Sen. Al Melvin is considering a much larger role in Arizona politics as he forms an exploratory committee for governor.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:00 am
Consider Rep. Melvin’s statement that “Wind and solar are nice, but they cannot power private sector industry more than the 1 to 2 percent they are doing now.”
Senator Al Melvin
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 am
Response to Al Melvin’s column in the Oct. 19 edition of The Explorer.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:00 am
As a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives,
I would like to address comments made by state Senator Al Melvin
while appearing on KVOI’s early morning talk show (Wake up Tucson)
on Dec. 12th.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:00 am
After reading Mrs. Grimes interview with Captain Al, and then reading the article about how he continues to defend corporate welfare, I can only hope (tongue in check) that Captain Al will be the nominee for Governor on the Republican ticket.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:00 am
All constituents, Democrat, Independent or Republican are invited to join Senator Al Melvin as he addresses current and relevant Legislative District 11 and Arizona State issues. LD 11 Representatives Steve Smith and Adam Kwasman have been invited to attend, as well as Pinal County Elected Officials: Sheriff Paul Babeu, District 4 Supervisor Anthony Smith, Assessor Douglas Wolf, County Attorney Lando Voyles, Recorder Virginia Ross, School Superintendent Jill Broussard, and Clerk of the Superior Court Chad Roche. The County Officials who are able to attend may briefly address important issues within their respective offices. Question and answer period will follow.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:00 pm
This is a critical election and there are major differences
between my opponent and me. Essentially, her positions are too
extreme for our district and our state, while I prefer commonsense
solutions to the problems we face.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:13 pm
Over the weekend, golf legend Phil Mickelson told reporters ‘drastic changes’ are ahead for him because of high taxes in his home state of California. In November, voters there raised the state sales tax and increased taxes on high-achievers. Mickelson estimated he is now paying more than 60% of his income in taxes.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:18 pm
Arizona State Sen. Al Melvin endorsed Wil Cardon's bid for the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:00 am
Al Melvin (Melvin thinks bold ideas will carry him in governor’s race...May 1, 2013) would make a perfect governor for Arizona, thereby keeping alive an almost unbroken 30-year record of intellectual midgets in that office.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:00 am
It is only through the good graces of Thelma Grimes, Editor at
The Explorer Newspaper, that I have the opportunity to respond to a
bizarre letter from my colleague, Vic Williams. Let’s get to the
nub of V. Williams’ letter.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:00 am
You, an LD 11 voter and reader of the Explorer newspaper, deserve to know the truth about Arizona K-12 public education funding, energy, nuclear recycling and all subjects being debated during this election cycle. I am writing about these three specific subjects because they have appeared in recent political ads and letters to the editor. I want you to know the truth about them.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:00 am
The front page of today’s (June 19) Explorer certainly offered a study in contrasts between two men. First, there was the heartwarming feature story about the retirement of Safeway manager Mike Hennings, whom I don’t know but who sounded like a really compassionate, dedicated individual. On the other hand, there was the article about the new state budget and Medicaid expansion plan. Sen. Al Melvin was quoted bemoaning the fact that 15 rational Republicans had the audacity to seek a compromise with Democrats so the state could expand health care coverage to the needy at basically no cost to the state. (The federal government would pay for the bulk of the cost, with Arizona hospitals—who supported the expansion—picking up the rest.)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:00 pm
A race between two Republicans for a Senate nomination in
District 26 has been identified as potentially pivotal for the
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:00 pm
The Explorer has offered space to Senate District 26 Republican
candidates Pete Hershberger and Al Melvin.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm
Our current state senator, Al Melvin, has once
again demonstrated how out of touch he is with the values of LD-26
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:00 am
The June 26th issue of the Explorer included a Thelma Grimes editorial that was both factually inaccurate and rhetorically overheated. It took to task 35 State Senators and Representatives (all Republican) while singling out by name two of the three who represent LD11 (Rep Kwasman and me). Our crime was to oppose the implementation of ObamaCare via an expansion of Medicaid and to protest the manner in which it was done.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 am
Republican Al Melvin has culminated a four-year pursuit to serve
in the Arizona Senate.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:00 am
What if Arizona K-12 and universities had a dedicated revenue
stream of $100 million or more every year? What if this revenue
stream was counter-cyclical to the routine boom-bust cycles of our
economy? What if this revenue stream was not connected to property
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:27 pm
The GOP race is becoming a crowded field as Sen. Al Melvin, R-District 11, has announced that he is forming an exploratory committee.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:00 pm
It’s been a rough campaign so far for State Senate candidate Al
Melvin, but not because he’s fielded too many tough questions from
citizens and reporters.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 am
Ann Kirkpatrick - The Arizona Republic and the Tucson Daily Star endorsed Jonathan Paton, not Ann Kirkpatrick. The Arizona Republic stated, in its Paton endorsement wrote, “For an hour, Kirkpatrick ridiculed, belittled, cut off and scolded her opponent in a manner that exceeded rudeness. We have seen more complete meltdowns in our board meetings but never one so unexpected . . . What sets them apart is composure. She lost hers during a significant test for endorsement. He did not.”