Robert C. Ectman For Governor
Hello fellow Arizonans, I am Robert C. Ectman running for Governor of Arizona. I am a brother from the “working-class”, ready to lead and serve all the people of Arizona with trust, transparency, compassion, morals, and ethical integrity. I am independent-minded and believe in well-organized, productive, effective, and trusted good governance. With Democracy literally on the line, our society is desperately in need of what I offer… strong, authentic, principled, visionary leadership!
I am appalled by political corruption and government waste and every residue of it will be exposed and expunged under the Ectman administration! I will promote corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and private-public partnerships to generate NON-TAX REVENUE for our state, and make sure we use wise, cost reduction strategies when spending public funds.
I align with the Democrats on most social issues and progressive principles and bring to the table many innovative solutions to address the multitude of serious problems causing untold, but mostly preventable suffering that so many Arizonans shouldn’t have to endure! Aspiring for a long time to be a more impactful philanthropist, I conceived these cutting-edge solutions from what I estimate to be more than 10,000 hours of knowledge gathering and research I compiled over the past 17 years. For example, driven by genuine compassion, passion, and purpose, I am confident we can solve complicated social ills like homelessness and I will never rest until it becomes nonexistent! As Governor, I will have a lot more extensive research conducted and analyzed by subject matter experts on the root causes of every problem to help create comprehensive and cost-effective problem-solving strategies.
Many of the top issues and actions I am passionate about include: eliminating homelessness; making major reductions in crime and gun violence; prison, criminal and juvenile justice reform; preventing recidivism; drug addiction treatment and prevention; allocating more funds for research and resources to make major improvements in child care and foster care and to greatly reduce child abuse and neglect; employing innovative community-based solutions to boost the public’s mental health literacy, awareness, and understanding, and provide effective treatments for poor mental health and mental illness; race and gender equality; improving air quality; water and environmental sustainability; climate action; affordable child care, health-care and housing; equal education and opportunity; income and wealth equality; women’s right to make reproductive choices; lifting people out of poverty into the middle class; and voting rights!
I could never join the Republican Party who has no national platform, denies, downplays, or ignores the threat of Climate Change to humanity, offers no alternative plans to most social problems, including reducing gun violence, and is currently being obviously and blatantly anti-democratic and using the authoritarian playbook by not accepting proven legitimate election results and limiting access to voting here and across the country! Therefore, I am proud to call myself a Fiscally Responsible, Progressive, Problem-solving Democrat and will be seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the 2022 race for Governor of Arizona!
I believe in striving for human progress, purpose, destiny, and a benevolent God which I define as; the primal source of all life, love, intelligence, and wisdom; pure energy and consciousness that flows through all living things. I adhere to my morals and principles and always consider the greater good. I strongly believe in the power of unity, cooperation, collaboration, and compromise. I believe in “love your neighbor”, equity, fairness, and justice! I abhor racial and gender discrimination, deceit, selfishness, and greed!
I have spent most of my life seeking and obtaining knowledge and learning from experience that I can effectively apply as Governor. I always had a natural adherence to a strong work ethic and will work day and night with dedicated problem-solvers in my administration, subject matter experts, community groups, and leaders to create and continually improve innovative solutions for Arizona’s most serious and challenging problems.
To be an effective leader a person should be practical and especially have good judgment, don’t you think? Well, I do have very good judgment due to my lifetime dedication to continuous learning, open-mindedness, self-reflection, broad personal and work experience, overcoming obstacles, and learning from mistakes. I am very flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and new facts that are discovered from research. I am able to assess situations intelligently with critical thinking, accept advice, improvise, and change my course of action if a better one is presented. I objectively look at all sides of an issue and alternate points of view to make wise decisions.
Because I have always been able to build strong personal relationships and have a wide range of work experience over my life working with people from all walks of life, I have developed a high emotional IQ, leadership and negotiation skills, the ability to persuade people (with detailed facts), and the capability to achieve bold goals by driving results with effective teamwork, that will help me serve well the people of Arizona as Governor.
To encapsulate more attributes I possess that would make me an effective and competent leader to govern the State of Arizona, I would describe myself as a kind and compassionate good guy, philanthropist, and pro-active problem-solver who is honest; authentic; confident; creative; innovative; principled, and purpose-driven with high ethical integrity; and when warranted I am very assertive and tough-as-nails!
One of my top priorities is to greatly improve the quality of life for all Arizonans struggling just to meet their basic human needs, especially children! I will ask all of you who are doing well, if you choose me as your leader, to help me and my administration in this noble mission.
Together in a massive collective action, using the best practices and principles of effective Coalition-Building and Organizational Leadership, we will create opportunities and devise strategic plans to obtain the funds and resources needed to uplift all the people in poor and under-resourced communities across Arizona, so everyone there has the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive!
My Pledge and Promise to Arizonans
I promise to be a Governor you can always trust to tell the truth; to be a true public servant, to always do what is best for the people of Arizona, and never, ever take actions that compromise the public good for personal or political gain!
My administration will be committed to manage and organize our state of Arizona’s collective affairs more wisely and transparently by adopting and applying the principles of the proven most effective and inclusive leadership methods and philosophies. We will use, with tenacious resolve, the best practices of Moral and Ethical; Servant; Collaborative; Organizational; Inspirational; and Transformational Leadership; and the Six Pillars of Leadership Excellence to unite and improve Arizona!
I will assemble for my administration the most diverse, qualified, and talented people and problem solvers. We will organize these brilliant men and women into a multitude of consensus and results-oriented teams, groups, committees, think tanks, and task forces to help me achieve my bold and forward-looking goals for all Arizonans to thrive!
Ectman Administration’s Agenda
Priorities, Major Issues and Problems to Solve
I am ready, as your Governor, to lead and usher in a new era of state unity, mass volunteerism, community service, cooperation and collaboration. Together, with steadfast dedication and purpose, we will endeavor to achieve social, economic, water and environmental sustainability and make Arizona THE WORLD LEADER in research and development, innovation, and economic growth!
The Ectman Administration will launch the MISSON IMPROVE ARIZONA (MIA) initiative with comprehensive and cutting-edge research to discover and create innovative solutions that will propel Arizona from the bottom to the top rankings in pre-K to 12 education; student proficiency in math and reading; pupil-teacher ratio; high school graduation rates; health-care access; public health funding; public safety; economic opportunity; racial and gender equality; home affordability; and air and water quality.
We will implement bold community development and wealth-building plans in every under-resourced community across Arizona which include making large investments in proven upward mobility programs and human capital while optimizing learning, skills enhancement, innovative training, and workforce development programs. This will raise workers’ productivity and increase wages consistently as engines for creating high-paying jobs and a faster-growing, more dynamic, economy.
In collaboration with public service groups and community leaders, my administration will help Arizonans rebuild connections with each other, accept and embrace our differences, and help co-create a positive cultural foundation in Arizona. My goal as a moral leader is to foster a new social paradigm of love and kindness, truth and trust, civility and decency, unity and community, transparency and accountability, and peace and prosperity!
“I’m Ready to serve and fight to improve the lives of the
many neglected and underserved”
Robert C. Ectmanin 2010 visiting the Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) in an effort to understand how to help our homeless brother and sisters.