Since joining the Arizona State House in 2019, Legislative District (LD) Ten Representative Domingo DeGrazia has worked to:
- Fully Fund Education.
- Make sure everyone gets the same minimum wage.
- Ensure no one can walk on school grounds with loaded weapons.
- Provide HIV Prevention Education.
- Make it easier to participate in ballot initiatives.
- Increase housing credits for low-income individuals.
- Protect members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination.
Representative DeGrazia wants to build on the legislative experience from the last two years and continue to work for the people in Arizona’s LD Ten.
If he wins reelection this November, this Renaissance Man (he is a pilot, musician, songwriter, and public servant,) will work on:
- Reforming the child welfare system.
- Strengthen the public education system.
- Access to quality and affordable health care.
- Economic development and growing high paying jobs.
- Passing a data privacy law to protect on-line and personal data
- Common sense gun safety laws.
Mr. DeGrazia graciously took the time to discuss his candidacy.
The questions and his responses are below.
- Please tell the voters two reasons they should pick you over your opponent.
- “I am the best candidate because of my experience in law and legislation. I have the technical knowledge and legal background to help Arizonans in the legislative process. After the election, I can hit the ground running.”
- “To build a better Arizona we need legislators that represent the values of Tucsonans. My legislative voting record reflects those values and shows I’m willing to fight for them.”
- Please tell the voters at least two ways your opponent does not reflect the vision of LD 10.
- “LD 10 is a welcoming and inclusive district that wants the best for everyone. Unfortunately, Republican leadership has put Arizona on the wrong path for a very long time and my Republican opponents seek to continue on that path. I support fully funding public education, but my Republican opponents do not even though doing so is a requirement of our State Constitution.”
- “The COVID 19 Pandemic has caused a lot of turmoil and we need to engage with, and trust, the experts to advise us to relay data for sound decision making. My Republican opponents have rejected science and data which is a direct contradiction to what people in LD 10 want.”
- Please tell the voters at least two accomplishments you are proudest of from the last legislative session.
- “I built a reputation through hard work and professionalism such that other legislators have voted in alignment with my analysis. An example is the Genetic information bill that came up in 2019. The bill was about to pass out of the House. I made a floor speech, explaining my analysis and the vote went from in favor to against. We were able to fix that bill and get it passed.”
- “The teamwork we put into the House Judiciary Committee. We were able to bring to light many facts and details about bills that benefited Arizonans. We were also successful in stopping bad bills from advancing.”
- Please tell the voters at least three public policy issues you will advance if you are reelected.
- “COVID 19 is the number one priority we will have to tackle because it affects all aspects of our lives.”
- “Fully fund public education, including school construction, renovation, and repair. I support fully funding universal pre k, full-day kindergarten, and community college.”
- “Criminal Justice Reform such as reducing the prison population among nonviolent offenders, especially those who are in jail because they are poor. They need to be back in the community working and taking care of their families.”
- “Protecting the environment. I would like to see Arizonans have more access to solar and expanding our use of electric vehicles.”
- Is there anything you would like the voter to know about you or your candidacy that has not been asked in the first four questions.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to run for reelection and continue to represent Tucson. The last two years at the capitol have been educational and eye-opening. With my experience and knowledge base, I am in a strong position to be an effective leader and I am excited about the chance.”
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