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Thomas, Andrew

Republican – Governor

Phone: (602) 803-1586

Email: [email protected]

Address: 4408 E Nisbet Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Age: 47. (10/24/66, Long Beach, CA).

Arizona since: 1991

Occupation: Maricopa County attorney, 2005-10 (resigned in 2010 to run for attorney general); deputy county attorney, 2003-04; previously served as asst attorney general for Arizona, deputy counsel to the governor, and special asst to the director of AZ Dept of Corrections.

Marital: Married

Children: 4

Education: J.D., Harvard Law School, 1991; B.A., political science, University of Missouri, 1988.

Political experience: Elected and re-elected Maricopa County Attorney, 2004 and 2008; Republican nominee for attorney general, 2002.

Interests: Spending time with my family, hiking, reading.

Holway, Jim

Democrat – Corporation Commission

Phone: (602) 753-6118

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.Holway2014.com

Facebook: Jim Holway

Twitter: @jimholway

Address: 2755 E Winston Dr , Phoenix, AZ 85042

Age: 55. (08/22/58, Baltimore, MD).

Arizona since: 1992

Occupation: Director, Western Lands and Communities Program, Sonoran Institute, since 2009; professor of practice, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and ASU Coordinator, AZ Water Institute, 2005-09; assistant director, AZ Dept of Water Resources, 1995-2005.

Marital: Married

Children: 1

Education: Ph.D., land use and water resource planning, University of North Carolina, 1990; M.R.P., land use and water resources planning, University of North Carolina, 1987; B.A., political science, Cornell University, 1981.

Political experience: Board of directors, Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAP), 2010.

Interests: Bicycling, hiking, tequila collecting, traveling and exploring Arizona.

ALL – Public policy advice: Professional colleagues, experts and staff, stakeholders and other interested parties.

Wood, Janelle

Americans Elect – Governor

Phone: (602) 424-3478

Email: [email protected]

Address: 2623 E Beautiful Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Horne, Tom

Republican – Attorney General

Phone: (602) 971-2765

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ElectTomHorne.com

Facebook: Tom Horne

Twitter: @tomhorneaz

Address: 2824 E Mission Ln , Phoenix, AZ 85028

Age: 69. (03/28/45, Montreal, Canada).

Arizona since: 1971

Occupation: AZ Attorney General since 2011; AZ Superintendent of Schools 2003-10; attorney, Horne, Ducar, Lorona, Slaton, 1971-2003.

Marital: Married

Children: 4

Education: J.D. (with honors), Harvard Law School, 1970; B.A. (magna cum laude), government, Harvard, 1967.

Political experience: Member of school board for Arizona’s third largest school district for 24 years (10 years as president), 1978-2002.

Legis exp: House, 1996-2000.

Interests: Music.

Huppenthal, John

Republican – Superintendent of Public Instruction

Phone: (480) 330-3215

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: John Huppenthal

Twitter: @Huppenthal2014

Address: 3203 N Ellis St , Chandler, AZ 85224

Age: 60. (03/03/54, Michigan City, IN).

Arizona since: 1955

Occupation: AZ superintendent of public instruction since 2011; senior planning analyst, SPR, 1977-2010.

Marital: Married

Children: 2

Education: MBA, ASU, 1983; B.S., engineering, NAU, 1977.

Political experience: Chandler City Council 1984-92.

Legis exp: Senate 2005-10, 1993-2000 (majority whip 2007-08); House 2001-04.

Draper, James

Independent – Governor

Phone: (602) 349-9501

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.draper.site90.com

Address: 20827 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Age: 51. (01/08/63, San Diego, CA).

Arizona since: 1995

Occupation: Paralegal since 2008; owner/data recovery specialist, Redline Computer Services, 2003-08; senior field superintendent, Ecker Enterprises Inc./Gypsum Construction, 2001-02; foreman, Eliason And Knuth Of Arizona, 1997-2001.

Marital: Single

Children: 1

Education: Associate of Applied Science, paralegal studies, Kaplan University, 2012.

Political experience: Campaign manager, Mayoral Candidate Fred Weber, Colorado Springs, CO.

Interests: I enjoy the outdoors: 4-wheeling, camping, prospecting and snowboarding. I enjoy research and study of subject matter both current as well as historic. I am a semi-professional photographer, and I enjoy digital as well as film photography. I still have a complete darkroom.

