October 24, 2013
Every election season candidates must gather a number of signatures to qualify for the ballot – usually hundreds of them are required. And in case an opponent challenges them, candidates try to collect hundreds more signatures to ensure they are all valid.
Now it is easier to support candidates running for office by signing their petitions. You can sign them securely online.
Check it out and while you’re at it, if you reside within Legislative District 15, please sign mine.
Click here to find the link. Thank you for your support!
Unsure of your district? Find it here.
October 18, 2012
There are some nasty rumors flying around about Proposition 117. Here’s the story:
The Republican majority passed the legislation overwhelmingly during the 2012 legislative session – referring it to the ballot. Democrats and local governments opposed the measure. ATRA (Arizona Tax Research Association) and a united business community stand behind it.
The clear intent of Prop 117 is to do something to control property taxes, simplify the property tax system, and to bring additional daylight to the property tax decisions of local governments. The opponents of the measure will say anything to convince voters to defeat this measure. Unfortunately, opponents are making claims that it will shift property tax burdens to homeowners and seniors, that it will cripple emergency services and slow the economic recovery. These are all wholly false. Here’s what it will actually do: [Read more]
October 11, 2012
Here is how I plan to vote on the November Ballot Propositions. I will cover all of them, but the most important measures on the ballot to defeat are 204 and 121. We’ll cover those first in more detail. Click on the red links throughout for good supporting information:
Prop 121 - NO. This is often referred to as the “incumbent protection act” or the “jungle primary”. Here are several reasons why this is a terrible idea for AZ: [Read more]
August 18, 2012
AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Phoenix Chamber of Commerce – view list of endorsed candidates
East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance – Friend of Business – 96% rating
Realtors of Arizona PAC
Arizona Right to Life
Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
AzCDL (Arizona Citizens Defense League)
NFIB – National Federation of Independent Business
National Rifle Association – A- rating
Americans for Prosperity – Friend of the Taxpayer
Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants PAC
Arizona State Contractors Coalition
Arizona Farm Bureau Federation (AgPAC)
Arizona Multi-Housing Association
Goldwater Institute 2012 Legislative Report Card
July 14, 2012
- You’ve seen our big Nancy Barto for Senate road signs all over District 15, which now extends from Scottsdale Rd. to 67th Avenue, and Cactus in some places to Carefree Hwy.
- Need a yard sign? Call or e-mail to receive a Nancy Barto for Senate yard sign for the General Election. E-mail me at NancyBarto@cox.net or 602-569-4742 and we will drop one by. [Read more]
October 2, 2010
The Arizona Republic endorses Barto for State Senate
In the Senate race in Legislative District 7, the Democrats have a strong candidate in Eric Shelley. He’s well versed in the issues, but he doesn’t make a sufficient case to replace the experience of Rep. Nancy Barto.
Barto, appointed to the House in 2006 after David Burnell Smith’s ouster, has built a record of accomplishment. She’s ready for the move to the Senate. [Read more]
September 9, 2010
NFIB/Arizona praises lawmaker for her 100-percent, pro-small business voting record
PHOENIX, Ariz., August 31, 2010 – The political action committee of Arizona’s leading small business association today announced its endorsement of Rep. Nancy Barto for election to the open Legislative District 7 seat in the Arizona Senate.
“Rep. Barto has a fundamental appreciation of the fact that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses, but instead have distinctively different difficulties in remaining solvent,” said Farrell Quinlan, NFIB/Arizona state director, who listed taxes (more than 80 percent of small business owners are single filers, meaning personal, not corporate, tax rates matter more to them), healthcare (less than half of small business owners in America can afford it), and regulations (small business owners pay almost twice as much to comply with the same regulation as big businesses do) as the three biggest differences. [Read more]
July 29, 2010
Barto well-spoken and gets the job done
Ray Barnes and Nancy Barto have spots in any legislative trivia contest. Barto replaced the first legislator to be removed from office for Clean Election violations. Barnes suffered a heart attack on the House floor, his life saved by an intern who knew CPR.
Now the two District 7 representatives are facing off in the district’s Senate Republican primary, along with two other candidates. This isn’t a race pitting a moderate against a conservative. Both are solid conservatives. The choice for voters comes down to style and effectiveness. [Read more]
June 3, 2010
Following the “mother” of all years for change with both the election of President Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress, Americans are waking up to what all this change really means:
Unprecedented deficit spending and job-killing tax hikes to keep the spending pace going strong -government takeover of the health care, banking and auto industries, turning national security into a discussion of how bad America is rather than protecting us from radical Islamic terrorists - even balking at Arizona’s efforts to secure our border!
These and other concerns are driving folks to get involved again in their government. That’s a good thing! They’re not only waking up - they’re pushing for new, committed leadership in Washington who will listen and do what is right for America. [Read more]
July 1, 2008
Thank You for visiting my website.
The deep-rooted weeds and crab grass we battle in our yards can teach us something about the strength of grass roots. As one of those grassroots voices in our community before running for office, I believe it is not only possible, but necessary, for those who care about our future to make a positive difference in government by staying engaged and not giving up.
Arizona is a great state deserving great state government leadership. With your support I will continue to carry your grass roots voice to the Arizona Senate.
Thank you for joining me in making our voices heard.
All the best,