Once in a rare moment, does this blog break ranks from the traditional conservative line and go public with an endorsement of someone who really needs to win an election. This happens when the alternative is so unacceptable to the greater good that it necessitates a break in the silence. This is the case in the race for Phoenix City Council, District 4.
On this rare occasion, it is imperative that we break endorsement silence by asking that the voters of district 4 cast their vote for Justin Johnson.
There’s no other way to state it other than Johnson’s political opponent, Laura Pastor, would be devastating to the City of Phoenix.
Pastor opposes immediate repeal of the food tax – which impacts low and fixed income residents of Phoenix and exacerbates the cycle of poverty in a district that so desperately needs relief from government taxation.
Pastor also fails to understand the devastating long-term impact of pension spiking and the need to overhaul the system. Unlike Justin Johnson, Laura Pastor has refused to sign the pledge to end pension spiking.
We even question Pastor’s desire to serve on the council given her commitment to attend board and committee meetings to which she was appointed. Since her last run for office, Pastor has barely shown up 50% of the time. That speaks volumes to her commitment to district 4 residents.
That leaves a far more acceptable, committed and solution-driven candidate in Justin Johnson.
And while we disagree with him on several social policies, we believe he will best represent and look out for the best interest of the residents of Phoenix’s district 4.
Next Tuesday, when you head to the polls in Phoenix District 4, we ask that you adjust your focus to a long-term view for the future of Phoenix. The current council needs one additional critical vote to pass reforms that will benefit all residents of Phoenix and restore economic common sense to Phoenix government.
Please cast your vote for Justin Johnson.
Visit his website at: JohnsonforPhoenix.com