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The Arizona Legislative District 16 Democrats (AZ LD 16 Dems) is the geographic affiliate of the Maricopa County Democratic Party and the Arizona Democratic party. We work together to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
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You may have seen the Blog for Arizona publication about John Filmore
This is our response:
The comments from Rep. Fillmore display shocking bigotry that is in lockstep with others in his party to divert our attention from their political motivations. LD16 Dems condemn these hurtful words from the legislator. These statements clearly go against all the science and medical experts. We know that mask-wearing is the reason why Arizona’s COVD-19 positive numbers have started to go down.
Representative John Fillmore needs to remember that he was elected to speak for the voters of LD16. Comments that equate mask-wearing or vaccinations to being marked for death in the World War II Concentration Camps are beneath the dignity of his elected office.
Words Matter. Fillmore’s words do not represent the values of LD16 voters and are unacceptable. People lives and health are being impacted by his promotion of false information that makes no sense given what we are all going through.
With thousands of people dying of the worst lethal viral outbreak in one hundred years, there must be no tolerance for this kind of rhetoric! John Fillmore’s statements are not right for our district and not right for the state of Arizona. We need to elect Dr. Helen Hunter to the House of Representatives this November.
Helen Hunter is running for Arizona LD 16 House
Rev. Dr. Helen Hunter Candidate Statement
November 2020 General Election
"I am pleased and proud to be the Democratic candidate for Legislative District 16 in the Arizona House of Representatives. When elected, I am committed to standing for the needs and concerns of LD16 constituents; I will be listening, learning, and connecting as I navigate the legislative and political landscape. My platform and direction are rooted in concern and involvement in Understanding, advocating, and attending to the needs of a diverse group of people, with varying racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. The primary focus of this campaign is Healthcare/COVID 19, Education, and Economic wellbeing. This campaign will also work feverishly on voter registration and getting the people out to vote so that their voices are heard and acted upon. I am determined to serve with dignity, respect, and a spirit of cooperation. I am equally determined to stand up, speak up, and fight for what is right, working towards the best possible scenario for every stakeholder. Most importantly, I am committed to doing my work with the Golden Rule as my compass and guide."
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