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Arizona Catholic Conference Voters Guide 2012 – (10/2/12)

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The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy arm of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Diocese of Tucson, the Diocese of Gallup, and the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix. The ACC is a non-partisan entity and does not endorse any candidates.

The ACC Voter’s Guide is meant solely to provide an important educational tool containing unbiased information on the upcoming elections. Pursuant to Internal Revenue Service requirements for churches and nonprofit organizations, this document does not endorse candidates or indicate our support or opposition to the questions.

Click here for a downloadable version of the Arizona Catholic Conference Voters Guide

Included on the ACC Voter’s Guide are races covering the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Corporation Commission, State Senate and State House. It is important to remember that members of the State Senate and State House are elected by legislative district. Each legislative district includes one State Senator and two State Representatives. Find your legislative district here: http://azredistricting.org/districtlocator

All candidates in the aforementioned races were sent a survey and asked to respond with whether they Support (S) or Oppose (O) the given statements. The ACC Voter’s Guide lists every one of these candidates regardless of whether they returned a survey. Many candidates elaborated on their responses which are indicated by an asterisk and a hyperlink to a scanned document.

We would strongly encourage you to find out more information about those candidates who did not complete a questionnaire, as well as those who did. Contact information for each of these candidates can be found here: http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/General/fulllisting.htm

  1. Allowing parents to use tax credits, or empowerment scholarship accounts to enable children to attend any public, private, or home school.
  2. Prohibiting embryonic stem cell research.
  3. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
  4. Excluding newborn children conceived while their mothers were receiving welfare from the calculation of the family’s welfare cash grant.
  5. Requiring hospitals to check if their patients are citizens or in this country legally.
  6. Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
  7. Providing abortion providers with government funding.
  8. Establishing and maintaining a statewide public defender’s office to provide adequate legal representation to those facing the death penalty.
  9. Making the presence of undocumented immigrants in Arizona a state crime.
  10. Mandating healthcare providers to facilitate the distribution of “emergency contraception” (i.e., morning after pills).
  11. Simplifying the existing tax credit for donations made to nonprofit charitable organizations serving the working poor so that people who do not itemize their taxes are eligible to participate.
  12. Creating a temporary guest worker program for foreign workers to those Arizona employers experiencing a labor shortage.

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U.S. SENATE

Dist   Name Party                        
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Richard Carmona D Candidate did not answer survey
  Marc Victor L Candidate did not answer survey
  Jeff Flake R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
                               

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Dist   Name Party                        
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Ann Kirkpatrick D Candidate did not answer survey
1 Kim Allen* L * * * * * * * * * * * *
1 Jonathan Paton R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
2 Ron Barber D Candidate did not answer survey
2 Martha McSally R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
3 Raul M. Grijalva D Candidate did not answer survey
3 Blanca Guerra L S S O O O O O O O O S S
3 Gabriela Saucedo Mercer* R S S O O O S O S S* O S S
                               
4 Richard Grayson American’s Elect Candidate did not answer survey
4 Johnnie Robinson D Candidate did not answer survey
4 Joe Pamelia* L S* O* O* S* S* S* O* O* S* O* S* S*
4 Paul Gosar R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
5 Spencer Morgan D Candidate did not answer survey
5 Matt Salmon* R S S O   S S O * S O S O
                               
6 Matt Jette D Candidate did not answer survey
6 Mark Salazar G Candidate did not answer survey
6 Jack Anderson L Candidate did not answer survey
6 David Schweikert R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
7 Ed Pastor D Candidate did not answer survey
7 Joe Cobb L S O S S O O O O O O S S
                               
8 Stephen Dolgos* American’s Elect S* O* S* O* O* O* O* S* S* O* S* S*
8 Gene Scharer D Candidate did not answer survey
8 Trent Franks* R S S O O O S O S S* O S S
                               
9 Kyrsten Sinema D Candidate did not answer survey
9 Powell Gammill* L * * * * O* * O* * * O* * *
9 Vernon B. Parker R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
                               

ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION

Dist   Name Party                        
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Marcia Busching D Candidate did not answer survey
  Sandra Kennedy D Candidate did not answer survey
  Paul Newman D Candidate did not answer survey
  Thomas Meadows G Candidate did not answer survey
  Daniel Pout G O O O O O O S S O O S O
  Christopher Gohl L S S O S S S O O S O S O
  Susan Bitter Smith R Candidate did not answer survey
  Robert Burns* R S S O * S S O S * O S S
  Bob Stump R S S O     S O S S O S S
                               
                               

ARIZONA STATE SENATE

Dist   Name Party                        
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Tom Rawles* I S O S O O O O S O O * S
1 Steve Pierce R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
2 Linda Lopez D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
4 Lynne Pancrazi D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
5 Beth Weisser D Candidate did not answer survey
5 Kelli Ward* R S S O S O* S O O S O S O
                               
6 Tom Chabin D Candidate did not answer survey
6 Chester Crandell R S S O S S S O O S O S S
                               
7 Jack C. Jackson, Jr. D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
8 Barbara McGuire D Candidate did not answer survey
8 Dean Dill L S O O O O O O S S O S S
8 Joe Ortiz R S S O S S S O O S O S S
                               
9 Steve Farley D Candidate did not answer survey
9 Tyler Mott R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
10 David Bradley* D S* O S O O O S S O S S S
10 Frank Antenori R S S O S S S O S S O S  
                               
11 Jo Holt D Candidate did not answer survey
11 Al Melvin R S S O O S S O O S O S S
                               
12 Andy Biggs* R S S O * S O* O O S O S O*
                               
13 Don Shooter* R S S O * * S O O S O S S
                               
14 Patricia V. Fleming D Candidate did not answer survey
14 Gail Griffin R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
15 Dennis Grenier L S S O O S S O S S O S S
15 Nancy Barto R S S O S O S O S S O S S
                               
16 Scott Prior D Candidate did not answer survey
16 Rich Crandall R S S O O O S O O S O S S
                               
17 Bill Gates D Candidate did not answer survey
17 Steve Yarbrough R S S O O O S O S S O S S
                               
18 Janie Hydrick D Candidate did not answer survey
18 John McComish R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
19 Anna Tovar D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
20 Michael Powell D Candidate did not answer survey
20 Doug Quelland* I S S O O* O* S O S O* O S S*
20 Kimberly Yee R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
21 Michael Tarrats D Candidate did not answer survey
21 Rick Murphy R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
22 Judy M. Burges* R S S O S* S* S O S S O S S
                               
23 Michele Reagan R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
24 Katie Hobbs D Candidate did not answer survey
24 Augustine Bartning* R S S O O O O* O O O O S S
                               
25 Greg Gadek D Candidate did not answer survey
25 Bob Worsley R S S O O O S O   S O S S
                               
26 Ed Ableser D Candidate did not answer survey
26 Damian Trabel L Candidate did not answer survey
26 Jerry Lewis* R S O O O O S O O O * S S
                               
27 Leah Landrum D Candidate did not answer survey
27 Sarah Coleman* R S O* O S S* O* O S S O* S S*
                               
28 Eric Shelley D Candidate did not answer survey
28 Adam Driggs R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
29 Steve Gallardo D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
30 Robert Meza D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
                               

ARIZONA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Dist   Name Party                        
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Karen Fann* R S S O O * S O O S* O O* S
1 Andy Tobin R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
2 Andrea Dalessandro D Candidate did not answer survey
2 Rosanna Gabaldon D Candidate did not answer survey
2 John Christopher Ackerley* R * S O O O O O S O O S S
                               
3 Sally Ann Gonzales D Candidate did not answer survey
3 Macario Saldate D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
4 Juan Carlos Escamilla D Candidate did not answer survey
4 Lisa Otondo D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
5 P.L. Durbin D Candidate did not answer survey
5 Sonny Borrelli R S S O S S S O S S O S S
5 Doris Goodale R S S O S S S O S S O O S
                               
6 Doug Ballard D Candidate did not answer survey
6 Angela Lefevre D Candidate did not answer survey
6 Brenda Barton R S S O   S S O O S O S S
6 Bob Thorpe R S S O S S S O S S O S S
                               
7 Albert Hale D Candidate did not answer survey
7 Jamescita Peshlakai D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
8 Ernest Bustamante D Candidate did not answer survey
8 Emily Verdugo D Candidate did not answer survey
8 Frank Pratt* R S S O O O * O O O O S S
8 Thomas “T.J.” Shope R S S O O S S O O S O S O
                               
