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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

2010 Arizona Tea Party Dream Team: 4 Down, 1 to Go

Tea Party

Oh, boo, hoo. The Blog for Arizona commenters think I am being too tough on poor millionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey.

Let’s not forget that Ducey– along with fellow Teapublicans Governor Jan “Papers Please” Brewer, Department of Education Superintendent John “Thucydides” Huppenthal, Ken “Birther” Bennett, and Tom “Banned for Life by the SEC” Horne— were all elected during the Tea Party Astroturf Revolution of 2010. Since then, this group + the Teapublican Arizona Legislature have wreaked havoc on our state, passing, signing and otherwise enabling bad legislation.

After the recent Republican primary, Ducey is the only one left standing. In November, it’s time to dump Ducey. (Or #DumpADucey, as they are encouraging on Twitter.)

It’s time to clean house. It’s time to end this six-year nightmare that worked up the nativist fringe, while catering to the Koch Brothers, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Goldwater Institute. Ducey– along with the others– are too extreme for Arizona.

Recently, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal suggested that Arizona should establish a political ethnics commission. Looking at this disgraced group, I think it sounds like a great idea.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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