FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2011
CONTACT: Colleen Lombard
Over 3500 signatures submitted
PHOENIX, AZ (May 31) – Mayoral candidate Jennifer Wright today filed over 3500 signatures on verified Nominating Petitions with Phoenix City officials, making her eligible to run in the August 30th, 2011 mayoral election.
She said she had the signatures independently verified with a 78% verification rate and was “absolutely confident we have secured more than enough names to be in this historic race.”
“It’s always easy to say how overwhelmed a candidate is with the support being offered,” Wright said. “But in this case it is true. We started just three weeks ago, with little name identification, a few volunteers and only high hopes for this city’s future.
“Today, we enjoy broad-based volunteer support and a growing base of contributors,” she said.
Wright is campaigning on a platform to improve jobs and opportunities, increase safety and security, and ensure fiscal responsibility in city governance.
“I am the only conservative in this race and a true Tea Party Patriot,” she said. “I am giving the voters a clear choice – we can head down a new path of prosperity and security or we can continue with the failed policies of the past.”
Wright is a native of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Marquette University, a law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, nearly a decade of policy experience, and has worked in small businesses, large corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Wright is not only committed to the community, but has the skills and experience to get Phoenix back to business.