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Thank you to the people of Pinal and Gila counties for electing me as your senator for the new District 8, a very unique and special place.
A heartfelt thank you to my entire district. To those who worked on my behalf and the many of you I met during the course of the senate contest. It has been very endearing.
With this new district comes the commitment of working together for the common good. You can be sure I will do my best to do that and watch out for you and your families.
Thank you to my supporters, volunteers, phone bankers, campaign chairman, field director, webmaster, my family, the State party, leadership, local democratic clubs, those who put up and kept up my signs, the many organizations and endorsers who supported me in many ways.
Thank you once again for having faith in me to serve you.


It is an honor to be your senator. I will put my experience,and knowledge to work with balanced and thoughtful judgment for you the citizens of LD8.

Respectfully,

Barbara McGuire
Senator-elect LD8

McGuire is honored that the following organizations have given their endorsement to her in the 2012 race for the Arizona State Senate.
 
McGuire has also received endorsements from The Honorable Governor Rose Mofford and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

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  October 30, 2012
                        Candidate Endorsements
                        Letters of endorsements allow eLatinaVoices to idenify candidates for office that strongly support Latino children and strong communities.  This is not an inclusive list, but a non-partisan list developed as a result of making contact with the candidates, reviewing their legislative history, observing their campaign comments, reaction of voters and recommendations from our eLatinaVoices members.  This is the first time that eLatinaVoices has endorsed a slate of candidates running for office.  We are mindful of the many diverse opinions of our members and will continue to listen and take actions that support the beliefs and values of our overall eLatinaVoices members and Latino children.  Though we may not always agree on each candidate and there is no guarantee that all candidates endorsed will win their respective election to office, we are committed to making sure that all of these candidates and others will receive information on the priorities and the interests of Latino children and youth.  The following candidates have received a letter of endorsement and we hope our members engage in the election campaign to help each one get elected.
                        President Barack Obama
                        Candidate Richard Carmona for U.S. Senate
                        U.S. Representatives:
                            District 2 - Ron Barber
                            District 3 - Raul Grijalva
                            District 7 - Ed Pastor
                            District 9 - Kysten Sinema
                        Arizona State Senate
                            District 2 - Linda Lopez
                            District 3 - Olivia Cajera Bedford
                            District 4 - Lynne Pancrazi
                            District 8 - Barbara McGuire
                            District 16 - Scott Prior
                            District 18 - Janie Hydrick
                            District 19 - Anna Tovar
                            District 20 - Kimberly Yee
                            District 25 - Bob Worsley
                            District 26 - Jerry Lewis
                            District 27 - Steve Gallardo
                        Arizona House of Representatives
                            District 2 - Andrea Dalessandro
                            District 2 - Albert Hale
                            District 3 - Macario Saldate
                            District 19 - Mark Cardenas
                            District 19 - Lupe Contreras
                            District 24 - Chad Campbell
                            District 27 - Ruben Gallego
                            District 28 - Kate Brophy McGee
                            District 29 - Lydia Hernandez
                            District 29 - Martin Quezada
                        Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
                            District 3 - Lilia Alvarez
                            District 5 - Mary Rose Wilcox
                        Maricopa County Sheriff
                            Paul Penzone
                        
 We will address all comments from our eLatinaVoices members regarding the above list of endorsements.  You can write olga.aros@elatinavoices.org <mailto:olga.aros@elatinavoices.org> .
                        Let's get out the Latino vote and take our rightful place in our nation!

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Dear Ms. McGuire,
 
We are pleased to inform you that Humane Voters of Arizona has endorsed your candidacy for the 2012 general election.  We appreciate your commitment to protecting Arizona's animals and citizens' voting rights.  Humane Voters of Arizona is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization that supports candidates who care about animals and animal protection. Arizona has a large constituency of voters who care about animals and support candidates who do the same.
 
Please feel free to use the Humane Voters of Arizona endorsement for your campaign purposes.
 
We wish you success in your campaign and look forward to working with you to protect our state's animals and citizens' voting rights.
 
