Kari Lake

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Non-incumbent

Background

Kari Lake earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism from the University of Iowa. Lake was the former Fox 10 Phoenix anchor for 22 years before retiring due to the changing media stage that Lake felt was untruthful. As a news anchor, Lake was awarded an Emmy Award. Lake grew up in Iowa and currently is married with two children.

Key Issues

COVID-19 Policy

Lake is against vaccine and mask mandates[1]. Lake personally supports increasing the availability and use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, despite the lack of evidence to support their effectiveness[5]. She has questioned the effectiveness of vaccines[6]

Border Policy

Lake supports completing the border wall and utilizing the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Arizona National Guard, Arizona Sheriffs, and Border Patrol to limit illegal border crossings[1].

Reproductive Rights

 Lake is pro-life[1]

Homelessness

Lake wants to create more effective homelessness solutions[1]. Lake supports increasing the number of shelter beds available while also banning camping[2]

Education

Lake supports providing options for different types of schools including technical schools, homeschooling, and charter schools[1]. She has suggested putting cameras in classrooms to ensure quality education[3]

Economy

Lake supports local business and tax reductions. She is against the economic shutdowns placed during the COVID-19 pandemic[1]

Law Enforcement

 Lake states she intends to increase funding for police department recruitment and training through grants[1]

Election Security

Lake supports a transparent voting process where voter ID’s and paper ballots are required, with the limiting of software in ballot counting[1]. Lake has been criticized for her role in contributing to misinformation after the 2020 presidential election, including supporting calls to imprison the then Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and claims regarding the corruption in the election[4]

Endorsements

Kari Lake has been endorsed by Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Ric Grenell, Paul Gosar, Mike Lindell, Larry Elder, Wendy Rogers, Tom Homan, Madison Cawthorn, Brandon Tatum, the Republican National Hispnaic Assembly, and Scott Presler.

Sources

1 KariLake
2 KTAR
3 AzCentral
4 CNN
5 PhoenixNewTimes
6 AzCentral