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.
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.
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, 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.”
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:00 pm
Sen. Al Melvin believes a budget compromise — which may include
property tax decreases and a ballot referral of a temporary sales
tax increase — could be hammered out by the Arizona Legislature and
Gov. Jan Brewer by month's end.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:00 am
When it comes to Democrats, the current state of the nation and his goals to get reelected to the Arizona Senate for a third term, Sen. Al Melvin has no problem speaking his mind.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Al Melvin, left, said this election is the most important of his lifetime. Dave Perry, left, moderated the debate.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, More than 300 people attended last Thursday's debate between Cheryl Cage and Al Melvin at the BASIS charter school in Oro Valley.