Chris Simcox for Senate in Arizona

Minuteman founder Chris Simcox is running for Senate in Arizona, providing voters with an opportunity to select a candidate who opposes providing amnesty to illegal immigrants and has made a personal sacrifice to protect our border.

The co-founder of a group dedicated to fighting illegal immigration plans to challenge former GOP presidential nominee John McCain for his Senate seat in the Republican primary.

…”John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation’s borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness,” Simcox said in a written statement.

“He has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation’s border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation’s problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans. Enough is enough.”

Chris was interviewed Wednesday on W. E. Messamore’s radio program:

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Here is an excerpt of Simcox’s biography from his campaign website:

Chris Simcox is uniquely qualified to represent his fellow Arizonans in the United States Senate. His accomplishments in both public and private sectors give him the experience to lead. A middle-class American, Chris understands the value of a paycheck and the work ethic it requires. If you’re weary of elitist, self-funded career politicians, then it’s time to hire a Senator who will serve the people of Arizona.

Chris believes that a father’s participation is vitally important to raising young children in today’s world. Along with his wife, Alena, Chris takes an active role in home schooling their three young children. It enables him to take advantage of his notable background as an elementary school teacher.

Reflecting the enduring American spirit, Chris Simcox began a second career in the music business. From retail sales to musician, engineer, and as an artists and repertoire representative during the 1980s, Chris worked in the music recording industry based out of Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. He worked with professional musicians in producing country & western, jazz, and rock & roll music albums.


The terrorist attacks of 9/11 heightened Chris’s awareness of the security issues which our country faces, including that of our open southern border.

The terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 profoundly affected Chris Simcox, as it did the entire nation. Chris became aware of the serious security issues we face due to our wide-open northern and southern borders. He felt a renewed duty to country and tried to enlist in the military, and then in the U.S. Border Patrol. But at age 40, he was barred from both by age limits. Chris felt strongly that he should do something to make America aware of the grave risks our open borders pose. So, he left his teaching position and moved to Tombstone, Arizona. There he began working for the Tombstone Tumbleweed, a weekly newspaper.

In May of 2002, Chris bought the struggling paper and turned its fortunes around. It became the best hometown newspaper the town had had in decades. He gained a reputation for journalistic tenacity. Chris was not afraid to dig into local political corruption. He began writing about the lack of adequate border security and the mounting illegal immigration problems that plagued southern Arizona.

Moved to action, Chris founded the first citizen border watch activist group, Civil Homeland Defense. Over time, it evolved into the historic Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), a citizen activist group dedicated to securing our United States borders and coastal boundaries against the unlawful entry of individuals, contraband, and foreign military. Minuteman efforts to bring national attention to the lawless nature of our borders have helped:

  • Significantly increase the number of Border Patrol Agents deployed on the border
  • Lead to the construction of a state-of-the-art border fence
  • Expose the out-of-control drug trafficking and violence that’s spread throughout the U.S. and all of North America

Media appearances:

Fox News

The Strategy Room

Morning Meeting