Thursday, August 2, 2018

AZ Gov candidates spar. One has government experience, another brags about lack thereof.

Candidates for Governor
Democrat gubernatorial hopefuls
Kelly Fryer, Steve Farley and David Garcia
debate Tuesday night.
(Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

The three Democratic candidates for AZ Governor squared off in a forum Tuesday night. Dem gubernatorial candidates make pitch in debate reports Howard Fischer in the Arizona Capitol Times (subscription required, but reprinted in the Thursday Daily Star). The candidates are State Senator Steve Farley, ASU Professor David Garcia, and Southern Arizona YWCA exec Kelly Fryer.

The candidates’ positions on various topics can be found in that Daily Star report on Arizona’s 3 Democrats for governor spar over immigration, ed taxes, experience. Here are the closing points.

Farley cited his 12 years as a state legislator, saying he has the “experience and understanding” to head state government and his ability to work with Republicans.

In pitching for votes, Garcia cited being a fourth-generation Arizonan and someone who does not take special interest money. “My story is Arizona’s story,” he said.

And Fryer said it is that lack of experience in government that best qualifies her to deal with the state’s problems. “The last thing we need is another politician who promises to fix it,” she said.

Upon reading Fryer’s comment (italics added), Mr. and Mrs. Scriber began giggling uncontrollably.

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