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June 7, 2018

PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee (GPC PAC) has endorsed 56 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the August 28 Primary Election. The Chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than three decades.

“For nearly 40 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee has identified and supported pro-business candidates for state and local offices of both political parties,” explained GPC PAC Chairman John Moody.  “After an in-depth interview and policy analysis process for the 2018 primary election cycle, we are pleased to endorse candidates we believe understand the issues impacting the success of business, and who are willing to collaborate to advance policies that will support a prosperous economy in the Greater Phoenix Region and throughout the state of Arizona.”

“The PAC and the endorsement process are cornerstones of the Chamber, vital to our mission of advocating for and supporting our member businesses,” said Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO. “Once again, the PAC Board interviewed many well-qualified candidates and chose to make primary election endorsements of those whose policies and agendas are most closely aligned with the overall mission of the Chamber. The Chamber is proud to support candidates focused on boosting Arizona’s economy through job creation and business retention and expansion. These candidates are truly dedicated moving Arizona forward.

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the GPC PAC for the 2018 Primary Election:

District 1

Karen Fann (R), Senate

Noel Campbell (R), House

Jodi Rooney (R), House

District 12

Travis Grantham (R), House


District 21

Rick Gray (R), Senate

Kevin Payne (R), House

Tony Rivero (R), House


District 2

Chris Ackerley (R), House

Daniel Hernandez (D), House


District 13

Sine Kerr (R), Senate

Darin Mitchell (R), House

Tim Dunn (R), House

District 22

David Livingston (R), Senate

Ben Toma (R), House

District 3

Alma Hernandez (D), house

District 14

Drew John (R), Senate

Gail Griffin (R), House

Becky Nutt (R), House

District 23

John Kavanagh (R), House

Jay Lawrence (R), House

District 5

Leo Biasiucci (R), House

Regina Cobb (R), House

District 15

Heather Carter (R), Senate

John Allen (R), House

District 25

Rusty Bowers (R), House

Michelle Udall (R), House

District 6

Sylvia Allen (R), Senate

Stuart McDaniel (R), House

Bob Thorpe (R), House

District 16

Lisa Godzich (R), House


District 27

Reginald Bolding (D), House

Roberto Sanchez Garcia (D), House


District 8

Frank Pratt (R), Senate

T.J. Shope (R), House

David Cook (R), House

District 17

J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate

Nora Ellen (R), House

Jeff Weninger (R), House

District 28

Kate Brophy McGee (R), Senate

Kathy Petsas (R), House

Maria Syms (R), House

District 9

Ana Henderson (R), House

JP Martin (D), House

District 18

Sean Bowie (D), Senate

Jill Norgaard (R), House

Greg Patterson (R), House

District 29

Cesar Chavez (D), House



District 10

David Bradley (D), Senate

Todd Clodfelter (R), House

District 19

Lupe Contreras (D), Senate

Diego Espinoza (D), House

Lorenzo Sierra (D), House

District 30

Bill Brotherton (D), House

Robert Meza (D), House

District 11

Vince Leach (R), Senate


District 20

Paul Boyer (R), Senate

Shawnna Bolick (R), House

Anthony Kern (R), House


About the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee 

The Chamber PAC was established in 1978 to help pro-business candidates get elected to state, county and local offices and ultimately improve the overall business climate in Greater Phoenix. The Chamber first became a Mega PAC in 2003—the first Chamber in Arizona to achieve this elite distinction which allows the PAC to drastically increase its support of pro-business candidates.  To date, the Greater Phoenix Chamber is one of two Chambers in the state to achieve Mega PAC status.

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.

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