2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Nine candidates participated in forum

Candidates Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal, Barry Hess, Christine Jones, John Mealer, Al Melvin, Frank Riggs. and Scott Smith answered questions most important to Arizona citizens – education; job creation; land, water and open spaces; infrastructure; healthcare; and young talent. More →

Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
Recognizing Public Servants

The Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards were created to honor Gabe Zimmerman, director of community outreach for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The statewide competition recognizes outstanding non-elected public servants. More →

2014 Election Information
Your voice counts. Let it be heard.

It's your chance to cast your vote for leaders and representatives who will impact Arizona's future. Stay information about important dates and information for the 2014 Election. Let your voice be heard. More →

Read the Report

Take Action Today

Start by reading The Arizona We Want 2.0  report, which identifies eight citizen goals that describe The Arizona We Want and provides a strong foundation for the ongoing research and activities of the Institute.

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Take the Surveys


The Gallup Arizona Poll and the 2012 Arizona Civic Health Index are available online. We invite you to take one or both of the surveys for yourself. When you have completed your responses, the automated system will let you see immediately how similar or different your responses are from those of your fellow Arizonans.

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Become an AZ Advocate

AZ Advocates

The Institute is mobilizing both individual citizens and key partner organizations that are committed to Arizona's future by championing the citizens' agenda identified by the Gallup Arizona Poll and the Arizona Civic Health Index.

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Candidate Questions & Tools

AZ Advocates Toolbox

Have access to materials and resources to assist your participation efforts in support of the Arizona We Want 2.0 citizens' agenga.

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In the news
Expect high-level campaigns

The Arizona Republic
The Arizona We Want Institute gubernatorial forum foreshadows debate focused on issues in race for governor that will have voters marking ballots with confidence, not dread. Read More →

Drastic tax talk at governor's forum

The Arizona Republic
The remarks at a gubernatorial forum hosted by the Arizona We Want Institute revealed contrasting plans for the state's fiscal future. Read More →

3 importent ways to help candidates stick to the issues

The Arizona Republic / Lattie Coor
In a democracy, every election is important. There are several reasons to believe the 2014 election in Arizona is especially so. Read More →