About David Gordon

Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also a science fiction writer and has just completed his first series, Jigsaw: Beginnings, Warheads, and Full Circle. All are available on Amazon. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

Adrian Fontes on Defeating Jan6er Oath Keeper Mark Finchem’s Election Lies

On the former party of Lincoln’s side, we have Trump Republican, a supporter of The Big Lie, and January 6th, 2021 participant, Mark Finchem. On the Democratic side, we have a former Marine, a subscriber to reality, and Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. In his first interview with Blog For Arizona since gaining the Democratic nomination, Mr. Fontes graciously sat down and discussed how he was going to prevail in the November elections and conduct himself in office. The questions and Mr. Fontes’ responses are below. 1) Please tell the voters at [...]

By |2022-09-08T13:39:46-07:00August 14th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Democracy, Elections, Secretary of State|

Mayors Gallego and Romero on What is At Stake in AZ’s 2022 Elections

Both Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero know what is at stake in the 2022 elections as Arizona finds itself at the proverbial fork in the road where voters will decide whether to elect candidates and measures up and down the ballot that will take the Grand Canyon state backward or vote for individuals and propositions that will move us forward. Responding to a request for comment for this article, Mayor Gallego relayed: This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. “We have an incredibly important election coming up this November. No matter how you feel [...]

Katie Hobbs Describes How She Will Win in November and Her Plans when She Becomes the State’s Next Governor

Remember the old cliché that actions speak louder than words? Well, consider the actions the 2022 Arizona Democratic and Republican Gubernatorial Nominees took after winning in the primaries on August 2, 2022.  Photo from the Katie Hobbs for Governor Campaign Arizona Secretary of State and known problem solver Katie Hobbs embarked on a Solutions Can't-Wait Tour to the Salt River Indian Community, Tucson, and Yuma to speak with voters and discuss their concerns on the issues of the water crisis, economic growth for small businesses, and women’s reproductive freedom and right to choose. Former news anchor and current Trump Republican-Big [...]

By |2022-08-14T15:18:14-07:00August 14th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Governor|

Democrats Have a Great Story to Tell Voters in the 2022 Elections

Democrats will have a great story to tell voters as they go to the ballot box in 2022. Since President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took office, they and the Democrats in Congress have largely been the ones, starting with the American Rescue Plan, that supported en masse: COVID vaccinations.Sending checks to the American People.A Child Tax Credit.Aid to schools.Aid to local governments.A bipartisan infrastructure deal that Donald Trump could not get through.The first gun control legislation in 30 years.Protecting Democracy, access to the ballot, and the integrity of elections.Codifying Roe v Wade, same-sex marriage, and the right [...]

By |2022-08-14T15:19:03-07:00August 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Save Our Schools Arizona Leads the Fight to Stop Private School Voucher Expansion

Gov. Ducey cannot stop hyping the Universal Voucher Expansion Law that he signed ten days after the end of the Arizona Legislative Session. Saying “this is a monumental moment for all of Arizona’s students. Our kids will no longer be locked in underperforming schools. Today, we’re unlocking a whole new world of opportunity for them and their parents,” Mr. Ducey left out a lot of recent history, including: This law defies the will of the Arizona voters, who have already voted down an earlier version of voucher expansion. That should not be surprising because Ducey, the Republicans at the Arizona [...]

By |2022-08-02T14:06:06-07:00July 26th, 2022|Education|

The Biden Jobs Recovery Barrels Ahead, and Gas Prices are Dropping

To quote the President of the United States: "Here's the deal." The June Jobs Report, defying expectations, showed the creation of approximately 372,000 positions. And by the way, gas prices are falling. In a statement from the White House, President Biden relayed: "Today, we learned that our private sector has recovered all of the jobs lost during the pandemic and added jobs on top of that. This has been the fastest and strongest jobs recovery in American history. It would not have been possible without my administration's decisive action last year to fix a broken COVID response and pass the American Rescue Plan to [...]

By |2022-07-18T16:09:34-07:00July 18th, 2022|Economics|

Stephanie Stahl Hamilton Will Tackle the Environment and Water in New LD18

Stephanie Stahl Hamilton has had a very busy first two years at the State Legislature. Elected as a State House member in Legislative District (LD) 10 in 2020, she moved to the State Senate after being appointed there in 2021. In her time in both chambers, she built relationships with legislators from both political parties. She hopes to use that networking to achieve legislative breakthroughs in education, protecting the water supply, and protecting LGBTQ and women’s rights as a new House member in the new LD 21. Senator Hamilton graciously took the time to discuss her candidacy for the State House. [...]

By |2022-07-14T19:58:23-07:00July 14th, 2022|State Representative|

Engel and Hernandez Exchange Views in CD Six Debate

This article originally appeared in Blog for Arizona on May 20, 2022 and is repeated here in its entirety. I am glad I live in Tempe and not any of the areas in the new Arizona Congressional District Six. Why? Because it will be a difficult choice to make between Democratic Congressional Candidates Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez. Appearing in a debate (more like professional discussion) sponsored by Arizona PBS on May 19, 2022, both candidates ably presented themselves as viable future members of the House of Representatives as they discussed district needs,  inflation, abortion, border security and immigration, and [...]

By |2022-05-25T20:37:23-07:00May 25th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Elections, US Congress|

President Biden Hits a Home Run in the State of the Union Address

In his State of the Union speech this evening, Joe Biden showed why he is the President of the United States. From his opening remarks stating "we’re finally together again" and "we meet tonight…as Americans,” to his closing comments "the only nation that can be defined by a single word possibilities" and "the State of the Union is strong because you the American People are strong…this is our moment," President Biden passionately: Honored the people of Ukraine and condemned the actions of Russia. Touted the many forward pieces of legislation that passed this last year. Called on the passage of more [...]

By |2022-03-02T21:30:53-07:00March 2nd, 2022|President|

Are We Better Off Than We Were Last Year? You Bet!

By most measures, the Biden/Harris Administration has had a successful first year. That does not mean that they accomplished all their goals. They did not. However, after their first year in office, many objective observers can point out that the Biden/Harris Administration has outperformed the mediocrity and embarrassment that was the Trump/Pence team. After the first year of this Administration: Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. People with affordable and accessible health insurance is up. COVID vaccinations are up. People combatting food insecurity is down. Child poverty is down (but is creeping up again thanks to Mr. Manchin's and Republicans' [...]

By |2022-01-22T08:48:06-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Economics|
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