Jennifer Wright Statement on Phoenix Election Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2011
CONTACT: Jennifer Wright

PHOENIX, AZ (September 2) – Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright issued the following statement regarding the Mayoral election results:

Seventeen weeks ago with little more than the courage of my convictions, I filed my paperwork to run for Mayor of Phoenix. While the campaign operated at a tenth of the budget of each of my competitors, we were staffed with an army of committed volunteers who made up the difference with hard work and dedication to the cause.

While we may not have succeeded in achieving our ultimate goal, we did set the tone of the conversation and brought conservative values and principles to the forefront of the debate.

In the course of the last 120 days, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, we gathered more signatures than any other candidate to qualify for the ballot in the least amount of time, we knocked on more than 20,000 doors, called more than 30,000 homes, garnered the support of hundreds of individual donors, had more than 10,000 unique visitors to our website and over 300,000 views on our Facebook page. In the end, because of the tireless efforts of true patriots, our campaign held its own against two well-known politicians which defied conventional wisdom. I will be forever grateful to each and every volunteer who spent their time to help in this ambitious endeavor.

While my campaign for Mayor has come to an end – my campaign to restore constitutional conservatism has just begun. For the sake of the future of our city, state, and nation, Phoenicians can expect me to continue to challenge the status quo, continue to take on the vested political interests, and stand firm on my commitment to rein in the tax and spend policies of local, state, and national government.

For our city to prosper, Phoenicians cannot afford to let the status quo be maintained. Instead, we must come together as a city and stand firm against the vested political interests; against policies that expand the size and scope of city government; and against over regulation and excessive taxation. To do this, we need a Mayor that breaks the traditional mold; that brings in private sector experience; and who is committed to making significant reforms to city governance.

Over the course of the next ten weeks, Phoenicians will have the opportunity to thoroughly examine the qualifications and the philosophies of the two remaining candidates for Mayor. Phoenicians need to stay engaged by asking tough questions, demanding straight answers, and requiring firm commitments as to how the candidates will rein in the failed policies and excessive spending of previous administrations.

While being on the campaign trail has been exhausting, it was exhilarating to see so many people who have never before been politically active get so thoroughly involved in this important election. In order for Phoenicians to restore constitutional conservatism, we must continue to stay engaged in the political process and in doing so, hold our leaders accountable. I plan to do my part, and I invite all Phoenicians to do the same.

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Comments

  1. Question? Being a registered Republican are your intentions to endorse the current Republican Candidate Wes Gullett ?

    • Conservative American says

      Being a registered Republican, I certainly hope that Jennifer Wright doesn’t endorse Wes Gullet. I voted for Jennifer Wright because of what she stands for in contrast to Wes Gullet.

    • SICKOFRECYCLEDPOLITICIANS says

      Tea Partiers don’t endorse candidates because they have ‘D’, or ‘R’ by their names. Jennifer has done the right thing by encouraging voters to make up their own minds. HEAVEN FORBID A CANDIDATE ACTUALLY TELL VOTERS TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MINDS AND DON’T ENDORSE A CANDIDATE AND TELL VOTERS WHO THEY SHOULD VOTE FOR!! WE DON’T BELIEVE IN RONALD REAGAN’S 11TH COMMANDMENT!

      Old establishment non-conservative ‘R”s still don’t get it, do you? Maintain your base of supporters Jennifer, you owe no allegiances to anyone, especially not the dinosaurs of the GOP.

  2. PolicyPundit says

    Barbara “Hair on Fair” asks a hot question I hope Mrs. Wright answers.

    I have another, Shawnna Bolick put out on Facebook encouraging you (Mrs. Wright) to run against County Recorder Helen Purcell in 2012. Do you intend to oppose Helen Purcell and is Bolick’s call really a foretelling, since we know Bolick is a close friend and supporter of yours?

  3. As a conservative republican I would expect that all republicans would get behind Wes Gullet. Do we not vote or do we vote for the Democratic candidate??? My, My. Do I endorse Wes as a candidate? No. But as a republican will I assist him in the November election? You bet! It now becomes mine and all other republicans to make our positions known to Wes and work hard to ensure he represents us according to our platform. I realize that the Phoenix City elections are nonpartisan and believe along with many others that this should be changed.
    2. Jennifer ran a campaign of truth, hard work, and great plans/ideas. I am proud of her beyond measure for all that she was able to accomplish, especially the fact that she had a plan for everything and those plans became the plans of the other candidates. Now let us see how well the person elected in November follows through. As Jennifer so often say to us dial, dial, dial, we need to use this method to keep the new mayor of Phoenix accountable and work for the people of this great city.

