Republican – Congressional District 9 U.S. House
Phone: (480) 447-5492
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Andrew Walter
Arizona since: Birth
Occupation: Small business owner, Andrew Walter Holdings; credit analyst, MidFirst Bank, quarterback; New England Patriots, 2009; quarterback, Oakland Raiders, 2005-09.
Education: M.B.A., ASU, 2012; B.A., communications, ASU, 2004.
Political experience: Precinct committeeman, LD24.
Interests: Spending time with my wife and family, and my dog Duchess.
Top priority: My highest priority is securing a healthy economy for Arizona families. Arizonans are tired of the status quo: high unemployment, stagnant wages, and rising prices. Government is directly causing this misery. Opportunity for all Arizonans is achieved through economic freedom. I’m committed to lowering taxes on hardworking Arizona families, ending wasteful spending, reducing stifling regulations that kill jobs, and empowering individuals through employment and entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the challenges facing workers. My number one goal is to unleash the American economy by rewarding hard work and sacrifice. Americans are starving for leadership on this issue.
Initial legislation: I will introduce pro-growth legislation that contains tax reform, which will ease the financial burden on Arizona families and empower our small businesses to produce and create jobs. Additionally, I will introduce or co-sponsor two amendments to the Constitution. The first amendment will limit the terms of members of Congress because I embrace the concept of the citizen legislator. This is a much-needed check on power and authority in our Republican system. We need a balanced budget amendment. We cannot continue to leverage our children’s future by spending more than we collect. This is a matter of morality, not economics.
Federal deficit: We can reduce the federal deficit by making the tough choices now to reduce spending and by growing our economy. We cannot tax and spend our way out of this unsustainable and immoral mess. A balanced budget amendment will control the reckless spending in Washington. We must combine our fiscal restraint with an economic freedom agenda that will unleash workers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Economic freedom will create opportunities for all Arizonans and empower families through employment. This must be our focus.
Federal spending in AZ: Arizona’s seniors can always count on me to preserve and protect Social Security. Arizonans at retirement or near retirement are faced with a major life transition and much uncertainty. Seniors’ questions about retirement should not include whether their Social Security payments will be on time and reliable.
Respected opponent: While I disagree on a great many of his policies, John F. Kennedy would be someone of another political party with whom I respect. He had the unique ability to inspire a nation while appealing to our greatest hopes and desires. He had the vision to see the future and set seemingly insurmountable goals and challenges, like the race to the moon. President Kennedy also faced down Nikita Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis avoiding potentially disastrous consequences. His leadership and statesmanship have endured.
Public policy advice: Did not respond.