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2016 Initiatives, Referendums & Recalls
Initiative, Referendum and Recall Applications
Last updated on May 13, 2016 at 03:44:05 PM
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C-01-2016 No Toll Roads in Arizona Act 201400199 November 10, 2014 July 7, 2016 225,963
No Toll Roads in AZ PAC
8330 N 19th Ave
Phoenix AZ 85021
623-204-9172
Al Tracy, Applicant & Chairman
Prohibit the conversion of existing publicly funded or maintained roadways into fee based managed lanes or any form of toll road.
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C-02-2016 Re-Legalize Marijuana   January 26, 2015 July 7, 2016 225,963
RAD1 - Relegalize All Drugs
PO Box 27421
Tempe, Arizona 85285
602-492-4201
Mike Ross, Chairman & Applicant

Re-Legalize Marijuana
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C-03-2016 Re-Legalize All Drugs   January 26, 2015 July 7, 2016 225,963
RAD2 - Relegalize All Drugs
PO Box 27421
Tempe, Arizona 85285
602-492-4201
Mike Ross, Chairman & Applicant
Relegalize all drugs including cocaine, heroin, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine and peyote
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C-04-2016 Prop 13 Arizona 200602844 August 20, 2015 July 7, 2016 225,963
Prop 13 Arizona
P.O. Box 30143
Phoenix, Arizona 85046-0143
602-953-1590
Lynne Weaver, Applicant & Chairman
Daniel Grimm, Vice Chairman
Prop 13 Arizona limits property taxes. Prop 13 Arizona caps the total property tax rate and limits property tax bill increases to no more than 2% per year, phases out the personal property tax over 3 years, and ends the current K-12 school funding formula by eliminating primary and secondary property tax designations on which it is based
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C-05-2016 5 To 9 - to be amended 201600322 October 15, 2015 July 7, 2016 225,963
5 To 9
15440 North 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053
602-978-8772
Doug "Q" Quelland, Applicant & Chairman
Richard Lex Koestner, Treasurer
5 To 9 An Initiative measure proposing an amendment to the Constitution of ARIZONA; Amending Article IV. Part 2, Section 1, Constitution of Arizona; Relating to ensuring the Supreme Court Decision in (Reynolds V. Sims 1964) of One Man One Vote is fairly applied to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and improving voter and candidate participation in elections by creating an nine member Independent Commission of balanced appointments to represent the largest number of registered voters and to oversee the mapping of fair and competitive congressional and legislative districts.
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C-06-2016 Open and Honest Disclosure Amendment 201600398 January 21, 2016 July 7, 2016 225,963
Open and Honest Disclosure Committee
PO Box 959
Phoenix, AZ 85001
602-528-3684
Open and Honest Disclosure Amendment: "Dark money" in the form of undisclosed and anonymous political contributions is influencing candidate elections and corrupting the Arizona election system. To protect our democracy, Arizona voters, through this initiative, will secure for themselves a right to know who is spending money to influence our candidate elections and how much they are spending. This initiative creates an open and honest system to ensure the full and timely disclosure of "original sources" and "intermediaries" of all major contributions within 24 hours of all expenditures exceeding $10,000 intended to influence candidate elections.
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C-07-2016 Open and Honest Elections Amendment 201600399 January 21, 2016 July 7, 2016 225,963
Open and Honest Elections Committee
PO Box 959
Phoenix, AZ 85001
602-528-3684
Open and Honest Elections Amendment: Our current taxpayer-funded party primary system treats candidates and voters differently based on political party affiliation. This initiative creates an open election system where every person qualified to vote, including those not affiliated with any political party, has the right to vote for the candidate of their choice. All candidates will be subject to the same requirements to appear on the ballot and candidates will all appear on the same ballot regardless of party affiliation. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will run-off against one another in a general election.
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C-08-2016 Arizona Values Education Amendment 201600318 April 6, 2016 July 7, 2016 225,963
Arizona Ambition PAC
4747 E Elliot Road #29-411
Phoenix, AZ 85044
602-460-0440
Joseph Weirather, Applicant & Chairman
Cord Moorhead, Treasurer
Arizona's promises to its public school students represent our greatest virtues, our clear intent and dedication, to faithfully deliver public education that is effective, efficient, transparent, funded, fair, and safe. The "Arizona Values Education Amendment" will amend the Arizona constitution to affirm these virtues through clear legislative guidance and voting thresholds, as are commensurate with tax increases.
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I-01-2016 Hemp Farming Act Arizona 2016 201600006 November 14, 2014 July 7, 2016 150,642
HOW Arizona
743 W. Sherri Dr.
Gilbert AZ 85233
602-303-7282
Christian Carrasco, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-02-2016 ON 12/03/2014 DUE TO CHANGE IN TEXT
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I-02-2016 ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT 201600006 December 3, 2014 July 7, 2016 150,642
H.O.W. Arizona
743 W. SHERRI DR.
GILBERT, AZ 85233
602-303-7282
Christian G. Carrasco, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-03-2016 ON 12/08/2014 DUE TO CHANGE IN TEXT
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I-03-2016 ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT 201600006 December 8, 2014 July 7, 2016 150,642
HOW ARIZONA
743 W. SHERRI DR.
GILBERT, AZ 85233
602-303-7282
CHRISTIAN G. CARRASCO, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-04-2016 ON 12/18/2014 DUE TO CHANGE IN TEXT
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I-04-2016 ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT 201600006 December 18, 2014 July 7, 2016 150,642
HOW ARIZONA
743 W. SHERRI DR.
GILBERT, AZ 85233
602-303-7282
CHRISTIAN G. CARRASCO, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-15-2016
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I-05-2016 Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act 201400970 April 17, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project
4400 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 9916
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-270-0001
Carlos Alfaro, Applicant & Treasurer
REFILED AS I-07-2016 ON 05/08/2015 DUE TO CHANGE IN TEXT
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I-06-2016 Medical Marijuana Dispensary Fee Waiver 201600133 May 7, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Arizona Marijuana Patient Society
124 South Ironwood Drive Suite 9
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
480-983-5060
Timothy B. Cronin, Applicant & Chairman
We believe that the Arizona state Marijuana application fee should be eliminated so distressed patients can afford access to medicine they need. The state currently charges $150 or $75 if you participate in the states supplemental nutrition assistance program (food Stamps). We believe with no application fee it will make it more affordable to patients and will produce more carded patients thus increasing the amount of taxes Arizona currently generates from sales of Medical Marijuana.
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I-07-2016 Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act 201400970 May 8, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project
4400 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 9916
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-270-0001
Carlos Alfaro, Applicant & Treasurer
REFILED AS I-08-2016 ON 05/11/2015 DUE TO CHANGE IN TEXT
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I-08-2016 Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act 201400970 May 11, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project
4400 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 9916
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-270-0001
Carlos Alfaro, Applicant & Treasurer
The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: (1) establishes a 15% tax on retail marijuana sales, from which the revenue will be allocated to public health and education; (2) allows adults twenty-one years of age and older to possess and to privately consume and grow limited amounts of marijuana; (3) creates a system in which licensed businesses can produce and sell marijuana; (4) establishes a Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control to regulate the cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, and sale of marijuana; and (5) provides local governments with the authority to regulate and limit marijuana businesses.
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I-09-2016 Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana 201600140 May 19, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana
610 East Bell Road, Suite 2262
Phoenix, Arizona 85022
480-420-4970
Jason Medar, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-10-2016
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I-10-2016 Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act 201600142 May 26, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana
610 East Bell Road, Suite 2262
Phoenix, Arizona 85022
480-420-4970
Jason Medar, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-14-2016
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I-11-2016 Save Arizona's Students and Public Universities 201600027 May 28, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Save Our Students
9 West Cherry Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
928-814-2789
Matthew Capalby, Applicant & Chairman