    • Conservative American says

      Ah yes, the old, “he’s not a Conservative BUT” argument. By definition, that means that you are not Conservative as you claim you are.

      The big battle right now is not Republicans versus Democrats. The big battle right now is liberal, left wing, “moderate”, “One World” so called “Republicans” versus Conservative Republicans. We need to fight that battle and when the Conservatives win, then we can take on the Liberal Democrats.

      R. Clarke Cooper, the Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, has been appointed to the Finance Committee of the Republican National Committee. Mr. Cooper has pledged to help re-elect “pro-equality” candidates and to recruit new “pro-equality” “Republican” candidates to run for office. That means “Republican” candidates who support homosexual “marriage”. THAT is what the Republican establishment stands for today.

      When Governor Perry became the fourth of the leading GOP presidential candidate contenders to sign the Marriage Pledge of the National Organization for Marriage, Mr. Cooper of the RNC stated that Governor Perry was being “anti-conservative” in supporting traditional marriage. He said that Governor Perry was “out of step with America” even though every time that it has been put to a vote, homosexual “marriage” has been defeated at the polls.

      THIS is what non-Conservative, establishment Republicans stand for and you are worried that the Phoenix bird won’t rise from the ashes if Stanton gets elected?

  4. Seriously people, do you really want the Democratic candidate, a leftist progressive who worked for Terry Goddard, to turn Phoenix into another San Francisco-type community!?!? If Stanton gets elected, he will suck the lifeblood out of the every community except the downtown area at the cost of the taxpayers residing in the surrounding communities. The focus of his agenda is to pour billions of tax dollars into the downtown area.

    • Conservative American says

      Wrong question, Shane. The question is whether or not Conservative Republicans are willing to cast their votes for Republican candidates who are not Conservative and who do not represent their views. The net result of that would be that we would always be stuck with lackluster, non-Conservative, “moderate”, establishment Republican office holders. Sorry, no sale!

      If Stanton gets elected then maybe the Republican Party will learn it’s lesson and run a Conservative candidate next time. The Party is going to learn that lesson. It’s only a question of how long it will take for it to sink in. Obviously, establishment Republicans learned nothing from running John McCain for president so here they are about to learn the very same lesson again. “Insanity is repeating the same action while expecting a different outcome.”

      • Phillip the Great says

        Where do I go to re-register as a member of the Conservative Republican party?

        • Conservative American says

          Obviously, you are in need of education, Phillip. Let me help you.

          You simply register as a Republican in the normal fashion. If you need help with that too, let me know.

          Once you are a registered Republican, you support Conservative Republican candidates and withhold your support from left wing, liberal, RINO Republican candidates who promote the same “One World” agenda as does B. Hussein Obama. Really not too complicated, is it?

          Feel free to copy and paste these instructions so that you can print them out for future reference if you become confused again.

          Have a nice day.

  5. TruGrassrootsGOP says

    Shane, Do you honestly pretend to not recognize the sort of crazy and anti-gop voting attitudes on display here? It is after all the sort of self-destructive philosophy that has been your website’s signature since it’s inception. The kind that gave us President Barack Obama on a silver platter. Has now some kind of common-sense conservative attitude seeped into you somehow?

    • Conservative American says

      Excuse me? It was the establishment GOP who ran anti-Conservative John McCain as their presidential pick in 2008. McCain has a long standing history of being at odds with Arizona Conservative Republicans. McCain was your boy, you ran him and you got your butt whipped by a nobody from nowhere! Your ideas failed, your candidate failed and you failed. You’ll forgive me if I don’t want to vote for failure.

    • SICKOFRECYCLEDPOLITICIANS says

      Bush’s bank bailouts gave us Barack on a silver platter.

      • Conservative American says

        Anti-Conservative McCain, backed by the GOP establishment, ran against Obama. McCain lost. Had he won, we would have had Obama’s political head on a silver platter.

        Moral: Run a Conservative presidential candidate next time.

  6. TruGrassrootsGOP says

    Jennifer Wrong has displayed zero class in her resounding defeat. Her small-minded refusal to rally all conservatives to support the republican nominee, so we can at least try to save this city from more liberal destruction, is exactly why she should never be considered for future office, anywhere.

    • Conservative American says

      Spare me the drama! Obviously, you are totally unfamiliar with what constitutes “class”.

      It is not the job of Jennifer Wright to rally Conservatives to support the Republican nominee, especially when that nominee is not Conservative.

