Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Citizen endorses Patterson & Heinz for AZ House

Our Endorsement: Democrats Heinz, Patterson best for AZ House in District 29

Related news: AZ GOP fears Dems will win majority.

Tucson Citizen, Oct 7 08 (excerpts below)

TUCSON -- Only in District 29 did a southern Arizona incumbent legislator fail to make it out of the primary and into the general election.

The district's voters... sending Democrats Matt Heinz and Daniel Patterson to the state House of Representatives.

Heinz is a doctor... He would bring to the Legislature real-world knowledge and a strong advocacy for bettering health care.

Patterson, an ecologist... clearly has done his homework...

Patterson's signature issue, "economic justice" for South Side District 29's working families, resonates loudly in these shaky times.

He recognizes that Arizona's economic well-being is too tied to the sales tax, and has the guts to argue that further tax cuts are not a good idea given Arizona's spiraling budget deficit.

Also, he argues that an increase in the state's gas tax, which has been unchanged since 1996 and is the 10th-lowest in the nation, would increase needed revenues for transportation.

We particularly like his view on the state's prisons. Patterson believes "safe, smart cutbacks" are possible. He calls mandatory minimum sentencing rules set by the Legislature "a costly mistake" that force the state to lock up too many nonviolent offenders for too long.

The Tucson Citizen endorses Democrats Matt Heinz and Daniel Patterson for the state House of Representatives in District 29.


Anonymous said...


Recently an insurance company nearly wind up....

A bank is nearly bankrupt......filing chapter 11 protection.

How it affect you? Did you buy insurance? Did you buy mini note or bonds?

Who fault?

They bailout trouble finance company, but they will not bail out your credit card bills……You got no choice, and no point pointing finger but you can prevent similar things from happen again……

The top management of the Public listed company ( belong to "public" ) salary should be tied a portion of it to the shares price ( IPO or ave 5 years ).... so when the shares price drop, it don't just penalise the investors, but those who don't take care of the company.....If this rule is pass on, without any need of further regulation, all industries ( as long as it is public listed ) will be self regulated......because the top management will be concern about their own pay check……
Meanwhile if company was being acquired, there will be a great movement in terms of staff……eventually staff suffer also.
Some might feel that it sound stupid….. as there is long and Short position…but in reality there is still many different caliber CEO…..so there is still long and short…..They can ban short selling definitely they can do something about this.......

Are you a partisan?

Sign a petition to your favourite president candidate, congress member, House of representative again and ask for their views to not just comment on this, and what regulations they are going to commit and implementation the regulation, see who is hypocrite, which don’t implement after just mentioning in the election campaign.....If you agree on my point, please share with many people as possible.... Finance and Media are the two only industries can shaken politics ( Maybe Hackers can ), please help to highlight also...


Facebook, come and join as a friend and share with your friends…..

Art Jacobson said...


If you're elected, and particularly if Democrats control the House, what are your plans (if any) to reform or repeal Arizona's "right to work" law.

Do you have any idea about how to strengthen the union movement in Arizona?

Daniel R. Patterson said...

I will work closely with AZ labor leaders on 'right to work' reform, and trying to make labor laws stronger.