Center for Arizona Policy 2020 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. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal
  immigration laws.
2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
3. Making permanent the tax relief provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
4. Interpreting the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than adhering to
  the framers’ original intent or text.
5. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the
  protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
6. Requiring a health care practitioner to provide medical care to a baby born alive
  who survives an attempted abortion.
7. Enacting federal tax credits for donations to state-based scholarship programs to
  provide educational options such as private or homeschools.
8. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget
  every year.
9. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other
  entities that provide abortions.
10. Extending the 1982 deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the
  U.S. Constitution.
11. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.
12. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or
  use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.
 

Preferred choices:

#5. S (Support)  #12. O (Oppose) Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" law.

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position

 

U.S. Senate

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    Mark Kelly Dem O O O - S O - O S S S O
    Daniel McCarthy Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
    Martha McSally Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
 
U.S. House of Representatives

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
CD 1   Tom O'Halleran Dem O O O - S O - O S S S O
CD 1   Eva Putzova Dem - O - - S - - - S - S -
CD 1   Nolan Reidhead Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 1   Tiffany Shedd Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 2   Ann Kirkpatrick Dem - O - - S O O S S S S O
CD 2   Peter Quilter Dem Declined to respond.
CD 2   Brandon Martin Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 2   Joseph Morgan Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 2   Noran Eric Ruden Rep S S S O O S S S O - O S
CD 3   Raul Grijalva Dem - O O - S O - O S S S O
CD 3   Daniel Wood Rep - S - - - S - - - - - -
CD 4   Delina DiSanto Dem O O O O S S O O S S S O
CD 4   Stuart Starky Dem O O O O S S O O S S S S
CD 4   Paul Gosar Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 4   Anne Marie Ward Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 5   Joan Greene Dem Declined to respond.
CD 5   Jon Ireland Dem Declined to respond.
CD 5   Javier Ramos Dem Declined to respond.
CD 5   Andy Biggs Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 6   Karl Gentles Dem Declined to respond.
CD 6   Anita Malik Dem Declined to respond.
CD 6   Stephanie Rimmer Dem Declined to respond.
CD 6   Hiral Tipirneni Dem Declined to respond.
CD 6   David Schweikert Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 7   Ruben Gallego Dem Declined to respond.
CD 7   Joshua Barnett Rep Declined to respond.
CD 8   Michael Muscato Dem Declined to respond.
CD 8   Bob Musselwhite Dem Declined to respond.
CD 8   Bob Olsen Dem Declined to respond.
CD 8   Debbie Lesko Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 9   Greg Stanton Dem Declined to respond.
CD 9   Dave Giles Rep S S S O O S S S O O O S
CD 9   Sam Huang Rep Declined to respond.
CD 9   Nicholas Tutora Rep S S S O O S S O O O O S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
 
 
 
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the
  protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports'
  teams.
5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for
  abortion.
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate.
7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings  accounts to
  enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy.
8. Legalizing physician assisted suicide.
9. Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with
  same–sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sexual education.
11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or
  use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for
  electric utilities.
 
Preferred choices: 
#2. S (Support)
 #4. S (Support) Further, females who identify as transgender
should be allowed on male sports teams.
 #9. O (Oppose). Reparative Therapy has been disproven and shown to be unsafe. 
#11. O (Oppose). Just another version of the discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
 

Corporation Commission

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Bill Mundell Dem Declined to respond.
  Shea Stanfield Dem Declined to respond.
  Anna Tovar Dem Declined to respond.
  Lea Marquez Peterson Rep Declined to respond.
  Eric Sloan Rep Declined to respond.

 