9 Mohur Sarah Sidhwa D Candidate did not answer survey
9 Victoria Steele D Candidate did not answer survey
9 Ethan Orr R S S O O O O O S O O S S
                               
10 Stefanie Mach D Candidate did not answer survey
10 Bruce Wheeler D Candidate did not answer survey
10 Todd A. Clodfelter R Candidate did not answer survey
10 Ted Vogt R S S O O O O O S S O S S
                               
11 Dave Joseph D Candidate did not answer survey
11 Adam Kwasman R Candidate did not answer survey
11 Steve Smith R S S O O S S O S S O S  
                               
12 Eddie Farnsworth R Candidate did not answer survey
12 Warren Petersen R S S O S S S O   S O S S
                               
13 Darin Mitchell* R S S O S O* S O* O S O S* *
13 Steve Montenegro R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
14 Robert Leach D Candidate did not answer survey
14 Mark Stonebraker D Candidate did not answer survey
14 David Gowan* R S S O   S S O O S O S O*
14 David Stevens R S O O S O S O   S O S S
                               
15 Patricia Flickner D Candidate did not answer survey
15 John Allen R S S O S S S O O S O S O
15 Heather Carter R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
16 Matthew Cerra D Candidate did not answer survey
16 Bill Maher G O O S S O O O S O S S S
16 Doug Coleman R S S O O O S O S S O S S
16 Kelly Townsend R S S O S S S O S S O S O
                               
17 Karyn Lathan D Candidate did not answer survey
17 Tom Forese R Candidate did not answer survey
17 J.D. Mesnard R S S O O O S O S S O S S
                               
18 Darin Fisher D Candidate did not answer survey
18 Corey Harris D Candidate did not answer survey
18 Brent Fine I Candidate did not answer survey
18 Jeff Dial R Candidate did not answer survey
18 Bob Robson R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
19 Mark A. Cardenas D Candidate did not answer survey
19 Lupe Chavira Contreras D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
20 Tonya Norwood D Candidate did not answer survey
20 Jackie Thrasher D Candidate did not answer survey
20 Paul Boyer R S S O   O S O O O O S S
20 Carl Seel R S S O S S S O S S O S O
                               
21 Carol Lokare D Candidate did not answer survey
21 Sheri Van Horsen D Candidate did not answer survey
21 Rick Gray* R S S O S O S O O* S* O O S*
21 Debbie Lesko R S S O     S O S S O S  
                               
22 David Livingston R S S O   S S O S S O S S
22 Phil Lovas R S S O   S S O O S O S O
                               
23 John Kavanagh* R S S O O S* S O S S O S S
23 Michelle Ugenti R S S O S S S O O S O S S
                               
24 Lela Alston D Candidate did not answer survey
24 Chad Campbell D Candidate did not answer survey
24 Gerard Davis G S S O O O S O S O O S S
24 Brian Kaufman R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
25 David Butler D Candidate did not answer survey
25 Justin D. Olson R Candidate did not answer survey
25 Justin Pierce R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
26 Juan Mendez D Candidate did not answer survey
26 Andrew Sherwood D Candidate did not answer survey
26 Haryaksha Gregor Knauer G Candidate did not answer survey
26 Chris Will L Candidate did not answer survey
26 Raymond D. Speakman R S O O S S S O O S O    
26 Mary Lou Taylor R S O O O O S O S S O S S
                               
27 Ruben Gallego D Candidate did not answer survey
27 Catherine Miranda D Candidate did not answer survey
27 Angel Torres G Candidate did not answer survey
27 Daniel Coleman R S S O S O O O O O O O O
                               
28 Eric Meyer D Candidate did not answer survey
28 Jim Iannuzo L Candidate did not answer survey
28 Kate Brophy McGee R Candidate did not answer survey
28 Amanda Reeve R Candidate did not answer survey
                               
29 Lydia Hernandez D Candidate did not answer survey
29 Martin J. Quezada D Candidate did not answer survey
                               
30 Jonathan Larkin D Candidate did not answer survey
30 Debbie McCune-Davis D Candidate did not answer survey

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