CD6-8 Candidates

Congratulations to CD6's 2018 Primary Candidates!

Garrick McFadden - Campaign Site; Facebook

As an attorney, I advocate on behalf of my clients every day to obtain justice for them and their families. Through that work and as the owner of a small business, I have learned that though we live in the greatest country in the world, injustice still persists. I am running for office because I want to deliver real solutions to the complex problems that Arizona and our country face. I will work for and embrace economic development, health care reform through a single payer system, reforms to our criminal justice system and immigration policies, investments into public education, and as the son of an Air Force veteran, ensure the much needed support for each man and woman that fights for our country. I was raised in Apple Valley, MN and went to college in Storm Lake, IA. I received my law degree and an advanced degree in accounting from the University of Southern California. My wife is a graduate of UT Austin, VCU, and her PH.D in public policy from ASU. We have a four-year-old daughter. I am the son of two ASU Sun Devils. I want to make Arizona work for all of us.


Heather Ross - Campaign Site; Facebook

Dr. Heather Ross is a nurse practitioner, scientist, and professor at Arizona State University, focused on integrating science and technology to improve people’s lives. Heather is a native Arizonan raised by public school teachers. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and three teenage daughters. Heather has a joint appointment between the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and Global Security Initiative. She works closely with researchers from across the country to develop efficient and effective technology that will improve health and safety for all people. Heather is a leader in several national healthcare organizations including the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, where she leads efforts to improve outcomes for patients and healthcare providers. Much of Heather’s work focuses on helping people navigate America’s complicated healthcare system and achieving healthcare reform.


Anita Malik - Campaign Site; Facebook

Arizonans too often feel they are losing control of their government. Whether it is how much we pay in taxes, a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions or creating a sound economy that thrives for everyone, the people of Arizona’s 6th district deserve a system that works for them. As a proven leader in the community, Anita is prepared to bring progress and solutions back to the table. For more than 20 years, Anita has learned the value of working hard together. Throughout her career, she has created jobs and inspired others by solving problems, uniting divided teams and leading by listening. She started her career in the early days of Arizona tech, working as a developer and business analyst. She went on to work at the The Arizona Republic, and was Deputy Director of ASU’s Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. More recently, Anita was COO of marketing tech company, ClearVoice. Anita’s entrepreneurial projects have often struck a chord nationally. In 2004, she founded East West Magazine, a national publication celebrating pan Asian-American life. She was featured on FOLIO’s “40 Under 40” list for her ability to eloquently promote and support a multicultural America.

Congratulations to CD8's 2018 Primary Candidates!

Hiral Tipirneni - Campaign Site; Facebook

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, has dedicated her life to serving her community and improving lives. She is running for Congress to take on Washington insiders and continue using her problem-solving, team-oriented approach to work with Republicans and Democrats alike to get the results the communities and neighborhoods of the West Valley need. At the age of three, Hiral came to America from India with her family in pursuit of the American dream. Hiral and her husband met while in medical school in Ohio. They have lived in the Phoenix area, where their three children were born and raised, for more than 20 years. She is on the board of directors for the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s public health care delivery system. After losing both her mother and nephew to cancer, she left emergency medicine to concentrate on cutting-edge cancer research. Now she leads teams of researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates in the fight against breast cancer, prostate cancer and childhood leukemia. Hiral is living the American dream, and wants to help ensure others can live their own American dreams, too.


Douglas Ervin - Campaign Site; Facebook

Bob has spent his entire adult life serving the public. Bob comes from a blue collar family, and is the first in his family to graduate from college, ultimately earning a law degree. He’s held several overlapping positions throughout his professional career. Bob is a retired military veteran with 10 years active duty and 22 years in the reserve, recalled twice following 9-11. He’s a retired firefighter, heavily involved in labor issues as a Union vice-president, negotiator, and shop steward. He’s worked as a 911 dispatcher, police officer, DEA agent, an adjunct college professor, small business owner, an analyst for Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), a trainer for US Navy security forces, and as a lawyer serving primarily modest means families and indigent defense. Bob continues to serve his community here in Arizona as a volunteer Sheriff’s Posse dispatcher and patrol officer. He has been married to his wife Linda for nearly 30 years. They have two beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons. Bob looks forward to serving Arizona as US Representative for Congressional District 8, and welcomes the challenge of working across the aisle to reach outcomes that help Arizona and our nation.


Douglas Ervin - Campaign Site; Facebook

Please see my website for my qualifications, values and positions on various issues. 27 year resident of Litchfield Park and the present Congressional District 8 County Administrator Upshur County, West Virginia 1977-1982 Town Administrator Biltmore Forest, North Carolina 1982-1988 City Manager Litchfield Park, Arizona 1991-1999 Instructor Pilot Airline Training Center subsidiary of Lufthansa Airlines History Teacher Public Schools 2006 to present University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Degree in Political Science West Virginia University, Masters in Public Administration Arizona State University Degree Teaching and Principal's Certificate