As a Senior Research Analyst for the Arizona Tax Research Association, I have worked diligently to hold the line against tax increases and to advocate for job-creating tax cuts. As your State Representative, I will continue this effort. I will protect your tax dollars. I will work to reduce the high tax burdens that repel businesses from the state--businesses that would put Arizonans to work. Arizona businesses pay the 10th highest property tax rate. As consumers we are also subject to the 6th highest sales tax. With these high taxes we send a clear signal that Arizona is "Closed for Business." I will fight to reduce taxes and reverse that message. To strengthen and diversify our economy, Arizona must be known as a freedom-loving state where hard work and ingenuity are well rewarded. We must display a firm commitment to the free market principles that made our nation great.