A Proven Record of Results
Violent drug cartels, human trafficking, rapes, fentanyl in our communities and schools, and record opioid deaths are the direct result of failed open border policies. Enough is enough. As a Representative, I have a record of standing with our sheriffs to secure the border. I will continue to fight for the rule of law, a secure border, and a safer Arizona. Period.
As the only candidate with a child currently attending public district school in LD4, I am alarmed by the low-test scores and lack of focus on our children’s academic progress and emotional well-being. With student verbal and math achievement on the decline by as much as 11%, we are in danger of losing an entire generation. As a State Representative, I consistently supported quality educational choices and accountability so no child is left struggling in school. I will continue to build on that record by putting our children, parents, and families first and requiring that school boards do the same or face financial and legal consequences.
Back the Blue
“The system is failing us.” These are the words of a young widow eulogizing her hero police officer husband killed in the line of duty a few months ago. She’s right. It is time to stop defunding the police and start defending them. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General, I understand government’s number one job is to keep us safe. I will always prioritize public safety resources so our men and women in blue have the tools they need to do their jobs.
Pro-Business and Job Growth
The failed policies of the Biden administration are hitting us where it hurts – at the gas pump and in the grocery store. In these difficult times, leaders must be especially vigilant about protecting hard-working Arizonans from out-of-control government spending and high taxes. As your Representative, I stood firm against government waste and attempts to raise your taxes and gas prices. As a small business owner, I understand that low taxes and less regulation are essential for an economy that benefits all Arizona families.
The right to vote in free and fair elections is the most fundamental right we have to preserve our freedom. The radical left has us showing vaccine cards and driver’s licenses to go to a restaurant but they don’t want voter ID laws. Why? It is time for the fraud and hypocrisy to end by requiring valid identification for every voter.
There is no greater human right than the right to life and I will continue to fight to protect the life and health of preborn children and their mothers.
MARIA’S RECORD AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
LAWS DRAFTED AND SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE SYMS
HB2268 Mandatory Sexual Assault Kit Testing:
Clearing a 6000+ untested rape kit backlog leading to multiple convictions, making our communities safer, and giving dignity and justice to women and victims.
HB2270 and HB2271 Veterans Service Counts Laws:
Removing occupational barriers to our Veterans can transition to the civilian workforce.
HB2269 Restitution to Victims:
Requiring convicted criminals to give restitution to victims first.
HB2444 Sexual Assault Advocacy Privilege:
Protecting privacy of victims of sexual assault.
HB 2107 Prescription Drug Pricing Patient Protection Act:
Lowering the costs of prescription drugs by allowing pharmacists to inform patients of lower priced payment options.
HB2053 Online Sexual Extortion Penalties:
Making it a crime for sexual predators to extort our children for online sexual photographs, videos or acts.
HB2522 Pam's Law:
Closing a loophole that allowed a serial DUI offender driving on a suspended license to get off with a slap on the wrist after killing a young Chandler mother and seriously injuring her two young children.
SB1273 Small Business Regulatory Reform:
Helps small businesses by permitting motions for summary judgment and encouraging settlement conferences in administrative appeals on unemployment insurance claims.
HB2020 – Sexual Assault Victim Non-Disclosure Agreements:
Closes the sexual predator loophole of nondisclosure agreements so victims can come forward and stop the Weinsteins and Nassars of the world form preying on others.
ABOUT MARIA SYMS
Maria Syms has called Arizona her home for more than 20 years. The mother of three children, Syms cares deeply about making Arizona better for current and future generations. Her career as a State Representative, Assistant Attorney General, Assistant United States Attorney, Paradise Valley Town Councilwoman, and private attorney, demonstrates her hard work and advocacy for opportunities that will make Arizona a leader in job growth, education and security for our families now and in the future.
Syms is a fighter for the conservative values that matter for Arizona families – strong border security, educational choice, lower taxes and regulations, and safer communities. Syms’ signature legislation helped victims of sexual abuse and assault, lowered prescription drug costs for hardworking Arizonans, provided support to veterans seeking to transition to the civilian workforce, and protected small businesses from predatory lawyers pursuing frivolous lawsuits. Syms has a proven record of leadership and will continue to put Arizona families first.