Section 1: Biography
Name: Paul Mosley
Specific office running for (include district): AZ House LD5
Address: Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Campaign Phone: 928-208-8129
Campaign E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign Website: www.votemosley.com
Twitter handle: @PaulMosleyAZ
Facebook address: www.facebook.com/paulmosley.az/
Occupation: Certified Financial Planner
Previous occupations: Insurance Agent, Financial Services Professional, Sales Development Manager, Dedicated Life Consultant, Financial Advisor
Education: B.S. Business Management, Marriott School of Management – Brigham Young University, A.A.S. Economics, Brigham Young University – Idaho
Family: wife: Brynley; children: SAM, Lydia, Cosette, Eliza Jane, Brielle, Portia
What is your party registration and how long have you been registered as a member of that party: Republican – life
Previous public offices you’ve sought/held: n/a
Clubs/Organizations you currently belong to: Lake Havasu Republican Men’s club, Young Republicans,
Are you using public funds in your campaign: Y/N – No
Section 2: Getting to know you
- If you could sum up your platform with three key issues, what would they be: I always say that there are three reasons a Republican is born to lower taxes, shrink the size of government and keep the free market free. I’ll do everything in my power to listen, work with others and get good legislation accomplished and stop bad legislation that don’t align with my principals, values and that of my constituents.
- Name one achievement, either professionally or personally, which you are most proud of: My family
- What are your thoughts on the current Presidential election : I am supporting the Republican nominee
Section 3: ISSUES
1. What are your thoughts on Arizona’s sharing economy, specifically, do you believe that it needs more regulation or less regulation: I believe that there is too much regulation and there is room to streamline and to lessen some regulation in some areas.
2. What are your views on companies like Uber and Lyft? Do you think there is merit in the argument that commercial hotels and car services are making that the sharing economy needs more regulation: The American Dream is being realized between Airbnb, Uber, Lyft and other companies. It is Americanism and Capitalism at its best working to keep the wheels of our economy going. Competition is good for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
3. Name two areas where you believe there is too much Government regulation (either on a state or federal level): I believe that our public schools have too much government regulation and I believe that the EPA on the Federal level has way too much government regulation.
4. Do you believe that crony capitalism is a problem in Arizona? If so, how would you change that: No
5. Recently, many companies have left Arizona citing the lack of an employable workforce. Do you see this to be a true problem in Arizona and if so, what do you think can be done to fix it: If it is true than we need to raise the bar of our education by having more choice and more competition in education.
6. Subsidies have become prevalent in our economy, often times artificially supporting an entire industry for extended periods of time. What are your views on subsidies: Picking winners and losers is not the government’s job like picking solar over other more efficient and less expensive energy.
7. Is there an Arizona industry which you believe relies too much on subsides: Yes, Solar.
8. Do you think that Arizona should lower its corporate property tax with the goal of encouraging new businesses to move here? If so, what do you think the new rate should be: Whenever possible we need to lower taxes in any area so that we can create economic growth and bring more jobs to Arizona. The best thing that we can do is lower the state income tax as it is only 15% of the revenue base right now and corporate income tax is only 2.9% of the revenue base for the state.
For more information about Paul’s campaign, visit his website at www.votemosley.com.
Paul Mosley is running for LD5 House against: Regina Cobb, Jennifer Jones, Sam Medrano, Leo Biasiucci ( G ), and Beth Weisser ( D )