Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Governor Jan Brewer Endorses Matt Salmon for Congress

Brewer Touts Salmon's integrity and commitment to keeping his word
EAST VALLEY - Today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced her endorsement of former Congressman Matt Salmon in his bid to return to Congress and restore fiscal responsibly and accountability in Washington. Governor Brewer released the following statement regarding her endorsement:

"I had the pleasure of serving with Matt Salmon in the Arizona State Senate. Over the years, I have come to know him as an honest, hard-working, family man who is deeply committed to public service. I am proud to endorse his candidacy for the United States Congress. His record of serving our country is distinguished by his commitment to always keeping his word and putting the people of Arizona first in his public service. I am proud to support Matt Salmon for Congress."

"It is a true honor to receive the support from our state's courageous leader, Governor Jan Brewer," stated former Congressman Salmon. "I served side by side with her in the state senate and witnessed firsthand that she means what she says and says what she means. Like me, Governor Brewer believes it's her duty to always fight for what is right, no matter the political consequences. I look forward to working closely with her to stop the infringement on state's rights by the federal government and creating a better and more prosperous Arizona."

About Governor Jan Brewer
Janice K. Brewer took the oath of office as Governor of Arizona on January 21, 2009, upon the resignation of then-Governor Janet Napolitano, inheriting one of the worst fiscal crises in the country for any state. And, she was again sworn in on January 3, 2011, following a convincing election in her own right, in November, 2010.

She took decisive action to turn the situation around with a keen grasp of state budget issues from her past service in the Legislature, including in Senate leadership. And, this was not the first time she was called upon to turn around a fiscal mess.

As a newly elected member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 1997, she encountered a local government bogged down so deep in debt that it was using short-term borrowing just to meet cash flow. At the end of Brewer's tenure in 2002, Maricopa County's financial turnaround was so dramatic that Governing Magazine proclaimed it as "one of the two best managed large counties in the nation."

Governor Brewer has laid a firm foundation for Arizona's comeback. Commenting in her 2010 State of State address, she said difficult times "are filled with hope and opportunity. We are a young state. Arizona's best days are still to come if we make the right decisions. They are what the future requires."

About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.

Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, Utah Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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