Arizona

Phoenix Business Journal

My View: In Arizona, let’s make a public commitment to democracy

In this guest column, two Arizona officials – one from each side of the political realm – point out how they have collaborated to ensure that Arizona engages in fair and secure elections, and hope that their demonstration of bipartisan...

Incumbent

Bill Gates

Maricopa County Supervisor

Arizona

Incumbent

Adrian Fontes

Secretary of State

Arizona

democracyFIRST Promise

As public officials who have sworn an oath to the Constitution, and who have the responsibility of overseeing elections in our jurisdictions, we commit to our fellow citizens that we will place our loyalty to our country, republic, and democracy first.

We commit to respecting the checks and balances defined in our Constitution, and preserving our electoral processes, democratic institutions, and norms, which protect the rights, freedoms, liberties, and opportunities guaranteed to all Americans.

In all cases, I will:

Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right to register and vote in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.

Denounce any attempt to intimidate, harass, threaten, or incite violence against election workers or against the opponents or supporters of any candidate for office.

Restore trust and faith in our democracy, and never undermine our electoral process by knowingly propagating falsehoods and misinformation

Accept the final election result and certify the results in accordance with the law after all ballots are counted. We will support the peaceful transfer of power and certification of the election. Any claims of election irregularities, or requests for recounts of election contests, will be reviewed in good faith under the law without intimidation, violence, undermining faith in elections through disinformation or other unlawful means.

We promise to partner, across partisan division and across the country, to support and defend these foundational principles of our democratic republic.

Arizona Coalition Leaders

Elected Officials

Incumbent

Adrian Fontes

Secretary of State

Arizona

Incumbent

Angela Pancrazi-Moreno

Yuma County Treasurer

Arizona

Incumbent

Bill Gates

Maricopa County Supervisor

Arizona

Incumbent

Corey Woods

Mayor of Tempe

Arizona

Candidates

Candidate

Ari Daniel Bradshaw

State Representative, District 2

Arizona

Candidate

Aubrey Sonderegger

Coconino County Recorder

Arizona

Candidate

Jennifer Allen

Pima County Board of Supervisors

Arizona

Candidate

Kylie Barber

State Representative, District 9

Arizona

Former Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Organizations

Goodmans CEO

“Election season often brings a sense of bitter divisiveness and partisanship. However,...

Executive Chairman, L|T (Lane|Terralever) and Former Republican Candidate for Secretary of State

“Our elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, yet too many Arizonans...

Former Arizona State Representative

“As a former legislator and long-time advocate for effective governance, I’ve seen...

Changing Hands Bookstore

“A thriving democracy directly contributes to a vibrant economy. Free and fair...

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