MEDIA CONTACT:
Janelle Tassart
(C): 480.215.2149
jtassart@phoenixchamber.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 2, 2020

PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee (Chamber PAC) has endorsed 60 candidates in local and legislative races prior to the November 3 General Election. The Chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates for more than four decades.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee has been a steadfast supporter of pro-business candidates for state and local offices for more than 40 years,” said Chamber PAC Chairman John Moody.  “After seeing a 90% success rate in the Primary Election, the PAC has reviewed an impressive group of well-qualified candidates leading up to the General Election and is proudly endorsing those candidates who grasp the complex issues impacting the success of businesses and the inherent challenges of our current economic climate at the state and city levels. We believe that these endorsed candidates are the best positioned to advance policies that will support a prosperous economy in the Greater Phoenix region and throughout the state of Arizona.”

The PAC utilizes a Board of Directors, who conduct a rigorous vetting process to ensure endorsed candidates align with the priorities of the business community. The Board consists of 19 members representing the Chamber’s diverse membership of small, medium and large businesses.

“The 2020 election cycle is critical to ensuring that Arizona has a strong economic recovery,” said Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO. “The Chamber’s ability to operate a mega-PAC and endorse candidates across the political spectrum ensures that we are able to advocate for businesses and stand as the voice of business in Phoenix. This year’s endorsements reflect our priorities and our commitment to supporting candidates at every level of government that are dedicated to the economic future of Arizona.

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the Chamber’s PAC for the 2020 General Election:

Legislative Endorsements

District 1

Karen Fann (R), Senate

District 13

Sine Kerr (R), Senate

Tim Dunn (R), House

Joanne Osborne (R), House

District 21

Rick Gray (R), Senate

Kevin Payne (R), House

Beverly Pingerelli (R), House

District 2

Daniel Hernandez (D), House

District 14

David Gowan (R), Senate

Gail Griffin (R), House

Becky Nutt (R), House

District 22

David Livingston (R), Senate

Ben Toma (R), House

Frank Carroll (R), House

District 3

Alma Hernandez (D), House

District 15

Nancy Barto (R), Senate

Steve Kaiser (R), House

Justin Wilmeth (R), House

District 23

Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R), Senate

John Kavanagh (R), House

Joseph Chaplik (R), House

District 4

Joel John (R), House

 

District 5

Sonny Borrelli (R), Senate

Leo Biasiucci (R), House

Regina Cobb (R), House

District 16

John Fillmore (R), House

District 24

Lela Alston (D), Senate

Jennifer Longdon (D), House

Amish Shah (D), House

District 6

Walter Blackman (R), House

District 17

J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate

Jeff Weninger (R), House

Jennifer Pawlik (D), House

District 25

Tyler Pace (R), Senate

Rusty Bowers (R), House

Michelle Udall (R), House

District 8

T.J. Shope (R), Senate

Frank Pratt (R), House

District 18

Sean Bowie (D), Senate

Bob Robson (R), House

District 28

Kate Brophy McGee (R), Senate

Aaron Lieberman (D), House

District 11

Vince Leach (R), Senate

Mark Finchem (R), House

Bret Roberts (R), House

District 19

Lupe Contreras (D), Senate

Diego Espinoza (D), House

Lorenzo Sierra (D), House

District 29

Cesar Chavez (D), House

District 12

Warren Petersen (R), Senate

Travis Grantham (R), House

Jake Hoffman (R), House

District 20

Paul Boyer (R), Senate

Shawnna Bolick (R), House

Anthony Kern (R), House

District 30

Tony Navarrete (D), Senate

Robert Meza (D), House

City of Phoenix Endorsements

Mayor

Kate Gallego

District 3

Deb Stark

District 7

Francisca Montoya

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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