MeetKenBennett; Candidate For Governor


Our “Get To Know Your Candidate” series continues. In this ongoing series, we are highlighting candidate for Governor, Ken Bennett The incumbent candidate in this election is Doug Ducey who has held the position since 2015.

The following information is provided strictly by the candidate. San Tan Times will not tell you who you should vote for, we simply want you to vote. 

From The Ken Bennett Campaign

Ken Bennett’s Plans: 

  • Protect Your Money
  • Protect the Border
  • Protect Schools
  • Protect 2A rights


Ken will demand a structurally balanced budget with a $1 billion rainy day fund. Ken was the President of the Senate in 2007 and successfully fought for this with a Democrat Governor:

  • A 10% across the board cut in personal income taxes.
  • Largest increase to education funding.

Protect Arizona – Build the Wall

Ken will issue effective terms of engagement to the National Guard to stop the illegal activity across our border. He will fully support President Trump’s priority to build the wall.

School Safety Operation Plan

As a candidate for Governor of Arizona, I am announcing my School Safety Operation Plan that will not remove guns but will put guns where necessary to protect our children. The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. 

My first order as Governor will be to create a task force that will focus on student safety in our schools during manmade and natural emergencies with an emphasis on the worst case scenario – to control a school during an active shooter situation. This task force must include emergency response personnel, facility emergency operational control experts, infrastructure specialists, and facility hardening analysts.

My guidance will include requiring school personnel to complete training to equip them with basic emergency operational control skills. We currently require school personnel to learn skills like CPR so they can help in the first critical minutes until professionals arrive. This same principle must be applied when a crazed gunmen are shooting at our students and staff. 

I will recommend as a starting point the Faculty / Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response (FASTER) program in Ohio that trains ‘willing, competent, and capable’ staff members in armed response, crisis management, emergency medical aid, and carrying firearms in schools.

I support tax credits for staff willing to be armed in the schools.

I support putting Law Enforcement officers into schools especially when a viable threat is identified to give immediate protection for our students while a threat is analyzed.

I will require a proactive component to address the infrastructure needs of our school facilities during an emergency and of students with severe mental health issues. I will address the difficult issue of tracking severe mental health issues instead of who is getting a gun. Our teachers must be able to focus on educating our children.

The current administration’s Severe Threat Orders of Protection (STOP) plan focuses too heavily on seizing guns. My plan restores the focus to protecting our children.

NAFTA – Full Repeal

Ken will support President Trump’s plan to repeal NAFTA. Arizona and the United States deserve ‘Fair’ trade.

Repeal Obamacare 

Ken wants a ‘thumbs-up’ on the full repeal of Obamacare. 

Ken supports the full repeal of the Obamacare Law which is the biggest job killer and destroyer of small business in U.S. History. The bill to fully repeal Obamacare exists and President Trump was waiting with pen in hand to sign it. Ken will tell the Senators to vote for the full repeal and stop robbing Peter to pay Paul.

For additional information regarding Ken Bennett’s platform and campaign, go online at:

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