ISSUES

WHERE RENE STANDS

ADDRESSING INFLATION

In the past few years, the current Federal administration has increased the costs of Coal and Natural Gas that is causing major increases in the rates we are all having to pay across the country.  Along with the wasteful use of Colorado River water by California, we have lost approximately 40% of our hydro generating capacity from Hoover Dam.  I will work to ensure that only necessary costs of operations, maintenance and cost effective reliable sources of energy are passed onto the rate payers.

ENERGY RELIABILITY

I believe that a diverse energy portfolio is in the best interests of stability and cost effectiveness for Arizona’s long term future.  All forms of energy production should be on the table for use.  Some specifics are; Hydro, Nuclear, Coal, and Natural Gas, and in that order of  priority for base load.

SECURING ARIZONA’S FUTURE

For variable energy production, which is used to meet peaking and supplemental energy demands, I see Natural Gas and Solar as the two main viable options in the immediate term.  Long term, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) or other forms (i.e. batteries, GeoThermal, etc.) could be utilized once they have been proven safe, cost effective, and reliable.

ADDRESSING INFLATION

In the past few years, the current Federal administration has increased the costs of Coal and Natural Gas that is causing major increases in the rates we are all having to pay across the country.  Along with the wasteful use of Colorado River water by California, we have lost approximately 40% of our hydro generating capacity from Hoover Dam.  I will work to ensure that only necessary costs of operations, maintenance and cost effective reliable sources of energy are passed onto the rate payers.

ENERGY RELIABILITY

I believe that a diverse energy portfolio is in the best interests of stability and cost effectiveness for Arizona’s long term future.  All forms of energy production should be on the table for use.  Some specifics are; Hydro, Nuclear, Coal, and Natural Gas, and in that order of  priority for base load.

SECURING ARIZONA’S FUTURE

For variable energy production, which is used to meet peaking and supplemental energy demands, I see Natural Gas and Solar as the two main viable options in the immediate term.  Long term, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) or other forms (i.e. batteries, GeoThermal, etc.) could be utilized once they have been proven safe, cost effective, and reliable.

SECOND AMENDMENT

The Constitution makes it clear: The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I believe we are a safer society when we respect Americans’ rights to defend themselves. Overbearing gun laws just keep firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens and do nothing to prevent criminals from obtaining them. Accordingly, curbing Second Amendment rights will not make us safer.