SOLUTIONS FOR SOUTHERN ARIZONA

It has been my honor to represent the people and communities of Legislative District 2. As one of the few legislators from Southern Arizona serving in the majority, in my freshman term I was able to sponsor and pass a number of bills directly benefiting our communities. Working with the town of South Tucson, we passed a measure to prevent further abuses of secondary tax levies. Working with the town of Patagonia, we were able to solve a flood control regulation issue. Working with the Green Valley Coordinating Council, we were able to give non-profit corporations the ability to use on-line voting. Working with the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District, we were able to solve an accreditation issue.

As a career physics and math teacher, one of my top priorities is strengthening our public education system. In the last session, I helped spearhead the effort to restore funding for high school career and technical education, stood firm to protect education in the budget process, and fought to give parents the right to say no to excessive standardized testing. Together we must continue to address flaws in our education funding systems and insure our accountability systems are meaningful and effective.

A native Tucsonan, with deep roots in Southern Arizona, I take representing the people and communities of our region seriously. I am focused on finding solutions, not politics.