Announces broad support; promises to focus on jobs
(Oro Valley) – Economist and State Representative Adam Kwasman announced today the formation of an exploratory committee in Congressional District 1.
“You don’t have to be an economist to know that Washington’s numbers don’t add up,” Kwasman said. “The runaway debt and deficit spending in DC, and the rising tide of taxation and regulation are putting our future prosperity in jeopardy.”
In the legislature, Adam served as a prime co-sponsor of Transaction Privilege Tax reform, the greatest tax simplification measure in Arizona history. He has also earned a reputation as a practical problem solver, ending a six-year dispute over a wastewater treatment plant between Marana and Pima County and correcting a technical error that freed up over one million dollars for the Arizona Auto Theft Authority.
Kwasman has pledged to focus his campaign on job creation. “Saving the Navajo Generating Station has to be priority number one for the representative from this district,” Kwasman said. “It means hundreds of jobs and affordable energy for ratepayers throughout Arizona.”
Kwasman also announced co-chairs from every part of the district and representing a broad cross-section of the Republican Party; House Majority Leader David Gowan, Representatives Brenda Barton, Bob Thorpe, T.J. Shope, Steve Smith, Ethan Orr, and David Stevens, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf, Oro Valley Town Councilmembers Joe Hornat and Lou Waters, and Flagstaff City Councilman Jeffrey Oravits.
Kwasman has a Master’s in Economics from George Mason University and a BA in Political Economy from Tulane University. Kwasman’s volunteer activities include Junior Achievement, teaching economics to high school students, and as a Board member of Arizonans for Wildlife. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, and photography.