Ajlan Kurdoglu

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Kurdoglu graduated from Thunderbird, Graduate School of International Management with a MBA. Kurdoglu built his business in the East Valley. Over 17 years, he has garnered knowledge regarding small businesses, their challenges, and the employees’ problems. His partner is a public school teacher who provides him insight into the public education system, 

Key Issues

Education

With his wife being a teacher, he has seen the hardships of public education leading him to advocate that all of our children deserve quality education, especially proper funding for schools. 

Business

His experiences as a small business owner have led him to support and prioritize the local economy. 

Environment

He seeks to encourage investment in science to be able to reduce the cost of renewable resources and increase energy efficiency. Plus, he wants to work on developing waterways and public land. 

Gun Rights

In terms of the 2nd Amendment, he supports gun rights as long as it involves responsible gun ownership to ensure the safety of Arizonans.

Healthcare

Kurdoglu believes that hard-working Arizonans deserve to have affordable, reliable healthcare. 

Endorsements

104 Teamsters, DLCC, AEA Fund, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Future Now, Moms Demand Action, Swing Left, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, and Sierra Grand Canyon Club. He has also gained numerous endorsements from individual contributors beyond Arizona’s borders. 

Sources

https://ballotpedia.org/Ajlan_Kurdoglu
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2020/10/24/arizona-senate-race-j-d-mesnard-and-a-j-kurdoglu-may-most-expensive-chandler/3721448001/
https://www.voteforaj.com/
https://www.transparencyusa.org/az/candidate/ajlan-kurdoglu-can
https://apps.arizona.vote/info/soi/2022-primary-election/32/0