For Immediate Release: September 30, 2008
Contact: Jason Rose
Republican Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock Receives
Major, Bi-Partisan Endorsements from Eddie Basha and Paul Johnson
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, September 30, 2008: Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock may be a Republican, but two former nominees for Governor are endorsing his re-election as Maricopa County Supervisor.
Eddie Basha and Paul Johnson are two of the best known and most widely respected figures in Arizona politics. Both of them are urging voters to support Brock.
Brock’s district covers Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek and parts of Mesa, Scottsdale and Gilbert.
“It is a privilege for me to endorse Fulton’s re-election to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors,” said Basha, Valley businessman and philanthropist. “I believe that he
has served with great distinction. He has shown fiscal responsibility and at the same time worked diligently to improve infrastructure and services to all of the citizens of Maricopa County. We need his continued leadership.”
“Under Supervisor Fulton Brock’s leadership Maricopa County government has been transformed from one of the most troubled to one of the best county governments in the country,” said Johnson. Johnson served as the former popular Mayor of Phoenix. “Sometimes it’s necessary to put party labels aside and recognize outstanding work, no
matter if there is a Republican or Democrat label next to their names. Fulton Brock’s service on the Board of Supervisors has been impressive. I want to encourage my fellow Democrats to support him. We need Fulton Brock’s leadership during these difficult economic times.”
Prior to Fulton Brock’s election to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 1996, The Arizona Republic described the county as “a rotten pit, and essentially bankrupt to boot.”
Today, Maricopa County has been described by Governing Magazine as the “Best Run County in America.” It’s the largest county in the U.S. that is debt-free.
“I’ve always worked to find common ground with people on both sides of the political aisle. I think that’s how you arrive at the best solutions,” said Brock. “There is no better way to demonstrate my commitment to working with people across the political spectrum than by having the support of two Arizona pillars like Eddie Basha and Paul Johnson,” Brock said.