Paola Tulliani-Zen

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Non-Incumbent

Background

Paola Tulliani-Zen was born in Italy and grew up in Chicago after immigrating at the age of 7. Tulliani worked at multiple Life Insurance companies in Chicago before moving to Arizona and starting her own drapery and interior design company in Scottsdale. After the design firm was bought, Tulliani started La Dolce Vita, a cookie company, which supplies major companies including Costco, Barnes & Noble, and Starbucks.

Key Issues

Border Policy

Tulliani wants to allocate more immigration and asylum judges to the border area to ensure cases are heard before immigrants are let into the country, resulting in many migrants being turned away. Tulliani supports sheriffs deporting and arresting migrants. Additionally, Zen wants more defense technology and National Guard on the border. [1]

Election Security

 Tulliani proposes updating voter rolls, requiring voter IDs, and creating a secure ballot ID unique to each voter to improve election security. Other policies include splitting Maricopa county into 4 sections for faster vote totals, ensuring an equal spread of Democratic and Republican volunteers, and restricting mail-in ballots to military, shut-ins, and special requests only. [1]. Tulliani has supported passed legislation that requires proof of citizenship to vote in elections [3]. 

Economy

Tulliani supports low taxes and cutting regulations on businesses to encourage job growth and attract companies to Arizona. Tulliani wants to use her experience in building her brand and business as well as modeling after Texas and Florida. [1]

Education

Tulliani wants to improve Arizona’s education system to ensure residents are well-rounded and trained. Tulliani has proposed policies including reducing class sizes, implementing a vocational curriculum, improving access to preschool, providing mandatory tutoring, and investing more into public schools while still valuing school choice. [1]

Youth Prison Reform

Tulliani supports providing academic education, drug and alcohol awareness programs, and religious instruction in State prisons. Tulliani wants to model the state programs after Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Hard Knocks High was instituted in Maricopa County Jails. [1]

Gun Rights

Tulliani supports the Second Amendment. [1]

Water Allocation

Tulliani supports negotiating with the Federal government to receive more federal land. Tulliani wants unused water sources to be redirected. [1]

Endorsements

Not available at this time

Sources

1 – PaolaTullianiForGovernor  
2- PressReader
3- Twitter

Andy Baan

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Andy Baan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree, Penn State Dickinson Law with a law degree, the Naval War College with a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies, and Norfolk State University with a master’s degree in cybersecurity. Baan is an Eagle Scout, and from 1980 to 2010, he served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a captain. While on active duty, he served in the Iraq War, earning a Bronze Star, and was selected as a commanding officer in the Navy Reserve six times. He was an Intelligence Officer during the first Gulf War and served as the Operations Officer at the NATO Headquarters in Norfolk. He then became a defense contractor and has additionally worked as a felony prosecutor. Baan currently works as a cybersecurity consultant.

Key Issues

Reproductive Rights

Baan is pro-life and supports laws that oppose abortion.

Election Security

Baan supports voter ID laws.

Public Health

Baan is against mask and vaccine mandates and opposes verification of vaccine records.

Education

Baan prioritizes the opinions of parents in determining the education of youths and wants to eliminate the influence of teachers’ unions on public schools.

Economy

Baan wants to reduce taxes and place less regulations on small businesses.

Border Security

Baan opposes illegal immigration and wants to strengthen border security laws.

Foreign Policy

Baan is against U.S. cooperation with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.

Endorsements

No current endorsements

Sources

Andy Baan

Facebook

Ballotpedia

Tommy Altman

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Tommy Altman is a disabled veteran who has served in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command and has been on combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He and his wife, with whom he has two sons, run a small business in Virginia Beach called Sandbridge Tattoo.

Key Issues

Border Security

Altman wants to reform immigration laws, continue the construction of a wall, and punish those who enter the U.S. illegally. He looks to secure the borders against human trafficking.

Critical Theory

Altman wants to defund schools that teach Critical Theory.

Election Security

Altman wants to restore voter ID and absentee voting laws. He is against the foreign production of voting machines in addition to the routing of the votes through non-U.S. servers.

Government

Altman wants to limit the powers of the government, believing it was overreaching into everyone’s lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gun Policy

Altman believes the Second Amendment is essential to public order and wants to restore all rights to bear arms.

Reproductive Rights

Altman is pro-life. He opposes funding of abortion by Congress and advocates for all states to outlaw it.

National Security

Altman promotes full suppliance of the military and the police.

Endorsements

No current endorsements

Sources

Tommy4VA

Ballotpedia

Facebook

Kimberly Yee

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Kimberly Yee graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in political science & English. She also attended Arizona State University to earn her M.P.A., Masters of Public Administration. Yee has previously held positions in the administrations of two California governors and was a senior research analyst for the Arizona Senate Committee on Education and director of communications and government affairs for the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office. From 2011 to 2013, she represented District 10 in the Arizona House of Representatives, and afterward, she represented District 20 in the Arizona State Senate until 2019. She served as state Senate majority leader from 2017 to 2019 [2].

