The Impact of Donald Trump Being on the Ballot this Fall on my Campaign

Republicans staying home. Moderates crossing over. Democrats energized and voting in record numbers.

With his resounding win in last night’s Arizona primary, Donald Trump is well on his way to becoming the Republican nominee for president.

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One of the Strongest Starts for a First Time Legislative Candidate in Arizona History

Our campaign had an amazing 2015, and I wanted you to be one of the first people to hear the good news.

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This is Important - I Need your Help this Week.

The first fundraising deadline of the campaign is this Thursday. Our campaign for the most competitive senate race in Arizona is heating up, and we’re only a few thousand dollars away from our 2015 fundraising goal!

If you have ever thought about donating to the campaign, and supporting our drive to take control of the Arizona State Senate, this is the best week to do so (I promise!).

To show my appreciation for your support, I’m throwing in some thank you prizes, this week only!

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Standing with Planned Parenthood

My opponent is at it again.

The Arizona Capitol Times reported last week that the Republican legislature is once again determined to defund Planned Parenthood in Arizona, despite their previous efforts being tossed out in court.

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Eight Days a Week

Some big news: starting next week, I am going to be knocking on doors every single day to talk to voters throughout my district.

That’s seven (almost eight) days a week. Other than a short break around Christmas, I won’t be stopping until Election Day next November.

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One Year from Today

Time flies! Voters go to the polls one year from today, and I wanted you to know that I am already hard at work to make sure we are celebrating a victory come November 8, 2016.

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My Commitment to this Campaign

The election is over a year away, but I wanted to give you an update on how the campaign is progressing.

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The Fight for LGBT Equality Continues And My Opponent Is on the Wrong Side

Last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling delivered the news that many of us have been waiting for: full marriage equality nationwide. It was a landmark day, and while the ruling is worthy of celebration, it is only the beginning in the fight for full equality for our LGBT friends in all facets of their lives.

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No More Exploratory Committee - I Am All In for the Arizona State Senate

Since I announced my exploratory committee for the Arizona State Senate in April, I have been overwhelmed by the support and well wishes from people all over Legislative District 18, my long time home, and others throughout the state. I knew our community was eager for change, and hearing it from so many of you has caused me to make an announcement a little earlier than I was planning!

This election is too important to the future of our state for me to wait on the sidelines any longer, and that is why I am announcing today that I am all in for the LD18 State Senate race in 2016.

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Why I'm Exploring A Run for State Senate

My family and I first moved to Legislative District 18 when I was ten years old. Drawn to good schools and a quality way of life, our family has called the district home ever since.

Like you, I am angry about the direction our legislature has taken our great state. Career politicians and extreme partisanship have led to devastating cuts to our schools, giveaways to special interests, and a reckless focus on social issues at the expense of our economy and our state’s future.

I am exploring a run for the Arizona State Senate because the values and issues most important to you and to me are not being represented at the Capitol today.

My opponent does not share our priorities. Instead of investing in our K-12 schools, protecting our universities, and promoting inclusiveness and transparency, he voted to cut our investment in education, to discriminate against our LGBT friends, and to promote giveaways to special interests.

My priorities are different. Like you, I value above all investing in our community through good public schools, strong universities, and a growing economy. As your state senator, I will fight to restore the cuts to our schools, support and grow our state universities, and stop the attacks on women’s health and our LGBT community.

I will bring a unique set of skills to the legislature. As a long-time policy professional at the local, state, and federal level, I am ready to serve as your senator on day one. As a planning and budgetary analyst at ASU, I have the expertise and knowledge to handle complex policy issues, especially education. And as a product of our local public schools, I bring the personal experience and passion that our community deserves.

Legislative District 18 is the most moderate, competitive district in the state of Arizona. I would not be exploring this race if I did not think it was winnable; given our community’s moderate history, I know that we can win this seat and advance the priorities that we care about so much.

With eighteen months of tireless work, and with your support, we can restore good government and help take our state back. We need three more state Senate seats to flip the chamber and have a voice at the Capitol again, and none is more winnable than this one. I ask for your help in this fight.

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