Election 2022

4 candidates running for seats in Arizona District 10

Posted 9/8/22

Arizona voters in District 10 — which includes parts of Mesa and Apache Junction — will select two state representatives from a field of three and have one state senator candidate at the …

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Election 2022

4 candidates running for seats in Arizona District 10

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Arizona voters in District 10 — which includes parts of Mesa and Apache Junction — will select two state representatives from a field of three and have one state senator candidate at the Nov. 8 election.

On the ballot, Helen Hunter is the sole Democrat candidate; and Justin Heap and Barbara Rowley Parker are the Republican candidates, all for state representative in District 10.

David Christian Farnsworth, a Republican, is the sole candidate on the ballot for state senate in District 10.

None of the four replied to emailed questions from Independent Newsmedia about their backgrounds and four issues: What do you see as the most pressing issue facing Arizona today, what does the state need to do to tackle this problem, what would be the first bill you would sponsor should you be elected and what issue do you believe you could tackle with members of other political parties in order to advance Arizona’s common goals?

According to their profiles at the Arizona Clean Election Commission’s website:

  • Hunter is a social justice advocate, pastor, chaplain and businesswoman and “is committed to solving societal issues by promotion and practice of the Golden Rule, treating others as we want to be treated,” it states.
  • Heap is a first-time candidate running for the Arizona State House and wrote “I am running because I see what the left is doing to our country from Washington, D.C., and what they are doing in neighboring states like California, New Mexico and Colorado and I know Arizona can do better.”
  • Parker has degrees in nursing and clinical psychology with certifications in cardiovascular and emergency room medicine; and wrote “My political journey began after surviving the Iranian Revolution of 1978 and witnessing how tyranny destroys a nation.”
  • Farnsworth previously served in the state senate and retired but was persuaded to return to unseat Sen. Rusty Bowers and wrote “With such a closely divided legislature, we cannot afford to elect Republicans who will not champion our values.”
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