Republican – Governor
Phone: (520) 825-2894
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Al Melvin
Address: 38665 S Sand Crest Dr, Saddlebrooke, AZ 85739
Age: 69. (11/03/44, Helena, MT).
Arizona since: 2002
Occupation: Owner, American Quality International Consulting, LLC (international trade and transportation consulting), since 2003; adjunct lecturer, UofA, University of Phoenix, Western International University, 2003-08; ships officer, American Maritime Officers, 1999-2003; Captain, U.S. Navy (active duty), 1997-99; 30 years with international shipping companies.
Education: Diploma, College of Naval Command and Staff, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1974; M.B.A., international management, Thunderbird-American Graduate School of International Management, 1972; B.S., ocean transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, 1969.
Political experience: Republican candidate for Arizona Senate LD 26, 2006; Republican precinct committeeman since 2004.
Legis exp: Senate since 2009.
Interests: Public speaking, writing, mentoring, political organizational development, nuclear energy, desalination, international trade, educational reform at all levels and indoor rowing.
GOV – Two biggest issues: We must help the private sector create the maximum number of private sector jobs. Eliminating the income tax, getting rid of onerous regulations and Texas-style tort reform will create the maximum number of private sector jobs. We must properly educate our youth. We can do that with a universal school voucher and getting rid of Common Core.
GOV – Budget priorities: We will create a vibrant economic engine by eliminating the income tax and implementing Texas-style tort reform. We must work with other western mountainous states to convert U.S. Forest Service and BLM to state land.
GOV – Fiscal philosophy: We must live within our means, within a balanced budget, and pay off our debt.
GOV – Job creation: Lower taxes, less regulations and right-sized government. I will eliminate the state income tax, both corporate and individual, during the eight years that I am governor. I will lead the charge for Texas-style tort reform and make sure it is implemented in Arizona.
GOV – Common Core : Common Core must be completely stopped in Arizona and I will do that as governor.
GOV – Medicaid expansion: [It] must be stopped and I will stop it as governor.
GOV – Pro-life / Pro-choice: I believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
ALL – Public policy advice: I rely on my education, military and private business management experience, my legislative experience, the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions and advice of trusted advisers.