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BARTON ANNOUNCES BID FOR AZ LEGISLATURE DISTRICT 5

SAFFORD, AUGUST 12, 2009: Surrounded by her hometown friends, Brenda Barton officially
announced her candidacy for the Arizona State Legislature from District 5. Brenda is seeking the seat that will be vacated by Bill Konopnicki who is term limited. When asked about Bill, Brenda replied, “I’ll have some big shoes to fill.”

Brenda, a fifth generation Arizonian who’s family established Lee’s Valley in 1879, is no stranger to the issues or politics. She has worked the trenches as precinct committeemen, gathered candidate nomination signatures, and served for many years as an officer of the Graham County Republican Women.

Additionally Brenda has been nominated for her second term as Region Three Director of the Arizona Federation of Republican Woman. She is a graduate of the Leadership Institute, and most recently graduated from the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series. In 2008 she was elected an alternate delegate to the Arizona Republican State Convention, and was surprised when she was moved up to voting delegate. The district native enjoys a state wide network of political associates covering the spectrum from conservative to moderate in political views.

“There is no one-size-fits-all Republican. We are all Republicans. It is from our diversity and
respect for each other that we draw our strength.” (Brenda Barton 2007)


Comments

  1. Real Tax Opponent says

    House or Senate?

  2. ““There is no one-size-fits-all Republican. We are all Republicans. It is from our diversity and respect for each other that we draw our strength.”

    Aw, that’s cute. Brenda Barton doesn’t stand a chance, does she?

  3. She is an outstanding candidate!

  4. I am excited to see Brenda as a candidate. She is a highly qualified candidate that will serve her district with an astounding amount of diligence and respect. Good luck, Brenda!

  5. Veritas Vincit says

    Klute, you seem to have a problem with diversity and respect. I thought that’s what your side is always whining about?

    Your petticoat is showing pal.

  6. VV,

    Oh, I’m all for diversity and respect – that’s why I’m a Democrat.

    Generally, when a Republican makes a comment like that, all I have to do is sit back and wait for the inevitable spittle-flecked keyboard explosion of:

    “RINO! WE DON’T NEED YOU! NOT CORE CONSERVATIVE VALUES!!! TAKE JOHN MCCAIN WITH YOU!!!”

    or some such.

    Veritas, one might wonder why you’re looking at my undergarments.

  7. Veritas Vincit says

    Klute, wasn’t aware that the Democrats had the exclusive on D&R. Seems when I look at the passage of the Civil Rights Bill, the Democrats weren’t anywhere to be found on that legislation.

    You of all people should beware of making general statements about a population segment. After all, one could think you were profiling all Republicans with your broad brush.

  8. VV,

    Is there any part of Civil Rights history you’re proud of as a Republican post-1964?

    In 100 years, are Republicans still going to be on about how 6 generations ago, the party did this one good thing, and thus absolving them of all the Jesse Helms and Trent Lotts since?

  9. Veritas Vincit says

    Klute, yeah. I particularly like the fact as to how the Democrats re-created the Plantation System and enabled African Americans to become more dependent on welfare then they ever were before 1966.

    Love the prison stats, absentee father stats, and abortion stats you guys have generated since 1966. Great job!

  10. What a joke says

    Barton is being put up by Maricopa County Republicans and will NOT represent rural Arizona. Barton’s have no real feel of the rural issues. Konopnicki will be a big loss for rural Arizona and for that matter the state. Barton is NOT the one to replace him. Let’s hope and pray someone better steps up!

  11. Veritas Vincit says

    Lets see, 5th generation 1879 in rural Arizona and Bill is term limited.

    Seems that’s the Joke in #10 above.

  12. Hey Klute:

    Neither Helms nor Lott were in office when the Civil Rights Legislation was passed!

    Vent your spleen elsewhere!

  13. Linda Walker says

    Because of her caliber Brenda is the best canditate. Her attributes are as follows: HONEST, GENUINE, trustworthy, knowledgeable and wise, excellent communication skills, Authentic listener, diversity in leadership skills, compassionate,great organizational and,analytical skills, able to serve well as well as lead–leads by example, and committed.

  14. Linda Walker says

    I have always avoided politics HOWEVER, I must comment to “What a joke”/nameless and others who concur. Please understand Brenda is humble not ignorant. Moreover, I have never know an individual had to make a declaration to reflect their level of intelligence but rather but rather its utilization come during time of adversity, change, crises, and tragedy. I hope that the future threads be more productive and reframe from comments that are not reflective of Brenda. On the contrary, your comment “she has not real feel of the rural” hmmm I beg to differ with you. Just watch her shine. Brenda is the real deal the change that our rural area needs and yes our STATE. So let’s stay dignified with our comments.

  15. Liberty Bell says

    “What a Joke” why is this about Bill? Brenda running has nothing to do with Bill.
    Brenda is the “real deal” and she is not only rural but she is real.

  16. Carlist,

    “Neither Helms nor Lott were in office when the Civil Rights Legislation was passed!”

    That’s my point. Republican progress on Civil Rights reached it’s high water mark in the 1960s – and then there was the shift to the attitudes of people like Helms and Lott.

    But for people like VV, they can use something that happened, now over half-a-century ago, to justify the behavior of the Republicans since.

    Or his own behavior:

    “Are these the Muslim or Christian ‘boys of Sudan’ you are speaking about?”

    Translating that (using Elton Beard’s “shorter” concept):

    Stereotypes are a real time-saver!

  17. Klute:

    BTW: Since Lott and Helms were not in office at the time, how do YOU know what their attitudes were?

    If anyone seems to be consumed with the “race question”, it appears to be you!

  18. Carlist,

    About Helms and Lott… I also don’t know Hitler’s opinion on the Jews when he served in the Kaiser’s army during WWI, but I think I can make an educated guess.

    “If anyone seems to be consumed with the ‘race question’, it appears to be you!”

    Fun choice of words. Yes, I am fairly consumed with the “race question”, considering that it was a “race question” that almost led to the extermination of my family in the 40s, so when I see unthinking bigotry I challenge it.

    Why does VV care if the “Lost Boys” (refugees from a brutal war/massacre) are Muslim or Christian?

  19. Veritas Vincit says

    Klute –

    “But for people like VV, they can use something that happened, now over half-a-century ago, to justify the behavior of the Republicans since.”

    No, I was only pointing out your continued error of history. You have yet to address my statistics question. Your side has done a great disservice since 1966.

  20. Veritas Vincit says

    As noted in #9 above, the Democrats have done a fine job of maintaining a voter base built upon what the government can do for you. So different than Jack Kennedy’s vision. But one shared by Barney Frank – now there’s a fine example of Congressional stature.

  21. “No, I was only pointing out your continued error of history. You have yet to address my statistics question. Your side has done a great disservice since 1966.”

    Because it’s a “when did you stop beating your wife?” question. Do you have any statistics on prison stats, single-parent family stats, etc. before 1966? Of course you don’t…

  22. Harris Shirley says

    To #10 above: When statistically adjusted for voter turn out, Representative Barton’s General Election official vote count is 7pts higher than that of the LD-5 incumbent.

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