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    Arizona Governor

    Janet Napolitano
    Incumbent Democrat
    Illegal immigration: No official opinion on record. Vetoed several bills from the state Senate to secure the boarders.

    Education: Recommended funding for voluntary full-day kindergarten (January 2004). Emphasized the importance of reading literacy (January 2004). Called for scholarship programs for early childhood education teachers (January 2004). Helped teachers undergo necessary training (January 2004). No cut in higher education funding (January 2004). Supported school choice without expense of vouchers (September 2002).

    Taxes: Provided funding for the priorities without raising taxes (January 2004).
    Abortion: Committed to women’s reproductive rights (September 2002). Said it’s awoman’s right to choose.

    Employment: No official record on file.

    Len Munsil
    Republican
    Illegal immigration: Would stop illegal immigration by building new fences and using radar technology to identify and deter attempts to cross before they happen.

    Education: Would expand charter school options and promote higher performance-based pay for teachers and more dollars to the classroom.

    Taxes: Would permanently reduce income and property tax rates, limit the size and scope of government.

    Abortion: Helped pass and defend in court Arizona’s laws requiring parental consent for abortion and prohibiting partial-birth abortion. Would stop taxpayer funding of abortion.

    Employment: Attract industries with higher paying jobs, create a business-friendly environment.

    Barry Hess
    Libertarian
    Illegal immigration: Would expand Arizona’s trespassing laws to include undocumented immigrants. Build a ground-based radar system, or smart fence, along the border.

    Education: Would support teacher testing and reward with merit pay.

    Taxes: Would eliminate taxes on higher education, income, health care, vehicle and property. Taxes should not be extended to online sales.

    Abortion: Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.

    Employment: Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.

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