Our “Get To Know Your Candidate” series continues. In today’s column, San Tan Times is highlighting candidate for U.S. Senate, Kelli Ward. The seat is up for grabs as Senator Flake is not running for re-election. Flake has held the position since 2012.

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From The Kelli Ward Campaign

About Dr. Kelli Ward

Dr. Kelli Ward entered politics in 2012 when she was elected to the Arizona State Senate. While serving two terms in office, she continued to practice medicine in emergency departments in Lake Havasu City and Kingman, Arizona.

During her three years serving in the state legislature, Dr. Ward established a proven track record of passing legislation that supported small businesses, preserved the Second Amendment, decreased the size of government, fought the opioid crisis, protected vulnerable Arizona students, and increased school choice. Dr. Ward was one the most effective leaders in the Arizona Senate during her final year in office, getting 19 separate bills through the legislature and to the governor’s desk.

In July 2015, Dr. Ward announced her candidacy for the United States Senate, challenging 34-year incumbent Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary in the 2016 election. Despite being outspent 10-to-1, Dr. Ward held Sen. McCain to his lowest historical primary total ever at 51 percent.

In October 2016, Dr. Ward announced that she would run against Sen. Jeff Flake, one of President Trump’s loudest critics in the U.S. Senate, who has since decided that because he could not beat Dr. Ward in the primary election, he would leave the Senate at the end of his term. Dr. Kelli Ward believes in defending the Constitution, securing the border, repealing Obamacare, growing the economy, and fixing the disastrous VA system for our veterans.

Effective Leadership

Dr. Kelli Ward entered politics in 2012 when she was elected to the Arizona State Senate. During her three years serving in the state legislature, Dr. Ward established a proven track record of passing legislation that supported small businesses, preserved the Second Amendment, decreased the size of government, fought the opioid crisis, protected vulnerable Arizona students, and increased school choice. 

Border Security

Dr. Ward believes that national security begins with border security. She holds Congress and the past three administrations directly responsible for their unwillingness to secure the border, which was a failure on their part to fulfill the primary function of government – to protect its citizens. 

Healthcare

Dr. Ward has seen all sides of America’s healthcare system, from medical school to private practice to the emergency room, and beyond. She knows there is nothing wrong with our healthcare system that can be fixed by Washington politicians or scheming bureaucrats.

Tax Reform, Jobs, & Economy

Dr. Kelli Ward is a strong advocate for simplifying our nation’s tax code. She is proud to support President Trump and his bold tax reform agenda. As U.S. senator, Dr. Ward will work hand-in-hand with the president to advance meaningful, long-lasting tax reform that eliminates the complexity surrounding our current tax code.

Reducing the Federal Debt

Dr. Kelli Ward understands that the only way to stop Congress from putting our country deeper into debt every year is to get spending under control while promoting economic growth.

National Security

As a United States Senator for Arizona, Dr. Kelli Ward will do everything in her power to ensure America is protected against today’s real-world threats. The defense of our homeland, and the safety and security of every American citizen is a responsibility that Dr. Ward takes highly seriously.

For additional information regarding Kelli Ward’s platform and campaign, go online at:

www.kelliward.com

www.facebook.com/KelliWardAZ

www.twitter.com/kelliwardaz

www.youtube.com/channel/UCNMMVEB5YjA00yGCwGkTwkg

www.ballotpedia.org/Kelli_Ward

The series on candidates continues in Monday’s edition of the San Tan Times.

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