Jevin Hodge

Arizona’s 1st (AZ - 01)

Updated: October 4, 2022

Overview

David Schweikert puts himself first and the people last. He is a walking, talking ethics scandal and is only in Congress to line his own pockets. Voters in the district are ready for change if they recognize a viable alternative. Jevin Hodge’s record as a business leader who wants to work with both parties and Schweikert’s multiple convictions for repeated ethics violations resonate with voters in the district. More voters need to know about both Schweikert’s corruption convictions and Jevin Hodge.

Summary

Voters in the Phoenix media market, including Latino voters, need to see on broadcast, cable, and OTT/CTV and through digital ads – especially YouTube – and direct mail that David Schweikert is a corrupt, career politician only looking out for himself in contrast to Jevin Hodge, a business executive and community leader who is tired of the dysfunction in Washington and will work with both parties to cut costs and taxes.

  • Schweikert has been fined $175,000 by two different oversight bodies (House Ethics Committee and FEC) after admitting to 11 different ethics and campaign finance violations, involving:
    • Taxpayer dollars being used for Super Bowl tickets
    • Illegal campaign contributions
    • Using taxpayer money on his campaign
    • Flying first class
    • Dry cleaning bills
    • Using taxpayer-funded staff to babysit his kid 
    • Trying to hide a “whole bunch of dinners in D.C.” by calling them “consulting”
  • Jevin Hodge is a business leader and Head Start Executive who has deep roots in the community.
    • He is the President of the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, one of Arizona’s longest-running Head Start facilities. 
  • Jevin Hodge thinks Washington is dysfunctional with nothing but fighting. In Congress, he will work to modernize the tax system, concentrate on helping small businesses grow, and work with both parties to cut energy prices for Arizona families.

Voters across the district who are likely to be persuadable on choice need to receive mail about:

  • Schweikert called himself 100% pro-life and celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to end Roe v. Wade. 
  • Schweikert supports allowing states to ban abortion with no exceptions and throwing doctors and nurses in jail.
  • Schweikert supports a national abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.
  • Schweikert even voted against protecting access to contraception.

Newly registered voters and infrequent voters who are most likely to support Jevin when they learn about him should receive mail about:

  • Jevin Hodge has a trememdous amount of local and national support from a variety of validating individuals and organizations
  • Jevin Hodge is a business leader and Head Start Executive who has deep roots in the community.
    • He is the President of the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, one of Arizona’s longest running Head Start facilities.

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Additional Resources

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, an Arizona judge ruled that a 121-year-old abortion ban in Arizona must be enforced. The ban mandates two- to five-year prison sentences for doctors and anyone who helps a woman get an abortion.




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