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2016 Arizona OST Congressional Survey

In late June 2016, AzCASE asked the Arizona candidates for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to complete a survey related to out-of-school time programs, and child health and nutrition. We are excited to share their responses with you, the Arizona out-of-school time community.

As a section 501(c)(3) organization, AzCASE does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Rather, we seek to educate the public about the views of candidates on these important issues.

Click here to download a copy of the survey. Not sure which district you’re in? Click here.



U.S. Senate




Representative Ann Kirkpatrick


“In my district, I have helped schools secure grants to help fund physical education programs as a part of after-school programs. After-school programs have proven critical and successful options to combating childhood obesity, particularly in rural and tribal areas, and I will continue to fight to ensure our children are always afforded these opportunities.”

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Senator John McCain


“Our State and local officials along with the federal government must make STEM education a top priority because it creates a pipeline for future innovation. Included in the Every Student Succeeds Act that I voted for is language that allows for at least 20 percent of the $1.65 billion in grant funding for STEM education to be spent on “well-rounded” STEM programs including afterschool STEM programs.”

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CD1District 1

Camp Verde, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Globe, Marana, Maricopa, Miami, Oro Valley, Sedona
Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Graham & Greenlee Counties
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Sheriff Paul Babeu


“Increased access to out of school programs should be made a priority. As a lawman, I understand the need to provide meaningful programs to keep kids off the streets and away from trouble…It is in the government’s and our communities’ interest to regularly fund these programs.”

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CD3District 3

Avondale, Buckeye, San Luis, South Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Santa Cruz County

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US Rep. Raúl Grijalva


“I believe all children regardless of their ethnic background, native language, immigration status, socio-economic status, or ability should have access to high-quality out-of-school time programs. Access to out-of-school time programs provides students with vital experiences that through enrichment activities which supplement classroom learning.”

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CD7District 7

Glendale, Guadalupe, Phoenix, Tolleson

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Joe Cobb


“The government-operated schools should conduct classes until parents can come home from work. There is no 21st Century reason to let schools out early, unless high school students have afternoon and evening jobs, in which case permitted release can be authorized by parents.”

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Eve Nuñez


“As an elected official, I will put Arizona’s children first by advocating for quality after-school programs for low income families. My view on access to out of school time are that they are vital to the mental and learning ability of children. Out of school time academic components and activities always compliment and enrich school standards and curriculum. ”

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CD9District 9

Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe
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Dave Giles


“I believe in the value of after school programs, whether it’s sports or academically based. I believe that when children are engaged in a good cause or program, they are less likely to make bad decisions and more likely to learn important principles like hard work, diligence, leadership, overcoming adversity, respect, and teamwork.”

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CD1: Ken Bennett, David Gowan, Gary Kiehne, Tom O’Halleran, Miguel Olivas, Wendy Rogers
CD2: Matt Heinz, Martha McSally,Victoria Steele
CD4: Paul Gosar, Ray Strauss, Mikel Weisser
CD5: Andy Biggs, Christine Jones, Justin Olson, Don Stapley, Talia Fuentes, Kinsey Remaklus
CD6: David Schweikert, Russ Wittenberg, W. John Williamson, Brian Sinuk
CD7: Ruben Gallego
CD8: Trent Franks, Clair Van Steenwyk
CD9: John Agra, Kyrsten Sinema
US Senate: Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, Clair Van Steenwyk
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