EAST VALLEY – Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona’s 5th congressional district Matt Salmon today proudly announced the support from dozens of East Valley Military Veterans representing various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Serving as Co-Chairmen of the Veterans for Salmon Coalition is Gilbert Councilmember John Sentz, a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Officer and member of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, Bryan Martyn, a retired U.S. Air Force Helicopter Pilot whose distinguished combat career includes multiple tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Africa, and Anthony “Tony” Siebers, a retired Captain in the U.S. Army who had commanding roles during significant national events like Operation Iraqi Freedom and Hurricane Katrina.
Citing Salmon’s consistent record of supporting military veterans, Co-Chairman John Sentz stated, “I am proud to stand with other veterans in supporting Matt Salmon’s return to Congress. Since first being elected to public office, Matt has been a strong ally for veterans of our armed forces and has demonstrated that he will fight to ensure they receive the support they earned for their service. There is no one I trust more than Matt to always do the right thing for members of the U.S. military and all the veterans who have served their nation proudly.”
Former Congressman Salmon stated, “I am truly honored to receive the strong support from so many military veterans from around the East Valley. The men and women who have worn a military uniform deserve the very best treatment from our nation’s leaders; I vow to fight for their needs and the needs of those currently serving when I return to Congress.”
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.