How GOP candidate for Phoenix mayor would 'shake things up'

Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona's health services director, previews the Legislature's special session this week on dealing with the opioid crisis.

Moses Sanchez says he would "shake things up" as the next mayor of Phoenix.

On this weekend’s “Sunday Square Off,” I ask the former School Board member how he would do that: Turn down donations from developers? Take on ballooning public safety pensions? Reject taxpayer dollars for sports arenas?

Sanchez is the first Republican to enter the officially non-partisan race to succeed Greg Stanton as mayor.

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Phoenix council members Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela, both Democrats, are already in the race.

The election will be in August or November, depending on when Stanton resigns to run full-time for Congress in the 9th Congressional District.

Also on “Square Off”:

-Who has the edge among Congresswoman Martha McSally, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state legislator Kelli Ward in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. We discuss that and more in our Left/Right Debate with political consultant Nathan Sproul, of Lincoln Strategy Group, and Marilyn Rodriguez, lobbyist with Creosote Partners.

-Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona’s health services director, previews the Legislature’s special session this week on dealing with the opioid crisis.

-Republican insiders in the 8th Congressional District are shutting out political newcomers in campaign forums for the special primary to fill the open seat. So I invited Republican Chad Allen, an entrepreneur from Goodyear, along with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat from Peoria, to tell voters where they stand.

The special primary is Feb. 27. The deadline to register to vote is Jan. 29.

“Sunday Square Off” airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News, after NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Republican says he’d ‘shake up’ Phoenix

Moses Sanchez is the first Republican in the race for Phoenix mayor. ‘Square Off’s’ Brahm Resnik ask him how he would shake things up.

Why McSally’s campaign is R-rated

In “Square Off’s” Left/Right debate on the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, we discuss who has the edge and why Martha McSally has become the candidate whose comments can’t be repeated on TV.

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Lawmakers focus on opioid crisis

Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona’s health services director, previews the Legislature’s special session this week on dealing with the opioid crisis.

CD8 insiders shut out newcomers

Republican insiders in the 8th Congressional District are shutting out political newcomers in campaign forums for the special primary to fill the open seat. So ‘Square Off’ gives the newcomers some air time.