Vernon Parker

 
  Parker was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 9th Congressional District of Arizona. Prior to his run, Parker served as mayor of Paradise Valley from 2008-2010, and had been elected to a four-year term on the Paradise Valley City Council in 2012. He resigned his seat on the council in early September 2012 to focus on his congressional run. After his unsuccessful congressional bid, Parker ran for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission. He was defeated in the Republican primary.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: Corporation Commission
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.
Republican Drops Out, Raises $200K After Ending U.S. House Bid
Jul. 25, 2014
Vernon Parker Fails To Defend "Defend Sheriff Joe", Why He Failed To File Delinquent IRS Reports, Whether Received Compensation
"The GOP nominee for the very competitive CD9 race has declined to comment on why his non-profit fundraising organization which shut down earlier this year has failed to file required IRS disclosure reports, and whether or not he received compensation from the organization. Vernon Parker was the Chairman and public face of a free-lancing (read: not authorized or affiliated with) pro-Sheriff Arpaio organization since 2010. In his capacity, Parker sent out numerous e-mails to raise money and support, and he did raise $114,916 in the last four months of 2010. However; "Defend Sheriff Joe" failed to file the required IRS returns at least twice in 2011 and at least once in 2012. Those reports would detail the contributions he received from across the country and where the monies went. "Defend Sheriff Joe" was formed in the autumn of 2010 by Parker to "defend Sheriff Joe's reputation against the Obama administration's effort to stop enforcement of our immigration laws and to change elected officials so that more representatives are elected who are willing to enforce our laws and support the police on the front lines.""
Nov. 2, 2012
Kyrsten Sinema Ad: ‘Vernon Parker, Tea Party Candidate
Oct. 27, 2012
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: United States House of Representatives CD-9
Question 3: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 18: 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 13: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Questions for Congressional Candidates
Position Sought: United States House of Representatives CD-3
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.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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