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  • Steven Hummel (Write-In)
    (NPP)

  • Debbie Lesko
    (Rep)

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    Hiral Tipirneni
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What are the most important challenges facing our country and how do you propose to address them?

What, if any, steps will you take to reform current immigration policies, including the DACA program?

What is your view of existing climate science, and your stance on supporting research on and progress toward the use of renewable energy technologies to replace the use of fossil fuels?

How will you work to increase job opportunities for your constituents?

What will you do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?

Campaign Phone (602) 769-6832
Disposable income has lost ground for almost 45 years. I propose a new monetary and economic paradigm that will double everyone's purchasing power and hence double the potential business revenue of any enterprise...while simultaneously not only eliminating the possibility of inflation, but beneficially integrating price deflation into profit making systems. No other politician or economist can accomplish this change primarily because they are not looking where I am looking and hence they are not recognizing the incredible policy possibilities I have discovered.
DACA should continue and intelligent but not reactionary measures to control immigration and eliminate its illegal component need to be implemented.
Climate science is valid, but may not presently cover all factors causing global warming. I am four square for renewable energy technologies, and for the ability to make any and all such research possible with the new monetary and economic paradigm I have discovered.
The additional business revenue and hence profits made possible by the new paradigm will create much more investment and many more jobs than if such revenues are not made possible without the new paradigm.
The new monetary and economic paradigm I propose will keep healthcare costs from rising by using forensic accounting to decipher and eliminate arbitrary health and pharmaceutical price increases, and by reducing premium prices by half with the policies of the new paradigm.
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Campaign Phone (623) 229-5565
Twitter @hiral4congress
Washington is broken and the influence of “dark money,” from healthcare to immigration and gun safety reforms, is reflected in the inability to get things done. As challenging as that may be, changing that culture is worth the fight and a great place to start. The healthcare crisis, with its long-term effects on our mental, physical and financial health, must be addressed. Reducing economic inequality and expanding opportunities for the working- and middle-classes would help our entire nation. And, related to that is education; we must make higher education, including technical and certificate programs, more affordable as well as ensure that our kids have a good K-12 education regardless of where they live.
More secure borders AND an accountable immigration system go hand-in-hand, but Washington has politicized them by blurring lines with DACA, which addresses a unique segment of the undocumented population.

America’s immigration policies should recognize modern immigration patterns, economic realities and national security threats. We deserve honest conversations about such issues as family immigration, trade, worker programs and employer verification systems, and how to humanely address refugees and asylum seekers, as well as a wall, security technology and border staffing.

Separately, a DREAM Act should provide a clear, fair pathway to eventual citizenship for these neighbors, friends, even family members who only know the U.S. as home.
Climate science is sound, but with record high and low temperatures and extreme weather around the world every year, you don’t need to be a scientist to see the real effects of climate change. Arizona is a land of abundant natural wonders; we can help lead the way in renewable energy. Reducing our carbon emissions into the atmosphere is not just an environmental issue, though. Economically, we can create “green” jobs and protect our agricultural industries. Climate change is now a national security issue, too, since countries in great environmental stress are more susceptible to extremism, like the rise of terrorist organizations. There is no “Plan-et B,” so let’s work together to fix the only one we’ve got!
On its face, the U.S. economy is strong, but wages have stagnated while the cost-of-living has increased. We should be investing in the long-term: spending on infrastructure; creating a culture of innovation by lowering the costs of education and increasing workforce training and apprenticeship programs for the jobs of tomorrow; cultivate our region’s various economic clusters; supporting small businesses and both the working- and middle-classes with policies and true tax reforms that allow them to thrive.

I also think NAFTA, which is more than 20 years old, has benefitted Arizona’s economy on balance but has not necessarily benefitted workers equally. We should revisit it with any eye to improving circumstances for American workers.
I have seen firsthand both the struggles of the uninsured and the real benefits of the ACA in peoples’ lives. While it’s too valuable to simply toss aside, our healthcare system remains broken. Tackling the twin pillars of expanded coverage and cost containment means borrowing ideas from both sides of the debate, including:

Protect the current, most beneficial provisions, like no “age tax” for pre-existing conditions;

Expand Medicare by allowing people under age 65 to buy into it;

Secure payment of cost-sharing reductions to help stabilize the current healthcare marketplace; and

Drive healthcare coverage competition by looking for innovative ways to encourage creative solutions, like competition between the private sector and Medicare.