|Arizona House of Representatives District 8|
Bustamante's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "JOBS must be a priority. As State Representative, I will work to expand Enterprise Zones and continue to support such policies that create incentives for small businesses to create JOBS."
- Excerpt: "Unfortunately, the Republican-controlled legislature has made reckless cuts to education & eliminated all-day Kindergarten. We need forward thinking leaders who understand that we must prepare our children to enter a global workforce. That’s why, as State Representative, I helped pass all-day Kindergarten and invested in our universities. "
- Excerpt: "Arizona should become the leader in solar and wind technology. Solar environmental policy can be good economic policy and provide jobs to stimulate the economy -- provided such policies do not increase energy costs."
Bustamante ran in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 8. He and Emily Verdugo defeated George Arredondo in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)|
|Frank Pratt (R)||32,303|
|John Fillmore (R)||30,986|
|Barbara McGuire (D)||23,679|
|Ernest Bustamante (D)||22,698|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Barbara McGuire (D)||6,276|
|Ernest Bustamante (D)||6,020|
|Ralph Varela (D)||4,741|
Bustamante and his wife, Martha, have three children.
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- Campaign website, Issues
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Biography from Project Vote Smart