Wren Williams

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Wren Williams graduated from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law with a law degree and Hampden-Sydney College with a B.A. in English. Williams owns Schneider & Williams Law Firm with his wife and practices law there.

Key Issues

Small Businesses

Williams aims to help small businesses by cutting red tape and lowering taxes and government intervention.

Education

Williams will focus on reopening schools, expanding charter schools, investing in vocational training, and giving parents more control over their child’s education.

Healthcare

Williams will advocate for rural healthcare by protecting people with pre-existing conditions, lowering drug prices, and increasing access. Wren supports more competition and non-governmental healthcare.

Gun Policy

Williams supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Reproductive Rights

Williams is pro-life and wants better adoption and foster care reform.

Election Security

Williams supports voter ID regulations.

Endorsements

N/A

Sources

Wren Williams for Delegate

Schneider & Williams, P.C.

William Wampler III

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Wampler earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of South Carolina and a law degree at Liberty University School of Law. Wampler is a former attorney and established his own law office. He has also clerked for Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth McClanahan. As of now, Wampler serves on the House Education Committee and General Laws Committee.

Key Issues

Agriculture

Wampler will work to reduce regulations for small and major food producers.

Gun Policy

Wampler supports the right to bear arms.

Education

Wampler will ensure teachers are paid well, school infrastructure is maintained, and the voices of school teachers and administrators are heard.

Reproductive Rights

Wampler is pro-life and opposes taxpayer funding for abortion.

Broadband

Wampler will push for increased rural broadband access and high-speed, wireless technology.

Coal

Wampler advocates for the coal industry and supports the coalfield tax credit.

Drugs

Wampler wants more mental health services and recovery services for those struggling with drugs.

Endorsements

N/A

Sources

Wampler for Delegate

Ballotpedia

James (Will) Morefield

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Morefield attended King College and earned a Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Midwestern State University. He is a small business owner and, as a House delegate, currently serves on the Appropriations Committee; Counties, Cities, and Towns Committee; and General Laws Committee.

Key Issues

Gun Policy

Morefield supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms for both recreational use and protection.

Coal

Morefield advocates for coal and natural gas jobs and has the support of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance.

Education

Morefield wants to raise teachers’ wages in order to increase competition and retain quality educators.

Reproductive Rights

Morefield is pro-life and opposes abortion.

Endorsements

N/A

Sources

Morefield for Delegate

Ballotpedia

Gina Ciarcia

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Ciarcia earned a bachelor’s degree at Oral Roberts University and has worked as a history teacher.

Key Issues

Education

Ciarcia wishes to remove Critical Race Theory from schools. She emphasizes literacy, numeracy, and a history and civics curriculum that promotes civic responsibility.

Law Enforcement

Ciarcia looks to secure funding for additional police training, staffing, and salaries.

Reproductive Rights

Ciarcia is pro-life and is against the funding of abortions.

Gun Policy

Ciarcia supports the Second Amendmdent right to bear arms.

Veterans

Ciarcia advocates for decreased taxes on military pensions, occupational licensure from the military and other states, and transitional assistance.

Endorsements

Rob Wittman, U.S. Representative; Nick Freitas, VA Delegate; Glen Hill, Prince William County Sheriff; Yesli Vega, Prince William County Supervisor; Mark Cole, VA Delegate

Sources

Gina Ciarcia for VA House

Ballotpedia

Anthony M. Bucco

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Bucco was born and raised in Boonton, New Jersey. He got his undergraduate at Lycoming college and later went graduated from Seton Hall University and was admitted to the bar. Bucco has spent over twenty years as a municipal attorney in private practice, specializing in local government law. He is currently a partner in the law firm of Murphy and McKeon, P.

Key Issues

Drugs and Alcohol

Bucco is stringently against drug and alcohol use. He is a founding member of Daytop drug and alcohol center, an adolescent drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and served on the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse from 1998 to 2009.

Tax reform

Bucco has done work reforming some of the affordable housing in Trenton. Bucco has also voted for legislation to cap property taxes, and sponsored a number of bills to provide middle class tax relief.

Endorsements

Sources

Alan Harwell Jr.

Key Facts

Party Republican
Race Ward 3
Status Challenger

Background

Alan Harwell Jr. was born in Tucson, Arizona, and is Christian. He did not complete high school and is proud of that; he is also proud that he was not pressured by gangs in his neighborhood and city. After being in rehabilitation for an injury, Harwell switched from being a Democrat like his family to the Republican Party, and became a Precinct Committeeman in Legislative District 9 in Arizona.

Key Issues

Police

Alan wants to increase funding for the Police. He also hopes to change how the Chief of Police is put in their position – through election, not appointment.

Education

Harwell is adamant about implementing citizen score cards for teachers and administrators and for having cameras in school classrooms for the safety of children.

Infrastructure

Harwell is determined to fix potholes in roads and increase water supply and city parks. He wants a decrease in the planting of trees.