      As an establishment Republican, you are obviously used to supporting establishment candidates who will abandon their stated positions and supposed principles at the drop of a hat to advance themselves within the Party hierarchy.

      The only candidates who can save this city from more Liberal destruction are Conservative candidates but you don’t want them to be considered for office anywhere. It is you who are giving aid and comfort to the Liberal left by trying to clear their path of genuine Conservatives.

    • PolicyPundit says

      TruGrassRoots …. you expected statesmanship from a kid with about zilch of political depth who has now voted for the first time in her life in a Phoenix mayor’s race after living here for years? She now needs to go get a real job dealing with real people and see if she can be honest with folks and admit she is a LIbertarian, an agnostic and pro-choice. We already have enough liars in elected office who want us to believe something about their personal lives while they are living in closests of dishonesty.

      • Conservative American says

        No, PolicyPundit, you expected statesmanship. We don’t give a rat’s patootie about “statesmanship”. Statesmanship and five bucks will get you a Latte at Starbucks.

        I don’t care if Jennifer Wright never votes again for the rest of her life. There are plenty of left wing Liberals who vote in every election. Maybe you’ll feel more comfortable voting for one of them.

        Since you are so hot to tell us about what you see as Jennifer Wright’s “closets of dishonesty”, how about telling us about your “closets of dishonesty” or do you only find that in others and not in yourself.

  7. Conservative American says

    I am a registered Republican and I will NOT vote for Wes Gullet.

    The sort of mindset we see here, to vote for the designated Republican candidate so that a Democrat doesn’t get elected, is the sort of garbage that keeps Conservative Republicans, who represent the people, out of office.

    I know that this will come as a great shock to establishment Republicans but the objective is not to elect people with an “R” after their name, but rather to elect those who represent the will of the people.

    This is not a story of two opposing professional sports teams. This is our country and our lives. I will not give my loyalty to every Republican candidate who runs for office, but only to those who represent my Conservative point of view. The Republican Party needs to be loyal to Conservatives and not Conservatives loyal to the Party. Get your mind right.

  8. Two things to say:

    1.) I assume Jennifer voted for herself on Tuesday. Her credibility soared 1000% when she finally decided to be interested enough in city politics to vote in a city election for the very first time in the 18 years she’s been old enough to vote. Really, how can one take a candidate seriously if they have never even bothered to vote in past elections?

    2.) It is people who vote for the R or the D that have ruined this country. How about if you vote for the person who is best equipped to handle the job, regardless of their party affiliation? That might require some thought and effort, but I think the results would be well worth it.

  9. Mike Triggs says

    If Conservative American feels so strongly about this perhaps he/she should come out from behind the curtain and put your real name where your mouth is and head up Conservative Republicans for Stanton. But being the coward he or she is your BIG TALK is meaningless. Mike Triggs

  10. Conservative American says

    What is meaningless is your macho tirade, Mike. I will exercise my right to use my name or to conceal my name as I see fit, not as you would have me do. What, Obama’s intrusions on privacy are not
    enough for you? What is it that you and your chum B. Hussein Obama have against the right to privacy?

    Why don’t you go put your name where your mouth is and head up RINO Republicans for RINOS?

    I won’t lower myself to your level by calling you a coward because I don’t know you and I don’t know if you are a person of courage or not. Maybe you are and maybe you aren’t. Lacking knowledge of that, I’ll refrain from putting a label on you, a label which is irrelevant anyway.

    When you can articulate a cogent position which reflects more than the output of two neurons synapsed by a spirochete, talk to me again and maybe we can have a meaningful debate instead of merely witnessing your symptoms of testosterone poisoning.

  11. Phillip the Great says

    Wrights’ slogan was “Principled Leadership.” I give her the benefit of the doubt on the principles part, but where did she obtain her leadership skills? Or is she bending the truth a bit to seem like either an incumbent or someone who’s held office before?

    I asked before about joining the Conservative Republican party. Let me back down from that and say I would be happy enough knowing that there is a group of people calling themselves Conservative Republicans that are out there recruiting legitimate candidates. If they continue to recruit complete amateurs like Wright, they will fail every time.

    • Conservative American says

      Phillip, what does “leadership skills” mean to you? How do you define “leadership skills”?

      Based upon what you have written, it sounds like you believe that only someone who is an incumbent or who has held office before could possibly have leadership skills. If we assume that, then we have just ruled out the overwhelming majority of Americans. Is that your intent? Do you want to limit those who govern only to those who are incumbents or who have held office before? Might I suggest that if you are not entirely happy with the status quo that nothing is going to change if we keep on electing the same people to office over and over again in a closed feedback loop.

