Rep. Adam Kwasman has distinguished himself as a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives — having served as Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Appropriations, Commerce and Joint Legislative Budget Committees. Now the Arizona native has announced the formation of his exploratory campaign for Congress in the First Congressional District.
Kwasman is an economist, consulting for financial advisors, forecasting how the tax, regulatory, and legal framework affect economic growth. With a Masters degree in Economics he has credentials that will prove invaluable in Congress. He understands the imperative of getting spending under control, balancing the budget and reducing the size of government.
Read Kwasman’s impressive bio here. Then check out his positions on the issues that are paramount to Arizonans. In February, Kwasman wrote this opinion piece on Arizona’s Medicaid expansion, courageously opposing a governor of his own party, while noting the expansion “would be a ‘nightmare’ for Arizona.
Seeing Red AZ has previously called Kwasman, the “bright and energetic conservative representing LD 11.” With his exploratory announcement, Arizonans in the First Congressional District will have an opportunity to irreversibly replace the previously ousted liberal Ann Kirkpatrick.
Roll Call’s Stuart Rothenberg refers to the 2014 CD 1 race by citing Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick — and her equally liberal seatmate AZ CD 2 Rep. Ron Barber — “among at least 11 Democrat incumbents who start off at risk.” This stunning video reminder as she ran from her constituents, clearly illustrates her disconnect with the voters, and reveals a good reason for Kirkpatrick’s shaky position.