Candidate Profile
Vince Leach

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Vince Leach
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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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), 2019-20:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business AZ (NFIB-AZ), 2017-18:  100%
American Conservative Union AZ (ACU-AZ), 2019:  92%, 91% (cum.)

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Secular Coalition for Arizona, 2018:  0%
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, 2019:  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

5
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Republican Assembly, 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

6
AZ Chamber of Commerce, AZ Free Enterprise Club, AZ Police Association, Center for AZ Policy, Nat. Federation of Independent Businesses, Arizona REALTORS®

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Jeff Flake (2017), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Arizona Chamber of Commerce (2020), Arizona Free Enterprise Club (2020), Arizona Leadership Fund (2020), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020), National Federation of Independent Business (2014), State Republican Party Organizations (2020), Steve Pierce (2020)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2017)

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

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?

Life of mother is a grave risk.


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?

Entitlements!


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?

I believe in the letter of the law, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."


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?

Jobs, jobs, jobs. The free market/capitalism system provides income and profit. That income and profit will design programs that will fit individual needs.


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?

The USA is a nation of immigrants and that should not be changed. However, there are circumstances for deviations-no criminals, anarchists, and the like while on the other hand, those immigrants with skills needed in our country should be welcomed with the aforementioned restrictions.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am human and sinful. I am saved by the Grace of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!


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.

Arizona Free Enterprise Club, American Conservitive Union

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

37 years of successful national and international business experience and 6 years of productive legislative experience, mostly in the areas of tazation and budgets.

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

Nope and don't plan on it!

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

It has been an honor to serve in the US Military and now the AZ State Senate. And it has been alos an honor to serve the people of the USA and now, the State of Arizona!


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?

There shall be no infringement of the 2nd Amendment. Period!


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?

Budget (Balanced) Lower taxation Reducing regulations

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

At the most extreme, yes. America has come through many situations like we are in know, only to survive and grow stronger. 2020 is no exception!


Background

Education
  • UW-Steven Point, WI, Stevens Point, BS, 1970
Work & Military
  • Army, E4, 1970-72
Affiliations
  • Brookfield Presbyterian Church, Elder, Deacon
  • SaddleBrooke Two Property Owners, Board Member
  • Pinal Co Excellence in Government, Charter Member
  • Catalina Foothills Church, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • AZ Farm Bureau, Member
  • Oro Valley, AZ Chamber, Member
  • Marana, AZ Chamber, Member
Offices
  • AZ Representative, Held 2015-18
  • AZ Senate, Held 2018-preent
  • None
 

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