State Representative - District 16:
- Ruben Gallego, and Catherine H. Miranda - both Democratic candidates. I looked at the Republican candidate's website and was immediately turned off by the amount of traditional, inaccurate Republican talking points and a lack of anything useful.
- Andrei Cherny - I like his credentials and his priorities. While Doug Ducey seems perfectly competent and reasonable, I am intrigued by some of Cherny's ideas, and I think this is a time for innovation. I'll be interested to see what happens if he wins this race. Thane Eichenauer has some interesting results on Google, but not interesting in any way that would inspire me to vote for him, but at least Thomas Meadows has a website.
State Mine Inspector
- Manuel Cruz: while I have no objection to the incumbent, Joe Hart, I prefer Cruz's emphasis on experience and complying with environmental regulations.
- David Bradley. There are 2 seats open on the Commission, but the other Democratic Candidate, Jorge Luis Garcia passed away unexpectedly. I would have voted for him, and now I can't find a second choice. The incumbent, Gary Pierce, wants to sue the EPA to reverse its ruling that CO2 is a pollutant (because of ClimateGate). And Brenda Burns has no useful information to give about herself on her website other than her being a conservative Republican. Just who I want in charge of regulating transportation and energy. Rick Fowlkes is the only other real candidate, but I'm not sure I'm in favor of so much deregulation.
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