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-Eagle Scout /Order of the Arrow -Engineer (DoD Contractor) -Christian ———————————————————— -Executive Committee Member, Pima County Republican Party - Member at Large

-Precinct Committeeman -Board of Directors Member, Arizona Children's Association

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Fellow Arizonan, As your State Representative, my responsibility would be to represent you and those in our community at the State Capital. My goal is to be open and accessible so I can legislate on your behalf. I am a problem solver, engineer, hardworking, self-starter, dedicated, loyal, team player and passionate about everything I do and I want to work for you. Thank you, Anthony Sizer, Candidate State Representative Arizona Legislative District 2 “Anthony is a problem solver that will engage the citizens of the district to come up with solutions for Southern Arizona.” -State Committeeman John Dalton Paid for by Anthony D. Sizer for AZ House

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• Endorsed by 6 current State House Reps and 2 State Senate and 2 US Senate • Arizona Resident for 12 Years • Invested in Our Children’s Future • Proven Leadership (Eagle Scout, Engineering, Church, Constitutional Rights Advocate) • Driven by Strong Ethics, Integrity, Accountability • Solid Career in Engineering, providing workable solutions to complex issues • Author of Constitutional Rights House Bill in 2016 HB2050. To schedule a neighborhood meet and greet at your home, please email SizerForAZHouse@gmail.com.

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Dear Residents of Arizona Legislative District 2, My name is Anthony Sizer and I am running to represent you in the office of Arizona State House of Representatives, District 2. I am an Eagle Scout, an engineer and a Christian. I am not a career politician. I am running for this office to be your problem solver. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to run for YOUR public office. Thank you for electing me in the Primary Election. Throughout the campaign, I have gathered key issues from talking to business owners, to families and to residents. I will hit the ground running and will work hard to be YOUR problem solver. I am thankful that I have met some of you at the candidate meet and greets and door to door outreaches. My nature and role is to be your problem solver and to represent you, as your State House Representative. Going door to door in Nogales, Tubac, Elgin, Sonoita, Patagonia, Rio Rico, Arivaca, Sasabe, Amado, Sahuarita, Green Valley and South Tucson has left me with key understanding of what matters to each of you in your specific city, community and districtwide. I will defend and protect life, freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Having been an orphan in India and adopted, naturalized and raised in the United States, I have been blessed because of our freedom and libertybased culture. Looking back to my orphandays in India, I would not have had the privilege of earning the rank of Eagle Scout, or becoming an electrical engineer or finding faith in Christ. Because of the unknown circumstance of how I ended up in the orphanage in India and my profound Christian Faith, I believe and will stand-by Pro-Life. I believe in Constitutional rights, and personal responsibility. I ask for your vote this coming General Election. Thank you again and God Bless!

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Kais will use expertise in analysis, experience in LD 2 Senate job Shelley Kais is a Republican candidate for the Arizona Legislative District 2 Senate race. She began her career as a public-school teacher and coach in 1978. She taught in South Carolina,

of South Carolina, holds a Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University, and doctoral studies at Walden University. She is a Certified Government Financial Manager and a Certified Coaching Practitioner. As a diplomate of the Forensic Board of Examiners, Shelley is nationally recognized for her work in analytics. A two-time recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award of the Graduate School Washington DC (1996) (2005) and a member of the Instructor Hall of Fame (2018) in Washington DC, Shelley provides guidance and solutions to her clients to solve organizational problems and she pledges to do the same when she represents Legislative District 2 in Phoenix. Shelley’s community and professional involvement has included: • JTED, Business and Industry Council Member, Pima County

Maryland, Ohio and Virginia until 1989 when she began consulting to federal government agencies in Washington D.C. In 1996, Shelley incorporated her business in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a woman-owned small business (WOSB) which builds organizations through people, policies, procedures, and processes. Kais E Systems, Inc. is now located in Tucson and provides coaching, consulting, facilitation, and training to companies and government agencies throughout the world. Born in Buffalo, NY, Shelley moved with her family to the Panama Canal Zone when she was 11 years old and she grew up in Margarita, Panama Canal Zone. Shelley lives with her husband Jim in Sahuarita. They have two grown children. Completing her secondary schooling in Panama, Shelley went on to graduate from the University