As the Arizona State Treasurer, she oversaw an increase of 50% in Arizona’s assets under management in two years from $15.4 billion when she assumed office to over $23 billion today. Under her administration, the Arizona Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hit historical record highs. Upon her election, she became the first Asian American elected to a statewide office in Arizona and was only the second woman to serve as Senate Majority Leader in Arizona’s history [3].  Yee also comes from a line of small business owners [1].

Key Issues

Reproductive Rights

Kimberly Yee has stated that she is Pro-Life [1]. As an Arizona State Representative, she sponsored and helped pass HB 2416 which requires doctors to give women the chance to see an ultrasound and hear the heartbeat of the fetus at least an hour prior to the abortion. The bill also expanded the definition of abortion in existing regulations and statutes to include the taking of an abortion pill [4].

Gun Rights

Yee believes in protecting the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. She is an NRA life member with an “A” rating from the gun rights organization [1]. 

Education

Prior to becoming the Arizona State Treasurer, she was able to pass Senate Bill 1184 requiring students to pass a course in economics that includes financial literacy and personal finance management in order to graduate [5]. She is a supporter of school choice and the funding of charter schools. She is against “Common Core” and opposed the nationalization of the school curriculum along with 100 national leaders in 2011. Lastly, she wants to prevent the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools [1].

Economic

Yee supports an increase in financial literacy and wants to defend American capitalism [1]. Yee would promote lower taxes and increase jobs in Arizona to promote a stronger Arizona economy. Moreover, Yee believes that more money will be generated for healthcare, education, and public safety sources as businesses expand and consumers spend [6].

Law Enforcement

Kimberly Yee believes in “backing the blue.” [1].

Endorsements

Kimberly Yee is endorsed by Former Arizona Treasurers Ernest Garfield, Bart Fleming, Dean Martin, and Elliott Hibbs, and by Congresswoman Debbie Leko, Former Acting ICE Director Tony Pham, Former U.S. Education Assistant Secretary Bill Evers, and Republican politicians in Arizona such as Nancy Barto, Sine Kerr, Frank Carroll, John Fillmore, John Kavanagh, Kevin Payne,and Leo Biasiucci [1].

Sources

1 KimberlyYee 
2 Ballotpedia
3 AzTreasury 
4 AzCapitolTimes
5 RedRockNews
6 CronkitenNews

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

Meagan Hanson

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Megan Hanson earned her bachelor’s in political science and history, in addition to her law degree, at the University of Alabama. Hanson served one term as a Georgia State House Representative. Hanson, a career lawyer, then became executive director of Georgians for Lawsuit Reform.

Key Issues

Economy

Hanson wants to make the 2017 tax cuts permanent and reduce government spending.

Immigration

Hanson wants to implement stronger immigration laws and strengthen the military to protect the U.S from foreign threats.

Endorsements

Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson

R-Monroe, secretary of the Georgia House Republican Caucus, Several committee chairmen: Reps. Terry England, R-Auburn; of the House Appropriations Committee; Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, who chairs the Regulated Industries Committee; Richard Smith, R-Columbus, the Rules Committee chairman; and Don Parsons, who chairs the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee
Former GOP House Members Wendell Willard and Brett Harrell, Public Service Commission Members Tricia Pridemore and Jason Shaw

Sources

meaganhanson.com

ballotpedia.org

capitol-beat.org

law.com

Surrea Ivy

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Surrea Ivy is a political commentator who has worked in talent management, corporate training, and ministry. Ivy has received the Georgia VFW Voice of Democracy Award and the Black Christian Men Association Martin Luther King Jr Oratorical Award. She has audited Gwinnett County elections and participated in the Walk Away Movement and Black Voices for Trump. Ivy has one daughter.

Key Issues

School Choice

Ivy believes that parents should be able to choose what schools their children attend and have a say in what they are taught. She supports an increase in funding allocated to education

Economic Growth

Ivy supports the Platinum Plan, which aims to create job opportunities for minorities, secure federal funding for churches, and address historic disparities in healthcare.

Veterans

Ivy wants to increase accessibility to Veterans Administration services by reducing “red tape.”

Immigration

Ivy supports building a all on the Mexican-American border and believes that immigration poses a threat to American jobs. She wants to allocate more funding for immigration services in order to increase the efficiency of processing immigration requests. Ivy also believes that foreign aid can act as an effective deterrent for immigration to the U.S.

Sources

ballotpedia.org

ivy4ga.com

cdn.donaldjtrump.com

A. Wayne Johnson

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

A. Wayne Johnson grew up in Macon, Georgia, earned his B.A. from Mercer University, his MBA from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in higher education leadership from Mercer University. 

