For Immediate Release
April 8, 2016
Contact: Mickie Niland, (480)-726-0543, Chairman@azld12.com
CD5 Republican Legislative District Chairs Call for Local Representation
To interested parties,
As Republican leaders of Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, we were saddened by the news of Congressman Matt Salmon’s retirement from Congress. We wish him nothing but the best in his next endeavor, and thank him for all the service he has provided to his constituents and our nation.
As the candidates to replace Congressman Salmon begin to form their campaigns, we wish to make our intentions known that we will not support, or encourage other grassroots leaders to support, any candidate running for the Republican nomination who does not reside within the current boundaries of Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.
The East Valley has a long tradition of electing public officials who have known and understood our distinct culture and the values of our treasured communities. Many of our public officials and candidates have lived in the East Valley for a number of years; some for generations. East Valley constituents wish to elect candidates who are “one of us”, who truly understand us and can best represent the unique ideals that have helped to make the East Valley region what it is today.
While we respect the right of any individual to run for public office, we strongly discourage candidates who live outside of our district from running in the primary election to replace Congressman Matt Salmon.
We plan to support “one of us” in this election cycle.
Legislative District Chairmen
12, 16, 25 and 26
Mickie Niland, Chairwoman LD12
Denis T. Brimhall, Chairman LD16
Ian Murray, Chairman LD25
Raymond Jones, Chairman LD26