U.S. House, District 1: Tiffany Shedd focuses on border security, tax cuts, health care

Tiffany Shedd says she doesn’t fit the stereotype of what a Republican woman should be. “I grew up in a Hispanic community, I’ve taught bilingual kindergarten, I am the mother of three Native American children, I farm and I am a small business owner.” (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Shedd for Congress)

Candidate name: Tiffany Shedd
Political affiliation: Republican
Position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, District 1
City of residence: Eloy
Age: 51
Career: Small business owner, farmer, attorney and firearms instructor, and a former bilingual kindergarten teacher

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tiffany Shedd did not respond to multiple written and telephone requests for an interview. Because she did not respond to questions about her priorities and qualifications, Cronkite News is publishing information about Shedd’s candidacy based on web research, statements issued by her campaign and news coverage.

With the election just days away, Cronkite News is profiling candidates who will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Protecting Social Security and Medicare, working to make health care more affordable, and providing coverage for those with preexisting conditions are among Tiffany Shedd’s top issues, according to her campaign website. She also supports the Second Amendment, securing the southern border to eliminate drug trafficking and human smuggling, and cleaning up abandoned uranium mines to ensure access to clean water on Native American reservations.

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Shedd also has said she will work to rebuild the economy and get Arizonans back to work by cutting red tape to let businesses grow, according to her campaign website. She plans to “support small businesses with tax cuts and loan programs so they have the necessary capital to retain employees and cover expenses as they work to recover from the pandemic.”

Shedd opposes abortion, stating that she will “always stand up for all of those who are unable to fight for themselves.”

In early September, Shedd joined high-profile Republicans on the Women for Trump bus tour. During a stop in Flagstaff, she was quoted in the Arizona Daily Sun as saying she didn’t fit the liberal stereotype of what a Republican woman should be.

“I grew up in a Hispanic community, I’ve taught bilingual kindergarten, I am the mother of three Native American children, I farm and I am a small business owner,” she said.

Shedd ran for the District 1 seat in 2018 but was defeated in the primary.

Campaign website: sheddforcongress.com

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