The two candidates running for Arizona State Treasurer sparred over issues related to the state budget and finances in a debate sponsored by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. The candidates are Republican Kimberly Yee, former state senate majority leader, and Democrat Mark Manoil, a retired lawyer.
Heading Yee’s exceptional list of endorsements are five former state treasurers. Yee has no learning curve, having previously worked at the Arizona Treasurer’s office, where she promoted fiscally conservative principles, while advancing laws protecting Arizona’s taxpayers.
Manoil boasted about his endorsements by abortion provider Planned Parenthood and the stridently left National Organization for Women. His website features a photo of Manoil with Barack Obama — hardly a vote-getter in a state that gave all of its electoral votes to Donald Trump in 2016.
A typical disconnected liberal, Maniol says he wants to use the Treasure’s Office to fund “social justice programs” — hardly the purview of the office charged with managing nearly $15 billion in assets. Yet in an interesting dichotomy, the predatory property tax lawyer seized property from people only $50 in arrears on back taxes. Although he’s running for the job of managing $ billions in taxpayer monies, he admitted to having his own home foreclosed upon and his car repossessed.
This recent poll conducted by local ABC 15 and Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights provides the most recent data in the Arizona Secretary of State’s race, the Treasurer’s race, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Attorney General’s races. Although Republicans are leading in every sector, we can take nothing for granted. Be sure to vote to guarantee they win. Early ballots are being mailed today. Polling places will be open 6am to 7pm on Election Day, Nov. 6.
The AZ Treasure’s debate was moderated by Horizon host Ted Simons.
Watch the State Treasurer debate by clicking this link. This video provides a revealing insight into the candidates, with Yee the obvious winner. Clearly the best qualified for the job, she deserves the votes of all rational Arizonans.