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Author Archives: Arizona Capitol Times Staff

Q&A with Kris Mayes (access required)

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Kris Mayes is a Republican-turned-Democrat who served on the Arizona Corporation Commission for seven years. She joined Arizona Capitol Times to talk about the 2020 race for the Commission where three seats are open and Democrats face their best shot ...

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Q&A with Kelli Donley Williams (access required)

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Mental health and suicide have gained more attention from state government over the past few years, with several bipartisan bills aimed at improving mental health in teens. Kelli Donley Williams, suicide prevention specialist with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment ...

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Q&A with Noel Campbell (access required)

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Noel Campbell doesn’t care if people call him a moderate. After all, it’s not entirely true — the outgoing Prescott Republican has voted with his party on big issues more often than not, including on a bill to kill a ...

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Q&A with Allie Bones (access required)

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Allie Bones is the Assistant Secretary of State under Katie Hobbs. She virtually sat down with Arizona Capitol Times to talk about elections. Arizona saw record turnout in the August primary that Hobbs just certified on August 17. The state ...

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Q&A with Rep. Isela Blanc (access required)

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Rep. Isela Blanc, a Democrat from Tempe, created a reputation as a relentless — if a bit wordy — floor debater and a progressive who was unwilling to take any Republican policy lying down. But now she’s on a temporary ...

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Q&A with Murphy Bannerman (access required)

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After the 2016 election, photojournalist Murphy Bannerman went from taking pictures at rallies to organizing one of Phoenix’s largest: the Women’s March. She went into community organizing, served as a spokeswoman for the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee during the ...

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Q&A with Lisa Graham Keegan

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Education is the hottest topic in the state right now as Gov. Doug Ducey, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and the state health department come up with the fully fleshed out plan to get kids back in school for in-person instruction. Capitol ...

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Q&A with David Morgan

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The Capitol Times has had its fair share of dustups with government officials — lest anyone forget the State House’s attempt to effectively kick out a reporter with this paper in 2016. But at the least, those elected or appointed at the ...

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Q&A with Joe Ferguson (access required)

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When Gov. Doug Ducey extended his moratorium on most residential evictions until Oct. 31, it felt like an answer to Pima County Constable Joe Ferguson’s prayers. But Ferguson, one of the people responsible for carrying out evictions, told the Arizona ...

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