GOV – Two biggest issues: Poverty/homelessness/hunger: assisting the state’s poor back to economic health through self-sustaining reform programs, rather than giving a handout. Temporary tent communities set up on state trust lands. Creating manufacturing facilities that produce photovoltaic products and a deployment administration to start filling isolated areas with fields of panels. The potential for clean energy production in Arizona is limitless. Jobs, revenue, reduction of pollution. Re-establishing confidence in government. Transparency in the governance begins with political leaders taking responsibility for their failures. Getting a grip on government spending by taking an honest look at where the money went and reassessing if those expenditures would still be beneficial to the needs of the present and future. End wasteful legislation, which establishes law purely to create revenue, or further encroaches upon diminishing freedoms and liberties. Trend back toward the Constitution’s intent.

GOV – Budget priorities: Assemble a committee to accurately inventory procurements over the preceding 50 years. What is kept, what gets liquidated, what is needless future expenditure. Take a census on state-funded personnel, redistribute/reassign rather than reduce. Eliminate individual income tax, if you put it back in the pocket of the consumer it will stimulate economic growth through consumer spending. Lend consideration to state run minerals/precious metals mining/exploration. There’s a wealth within our borders, still undiscovered, commanding market value that was unimaginable during the gold rush era. Mandate that lawmakers and budget planners submit extensive research findings and accurate feasibility studies on projects they expect the state to fund. Hold the federal government to a higher accountability for transactions and commerce involving Arizona money interests. Re-evaluate Federal mandates, which needlessly leach state revenues, eliminate obsolescence, [and] enforce sunset law expiration.

GOV – Fiscal philosophy: Arizona has the potential to be the wealthiest state in the Union. Through development of our natural resources, energy production, made possible due to our ideal geographical location, could jump start the economy as well as create sufficient jobs to employ the state’s entire population (manufacturing, deployment, maintenance, sales). Arizona’s quality of life/standard of living would be the envy of the nation. Reinvesting revenue into education, technology and infrastructure. We must venture into the era of clean energy through wind and sun; it is the solution to the present state of economic hardship, which our citizens endure, as will our children endure. The middle class is nearly extinct; there are the wealthy and the poor. Anyone in the middle is either on their way to becoming rich or on their way to becoming poor.

GOV – Job creation: Harvest sun and wind.

GOV – Common Core : [Common Core] is a starting point or a benchmark, for one standard of measure; however, our children are our most valuable resource. An alternative solution I propose is to form a scouting committee to establish who are the best educators and education administrators globally. Seek these people out and pay them whatever is necessary to bring them to Arizona. Other countries are producing better-educated children than we are; what are they doing differently? We need to assess their techniques for value that we may incorporate into our own system.

GOV – Medicaid expansion: This is one for the legislators to haggle. If we were in better economic standing, we could probably fund our own health care program.

GOV – Pro-life / Pro-choice: It is morally wrong to take the life of unborn children.

ALL – Public policy advice: I discuss the issues with peers, family acquaintances and others the issues genuinely effect. Who can one turn to for trustworthy advice on public policy issues? Elected officials?
Earlier this questionnaire inquires: What political experience do I bring? I responded: None. It is reasonable to conclude by current public opinion over the state of our government, that the present political leaders’ level of beneficial experience in office has not proven to be of significant value.

Kennedy, Sandra

Democrat – Corporation Commission

Phone: (602) 881-3305

Email: [email protected]

Website: RestoreSolar.com

Address: 2317 E Wier Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Arizona since: 1971

Occupation: Corporation Commission, 2009-12.

Marital: Married

Children: 3

Education: Attended ASU.

Political experience: Phoenix Union H.S. Governing Board, 1990-94.

Legis exp: Senate 1993-98; House 1987-92.

Interests: Spending time with my family.

ALL – Public policy advice: Art Hamilton.

Ducey, Doug

Republican – Governor

Phone: (602) 842-2014

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.dougducey.com

Facebook: Doug Ducey

Twitter: @dougducey

Address: 6512 N Desert Fairways Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Age: 50. (04/09/64, Toledo, OH).

