PHOENIX – State Representative Steve Montenegro today announced that the Honorable Ken Blackwell had endorsed him for Secretary of State.
“The job of Secretary of State calls for someone with integrity and backbone. The voters of Arizona would be very well served by Steve Montenegro, a proven conservative, and I wholeheartedly endorse him and support him.” wrote Blackwell in his endorsement.
“It is humbling to receive such kind words from such a great leader in our party.” said Montenegro in response.
Ken Blackwell served as Ohio’s Secretary of State from 1999-2007 and was the first African-American to be the candidate for Governor from a major party in Ohio when he was the GOP nominee in 2006. He continues to be a major leader in conservative efforts and is currently on the board of the National Rifle Association, the National Taxpayers Union and The Club for Growth. He is also the National Chairman at Pass the Balanced Budget Amendment.
In March of this year, and in response to the urging of nearly two dozen conservative leaders from around the state, Montenegro formed an Exploratory Committee to consider a run for Secretary of State.
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