Ward and Finchem Disgrace Themselves With Reactions to the Trump Coup Attempt

It is time for members of the Arizona Republican Party to decide what people they want to lead them. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. In their reactions to the attempted insurrection by Trumpist mobs at the nation's capital, current Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward and Legislative District 11 State Representative Mark Finchem disgraced themselves and clearly showed that they should not be entrusted with any leadership positions. Check out Ms. Ward's social media posts on Twitter yesterday (January 6, 2021.) These examples especially stand out. https://twitter.com/kelliwardaz/status/1346917946170306563 This is simply horsesh*t. What could have prevented [...]

By |2021-01-07T14:18:45-07:00January 7th, 2021|Arizona, Felecia Rotellini, President, State Representative|

Mark Finchem Spreads Scary Claims while Bonding with Indicted Steve Bannon

The video below from the Trump Zone is scary. It is a seven-minute exchange between the indicted white nationalist-fascist and Trump confidant Steve Bannon and fringe reactionary state representative Mark Finchem (R-LD11). During this exchange on December 28, 2020, Finchem went after the Republican-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for using the courts to stop enforcement of a subpoena issued by the Arizona State Senate (specifically Senators Karen Fann and Eddie Farnsworth) seeking county voting records, machines, and software from the November 3, 2020 elections. It should be noted that a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Randall Warner, sided with [...]

By |2020-12-30T14:29:53-07:00December 30th, 2020|Arizona, State Representative|

Dr. Felipe Perez to Return Science and Reason to Arizona’s LD 11

In the last couple of election cycles, the politics of Arizona Legislative District 11 has come under ridicule because of the fringe and conspiracy-laden views of its elected state officials, notably State Representative Mark Finchem, a right-wing militia leader, and State Senator Vince Leach. While the second Republican member of the LD 11 State House delegation, Brett Roberts, has not earned the notoriety of his two colleagues, his voting record demonstrates that they are all kindred spirits. Despicably, both Roberts and Finchem voted to: Discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community. Not allow an increase in low-income housing credits. Allow construction of the [...]

By |2020-10-06T08:30:24-07:00October 6th, 2020|State Representative|

Kirsten Engel Will Champion the People’s Agenda in the Arizona State Senate

With Senate Democratic Leader David Bradley retiring this year, voters in Arizona Legislative District Ten will have a choice on whom they want to succeed him this November. The Democrats have nominated one of the District’s current State Representatives, Kirsten Engel, to be the next State Senator. During her time in the State House: Ms. Engel has: Spoken against the discrimination of LGBTQ community members. Favored increasing low-income housing credits. Supported fully funding public education. Advocated for the state minimum wage. Championed a more robust ballot initiative process. Embraced HIV Prevention Education Legislation. Supported background checks at gun sales. Favored a [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:09:07-07:00September 22nd, 2020|State Representative, Tucson|

LD11 Officially a ‘Flippable District’ to Blue for JoAnna Mendoza and Felipe Perez

The ADLCC, the legislative arm of the Arizona Democratic Party, has added District 11 to their list of flippable Districts and investing additional resources into Democratic candidates JoAnna Mendoza for state Senate in LD11, and Dr. Felipe Perez for state House. "Throughout this campaign, we’ve proven that change is possible when we come together for the greater good. This year, we finally have a real chance to flip District 11 and the Arizona State Legislature for the first time since 1966. We’re just two seats away in the House and three in the Senate, and we are up for the [...]

By |2020-09-18T15:47:57-07:00September 18th, 2020|Elections, State Representative|

Republicans Vince Leach and Mark Finchem — “Please Not Again”

Having studied the issues and priorities for both Republicans and Democrats running for Arizona's State Senate and House, I can't help but wonder if both Republicans running for office ever put any thought into what is fair for all the citizens of Arizona? State Sen. Vince Leach (R-LD11) claims border security, 2nd amendment rights, job creation, health care, and life are important issues. I wonder: How many Arizonans feel Border Security is important to them now that they are out or work? How many think protecting their 2nd Amendment rights is important? How many believe that perhaps the 2nd Amendment [...]

By |2020-09-15T16:55:03-07:00September 15th, 2020|State Representative|

WATCH: Progressive Pam Powers Hannley Hits the Hot Issues

Pamela Powers Hannley, State Rep. for LD9, presented a comprehensive, bright progressive future for Arizona at the Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting on Aug. 24, 2020. Powers Hannley was elected to the Arizona House to serve Legislative District 9 in 2016, and she is running for her third term. Among many topics, Rep. Hannley discussed: Economic and public health challenges facing the Legislature in January 2021; Envisioning a more just post-COVID19 world; and Why Arizona and the US need a Blue Wave in November 2020 to have any chance of building a more just world. As a member [...]

Video: Daniel Hernandez, Candidate for State Rep. in LD2 on July 6

Daniel Hernandez Jr. is a Democratic State Representative for LD2, covering Southeast Pima County and Santa Cruz County. He spoke at the June 6 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He has been an effective lawmaker fighting for our progressive values. He led the coalition to repeal the anti-LGBTQ “No Promo Homo” law. He also worked to stop guns in our schools. He’s held his Republican colleagues to task on anti-woman, anti-worker, and anti-democracy legislation. For more information, visit www.danielforarizona.org/ Daniel fought for and was able to secure more than $3 million in urgently needed funds to keep the [...]

By |2020-07-07T07:32:22-07:00July 7th, 2020|State Representative|
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