He is an Army veteran and served as a senior official in Former President Trump’s administration. Johnson was the chief strategy and transformation officer and chief operating officer for the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid from 2017 to 2019. Along with this, he has decades of experience as a senior executive, entrepreneur, and CEO of multiple businesses.

Key Issues

Economy

Johnson is in support of full federal student loan debt forgiveness.

Healthcare

Johnson is in support of increasing rural access to healthcare.

Sources

johnsoncongress.com

ballotpedia.org

13wmaz.com

Jake Evans

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Jake Evans is a native Georgian from Lithia Springs. He attended the University of Georgia for an undergraduate degree in political science and a law degree. Evans is an attorney at Holland and Knight LLP and the former chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association’s Georgia Chapter. He also chaired Georgia’s State Ethics Commission, which focuses on corruption and fines on dark money groups.

Key Issues

Education

Evans believes that parents should be allowed to take their funding to a different public, private, or charter school if their child’s public school is not providing sufficient education. He also wants to prevent Critical Race Theory from being discussed in the classroom.

Constitutional Rights

Evans supports the second amendment. He is also pro-life.

Immigration

Evans promotes building a wall on the Mexican-American border and more strictly enforcing immigration laws.

Economy

Evans wants to lower federal spending, and promote a balanced budget constitutional amendment. He would work to lower gas prices and maintain Trump tax cuts. Evans also supports renegotiating trade deals with other countries to better favor the U.S.

Endorsements

Former US Speaker and District 6 Representative Newt Gingrich

Conservative Radio and Talk Show Host Sean Hannity

Former US Intelligence Chief & Ambassador Richard Grenell

Former Defense Department Chief of Staff Kash Patel

Former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien

President Trump’s Ambassador to Switzerland Ed McMullen

President Trump’s Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman

President Trump’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra

Congressman Darrell Issa  (CA-50)

Congressman Dan Bishop (NC-09)

Former Representative Bob Barr (GA-07)

Former Georgia Speaker Mark Burkhalter

Best-Selling Author & Trump Appointee Nick Adams

Former Georgia GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart

Former Georgia 6th District Chair Dave McCleary

Former GA-06 Candidate Col. Eric Welsh

State Representative Brad Thomas (District 21)

State Representative Devan Seabaugh (District 34)

Forsyth County Clerk of Court Greg Allen

Former Cobb GOP Chair Scott Johnson

Former Cobb GOP Chair Rose Wing

Cobb School Board Chairman Randy Scamihorn

Cobb Solicitor General Barry Morgan

Young Republican National Federation Chairman Rick Loughery

40+ Georgia Young Republican Leadership Members

Former Cobb Republican Women’s Club Chair Rosan Hall

Former Cobb Republican Women’s Club Chair Toria Morgan

Former Cobb Republican Women’s Club Chair Marsha Stemme

Former 1st Vice-Chair of GA GOP & Forsyth Chair Carolyn Fisher

Georgia Veteran Hall of Fame Member Roger Wise

Former Mayor of Milton Joe Lockwood

Mayor of Milton Peyton Jamison

Alpharetta Mayor Pro Tem Dan Merkel

Alpharetta City Councilman Douglas DeRito

Alpharetta City Councilman Donald Mitchell

Former Mayor of Johns Creek Mike Bodker

Atlanta Tea Party

Today is America Action

The New Movement

The Calvin Coolidge Project

Citizens United Political Victory Fund

FreedomWorks for America

Sources

jakeevans.org

Eugene Yu

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Yu grew up in South Korea, immigrating to Georgia in 1974. He attended Augusta College, before joining the US Army in 1977 and becoming a military policeman. He has worked as a police officer, fireman and a businessman. He is currently a member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees, and served as the president of The Federation of Korean Associations. In the past, he has run for the U.S. House for Georgia’s 7th and 12 Congressional District. He has also run to represent Georgia in the U.S Senate.

Key Issues

Economy

Yu supports the Tax Cuts and Job Act that was pushed through Congress in 2017. He does not support any tax increases. Furthermore, he is against the expansion of federal funding to support programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Healthcare/ Reproductive Rights

Yu supports repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Furthermore, he believes that all businesses should be required to provide medical leave. Yu identifies as pro-life.

Gun Rights

Yu is against any gun-control legislation.

Immigration/ Foreign Policy

Yu supports the construction of a wall along the Mexican-American Border. He does not support amnesty, and believes that immigrants who are unlawfully present in the U.S. should be required to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship. Furthermore, Yu supports reducing military intervention in the Middle East.

Trade

Yu believes in the dropping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He would support replacing NAFTA with a deal that more strongly benefits America.

Endorsements

National Rifle Association

Sources

ballotpedia.org

linkedin

justfacts.votesmart.org