Issues

Economy/Jobs/Taxes

Liberals believe the government creates jobs.  We know that’s a lie.  The best we can hope for is a government that gets out of the way and allows the private sector and free markets to create jobs.  So when liberals are in charge, they spend trillions to “stimulate” the economy while ignoring that the money they’re spending was pulled by brute force from the economy, or was borrowed, adding to the already suffocating debt our country carries.  

As a legislator, I cut government spending and voted for policies to create a pro-job environment here in Arizona.  The results?  Our state is a national leader for job creation, we’re a top destination for employers leaving high-tax states like California, we’re a top state for new start-ups, and our economy is growing more diverse so we are less vulnerable to economic downturns. I have a 100% pro-taxpayer voting record and was named “Hero of the Taxpayer.”

Border Security/Public Safety

Much as our hearts might want to, we cannot take in everyone in the world who simply wants a better life.  That is why America’s immigration policies must be designed with just one question in mind:  What policy is in the best interests of America?  

The first steps to a sound immigration policy is to enforce our existing laws, build a real border wall, properly equip our U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel, and eliminate all of the magnets that encourage illegal aliens to risk their lives to come here.  

If you watch Fox News or CNN then you have already seen me arguing against Amnesty and defending President Trump’s efforts to stop illegal immigration.  I remain opposed to Amnesty because it is an affront to those who have done things right already as well as those who are waiting to come here legally, and it only encourages more illegal immigration. 

I voted for SB1070 and laws to end sanctuary cities and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals, and I’m endorsed as always by secure border champions like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Russell Pearce, and others.

2nd Amendment & The Constitution

I’ve been endorsed in my races by the NRA, AZCDL, and leading Second Amendment advocates like Bob Corbin, former AZ Attorney General and former President of the NRA. I helped pass Constitutional Carry and helped make Arizona the #1 pro-2A state in the country. I have a 100% pro-2nd Amendment voting record and will always defend the rights of Arizonans to keep and bear arms.

President Trump

Make America Great Again! We all know the slogan…  Behind it is a simple philosophy that we need to return to proven truths about what works and what doesn’t work.  We need to take the power away from the government and give it back to the people.  We need to remember to care for the forgotten man, who works, produces, saves, and provides our country with its lifeblood, while largely being ignored by the media and those in power.

We have seen how the establishment and the swamp treat President Trump, and I have been on the receiving end of some of that hatred when I was in office as well.  But we must never give up.  I was honored to be elected as a delegate for Donald Trump at the National Convention and will continue to fight to Keep America Great!

Agriculture/Water

Water is life. That’s true for everyone everywhere. But it is especially true for the parts of our district whose economies are built around agriculture. 65% of Yuma’s economy is directly tied to agriculture, so when eastern Maricopa County wants to start helping itself to our water, I dig in and say No. I stood up to my own Speaker of the House to protect Yuma’s water and I’ll keep fighting for our water rights.

Protecting Life

I have a 100% pro-life voting record and believe that Life was the first God-given right listed by our founders for a reason.  Without a right to life itself, what value do the rest of our rights hold?  As a State Legislator I wrote and passed the nation’s first ban on abortions performed for the purpose of race or sex selection, and I will always vote to protect children and their mothers from the devastation offered by our nation’s abortion mills.  No taxpayer money should be paid to organizations that fund or perform abortions.

Taking On The Tough Issues

I wrote Arizona’s ban on Affirmative Action, wrote the first in the nation Civics Act to require high-schoolers to be able to pass the citizenship questions our new citizens have to know, I was the only Latino Republican to vote for SB1070, and I wrote Arizona’s transparency laws so that taxpayer could see the money coming in and going out of their government. I didn’t run for office to be somebody, I ran to do something. I’m blessed with an awesome life and family