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Incumbent Tom Fink is wellversed in the judicial system Superior Court Judge Thomas Fink lives near Patagonia, Arizona. Tom was raised in the Chicago area. He graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor of Arts and received his law degree from Northwestern University Law School in Chicago. Judge Fink started his career in law as a trial prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C. where he worked for four years. Tom was an Assistant United States Attorney in Arizona for the U.S. Department of

Justice for an additional 14 years. While in the U.S. Attorney’s Office Tom was the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Tucson office, and then became the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. While in the U.S. Attorney’s Office Tom handled more than 60 felony jury trials and argued several cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Tom left the U.S. Attorney’s office after he moved to Patagonia in 2003. For eleven years he worked on his own as a private attorney with an office in Nogales helping the people of Santa Cruz County. In June 2014 Santa Cruz county Superior Court

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Tom Fink Judge James Soto was appointed to the federal court. The Governor appointed Tom to fill Judge Soto’s remaining term. Judge Fink then ran for a full term of his own and was elected by the people of Santa Cruz county. The Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court then appointed Judge Fink to be the Presiding Judge of Santa Cruz county, succeeding Judge Soto in that position. The Chief Justice renewed Judge Fink’s appointment as Presiding Judge in 2017. As Presiding Judge of Santa Cruz County, Judge Fink recognized the need to help the people of the county who could not afford to pay for an attorney. Judge Fink asked the County

Board of Supervisors to create a new position to help those persons who cannot afford an attorney. With the support of the county government, the court now has a new full-time person who is there to personally help anyone with family law and other cases who cannot afford an attorney.

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Advocate for public education in Phoenix and at the Americana in Nogales with Representative Daniel Hernandez Jr. listening to educators and their supporters. Senator Dalessandro’s efforts for public education is appreciated from Elgin to Nogales. “State Sen. Andrea Dalessandro was named 2018 Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers after being nominated by Mariposa Community Health Center in recognition of her support of the health centers in her district.” ~ Nogales International, February 13, 2018 Sponsor of SCM 1012 (Senate Concurrent Memorial) which passed with bipartisan support in the Arizona House and Senate. It urges Congress to pass the Nogales Wastewater Fairness Act. Senator Dalessandro has been a fierce advocate for Nogales and Santa Cruz County to get federal support for this ongoing issue for Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rio Rico. Not only does she frequently lobby the Arizona Congressional delegation but she has brought this issue to the attention of US Congressman from other states.

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School. Senator Dalessandro enjoys giving tours to Calabasas students during their annual visit. She also judges student art and science projects at Santa Cruz County Fair. While at the Santa Cruz School Board meeting at Little Red she was happy to see winning projects from the County Fair on display, Ms. Dalessandro strongly believes that we must maximize business opportunities in Arizona. She graduated from the intensive, elevenweek, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens’ Academy in Nogales. She believes that a better understanding of, and support for, increased trade with Mexico, will not only benefit people in Legislative District 2 (southern Pima and all of Santa Cruz County) but all of Arizona. Economic development and the growth of good paying, sustainable jobs with the public educational system to supply a well-trained workforce are her priorities. She is concerned about a sufficient water supply and clean air. Ms. Dalessandro strongly believes that we must keep our promises to our veterans. Andrea has sponsored several Senior Scam Prevention events including ones in Patagonia, Tubac and two in Nogales. She enjoys healthy

lunches at the Nogales Senior Center. Senator Andrea Dalessandro was elected as Legislative District 2 Representative in November 2012. She was sworn into office in January 2013 and she fought for Medicaid restoration and for Cherrybell Mail Processing Center in Tucson during her time in the House. In January 2014 she was unanimously appointed to the Arizona Senate by the Pima County Board of Supervisors. She was reelected in 2014 and

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2016. Currently, she is the only southern Arizonan of either party on Senate Judiciary and she has been a strong voice for criminal justice reform and Clean Elections. Andrea serves as the Ranking Member of Senate Natural Resources, Energy and Water. Her issues are the same ones that inspired her to seek public office more than a dozen years ago. One of two Legislators to receive an A+ from Grand Canyon Chapter of Sierra Club

