Jeffrey Grayzel

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Grayzel has various degrees including; a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree in Operations Research Engineering, from Cornell University, and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University. After college he started work at the position of Marketing & New Business Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb from 1985 – 1998 he then was the president of G3 Medical Development from 1998 to today.

Key Issues

Taxes

Grayzel has believes that it is important to work on “new and innovative” solutions to reduce unnecessary spending while maintaining the the current level of schools and services.

Gun violence

He believes that it is possible to reduce gun violence with “common sense” solutions, and “we keep deadly weapons out of the hands of violent criminals and domestic abusers while respecting the Second Amendment and rights of responsible gun owners.”

Endorsements

Sources

Bridgette Craighead

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Bridgette Craighead graduated from William Fleming High School and earned a cosmetology certificate from Paul Mitchell The School Roanoke. Craighead operates a cosmetology business and founded the Black Lives Matter chapter of Franklin County. She has also been accused of misdemeanor charges of abusive language.

Key Issues

Economy

Craighead aims to invest in community and economic development in small businesses, create jobs, and expand renewable energy.

Healthcare

Craighead supports improving access to quality and affordable healthcare and mental health resources.

Education

Craighead supports fully funding public schools and implementing pre-K and vocational training programs.

Infrastructure

Craighead seeks to improve broadband and transportation gaps to encourage more investment in the community.

Housing

Craighead looks to lower the cost of housing and expand childcare access.

Public Safety

Craighead aims to make communities safer by passing commonsense reforms.

Endorsements

Run for Something, Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy VA, Elect Black Women, Virginia’s List, Planned Parenthood VA, National Organization for Women

Sources

Bridgette for Delegate

The Roanoke Times

WSET ABC 13 News

Candi King

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

King earned a Bachelor’s degree at Norfolk State University and previously worked as a community relations professional and a special needs parent advocate.

Key Issues

Maternal Health

King supports the establishment of a task force on maternal health data to improve maternal care, quality, and outcomes.

Trafficking

King wishes to allow victims of sex trafficking to file a petition for vacating convictions and the corresponding court records.

Small Businesses

King plans to require the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority to report a risk-based review of loans and to adopt a process for small businesses that are denied initial certification to appeal the denial.

Education

King pledges to improve education for the disabled and require the Department of Education to guide local school divisions on eligibility determinations for special education services.

Endorsements

Mark Warner, U.S. Senator; Gerry Connolly, U.S. Representative; Eileen Filler-Corn, VA Delegate; Charniele Herring, VA House of Delegates Majority Leader; Scott Suvorell, VA Senator; Louise Lucas, VA Senator

Sources

Candi King for Delegate

Kevin Dahl

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Race Ward 3
Status Challenger

Background

Kevin Dahl, raised in Arizona, was the son of a World War II veteran and a working mother. He went to public school and has always been fascinated with the environment. Due to this, he has been making an impact since high school, where he led a student group dedicated to recycling and awareness. At 14 years old, he stood before Congress for the first time with a proposition to expand the Grand Canyon National Park. Dahl completed college and became as a superintendent for Pima County, later becoming Executive Director off the Tuscon Audubon Society, an organization based on environmental justice. Now, he is a senior Arizona Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association and is a published author of local agriculture and conservation.

Key Issues

Environment

Kevin Dahl is determined to reduce climate change impacts in Arizona through increased awareness and accessibility for renewable services.

Health

He strives to keep the people safe from COVID-19 and distribute more vaccines.

Economy

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on Arizona’s population, Dahl wants to help recover the economy so that everyone is better off.

Public Services

Kevin is adamant about improving public services through increased park and road investments as well as implementing better public transportation.

Endorsements

Kevin Dahl has received endorsements from: Arizona Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local 469, Arizona Working Families Party, Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Communication Workers of America, Local 7000, Communication Workers of America, Arizona State Council, and United Campus Workers of Arizona Local 7065 (UCW-AZ).

