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.

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|

Stephanie Stahl Hamilton Moves to the Senate in 10 Months

Stephanie Stahl Hamilton was elected to an LD 10 (Tucson) State House seat in the Arizona Legislature in November 2020. She was sworn into office in January 2021. As a member of the State House, she has voted for: Additional funding for childcare services. Grants for broadband services. Emergency shelter beds for the homeless. Protecting the Permanent Early Voting List and Voter Rights. Fully funding the Proposition 208-Invest in Ed account. Public safety during the Coronavirus. Not allowing people to enter school grounds with a firearm. With the resignation of State Senator Kirsten Engel (who is running for Congress), Representative Stahl [...]

By |2021-10-31T16:38:52-07:00October 31st, 2021|State Senator|

Juan Ciscomani, a Trumper and Ducey Crony, is wrong for Congress in CD2

Juan Ciscomani, an advisor to Governor Doug Ducey, is the leading Republican candidate vying for his party’s nomination to be the US Congressman for Southern Arizona in Tucson's CD2. "We don’t need a Ducey crony representing Southern Arizona in Congress," says Senator Kirsten Engel, running for Congress in Tucson's CD2 But is he the right person for the position? Let us see where he stands on the issues. He opposes a woman’s right to choose.He favors guns everywhere, all the time.Juan opposes "extreme ideas like Critical Race Theory," and wants to eliminate teaching students about racism.He wants to lock down the [...]

By |2021-10-27T10:29:35-07:00October 27th, 2021|US Congress|

Kirsten Engel Emerges as the Frontrunner in the Race to Succeed Ann Kirkpatrick in Congress

State Senator Kirsten Engel claimed the title of the front-runner in the race to succeed Ann Kirkpatrick in what is now Arizona Congressional District Two. Supported by many endorsements, she's running on popular issues such as ensuring Arizona's water supply, protecting reproductive freedom, and supporting voting rights. Now that Dr. Randy Friese has dropped out of the race, Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez are contesting each other for the Democratic Party nomination of that pivotal House seat in the 2022 elections.  Engel has also been acquiring several endorsements from former colleagues inside and outside the State Legislature including: State Senator [...]

By |2021-09-15T10:41:50-07:00September 15th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, US Congress|

Mayor Romero Pans Arizona Attorney General’s Claim that Vaccine Mandate is Illegal

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to get his party's nomination for the United States Senate so much that he is willing to risk lives during a pandemic to do it. Political hack Mark Brnovich In a September 7, 2021 press release, Brnovich asserted that Tucson's vaccine mandate for city employees is not legal because it violates Governor Ducey's Executive Order and state law. In the press release, the Arizona Attorney General stated: “Tucson’s vaccine mandate is illegal, and the city could be held liable for attempting to force employees to take it against their beliefs. COVID-19 vaccinations [...]

By |2021-09-12T15:44:33-07:00September 12th, 2021|Healthcare, Tucson|

Lauren Kuby Will Fight Special Interests at the Arizona Corporation Commission

Democrats have made gains on the Arizona Corporation Commission over the last two election cycles. In 2018, Sandra Kennedy re-took a seat she had previously held on the Commission. Former Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar won a seat in 2020. (Former Commissioner Bill Mundell, a former Republican turned Democrat, came close to winning as well.) Former Tempe Vice Mayor and current Tempe Councilmember Lauren Kuby, a fighter against Dark Money and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University, is running to capture another seat for Arizona consumers in 2022. Running on a ticket with Sandra Kennedy who is running for reelection, [...]

By |2021-09-12T14:41:34-07:00September 11th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

As Attorney General, Diego Rodriguez will Promote Criminal Justice Reform

State Representative Diego Rodriguez (D-LD27) has had a long career in public service. First as a lawyer in the Pima County Attorney Office. Then as an attorney in private practice. Currently, he is representing the people of LD 27 in the Arizona State House. As a legislator, Rep. Rodriquez has supported measures to: Protecting the rights of voters. Promoting public safety. Keeping school campuses safe from firearms. Protecting the civil rights of all Arizonans regardless of race, religion, gender orientation, or sexual preference. Safeguard the state minimum wage. Rep. Rodriguez has declared his candidacy to become the next Arizona Attorney [...]

By |2021-07-18T19:39:55-07:00July 18th, 2021|Attorney General|

As Arizona Secretary of State, Reginald Bolding wants People to Vote without Intimidation

Arizona State House Democratic Leader Reginald Bolding has dedicated his professional life to helping people, first as a special education instructor in the Roosevelt Elementary School District, then as a clinical instructor to young teachers at Arizona State University. Today, Rep. Bolding (D-LD27) is the House Democratic Leader in the Arizona State Legislature. A committed voting rights activist who has helped create organizations that have increased voter turnout in Arizona, Bolding has decided to run for Arizona Secretary of State. While in the Legislature, Bolding has supported measures to: Fully fund education. Expand KidsCare for poor children needing health care. [...]

By |2021-07-18T18:36:40-07:00July 18th, 2021|Secretary of State|

Aaron Lieberman’s Private and Public Experience Positions Him to be Arizona Governor

Legislative District 28 State Representative Aaron Lieberman’s career as an educator, entrepreneur, and legislator has demonstrated that he is dedicated to helping people by looking for ways to collaborate with others to solve problems. As a member of the Arizona State House, Representative Lieberman has supported: Protecting voting rights for all Arizonans. Promoting public safety. Protecting the environment. Helping the most vulnerable like wanting an expansion of KidsCare, increased funding for childcare, and additional monies for affordable housing. Fully funding education. Civil Rights Protections for everyone regardless of race, religion, gender orientation, or sexual preference. This article first appeared [...]

By |2021-07-14T17:32:10-07:00July 13th, 2021|Governor|

Arizonans are Striking Back with Ballot Referenda

With the Arizona Legislative Session over, citizen activists, stunned by the regressive taxation and voter suppressing measures passed over the last several months, are readying referendum petitions for Arizonans to sign that will appear on the 2022 ballot. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. Organizations like Stand for Children,  Arizona Deserves Better, and Invest in Arizona (which includes groups involved in the Invest in Education movement, the Children’s Action Alliance, the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona Interfaith Network, and Save Our Schools Arizona) are working to undo: SB1485: The purge of the Permanent [...]

By |2021-07-04T14:05:36-07:00July 4th, 2021|Ballot Referenda and Initiatives, Uncategorized|
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