Karrin Taylor Robson

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Karrin Taylor Robson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Arizona State University in 1988 and went on to obtain a JD in law. Robson is the Founder and President of Arizona Strategies, a land use strategy firm in Phoenix. Robson has served in various leadership roles in the community. In 2017, she was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees public universities in Arizona. In addition, she was the vice chair of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, as well as a board member of Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Robson serves as a member of the Civic Leader Group for the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. Robson lives with her husband and four children. 

Aside from these roles, she has supported multiple Republican efforts such as raising funds for former President Donald Trump and sponsoring events with the Trump family. She is also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Key Issues

Law Enforcement

Robson supports a focus on border security. She wants to advocate for and support the police [1].

Elections

Robson wants to promote election security by requiring voter identification to vote, and banning ballot harvesting [1].

Veterans

Robson prioritizes supporting veterans [1].

Constitutional Rights

Robson wants to protect personal freedoms such as free speech and religion, and the right to bear arms.

Water

Robson wants to focus on having a reliable water supply for the future. Her plans to accomplish this include prioritizing desalination, or removing salt from seawater and converting it to freshwater, and cloud seeding which modifies weather to increase precipitation falling from clouds. Moreover, she believes Arizona has failed at forest management and wants to restore forest health to preserve water. Finally, Robson wants to focus on methods that efficiently use water, such as reusing water, water banking, and advances in agriculture irrigation [4].

Economy

Robson believes in prioritizing small businesses and advocating for lower taxes [1].

Endorsements

Former Arizona Governors Jan Brewer and Fife Symington; Ken Weise, Mayor of Avondale; Cathy Carlat, Mayor of Peoria; Georgia Lord, Mayor of Goodyear; Christian Price, Mayor of Maricopa

Sources

1 Karrin Taylor Robson for Governor
2 Linkedin
3 AZ Strategies
4 Robson Water Plan