I moved to Arizona in 1981 when Bruce Babbitt was governor, and Mo Udall was the Southern Arizona Congressional representative. I have lived in what is now Legislative District 9 since the 1980s. Gabrielle Giffords was my legislator and my Congresswoman. Many times over the years, I called her or sent her email about bills that were under consideration. Often I would write to her after 9 p.m., and she would write right back. I didn’t always agree with Gabby, but I always believed that she listened to me.. an unnamed voter… and was thoughtful in her votes.

One thing the voters will always know about me is my opinion. As with my relationship with Gabby, you may not always agree with me, but you will know that I put thought into my decisions and that I will vote with the people’s interests in mind. Also– let’s talk. I am always willing to listen and discuss ideas, facts, and plans.

I write blog posts on issues regularly. You can find them here. You can subscribe to my blog by clicking on the blue bar that says “Follow Powers For The People” in the top right column. Also, I post regular videos on Facebook and YouTube. Since 2018, I made daily video updates from my office at the Capitol. My YouTube Channel is here.

Videos & Blog Posts on Selected Issues

Click on the topics below to learn more about my ideas and to find links to related blog posts and videos on each topic.

Education at All Levels
Education at All Levels
Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley
Healthcare & Public Health
Economic Development, Taxes & Public Banking
Big Money Politics & Election Reform
Equality & Paycheck Fairness
Equality, Paycheck Fairness & the ERA
United Steelworkers
Workers’ Rights
Opiates, Marijuana & the War on Drugs
War on women
War on Women
James L. Powers, Sr.
Responsible Gun Ownership
James L. Powers, Sr.