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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Jan Brewer on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
  • Reduce crime by punishing criminals. (Jan 2013)
  • In State Legislature, pushed truth in sentencing. (Dec 2008)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Phil Gordon on Crime
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
  • AZ must stay vigilant; threats can come from anyone. (Sep 2009)

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Flake on Crime
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Jon Kyl on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
John McCain on Crime
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • Judges have limited scope under the Constitution. (Nov 2006)
  • More death penalty; stricter sentencing. (Jan 2000)
  • More community policing; enough hate crime laws. (Jan 2000)
  • Prosecute youths as adults, but separately; explore sources. (Jan 2000)
  • Urges hearings on how FBI can deter Hate Crimes. (Aug 1999)
  • 1st Amend. not a shield for hate groups. (Aug 1999)
  • Pro-death penalty; more prisons; increased penalties. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 29% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)

House:


Ron Barber on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Trent Franks on Crime
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks on other issues.
  • Harsher penalties including “Three Strikes” law. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Paul Gosar on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Gosar on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Raul Grijalva on Crime
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Ed Pastor on Crime
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
David Schweikert on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
  • Constitutional amendment establishing crime victim rights. (Nov 2010)
Kyrsten Sinema on Crime
Democrat (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • Stand up against the smuggling cartels. (Nov 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Crime
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Bivens on Crime
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bryan Hackbarth on Crime
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Ruben on Crime
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Ruben on other issues.
  • Incarceration instead of capital punishment. (May 2012)
  • Rehabilitation for those who multiply transgress. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Crime
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Gabby Giffords on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • Support alternative sentencing; provide inmates job skills. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Ben Quayle on Crime
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Matt Salmon on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jane Dee Hull on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • $1.1M to collect DNA samples from all prisoners. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
J.D. Hayworth on Crime
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
J.D. Hayworth on Crime
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Stuart Starky on Crime
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Jul 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Jul 2002)
Bob Stump on Crime
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Rudy Garcia on Crime
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
  • Oppose the Death Penalty. (Mar 2010)
  • No mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Mar 2010)
Rodney Glassman on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Kolbe on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 44% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Harry Mitchell on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Jim Pederson on Crime
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Renzi on Crime
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Renzi on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
John Shadegg on Crime
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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