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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Arizona

Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and nearly all credible experts say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Still, false information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to fossil fuels. Many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation and confusion about the climate. While fossil fuel companies are generating enormous profits, we ultimately will bear the costs associated with extreme weather and rising sea levels. Representatives for Arizona in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve the issue. We've researched every district and made it easy for you to lookup your representatives' positions on climate. Enter an address in the form below to find your House representative.

Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on Climate

There are 435 representatives in the U.S. House and 100 in the Senate. Enter an address to find your district's representatives and their positions on climate.
Senate Arizona senator John McCain unfortunately showed weak leadership on climate change, saying "I just leave the issue alone because I don’t see a way through it."  That said, in recent years, the late Senator McCain resumed attempts to bridge party gaps and make progress on the issue of climate change. He is said to have sought 'common-sense solutions' to address climate change. Jon Kyle filled the late McCain's seat, but has shown no real support for any path to progress on climate. Arizona senator Jeff Flake has a terrible record on the environment and climate change.  Flake is vacating the seat, so there will be a race to fill it in the coming election. Martha McSally, who has a bad record of voting against efforts to solve climate change, is running for Flake's seat. Also running is Kyrsten Sinema, who has a more favorable voting record. Arizona has the opportunity to send better representation on climate change to Washington in coming years.
 
District 1: Tom O'Halleran represents the district with a mixed message and record on climate. He says climate change needs to be addressed, but has been non-committal on particular solutions.
District 2: Martha McSally represents the district with a record of voting against solving climate change. She is running for the Senate, leaving room for another candidate to step up.
District 3: Raul M. Grijalva represents district 3 with a favorable view towards addressing climate change.
District 4: Paul Gosar represents district 4 with an ignorant view towards climate change.
Further, 'global warming' now known as 'climate change' is likely not in our control in any event. Historical records clearly demonstrate vast temperature swings long before Man arrived, from temperate zones in Alaska to ice ages in New York - Paul Gosar, District 4 Arizona
District 5: Andy Biggs represents district 5 by advocating ignorant viewpoints on climate change. He spreads disinformation and debunked conspiracy theories about climate change.
District 6: David Schweikert represents Arizona district 6 by denying climate science.
You know, I think I have a reasonably good statistics background. And I have not sat there with pages and pages of data. But when you think about the complexity of a worldwide system and the amount of data you'd have to capture, and how you adjust for a sunspot, and how you adjust for a hurricane and I think it's incredibly arrogant for the Al Gores of the world to stand up and say the world is coming to an end. - David Schweikert
District 7: Raul M. Grijalva represents Arizona district 7 with a favorable record of talk and action on the environment.
Strong action on climate change produces real benefits for our environment & economy. Walking away from the #Paris agreement is a mistake. - Raul M. Grijalva
District 8: Trent Franks represented Arizona district 8 with a position of denial, saying he has not seen enough enough evidence that climate change exists. He resigned, and the seat is currently vacant.
District 9: Kyrsten Sinema represents Arizona district 9. She has a favorable record on the environment and is a centrist not saying too much on climate change. She is running for Flake's senate seat, leaving the seat open for several candidates attempting to enter the race.

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