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Rogers, Ted

Libertarian – Congressional District 7 U.S. House

Phone: (602) 418-9152

Address: PO Box 44545, Phoenix, AZ 85064

Franks, Trent

Republican – Congressional District 8 U.S. House

Phone: (623) 979-1776

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.trentfranks.com

Address: 6828 W Camino De Oro, Peoria, AZ 85383

Arizona since: 1981

Occupation: Member of Congress since 2003; former president, Liberty Petroleum Corp (oil and gas exploration company in AZ); executive director, Arizona Family Research Institute (now Center for Arizona Policy), 1987-91.

Marital: Married

Children: 2

Education: Attended Ottawa University; graduated, Center for Constitutional Studies.

Political experience: Director of Governor’s Office for Children, 1987.

Legis exp: House 1984-86.

Rogers, Wendy

Republican – Congressional District 9 U.S. House

Phone: (480) 269-0279

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wendyrogers.org

Facebook: Wendy Rogers

Twitter: @WendyRogersCD9

Address: 3030 S Rural #120, Tempe, AZ 85282

Age: 59. (07/24/54, Fort Knox, KY).

Arizona since: 1996

Occupation: Small business owner, HouseMaster Home Inspections; U.S. Air Force officer, 1976-96 (politico-military affairs officer, U.S. Air Forces Europe, deployed in support of Bosnian Airlift, 1994; air officer commanding U.S. Air Force Academy; aircraft commander C-141 and C-21 jet transport aircraft; pilot, 1981-96; clinical social worker, 1977-80).

Marital: Married

Children: 2; 2 grandchildren

Education: Master’s degree, national security studies, California State San Bernardino, 1986; M.S.W., University of Alabama, 1977; Bachelor’s, social work, Michigan State University, 1976.

Political experience: Candidate for CD-9, 2012 (narrowly lost Republican primary by 705 votes).

Interests: Astronomy, philately, running, golf, international backpacking travel to 3rd world nations, weekend backpacking outdoors in Arizona, quality time with my family and my grandchildren.

Two biggest issues: Enacting tax reform to help middle class families and repealing Obamacare.

Budget priorities: A balanced budget amendment. We must begin to grapple with our national debt. Our government has done nothing on this issue for far too long. Not only is it a threat to our national security, it also endangers funding for important programs and will hurt our long-term ability to provide a safety net for the needy and elderly.

Fiscal philosophy: I would implement block grants for two different funding streams – education and Medicaid. Block grants for these two program areas will help reduce federal bureaucracy and promote efficiency by putting the states in charge of administering these programs. These issues are not one-size-fits-all issues, but the federal government funds them and administers them like they are. We have saved millions by adopting the block grant structure for other important programs; we can do the same with these.

Common Core: Fix the disorganized Phoenix VA Hospital system by first bringing on additional primary care providers from other VA hospitals in states where there are no staffing shortages.

Gifts to elected officials: Senator Daniel Patrick Moynahan was a longtime senator from New York, who was one of the truly intellectual giants in Washington. He coined the phrase “defining deviance down” and was a serious Democrat who knew entitlements needed to be overhauled. He was a scholar, a diplomat, and a gentleman.

Transparency in government: Congressman David Schweikert and Americans for Prosperity.

Gallego, Ruben

Democrat – Congressional District 7 U.S. House

Phone: (602) 621-7502

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.gallegoforarizona.com

Facebook: Ruben Gallego

Twitter: @RubenGallego

Address: 2305 W Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041

Age: 34. (11/20/79, Chicago, IL).

Arizona since: 2005

Occupation: Small business owner, Group and Taylor Street Group; chief of staff, District 7, City of Phoenix 2008-10; project manager, Riester Public Affairs, 2006-08; Corporal, USMC Infantry.

Marital: Married

Education: B.A., international relations, Harvard University, 2004.

Political experience: Kate Gallego for City Council; chief of staff, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski; vice chair, AZ Democratic Party; organizer, Harry Mitchell for Congress; organizer, No on Prop 107.