      You seem to be making a distinction between amateurs and professionals. What would be the defining criteria for those two groups?

      Might I point out that this country was not established on the premise of “professional” politicians. Look at the requirements for holding office and you will see that there is no requirement for credentials as a “professional” politician.

      The fundamental underlying premise upon which this country was founded was self-governance by the people. It was over the right to determine our own destiny that we engaged the British in a war of independence. The whole idea was to free ourselves from the rule of a privileged elite.

      I have confidence in my fellow American citizens. Do you? I have confidence that those who can manage a househhold, raise a family and meet their obligations can determine their own destiny well and that if we vest in them the power to represent us that they can do a good job of it. I see no need for “professional” politicians, only for those who love this country, the principles upon which it was founded and who will seek to uphold both the letter and the spirit of the U. S. Constitution.

      • Phillip the Great says

        Well our nation was actually founded by those who were pretty much professional politicians, and if not they were certainly the elites of the day. And there are certain requirements in the Constitution to hold office, age being one of them.

        If you want to run for mayor of a city like Phoenix, great. But if you have no record, no history of public service, no party rank, no nothing (and no demonstrated leadership skills)…it’s going to be difficult to persuade others to vote for you. How on earth are we going to know if someone like Wright is a conservative, do we just take her word for it?

        I just don’t want people to think that because Wright lost that there is no hope of a conservative mayor, ever. Doesn’t matter how conservative she says she is if she can’t get elected, does it?

        • Conservative American says

          Phillip wrote: “Well our nation was actually founded by those who were pretty much professional politicians, and if not they were certainly the elites of the day.” Obviously, you slept through American History classs. Care to provide any documentation of that? THIS I’ve got to see!

          Phillip wrote: “If you want to run for mayor of a city like Phoenix, great. But if you have no record, no history of public service, no party rank, no nothing (and no demonstrated leadership skills)…it’s going to be difficult to persuade others to vote for you.” No, Phillip, it’s going to difficult to persuade you to vote for such a person. You hold that all of these buzz words have meaning when they are, in fact, meaningless.

          “Party rank”? Give me a break! Non-Conserative and anti-Conservative establishment Republicans are “leading” the Republican Party now. Do you think that they are going to give a Conservative “rank”? They’re going to stomp on Conservative candidates at every opportunity.

          Oh, there you are with “leadership skills” again. What do you consider to be “leadership skills”? Are you looking for someone to lead you? Join the military!

          Phillip wrote: “How on earth are we going to know if someone like Wright is a conservative, do we just take her word for it?” Gee, Phillip, I went to Jennifer Wright’s website where she had a series of video presentations on her positions on various issues and I actually watched them and listened to what she had to say. Then I visited the websites of the rest of the candidates and heard their positions. Then I made a determination regarding who was the most Conservative. That’s just one approach. Will that work?

          Phillip wrote: “Doesn’t matter how conservative she says she is if she can’t get elected, does it?” LOL! Now you sound like Karl Rove! Let’s examine the paradigm you are projecting.

          The only way we can know if someone can get elected or not is if they run for office. If they run for office and lose then we can say that they can’t get elected. What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong with it is that the past doesn’t equal the future. Look at the histories of those across the nation who hold public office and you will see that many of them lost elections. So losing an election doesn’t mean that a candidate is non-electable.

          If we were to follow your paradigm, then every time a Conservative candidate failed to get elected we would write them off politically. The left wing Liberals would be well-pleased with that!

  12. TO ALL; THE GOP STATE OR NATIONAL DOES NOT TELL A PERSON TO RUN. THE INDIVIDUAL MAKES THAT DECISION..To keep trying to”box” a persons beliefs is counter- productive. If a candidate is a registered Republican and believes the Republican Philosophy,They should be supported regardless of their social, or religios beliefs. If the Republicans are serious about having a Republican Senate and President all of this petty infighting needs to STOP.Yes I know I can be a Capital B. but someone needs to say what a lot of Republicans already think but won’t say because they don’t think it’s politically correct.
    Republican Party Philosophy
    We believe:

    That the right of the individual to achieve the best that is within their self, as long as they respect the rights of others, is the source of our Nation’s strength.

    That government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual’s creative ability can flourish.

    That government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or can not do so well for themselves.

    That the most effective government is government close to the people.

    That those who cannot provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, but that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting productive citizens with pride in their independence.

    That equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.

