Kirk Adams Announces More Conservative Endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
CONTACT: Chad Heywood

Conservative legislators endorse Kirk Adams
All Legislative District 21 lawmakers throw support behind Adams

East Valley — Kirk Adams is proud to announce that he has won the endorsement of three conservative East Valley lawmakers: State Senator Steven Yarbrough and Representatives Tom Forese and J.D. Mesnard.

The three lawmakers all represent Legislative District 21, which includes Chandler, Queen Creek, Gilbert and Mesa. They join a growing list of conservative leaders who are supporting Adams in his bid for Congress.

Senator Yarbrough, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said: “Speaker Kirk Adams is a gifted and effective leader. He is truly a man of integrity. We served in House leadership together and he will bring expertise, experience, courage, and wonderful family values to Congress. We need him there!”

Representative Forese, chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, said: “America is at a crossroad. Our leadership will determine whether our country continues to lead the world or whether we fade into obscurity. Kirk Adams is an honest, smart and hardworking conservative. He has spent the last 5 years putting Arizona in the right direction. Now it’s time to send him to Washington.

Representative Mesnard said: “There are four reasons why I’m supporting Kirk Adams for Congress: his values, his virtue, his vision and his victories. As Speaker of the Arizona House

of Representatives, Kirk modeled all four when tackling critical issues like balancing the budget, creating jobs, and reforming the state retirement system — the very issues that also need addressing at the national level. That’s what makes Kirk Adams the perfect candidate to send to Washington and represent our community.”

Adams thanked the lawmakers for their support: “These three men have provided great conservative leadership for our community and I’m honored to have their support. They join a growing grassroots movement that’s growing stronger by the day.”

A husband, father and small businessman, after joining the state House in 2006, Adams found himself so frustrated by the unwillingness and inability of Republicans in the Legislature to stand up for their conservative principals that he launched a long-shot campaign to oust the veteran Speaker of the House.

Adams shocked the Republican establishment and political class, winning the Speakership at only 35 years of age and one full term in office – making him the youngest Speaker in Arizona history.

Adams led the House back in a conservative direction with an aggressive reform agenda, taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona history – issues others were afraid to address because of the potential political fallout.

A native Arizonan, Adams and his wife JaNae live in Mesa and have five children.