Central Arizona Project is a 336 mile long canal that brings Arizona’s allocation of Colorado river water to Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties. In 1971, the state legislature authorized a special taxing district, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD), governed by a 15-member, non-partisan board.
The ability to levy taxes necessitated a publicly elected board so that taxpayers would have representation. Unfortunately, not all board members vote in the taxpayer's best interest. Local municipalities and land developers lobby the board for subsidies - costing you money!
The extreme, out of state, Sierra Club has invested $100,000 to overtake our CAP board of directors and push their agenda on Arizona. The Sierra Club has a proven record of lobbying for punitive measures that destroy family farms and disrupt our way of life. We can’t afford to let that happen to Arizona.
We have pledged to represent the taxpayer above the municipalities and developers, and to protect our allocation of the Colorado river water from extremist groups. It’s time to elect intelligent, level headed board members without an agenda and without an allegiance to anyone but the taxpayer.
Donovan Neese is a registered civil engineer with over 20 years in the water industry. As the manager of a water district - water and power issues are my everyday job. I have a Master degree in Business Administration. I am a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Colorado River Water Users Association, the Water Reuse Association and the United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage.
Barbara Seago earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla and has worked as a Software Engineer for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 37 years. A wife and mother of four boys, Barbara moved to Gilbert, Arizona in 2005 and has served in various community capacities including her local HOA board as president and was successful in keeping dues from being raised during her tenure.
Jason Lundgren was born in Canada, raised in Montana and brought up with a close connection to the outdoors and continues to spend considerable time there. Watersports, fishing, hunting and mountain biking are the activities that keep him connected to nature. Jason has been a chiropractor for 27 years and also runs an interventional pain management practice. He is married and has three children who are all currently in college.
Amanda Monize is a Native Arizonan, having grown up in Cave Creek and Scottsdale. She has worked as a conservative in education for the last 10 years. She is passionate about protecting Arizona’s future, including the responsible management of our most precious natural resource. Amanda will serve the interest of the people of Maricopa County.