Bill Gates - East Valley Tribune: Candidates

Bill Gates democrat

"I am running for the State Senate to help bring about a forward looking Legislature that focuses on attracting good, high paying jobs to Arizona. As a retired small business owner and former elected official, I know the necessity of innovative thinking in balancing budgets and successfully completing projects. The Tea Party Republican majority has steered a short-sighted economic course and pursued a radical, intrusive social agenda. Lawmakers wasted valuable time on birther bills and self-serving political gamesmanship, not on bills to help bring us out of the recession. I will stress public education as the single most important element in Arizona's future economic growth. We must prepare our kids to compete at the highest levels. A first step will be restoring the 5,000-plus teaching jobs that were cut. In the past four years legislators abandoned Arizona's middle class, too often adopting a ‘you're-on-your-own' attitude. Citizens distrust the Legislature. A majority party that blocked ethical reforms and diverted foreclosure aid is one that just doesn't get it. As a Vietnam veteran I know that struggles require perseverance, cooperation and focus. That's how I'll approach service as your State Senator. I will fight for fairness, moderation and common sense. Always."



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Race Information

District
Election Year
Election Level
Election Type
Result
17
2012
State
Primary
Bill Gates

State Senate | District 17 [Democratic Primary] 100%

Candidates
 
Percent
Votes
100.00%
5,898
17
2012
State
General
Steven Yarbrough

State Senate | District 17 [general] 100%

Candidates
 
Percent
Votes
41.78%
24,809
58.11%
34,504
0.12%
69

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