Andrew Thomas Picks Up Major Endorsement from Arizona Right to Life PAC
PHOENIX, AZ. April 16, 2010: Former Maricopa County Attorney, Andrew Thomas’ campaign announced today that Arizona Right to Life PAC has endorsed Thomas in the Republican Primary. Thomas is currently campaigning for Arizona Attorney General. Thomas and Right to Life are committed to articulating and protecting the right to life of all human beings, born and unborn.
Right to Life released a statement this morning saying;
“Andrew Thomas has shown a dedication to the prolife cause unmatched by most in public office. He and his wife have both served on the board of Arizona Right to Life, and he has lobbied for Arizona Right to Life at the legislature. As County Attorney, he has demonstrated a dedication to the protection of innocent human life,” said Walter Opaska, Chair of AZRTL PAC.
Thomas’ office successfully prosecuted the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooting suspects. He is in favor of the death penalty and has been criticized by defense lawyers for his tough plea bargain policies. He has tackled tough public corruption cases and led innovative programs to ensure better food safety and cracked down on graffiti and cruelty to animals.
Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to serving as Maricopa County Attorney, 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 as Deputy County Attorney.
Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan , Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have also endorsed Thomas.
During Thomas’ time as Maricopa County Attorney, crime rates plummeted. The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, and 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.
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