Candidate Profile
Beverly Pingerelli

Republican , Arizona

Biography

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.

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

5
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), Debbie Lesko, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

2
*Arizona Police Association, Greater Phoenix Chamber

Reported by Candidate

5
Arizona Free Enterprise, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity, Arizona Center for Policy, American Federation for Children, AZ Chapter

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Debbie Lesko (2018), Rick Gray (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Debbie Lesko (2020), Rick Gray (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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 a mother's life.


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?

Reduce the government bureaucracy and create operational efficiencies in the state.


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.

Neutral   

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?

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to practice freedom of religion, and the state should not interfere with that freedom.


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?

Healthcare insurance should cover pre-existing conditions, and insurance companies should be allowed to better compete in order to drive healthcare costs down. Reform on lawsuits should also be a consideration.


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?

I believe immigration should be based on merit and need for the United States. Further, I believe immigrants should respect the Constitution of United States.


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.

Christian


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?

Conservative   

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

Record of public votes as a governing board member on the Peoria Unified School District.

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

Experience as a governing school board member and the primary caregiver of a disabled spouse.

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?

Growing up in the Detroit metropolitan area, I witnessed the loss of automotive jobs to foreign countries and its negative effects on my community. I would like to have our country significantly increase manufacturing of goods and therefore jobs in the United States.


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?

Yes   

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

I believe current gun laws are adequate to Protect Public Safety


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?

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Arizona faces significant challenges including: • The Health and Economic well-being of Arizona residents • Our state budget, and • Improving academics and long-term educational opportunities for K-12 students and under employed adults. These would be my legislative priorities.

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

While there are isolated instances of racism in our country, I do not believe racism is a systemic problem in America.


Background

Education
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, B.Sci., 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Legislative District 21, Precinct committeewoman
Offices
  • Governing board member, Held 2014-Present
 

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