Republican candidates for state treasurer
Today on Arizona Horizon, we feature a debate between three Republican candidates running for Arizona State Treasurer. We have with us today Robert “Bob” Lettieri, Representative Jeff Weninger, and Kimberly Yee.
Robert “Bob” Lettieri
Lettieri is one of three candidates for Arizona state treasurer, here are some of the issues he is looking to address.
- Investment transparency
- Will provide a high level of transparency regarding investment performance
- Election Integrity
- Fought for electoral integrity by volunteering for 15 sessions as an observer during the 2020 Maricopa audit
- Contribution of written recommendations to SOS and Maricopa BOS on the selection process of voting machine suppliers which requires SOC-2 level 2 audits before selection
- Fair redistribution
- Testified in letters and in person before the Independent Redistricting Committee regarding the unconstitutionality of drafting maps based on competitiveness versus drafting maps based on communities of interest consistent with the Arizona Constitution
- Clean elections
- Bob is running for Treasurer as a clean election candidate
- By signing his petition and making an electoral donation of his own; you can help it qualify for public funding
- Protect our borders
- Illegal immigration has led to lower wages and higher unemployment.
- Green New Deal
- “Financial institutions are developing a credit card that will track the carbon footprint of all your purchases, including food and travel. When your spending reaches a certain level of emissions, your purchases will be paused. Control of the left on the financial system could mean an erosion of our freedom without any legislation passed. Biden can’t get the New Green Deal through Congress, but the banks certainly can implement it. As Treasurer, I don’t will not do business with a bank that pushes this agenda Aggressively demand that your elected officials introduce laws that will ban personal social credit scores.
If you want to know more about Bob Lettieri, visit his website.
Representative Jeff Weninger
Weninger is a member of the Arizona House of Representatives. Here are some of the issues he is looking to tackle if elected as the next state treasurer.
“On day one, I will be pushing ESG (environment, social and governance) scores. I will not invest in funds that erode our rights and way of life through ESG and social credit scores. Our staff will be back in the office, without being forced to work from home as management bows to a liberal COVID policy.”
“I will initiate a cybersecurity audit to ensure our systems are safe from hackers. I will put transparency measures in place so you can track every tax dollar, investment and expense. We will live stream all of our investment council meetings and archive all videos to ensure accessibility and accountability. »
“I will end the current administration’s policy of spending your tax money on television solely for self-promotion. I am committed to protecting your tax dollars and serving you.
“I believe the state treasurer has a responsibility to show up for office and an obligation to manage your money responsibly. We need to bring transparency, accountability and the spirit of small business back to the treasurer’s office. We can no longer afford to sit idly by as ESG seeps into our institutions and inflation runs rampant. The state treasurer is a full-time job, and taxpayers deserve a full-time treasurer. »
If you want to know more about Jeff Weninger, visit his website.
Finally, meet Kimberly Lee, an Arizona native and alumnus of Arizona State University. She is running for re-election as Arizona State Treasurer.
Yee continued his fight to keep Arizona conservative as a member of the legislature and as majority leader, championing pro-life issues – sponsoring and passing Arizona’s “Ultrasound and Heartbeat Bill” , keeping taxes low, protecting 2nd Amendment rights as a proud living NRA member with an “A” rating and “backing blue” in law enforcement. Yee has been an advocate for school choice, civics, teaching about free market economics, financial education, American history, and capitalism. She fought against the “common core” and in 2011 joined 100 national leaders to oppose the nationalization of school curricula. She opposes critical race theory in schools.
As Arizona State Treasurer, Yee achieved record performance with investment growth of government assets she manages by 84%, helping state and local governments keep taxes low. She increased local government assets by 62% so cities and towns have more funding for roads, education and law enforcement, helping rural Arizona and all 15 counties. Land endowment funds reached a record high of $7.99 billion, an increase of more than $1.8 billion from last year. Yee brings years of experience in public budgeting and executive agency management.
As an administrator of the statewide AZ529 college savings plan since fall 2020, Yee grew his assets by 22% to more than $1.98 billion with 19,009 new accounts. opened in just 19 months, helping families save for higher education and workforce development to build a stronger society. economy in Arizona.
If you want to know more about Kimberly Yee, visit her website.