Arizona House Candidates

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LD 1   Judy Stahl Dem Declined to respond.
LD 1   Selina Bliss Rep O O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 1   Judy Burges Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 1   Ed Cocchiola Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 1   Quang Nguyen Rep O O S O O S S O O O S S
LD 1   Steven Sensmeier Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 2   Daniel Hernandez Jr. Dem Declined to respond.
LD 2   Luis Parra Dem Declined to respond.
LD 2   Billy Peard Dem Declined to respond.
LD 2   Deborah McEwen Rep O O S O O S S S O O S S
LD 3   Andrés Cano Dem Declined to respond.
LD 3   Alma Hernandez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 3   Javier Soto Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Charlene Fernandez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Geraldine "Gerae" Peten Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Joel John Rep O O S O O S O O S O S S
LD 5   Leo Biasiucci Rep Declined to respond.
LD 5   Regina Cobb Rep Declined to respond.
LD 6   Coral Evans Dem Declined to respond.
LD 6   Brenda Barton Rep S O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 6   Walt Blackman Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 7   Arlando Teller Dem Declined to respond.
LD 7   Myron Tsosie Dem Declined to respond.
LD 7   James Parks Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 7   David Peelman Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 8   Sharon Girard Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   Neal Carter Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 8   David Cook Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 8   Frank Pratt Rep O O S O O - S O S O S O
LD 9   Randy Friese Dem Declined to respond.
LD 9   Pamela Powers Hannley Dem Declined to respond.
LD 9   Brendan Lyons Rep Declined to respond.
LD 10   Domingo DeGrazia Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Stephanie Stahl Hamilton Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Mabelle Gummere Rep Declined to respond.
LD 10   Michael Hicks Rep O O S O O S S S S S S S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LD 11   Filipe Perez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 11   Mark Finchem Rep Declined to respond.
LD 11   Bret Roberts Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 12   Travis Grantham Rep O O O O O S S O S O S S
LD 12   Jake Hoffman Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 13   Mariana Sandoval Dem Declined to respond.
LD 13   Timothy Dunn Rep O O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 13   Steve Montenegro Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 13   Joanne Osborne Rep O O S O O - S O S O S -
LD 14   Kimberly Beach-Moschetti Dem Declined to respond.
LD 14   Ronnie Maestas-Condos Dem Declined to respond.
LD 14   Gail Griffin Rep O O S O S - S O S O S -
LD 14   Becky Nutt Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 15   Kristin Dybvig-Pawelk Dem Declined to respond.
LD 15   Jarret Hamstreet Rep O - S O O S O O S O S S
LD 15   Steve Kaiser Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 15   Justin Wilmeth Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
Preferred choices: 
#2. S (Support)
 #4. S (Support) Further, females who identify as transgender
should be allowed on male sports teams.
 #9. O (Oppose). Reparative Therapy has been disproven and shown to be unsafe. 
#11. O (Oppose). Just another version of the discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
LD 16   John Fillmore Rep O O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 16   Lisa Godzich Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 16   Forest Moriarty Rep O O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 16   Jacqueline Parker Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 17   Jennifer Pawlik Dem Declined to respond.
LD 17   Liz Harris Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 17   Jeff Weninger Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 18   Mitzi Epstein Dem Declined to respond.
LD 18   Jennifer Jermaine Dem Declined to respond.
LD 18   Bob Robson Rep O O S O O - S O S - S S
LD 19   Diego Espinoza Dem Declined to respond.
LD 19   Lorenzo Sierra Dem Declined to respond.
LD 19   Leezah Sun Dem S S O S S O O S O - - S
LD 20   Judy Schwiebert Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Shawnna Bolick Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 20   Anthony Kern Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LD 21   Kathy Knecht Dem Declined to respond.
LD 21   Randy Miller Rep - O S O O S S S S O S S
LD 21   Kevin Payne Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 21   Beverly Pingerelli Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 22   Wendy Garcia Dem Declined to respond.
LD 22   Mary Honne Dem Declined to respond.
LD 22   Frank Carroll Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 22   Ben Toma Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 23   Eric Kurland Dem Declined to respond.
LD 23   Joseph Chaplik Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 23   John Kavanagh Rep O O S O O S S O S O S O
LD 23   Jay Lawrence Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 24   Jennifer Longdon Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Amish Shah Dem Declined to respond.
LD 25   Suzanne Hug Dem Declined to respond.
LD 25   Rusty Bowers Rep O O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 25   Kathy Pearce Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 25   Michelle Udall Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 26   Melody Hernandez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Patrick Morales Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Debbie Nez-Manuel Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Athena Salman Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Bill Loughrige Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 26   Seth Sifuentes Rep O O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 27   Reginald Bolding Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Catherine Miranda Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Diego Rodriguez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Tatiana Pena Rep O O S O O S S O O O S O
LD 28   Kelli Butler Dem Declined to respond.
LD 28   Aaron Lieberman Dem Declined to respond.
LD 28   Kenneth Bowers Rep O O S O O S S S S O S O
LD 28   Jana Jackson Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 29   Richard Andrade Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   Teddy Castro Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   Cesar Chavez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   Billy Bragg Rep Declined to respond.
LD 29   Helen Fokszanskyj-Conti Rep S O S O O O S O S O S S
LD 29   Alysia McMillan Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 30   Robert Meza Dem Declined to respond.
LD 30   Raquel Teran Dem Declined to respond.

