Candidate Profile
Brenda Barton

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Brenda Barton
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Very 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%
American Conservative Union AZ (ACU-AZ), 2018:  91%, 92% (cum.)
National Federation of Independent Business AZ (NFIB-AZ), 2017-18:  91%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

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

0%

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
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

3
Arizona Farm Bureau, *Arizona Police Association, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Arizona

Reported by Candidate

4
AZ Right to Life, Free Enterprise Club, National Federation of Independent Businesses, AZ Fraternal Order of Police
 

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?

Verifiable potential death of the mother or other type of critical situation.


Economy

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

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 required to have a balanced budget


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?

Federal government shall not establish a national religious organization, requiring membership for control by church government


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

Create associations of like industries or businesses into special categories, groups or cooperatives for lower cost health insurance with better access to medical services at lower cost. Expand tela-medicine.


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 Agree   

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?

Those who offer needed skills for our economic growth


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He robed himself in flesh and dwelt among us. He is Deliverer and Salvation, the Mighty God in Christ, Jesus told us we must be born again of the water and the Spirit, and to follow the Apostle's doctrine until His return.


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.

Previously supported legislation is publicly available.

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

Eight years of previous service in Arizona legislature, building coalitions, networks, and constituency groups, I have worked in both public and private setors.

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?

I was born in Arizona’s Gila Valley; I am a fifth-generation native of rural Arizona. Retiring in 2008 from over 20 years with the City of Safford, I understand the value of hard work. I was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and served until 2018, chairing the House Committee for Agriculture, Water and Land; Vice chair Energy, Natural Resources and Rural Affairs. My prime guiding principle is, “Do no harm” and strongly believe that the role of government is to facilitate a business environment in which job creation and economies may flourish; “government should be on your side, not in your way.” I can best be described as a ‘pragmatic, independent-minded, conservative.’


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

Those convicted of certain violent actions


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly 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?

Abolition of abortion Improve natural resources management Workforce housing in rural Arizona

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

Yes, considering the violent destruction of our large cities


Background

Education
  • Gila Comm. College/Acctg, Thatcher, No, 1983
Work & Military
  • Cosmetology, Operator, 1969
  • Real Estate Calif, Salesman, 1975
  • Real Estate Arizona, Salesman, 1979
Affiliations
  • Dodie -Londen Excellence in Public Service Leaders, Graduate
  • State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, Council Member
  • National State Legislator’s Article V State’s Conv, AZ Chairman
  • Western Legislative Academy, Graduate
Offices
  • AZ House Representatives, Held 2010-2018
  • AZFRW-Regional Director, Sought 2008-09
  • AZFRW-Club President, Sought 2007-08
 

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