    That the preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the Constitution, the laws and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.

    That government is accountable for maintaining sound money and a responsible economy individual rights, liberties and properties are continually eroded when citizens are oppressed by excessive taxation, inflation, government waste and over-regulation.

    That government is responsible for national defense and that only a strong America can remain a free America.

    That it is absolutely essential to maintain a strong national defense posture in order that we may at all times negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness, in our continuing effort toward world peace and friendship.

    That these concepts are the foundation of our national strength and that the Republican Party, which is committed to their preservation, is the Party of today and the Party for the Future.

  13. The bottom line is as Conservative American says: September 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm “I know that this will come as a great shock to establishment Republicans but the objective is not to elect people with an “R” after their name, but rather to elect those who represent the will of the people.”

    • SICKOFRECYCLEDPOLITICIANS says

      Voting for an R or D has created a National nightmare. Register as an “I” and you don’t have to tolerate the two establishment parties continually taking turns as having majorities in D.C. Both parties got us into this mess. When the “I”‘s outnumber the ‘R’ and ‘D’ in our country, maybe then BOTH will accomplish positive things FOR OUR COUNTRY; NOT FOR ONE POLITICAL PARTY!

    • Conservative American says

      Thank you very much, JPD.

    • Phillip the Great says

      Well if all it takes is for a person to represent the will of the people, then why do we have several branches of government, two legislative chambers, states, counties, cities and political parties?

      Try to define (or measure) the “will of the people” and you’ll quickly fail.

      The American founders certainly abhorred the idea that the “will of the people” should be the law of the land. They, through some really neat persuasion and the harnessing of the support of many elites in each colony, put the Constitution in place specifically to keep that from happening.

      • Conservative American says

        How do you expect the will of the people to be carried out, Phillip, by magic?

        Phillip wrote: “Try to define (or measure) the “will of the people” and you’ll quickly fail.” Really? What are elections and ballot initiatives?

        The legislature of Maine passed homosexual “marriage”. The voters of Maine, through the ballot initiative process, put homosexual “marriage” to a vote and it was defeated. Can you define and measure the will of the people there?

        Phillip wrote: “The American founders certainly abhorred the idea that the “will of the people” should be the law of the land.They, through some really neat persuasion and the harnessing of the support of many elites in each colony, put the Constitution in place specifically to keep that from happening.” Hey, some nice Communist propaganda there, Phillip!

        “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

        “The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States…” – Article 1, Section 2 of the original Constitution.

        Where did you get your education, Phillip, Moscow?

  14. Phillip the Great says

    If you ever get a chance to read the Constitution of the Soviet Union, you’ll see that it reflects many of the principles of the US one. These are all worthwhile examinations. I’ll even accept some ad hominem attacks because the subject matter here, and what is at state, is worth turning the other cheek when attacked personally.

    Also, little of the emotion and principles that appear in the Declaration appear in the Constitution, so quoting the Declaration doesn’t really help anyone understand why the Constitution is the way it is and the way we find ourselves today. In fact, the 1787 constitutional convention could have created a constitutional monarchy, a single-chambered legislature, a dual presidency, the abolition of individual states, etc…. you get the picture.

    • Conservative American says

      Ah yes, “ad hominem attacks”. When ever I hear that “buzz phrase”, I know what I am dealing with. Whining is the last refuge of defeated leftists.

      Communists like to keep things on an intellectual level. Why? Because the stark reality on the ground immediately refutes all of their convoluted arguments.

      Mass killings under Communist rule in the Soviet Union are estimated to be between 15 and 20 million people slaughtered.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Book_of_Communism

      “Mass killings occurred under some Communist regimes during the twentieth century with an estimated death toll numbering in the tens of millions.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_Communist_regimes

      “BACKGROUND: 100 million deaths under communism”

      “Washington – The planners of the victims of communism memorial dedicated Tuesday in Washington based the figure of an estimated 100 million political deaths under communism on the book by French scholars, ‘The Black book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression,’ published by Harvard University.”

      “The 1997 book, hailed by US reviewers as a groundbreaking documentary work, put the death tolls at 65 million in China; 20 million in the Soviet Union; 2 million in North Korea; 2 million in Cambodia; 1.7 million in Africa; 1.5 million in Afghanistan; 1 million in Vietnam; 1 million in the communist states of Eastern Europe; and 150,000 in Latin America.”

      http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/usa/news/article_1316649.php/BACKGROUND_100_million_deaths_under_communism

      Oh yes, we surely do get the picture, Phillip!

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