Is John Kavanagh Arizona's Worst Legislator?

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Representative John Kavanagh
Republican Representative John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills has had quite the legislative session thus far.

He kicked it off by announcing his support for repealing Arizona's voter-approved medical marijuana law, followed it up with vocal support of a bill that would protect Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the event of a recall election, and most recently, he's gone "bathroom birther" -- proposing that people use their birth certificate to prove they're using the correct public restroom.

See also:
-Kavanagh Wants People to Use Birth Certificate to Prove They're in the Right Bathroom
-Joe Arpaio Flunky John Kavanagh Defends Retroactive, Unconstitutional Recall Bill
-John Kavanagh Wants Voters to Repeal State's Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Act

Kavanagh's latest piece of genius would make it a crime to intentionally enter a public restroom if that restroom has a designated sex, and the person "is not legally classified on the person's birth certificate as a member of that sex."

This is a pretty apparent response to the City of Phoenix's new anti-discrimination ordinance, which the homophobic lobbyists at the Center for Arizona Policy dubbed the "bathroom bill." The organization tried to convince its followers that this would give an excuse for men to "gain access" to little girls in bathrooms.

Now, we're just askin': is Kavanagh the worst legislator in the state?

Don't forget about folks like Senator Judy Burges, and Representative Steve Smith, and cast your vote below:



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glenn.gimbut
glenn.gimbut

Give the man a break.  It takes hard work and real effort to be this bad!!  If we are listing bad people, look at Dan Shooter out of Yuma, and look at the listing of litigation he has been involved in through the years.  I wish the New Times would pull his court records through the years and do a write up on him! 

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

Kimberly Yee is trying to give him a run for his money, but I think he has her beaten.

Tommy_
Tommy_

Now that the disgraced former state senate president is gnawing on bent blades of fetid grass in the retirement pasture, Mr. Kavanaugh has virtually no competition on who might be the worst legislator. Of course he is, hands down. 

Well, wait just a minute... there are others who are knocking on "heaven's door"...

gerry_c
gerry_c

I think we have a handful of turds in our state legislature that are the worst of the worst.  They all stink.  Even when one seems to stop stinking, you bump it and it rolls over bringing some fresh stench.


Speaking of stink, how many feet of the new donation-funded border wall has been built now?  How much has been donated?  How much has been spent?

McAmy
McAmy

Kavanagh needs to go back to NY where they would find his antics ample cause to be locked up.  Only in Arizona does this crap make it into the legislature.  

RobAZ
RobAZ

Kavanagh is the worst AZ legislator like herpes is the worst STD.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

I have him tied at the top of my list with Steve Smith of Maricopa now that Pearce is off my list but it goes back and forth depending on which one of them is front and center at the time with their insanity.  Both need to go.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Kavanagh and Arpaio the the poster kids for why ANYONE elected to public office needs to take a mental competency exam prior to getting sworn into office.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Matt - completely unfair question.  Why in the world would you try to force us to choose which is the "worst" legislator when there are so many that are equally as bad.  Doris Goodale who continues to protect the Colorado City Marshalls. Eddie Farnsworth protection of child sex traffickers by blocking a hearing on a bill to stiffen penalties for it (and don't forget his school "sovereignty" bill).  Matt, there are just so many stupid, boneheaded things that happen in our state legislature that its really unfair of you to pit us against each other to try and pick a "worst."

j.peterson31
j.peterson31

half the idiots in Az. congress should be in a mental facility or in jail. This scumbag should be in both

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@j.peterson31 Actually, the ones who should be in a "mental facility" are the idiots who continually vote for these miscreants.

This state definitely has the dumbest population in the country and Maricopa County is "Idiot Central."

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

@shadeaux14 @j.peterson31 My wife and I run into situations almost daily where we look at each other and say: "And they all vote!"  Given that the politicians they vote for emanate from that same "stock", we're not surprised that this State is in such a dismal mess! These Arizona politicians appear to be in a class all by themselves!

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