For Immediate Release: Monday, February 22, 2010
February 22, 2010 – Today Eric Wnuck issued the following statement regarding his plans to represent Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District:
“Today, I am announcing that I will no longer be a candidate for Congress. Representing the great citizens of the Fifth Congressional District would have been an honor and a privilege and to step down now was an exceedingly difficult decision.
“As many of you can understand, this is a tough economy and we all have been affected. I too have been impacted and need to concentrate on protecting my business and all of my employees whose jobs and families depend on its success. But most importantly, I must focus on what has always been my first priority, my family.
“This has been an amazing experience and in stepping down I would like to thank those who were instrumental to my candidacy. “First and foremost, I would like to thank my wife and son for always standing by me and supporting me. Second, thank you to all the volunteers and contributors who put your faith and support behind my campaign. And finally, thank you to my dedicated staff. Although this may not have been our time, you continually impressed me with your determination and commitment to stand on the side of freedom.
“We live in a time where the Democrat leadership in Washington would have us believe that the solutions to our high unemployment and troubled economy are increasing the size and influence of government. They tell us that a bigger government is the only solution and that we must accept the hand out of big brother instead of the hand up from our community. However, their plans are always based on the premise that as long as they have the ability to tax, you and I and future generations will be there to bail them out.
“Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District deserves a Representative that understands that the path to prosperity and liberty is not through the heavy hand of government control, but through the principles of a free-market.
“It is because of this and many other reasons, I am proud to endorse Jim Ward. Jim is a successful business leader that knows what it means to do more with less and expects the Federal Government to operate the same way. He knows what it takes to balance a budget, create jobs and provide opportunities to his employees. He’s a principled business man who never backs away from his beliefs. I believe in Jim Ward and I know he is the right candidate to beat Harry Mitchell.”