Chester Crandell

 

 
Prior Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 6 since January 14, 2013. Crandell served consecutively in the Arizona State Legislature from January 10, 2011, until January 14, 2013, in the Arizona House of Representatives District 5 seat. He was found dead August 4, 2014 after having been thrown by his horse.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

 

  02/19/2014 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Yes
    Infringements of Religious Freedom as a  
    Claim or Defense  
       
SB-1062 - SB 1062 was an Arizona bill to amend an existing law to give any individual or legal entity an exemption from any state law if it substantially burdened their exercise of religion, including Arizona law requiring public accommodation.

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Headlights:
  • It would allow anyone to assert a legal claim or defense of free exercise of religion in a legal proceeding, regardless of whether the government is a party to the proceeding.
  • It would allow private individuals and corporations to assert religious beliefs in a way that could lead to discrimination against gay and lesbian, and other, Arizonans. This bill could embolden people to discriminate against anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs or religious practices.
  • If SB 1062 were enacted, employers could impose their religious beliefs on employees and businesses could refuse to serve customers despite state and local laws requiring public accommodations—like restaurants and hotels—to serve all people
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-6
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: 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.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
State Sen. Chester Crandell Says Regulating CO2 Will Cause Global Starvation
Feb. 21, 2014
Antiscience Bill Dies In Arizona
"A typical instance of the "academic freedom" strategy for undermining the integrity of science education, SB 1213 specifically targeted "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming[,] and human cloning" as supposedly controversial."
Feb. 25, 2013
Lawmaker Wants State To Nullify ‘Unconstitutional’ Federal Actions
Feb. 20, 2013
Who Should Own The Grand Canyon?
Nov. 2, 2012

 

  04/14/2012 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Yes
    Laws  
       
HB-2780 - Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that exempts ranch dogs involved in shepherding or herding livestock from animal protection laws.
Headlights:
 

Defines “cruelty to animals” as certain actions including, but not limited to, the following:
    -Neglect or abandonment;
    -Failure to provide medical attention;
    -Infliction of unnecessary personal injury to the animal;
    -Torture; and
    -Killing the animal.
PLEASE NOTE:  A "Yes" vote would allow ranch dogs to be neglected or abandoned, killed and tortured. It would allow the  owner of a ranch dog to inflict unnecessary injury to the animal and not provide medical attention.

 

  01/26/2012 Authorizes Religious Objections by Sponsor
    Professionals  
SB 1365 - Vote to pass a bill that requires government protection of the expression of religious beliefs.
Highlights:
 

This law, if passed, would allow any professional or business to refuse to serve or treat a member of the LGBTQA community if the professional or business simply stated it was against their “sincerely held" religious beliefs to serve or treat such person.

Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-6
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-5
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 12: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Complaints Filed Against Allen, Barton, Crandell Campaigns
Aug. 23, 2010

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