Justin Heap  

Ultra-MAGA Republican "Freedom Caucus" member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 10. He assumed office on January 9, 2023. His current term ends on January 13, 2025. Heap is running in 2024 for the office of Maricopa County Recorder.  Heap ran for election to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent District 10. He won in the general election on November 8, 2022. His name will appear on the Primary ballot in 2024 for Maricopa County Recorder.
Every name in RED, as of this date, has now voted 3 times in two weeks to keep the 1864 Abortion Ban on the books and the law of Arizona.
Apr. 18, 2024
AZ Secretary Of State Finds 'Reasonable Cause' That Rep. Justin Heap Violated Campaign Finance Law
"The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office found reasonable cause to believe Republican state Rep. Justin Heap violated state campaign finance law. Democratic strategist Tony Cani asked the secretary of state to investigate Heap in February for failing to report five donations totaling about $2,500 from political action committees on a campaign finance report for 2023. The donations in question came from PACs connected to mining company Freeport-McMoran, Arizona Association of Realtors, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, and APS parent-company Pinnacle West Capital Corporation."
Apr. 18, 2024
Bill Making It Easier To Shoot And Kill Migrants Vetoed For Encouraging ‘Armed Vigilantism’
"Current law requires a property owner to feel threatened by an intruder that is inside their home to justify the use of deadly force. But Heap’s bill would have changed that to allow for deadly force if an intruder was merely on a person’s property and the owner felt threatened, broadening the circumstances in which deadly force can be used and justified. Heap, along with many of his Republican colleagues, have since denied that the bill was intended to impact migrants. But criminal defense attorney Jack Litwack told the Arizona Mirror in February that the change would give a much broader defense to people who use deadly force."
Apr. 8, 2024
Justin Heap Won’t Say If Arizona’s Elections Were Fair, But He’s Voted Like An Election Denier
"Justin Heap pals around with and panders to election deniers, whether or not he’ll admit to being one himself. " [ . . . ] "When Heap announced his run for county recorder at a Feb. 28 press conference, he refused to answer questions from reporters about whether he believes the 2022 election for Arizona governor was stolen from Republican Kari Lake or if the 2020 election was stolen from her mentor, former President Donald Trump." [ . . . ] "Heap’s voting record in the House, his comments during the chamber’s Municipal Oversight and Elections Committee meetings, his campaign events and endorsements, and his statements on social media show that he is, at a minimum, sympathetic to election deniers — if not a believer in election conspiracies himself."
Apr. 1, 2024
Democrats Say Proposed Ballot Measure Could Cement GOP Majority In Arizona Legislature
"Arizona would run its own census in 2030 and use only that citizen-count to redraw state legislative districts under a Republican-backed proposal that could be placed on the November ballot." [ . . . ] "The ballot referral is being touted by Rep. Justin Heap, a freshman Republican from Mesa, as a way to ensure that legislative districts are drawn without using what he called a skewed system that counts everyone instead of just people who are citizens and potentially eligible to vote." [ . . . ] "Steve Gallardo, a former state senator who is now the only Democrat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, called Heap’s proposal a recipe for ensuring GOP control and undermining the growing strength of the Democratic Party in the state."
Mar. 24, 2024
Secretary Of State Asked To Investigate Lawmaker For Alleged Campaign Finance Violation
"Rep. Justin Heap (R-Mesa) announced on Wednesday that he’s running against Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer — the same day he filed a late campaign finance report for his legislative campaign. But the report failed to include donations from multiple political action committees, amounting to a few thousand dollars."
Feb. 29, 2024
The Freedom Caucus Wants To Take Over Elections In Arizona's Biggest County
"Far-right state Rep. Justin Heap announced Wednesday that he was launching a challenge against Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a fellow Republican who has infuriated election conspiracy theorists during his tenure as election administrator for Arizona's largest county. Heap entered the July 30 primary with the support of state Sen. Jake Hoffman, a fraudulent elector for Donald Trump in 2020 who, along with Heap, unsuccessfully tried to pass a bill last year to gerrymander Maricopa into four separate counties to ensure Republicans would remain in control of three of them." [ . . . ] "Heap, who like Hoffman belongs to the state's branch of the Freedom Caucus, appears to have avoided statements expressing direct support for election denialism, but he's promoted legislation supported by conspiracy theorists. Among other things, he's sponsored a bill to bar Arizona's participation in "any multistate voter registration or voter registration list maintenance organization," as well as a measure making it easier for election results to be challenged in court."
Feb. 28, 2024
GOP Bill Would Make It Easier For AZ Ranchers To Shoot And KILL Border-Crossers On Their Property
"Arizona Republicans want to let ranchers in southern Arizona legally shoot and kill undocumented immigrants who cross their land. A bill moving through the state House of Representatives would make changes to the state’s existing “Castle Doctrine” law, which permits Arizonans to use deadly force against people who are trespassing or breaking into their home. Rep. Justin Heap, a Mesa Republican, told the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 14 that his House Bill 2843 is designed to close a loophole that he claims has led to “increasingly larger numbers of migrants or human traffickers moving across farm and ranch land.”"
