Early ballots are going out all over Arizona today, so without further delay, we would like to introduce you to our second and final endorsement of the 2014 cycle!
Jill Norgaard (LD18 House)
This is an open seat race, in a relatively safe Republican district, which means the primary will likely determine the occupant of the seat. Currently, it is represented by Representatives Bob Robson and Jeff Dial, and Senator John McComish, who have aggravated the base by shifting to the left on a host of issues, most importantly the ObamaCare Expansion vote in 2013. They also walked away from budget negotiations until their demands for more spending were met in 2014. McComish decided not to stick around for a primary challenge and is bailing out for a JP race, while Jeff Dial is going to try to go over to the State Senate and take his place. That leaves Robson and an open seat on the House side.
When you meet with Norgaard you are impressed by her overall presentation and ideology. Norgaard entered the race when she expected to run against Dial and Robson, and she was not intimidated at their financial advantage or by the outside groups that promised to weigh in on their behalf. She has an engineering background and she is logical and sequential as you might expect. She is very conservative across an entire range of issues, but her style of presentation reflects the common sense upon which conservative solutions are based more than the emotions that often drive them. Jill Norgaard will be an excellent spokesperson for our conservative principles.
There are two other candidates in the race: John King, another conservative who entered the race relatively late, and David Pheanis, who describes himself as a moderate in line with Robson and Dial. Conservatives have every reason to resist the idea of another Robson or Dial and this race is a chance to elect a conservative and move the district to the right. In an ideal world, Norgaard and King would both prevail, but Robson’s name ID and $100,000 war chest suggests there may only be one seat likely to be gained here. Norgaard is our best chance to capture a seat for conservatives.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
We would invite you to visit Jill’s website at http://jillnorgaard2014.com. If you like what you read, we encourage you to click on Jill’s DONATE button and make a contribution.
As always, larger contributions are better, but we can still make a large statement by making a large number of contributions, even if they are individually small. Jill is helped more by 500 contributions of $20 than by 20 contributions of $500, even though the math suggests otherwise. Towards that end, if you like what you read and see about Jill Norgaard, GIVE SOMETHING! The amount you give matters, but Jill needs to know that the conservative movement is supporting her, so please give something.
If you have any questions for Jill, her email address is on the right hand side of each page of her website.
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