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Senator Andrea Dalessandro was born in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, the international symbol of freedom and opportunity. As the granddaughter of immigrants, she has been able to live the American Dream because of the opportunity of affordable higher education. She was able to become a high school math teacher and later, after she received her M.B.A., a C.P.A., a small business owner and a college professor. Because of her knowledge of math and accounting she is frequently heard saying that “fiscal responsibility is a two-sided equation” and “better accountability for all tax dollars is needed.” She is an Honorary member of the Tubac Rotary Club as well as an Honorary Lincoln Lion. Senator Dalessandro was recently inducted into Zonta International. Each December, she hosts the Nogales Elementary Schools Choir at the Capitol for their Holiday concert and joins them at Organ Stop Pizza. Since elected in 2012, she judges Senior Projects at Nogales High School and she has taught “Arizona By the Numbers” in many school districts in Santa Cruz County, including Elgin, Patagonia and Junior Air Force ROTC at Nogales High

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Sandra Kennedy Sandra Kennedy was first elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2008 on a platform of promoting solar energy in Arizona, and as a fierce consumer advocate. She started her public service when she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in November 1986, where she served for six years before successfully becoming a state senator in 1992. She served three terms as state senator. Before her stint in the legislature, Sandra was elected to serve on the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board for a fouryear term in 1990. Gov. Rose Mofford appointed her to the Arizona Employment and Training Council.

Sandra Kennedy filed for the 2018 Corporation Commission race pledging to restore integrity to the Arizona Corporation Commission when she returns to what is called the fourth branch of Arizona government. She is running as a Clean Elections candidate.

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• Lower utility rates • Stop alleged corruption at the Commission • Create more solar and renewable energy in Arizona, especially rooftop solar

Kennedy was the first to sound the alarm about what she sees as the growing culture of corruption at

the Commission when she formally challenged Commission Chair Gary Pierce about APS helping run his son for Secretary of State. Sandra Kennedy has been asking just how did APS get a rate increase while making record profits, and when even the Commission staff and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO0, an independent government agency that advocates for consumers in rate cases, opposed the rate increase as unjustified. Sandra is familiar with the processes and workings of the Corporation Commission, and can work swiftly and efficiently to reverse corrupt Commission decisions, stating, “I know where to look and what to do about it.”

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Mark Williams University of Arizona with a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. Jeb is currently in his 3rd year of college at the University of Arizona studying Business Administration. For me children are a blessing from God and I believe we need to protect our children. If I am elected Judge of the Superior Court I would like to meet all of the high school students in Santa Cruz County individually and encourage them to pursue a college education, work hard, and stay away from drugs. I will be fair and impartial to all. I will make it a priority to find a way to keep Justice of the Peace Precinct #2 (JP2) open and I do not agree with

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its closure. Closing JP2 sends the wrong message and it is unfair to those who live in East Santa Cruz County. Our community should be seen as a growing and thriving community not one that is shrinking. Additionally, I will work hard to reopen the law library at the Santa Cruz County Superior Court. During these past 15 years I have represented many people with criminal cases, divorce cases, civil cases, and immigration cases. I have had the privilege of working with many people who work at the courts here in Santa Cruz County. I encourage people to visit my webpage to learn more about me: www.VoteMarkWilliams.com

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LD2 candidates square off at forum

By Andrew Paxton

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Four of the six candidates for Arizona’s House and Senate in Legislative District 2 spoke about education, jobs, infrastructure and water issues during a forum in Sahuarita on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Incumbent Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón, the lone Democrat at the forum, was joined by Republican challengers Chris Ackerley and Anthony Sizer. Senate candidate Shelley Kais, a Republican, also participated. Rep. Daniel Hernandez and Sen. Andrea Dalessandro did not attend. The forum was moderated by Green Valley News editor Dan Shearer and Nogales International publisher Manuel Coppola. During opening statements, Kais said she has the vision to address key issues surrounding water, joblessness and poverty, and to do what is needed to keep the community safe. She said she loves her neighbors and communities and wants to use her skills to represent everyone from the diverse district, which stretches from southern Tucson to Nogales. Sizer touted his experience as an engineer as well as his work on a previous state bill he said protects constitutional freedoms and liberties. He said he will use an analytical, problem-solving approach to address school funding, smallbusiness growth and accountability in government. Gabaldón, who was first elected in 2012, said she is a public servant, not a career politician, and uses her previous experience as a Sahuarita Town Council member to bring issues important to Southern Arizona up to the state Legislature. She said she brings integrity and common sense to work across the aisle to get things done in the GOP-dominated Legislature. Ackerley said as a native Arizonan and teacher, he understands the issues the area faces. He added

large water companies with what is happening with smaller, private wells.

