Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Arizona counties recognize Allen as “Outstanding Legislator”

Recognizing her strong commitment to rural Arizona , the County Supervisors Association of Arizona named State Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, an “Outstanding Legislator” in a ceremony Friday, Dec. 18.

Sen. Allen has a keen understanding of the important role that counties play in state government,” said CSA President and Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta. “She has been a strong voice for rural Arizona at the State Legislature and continues to be a champion for the rural counties in her district.”

Sen. Allen was grateful for the recognition. “I am and will always be a proud supporter of counties,” she said. “I have always believed that local government is more efficient and accountable to the taxpayers than the state or federal government.”

President Archuleta singled out Allen for her support of legislation granting counties greater flexibility to manage their operations, resulting in needed savings during this difficult financial downturn. Allen has also consistently supported counties against legislative attempts to unfairly shift state costs and responsibilities to county governments.

“Now, more than ever, rural Arizona needs strong representation at the State Capitol,” said Archuleta. “We’re grateful that Sen. Allen provides that representation.”

The County Supervisors Association is a non-profit organization that advocates for Arizona ’s 15 counties at the State Legislature. For more than 25 years, CSA has served as a non-partisan forum for county officials to address important issues facing local constituents, providing a mechanism to share information and to develop a proactive state and federal policy agenda.

CSA membership includes the 55 elected supervisors from Arizona 's 15 counties.


For more information, contact:

Laura Devany, Communications Advisor

Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus

Office: (602) 926-3972; e-mail: ldevany@azleg.gov

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