REFILED AS I-12-2016
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I-12-2016 Save Arizona's Students and Public Universities Act 201600027 June 3, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Save Our Students
9 West Cherry Avenue Suite B
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
928-814-2789
Kathren Coleman, Applicant & Treasurer
REFILED AS I-13-2016
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I-13-2016 Save Arizona's Students and Public Universities Act 201600027 June 9, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Save Our Students
9 West Cherry Avenue Suite B
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
928-814-2789
Kathren Coleman, Applicant & Treasurer
The Save Arizona's Students and Public Universities Act: (1) caps resident undergraduate tuition to the "cost of living" at Arizona's three state universities; (2) locks-in undergraduate tuition rates for all students for their first four years of study; and (3) protects public university funding by ensuring either: (a) state funding for Arizona's three universities does not go below the 2015 per-student level after adjusting for inflation; or (b) a 2% corporate surcharge is triggered to further support university and scholarship funding.
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I-14-2016 Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act 201600142 June 26, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana
610 East Bell Road, Suite 2262
Phoenix, Arizona 85022
480-420-4970
Jason Medar, Applicant & Chairman
The LEGALIZATION and Regulation of Marijuana Act: (1) establishes a 10% tax on retail marijuana sales, from which the revenue will be allocated to public health and education; (2) allows adults twenty-one years of age and older to legally possess, consume, and grow limited amounts of marijuana; (3) reduces criminal penalties for marijuana offenses; (4) creates a system in which licensed businesses will produce and sell marijuana; (5) establishes a Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control to regulate licensed businesses that produce, cultivate, or sell marijuana; (6) provides local governments with the authority to regulate marijuana businesses.
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I-15-2016 ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT 201600006 July 21, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
HOW ARIZONA
743 West Sherri Drive
Gilbert, Arizona 85233
602-303-7282
Christian G. Carrasco, Applicant & Chairman
THIS MEASURE SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE "ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT." THIS MEASURE ESTABLISHES AN INDUSTRIAL HEMP COMMITTEE IN COORDINATION WITH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND ALLOWS INDUSTRIAL HEMP PERMITTED GROWTH BY PERSONS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE. THIS MEASURE ALSO DEFINES THE RULES FOR REGISTRATION AND CULTIVATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. THIS MEASURE DEEMS THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ADMINISTER AN INDUSTRIAL HEMP GRANT RESEARCH PROGRAM SO THAT STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY CONDUCT RESEARCH TO DEVELOP OR RECREATE STRAINS OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP BEST SUITED FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS IN ARIZONA.
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I-16-2016 REPEAL DEATH PENALTY IN ARIZONA 201400964 August 5, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Death Penalty Alternatives For Arizona
P.O. Box 77312
Tucson, Arizona 85703
602-357-4848
David A. Spence, Applicant
Bob Hungerford, President
This initiative repeals Arizona's death penalty sentencing option and replaces it with a sentence of natural life in prison without any option of release from prison. It amends or repeals several statutes to be in harmony with death penalty repeal. Prisoners living on Arizona's death row at the time of repeal (approximately 125 prisoners) will have their sentences changed to natural life in prison without any option of release from prison. The appeals process for persons sentenced to natural life in prison is not changed. However, the extensive and expensive appeals process for persons sentenced to death is repealed.
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I-17-2016 Juries in Family Court 201600297 September 17, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Family Court Reform AZ
1120 West Broadway Road, Apartment 55
Tempe, AZ 85282
602-550-6304
Martin Lynch, Applicant & Chairman

