The Road to a Democratic Majority in the Arizona State Legislature Depends on Legislative District 18 Remaining All Blue.

With a lot of attention focused on the upcoming 2020 Presidential election and Senate race between likely candidates Martha McSally and Mark Kelly, people need to keep their eye on the races to control the Arizona State Legislature from 2021 to 2023. The State Legislature, along with the Governor, is the political bodies that largely … Read more

Arizonans for Fair Elections file the Fair Elections Act initiative

In case you missed it, this happened this past week. Arizonans for Fair Elections filed an ambitious ballot initiative that includes a laundry list of election reforms that I have advocated on behalf of for years (and a few I hadn’t even thought of). The Arizona Republic reported, Effort underway to significantly change elections in … Read more

It is time to follow the Arizona State Constitution and make University and College Education as “Free as Possible.”

Article 11 of the State Constitution of Arizona deals with public education. Section six concerns higher education at the state’s public universities. It states “instruction” at state universities “shall (not should) be as free as possible.” Well, according to a new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Arizona “Public Servants” (Republicans) in … Read more

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Why I Voted to Raise the #AZLeg Per Diem

[On Monday, May 27, the Arizona Legislature voted to raise the per diem compensation. This is my floor speech to explain my vote.] When I decided to run for office in January 2016, I stepped down as managing editor of the American Journal of Medicine and became social media editor. With this step, I took … Read more

Kate Gallego is the Mayor-Elect of the fifth largest city in the United States.

A 17-month campaign to become the next Mayor of Phoenix ended with a decisive runoff victory for former Phoenix Councilmember, now Mayor-Elect Kate Gallego. With her opponent former Phoenix Councilmember Daniel Valenzuela conceding defeat, Mayor-Elect Gallego will formally succeed Representative Greg Stanton who resigned to run for Congress last year. A 37-year-old New Mexico native, a graduate of Wharton and … Read more