Election season 2020 is getting into full swing, and we’re excited that there has been a surge in Republican women running for public office. Here at FFL, we like to celebrate the conservative women running for office and give our readers and their potential voters a look at what they stand for. 

The filing date for the congressional races for 2020 in Arizona recently passed. There is one Republican woman running for the Senate and four running for the House of Representatives. Arizona will host Congressional primaries on August 4, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020.

Martha McSally (Senate Special Election)

After being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jon Kyl, who  was serving in the interim after the death of John McCain, Martha McSally will compete in a Special Election to finish out the seat’s term.  She is expected to win the primary, and is expected to face Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords. McSally served in the Air Force and previously served Arizona in the House of Representatives. She’s voted along party lines for the most part and has been supportive of President Trump. She opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s life. McSally supports repealing the Affordable Care Act and securing the border. She holds a masters degree in government from Harvard. 

Tiffany Shedd (AZ-01)

Tiffany Shedd is running in the Republican primary for District 1, which is currently held by Democrat Tom O’Halleran. Shedd is a lawyer, previously worked as a bilingual kindergarten teacher, and is passionate about securing the border. She’s a mother of three, a home-schooler,  and lives less than a hundred miles from the US-Mexico border. She is a youth pistol instructor who supports the 2nd Amendment and wants to prevent the liberal attempt to abolish private healthcare. She’s been endorsed by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, former Sen. Jon Kyl, Rep. Elise Stefanik, and Rep. Dan Crenshaw. 

Anne Marie Ward (AZ-04)

Anne Marie Ward is a Republican woman challenging Republican incumbent Paul Gosar in District 4. She is a former small business owner, a lifelong Arizonian, a mother of two, and traces her lineage to patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War. Ward holds a doctorate in leadership and is passionate about the need for young, fresh leadership. She supports lowering the national deficit, targeting the opioid crisis, supporting affordable healthcare, and protecting the 2nd Amendment. She is pro-life and supports Trump. 

Nina Becker (AZ-07)

Nina Becker is competing to take the seat from Democrat incumbent Ruben Gallego. They were the only two candidates to file (and receive enough signatures) for this particular race. Not much is available online about Becker, though one campaign website identifies her as a “community activist” and “caregiver.”  Her self-provided response on the AZ voter website reads, “I am running for office in congressional district 7. I speak Spanish and have been volunteering in the district for a long time. I want to give the people a choice and a voice to be heard and respected. I respect all opinions. Thank you for voting.”

Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)

Debbie Lesko is the incumbent Republican representative for District 8 and faces no Republican challenger. She is currently the only female member of the House Freedom Caucus and first entered Congress in 2018, though she previously served in the Arizona state senate. Lesko is a mother of three, grandmother of four, a member of the NRA, and serves on the House of Judiciary Committee. She thinks Obamacare has been a disaster, supports increased border security, and says she’s never seen a tax she didn’t want to cut. She is pro-life and believes life begins at conception. 

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member