Attorney GeneralCandidate Andrew Thomas Unveils Second Commercial of Campaign:
“That's Nothing To Smile About Tom”
PHOENIX, ARIZONA JULY 27, 2010. Andrew Thomas’ campaign forArizona Attorney Generalunveiled its second television commercial yesterday: “That's Nothing To Smile About Tom”. The ad is now airing statewide.
The spot highlights Thomas’ stance against amnesty for illegal immigrants and taxpayer funded abortion. Thomas is the most conservative candidate in the Attorney General race. Liberal Republican Tom Horne supports both amnesty for illegal immigrants and taxpayer funded abortions.
Thomas has been endorsed by notableArizona law enforcement leadersincludingMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh,Mohave CountyAttorney Matthew Smith, Mohave County SheriffTom Sheahan, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu,Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, PhoenixLaw Enforcement Association,ArizonaPolice Association and former Arizona Attorney General and NRA President Bob Corbin. FormerArizona State SenatorJonathan Paton, Arizona Right to Life, formerCongressman Tom Tancredoand theNRAhave endorsed Thomas as well.
During Thomas' time in office, crime rates plummeted. The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, in despite of an 11 percent increase in the county's population during that time. The illegal immigrant population has dropped by anywhere from 18 percent (Dept. of Homeland Security estimate) to 30 percent (Center for Immigration Studies estimate). Like the fall in crime rates, this dramatic decline in illegal immigration is far greater than the average in the rest of the nation.
Thomas has a track record of successfully defending illegal immigration crackdowns in our courts, including his successful efforts to prosecute illegal immigrants for conspiring to violate the state's human-smuggling law and to defend Prop 200'svoter ID requirementsand the employer-sanctions law, which he defended along with theAttorney General's Office.
If elected Attorney General Thomas has pledged to expand that office's prosecutions of illegal immigrants under the state'shuman smugglinglaws. The office is not currently pursuing such prosecutions.
Thomas is married with four children. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to serving asMaricopa CountyAttorney, Thomas served as an assistant attorney general for Arizona, deputy counsel and criminal justice policy advisor to the Governor, special assistant to the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, and a deputy county attorney.
To schedule an interview please contact Jason Rose. For more information about Andrew Thomas, please go towww.ThomasforArizona.com.