Sources

KevinDahl4Tuscon

BallotPedia

Steve Kozachik

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Race Ward 6
Status Incumbent

Background

Steve Kazachik is a University of Arizona graduate and obtained a bachelor’s degree for Public Administration as well as a Master’s in Higher Education Management. In the past, he has been the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Project Management, and worked at the Industrial Relations for ASARCO Mission Mine. Kazachik has also worked for the University of Arizona in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He is currently on the Tucson Council. In his free time, Kazachik is fond of running, biking, and travel.

Key Issues

Infrastructure

Steve favors increased infrastructure and entertainment, such as the expanding of zoos and increased trees and ponds in parks.

Electricity

He is pushing for 5G wireless towers to not be built in front of houses and in neighborhoods.

Education

Steve is supporting scholarships for pre-school education and increasing city sales tax in order to pay for preschool vouchers.

Endorsements

Steve has received endorsements from Arizona Daily Star, Paul Cunningham, Nikki Lee, Richard Fimbres, Jonathan Rothschild, Paul Durham, Sharon Bronson, Rex Scott, and Friends of Steve K.

Sources

BallotPedia

DemocratsOfTucson

Richard Fimbres

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Race Ward 5
Status Incumbent

Background

Richard Fimbres, raised in Tucson, graduated high school and went on to joining the army as a military policeman during the time of the Vietnam War. He has served as a Governing Board Member for the Pima County Community College and as Director of the Arizona’s Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). He has won multiple awards, including but not limited to the Jefferson Award for community service, Pima County Sheriff’s Department’s Officer of the Year Award, and the NOBLE Law Enforcement Award. He is currently on the Tucson Council.

Key Issues

Safety/Infrastructure

Fimbres is focused on highway safety and making traveling more accessible and efficient.

Food

Fimbres has a history of helping Food Banks through donations and increasing awareness, and will continue to help this cause.

Endorsements

Fimbres has received endorsements from Arizona Daily Star.

Sources

Ballotpedia

TucsonAZ

TusconNews

Kevin Hardwick

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Hardwick was elected to the Susquehanna Valley Board of Education in the Binghamton area when he was a senior in high school. After serving this three-year term, Hardwick was elected councilman in the Town of Binghamton, a post which he held for eight years. In 1986, he was appointed Administrative Assistant to the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, Warren M. Anderson until Anderson’s retirement. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton. Hardwick was elected First Ward Councilmember in the City of Tonawanda and re-elected twice. Hardwick was also elected to the Erie County Legislature representing Grand Island and the Tonawandas. Hardwick is a father of one daughter and three sons.

Key Issues

Other

Hardwick supports unions and is the son of an IBEW member.

Public Safety

Hardwick believes that Governor Cuomo’s behavior would make it harder to impose new public safety measures during the Delta wave of the COVID 19 pandemic legitimately.

Education

Hardwick believes that boys will stand to benefit from public schools and those who graduated from the City of Tonawanda School District should credit the School District with who they have become.

Sports

Hardwick believes that investments in public education like new athletic fields are never wasted.

Election Security

Hardwick believes in the integrity of the elctoral system in New York State.

Endorsements

Legislator Howard Johnson, D- City of Buffalo; Chair Gayle Syposs from the City of Tonawanda; Chair Jim Sharpe from the Town of Grand Island; Chair Terrence Mackinnon from the Town of Hamburg

Sources

https://www.facebook.com/hardwickforec

Adrian Fontes

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Adrian Fontes grew up in Nogales and was greatly influenced by hhis grandfather, who served in the army during World War II. Following in his footsteps, he was in the Marine Corps for four years before being discharged. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree, then went to the University of Denver, more specifically the Sturm College of Law. He was the first Latino to hold office in Maricopa County and focused on registering Arizonians for voting.

Key Issues

Voting

Fontes is focused on giving access to people so they can vote.

Endorsements

Fontes is endorsed by Fontes for AZ.

