Gilbert Mayor John Lewis Endorses Steve Chucri for Maricopa Supervisor

Steve ChucriScottsdale (July 18) — Today, Gilbert Mayor John Lewis endorsed Steve Chucri’s re-election for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Mayor Lewis has served as Gilbert’s Mayor since 2009, and he and his wife have both lived in the town for thirty years.

“As Mayor of Gilbert, I have worked extremely hard to foster working relationships with the elected officials who also represent our town,” Lewis said. “Steve Chucri has gone above and beyond to work with us and to ensure that our constituents receive the attention and service that they deserve. I am proud to stand with Steve Chucri and endorse him for re-election to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.”

“I’m thankful for this endorsement from Mayor Lewis,” Chucri said. “It has been a privilege to work alongside him and I look forward to continuing to provide the best possible service to Gilbert in the years ahead.”

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About Steve Chucri:
Steve Chucri is a native Arizonan who was born and raised in Mesa, but his family’s Arizona roots started in the mining town of Morenci. His family taught him the values of faith and trust, essential elements to running an honest and transparent business. In addition to serving on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, he is also President and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, the key voice for the $11.5 billion restaurant industry in Arizona. Representing restaurants on a multitude of industry issues while maintaining small business success has proven to be one of his top strengths. Chucri resides in Paradise Valley with his wife of 17 years, Christine, and their two young sons.

Gilbert Councilwoman Jenn Daniels Announces Run for Mayor

(Gilbert, AZ) – Current Mayor John Lewis and community leaders Jim Hayden and Howard Morrison to chair campaign.

Jenn Daniels said “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that I have received. As we begin this campaign, I look forward to building on existing relationships, collaborating with new friends and neighbors and creating a conversation that includes all residents of Gilbert as we work towards improving our town and building a successful future.”

Current Gilbert Mayor John Lewis had this to say about two-term councilmember Jenn Daniels:

“When I ran for Mayor 7 years ago, I ran on a pledge of helping to open Gilbert to business opportunities and making Gilbert a sustainable, live, work, play community. Through the work of the community and the intentional decision by the council and staff, we have made great progress through sometimes challenging times. Jenn Daniels was their every step of the way. Jenn is a clear thinker, a bold leader, and a great communicator. Most of all, Jenn is a dedicated servant leader who will work tirelessly to make sure that our town and our future continue to be bright. Join me in supporting Jenn Daniels to be the next Mayor of Gilbert.”

Howard Morrison, Partner in Morrison Ranch and community leader said this about Daniels’ candidacy:

“As someone who been involved in Gilbert as a native, active citizen, and business leader, I celebrate Gilbert’s heritage. Gilbert is a great community! As we look to the future, we need leaders who have political courage, and a focus on making Gilbert a community of which we can continue to be proud. That is why I am happy to support Jenn Daniels to be our next Gilbert Mayor. Jenn will continue the town’s pro-business, pro-family policies, and be a collaborative leader. Jenn has my full support to be our next Gilbert Mayor.”

Jim Hayden, Entrepreneur and CEO of Board Developer said of Jenn:

“As someone who deeply values the people of Gilbert, I’ve been involved in our business and civic community. Throughout my time as an active businessman, community servant, and citizen, I have studied the issues that impact Gilbert. I’ve worked to move our community forward and increase our quality of life. Throughout that process I have been able to work along side Jenn Daniels. I’ve seen her leadership capabilities as she studies issues, listens, and leads. Jenn is the right kind of leader for Gilbert as we create the future we want for our families, our businesses and our community. I hope you will join me in supporting my friend Jenn Daniels to serve as Gilbert’s next Mayor.”

As the campaign moves into the fall, Jenn Daniels and her team will continue to meet voters, gain support and spread her message of business growth, fiscal responsibility, innovation and successfully moving Gilbert into the future.

For more information please visit Jenn Daniels’ website at www.jenndaniels.com

Conservative Municipal Leaders across Maricopa County support Lisa Gray’s Team for Maricopa County Republican Leadership

Arizona Party Builders

Maricopa County  – Conservative leaders across Maricopa County are supporting Lisa Gray and her AZ Party Builders team for Maricopa County Republican Leadership.

Lisa Gray Municiple Endorsements

“I am proud to support Lisa Gray, Paul Brierley and the entire AZ Party Builders Team. They are the conservative leaders that Maricopa County needs right now. Please join me in supporting the AZ Party Builders Team.” – Jeff Weninger, Chandler Vice Mayor

“Over the past few years we have built a strongly conservative Town Council in Gilbert, and it’s making a huge difference. I am excited to see a Team like Lisa Gray’s Arizona Party Builders that will build our party to win elections at all levels. I’ve seen their work, and I know they are exactly what we need for our party.” – Jenn Daniels, Gilbert Town Council

“We are delighted to have the support and trust of city leaders from across the County,” said Gray. “Strong relationships between elected leaders and the grassroots is one of our priorities; having their support shows we’re already on the right track.”

Lisa Gray and her team, Paul Brierley, 1st Vice Chairman; Rene Lopez, 2nd Vice Chairman; Colleen Lombard, Secretary; and Walter Dudley, Treasurer, represent a broad segment of the County and have a combined 45 years of grassroots Republican leadership experience. They are known as the Arizona Party Builders because their focus will be on building the Party to win elections. Lisa and her team continue to garner the support of many conservatives across Maricopa County.