Sincerely,
 
Martha German
Stephanie Nichols-Young
Karen Michael
 
Humane Voters of Arizona

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Meet Our Candidates: Barbara McGuire for State Senator, LD 8

Portrait photograph of Barbara McGuire.The Arizona general election will be held on November 6, 2012, with early voting starting on October 11. After the many recent legislative challenges to reproductive health care access, both nationally and statewide, the importance of voting in November can’t be overstated. To help voters, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona has endorsed candidates who have shown strong commitment to reproductive health and freedom. Along with those endorsements, we are spotlighting our endorsed candidates in a series called “Meet Our Candidates.” To vote in the general election, you must register to vote by October 9 — and can even register online. Make your voice heard in 2012!

Barbara McGuire is a lifelong resident of Arizona, though with recent redistricting, the exact number of her district has changed. Born in Ray-Sonora, Arizona, she served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010, representing the former Legislative District 23. She is currently seeking election to the Arizona Senate in the newly drawn Legislative District 8, an area that extends as far north as Globe, as far south as Oracle and San Manuel, as far east as the border of Graham County, and as far west as the I-10 corridor.

Rep. McGuire graciously took the time for an interview with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona on October 3, 2012.


“People should be able to make their own health care choices.”


Tell us a little about your background.

As a third generation Arizona native, District 8 has been a big part of my life. I grew up in the Copper Corridor, gained hardworking values in a multi-ethnic mining community, raised my children in the same town, and now spend summers with my grandson in the same community. My mother, brother, and my in-laws all have homes within a few minutes of mine. All the places in District 8 encompass this fantastic sense of family.

Being rooted in the district is an essential element of this position. As I raised my family, I also opened a travel agency, a people-based business. As times have changed, I put more effort into working as the Salvation Army extension unit director for the Copper Corridor and surrounding area. This makes a great difference to many families in need that may otherwise be forgotten because they live in rural areas. I received Salvation Army’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2004 I was named Citizen of the Year by the people in my hometown. It has been an honor serving four years in the House of Representatives. All honors that I truly appreciate!

My goal in seeking to be elected is to be able to continue to give back to all of the communities throughout my district as the chosen voice for the district. As the choice for the state senator in District 8, I will be able to represent the needs of my peers in this district. Because I have spent my lifetime in the district, I am well acquainted with a majority of the issues that need to be addressed. I am a moderate Democrat, businesswoman, and Salvation Army director with decades of service to rural Arizona communities. I have expertise in natural resources, military affairs, public safety, community support, long-term care, as well as in many other issues. My motto of “EAR — efficient, accountable, responsive” government will continue as my guiding philosophy. If elected, I will work to improve state and local economies, create jobs, improve our kids’ education, address real estate recovery, growth, quality-of-life issues, and keep government off our backs.

In this capacity, should I be elected, it would be such an honor to continue representing the people of LD 8. My gratitude will extend well past a heartfelt thank you as I strive to make a positive difference for everyone.

Can you tell us a little about how health care access — in terms of available resources, distances to those resources, residents’ income levels, different population needs, etc. — looks in your district?

Most communities in District 8 have a clinic within 30 minutes. Four communities have hospitals and some, not all, have air evac [emergency medical transport by air]. Unknown if telemedical is established anywhere in the communities as of yet.

In the previous legislative session, there were a lot of bad bills that negatively affected access to birth control (HB2625), funding for family planning (HB2800), abortion (HB2036), and unbiased information about unintended pregnancies in public schools (SB1009). What kind of beneficial legislation would you like to see introduced, and why do you think it’s important to fight for it?

Legislation that prevents infringement on health care choices.

Why do you think it is important that people make their own health care choices?

People should be able to make their own health care choices. They know best their own needs. We do not need a formulated one-size-fits-all approach, because it does not.

Why do you support comprehensive sex education in our schools?

Comprehensive sex education in our schools will help eliminate unwanted and premature pregnancies as well as help prevent dangerous spread of STDs that have a lifelong consequence.

In a survey submitted to the Center for Arizona Policy, your opponent Joe Ortiz indicated that he supported prohibiting abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother — without including any exceptions for rape, incest, or protecting other facets of a woman’s health. How would you respond to that?

Ortiz’s response is obviously not one of a person of knowledge on women’s health issues.

