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LD9 Debate Reveals Stark Contrasts between Democrat & Republican Candidates (video)

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley (right) and Republican challenger Ana Henderson.

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley (right) and Republican challenger Ana Henderson.

Can’t decide how to vote in the November 6 election? If you live in Legislative District 9, check out the LD9 debate before casting your vote.

The debate video below reveals clear differences between the candidates on key issues such as the minimum wage, food security, the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), climate change, abortion, gun violence, and more.

Five people are running for the three LD9 Legislative seats: incumbent Democrats Reps. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley (me), Republican challenger Ana Henderson, and Senate candidates former Democratic representative Victoria Steele and Republican write-in candidate Randy Fleenor.

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) conducts candidate debates, videotapes them, and stores them on their website and YouTube channel. If you live in a district other than LD9, check out the CCEC archive for the other 2018 debate videos. For Southern Arizona Legislative Districts, here are links to debates for LD2, LD3, LD10, LD11, LD8, and LD14. (The LD9 debate is embedded below.

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#ICYMI: Watch the LD9 Clean Elections Debate (video)

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

LD9 House incumbent Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) organizes and hosts debates for all elections in which at least one Clean Elections candidate is running. In Legislative District 9, three of the five people running for office are Clean candidates: Jim Love, Victoria Steele and me. The other two people who are running for house– Rep. Randy Friese and J.P. Martin– are running traditional.

Since early ballots for the August 28 primary election will be mailed on August 1, the CCEC has been hosting many debates in the past month. On July 19, the LD9 candidates had their debate.  (The LD9 video link is here and the embedded video is below. To watch other CCEC debates go here.)

CCEC debates include some questions that are asked of all candidates and other questions that are asked of specific people. I have annotated the debate with time stamps– in case you want to focus on particular topics. Since there were several audience questions about guns in schools, the environment and prison reform, I have grouped those questions and answers.

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Watch Clean Elections debates online for races in LD 2, 9, 10, 11, and 14

There are a few contested races down here in Southern Arizona. Vote for one person for State Senate and two for House Representatives in each legislative district.

LD 2 Senate- (2 candidates Senator Andrea Dalessandro (D) vs. Daniel Estrella (R), and LD 2 House – 3 candidates, Chris Ackerley (R), Rep. Demion Clinco (D), Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon (D)

LD 9 House – 3 candidates Dr. Randy Friese (D), Rep. Ethan Orr(R),  Rep. Victoria Steele (D).  LD 9 Senator Steve Farley (D) is running unopposed.

LD 10 Senate – 2 candidates Senator David Bradley (D) vs. Mark Morrison (R); and LD 10 House  – 4 candidates Todd Clodfelter (R), Rep. Stefanie Mach (D), Rep. Bruce Wheeler (D), Bill Wildish (R)

LD 11 Senate – 2 candidates Jo Holt (D) vs. Steve Smith (R) and LD 11 House  – 3 candidates Mark Finchem (R), Vince Leach (R), Holly Lyon (D)

LD 14 House  – 3 candidates James Burton (D), Rep.David Gowan (R), Rep. David Stevens(R). LD 14 Senator Gail Griffin is running unopposed.

View the AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission Debates online to help decide whom to vote for:

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