REFILED AS I-18-2016
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I-18-2016 Juries in Family Court 201600297 September 21, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Family Court Reform AZ
1120 West Broadway Road, Apartment 55
Tempe, AZ 85282
602-550-6304
Martin Lynch, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-19-2016
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I-19-2016 Juries in Family Court 201600297 September 24, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Family Court Reform AZ
1120 West Broadway Road, Apartment 55
Tempe, AZ 85282
602-550-6304
Martin Lynch, Applicant & Chairman
REFILED AS I-20-2016
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I-20-2016 Simplified Juries in Family Court 201600297 September 25, 2015 July 7, 2016 150,642
Family Court Reform AZ
1120 West Broadway Road, Apartment 55
Tempe, AZ 85282
602-550-6304
Martin Lynch, Applicant & Chairman
Simplified Juries in Family Court - 5 Person Panels Servicing Proceedings as the Need Arises and Upon Request
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I-21-2016 Hospital Executive Compensation Act 201600449 February 12, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
HOSPITAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND QUALITY CARE SPONSORED BY SEIU-UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS WEST
777 South Figueroa Street, Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-452-6565
Arianna Jimenez, Treasurer
Cass Gualvez
Rene Bernal, Applicant

The Hospital Executive Compensation Act:

Limits total annual compensation paid to executives, administrators, and managers of hospitals, hospital groups, and affiliated medical entities, whether operated for profit or not for profit, to the annual compensation of the President of the United States (currently $450,000).

Similarly limits severance pay for hospital executives, administrators, and managers.

Defines compensation to include wages, bonuses, retirement benefits, club memberships, loans, housing, transportation, life insurance and deferred compensation.

Requires public disclosure of compensation exceeding these limits.

