Name: Tom O’Halleran
Current position: None
Previous position: Arizona State Senator from Arizona District 1 (2007-2009) and member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001-2006
Future position: Running for Congress Arizona’s 1st Congressional District
Political party: Democratic
Interesting tidbit: Changed his party registration from Republican to Independent in 2014.
Fully fund the Office of Congressional Ethics, provide the subpoena powers to the Office of Congressional Ethics, and more authority to investigate members of Congress.
If the government shuts down, legislators should not draw a salary while the government is shut down and salary should not be reinstated.
Calls for Congress to work 5 days/week not including fundraising
Freezing Congressional pay and Congressional office budgets
Pass campaign finance reform; increasing disclosure. Limit the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
Prevent lobbyists from being a part of campaign organizations and finance committees.
Extend the ban on legislators from returning as lobbyists to five years.
Prevent luxury trips and from being reimbursed for first class travel.
Members of Congress would be required to disclose their official work schedule in an electronic format.
Opposes privatizing Social Security and a Medicare voucher program
Supports giving veterans medical treatment outside of the VA on the VA’s dime
Supported all-day kindergarten in Arizona legislature
Invest in vocational training
Supports immigration reform that secures the border, keeps families together, and meets the needs of the economy.
Supports the DREAM Act