Meet the Editor
I am a passionate Democrat living in a very red world. Although I am not an ideologue, I do believe the government plays a very meaningful role in each of our lives. Whether it’s protecting our liberty, enabling healthy marketplace competition, or bridging the gap for the poor and elderly, supporting the Democratic Party provides honest value and satisfaction.
Politically speaking I find myself in the middle. I side more with conservatives on social platforms, but lean left on the role of government. I believe in sensible gun legislation because I am a gun owner. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege for the privileged. I believe markets should be the driver of economic decisions, including wage and immigration. I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, but will fight alongside the LGBT community for all rights under marriage. I believe in the sanctity of life which continues (not ends) after the first breath of an infant. I am a strong supporter of President Barack Obama and welcome any debate of his social positions or handling of fiscal and budgetary policy.
I have worked in the consumer packaged goods industry for over a decade with three Fortune 100 companies as a middle manager; Gillette, Procter and Gamble, and Henkel. I completed my undergraduate studies at Arizona State and MBA at The University of St. Thomas. I am a husband of eleven years to a wonderful wife and father to four beautiful daughters (11,9,5,3). I served a Mormon mission in North Carolina and was raised in a politically bi-partisan home. I spend most of my free time reading current events but also like to watch or play any sport, work on my car, or catch up on episodes of The Daily Show. I am also the editor for MormonDems.
My desire is sharing political perspective based on my experiences, rooted in data. I do not talk in anecdotal examples or propaganda, but strive to deliver meaningful debate lifting all who choose to engage. I hope you enjoy the content and feel free to respectfully comment, or join me on Twitter. – @MattyIceAZ