Center for Arizona Policy 2012 Voter Guide

 
 
Click here for more information on the anti-LGBTQ, antI-most everything, Cathi Herrod and her "Center for Arizona Policy."
About the Voter Guide

The "Center for Arizona Policy" states that the "Guide is a nonpartisan educational resource" or a "An Impartial, Nonpartisan Look". It is neither. What the "Guide" is is an attempt to gather information that they, and their Director, use to push their agenda. Remember the movie "FOOTLOOSE"? Cathi Herrod is basically the Elmore City Council. Drinking, who you sleep with, what you believe, what you decide to do with your own body are some of the things Cathi Herrod and the CAP want to control. The CAP are a "nonprofit organization that "promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. "In 2014, the Arizona Republic noted Herrod's long history of influence in the state: "Without winning a vote, Herrod has for two decades powered the state’s social-conservative movement, pushing her agenda in the halls of the Capitol, at the ballot box, and always away from the spotlight."  The "Voter's Guide" is one of the main tools Mrs. Herrod uses to push her propaganda. 1) by saying the "Guide" is  "Impartial, and Nonpartisan". 2) by crafting the questions in such a way as to seem innocuous. 3) By trying to make it look like she has no idea why many refuse to play her game by refusing to answer the CAP questionnaire. In the Center for Arizona Policy's own words:

Source: CAP 2004 "Our Mission"

What you'll find here is the raw information taken from this years "Voter's Guide" minus the subterfuge. After an election these "Guides" are usually no longer available. We have been able to restore the information of the earlier issues with the hope this will be of use to you in pointing out the homophobes and bigots. Enjoy!

Photo: CAP                  

1. Repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
2. Prohibiting abortion except where it is necessary to prevent the death of the
  mother.
3. Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as only between one
  man and one woman.
4. Permitting healthcare professionals to opt out of performing procedures that
  violate their moral or religious beliefs.
5. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal
  budget every year.
6. Passing state laws that authorize local law enforcement officials to enforce
  federal immigration laws.
7. Providing federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations that
  provide abortions.
8. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the
  protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law
9. Allowing parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or educational savings accounts to
  enable children to attend any public, private, or home school.
10. Setting a government cap on auto emissions, requiring companies to buy
  emission credits, allowing them to trade any leftover credits (called “cap and trade”).
11. Using a prospective federal judge's ability to empathize with particular societal
  groups as a criterion for their nomination.
12. Using human embryonic stem cells for research purposes.
13. Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, that states that marriage is the
  union of one man and one woman and declares that states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage other states.
14. Enforcing federal laws vigorously against obscene hardcore pornography.
15. Amending the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to place further restrictions
  on the establishment and expansion of gambling by Indian tribes in the United States.
 
Preferred choices:
#4. O (Oppose)  #8. S (Support)  #15. S (Support)

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
 

U.S. Senate

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  Richard Carmona

Dem Declined to respond.