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The candidates were asked how effective they would be in the Legislature, and if they would work across the aisle to get things done. Gabaldón said that even though she is a Democrat in a Republican-controlled House, she still has a voice to represent Southern Arizona. She said people from both sides “have much more that we agree upon than we disagree upon.” Photo by Mark Johnson She added that she Arizona Senate Candidate Shelley Kais speaks at the forum. Seated, from left, are Chris Ackerley, Rosanna Gabaldon and is part of a bipartisan Anthony Sizer. caucus of representatives from outside gales and South Tucsue goes far enough. he was the only legisla- ery two weeks in my Maricopa and Pima paycheck.” He said it son is too high and that Kais said millions tor from LD2 to get a counties that works to was deeply disturbmore jobs are needed. of federal dollars bill to the governor’s get legislation passed ing to see the Red for She said she would are available for the desk when he served that benefits residents look to expand JTED International Outfall in the House in 2015-16. Ed movement become from rural communipartisan. programs and continue Interceptor, a pipeHe said he hopes for ties. He said the state’s growing local initialine that sends sewer another opportunity to Kais said that on education equalization tives to train aerospace water from Mexico to make residents’ lives many occasions, formula is broken and technicians and drone be treated in Rio Rico better. Democrats have good needs to be addressed pilots in the area. and released into the ideas, and she is more in order to align Sizer said he would Santa Cruz River, but Education funding property tax funding look at programs to no one at the state level interested in finding All the candidates solutions for the people with the needs of the help small businesses is working to fix the support more funding of the district that she become more comissue. The 70-year-old for K-12 schools, which schools and districts. would serve than party Kais decried a fundpetitive with large pipeline reportedly have taken a billionaffiliation. She said ing formula that she businesses to create needs at least $25 mildollar hit over the last said has existed in its competition and get lion in fixes after it was she will work with and decade in the state listen to anyone who current form for more capitalism going. damaged in monsoon budget. wants to get things than 30 years. He said many of the rains this year. Sizer said he wants done for the area. She said education engineers and other Sizer said he underto support the next Sizer said he already is the future of the skilled labor are comstands how important generation of stuhas endorsements and ing from out-of-state, water is because his dents, but that teacher children as well as the support from current and he would work father owns an apple salaries are mostly set future of businesses, legislators, which he orchard in Washingat the district level. He and that she would use to grow opportuniwould leverage to bring her experience as a ties that would foster ton, where the local said he would need to homegrown talent. river levels would often bills to law. He said study the issue more to certified government influence is vital, and financial manager to Gabaldón said she dip, resulting in water find areas of the budmetering. Although he that representatives get to reduce or modify. find more funding and has been a strong supneed to be able to get a sustainable revenue porter of the Arizona said he doesn’t think He said more accountthings done to be an Commerce Authority, that’s needed here, he ability needs to happen source for education. which is working to is concerned with how effective voice for the to make sure funds for people. bring more jobs and water is managed and education go into the Job growth Ackerley said begrants to rural areas to distributed. Gabaldón classroom, specifically The candidates help small businesses. said water issues have cause Democrats for teacher pay and were given job growth often refuse to vote for She said many people been one of her top supplies for students. projection numbers anything Republicans Gabaldón emphafor Santa Cruz County, in the district are inter- priorities the last six want, they give away ested in starting a busiyears, including dursized the need to priori- which indicate only 76 their bargaining power ness, but don’t have the ing her work on the tize all education, not jobs will be added in and eliminate any Drought Contingency just K-12 but pre-school the area in 2017-19, and support to do so. chance of negotiatShe said she was also Plan steering commitand colleges/universi- were asked how they tee. She said they meet ing for concessions or ties and tech schools as would address develop- interested in apprenticeship and training every two weeks to dis- opportunities to help well. ment. programs in fields like cuss what is happening their constituents. She said this year’s Ackerley said that He also said some transportation, and with water levels at Red For Ed movement, often when decisions changes in leadership expanding options for Lake Mead and elsewhich led to a teacher are made at the state where, with the goal of need to be made and walkout last spring, capitol, there is no one students who don’t efforts taken to set a want to go to a college getting legislation in showed how big of an in the room expressmore inclusive tone for front of the governor issue education is and ing needs for Southern or university. everyone, regardless of that addresses shortthat people are tired Arizona. party affiliation. ages and looks to the of the state ranking at He said he would Water issues The candidates also or near the bottom in make sure education A recent state assess- future. Ackerley said “water fielded additional queseducation. and infrastructure ment put the chances tions on education, inAckerley said that programs and policies of a Colorado River wa- is everything to us” here in the desert, and frastructure, and plans as a teacher, he “sees reflect what is needed ter shortage by 2020 at for connecting with the consequences of to get development goalmost 50 percent, and that efforts need to local organizations underfunding educaing in the area. candidates were asked be made to mesh the sustainability efforts and Spanish-speaking tion every day in my Kais said unemploy- if Gov. Doug Ducey’s being undertaken by classroom, and evment in areas like Noconstituents. plan to address the is-


