Conservative Republican Jay Lawrence, who is running to fill the seat of term-limited State Representative John Kavanagh, was endorsed by the man whose seat he is trying to fill.
Kavanagh, who has spent the last eight years representing the largely Scottsdale and Fountain Hills district, made the endorsement at a campaign event on Friday evening.
“It is an honor and a real thrill to have Representative Kavanagh’s endorsement and support.” said Lawrence, who added “He has been such an effective representative that I’m sure the voters of our district will place a great deal of value on his endorsement.”
Representative Kavanagh’s endorsement is only the latest endorsement picked up by Lawrence. Other notables who have endorsed him include Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh, former Fountain Hills Mayor Jerry Miles, Dr. C.T. Wright, former State Senate President Russell Pearce, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.