Elections

He strives to revising council elections so that wards choose their council member.

Business

Harwell elects for keeping businesses open and encourages local businesses in order to support families and communities; he is intolerant of racial discrimination of grants and loans.

Rights

Alan will ensure that the Child Safety, Police, and Courts Departments will share information and restore the rights of parents, grandparents, and guardians.

Endorsements

None listed

Sources

Ballotpedia

AlanHardwellForTucson

Lynne Dixon

Key Facts

Party Conservative
Status Challenger

Background

Lynne Dixon is a Republican running for Erie County Comptroller. Dixon ran and lost in the Erie County Executive election for 2019.

Key Issues

Taxes

Dixon wants to allow senior citizens on a fixed income to to pay taxes monthly instead of annually.

Small Businesses

Dixon wants to make small business owners pay taxes monthly instead of annually to decrease financial strain. Dixon wants to lower the sales tax.

Corruption

Dixon wants to strengthen whistleblower protection.

Healthcare

Lyanne Dixon wants to expand paid child care leave.

Public Safety

Lyanne Dixon does not want to defund the police.

Endorsements

Erie County Republicans

Sources

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/government-and-politics/lynne-dixons-25-point-plan-launches-county-comptroller-contest/article_ba51be92-ea57-11eb-ad2c-03c051746e3d.html

https://ballotpedia.org/Lynne_Dixon

Beau Lane

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Lane grew up in Pheonix, Arizona and graduated from Denver University. He joined his family’s advertising business, E.B. Lane, and he oversaw a merger with the company Terralever. He is the current partner and executive chairman of LaneTerralever.

Key Issues

Voting Security

Lane supports requiring identification for voters and ensure that the election proccess is transparent and honest.

Endorsements

Lane is endorsed by John Graham, Jerry Colangelo, and Bill Post.

Sources

https://www.azmirror.com/blog/ad-agency-exec-beau-lane-joins-gop-primary-for-secretary-of-state/
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/06/29/beau-lane-seek-republican-nomination-arizona-secretary-state/7800034002/

Shawnna Bolick

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Shawnna Bolick graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a Bachelors degree in policy studies (with a focus on education and environmental policy). While attending graduate school at American University in Washington D.C, Bolick worked for U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and worked as a researcher at the Heritage Foundation. Shawnna Bolick moved to Arizona in 2001. She published her first book in 2004. Bolick has served in numerous educational advisory roles throughout her time in Arizona. and is an important member to the educational community. In 2015, she was appointed by Governer Doug Ducey to serve on Arizona’s Early Childhood Education and Health Board. She was more recently appointed by Governor Ducey to the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission. Bolick is a mother as well as pet owner, and lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona.

Key Issues

Small Businesses

Bolick wants to help small businesses succeed by providing clear requirements on forms and making the process simpler and more effective with the Secretary of State office.

Securing Elections

She wants to make the election process more transparent and restore trust in elections by keeping consistency and integrity.

De-politicizing the Office

Bolick wants to make sure political stances don’t interfere with the issues and jobs within the Secretary of State Office.

Endorsements

Bolick is endorsed by Walt Blackman, Quang Ngyuen, Justin Wilmeth, and Jared L. Taylor.

Sources

https://www.bolickforarizona.com

Thomas Kenniff

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenager

Background

Kenniff has dedicated his life to public service and the criminal justice system. Kenniff would be an assistant district attorney, where he would overlook hundreds of cases. Kenniff has also served in Iraq as an army officer (in which he went after the homosexual conduct happening at the time). After Iraq, he cofounded his law firm Raiser & Kenniff P.C. Kenniff now serves as a Major in the National Guard and has received numerous awards including the Army Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

Key Issues

Public Safety

Kenniff as Manhattan’s DA would work to support the NYPD while prosecuting officers who go against the police code. With this, he hopes to bring trust back into the communities, looking into, but look to prosecute fairly on misdemeanors.

Drugs

As Manhattan’s DA, Kenniff will work to decriminalize personal marijuana use but will still work to put pressure on those selling (though he would try to be fair depending on the circumstances). In communities where hard drugs affect them the most, Kenniff will work to allocate resources to help and will use money to go after drug traffickers in schools.

Civil Rights

Kenniff as Manhattan’s DA will work to hold those who commit hate crimes accountable.

Criminal Justice

As Manhattan’s DA, Kenniff would work to look at the facts/circumstances in each case when prosecuting instead of overcharging/rushing for plea bargains that lead to many unjust incarcerations. He would also work to fix NY’s bail reform process by looking at the bail reform law recently passed that he feels added more crime.

Other

Kenniff feels that there are too many people that are put in prisons when they should be instead put in mental health facilities. As Manhattan’s DA, Kenniff would work to bring in mental health professionals in court arraignments, let judges have defendants have mental health screenings let judges put defendants in health facilities if need be.

Endorsements

N/A

Sources

Keniff4DA