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
 
  2. SUPPORT   Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected  classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.  
 
  4. SUPPORT   Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports' teams.  
         
  9. OPPOSE   Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same–sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.  
         
  11. OPPOSE   Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.  
 

Arizona Senate Candidates

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LD 1   Karen Fann Rep O O S O O - S O S O S -
LD 2   Rosanna Gabaldon Dem Declined to respond.
LD 2   Mark Workman Rep O S S O O S S O S S S S
LD 3   Sally Anne Gonzales Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Lisa Otondo Dem Declined to respond.
LD 4   Travis Angry Rep Declined to respond.
LD 5   Sonny Borrelli Rep Declined to respond.
LD 6   Felicia French Dem Declined to respond.
LD 6   Sylvia Allen Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 6   Wendy Rogers Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 7   Jamescita Peshlakai Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   Barbara McGuire Dem Declined to respond.
LD 8   T.J. Shope Rep O O S O O S S O S O S O
LD 9   Victoria Steele Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Kirsten Engle Dem Declined to respond.
LD 10   Justine Wadsack Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LD 11   JoAnna Mendoza Dem Declined to respond.
LD 11   Linda Paterson Dem Declined to respond.
LD 11   Vince Leach Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 12   Lynsey Robinson Dem Declined to respond.
LD 12   Warren Petersen Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 13   Sine Kerr Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 14   Bob Karp Dem Declined to respond.
LD 14   David Gowan Rep Declined to respond.
LD 15   Nancy Barto Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 15   Heather Carter Rep Declined to respond.
Preferred choices: 
#2. S (Support)
 #4. S (Support) Further, females who identify as transgender
should be allowed on male sports teams.
 #9. O (Oppose). Reparative Therapy has been disproven and shown to be unsafe. 
#11. O (Oppose). Just another version of the discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

  Indicates anti-LGBTQ position
LD 16   Kelly Townsend Rep Declined to respond.
LD 17   A.J. Kurdoglu Dem Declined to respond.
LD 17   J.D. Mesnard Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 18   Sean Bowie Dem Declined to respond.
LD 18   Suzanne Sharer Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 19   Lupe Chavira Contreras Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Douglas Irven Dem Declined to respond.
LD 20   Paul Boyer Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LD 21   Brian Whitman Dem Declined to respond.
LD 21   Rick Gray Rep O O S O O S S O S O S O
LD 22   Sarah Tyree Dem Declined to respond.
LD 22   Van DiCarlo Dem Declined to respond.
LD 22   David Livingston Rep O O S O O S S O S O S O
LD 22   Hop Nguyen Rep O O S O O S S O S O S S
LD 23   Seth Blattman Dem Declined to respond.
LD 23   Alexander Kolodin Rep O O S O O S S O S O S -
LD 23   Michelle Ugenti-Rita Rep O O S O O S S O S O S O
LD 24   Lela Alston Dem Declined to respond.
LD 24   Ryan Starzyk Dem Declined to respond.
LD 25   Paul Weigel Dem S S O - S O O O O S O S
LD 25   Tyler Pace Rep Declined to respond.
LD 26   Jana Lynn Granillo Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Juan Mendez Dem Declined to respond.
LD 26   Jae Chin Rep Declined to respond.
LD 27   Rebecca Rios Dem Declined to respond.
LD 27   Garland Shreves Rep O O O O O S S S S O S -
LD 28   Christine Marsh Rep Declined to respond.
LD 28   Kate Brophy McGee Rep Declined to respond.
LD 29   Martín Quezada Dem Declined to respond.
LD 29   John Wilson Rep O O O O O S S O S O S S
LD 30   Tony Navarrete Dem Declined to respond.

Question #  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  2. SUPPORT   Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected  classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.  
 
  4. SUPPORT   Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports' teams.  
         
  9. OPPOSE   Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same–sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.  
         
  11. OPPOSE   Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.  
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