Clair Van Steenwyk

Clair  Van Steenwyk


  • NameClair Van Steenwyk
  • Party Affiliationrepublican


Office sought: U.S. Senate

Age: 65.

Employer and position: Political talk radio show host; retired food

industry executive.

Education: High school graduate. Attended college, studying business.

Political experience: None.

Top priority: Reinstitute U.S. Constitution as the law of the land;

secure U.S. borders; create an energy plan.

How would you use your position as an elected official to help businesses create jobs in Southern Arizona?

Meet with our legislators, city and county as well and ask them to restructure many of the license fee, codes etc. to help make us more business friendly not only for new business but established business as well.
Should the qualifications for Medicaid or AHCCCS be broadened to make more people eligible?


If you were in a position to vote on SB1070, would you have voted for or against it?


In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?

We need to restructure how all purchasing is done statewide with one buying office and take advantage of bulk purchasing power, similar to Costco/Walmart as I use to be in the Food Industry and that would cut the cost of all supplies by at least 30%.
Should local government fight to keep the Rosemont Copper Mine out or encourage the company to stay?

The Citizens I met with in Sonoita don't want it and they should have the final word.
What is the most important issue in your race?

The Government being Restored to a Constitutional Republic and all legislation both previously passed and new must be in compliance with it or rescinded and never passed and this includes closing Departments and Agencies such as Education, Energy, HUD, Interior, Commerce as well as OSHA, EPA and the Federal Reserve as well, and thereby these responsibilities will return to the States where they belong and also Close our Borders and begin the Deportation of All illegals including those with overstayed visas since that portion makes up over 50% of illegals in the country.


Race District Election Year Election Level Election Type Win
U.S. Senate Republican primary Statewide 2012 National Primary

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