Goodyear Mayor trashes conservatives as reason for supporting Landis
In an unusual move for Republican Party politics, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord has endorsed Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis in her race against State Representatives Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell in large part because Montenegro and Mitchell were both conservatives and, as she put it, “What have conservatives ever accomplished at the federal or state level? Nothing, except saying ‘No!’”
While Mayor Lord is certainly entitled to support Landis as an alternative to having conservatives in office, it is worth reminding Mayor Lord of just a few of the many good things conservatives have done in Arizona:
- Turned the liberal Napolitano deficit into a budget surplus
- Made Arizona the most 2nd Amendment friendly state in the nation
- Took major steps to fight against illegal immigration
- Resisted liberal calls for permanent tax hikes that would cost Arizona jobs
- Passed major transparency legislation to allow taxpayers to know how their government spends its money
- Helped Arizona earn the #6 ranking for Economic Climate
- Made Arizona the most school choice friendly state in the nation
- Turned Arizona into the #1 state in the country for entrepreneurial startups
- Cut taxes and turned Arizona into a top-5 state for job growth
- Protected Private Property Rights
- Worked successfully to bring the F-35 fighter to Luke AFB
- And much much more…
“As conservatives, I don’t think that Steve (Montenegro) or I are surprised to be challenged from our left, but I think the Mayor is wrong in her attacks on conservatives both at the state and federal level.” said Darin Mitchell.
“Darin and I ran as conservatives and were elected as conservatives. We owe it to our district to act in its best interest and to govern as we promised to do.” said Steve Montenegro.
In comparison, Landis has consistently earned failing grades from taxpayer groups, was named “Friend of Big Government” by American for Prosperity Arizona, supported the ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion, and has presided over the draining of much of Litchfield Park’s Rainy Day Fund to cover ordinary operating expenses.