Tuesday, January 22, 2008

McClure, Robson, and Stump Announce for Arizona Corporation Commission

Editor's note - there is also a trio of libertarian-leaning Republican candidates running as a slate.

A trio of veteran lawmakers – Arizona State Representatives Marian McClure (R-Tucson), Bob Robson (R-Chandler), and Bob Stump (R-Peoria) announced today their intention to seek election to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Combined, the three state legislators have strong and diverse backgrounds in protecting consumers, promoting families, and supporting business innovation and infrastructure development. The Republican team of McClure, Robson and Stump seek to replace three term-limited Commissioners and former Representatives: Republican Commissioners Jeff Hatch-Miller, Bill Mundell, and Mike Gleason.

The obligations and duties of Arizona’s Corporation Commission are critically important to Arizona’s economy. Commissioners are charged with oversight of all of Arizona’s critical utilities, including water, natural gas, electric, sewer, and telecommunications. Commissioners’ key duties also include regulation of the sale of securities or investments, as well as pipeline and railroad safety enforcement. Proposition 103, approved by Arizona voters in 2000, changed the term of office for Commissioners from six to four years, and limits Commissioners to two consecutive terms.

Representative Marian McClure, a civic leader and Republican activist from Southern Arizona, was elected to her first term at the Arizona House of Representatives in 2000 and currently represents the communities of Green Valley, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Sahuarita, Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia, and Tubac. For 2008 McClure will continue as Chair of the House Public Institutions and Retirement Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee, and member of the House Committee on Counties, Municipalities, and Military Affairs. With over 15 years of professional experience working for several large international financial institutions, McClure has a thorough understanding of the banking and retail industry. McClure is well known at the Arizona Legislature as a leader in consumer protection issues including protecting retirees from investments scams, and protecting military families from unscrupulous high interest loans. An Arizona resident since1965, McClure has been active in GOP women’s groups in Southern Arizona.

Representative Bob Robson, a small business owner in Southeastern Maricopa County, was elected to his first term at the Arizona House of Representatives in 2000 and currently represents the communities of Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Tempe. Robson has served in the House Majority Leadership team as Speaker Pro Tempore for two House Speakers. Additionally, Robson is Chairman of the House Rules Committee, through which all successful legislative bills must be reviewed and approved, and is Vice Chairman of the House Environment Committee. Prior to his election to the Arizona House, Robson served on the city council of the fastest growing city in the United States, Chandler, Arizona, where he was elected by his peers as Vice Mayor. During his tenure, the City was well known for its innovative infrastructure planning and business promotion, resulting in historic employment and salary gains. During his years of public service, he has focused his policy efforts on supporting public safety officers and investing in the education of our children. Robson has been an active civic volunteer in his community, including his deep involvement as a member of Kiwanis Club for nearly 30 years.

Representative Bob Stump was elected to his first term to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002 and currently represents the communities of Sun City, Peoria, Glendale, and Youngtown. Stump will continue his leadership role at the Arizona House in 2008 as Chairman of the House Health Committee, and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance, Water and Agriculture, and the House Ethics Committee. Mr. Stump is well-known for his efforts to improve health care for Arizona’s seniors. Praised by Citizens for Arizona Policy as “one of Arizona’s most articulate and eloquent champions of conservative ideals,” Stump has received numerous legislative awards for his protection and promotion of Arizona families and taxpayers. A lifelong Republican, Stump holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Arizona’s primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, with early balloting beginning July 31. Arizona’s general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, with early voting beginning October 2.


Bob Robson
(602) 370-5676 Robson4az@yahoo.com
Bob Stump
(623) 776-3202 StumpCampaign@gmail.com
Marian McClure
(520) 749-2548

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