Provides for enforcement by Attorney General or persons acting on behalf of themselves, their members, or the general public.
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I-22-2016 Save the Puppies and Kittens! 201600492 March 17, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Save the Puppies and Kittens!
21056 North 34th Place
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
602-592-4142
Leonard Clark, Chairman & Applicant
This initiative makes a law that specifically pre-empts the Legislature of Arizona from passing any law that pre-empts any city, municipality, county or political sub division of the Arizona Legislature or state government from passing ordinances that ban puppy mills. Thank you.
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I-23-2016 The Used Car Lemon Law 201600491 March 24, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Arizona Used Car Lemon Law
12109 North 129th Avenue
El Mirage, AZ 85335
623-206-3839
Juan Chavez, Applicant & Admin
The Arizona Used car Lemon Law will require private sales, buy here pay here dealerships, and used car dealerships to guarantee the vehicle for the life of the loan of the vehicle and if the vehicle is bought outright with no finance the guarantee is a minimum of three years. Therefore, any mechanical failure is at the expense of the original owner. However, the buyer must keep complete maintenance logs on the vehicle to ensure that proper maintenance has been kept on the vehicle.
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I-24-2016 The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act 201600474 March 30, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families
3120 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85015
520-775-3247
Tomas Robles, Chairman & Applicant
The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Initiative increases minimum wage to $10 in 2017 then gradually to $12 by 2020; provides 40 hours annual "earned paid sick time" for employees of large employers (24 hours for those of small employers); time accrues at one hour earned for every 30 hours worked; time may be used to address circumstances caused by illness of employee or employee's family, public health emergencies, or domestic violence; prohibits retaliating against employees using the benefit; allows for more generous paid time-off policies; and exempts employees who expressly waive the benefit under collective bargaining agreements.
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I-25-2016 Arizona Clean and Accountable Elections Act 201600532 April 12, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Arizonans for Clean and Accountable Elections
530 E McDowell Road, Suite 107-291
Phoenix, AZ 85004
520-276-0593
Samantha Pstross, Applicant & Chairman
Mary Chlan, Treasurer
REFILED AS I-27-2016
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I-26-2016 Clean Elections Reform Act 201600554 April 22, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Citizens for Clean Elections Reform in Support of Initiative Measure
7047 E Greenway Parkway, Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-626-8483
Ashley Ragan, Applicant & Treasurer
Mark Goldman, Chairman
REFILED AS I-28-2016
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I-27-2016 Arizona Clean and Accountable Elections Act 201600532 April 26, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Arizonans for Clean and Accountable Elections
530 E McDowell Road, Suite 107-291
Phoenix, AZ 85004
520-276-0593
Samantha Pstross, Applicant & Chair
Mary Chlan, Treasurer
Requires lobbyists to disclose all meals purchased for elected officials and bans lobbyist funded travel or speaking engagements; improves Clean Elections funding for candidates, reforming initial funding and providing matching contributions from small donors; reduces contribution limits for nonparticipating candidates to $1000 for legislative and local candidates and $2500 for statewide candidates; requires corporations that spend more than $10,000 in elections to disclose high dollar donors; bans government contractors from contributing to candidates while negotiating or working under government contracts; prevents former government officials from representing clients before agencies and officials for two years after leaving their government positions.
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I-28-2016 Clean Elections Reform Act 201600554 May 12, 2016 July 7, 2016 150,642
Our Money for Our Kids, Not Politicians Committee in Support of Initiative Measure I-28-2016
7047 E Greenway Parkway, Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-626-8483
Ashley Ragan, Applicant & Treasurer
Mark Goldman, Chairman
This initiative measure would require that proceeds from surcharges imposed on civil and criminal fines and penalties and from certain other sources be deposited in the Classroom Site Fund, rather than in the Citizens Clean Elections Commission Fund. The measure also would require the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to adhere to the procedures and limitations of the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act when engaging in rulemaking.
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R-01-2016 Stop Corruption Now 201600551 May 13, 2016 August 5, 2016 75,321
Stop Corruption Now
P.O. Box 2101
Phoenix, AZ 85001
480-442-6176
Ken Clark, Applicant & Chairman
Tom Ryan, Treasurer
This petition seeks to refer 2016 Laws, Chapter 79 (Senate Bill 1516), the principal provisions are: (1) abdicating to the IRS Arizona's responsibility for registration as political committees and disclosure of funds used to influence elections when any entity spending money to influence an Arizona election has a tax exempt status under Section 501(a) of the IRS Code; (2) exempting from registration as a political committee any entity that spends money to influence an election but whose "primary purpose" is actually not influencing elections; (3) allowing political parties to spend nearly unlimited funds for their nominees without reporting those expenditures.
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RC-01-2016 Recall Diane Douglas 201600011 September 1, 2015 December 30, 2015 366,128
The Coalition to Recall Diane Douglas
3039 West Peoria Avenue, C102-493
Phoenix, Arizona 85029
480-382-9072
Maxwell Goshert, Applicant & Chairman
David Bier, Treasurer
Since taking office in January 2015, Diane Douglas has demonstrated that she lacks the ability and expertise to serve professionally and politically in her elected position as the Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction. From a fiduciary standpoint, Superintendent Douglas has consistently and recklessly jeopardized valuable and vital education education funding due to her unwillingness to execute various federal and state education laws and State Board of Education policies. In regards to her leadership role, she has not upheld the virtue of the constitutional public office to which she was elected, refusing to fulfill not only her basic duties under A.R.S. 15-251 but also to adhere to the checks and balances of the Arizona state government system. Most importantly, she is not fulfilling her basic state duties superintending the schools of Arizona, focusing more on how to increase her power and position rather than how to increase student achievement, teacher effectiveness, school performance, stakeholder relations, and educational funding. Education is in a crisis fiscally, professionally, socially, and emotionally in Arizona. Education in Arizona needs a strong leader to lead its stakeholders and citizens during this time of crisis. Diane Douglas has proven she is not that leader.
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