Why was it important for you to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona?

A majority of women in my district agree with and support Planned Parenthood, as do I.


If you’d like more information on Barbara McGuire, you can visit her campaign website, as well as her Facebook page.

With all the redistricting that’s taken place this year, you might not even know what legislative district you’re in — but you can click here to find out! And, regardless of which legislative district in Arizona you live in, you can contact us if you’d like to volunteer for an endorsed candidate in your legislative district.

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Editorials: Legislative races

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 9:19 am

In District 8, which includes most of Casa Grande and Eloy plus Coolidge, Florence and eastern Pinal, former legislator Barbara McGuire, a Kearny Democrat, is running for the Senate seat against Republican Joe Ortiz of Casa Grande, a school board member, and Libertarian Dean Dill of Casa Grande.

McGuire proved to be a conscientious legislator who worked hard for her constituents during two terms in the House. She is concerned about education, health and other key issues and has worked for the public good. Ortiz is an intelligent young man who has some good ideas about education and public policy. The Dispatch endorses McGuire because of her experience.

For the district’s two House seats, the Democratic candidates are former legislator Ernest Bustamante of Mammoth and former City Council member Emily Verdugo of Coolidge. The Republicans are incumbent Rep. Frank Pratt of Casa Grande and school board member T.J. Shope of Coolidge. All are good candidates who have something to offer. Pratt has been a hardworking legislator who knows his district well. He is Casa Grande’s first legislator in some time. Shope grew up in Coolidge and also knows this part of the county thoroughly. Both are excellent choices to represent the new district.

In District 11, which includes Maricopa, Arizona City and the far western edge of Casa Grande, incumbent Republican Sen. Al Melvin of Tucson is opposed by Democrat Jo Holt of Oro Valley. Holt has advanced some good ideas for the state but is given little chance of overcoming a strong Republican lead in voter registration for the new district. Melvin also has some high ideals and has shown leadership in the Legislature. By the same token, two Republicans running for the House are expected to have a fairly easy time of winning election over Democrat Dave Joseph of Oro Valley. The GOP candidates are Steve Smith of Maricopa, currently a senator, and Adam Kwasman of Tucson.

School supt., treasurer

Pinal County School Superintendent Orlenda Roberts and Treasurer Dodie Doolittle, both Democrats, are seeking re-election. Their Republican opponents are, respectively, Republicans Jill Broussard and Steven Boyd.

Roberts is a veteran educator who worked as a teacher and administrator in the county. She has done an excellent job of managing the office, providing services to school districts in a non-political manner. She deserves re-election.

Doolittle had many years of experience in the Treasurer’s Office before being appointed treasurer and subsequently winning election. She has done a good job of overseeing the office, managing the county’s funds and preparing property tax bills. The Dispatch endorses her.

Editorials: Legislative races

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 9:19 am

In District 8, which includes most of Casa Grande and Eloy plus Coolidge, Florence and eastern Pinal, former legislator Barbara McGuire, a Kearny Democrat, is running for the Senate seat against Republican Joe Ortiz of Casa Grande, a school board member, and Libertarian Dean Dill of Casa Grande.

McGuire proved to be a conscientious legislator who worked hard for her constituents during two terms in the House. She is concerned about education, health and other key issues and has worked for the public good. Ortiz is an intelligent young man who has some good ideas about education and public policy. The Dispatch endorses McGuire because of her experience.

For the district’s two House seats, the Democratic candidates are former legislator Ernest Bustamante of Mammoth and former City Council member Emily Verdugo of Coolidge. The Republicans are incumbent Rep. Frank Pratt of Casa Grande and school board member T.J. Shope of Coolidge. All are good candidates who have something to offer. Pratt has been a hardworking legislator who knows his district well. He is Casa Grande’s first legislator in some time. Shope grew up in Coolidge and also knows this part of the county thoroughly. Both are excellent choices to represent the new district.