  Wil Cardon

Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S

  Jeff Flake

Rep S - S S S - O - S O O - O S -

  Bryan Hackbarth

Rep S S S O S S O O S O O O O S O

  Clair Van Steenwyk

Rep S - S S S S O O S O O O O S S
 

U.S. House of Representatives

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
CD 1   Wenona Benally Baldenegro Dem Declined to respond.
CD 1   Ann Kirkpatrick Dem Declined to respond.
CD 1   Patrick Gatti Rep S - S S S S O O S O O S O S O
CD 1   Gaither Martin Rep S S - S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 1   Jonathan Paton Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 1   Douglas Wade Rep Declined to respond.
CD 2   Ron Barber Dem Declined to respond.
CD 2   Matt Heinz Dem Declined to respond.
CD 2   Mark Koskiniemi Rep Declined to respond.
CD 2   Martha McSally Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S O
CD 3   Amanda Aguirre Dem Declined to respond.
CD 3   Manny Arreguin Dem Declined to respond.
CD 3   Raúl Grijalva Dem Declined to respond.
CD 3   Blanca Guerra Lib S S O O O O O S S O O O S O O
CD 3   Gabriela Saucedo Mercer Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S O
CD 3   Jaime Vasquez Rep S S O S O S O O S O O O O S O
CD 4   Johnnie Robinson Dem Declined to respond.
CD 4   Mikel Weisser Dem Declined to respond.
CD 4   Joe Pamelia Lib S O O O S S O O S O O S O S S
CD 4   Paul Gosar Rep S - S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 4   Ron Gould Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 4   Rick Murphy Rep Declined to respond.
CD 4   Richard Grayson AE Declined to respond.
CD 5   Spencer Morgan Dem Declined to respond.
CD 5   Kirk Adams Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 5   Matt Salmon Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 6   Matthew Jette Dem O O O O O O S S O S O S S S O
CD 6   W. John Williamson Dem Declined to respond.
CD 6   Jack Anderson Lib Declined to respond.
CD 6   Ben Quayle Rep S S S S S S O O S O O - O S -
CD 6   David Schweikert Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 7   Rebecca DeWitt Dem Declined to respond.
CD 7   Ed Pastor Dem Declined to respond.
CD 7    Joe Cobb Lib S O O S S O O S S O O S S O O
CD 8   Stephen Dolgos AE S S O S S S O S S O O S S O O
CD 8   Gene Scharer Dem Declined to respond.
CD 8   Trent Franks Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 8   Tony Passalacqua Rep S S S S S S O O S O O S O S O
CD 9   Andrei Cherny Dem Declined to respond.
CD 9   David Schapira Dem Declined to respond.
CD 9   Kyrsten Sinema Dem Declined to respond.
CD 9   Lisa Borowsky Rep Declined to respond.
CD 9   Leah Campos Schandlbauer Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 9   Travis Grantham Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S O
CD 9   Vernon Parker Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 9   Wendy Rogers Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S S
CD 9   Martin Sepulveda Rep S S S S S S O O S O O O O S O
CD 9   Jeff Thompson Rep S S O S S S O S S O O O O S S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
 
 
 
1. Allowing parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to
enable children to attend any public, private, or home school.
2. Prohibiting touching or tipping dancers and fully nude performances in sexually
  oriented businesses.
3. Lowering the range of Arizona’s mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for
  possessors of child pornography.
4. Allowing slot machines and table games off Indian reservations.
5. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal
  budget every year.
6. Government granting unmarried domestic partners the same employee and
  health benefits as married couples.
7. Allowing the Legislature to cut voter-approved spending in times of financial
  crisis.
8. Legalizing voluntary euthanasia.
9. Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as only the union of
  one man and one woman.
10. Changing Arizona's judicial selection process so the Governor appoints and the
  Senate confirms judges.
11. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the
  protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
12. Extending the current 60-day waiting period for divorces that involve minor
  children in order to encourage reconciliation.
13. Passing state laws that authorize local law enforcement officials to enforce
  federal immigration.
14. Taxpayer dollars subsidizing paid time o" for public employees to engage in union
  activities.
15. Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their
  moral or religious beliefs.
 
Preferred choices:
#9. O (Oppose)  #11. S (Support)  #15. O (Oppose)

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
 

Corporation Commission

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  Marcia Busching

Dem Declined to respond.

  Sandra Kennedy

Dem Declined to respond.

  Paul Newman

Dem Declined to respond.
  Susan Bitter Smith Rep S S S - O O S O S O O S S O S
  Bob Burns Rep S S S S S S S O S S O O S O S
  Bob Stump Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
 

