Vince Leach:
Bill Would Prevent Gay Conversion Therapy Bans In Arizona
"Arizona State Sen. Vince Leach is sponsoring a bill with the backing of several Republicans that would prevent any municipality or county from banning so-called gay “conversion therapy.”
Feb. 7, 2021
Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-11
Question 2: 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 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 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.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 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.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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Who Are The Republicans Attacking Arizona’s Education?
"Proposition 208 passed during the 2020 general election, and received 1,675,810 votes, with approximately 52% of the vote and also received more votes than President-Elect Joe Biden, or Donald Trump did this election ... Now, there is a group of Republican politicians that are teaming up with one another to find any possible way to undermine the education funding initiative–including a joint lawsuit attempting to challenge the constitutionality of the education-funding proposition. This Republican coalition to invalidate the Invest in Education initiative includes Republicans from both legislative chambers, and even statewide politicians.
Dec. 7, 2020
Why Does Vince Leach Have A Discredited Racist Dog Whistle Editorial Cartoon On His Face Book Page
Jun. 22, 2020
Sen. Leach Shares Fake Anti-Marijuana Meme
Jul. 22, 2019
Two GOP Lawmakers Promote QAnon On Social Media
"On Saturday, Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, posted a cartoon from political cartoonist Ben Garrison depicting President Donald Trump, his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and a figure whose head is a large Q marching and preparing to step on miniature figures labeled as globalists, Marxists and traitors."
Jul. 6, 2020
Arizona Bill Putting More Requirements On Initiative Petition Circulators Advances
"But this isn’t the first bid by Leach, backed by business interests that tend to oppose voter-crafted ballot measures, to impose new regulations."
Mar. 6, 2019
Battle Lines Drawn In Arizona Gay Discrimination Case
"Supporting the two owners of Brush & Nib Studio: 26 members of the Arizona Legislature — including incoming Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann— as well as Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich"
Dec. 24, 2018
AZ’s Worst Legislator: Vince Leach, Not A Servant Of The People In LD 11
Leach has sponsored ideas such as: Protecting Dark Money contributors, Overruling local election results and ballot initiatives, such as whether local towns can prohibit plastic bags in stores, Opposing a woman’s right to choose and Allowing taxpayer money to help students choose private religious schools.
Jun. 11, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-11
Question 4: 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 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.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".

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Legislators Who Pushed APS’ Agenda Against Renewables Got Rewarded With Campaign Contributions, New Filings Show
"A few months before receiving $2,000 from the Pinnacle West PAC, Republican Sen. Vince Leach introduced APS-backed legislation which would limit financial penalties for utilities who fail to meet renewable energy standards. APS acknowledged writing the legislation with Leach. The bill passed on party lines with unanimous Republican support in both chambers."
Jul. 12, 2018

Representative Vince Leach Brags About Being ALEC's “Legislator Of The Week"

Republican Representative Vince Leach (LD 11) sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing that the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has picked him as their “Legislator of the Week.” In his release Leach writes, “For decades ALEC has been the flagship organization at the state level fighting to promote free markets, low taxation, and federalism.”
In fact, ALEC is a front organization that allows corporations and politicians to scheme behind closed doors on ways to create and rewrite state laws. These “model bills” are often created only to benefit huge corporations or advance politicians’ own special interests. ALEC has been behind efforts to privatize schools, disenfranchise voters, attack worker’s rights, and more.
“Representative Leach may see this a badge of honor to brag about, but there’s nothing honorable about being associated with an organization that helped create such awful policies as the anti-immigrant law SB1070 in Arizona, and exists mainly to serve the interests of corporations and donors,” said Josselyn Berry, Co-Director of ProgressNow Arizona.
Representative Leach has long been involved with ALEC, with his financial disclosure forms showing that the organization regularly pays for him to be wined and dined at conferences all over the country. A report from March 2018 shows Representative Leach is a current member of ALEC, along with numerous other Arizona legislators and even lobbyists from APS and The Goldwater Institute.
May 31, 2018
AZ’s Worst Legislator: Vince Leach, Not A Servant Of The People In LD 11
May 27, 2018
Rep. Vince Leach Hiding Secret Emails With APS About Its Dirty Bill
Apr. 24, 2018
New Arizona Law Aims To Buck Clean Energy Ballot Plan
"APS worked with bill sponsor Rep. Vince Leach, R-Tucson"
Mar. 23, 2018
Tempe Voters Pass Dark Money Ban: Your Move, Arizona Legislature
"Today, Tempe residents will vote on whether to amend the city's charter to curb the influence of so-called "dark money" in local elections. ... Meanwhile, a bill that would prevent cities and towns from doing exactly that is progressing through the state Legislature. ... The bill was introduced by Vince Leach, a Republican from Tucson, and is backed by the Goldwater Institute, which has argued that maintaining donor privacy is essential for protecting free speech."
Mar. 14, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Who'll Make Your Jaw Drop: No. 2: Rep. Vince Leach
"This Tucson Republican is the front man for the stinkiest of a bucketful of stink bombs aimed at undermining your constitutional right to make laws at the ballot box: Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s House Bill 2404"
Mar. 30, 2017
Lawmakers Want Ballot Initiatives Dead, Dead, Dead
Feb. 6, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-11
Question 4: 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 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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Bill Would Save Just One Phoenix Lawyer $145,000

Feb. 26, 2016

Legislators Thumb Nose At Voucher Accountability

Feb. 21, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-11
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.

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