Harold Vangilder

  2014 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Arizona State Senate. Irene Littleton defeated Alan Pease and Harold Vangilder in the Republican primary.

Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-8
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.

Vangilder Reluctantly Takes Down Ten Commandments

Sierra Vista Herald
First Posted: May 28, 1999
By Diane Saunders
"SIERRA VISTA - City Councilman Harold Vangilder has voluntarily removed the Ten Commandments from the front of his seat at City Hall, but not because he was wrong to display them, he said Thursday.
A resolution reaffirming the councils commitment to following the advice of the city attorney was removed from the agenda after Vangilder said he has removed the Ten Commandments from public display. The resolution also stated no public funds would be spent to defend any public official or employee who disregarded the advice of the city attorney.
Two weeks ago, Vangilder hung a copy of the Ten Commandments in front of his council chamber seat. Several days later, City Attorney Stuart Fauver said it was illegal for the councilman to display the Ten Commandments in City Hall. Vangilder said he disagreed and planned to continue displaying the commandments in front of his seat.
However, during Thursdays meeting, Vangilder said he has removed the Ten Commandments but still believes it is lawful to display them. The councilman then pointed to an easel next to his seat at the public library, where the meeting was held Thursday. The easel held a board displaying a dollar bill with the In God We Trust phrase showing, copies of George Washingtons and Abraham Lincolns Thanksgiving proclamations with references to God, and a copy of one of Thomas Jeffersons writings that also references God.
Vangilder then read the Ten Commandments. He said he intends to read them at each council meeting."

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