Arizona House Candidates

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LD 1   Karen Fann Rep S S O - - O S O S O O - S O S
LD 1   Lori Klein Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 1   Andy Tobin Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 2   Andrea Dalessandro Dem Declined to respond.
LD 2   Rosanna Gabaldon Dem Declined to respond.
LD 2   Chris Ackerley Rep Declined to respond.
LD 3   Sally Ann Gonzales Dem Declined to respond.
LD 3   Macario Saldate Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Juan Carlos Escamilla Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Charlene R. Fernandez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Lisa Otondo Dem Declined to respond.
LD 5   P.L. Durbin Dem Declined to respond.
LD 5   Sonny Borrelli Rep S S O S S O S O S O O O S O S
LD 5   Wyatt Brooks Rep S S O S S O S O O O O O S O S
LD 5   Doris Goodale Rep S S O S S O S O O O O O S O S
LD 5   George Schnittgrund Rep Declined to respond.
LD 6   Doug Ballard Dem Declined to respond.
LD 6   Angela Lefevre Dem Declined to respond.
LD 6   Brenda Barton Rep S S S S S O S O S S O S S O S
LD 6   Bob Thorpe Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 7   Albert Hale Dem Declined to respond.
LD 7   Jamescita Peshlakai Dem Declined to respond.
LD 7   Phil Stago Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   George Arredondo Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   Ernest Bustamante Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   Emily Verdugo Dem  
LD 8   Frank Pratt Rep S S O S O O O O O S O O - O S
LD 8   T. J. Shope Rep S O O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 9   Dustin Cox Dem Declined to respond.
LD 9   Mohur Sarah Sidhwa Dem Declined to respond.
LD 9   Victoria Steele Dem Declined to respond.
LD 9   Ethan Orr Rep Declined to respond.
LD 10   Stefanie Mach Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Brandon Patrick Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Bruce Wheeler Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Todd Clodfelter Rep S O O O S O S S O O O O S O S
LD 10   Ted Vogt Rep S S O S O O S O O O O O S O S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LD 11   Dave Joseph Dem Declined to respond.
LD 11   Adam Kwasman Rep Declined to respond.
LD 11   Steve Smith Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 12   Larry "Lucky" Chesley Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 12   Eddie Farnsworth Rep S S O S O O S O S S O O S O S
LD 12   Warren Petersen Rep S S O S O O S O S S O O S O S
LD 13    Russ Jones Rep S O O S O O S O S O O S S O S
LD 13   Darin Mitchell Rep S O O O O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 13   Steve Montenegro Rep S O O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 14   Robert Leach Dem Declined to respond.
LD 14   Mark Stonebraker Dem Declined to respond.
LD 14   David Gowan Rep S - O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 14   David Stevens Rep S - S S O O S O S S O - S O S
LD 15   Patricia Flickner Dem Declined to respond.
LD 15   John Allen Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 15   James Bearup Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 15   Heather Carter Rep Declined to respond.
LD 15   David Burnell Smith Rep S O O S O O S O S S O S S O S
Preferred choices:
#9. O (Oppose)  #11. S (Support)  #15. O (Oppose)

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
LD 16   Matthew Cerra Dem Declined to respond.
LD 16   Doug Coleman Rep S S O S S O O O S O O O S O S
LD 16   Jeff Davis Rep S S O S O O S O O S O S S O S
LD 16   Judy Novalsky Rep S S O S O O O O O S O O S O S
LD 16   Kelly Townsend Rep S S O S O O S O S O O S S O S
LD 17   Karyn Lathan Dem Declined to respond.
LD 17   Tom Forese Rep S S S S O O O O S S O S S O S
LD 17   J.D. Mesnard Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 18   Darin Fisher Dem Declined to respond.
LD 18   Corey Harris Dem Declined to respond.
LD 18   Brent Fine Ind Declined to respond.
LD 18   Jeff Dial Rep - S O S O O S O S S O S S - S
LD 18   Bob Robson Rep - S O S O O S O S S O S S - S
LD 19   Mark Cardenas Dem Declined to respond.
LD 19   Lupe Chavira Contreras Dem Declined to respond.
LD 19   Bryan Kilgore Dem Declined to respond.
LD 19   Lorenzo Sierra Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Tonya Norwood Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Jackie Thrasher Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   George Benavides, Sr. Rep S S O S O S S O S O S S O O S
LD 20   Paul Boyer Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 20   Carl Seel Rep S S S S O O S O S S O S S O S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LD 21   Carol Lokare Dem Declined to respond.
LD 21   Sheri Van Horsen Dem Declined to respond.
LD 21   Rick Gray Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 21   Debbie Lesko Rep S S O S O O - O S S O S S O S
LD 22   Jeanette Dubreil Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 22   David Livingston Rep S S O S O S S O S S O S S O S
LD 22   Phil Lovas Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 23   John Kavanagh Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 23   Jennifer Petersen Rep Declined to respond.
LD 23   Michelle Ugenti Rep S - O S O O - O S S O O S O S
LD 24   Lela Alston Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Chad Campbell Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Jean Cheuvront McDermott Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Tom Nerini Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Brian Kaufman Rep Declined to respond.
LD 25   David Butler Dem Declined to respond.
LD 25   Justin Olson Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 25   Justin Pierce Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 26   Juan Mendez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Andrew Sherwood Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Haryaksha Gregor Knauer Grn Declined to respond.
LD 26   Chris Will Lib Declined to respond.
LD 26   Buckley Merrill Rep S O - S O - S O O - O - S O S
LD 26   Raymond Speakman Rep S S - S O O O O S S O S S O S
LD 26   Mary Lou Taylor Rep S S - S O S O O - S S S S O S
LD 26   Jason Young Rep S - - S - - - O - - - S S O O
LD 27   Reginald Bolding Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Ruben Gallego Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Catherine Miranda Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Ángel Torres Grn Declined to respond.
LD 27   Daniel Coleman Rep S O S S O O S O O S O S S O S
LD 28   Eric Meyer Dem Declined to respond.
LD 28   Kate Brophy McGee Rep Declined to respond.
LD 28   Amanda Reeve Rep S S O S O O S O O S O S S O S
LD 29   Lydia Hernández Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   Martin Quezada Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   Martin Samaniego Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   Bill Barker Lib S O O S S - O S O O O O - O S
LD 30   Jonathan Larkin Dem Declined to respond.
LD 30   Debbie McCune-Davis Dem Declined to respond.
LD 30   Mike Snitz Dem Declined to respond.