In District 11, which includes Maricopa, Arizona City and the far western edge of Casa Grande, incumbent Republican Sen. Al Melvin of Tucson is opposed by Democrat Jo Holt of Oro Valley. Holt has advanced some good ideas for the state but is given little chance of overcoming a strong Republican lead in voter registration for the new district. Melvin also has some high ideals and has shown leadership in the Legislature. By the same token, two Republicans running for the House are expected to have a fairly easy time of winning election over Democrat Dave Joseph of Oro Valley. The GOP candidates are Steve Smith of Maricopa, currently a senator, and Adam Kwasman of Tucson.

School supt., treasurer

Pinal County School Superintendent Orlenda Roberts and Treasurer Dodie Doolittle, both Democrats, are seeking re-election. Their Republican opponents are, respectively, Republicans Jill Broussard and Steven Boyd.

Roberts is a veteran educator who worked as a teacher and administrator in the county. She has done an excellent job of managing the office, providing services to school districts in a non-political manner. She deserves re-election.

Doolittle had many years of experience in the Treasurer’s Office before being appointed treasurer and subsequently winning election. She has done a good job of overseeing the office, managing the county’s funds and preparing property tax bills. The Dispatch endorses her.

 

 

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September 26, 2012

 

Ms. Barbara McGuire

P.O. Box 613

Kearny, AZ  85137

 

 

Dear Ms. McGuire,

 

On behalf of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians’ (AzAFP) Family Medicine Committee, I am pleased to inform you that The Family Medicine Committee*, a campaign committee affiliated with the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, enthusiastically endorses you and your campaign for Arizona State Senate - 2012!   You are welcome to use our logo (above) and/or our name on your promotional materials and/or your website, mailings, etc. (please contact Jamie Geng at jgeng@azafp.org re: use of our logo).  The AzAFP is a professional association representing 1500 Family Physicians, resident physicians and medical students in Arizona.  We are a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) that represents more than 101,000 Family Physicians nationwide. 

 

We have based our endorsement of your candidacy on your strong support of Family Medicine issues.  The areas that the AzAFP monitors the closest during the session are issues relating to scope of practice, public health, and medical malpractice.

 

Together with our parent organization the AAFP we can offer many helpful resources to you during the legislative session.  I encourage you to visit the Robert Graham Center for Health Policy’s website which can map out Arizona’s health professional shortage areas (HPSA’s) as well as its Physician Scarcity Areas (PSA’s) https://legacy.healthlandscape.org/index.cfm once you create a FREE account. This website will possibly be useful to you and your staff as a resource for understanding some of the more complex issues in primary care such as graduate medical education funding and primary care research.  Also I invite you to visit www.aafp.org which has many interesting fact sheets and information about Family Medicine and primary care.  

 

The harsh reality for Arizona is that we have fewer Family Physicians actively seeing patients in our state today than in the year 2007!  This is alarming when you consider that we now have more than three times the number of medical students graduating each year from five Arizona medical schools!  We have much work to do to rebalance the primary care workforce in Arizona to ensure that these medical students have the opportunity to remain in our state for residency training. Our mission is to enhance the health of the people of Arizona and we welcome your partnership in this endeavor.   Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions (melody.jordahl@gmail.com).  We are represented by lobbyist, Susan Cannata, JD so you may also contact her at any time (SCannata@lasotapeters.com). 

 

Respectfully,

 

Melody Jordahl-Iafrato, M.D., President

Arizona Academy of Family Physicians 

*The AzAFP has set up a $500 threshold committee in order to comply with Arizona Law “the Family Medicine Committee”( committee I.D. 201200582)

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AMA News

 

On behalf of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA), we wish you the best of luck today. The AMA has notified over 2,000 AMA members and their employees of the Association's endorsement of your campaign (see below).

 

Very truly yours,

 

Jake A. Hinman

Capitol Consulting, LLC.

P.O. Box 13116

Phoenix, AZ 85002-3116

 

602-712-1121 (office)

602-531-4494 (cell/text)

602-712-1252 (fax)

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 Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:38:57 -0700
 
 Subject: AZCDL Primary Election Endorsements And Candidate Ratings
 
The Arizona Citizens Defense League (PAC) Primary Endorsements for the Arizona Legislature, in support of those candidates who support the inherent, fundamental and inalienable right to bear arms pursuant to Article II, Section 26, of the Arizona Constitution.
 
 LD8 - Barbara McGuire (A+)
 
 
 

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