Feb. 23, 2024
Video: Justin Heap Again Caught In Multiple Lies & Violations Of The Arizona Constitution, US Constitution, And Recent US Supreme Court Ruling
"Arizona House Representative and Maricopa County Recorder Candidate Justin Heap has been caught once again in multiple lies and multiple violations of the Arizona Constitution. The video begins with a news story segment, but at 1:40 dives into the Arizona Constitution and specific issues the people have been having with Heap. Please watch the entire video. This is a pattern of behavior of an arrogant liar, violating the rights of the people on both sides: left and right. This unethical man is in complete violation of his oath of office and Constitutional duty to the People of Arizona."
Justin Heap and Merissa Hamilton Caught In ANOTHER Lie Over Skipping PBS Debate – Really You Two Can We Limit It To 30 Lies Per Day?
"Maricopa County Recorder candidate Justin Heap has been caught in so many lies I can barely keep count. Not to be outdone, his defacto Campaign Manager Merissa Hamilton was again caught in another lie over why Heap skipped the June 11th, 5:00pm MST Public PBS Recorder Debate.
Conservative Lawmakers To Speak At Moms For Liberty Town Hall In Mesa
"Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and other Republican elected officials are slated to speak at a Mesa town hall Thursday organized by Moms for Liberty, a "parental rights" organization founded in Florida that has been labeled an extremist group and has made national headlines in recent years for attempts to take over school boards and restrict teaching related to race, gender and sexual orientation." [ . . . ] "State lawmakers Sen. Jake Hoffman, R-Queen Creek, Sen. Justine Wadsack, R-Tucson, Rep. Justin Heap, R-Mesa, and Barbara Parker, R-Mesa, are expected to participate in a panel at the event. The panel will be moderated by Descovich, and attendees will be able to ask education-related questions." "Moms for Liberty was founded in 2021 by Descovich and Justice, former school board members in Florida, out of opposition to pandemic-related school closures and mask mandates. Its chapters have since made national headlines for attempts to take over school boards, explosive appearances at school board meetings and efforts to restrict the teaching of race and gender-related topics."
Sep. 13, 2023
Arizona State Representative Heap Under Fire For Dishonest Statements
Mar. 2, 2023
Facts Don’t Support Arizona legislator Heap’s Claim He Met With Lobbyist
Arizona State Rep. Justin Heap of Mesa told 12News last month he met with a lobbyist at the center of a story that gained news coverage in January. But the lobbyist involved said Heap’s claim is not true. Public records also do not support Heap’s statement. On Wednesday, Heap did not explain to 12News the reason for the discrepancy. Instead, Heap criticized 12News for covering the story at all. “Why do you keep running this ridiculous nonsense story from day one that nobody cares about but you?” Heap said. The story, first reported by the Washington Post in January, revealed when a representative of the lobbyist firm Consilium Consulting asked to meet with Heap to discuss deregulation issues in Arizona, Heap responded by saying he needed to prioritize his meetings and wanted to know if the lobbyist or its clients donated to his campaign fund. If not, Heap wanted to know why. [...] Kirk Adams, president of Consilium Consulting, told 12News Heap did not meet with them. A spokesperson for the firm added that Heap “ghosted” the organization.
Mar. 2, 2023
Shame On The 21 Far-Right Legislators Who Voted To Shut Down Arizona's Schools
"Despite the best efforts of the Arizona Freedom Caucus, the state Legislature has voted to waive the school spending cap so that schools can remain open for the rest of the year." [...] "These House Republicans voted against raising the school spending limit: Neal Carter of Queen Creek, Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale, Lupe Diaz of Benson, Liz Harris of Chandler, Justin Heap of Mesa, Laurin Hendrix of Gilbert, Rachel Jones of Tucson, Alexander Kolodin of Scottsdale, Cory McGarr of Marana, Steve Montenegro of Goodyear, Barbara Parker of Mesa, Jacqueline Parker of Mesa, Beverly Pingerelli of Peoria and Austin Smith of Wittmann. These Senate Republicans voted against raising the school spending limit: Frank Carroll of Sun City, David Farnsworth of Mesa, Jake Hoffman of Queen Creek, Anthony Kern of Glendale, Wendy Rogers of Flagstaff, Janae Shamp of Surprise and Justine Wadsack of Tucson."
Feb. 7, 2023
Arizona Republicans Introduce Bills To Repeal Mail-In And Early Voting
"As of Wednesday, Jan. 18, Arizona Republicans have introduced at least four extreme proposals to seriously curtail or fully repeal early and/or mail-in voting in the Grand Canyon State. These bills come on the heels of the state’s highest court rejecting — for the second time — the Arizona Republican Party’s attempt to undo the state’s popular mail-in voting system. Arizona adopted no-excuse mail-in voting in 1991. Yet, after enjoying years of bipartisan support, Republican lawmakers have prioritized restrictions on this convenient form of voting. Nationwide, the use of mail-in voting surged during the 2020 election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Arizona, the practice has a long legacy and is especially popular: In 2020, nearly 90% of voters took advantage of early voting, the majority by mail. " [ . . . ] "three bills were introduced by the same quartet of Republican lawmakers, Reps. Liz HarrisJustin HeapRachel Jones and Austin Smith"
Jan. 19, 2023

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