Candidate Profile
Judy Burges

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Judy Burges
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), 2017-18:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business AZ, 2017-18:  100%
American Conservative Union AZ (ACU-AZ), 2018:  100%, 93% (cum.)

98%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Border Action Network, 2012:  25%
Planned Parenthood Advocates of AZ, 2015:  0%
Secular Coalition for Arizona, 2018:  0%
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, 2018:  F

6%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

4
Andy Biggs, Arizona Free Enterprise Club, *Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

2
Arizona Farm Bureau, *Arizona Police Association

Reported by Candidate

5
AZ Free Enterprise Club, Russell Pearce-Exofficio AZ Senate Pres, Richard Mack-Constitutial Sheriff Associan, Tom Thurman-Yavapai County Supervisior, Royce Flora-Maricopa County Treasurer

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Arizona Free Enterprise Club (2018), Republican State Leadership Committee (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2015)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Arizona Free Enterprise Club (2020), Arizona Leadership Fund (2018), National Federation of Independent Business (2014)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2016)

Summary

15%

LIBERAL

85%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to save the life of the mother. Life is secret at every stage of life-conception to death.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Arizona is now faced with a budget deficit that could possibly take years to remedy. Every agency will surely find their budget cut to some degree. Those not cut should be law enforcement, child protective services, and health care.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

That our country will not pick a national religion.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Allow the free market to prevail for competition between health insurance companies.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Only those who are willing to go through the legal process to become citizens.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Man was created in our Gracious Fathers image. We live our lives to God's honor and grace.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Legislator of the year for conservative voting record 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Americans for Prosperity, Goldwater Institute, and Pachyderm Coliation. Most conservative legislative district. Americans for Prosparity.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Fourteen years in the state legislature. A Masters Degree in Business Admin. A voting record of less taxes and regulation. A record of sponsoring bill's pushing back an aggressive government overreach.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

My job as an elected representative of the people is to stand in the gap between "We the People" and an overreaching government. I support our president. Build the wall.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

None


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

A bill to eliminate personal property A bill to reduce property classification for qualifying seniors to class six Drug testing to qualify for welfare recipients

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes, prior administration has created strife segregating nationalities instead of uniting us as a One Nation focusing on a better future for those who take our place.


Background

Education
  • University of Arizona, Prescott, MBA, 1996
  • Yavapai College, Prescott, AA
  • Bagdad High School, Bagdad, 1963
Work & Military
  • N/A
Affiliations
  • Yavapai Republican Committee, 2nd Vice Chair/Precinct Committe
  • Sun City West Tea Party, Programs Coorandinator
  • AZ Republican Assembly, Secretary
  • Citizens Tax Committee, Treasurer
  • Republician Women of Prescott, Historian
  • Mingus Mountain Rep Women, Membership Chairman
  • Habitate for Humanity, Member
  • Upper Bill William's Adivisory Com, Secretary
Offices
  • AZ State Senator, Held 7
  • AZ State Representative, Held 7
  • Yavapai Co Recorder, Sought Rev
 

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