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Mark Yates

Phone: (623) 455-5926

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Mark Yates (R)

Candidate Info

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives

District:8

Political Affiliation: Republican

Age:46

Occupation:Software Architect

Family:Wife, Jessica, 4 Children, 1 Foster Daughter

Religious Preference:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

Why are you running?
I am a firm believer that this country and our Constitution were established by God. It is our privilege and duty as citizens to uphold and guard the freedoms protected by the Constitution. Over the last 100 years, government has chipped away at our freedoms. We need leaders in Washington with character and integrity who will fight for the needs and freedoms of the people, not special interests or political party. In Congress, I will fight to regain and preserve freedom for ourselves and our posterity. It required great men and women of character, willing to sacrifice everything, to create this country. It will require no less to ensure those freedoms into the future. Vote for citizen representation, vote Mark Yates for District 8.


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Survey Questions (Click to Expand)
  • 1.Moving Arizona out of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals into a newly established 12th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2.Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother
  • 3.Raising the federal minimum wage
  • 4.Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience
  • 5.Interpreting the U.S. Constitution in light of the present cultural context, rather than the original meaning of the text and intent of the framers
  • 6.Expanding background checks to include guns bought from private individuals
  • 7.Providing federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform or refer for abortions
  • 8.Prohibiting internet service providers from offering different services based on content, platforms, and websites (net neutrality)
  • 9.Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law
  • 10.Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year

Candidate Comments

  • Question 2: I support an amendment to the Constitution stating the human life begins at conception. An amendment will prevent the courts from overturning.
  • Question 3: I would support an increase in minimum wage comparable to COL only. Minimum wage was never intented to be a living wage.
  • Question 4: The right to act according to one's conscience is a fundamental right that should not be infringed except when necessary to protect health and safety.
  • Question 5: The framers provided means to amend the Constitution to account for changes in society and culture, there no need to "re-interpret" the meaning.
  • Question 7: I oppose using any federal funds for abortion.
  • Question 8: There is a lot of misunderstanding around net neutrality. Suffice to say, adding more government regulation is not a good idea.