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Progressive Democrat, Military Veteran, Community Leader, LGBTQ+ Lifetime Member, Small Business Owner (he/him/his)

A New Era, And Desire To Continue Public Service In A Different Way.

I ran for State Senate in 2020 and did not prevail in the primary. The inter-party fighting took a toll on me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I’ve worked very hard to overcome this experience and learned so many valuable life lessons from it. …


Time for the Arizona Republican State Senators to pay up.

Arizona is a hotbed of disinformation and false flag theories about the 2020 election. In April, the Arizona State Senate, led by Senate President, Karen Fann, started to raise funds for the sham election audit. …


Life has taken a turn in directions I never expected.

Growing up, I was not a very good student. School didn’t come naturally, and I struggled up until my very last year in high school. Between kindergarten and 1st grade, I had to take a transition class for one year because of my reading and math comprehension weaknesses. I remember…


We need to empower parents to make better decisions for their own kids.

Why should we force parents to send kids to failing schools? We shouldn’t and can’t continue with our flawed approach to education. My position on standardized testing in the schools is very well established. I don’t support it. Testing does not help our students learn skills and forces educators to focus on anything but teaching our kids to become leaders of the future.

Why should we force parents to send kids to failing schools? We shouldn’t and can’t continue with our flawed approach to education. My position on standardized testing in the schools is very well established. I don’t support it. …


A research report with recommendations to help support our veterans.

Arizona’s over half-million veterans often are left out of critical budgetary discussions. Over the last 24 months, the homeless veterans’ rate has increased significantly, and little has addressed it. Temporary allocations or slim appropriations from federal funding will not suffice to cover our veterans’ long-term needs. For the last 20 years, America has been at war. Over 2.5 million military service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

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Arizona’s over half-million veterans often are left out of critical budgetary discussions. Over the last 24 months, the homeless veterans’ rate has increased significantly, and little has addressed it. Temporary allocations or slim appropriations from federal funding will not suffice to cover our veterans’ long-term needs. For the last 20…


Administrative Closure of MUR 20–05 Starzyk 2 and guidance on additional proceedings

Finally obtained a resolution to the pending clean elections complaint filed by Deborah Nardozzi (LD24 Chair) and Health Mroweic (MCDP Treasurer). Here is the exact response from clean elections. I am putting this out to offer a preview on some of the things they would rather focus on. …


We are so much better than this.

The recent violence against our Asian friends and family members is heartbreaking. The anti-Asian hate crimes have continued to rise because of harmful tactics and racist demonization by our own media and government. Racism is cancer that plagues our country, makes us weaker, and turns us against each other at…


Being Alcohol-Free Has Taught Me So Much During The Last 6-Months.

About 13 years ago, I lived in Miami, FL, and had my first studio apartment after leaving active duty military life. The unit was small, less than 400 square feet, including the bathroom and kitchen. The neighborhood was up and coming with a lot of noise and traffic from the…


Why most don’t see them even though they exist.

Dr. Ryan A. Starzyk, Ryan A. Starzyk, Ryan Starzyk, Democrat, Arizona, Addiction, Recovery, Struggle, Alcoholism, Passion, Pain, Scars, Never Give Up

I have been very open about my past issues with addiction and mental health issues. Most don’t ask me anything about it since the transparency is there. Often we find ourselves trying to be this model citizen and fail to let our vulnerabilities out because of fear of backlash. Not…


A lot of unexpected things happened, all of which are good.

Ryan A. Starzyk, Dr. Ryan A. Starzyk, Dr. Ryan Starzyk, Ryan, Starzyk, Arizona, Democrat, Veteran, Sobriety, Recovery

My past history with substance abuse is well known. I’ve been very upfront and honest about it because it’s the right thing to do.

140 days ago, I made the decision to quit drinking alcohol. I felt that alcohol was getting in the way of my goals, focus, and desire…

Dr. Ryan A. Starzyk

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