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September 18, 2019

PHOENIX –The Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Political Action Committee (GPC PAC) has endorsed 51 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the November 6, 2018, general election. The Chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than four decades.

“After reviewing the results of the primary elections, the PAC is endorsing 55 legislative candidates and 4 statewide candidates for the general election in November,” said PAC Chairman, John Moody. “These candidates understand the importance of maintaining a pro-business environment and support public policies that provide a strong foundation for Arizona businesses to prosper, grow and create new jobs.”

“With a rigorous vetting process and endorsement standard, the Chamber’s PAC continues to support candidates that will be advocates for economic growth,” said Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO. “As the leading business organization in Arizona, the Chamber understands the importance of supporting candidates in the general election that align with our overall mission and that are focused on economic prosperity, and we are pleased to endorse these leaders.”

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the Chamber PAC for the 2018 general election:


Doug Ducey (R)
Kimberly Yee (R)
Attorney General
Mark Brnovich (R)

Secretary of State
Steve Gaynor (R)


District 1

Karen Fann (R), Senate

Noel Campbell (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

Tim Dunn (R), House
Joanne Osborne (R), House


District 22

David Livingston (R), Senate

Ben Toma (R), House
Frank Carroll, (R), House


District 3

Alma Hernandez (D), House


District 14

Gail Griffin (R), House

Becky Nutt (R), House


District 23

Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R), Senate
John Kavanagh (R), House

Jay Lawrence (R), House


District 5

Sonny Borrelli (R), Senate

Regina Cobb (R), House
Leo Biasiucci (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

Bob Thorpe (R), House

Walt Blackman (R), House


District 17

J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate

Nora Ellen (R), House

Jeff Weninger (R), House



District 27

Reginald Bolding (D), House


District 8

Frank Pratt (R), Senate

T.J. Shope (R), House

David Cook (R), House


District 18

Sean Bowie (D), Senate

Jill Norgaard (R), House

Greg Patterson (R), House


District 28

Kate Brophy McGee (R), Senate

Kathy Petsas (R), House

Maria Syms (R), House


District 9

Ana Henderson (R), House


District 19

Lupe Contreras (D), Senate

Diego Espinoza (D), House

Lorenzo Sierra (D), House


District 29

Cesar Chavez (D), House


District 10

David Bradley (D), Senate

Todd Clodfelter (R), House


District 20

Paul Boyer (R), Senate

Shawnna Bolick (R), House

Anthony Kern (R), House

District 30

Robert Meza (D), House


District 11

Vince Leach (R), Senate


In order to vote in the November 6 election, individuals must submit their voter registration by October 9. Voters may return early ballots by mail, deliver to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, or return to any early voting site or polling place on Election Day.  To be counted, completed early ballots must be received by an election official no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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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