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
 
  9. OPPOSE   Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.  
 
  11. SUPPORT   Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.  
 
  15. OPPOSE   Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.  
 

Arizona Senate Candidates

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LD 1   Steve Pierce Rep S S O S S O S O S O O S S O S
LD 1   Tom Rawles Ind S O S O S S S S O S S O S O S
LD 2   Linda Lopez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 3   Olivia Cajero Bedford Dem Declined to respond.
LD 3   Maria Garcia Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Lynne Pancrazi Dem Declined to respond.
LD 5   Beth Weisser Dem Declined to respond.
LD 5   Nancy McLain Rep S S S S S O S O S O O O S O S
LD 5   Sam Scarmardo Rep S S O S O O O O S O O S S O S
LD 5   Kelli Ward Rep S S O S S O S O S S O S S O S
LD 6   Tom Chabin Dem Declined to respond.
LD 6   Chester Crandell Rep S O S S O O S O S O O S S O S
LD 7   Jack Jackson Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   Barbara McGuire Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   Joe Ortiz Rep S S O S O O S O S S O O S O S
LD 9   Steve Farley Dem Declined to respond.
LD 9   Tyler Mott Rep Declined to respond.
LD 10   David Bradley Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Frank Antenori Rep S - O   - O S O S S O S S O S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LD 11   Jo Holt Dem Declined to respond.
LD 11   Al Melvin Rep S S S S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 12   Andy Biggs Rep S S S S O O S O - S O - S O S
LD 13   Don Shooter Rep S S O S - O S O S S O S S O S
LD 14   Pat Fleming Dem Declined to respond.
LD 14   Gail Griffin Rep S S O S - O S O S S O O S O S
LD 15   Dennis Grenier Lib S O O S S S S S S S S S S O S
LD 15   Nancy Barto Rep S S O S O O O O S S O S S O S
Preferred choices:
#9. O (Oppose)  #11. S (Support)  #15. O (Oppose)

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
LD 16   Scott Prior Dem Declined to respond.
LD 16   Rich Crandall Rep S S S S O O S O S O O O S O S
LD 16   John Fillmore Rep S S O S O O O O S S O S S O S
LD 17   Bill Gates Dem Declined to respond.
LD 17   Steve Yarbrough Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 18   Janie Hydrick Dem Declined to respond.
LD 18   John McComish Rep - S O S O O S O S S O S S - S
LD 19   Anna Tovar Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Michael Powell Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Kimberly Yee Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 20   Doug Quelland Ind S S O S O S O O S S S S S O S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LD 21   Michael Tarrats Dem Declined to respond.
LD 21   Rick Murphy Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 22   Judy Burges Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 23   Michele Reagan Rep Declined to respond.
LD 24   Ken Cheuvront Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Katie Hobbs Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Augustine Bartning Rep S O O S O S S O O O S S - O S
LD 25   Greg Gadek Dem Declined to respond.
LD 25   Russell Pearce Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 25   Bob Worsley Rep S S O S O O S O S S O S S O S
LD 26   Ed Ableser Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Damian Trabel Lib Declined to respond.
LD 26   Jerry Lewis Rep S S S S O S O O S S S S O O S
LD 27   Victor Jett Contreras Dem S O O O O S O O O O S S O O S
LD 27   Leah Landrum Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Sarah Coleman Rep S O O S S O S O O S O S S O S
LD 28   Eric Shelley Dem Declined to respond.
LD 28   Adam Driggs Rep Declined to respond.
LD 29   Steve Gallardo Dem Declined to respond.
LD 30   Robert Meza Dem Declined to respond.
LD 30   Raquel Terán Dem Declined to respond.

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  9. OPPOSE   Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.  
 
  11. SUPPORT   Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.  
 
  15. OPPOSE   Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.  
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