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Flores, Patricia

Republican – Legislative District 3 House

Phone: (520) 319-2424

Email: [email protected]

Address: 2051 W Saddle Hills, Tucson, AZ 85745

Gonzales, Sally Ann

Democrat – Legislative District 3 House

Phone: (520) 883-7968

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.votesallygonzales.com

Address: 7444 S Camino Benem, Tucson, AZ 85757

Age: 56. (10/02/57, Brawley, CA).

Arizona since: 1961

Occupation: Program director for teacher training program, ASU, 2002-06; educational director, Pascua-Yaqui tribe, 2001-02.

Marital: Married

Children: 5; 21 grandchildren

Education: Master’s degree, multicultural education, UofA, 1994; Bachelor’s degree, elementary education, ASU, 1986.

Political experience: Pascua Yaqui tribal councilmember, 1992-2006.

Legis exp: House since 2011; House 1996-2000.

Interests: Spending time with my grandchildren, reading, playing softball, sewing and traveling.

Saldate, Macario

Democrat – Legislative District 3 House

Phone: (520) 336-4939

Email: [email protected]

Website: votesaldate.com

Address: 3314 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

Age: 72. (12/13/41, Nogales, AZ).

Arizona since: Birth

Occupation: Professor/administrator, UofA, 1972-2009.

Marital: Divorced

Children: 2; 4 grandchildren

Education: Ph.D., education, UofA, 1972; Master’s degree, UofA, 1967; Bachelor’s degree, UofA, 1965.

Political experience: Pima Community College Bd, 1973-1979.

Legis exp: House since 2011.

Interests: Welding, ironwork, small construction projects.

Two biggest issues: Education and the economy.

Common Core: Yes.

Gifts to elected officials: Yes. More reporting/disclosure is needed.

Transparency in government: We need to be transparent and open in order for the public to know what we are doing and to have a voice in the debate that we conduct.

Pro-life / pro-choice: I believe in reproductive health.

Public policy advice: A diverse group of persons within my district and Arizona.

Baldenegro, Sal

Democrat – Legislative District 3 Senate

Phone: (520) 333-7378

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.baldenegroforthepeople.com

Facebook: Sal Baldenegro

Address: 1505 W Saint Marys Rd # 118, Tucson, AZ 85745

Age: 37. (09/01/76, Tucson, AZ).

Arizona since: Birth

Occupation: Media center technician, Desert View HS, since 2013; boys’ soccer coach, Desert View HS, since 2012; leadership academy instructor, TRiO Upward Bound, 2012-13.

Marital: Married

Education: B.A., media arts, UofA, 2006; Tucson HS, 1994.

Political experience: Canvasser for Ed Pastor for Congress, Raul Grijalva for Congress, Randy Parraz for Senate, Sally Ann Gonzales for AZ House, Macario Saldate for AZ House; campaign manager, Wenona Benally Baldenegro for Congress.

Interests: Reading, hiking, and coaching youth soccer.

Two biggest issues: We must build a sustainable economy, to create clean, living-wage jobs that will preserve our environment and ensure clean air and water. Massive solar energy development will bring millions to Arizona and create jobs. There is no reason why Arizona should not be the number one solar energy state in the nation. In addition to this, nothing is more important than our children’s education. We must fight back against the attacks on public education, and bring back funding to our schools. It is abhorrent that the Legislature has illegally withheld $2.9 billion from Arizona children, in violation of voter-mandated requirements.

Budget priorities: We cannot afford to extend more giveaways to wealthy corporations, while, at the same time, cutting funding to schools, health care, and Child Protective Services. By reducing corporate giveaways, we will increase revenues and continue to provide these vital services to Arizonans.

Fiscal philosophy: I believe in responsible spending. Our government has a duty to provide basic services to the people, and what is irresponsible is slashing these services, while giving away breaks to wealthy corporations. It is also irresponsible for some legislators to refuse federal Medicaid dollars that will help the people of Arizona. I reject any efforts to refuse health care to Arizonans, simply to spite President Obama. Finally, it is irresponsible to illegally withhold billions of dollars from our children and schools, in violation of voter-mandated requirements.

Common Core: I have concerns about standardized testing as it pertains to both students and teachers. However, if we are to implement Common Core, then we must stop the defunding of public education and bring back resources and funding to our schools. It is a breach of duty for legislators to strip schools of the funding and resources that they need to succeed, while increasing expectations for students and teachers.

Gifts to elected officials: Free gifts taint the legislative process, because they allow wealthy donors to have improper influence on legislators. I will co-sponsor legislation to outlaw free gifts to lawmakers.

Transparency in government: I fully believe in government transparency. In order for the people to have full faith in government and the democratic process, we must be as open and transparent as possible. I support all efforts to provide transparency in government, and I will co-sponsor legislation to ensure this.

Pro-life / pro-choice: I firmly believe in a woman’s right to choose. My mother, Cecilia Cruz-Baldenegro, is a founding member of the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission, and I grew up instilled with strong values of women’s rights and gender equality. I will stand up for these values, and I will reject any efforts to legislate what a woman can or cannot do with her own body.

Public policy advice: The first people that I turn to for advice are LD3 constituents. In addition, I have several advisors who I turn to for public policy advice. They include Sen. Steve Gallardo, Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, and Rep. Macario Saldate.

Cajero Bedford, Olivia

Democrat – Legislative District 3 Senate

Phone: (520) 623-1992

Email: [email protected]

Address: PO Box 85477 , Tucson, AZ 85754

Arizona since: Birth

Occupation: Tourism industry, 1988-2002.

Marital: Divorced

Children: 2

Education: Attended, Pima Community College and UofA.

Political experience: Involved in politics since early 60s; many campaigns, including her parents, former legislators Bernardo ‘Nayo’ and Carmen Cajero.

Legis exp: Senate since 2011; House 2003-10.

Interests: Zumba, gardening, clothes design and politics.

Two biggest issues: Arizona’s image is a big issue – it’s up to the electorate who they choose to elect, and I believe there will be more scrutiny of candidates in the upcoming election. As an elected official, I will continue to ask for more funding for public education. Education is the path for good jobs.

Budget priorities: Again, our state has lost an enormous amount of revenue due to Arizona’s bad image and tourism revenue has declined. We need to add more money to the Office of Tourism. Competition for tourists’ dollars is fierce, not only among states, but worldwide.

Fiscal philosophy: Moderate.

Common Core: Yes. It is a set of English and math standards the State Board of Education adopted in 2010. Arizona and school districts are the ones that control the curriculum.

Gifts to elected officials: I don’t see the need for reforms. However, if there should be abuses, then it should be addressed.

Transparency in government: It is of great importance and concern and has been improved.

Pro-life / pro-choice: Let a woman make her own decisions. Her decision is not the business of any legislator. Why not look and address the need for an abortion? Was it rape? Was it incest? Was it someone who said he was a single guy but in reality a married man out for a fling? Go after the male that caused the unconscionable act!

Public policy advice: I turn to staff, and I have a variety of sources for advice.