Legis exp: House 2011-March 2014 (Resigned March 17, 2014 to run for CD-7); Dem minority leader 2013-March 2014.

Interests: Hiking South Mountain Park.

Top priority: My top priority will be improving educational and economic opportunities for veterans.

Initial legislation: The first piece of legislation I will look to introduce would cap the annual increase in college tuition. Higher education should be a path to advancement, not enormous debt.

Federal deficit: To reduce the federal deficit, I will first look to close tax loopholes and reorient our military priorities to reflect our current strategic needs rather than Cold War threats.

Federal spending in AZ: Phoenix’s expansion of mass transit, especially light rail, has been enormously successful. In Congress, I will look to direct more infrastructure spending to expand mass transit in Phoenix.

Respected opponent: I have a lot of respect for former State Senator Carolyn Allen. She was one of the last moderate Republicans in the Arizona Legislature. We need more leaders like her who can work with both sides.

Public policy advice: I’m lucky to have a number of people in my life I trust on public policy issues, including my wife Kate, Chad Campbell, Raul Grijalva, Harry Mitchell, Greg Stanton, Michael Nowakowski and my mom.

Salmon, Matt

Republican – Congressional District 5 U.S. House

Phone: (602) 570-7650

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.salmonforcongress.com

Address: 2739 E Nance St, Mesa, AZ 85213

Age: 56. (01/21/58, Salt Lake City, UT).

Arizona since: 1970

Occupation: Partner, Upstream Consulting, Inc., 2010-12; government affairs director, Policy Impact Communications, 2009-10; president, COMPTEL, 2008-09.

Marital: Married

Children: 4

Education: M.P.A., management, BYU, 1986; B.A., English literature, ASU, 1981.

Political experience: Chair, Arizona Republican Party, 2005-07; precinct committeeman, Maricopa County Republican Party; U.S. Representative to Congress, 1995-2001

Legis exp: Senate 1991-95.

Interests: Mountain biking, golfing, tennis, backpacking, hunting, riding motorcycles, spending time with grandchildren.

Gammill, Powell

Libertarian – Congressional District 9 U.S. House

Phone: (602) 400-6463

Address: 5415 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Gosar, Paul

Republican – Congressional District 4 U.S. House

Phone: (928) 377-5754

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.gosar4congress.com

Address: 417 E Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86303

Age: 55. (11/27/58, Rock Springs, WY).

Arizona since: 1987

Occupation: Dentist, owner of small business for over 25 years.

Marital: Married

Children: 3

Education: D.D.S., doctor of dental surgery, Creighton University, 1985; B.S., biology, Creighton University, 1981.

Political experience: Congressman since 2010; president, Northern Arizona Dental Society; vice chair, American Dental Assn Council on Governmental Affairs.

Saucedo Mercer, Gabriela

Republican – Congressional District 3 U.S. House

Phone: (520) 333-4204

Email: [email protected]

Website: saucedomercer.com

Address: 2157 W Roundwood Pl, Tucson, AZ 85745

Age: 50. (02/08/64, Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico).

Arizona since: 2004

Occupation: Congressional candidate since Feb 2011; small business owner since 2002.

Marital: Married

Children: 3

Education: A.A.S., social services, Cochise College, 1997.

Political experience: Precinct committeeman since 2009; Pima County, GOP member at large, 2011; helped with McClung and Kelly campaigns, 2010.

Interests: Politics, health and wellness, jewelry making, tennis.

Grijalva, Raul

Democrat – Congressional District 3 U.S. House

Phone: (520) 629-0050

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.standwithraul.com

Age: 66. (02/19/48, Tucson, AZ).

Arizona since: Birth

Occupation: Member of Congress since 2002; Pima County Supervisor, 1989-2002.

Marital: Married

Children: 3

Education: B.A., sociology, UofA, 1987; Sunnyside H.S., 1967.

Political experience: Pima County Supervisor, 1989-2002; Tucson Unified School District Bd of Supervisors, 1974-86.