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Be the change in 2020!

Scott Menor

Independent candidate running to represent Arizona's Fifth Congressional District

About Me

I moved to Arizona in 1990. After graduating from Mountain Pointe High School, I earned concurrent bachelors degrees in mathematics and microbiology from Arizona State University.

Scientist

I have a MS in microbiology (specializing in virology and immunology) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and completed my PhD in physics from Arizona State University.

I was a research professor in high performance computing and have worked extensively with distributed systems, control theory, and machine learning.

Entrepeneur

After working in academic research, I ventured off on my own to start a company with a friend. That grew from a web design firm into Roambotics, a contract engineering firm with some pretty ambitious aspirations.

Activist

I've been politically active for years. I care deeply about the way things are and feel a strong sense of duty to pay forward and ensure that others will have the opportunities I've been lucky enough to have.

Why am I running?

There are a great many things wrong with our country today, and I believe that if you see a problem and you can do something about it, you have a moral obligation and duty to do so, so I am running for Congress, and otherwise trying to move things in the right direction.

Of the people

Our government comes from us. If it is dysfunctional, it is because we have allowed it to become so.

By the people

If we want to fix things and to make government work for us, we have to work to make it so ourselves.

For the people

Government shouldn't be a tool to siphon taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the super rich. It should and can work for us.


Issues

Education

Investment in public education reliably pays off better than almost any other use of taxpayer dollars. Even from a purely selfish perspective, we should spend more on teachers and students.

Our state constitution specifies that university education should be «as nearly free as possible» – we need to make it so once again.

Healthcare

We spend more and get worse care than the majority of other developed countries.

There are many factors that drive up our healthcare costs. It won't be trivial to fix, but we are the United States of America. If they can do it better, so can we..

Justice Reform

By attaching a profit motive to putting people in prison, there is a strong perverse incentive to lobby Congress to pass laws that make more people felons – robbing people of their liberty and their rights to vote, sign petitions, and even to have a good job and place to live. This is wrong and has to be stopped.

Energy

We are the Valley of the Sun. We should be leading the nation in solar energy production. I will do everything in my power to ensure that markets are not distorted and that solar energy is priced properly, and power companies like SRP and APS will buy back excess production at the appropriate market price.

Immigration

We shouldn’t have completely open borders, but people who are qualified, capable, and hard workers who believe in the American Dream should be welcomed here. We are a nation of immigrants. It is one of our greatest strengths. Limiting immigration blindly is pouring acid on our foundations.

Taxes

We shouldn’t have completely open borders, but people who are qualified, capable, and hard workers who believe in the American Dream should be welcomed here. We are a nation of immigrants. It is one of our greatest strengths. Limiting immigration blindly is pouring acid on our foundations.

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