Arizona since: 1982-86, 1996

Occupation: State treasurer since 2011; chairman of the board, iMemories, 2008-12; CEO, Cold Stone Creamery, 1997-2007; partner, Cold Stone Creamery, 1996-97; arbitrage clerk, Shutco, 1994-95; medical sales manager, Boston Scientific, 1992-94; sale & marketing executive, Procter & Gamble, 1986-92.

Marital: Married

Children: 3

Education: B.S., finance, ASU, 1986.

Political experience: Precinct committeeman since 2010.

Interests: Running and reading, watching my sons play sports.

GOV – Two biggest issues: Two major themes of my campaign are economic growth and educational excellence – essentially, opportunity for all. We must grow our economy, not only to replace the roughly 350,000 jobs lost during the Great Recession but also to add jobs that will better diversify our economic base and increase the standard of living for all Arizonans. We must also work to produce excellent outcomes in K-12 education and focus on putting the dollars of hardworking taxpayers into the classroom instead of administrative offices.

GOV – Budget priorities: Government is way too big for the value we get in return. Let’s stop talking about what to cut and start talking about only what we need. When I’m governor, we will look at core functions of government and what benefit the people receive from the program or agency – if it’s not a necessary function of government, I will cut it.

GOV – Fiscal philosophy: I am an across-the-board conservative and will promote policies – such as lowering taxes and spending less – that spur private-sector job creation and restore economic growth to our state.

GOV – Job creation: When start-ups and existing companies are not faced with excessive red tape, they can quickly open their doors and get people to work. As governor, I would continue the moratorium on all new regulations. In addition, I would create a small business advisory panel to review all existing rules and ensure that we are allowing small businesses the ability to grow and flourish. I am confident there are regulations on the books, both administrative rules and statutes, which can be eliminated or reduced. In addition, an excellent and reliable K-12 education system, a competitive tax environment and low regulatory and legal burdens all contribute to making Arizona an attractive place for businesses to bring their high-wage jobs.

GOV – Common Core : While I think high standards and assessment are both necessary to ensure accountability with our tax dollars, I do not support Common Core. I’m concerned about tying standards to federal funding, as well as a testing regime that has the potential to hold back our top performers. I also want to talk about so much more than standards in terms of education reform. We have excellent schools with large waiting lists – what can we do as a state to fund those waiting lists? How can we expand and replicate what’s working? How are we valuing teachers? These are the kinds of questions I want to discuss when it comes to K-12 education.

GOV – Medicaid expansion: I’m 100 percent against Obamacare. It’s a monumental failure and a rolling disaster. The facts have changed since the governor expanded Medicaid – that law was signed before we found out that the website wouldn’t work, and before the president started granting exemptions. I will be incredibly vigilant in seeking the opportunity for real reforms that not only fix Medicaid but also provide a program that truly takes care of our most vulnerable and needy citizens.

GOV – Pro-life / Pro-choice: I am pro-life and am proud to have the endorsement of Arizona Right to Life PAC. Every child should be welcomed in life and protected in law.

ALL – Public policy advice: I’ve built a broad coalition of advisors, from Sen. Jon Kyl, former Gov. Fife Symington, Jerry Colangelo, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Southern Arizona business leader Lea Marquez Peterson and many more. I’ve also spent time with governors I admire, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and want to apply many of their leadership principles to Arizona. As a conservative, I can’t expect everyone to agree with me on every issue every time. But Arizonans are friendly, easygoing, and fair-minded, and my administration will reflect that spirit. I’ll listen respectfully to different opinions, and people will always know where I stand.

Little, Douglas

Republican – Corporation Commission

Phone: (480) 686-5387

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.corpcomm2014.com

Facebook: Douglas Little

Address: 14245 East Monterra Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Arizona since: 1998

Occupation: Owner and director of training, Armed Personal Defense since 2003; VP, North America Sales, Micro Focus International , 2003-06; southwest regional director, Verity Inc., 1999-2002; southwest regional manager, Visigenic Software, 1997-99.

Marital: Married

Children: 1

Education: B.A., political science, Appalachian State University.

Interests: Hiking, running, cycling, horseback riding, technology & politics.

