“He is the best friend to American liberty, who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion,
and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down on profanity and immorality of every kind.

Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy to his country.”

– John Witherspoon
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Continental Congress

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.

- John Adams Defense of the Constitutions, 1787

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency;
promoting true and undefiled religion, but in this world nothing can be said to be certain,
except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin - Letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, November 13, 1789

“The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would
be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”

- Calvin Coolidge - 1924

God who gave us life gave us liberty.

Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?

Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.

– Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Memorial–

As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing
of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty
which the people owe to Him.

– John Adams

"The fundamental basis of this Nation's law was given to Moses on the Mount.

The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and
St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.

I don't think we emphasize that enough these days." - Harry S. Truman - 1950

“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it.

We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern
ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”

– James Madison

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”

– Benjamin Franklin

The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us
the way to be happy in this world and in the next.

Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.

John Jay – First Chief-Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

"I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization
or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism."

– Theodore Roosevelt - March 1905

"For centuries the Bible’s emphasis on compassion and love for our neighbor has inspired institutional
and governmental expressions of benevolent outreach such as private charity,
the establishment of schools and hospitals, and the abolition of slavery."

– Ronald Reagan - February 1983

Promises Made - Promises Kept


  • Legislation to Protect Unborn Children
  • Traditional Marriage (one-man and one-woman) (Prop. 102 in 2008)
  • SB1108 "Freedom to Carry Act" making Arizona #1 in the nation in 2nd Amendment Liberty (2010)
  • SB1070 Eliminate all Sanctuary Cities, "Support Our Law Enforcement & Safe Neighborhood Act"  (2010)
  • HB2779 "Arizona's Fair and Legal Employment Act" mandatory E-Verify (2007)
  • Largest Tax Reduction in State History and Rated #1 one Legislator by Americans for Prosperity (2010)
  • Balanced the Budget after worse Recession in AZ History (2011)
  • Proof of Citizenship to Register To Vote (Prop. 200, in 2004)
  • Proof of Citizenship/Eligibility to Receive Welfare/Public Benefits (Prop. 200, in 2004)
  • Eliminated Affirmative Action (Prop. 107 in2010)
  • No Bail for Illegal Aliens who Commit Felonies (Prop. 100, in 2006)
  • English as Arizona's Official Language (Prop. 103 in 2006)
  • School Choice, Parents right to decide private, charter, public

I am one of 13 children (a blended family) and my wife, LuAnne is one of 7 children; we have five children and 18 grandchildren. We look forward to having great grandchildren some day, but for now we are busy grand-parenting! I am a fifth generation Arizonan with deep roots into our community.

With eleven years as your state legislator through 2011, I have written and sponsored some of the most impacting legislation in the nation and have greatly influenced the debate on national issues in Washington D.C. I believe we have a constitutional duty to enforce our laws and protect the rights of lawful citizens with compassion, but without apology.

As past chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee I held that "We are gate keepers, not the gift givers, of money that comes from the labor of dads and moms who have an inherent right to keep their family earnings."

Life Philosophy


I believe in standing up for the taxpayer, for families and efficiency in government, for having the courage to take on the tough issues of governance and defend "Rule of Law". I place my allegiance to God, my great State of Arizona and my country we call America first and foremost in my purpose.

In my 35 years in the criminal justice system, I have always been fair, honest, efficient, effective, innovative, passionate, assertive and loyal to the citizens and taxpayers whom I serve. I believe in defending faith, family and freedom above all else.

The greatness of our nation is measured by the character of its people. We live in a Constitutional Republic based on Judaic-Christian moral law, freedom and individual, personal responsibility, and this includes limitations on government. The best things we can do for our families are reducing the burden of government and protecting the rights and traditions of families, children and parents.


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