Candidate Profile
Ray Michaels

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Ray Michaels
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 24
Incumbent
No
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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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly agree".

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Only God is the author of life and should be in his hands."


Economy

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Entitlements and Limit Excessive Welfare."


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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Mischaracterized and not in Constitution. It means the Government cannot encroach and should not interfere with a persons free exercise of religion."


Healthcare

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "As it started, in the church. Eliminate for profit hospitals."


National Security

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "According to existing immigration laws."


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".


Values

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "I believe in the Judeo-Christian, Triune, I AM God of the Bible."


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?

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Very Conservative".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Facebook, Twitter, Website. I am a Christian, Constitutional Conservative that believes in Life, Liberty, Freedom, Limited Government, Family Values, and Fiscal Responsibility."

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Elected officials should be of the general citizenry. Entrepreneur, Business Owner, World Traveler, Supervisor and Manager with an international team."

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "No."

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "I want to serve my community as a Statesman and not a lifetime or career politician."


Judicial Philosophy

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".


Criminal Justice

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Agree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Current laws are sufficient."


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".

The Electoral College should be abolished.

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "Strongly Disagree".

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "(1) Strong Public Safety Measures, (2) Protection of Children, (3) Limiting out of state PAC and individual money for state legislature."

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  After survey deadline, candidate notified iVoterGuide.com that his intended answer was, "The term racism used today is too broad and general. True racism is evil and should not be tolerated. Calling someone racist is commonly used as an escape to justify your position on an issue that has not merit or foundation."


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