive states, as well as compared to other countries.
Gifts to elected officials: All gifts should be made public. At the very least, a very low threshold should be set: $25 or $50 minimum. Anything above those amounts/values must be reported.
Transparency in government: Certainly, a trusted government must be transparent in serving notice to its constituents. The must have time to prepare and respond to government actions.
Pro-life / pro-choice: I believe that every woman should have open and affordable access to whatever health care she may require. Her choice!
Public policy advice: I may seek advice from my associates in the business and/or non-profit charitable organization communities, my respected friends, people who are directly affected by those issues, and myself, after careful consideration and research of issues.