SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
Amphitheater Unified School Board (Vote for two): Susan Zibrat AND Matt Kopec
Marana Unified School Board (Vote for two): Abbie Hlavacek AND Kathryn Mikronis
Tucson Unified School Board (Vote for two): Jennifer Eckstrom, William Soland, Rebecca Zapien
Tanque Verde: Beth Peterson (but hasn’t committed to Public School Proud. Check back later)
Vail: No recommendation but we strongly suggest NOT voting for Thomas Track or John Lee as they are Purple for Parent Candidates, which seek to dismantle public schools.
Oracle: Donna Pedota, Wendy O’dell
For detail and rationale go here and open the Ballot Guide and scroll down to last items on the document. Source: CEBV
VOTE NO ON THE FOLLOWING:
Prop 128 – Voter Protection Act / Court determinations. NO This legislature wants us to let them monkey with voter-approved laws on the grounds that we should trust them and this state Supreme Court to respect our wishes? The same legislature and court we’ve spent election cycle after election cycle fighting? Yeah, sure. Don’t be fooled into voting your own rights away.
Prop 129 – Initiatives, single subject title. NO This legislature wants us to let them restrict our rights to direct democracy? The same legislature we have to go around in order to get anything decent through? Don’t be fooled into voting your own rights away.
Prop 130 – constitutional property tax exemptions. NO This legislature has done its best to run our government into the ground. There’s no good reason to give them new powers to start chipping away at state tax law.
Prop 131 – Lieutenant Governor; joint ticket: NO. Spends taxpayer money on something voters don’t want. Enables cronyism and corruption. We’re doing just fine without a lieutenant governor; there’s no reason to change our current setup.
Prop 132 – Initiatives; supermajority vote; requirement: NO. Arizona’s founders created the direct democracy process for a reason. Now a handful of crooked lawmakers wants us to limit our own rights? Do they think we were born yesterday?
Prop 309 – Voter identification; affidavit; procedure: NO. Voting is the most basic right in our democracy. It should be free, fair, and easy. Bad ideas like this one only create unnecessary hurdles that keep people from the polls.
VOTE YES ON THE FOLLOWING:
Prop 209 (Predatory debt collection protection act): YES. It makes no sense to bankrupt someone to try to force them to pay their debt back. Prop 209 will allow people to retain enough assets to get back on their feet.
Prop 211 (Voters’ Right to Know Act / Stop Dark Money): YES. A no-brainer. We should have the right to know who funds political campaigns in Arizona.
Prop 308 (tuition; postsecondary education): YES. Strip away the nativist, white supremacist rhetoric and it’s easy to see this is a win for everyone.
Prop 310 (fire districts; funding; TPT increment): YES. Just one-tenth of a penny will ensure our fire district firefighters and paramedics have the staffing, equipment, and training necessary to protect public safety statewide. That one-tenth of a penny could end up saving your life someday.
U.S. AND STATE CANDIDATES
U.S. Senate: Mark Kelly https://www.kelly.senate.gov/
U.S House Representative (CD6): Kristen Engel https://www.engelforarizona.com/
AZ Governor: Katie Hobbs https://katiehobbs.org/
AZ Secretary of State: Adrian Fontes https://electfontes.com/proposed-policies/
AZ Attorney General: Kris Mayes https://krismayes.com/
AZ State Treasurer: Martin Quezada https://www.martinquezada.com/
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kathy Hoffman https://www.electkathyhoffman.com/
Corporation Commission (Vote for two): Sandra Kennedy & Lauren Kuby https://www.laurenkuby.com/
LD17 State Senate: Mike Nickerson
LD17 State House (Vote for two): Dana Allmond AND Brian Radford
Pima County Clerk of the Superior Court: Gary Harrison
Listing only those to VOTE NO. Vote to retain all others.
Arizona Supreme Court: William Montgomery (NO)
Pima County Superior Court Judges: Vote to retain all.
Pinal County Superior Court Judges: Steven Fuller (Yes to retain with strong reservations).
Vote to retain all others.