ALL – Public policy advice: As a corporation commissioner, I believe it is important to review information from all potential stakeholders concerning an issue before the commission. In addition, it is also important that commissioners should personally research available data and consult with commission staff regarding their findings and regarding the experiences of other public utility commissions. Any decisions that I make will be based on all available information and what I believe will produce the best overall result for the ratepayer and what is in the best interests of all Arizonans.

Duval, Fred

Democrat – Governor

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.fred2014.com

Facebook: Fred Duval

Twitter: @fredduval

Address: 208 W Portland St, #159 , Phoenix, AZ 85003

Age: 60. (05/24/54, Ridgewood, NJ).

Arizona since: 1964

Occupation: Vice president, Clean Energy Fuels, since 2012; small business owner, DuVal & Associates, since 2002.

Marital: Married

Children: 2

Education: J.D., ASU College of Law, 1980; B.A., Occidental College, 1976, Tucson H.S., 1972.

Political experience: AZ Board of Regents, 2007-12; co-chair, Giffords for Congress, 2006; campaign manager, Babbitt for President, 1988; campaign manager, Babbitt for Governor, 1978

Interests: Hiking and camping (I’ve hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim and I’m working on summiting the highest point in all 15 Arizona counties. Seven down and 8 to go!). Going to the shooting range with my son, reading to my youngest son and writing (I’ve written two books about Arizona).

GOV – Two biggest issues: The two biggest issues facing Arizona are jobs and education. Right now, too many of our children aren’t getting a good enough education and Arizonans who were crushed by the recession are still struggling to find a job, or their new job pays less than the one they lost. Reinvesting in education – tied to better performance – has to be our top priority; we have to make sure that we’re improving our children’s education to give them the opportunity they deserve. We can create jobs and grow Arizona’s economy by connecting our universities and community colleges to local businesses, giving tax relief to small businesses that hire new employees, and investing in 21st century industries like solar.

GOV – Budget priorities: My number one budget priority is reinvesting in our children’s education. Revenues are going to increase as the economy grows over the next couple of years; we have to make sure that we’re dedicating additional revenue to improving the quality of our children’s education.

GOV – Fiscal philosophy: I’m a fiscal conservative who understands the importance of education and knows how hard it is right now for working families to get by. I worked in the Clinton White House when we turned our economy around and balanced the federal budget, so I know how to balance a budget without burdening working families. Healthy budgets require three things: low taxes, limited regulations, and investments in our future.

GOV – Job creation: Arizona is blessed with great universities and community colleges. Unfortunately, we’re losing too many of our graduates. We need to do a better job connecting our universities and community colleges with local businesses and industries to not only help our students find and start careers right here in Arizona, but help them invent and create small businesses that will form the backbone of our future economy.

GOV – Common Core : I fully support Common Core and applaud Governor Brewer’s efforts to ensure the implementation of these vital standards despite opposition from some members of her party. These standards were developed by teachers, business leaders, and governors from around the country to assure that students are prepared for today’s – and tomorrow’s – economy. Common Core has broad, bipartisan support – it is supported by Republican governors like Chris Christie and Jeb Bush and Democratic governors like John Hickenlooper. Rather than a top-down, one-size-fits-all, Washington, D.C. approach to education, Common Core is a perfect example of how states can lead the way on improving education.

GOV – Medicaid expansion: I worked in Governor Babbitt’s office when we developed AHCCCS with the help of the Reagan administration and passed it through the Legislature with bipartisan support. Today, it’s a national best practice, providing health care coverage to 1.4 million low-income Arizonans! Governor Brewer’s fight to expand Medicaid coverage is good for our budget, good for Arizonans, and it will provide necessary resources for our rural hospitals, which have been struggling with the rising cost of uncompensated care for years. Governor Brewer is right about Medicaid expansion; she has done the math and she has made the case, and I support her plan.

GOV – Pro-life / Pro-choice: I support a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. Simply put, government has no business legislating a decision that ought to be left up to a woman and her doctor.

ALL – Public policy advice: Bruce Babbitt wasn’t just my mentor, he was one of Arizona’s most influential and successful governors. He moved Arizona forward and set the stage for our state’s population and growth boom, by working across the aisle to tackle the big, important challenges like groundwater, AHCCCS, and the Phoenix freeway system. I’m proud to have played a role in these successes and look forward to bringing Babbitt’s style of collaboration back to the governor’s office.