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Prop. 305 takes aim at school vouchers By Howard Fischer

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It seems a bit out of Alice in Wonderland. But if you support the goals of those who put Proposition 305 on the ballot – opposition to expansion of vouchers – you have to vote “no’’ in November. And if you’re opposed, a “yes’’ vote is necessary. The unusual situation arises because of the unusual way the measure got on the ballot in the first place: People unhappy with the Arizona Legislature put it there. In virtually every election for at least the past three decades, measures get on the ballot one of two ways. The first, and most frequent, is a group gets together and proposes a change in state law or the Arizona Constitution. If they get enough signatures, the issue goes to voters. That’s what’s happening with Proposition 127 which seeks to require electric utilities to get half their power from renewable sources by 2030. The same is true of Proposition 126, a plan financed largley by the Arizona Association of Realtors to constitutionally preclude future sales taxes on services. What also can happen is that state lawmakers can put a question to voters. For example, Proposition 306 seeks changes in the operation of the Citizens Clean

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Volunteers from the Save Our Schools movement unload petitions last year to block a voucher-expansion plan approved by state lawmakers from taking effect until voters get the final say in November.

Elections Commission. It has to go to voters because the commission itself was created by voters in 1998. And Proposition 125 would alter cost-ofliving adjustments for judges, elected officials and corrections officers, a move designed to save money for both pension plans. This needs voter approval because existing constitutional provisions forbid altering pension benefits. But Proposition 305 is different. It seeks to overturn something already approved by the Legislature. The issue is vouchers – state funds that can be used by parents to

send their children to private and parochial schools. Until 2017, the vouchers, formally known as “empowerment scholarship accounts,’’ were restricted to those with special needs, ranging from learning disabilities to foster children, children living on reservations and those attending public schools rated D or F. About 3,500 students out of 1.1 million in public schools now get such aid. That year lawmakers voted to remove all those restrictions. But in a political compromise, proponents agreed to limit the total number of vouchers to

no more than 30,000 by 2022. But here’s the thing. The Arizona Constitution allows any group dissatisfied with any legislative measure to refer it to voters. All it takes is the signatures of 5 percent of those who voted in the last gubernatorial race within 90 days after the end of the legislative session to put the law on “hold’’ until the next general election. That’s what happened here. Opponents of an expanded voucher program gathered more than 110,000 signatures, far more than the 75,321 needed. And a legal challenge

by voucher supporters to quash the petition drive failed. So the voucher expansion plan is in legal limbo until at least Nov. 6. Here’s where it gets tricky. Proposition 305 is a referendum on what lawmakers approved. So a “yes’’ vote opposes the goal of the referendum drive, ratifies the 2017 law and allows voucher expansion statute to take effect. Conversely, a “no’’ vote is to reject the legislation – and support the referendum drive. Support comes largely from several groups which back the use of public dollars for

private and religious education, including the Arizona Catholic Conference whose dioceses run schools that take children who have vouchers, and the Center for Arizona Policy. The Goldwater Institute also is in support based on its backing of the concept of “school choice.’’ But to date the pro305 side has yet to come up with any sort of extensive campaign. In fact, the #YesForEd Committee, as of the most recent campaign finance report, had spent less than $150. By contrast, Save Our Schools Arizona listed $311,000 in expenses. The referendum has created a schism among parents whose children now get these vouchers. In a statement in support of Proposition 305, Christine Accurso, a Gilbert mother, detailed how her son who has a learning disability was unable to get the services he needed either in a traditional public school or a charter school. She said only after getting a voucher is her son getting his needs met at a private school. And Leslie Contreras of Duncan said the vouchers have allowed her to purchase quality curriculum for her son, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder “without having to worry about how I am See prop305 / Page 13A


