Wil Cardon

  Republican Wil Cardon was a candidate for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2014 elections. He lost the Republican primary to Michele Reagan on August 26th. Reagan went on to win the general election on Nov. 4, 2014. Cardon ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2012. He lost the Republican primary to Jeff Flake, who later won the general election in November.

Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: Secretary of State
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.
Siblings Sue Arizona Candidate Over Trust Money
"A lawsuit filed by siblings of Wil Cardon accuses the Mesa businessman and candidate for Arizona secretary of state of abusing family trust funds with spending on his unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidacy in 2012 and more recently to support a lavish lifestyle."
Jul. 22, 2014
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: United States Senate
Question 3: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 8: 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
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

Wil Cardon's Illegal Worker Problem

"In the case of immigration, some of Cardon's business interests have drawn scrutiny from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A Subway franchise company co-owned by Cardon was fined three years ago for federal violations related to failure to document the legal status of more than 150 employees suspected of being illegal immigrants, federal and state records show.

Investigators for ICE reported that nearly half of the 315 employees at some Subway restaurants owned by RCC Partners were believed to be "undocumented alien workers." Investigators also reported that their employer failed to comply with federal employment-eligibility paperwork. Two of the ownership groups for RCC Partners are at least partly owned by Cardon, according to state corporate records."

Jul. 10, 2012

Photo: Twitter

Wil Cardon Threatens Clair Van Steenwyk At Pima County Fair

"Wil Cardon for US Senate THREATENED Van Steenwyk for US Senate at the Pima County Fair, Thurber Exhibit Hall, Friday afternoon April 27, 2012." [...] "Cardon was shouting so loud in Van’s face that Pima County Fair goers left the two hundred foot aisle to observe from a safe distance, and the vendors are still talking about it today." [...] Apparently Cardon’s Pima County Campaign Manager was at his side and did nothing to stop Cardon’s public outburst, or check Cardon’s behavior that was clearly unbecoming of a US Senate Candidate, let alone a Campaign Manager.

Apr. 29, 2012

AZ GOP Senate Candidate Wil Cardon Launches Immigrant-Bashing Ad
Apr. 11, 2012

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