Making Your Decision?
Are you researching your vote? If you listen to the candidates and review their work, we think you'll agree that Dr. Richard Carmona is the best choice. He'll be a strong independent voice as Arizona's next U.S. Senator. Take a few moments to learn more about Dr. Carmona and be sure to vote on Tuesday, November 6th.
Rich Carmona is a Special Forces veteran, Pima County Deputy Sheriff and the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. He served our state and our country as an independent. He earned the respect of Democrats and Republicans. Learn about Rich's background in this video or read his biography.
What People Are Saying
Here are some profiles and endorsements of Rich that offer an unbiased look at his campaign. You'll learn about his work and plans. We think you'll be convinced: Rich Carmona deserves your vote on Tuesday.
"You have to assume that someone with his background has a pretty practical, hard-nosed approach
on how to run things; a poor, hardscrabble childhood, a Special Forces medic in Vietnam with two
Purple Hearts and more, a surgeon, a nationally awarded SWAT team leader, the vice chairman of a
health company, and U.S. Surgeon General. He's a much better choice."
—Prescott Daily Courier
"Effective leadership will require being untethered to a rigid political ideology, and
cooperation among disparate political parties and agencies. We believe Richard Carmona is
the best person to earn and accept this responsibility."
—Arizona Daily Star
"Rich Carmona embodies pretty much all of the principles that my father held.
There’s no doubt that my dad viewed himself as a conservative, but he put serving
Arizona over serving any ideology. My dad's brand of conservatism is not reflected
by Flake or the modern-day Republican Party."
—Joanne Goldwater, eldest daughter of the late-Sen. Barry Goldwater
"Rich’s only commitment will be to making decisions based on reason and the best
science. He’s not running to keep a party in power, he’s running to serve Arizona."
—Former state Sen. Pete Hershberger (Republican)
"Rich's unwavering support for public safety issues and employees is
—Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs (AZCOPS)
"Some choices are difficult. This one is not. The differences between
the two candidates are stark. Carmona is easily the best choice."
—Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
"[Rich] served in the Bush administration as surgeon general. In August, the daughter of
former Sen. Barry Goldwater, one of Arizona’s most famous conservatives, endorsed Carmona,
praising him for his bipartisanship and support of women’s rights. The Daily Wildcat
endorses Carmona for Senate."
—AZ Daily Wildcat
"Carmona grew up in poverty, so he knows what it's like to struggle. He served his nation
in Vietnam, worked his way through medical school and served on Pima Country's SWAT team. He
became the nation's surgeon general and later was willing to testify before Congress that the
George W. Bush administration put politics before science. In short, Carmona has shown that he's
hard-working, courageous and independent—exactly the kind of guy the U.S. Senate needs."
"He is independent-minded on many fronts, a characteristic that has endeared him to
Republicans and Democrats alike. He is assertive and firm in his judgments, and he
makes himself well-versed on issues. Indeed, he is a candidate reminiscent of another time."
—The Arizona Republic