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going to pay for them.’’ But Susan Edwards, in her statement in opposition, said it is precisely how vouchers meet the needs of her two children who are on the autism spectrum that voters should reject what the Legislature did. As Edwards sees it, the vouchers finally provided some financial help for parents of children with special needs. But if anyone can get a voucher, with or without those needs – and with a 30,000 cap and no special carveout for those for whom the program was first designed – “our children will again be placed at the back of the line.’’ And she took a slap at proponents who cite the success of vouchers for special-needs children. “Those in favor of Prop 305 are exploiting our children to crack open the funding door for private religious education,’’ Edwards wrote. While the whole Save Our Schools campaign started out to be about vouchers, it actually has morphed into much more. Concerns about inadequate funding of K-12 schools merged with anger about lawmakers putting additional dollars into private and parochial schools. And the referendum drive eventually gave birth to the #RedForEd movement that led to the state’s longest-ever teacher strike last spring. Just the threat of that strike caused Gov. Doug Ducey, who originally proposed just an additional 1 percent in teacher pay, to find the funds for an additional 18 percent. And Ducey committed to restoring funds taken from a special account that had financed other school needs ranging from computers and books to school buses, an account that he himself had raided his first year in office.

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among states in education and said teachers still are not receiving Incumbent Gov. Doug what they demand. “The key area that Ducey and Democratic we need to develop rival David Garcia clashed over education is education, specifically,� Garcia said. “A and border security during a live, televised change in education debate on Arizona PBS is Arizona’s Number 1 issue. It is my strength, on Sept. 24. it is Ducey’s weakness, The debate, sponand it’s going to be the sored by the Citizens difference.� Clean Elections ComDucey was quick mission and moderated to respond, speaking by “Horizon� host Ted before Simons finished Simons, featured frehis question. quent back and forth “I will be held acand the two candicountable for the last dates talking over one three plus years for another. Green Party Arizona education, not candidate Angel Torres for the past 20 years,� also was part of the Ducey said. debate but often was Following the sixovershadowed by the day #RedForEd walkmain-party candidates. out, Ducey announced Garcia opened by he would provide a 20 saying Arizona’s percent teacher pay ineducation system is crease by 2020 and $371 in crisis. The Arizona million in additional State University educa- funding over the next tor brought up the five years. Red for Ed movement, Ducey mentioned blaming Ducey for his 20 by 20 plan but the walkout of thouagreed there’s more to sands of teachers last do. Ducey said Arizona spring, highlighted by teachers are already rea large protest at the ceiving a portion of the state Capitol in April. promised 20 percent. Garcia noted Arizona Across the state, however, the pay raises ranks near the last Cronkite News

have varied greatly by school district, according to azcentral.com. Torres said K-12 teachers and staff members need raises and improved infrastructure and technology. Ducey criticized Garcia, saying the Democrat didn’t want to talk about his plan to fund education, which he said would double income taxes. In response, Garcia said that was his plan but it’s no longer on the ballot; the Invest in Education initiative was removed by the Arizona Supreme Court. Garcia said he intends to present a new plan to the Legislature. He accused Ducey of being a follower, not a leader. Ducey responded by asking viewers to go to FactcheckGarcia. com because Garcia “is deceiving.� Immigration and border control were other hot topics. Garcia said we need an immigration system that works, one that includes border security, lawful entry

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for those eligible to enter the United States and provides a place of refuge. He also said Arizona highways need to be patrolled 24/7. Ducey responded by saying that Garcia’s team has attacked efforts to control the border, and that the Democrat wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He also touted the Arizona Border Strike Force, which he said is keeping drugs out of Arizona. Garcia said he wants ICE to be reformed. Torres said it’s important that Mexican and Central American economies are strengthened and free of poverty to prevent illegal immigrants from entering Arizona. In their finishing statements, Ducey and Garcia once again brought up education. Ducey said he hoped viewers could see the dramatic differences between him and his opponent. Garcia concluded saying there would never be another governor more devoted to public schools.

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