Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Melvin, Smith & Kwasman Team Up in New LD11

Conservative Team Emerges for GOP in New LD11
~ Smith¹s move to the State House paves way for united GOP slate ~

After careful consideration, conservative State Senator Steve Smith
announced that he would be running as a candidate for the State House in
2012, thwarting an attempt by the liberal Arizona Redistricting Commission
to force him into a primary with fellow conservative State Senator Al
Melvin. Smith and Adam Kwasman, a financial consultant, will be candidates
for the two House seats while Al Melvin will run for re-election to the
State Senate.

In 2010, Smith shocked the political establishment with his stunning victory
over longtime incumbent Rebecca Rios, whose family had held the seat for
nearly 30 years. He joined Melvin in the State Senate where they worked
together to pass a balanced budget free of the gimmicks and borrowing that
had plagued Arizona for years. They also worked to pass a Jobs Bills to
encourage job growth by cutting state spending and providing needed tax
relief for businesses. Their hard work has been rewarded as Arizona is now
projected to have a budget surplus of more than $600 Million in 2012.

Kwasman is well known for his role in helping to elect conservative
Republicans, and
his campaign has already received the support of prominent Republicans like
U.S. Congressman Trent Franks, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arizona Attorney
Tom Horne.

In discussing their newly formed campaign team Senator Melvin said ³Steve
and I have worked together very well in the Senate and I think that everyone
appreciates him putting the district and the whole Republican Party first.
The Redistricting Commission has tried very hard to pit Republican versus
Republican and they failed in the new LD11.²

Smith said ³In light of the fact that Senator Melvin is now the senior
Senator in our new district, I feel that it is my responsibility to do
whatever it takes to try and keep both of our conservative voices in the
Legislature. I am also looking forward to serving with Adam Kwasman. He is
an outstanding conservative candidate and he will make an excellent addition
to the State Legislature.²

Kwasman agreed with Melvin¹s statement and added ³It is a privilege to be on
the same team as these two conservative champions. They bring a wealth of
knowledge and experience from the Legislature, the private sector, and the
military, and I look forward to working with them to protect the taxpayers,
attract more jobs, and keep Arizona¹s economic recovery on track.²


Paid for by Melvin for Senate, Steve Smith for Senate, and Kwasman for

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