The Goddard FamilyThank you for visiting my website.  I am running for Arizona Secretary of State because the Arizona we want is not the Arizona we’re getting. An increase in big money in politics is silencing citizens’ voices. Bills like HB 2305 threaten important voter rights. Others like SB 1062 hold us up to National ridicule.

I am running to help restore Arizona to be the nationally respected, innovative and inclusive place it has been for most of its 102 years. I believe my experience as a Navy veteran, in law enforcement and making government really work at the local, state and federal level prepare me for this challenge.

Terry Goddard

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Independent Voter Suppression

Independents are the largest group of voters in Arizona, but their votes are being suppressed by a legislature, governor and secretary of state desperate to maintain the status quo. Please take a moment to read how and why this is happening and what I will do to make sure Independents enjoy the same rights and opportunities as Republicans and Democrats.

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For his “unwavering support for public safety issues”

AZCOPS.jpgTerry Goddard received another major endorsement in his campaign for Arizona Secretary of State. AZCOPS, the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs, in announcing their support stated, “Your unwavering support for public safety issues and public employees is deeply appreciated by our members throughout Arizona.”

“Having served as Arizona Attorney General, fighting against the cartel agents who were smuggling money, people and drugs across our southern border, I know it will take law enforcement experience to stop anonymous dark money that is trying to buy Arizona votes,” said Goddard. “That is why I am particularly proud to have the support and endorsement of the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs for my campaign for Secretary of State. I value the contributions made by these men and women of law enforcement every day.”

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AZ Central | Ariz. secretary of state candidates discuss dark money

by Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | 11:16 a.m. MST July 21, 2014

Compton letter

(Photo: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg)

So-called dark money — contributions from groups that are not obliged by law to disclose their donors — is showing up in political campaigns and fueling the debate about transparency in politics.

The Republic asked the candidates: As secretary of state, what, if anything, would you do to address dark money?

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