ALL show strong records and willingness to put Arizona children first
PHOENIX (July 27) - Stand for Children Arizona is proud to issue its 2016 legislative endorsements, recognizing 27 candidates for Arizona Legislature in the Primary Election on August 30th. These candidates, representing both major political parties, have shown a commitment to improve the education quality and achievement of Arizona school children.
“Stand for Children Arizona does not take its endorsement process lightly. These candidates have been fully vetted to make sure they currently agree with, and will stay true to a majority of Stand’s policies and educational priorities that we believe will bring the quickest results. The passage of Proposition 123 was just the beginning. And these candidates know it will take much more effort to fix Arizona’s K-12 system, that has been neglected for far too long. We look forward to working with them to achieve this goal,” said Rebecca Gau, Stand for Children Arizona Executive Director.
In determining these endorsements, a committee comprised of Stand for Children parent leaders evaluated candidates on an education-specific questionnaire, as well as incumbents’ voting records and the candidates’ overall alignment with Stand for Children core objectives.
The following are Stand for Children Arizona’s endorsed candidates:
Senator David Bradley, District 10
Jimmy Lindblom, District 12
Diane Landis, District 13
Senator Jeff Dial, District 18
Senator Catherine Miranda, District 27
Representative Kate Brophy McGee, District 28
Representative Eric Meyer, District 28
Senator Robert Meza, District 30
Lydia Hernandez, District 29
A.G. “Chip” Davis, District 1
Representative Thomas “T.J.” Shope, District 8
David Cook, District 8
Courtney Frogge, District 10
LaCinda Lewis, District 12
Representative Heather Carter, District 15
Representative Douglas Coleman, District 16
Adam Stevens, District 16
Representative Bob Robson, District 18
Representative Ken Clark, District 24
Michelle Udall, District 25
Representative Reginald Bolding Jr., District 27
Representative Rebecca Rios, District 27
Mary Hamway, District 28
Maria Syms, District 28
Cesar Chavez, District 29
Rosa Cantu, District 29
Tony Navarrete, District 30
More information on the candidates and their educational priorities can be found here or by simply clicking on the candidate's name.
Stand for Children is a nonprofit advocacy organization that focuses on empowering and educating parents, teachers and community members to become active leaders who will serve as a voice for children at the state and local level. Our mission is simple: to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. For more information, visit www.stand.org/arizona or call 757-846-5732.