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||PO Box 952|
Snowflake, AZ 85937
|Senate Education (chairman)
|JOINT COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL REVIEW (member)
|LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (member)
|Senate Appropriations (member)
|Senate Natural Resources, Energy and Water (member)
|Prime Sponsor of These Bills
||CHARTER SCHOOLS; RULEMAKING EXEMPTION
||SCHOOLS; LETTER GRADES; ABSENTEEISM; ILLNESSES
||APPROPRIATION; COUNTY SHERIFF; REENTRY PLANNING
||FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN; INSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
||SCHOOLS; RECESS PERIODS
||EDUCATION; APPROPRIATION; NONCUSTODIAL FEDERAL MONIES
||FIRE FLOW REQUIREMENTS; RURAL APPLICABILITY
||TECH CORRECTION; AGRICULTURAL LANDFILLS
||TECH CORRECTION; CITIES & TOWNS
||TECH CORRECTION; ACTIVE MANAGEMENT AREAS
||TECH CORRECTION; RELEASE OF ANIMALS
||TECH CORRECTION; DEAF; BLIND SCHOOLS
||SCHOOLS; EMPLOYEE LEASING FIRMS; WAGES
||ADVANCED CERTIFICATION; ASSESSOR PERSONNEL; COMPENSATION
||SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION
||TEACHERS; ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS
||SCHOOL BUS DEFINITION; VANS
||STATE LOTTERY DISTRIBUTIONS; FAMILY HOMELESSNESS
||JTEDS; NINTH GRADERS; FUNDING; PROGRAMS
||CTE CERTIFICATIONS; INCENTIVE BONUS PROGRAM
||SCHOOLS; BONDS; OVERRIDES; FUNDING SOURCES
||RESUBMISSION OF TAX LEVY; APPROPRIATION
||SCHOOLS; ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT PROFILES
||SCHOOLS; STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT CONTRACTS; REVIEW
||MINIMUM WAGE; SICK TIME REPEAL
71 (born:04/02/47, Phoenix, AZ)
||Legislator since 2015 and 2008-12; Navajo County Supervisors, 2012-14; real estate agent, Integrity Realty, 2005-07.|
||Richard, road maintenance |
||Certification, real estate school, 2005; diploma, Snowflake High School, 1965. |
|Pol exp incl:
||Navajo County Supervisor; president, Arizona/New Mexico Coalition of Counties; board member, Little Colorado River Resource Conservation District; board member, Northern Arizona Council of Governments Community Action; board member, Navajo County Workforce Investment Act; appointed to Transmission Line Sitting Committee; Navajo County rep at USWFS meetings on the expansion of the Mexican Wolf; REAL AZ Economic Regional Planning and the Natural Resource Working Group.|
||Senate since 2015, president pro tem 2015-16; Senate 2008-12; president pro tem 2011-12. (Appointed 6/18/08 to replace Jake Flake, who died 6/8/08.)|
|Memb have incl:
||Board member, Mogollon Medical Foundation, 2003-06; project protect, Desert Southwest Coordinator, 2003; president, Freedom for America League, 2000-04; Southwest field director, People for the West/USA, 1992-2000; founder, PFW Players, 1993-2006.|
||Having fun, going on trips and being with my 19 grandchildren, reading, crafts and decorating my home, and watching movies with my husband.|
|Two biggest issues:
||As Senate Education chair, my main focus will be to continue the progress we have made in education funding, continue efforts to increase teacher morale, reduce pressure in the classroom, reform Prop 301, and increase teachers' pay. Find ways to improve our Arizona economy. Rural Arizona is still struggling for jobs and industry, and I will continue to be a voice and vote for rural Arizona. Supporting mining, forestry, ranching and recreation. Protecting our water and watershed.
||We have worked hard to have a structurally balanced budget. I believe that the reason we had more revenues this session was due to the tough decisions that were made over the last seven years as our state climbed out of the recession. We need to stay the course and to restore as much as we can to areas that had been cut. This budget round we did restore some of the cuts that had been made to agencies and programs. We need to continue to restore as the revenues improve. Inflation is still a problem for our families, and we must be careful not to increase taxes, fees or regulations that impact businesses.
||Free Market style of Milton Friedman. I believe in personal responsibility and that government programs should help people climb out of poverty. Programs designed to create personal freedom and self-sufficiency. I also like Bastiat's quote: "In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it is seen. The other effects emerge only subsequently; they are not seen; we are fortunate if we foresee them." So I believe we must be very careful about the policies we pass into law and try to understand the consequences to the economy and to our families.
||I will vote no if this is on the ballot. I feel that there will be many unforeseen problems that we will then be forced to deal with. The use of marijuana among our young people will increase -- there is no doubt about that. It has already increase with medical marijuana cardholders. There will be a cost to our employers, and there will be an increase in cost to social services and rehab demands. Today's marijuana has an average THC content of 15%, compared to the 4% of the 1980s. It is more addictive.
It impairs thinking, impairs learning, impacts memory, impacts motor skills, distorts perception and affects health.
|Gifts to elected officials:
||I have never had a problem with anyone trying to give me a gift that is of great value. Mostly, it is small little things of appreciation. As far as expenses paid for conference trips, these are offered to all legislators. I support the limit of what we report on now and feel it is adequate. I feel it is up to the legislator to hold to the spirit and integrity of the office. I work with many honorable people and have not seen this as a problem.
|Campaign finance reforms:
||It is so easy for people to distort the facts and misled the voters through mailers that are downright full of misinformation and distortions. I don't know how you can regulate the lack of integrity but wish we could do something. How do you infringe upon peoples' rights to make a donation and involvement in a campaign when they have a fundamental right to do so without pressure from those who do not like who they support? We have many regulations now and it almost takes hiring a lawyer to keep you from mistakenly doing something that is wrong.
|Pro-life / pro-choice:
||I have always supported life.
|Public policy advice:
||Senate President Andy Biggs. Many in the education field. Some good friends at home who I have worked with for many years. Books - Frederic Bastiat, Milton Friedman, Federalist Papers, among many.