Sources

https://electfontes.com/
https://ballotpedia.org/Adrian_Fontes

Alvin Bragg

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenager

Background

Alvin Bragg was born and raised in Harlem. Bragg would later graduate from Trinity School, earning a BA in Government from Harvard University, and earn his JD from Harvard Law School. As a lawyer, Bragg has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, in which he prosecuted many cases such as corrupt lawyers/politicians and drug cartels. Bragg has also worked as an Executive Deputy Attorney General, in which he investigated police killings, tenant harassment, discrimination in the workplace, etc. Braggs now works as a visiting professor/co-director of the Racial Justice Justice at New York Law and a Board of Director at The Legal Aid.

Key Issues

Other

To help support survivors of sexual crimes, Braggs will work to create a more survivor oriented sex-crimes unit, in which the prosecution will work to look at the details of a case. The new crime unit will also work to evaluate its effectiveness through metrics such as increasing referrals instead of conviction rates and have the trauma survivors have had be the center of the investigations.

Public Safety

To decrease the amount of gun violence, Braggs as DA would work to incorporate more community intervention efforts such as street outreach programs, target locations that crime spots and determine based on circumstance whether a person caught should be put in rehabilitation centers or jail, develop technology that will target gun traffickers and will work to pass gun laws that reduce gun laws.

Civil Rights

To combat racial disparities in cases, Bragg will work to have a team track data about the disparities, address police misconduct to people of color, get rid of the NYPD ‘gang database’, address more white collar crimes, work to look into a different way to prosecute low level offenses, and more.

Economy

To combat the injustices many have experienced from employers, Bragg as DA will work to create a Worker Protection Unit that will target violators, give services such as translators/social services to those in need, prosecute wage theft in states such as larceny and fraud, enforce workplace safety laws, protect children from child labor, and more.

Housing/Homelessness

To combat housing issues, Bragg will work to conduct audits on unlawful rent increases/tenant harassment, create a Housing Protection Bureau that protect tenants from unlawful rent increases, look to include legislation that will help the DA look into financing agreements in unlawful deregulation cases and use civil asset forfeiture funds to assist supportive housing for reentering citizens.

Endorsements

Color of Change PAC, UFT, 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, RWDSU UFCW, Pride Power, Charles Rangel, Preet Bharara, Jerry Nadler, Robert Jackson, Zephyr Teachout, Harry Belafonte, Hazel Dukes, Christine Quinn, Dan Goldman, Marissa Hoechstetter, Gwen Carr, Dan Garodnick, Elizabeth Holtzman, Victor Dempsey, Lu-Shawn Thompson, Janos Marton, Inez E. Dickens, David A. Paterson, Al Taylor, The Arena, CWA 1180, Uptown Community Democrats, Tioga Carver Democratic Club, The Sojourner Truth Democratic Club, MLK Jr. Democratic Club, The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, Broadway Democrats, Three Parks Independent Democrats, West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club, Village Independent Democrats, Hell’s Kitchen’s Democrats, Grand St. Dems, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Elie Honig, Jennifer Rodgers, Ashley Sharpton, Dominique Sharpton, C. Virginia Fields, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY, The Collective PAC

Sources

AlvinBragg

Kimberly Miller-Beaty

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Beaty started out as a Patrol Officer in 1986 with the Buffalo Police Department and eventually served as Chief of E-District and Deputy Police Commissioner. Beaty is a Certified Master Police Instructor.

Key Issues

Budget

Beaty wants to ensure that proper staffing levels are being met, create an active recruitment campaign, and fully utilize mutual aid resources.

Healthcare

Beaty wants to make sure that all people in custody are medically evaluated by trained medical staff, ensure access to medical treatment, and consult with local medical providers to establish mutual aid resources.

Other

Beaty wants to advance community policing through incorporating Mental Health Professionals in the process of policing, ensuring deputies know how to de-escalate situations, and enhancing the Community Relations outreach program at the Sheriff’s Office.

Beaty wants to provide accountable leadership by keeping lear lines of communication between deputies and command staff and conducting reviews of existing policies to ensure that the best practices are being implemented.

Beaty wants to establish trust between the Sheriff’s Office and the community. Beaty wants to ensure compliance with mandatory reporting requirements and create a consistent and transparent policy for incident reporting.

Endorsements

United Democrats

Sources

https://kimberlybeatyforsheriff.com/issues/