Who am I?

I have worked most of my adult career in public service. As an advocate for families while working at a local hospital and than an advocate for crime victims while working for law enforcement. I have been a community activist and part of DFA in the last few years since learning about the organization and it's mission. I believe very strongly in a progressive movement in our community. I am not about parties or politics, but about the people and believe that we must be progressive to ensure the people are protected and provided the resources they need.

Why am I running?

I have chosen to run because the current AZ Senator in LD13 has lost vision and is not progressive. He no longer cares about what the people have to say and has stated very clearly that "He heard from the people last year, and doesn't care to hear from them this year". That is not what he was elected to do. He has actively worked for corporations and runs traditional. I am running Clean and believe that all people in the State of Arizona should have access to their elected officials. I believe in transparency and working for the people. I want to get back to working for the people of Arizona and moving our state forward.

My Goals

As I mentioned, I believe in elected officials working for the people. I believe in transparency and accountability. My doors will be open to all. We must work to improve Arizona, not Band-Aid it. We must improve our public education system, we must work to grow our economy through jobs and small business; and we must work to ensure that we provide resources and work with the people not against them. Policies must be created in a progressive manner and not going back in time. Arizona can no longer be the laugh on late night TV. I intend to hold open town halls with the people and have open communication with all my constituents. In my past, I stood up for a crime victim who was silenced and lost my job standing up against the government agency, that did not stop me and would never stop me. I held officials in that community accountable for their misconduct with risk of my job and was successful. When asked given everything I went through over 5 years doing that, would I do that again? You bet! I stood strong and was vindicated by a Federal Judge, they were held accountable.

My DFA Values

I believe very strongly in our community, our security and our liberty. We must work with all people, not discriminate, not judge but be open to all. We must work to be united as one and work for the better of our community. To protect our families and to work side-by-side with them through all issues. We must be strong to stand up at all times and not be afraid of big business, power mongers or government. Our government is elected to serve the people not hurt the people. We must put politics and parties aside and work together to achieve a viable and strong community and to protect each and every one.

My Campaign is People Powered!

I believe in one-on-one contact, accessibility to discuss issues with them and to ensure they can reach me. I have direct phone lines and email for the public to reach me and I answer back directly. I do not hide behind a slew of volunteers or office staff. I have gone door knocking, meetings with the public, standing side-by-side at events and protests. I am working closely with them to hear them loud and clear. I will continue to stomp pavement, knock on doors, direct mail and most of all meeting them one-on-one. I truly believe that you can't vote for someone based on just literature or signs, you must meet them to know them. I want them to vote for me because they have gotten to know me.

Voice support


  • Roman Ulman, AZ
  • John Rowan
  • joe murphy
  • Neal Schneider
  • Ken LaKind, AZ

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

If you have questions, or want to let us know about a candidate in your neighborhood, please call us at (802) 651-3200 or email us at [email protected] .

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