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Greater Phoenix Chamber Announces Endorsements for 2022 General Election

Media Contact:
Lindsay Hansen


September 6, 2022

PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee (Chamber PAC) has endorsed 32 candidates in local and legislative races prior to the November 8 General Election. The Chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than four decades.

The Chamber 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 21 members representing the Chamber’s diverse membership of small, medium, and large businesses.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee supports pro-business candidates for state and local offices regardless of political party affiliation,” said Chamber PAC Chair John Moody.  “Having business-friendly lawmakers 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, is more important than ever. After a careful assessment and deliberation, we are pleased to endorse candidates who have a solid understanding of issues impacting businesses and the challenges of our current economic and policy climate.”

“Both the PAC and the endorsement process are critical to our mission of advocating for economic prosperity in Arizona,” said Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber President, and CEO. “The PAC Board vetted many well-qualified candidates and chose to make election endorsements of those whose policies aligned closest to the Chamber’s mission. The candidates we support are focused on Arizona’s economic recovery, job creation, and business retention and expansion. These candidates are truly dedicated to the economic future of Arizona.”

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the Chamber’s PAC for the 2022 General Election:

Legislative Endorsements:

District 1

Quang Nguyen (R), House

Selina Bliss (R), House

District 12

David Richardson (R), Senate

Terry Roe (R), House

Jim Chaston (R), House


District 22

Lupe Contreras (D), House

District 2

Steve Kaiser (R), Senate

Justin Wilmeth (R), House


District 13

J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate

Jennifer Pawlik (D), House


District 25

Sine Kerr (R), Senate

Tim Dunn (R), House


District 3

John Kavanagh (R), Senate


District 16

T.J. Shope (R), Senate

Teresa Martinez (R), House

District 27

Kevin Payne (R), House

Ben Toma (R), House


District 4

Matthew Gress (R), House

Maria Syms (R), House

District 18

Christopher Mathis (D), House

District 28

Frank Carroll (R), Senate


District 5

Lela Alston (D), Senate

Jennifer Longdon (D), House

Amish Shah (D), House


District 19

David Gowan (R), Senate

Gail Griffin (R), House


District 29

Steve Montenegro (R), House


District 11

Marcelino Quinonez (D), House



City of Phoenix Endorsements

District 20

Alma Hernandez (D), House

District 2

Jim Waring


District 4

Laura Pastor


District 8

Kesha Hodge Washington




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 the only chamber in the state to currently hold 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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