To learn more about the candidates and details of their plan, please visit www.AZPartyBuilders.com.

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Gilbert Mayor John Lewis Supports Local Override; Opposes Prop 204

No on 204

PHOENIX — Today Gilbert Mayor John Lewis joined a growing number of local leaders from across the state opposing the permanent $1 billion annual tax increase created by Prop 204.

“As Mayor of Gilbert and an advocate for Gilbert Education, I am voting ‘YES’ on our local override, which supports our families and businesses,” said Mayor Lewis. “The override continues the same funding level that our School District has been operating for ten years without an increase. However, Proposition 204 permanently raises taxes and is structured poorly, which does not help our families and businesses. I am voting ‘NO’ on 204.”

The Arizona Republic, The Arizona League of Cities and Towns, 11 Chambers of Commerce, 14 professional business associations, and 44 Mayors and local City Councilmembers have all come out in opposition to Prop 204. To see a complete list, click here.

“I greatly appreciate the leadership Mayor Lewis has brought to the East Valley,” added Doug Ducey, the Chairman for No New Taxes, No on 204. “Prop 204 includes hundreds of millions of dollars in special interest earmarks and cuts out tax revenue sharing with local municipalities. Arizona deserves real education reforms that Prop 204 just won’t deliver.”

To learn more about Proposition 204, please visit www.VoteNoOn204.com.

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Kirk Adams releases first individual testimonial video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2011
CONTACT: Chad Heywood

East Valley – Kirk Adams for Congress released its first individual testimonial from the campaign’s latest YouTube series titled “I Support Kirk Adams.”

The video features Gilbert Vice Mayor and Mother, Jenn Daniels, on why she supports Kirk Adams. To view the first part of the video testimonial series, please click here; otherwise click here for Jenn’s personal testimonial. Each individual in the video series offers a unique perspective and explains how Kirk Adams’s political courage, personal integrity, and conservative principles have had a positive impact on them and why he’s the right choice in 2012.

“The majority of my day is spent doing everyday Mom work, I spend the other largest portion of my day serving the Town of Gilbert and working as hard as possible to make sure this community is a great place to raise a family,” states Jenn.

“The old way in Washington clearly isn’t working. I’m worried just like every other American mother should be worried…we have a tremendous debt that we’re leaving for our children,” she observes, “Kirk doesn’t come from an old Washington family, he doesn’t come from a lobbyist background or someone who’s been in the mix, “Kirk worked on several pieces of Pro-Life legislation, took some to court and won,” she describes, “I appreciated his stance on that, his conviction on that.”

Adams is a husband, father, and small businessman. After joining the state House in 2006, he became 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.

Adams turned the tide in the House and put Arizona back on the path to fiscal responsibility with an aggressive agenda of reform, courageously taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona.

Adams, a lifelong East Valley resident, lives in Mesa with his wife JaNae their five children.

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Conservative Gilbert leaders endorse Kirk Adams for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 23, 2011
CONTACT: Chad Heywood

Conservative Gilbert leaders endorse Kirk Adams for Congress

Local leaders praise Adams’ ability to make the tough decisions to shake-up Washington and get America back on track.

GILBERT, AZ – Kirk Adams is proud to announce the latest additions to his growing conservative coalition: Gilbert Vice-Mayor Jenn Daniels and Council Members Eddie Cook, Ben Cooper and Jordan Ray.

“Kirk Adams is a rising leader for conservatives,” said Vice-Mayor Jenn Daniels. “He has proven that he is willing to make the difficult choices to solve our generational challenges. Kirk represents the values that families of Gilbert hold dear. He will be a strong, conservative leader for our community.”

Councilman Jordan Ray said: “Kirk Adams is just what our country needs in Congress. Kirk has a record of standing up for families and conservative values. As an East Valley small businessman, Kirk has a vested interest in making sure our community is successful. More than anything, Kirk has proven he has the guts to make the tough decisions to reform Washington.”

Adams welcomed these East Valley leaders to his growing coalition.

“I’m honored to have the support of Vice-Mayor Jenn Daniels and Council Members Eddie Cook, Jordan Ray and Ben Cooper. Our campaign continues to gain strength everyday. With the support of these respected community leaders, we are one step closer to shaking-up Washington.”

Kirk Adams is a rising star in the Republican Party, and a conservative reformer who shook-up Arizona’s state Capitol and will do the same thing in Congress.

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.

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LOCAL AUTHOR, BUSINESSMAN TAKES ON UNIONS IN GILBERT MUNICIPAL RACE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Melissa Wenzel,

LOCAL AUTHOR, BUSINESSMAN TAKES ON UNIONS IN GILBERT MUNICIPAL RACE

Mailer Calling Out Incumbent Infractions, Union Ties Hitting Mailboxes This Week

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 21, 2011) – There is little doubt budget battles have brought labor unions to the forefront of American politics. From California to Wisconsin to New Jersey, Americans are seeing city and state governments forced to contend with the unreasonable demands unions place on taxpayers already struggling with the economic downturn. What voters may not realize is how the hand of unions strikes close to home, even as close as the general election for the Town of Gilbert.

Robert S. Graham, local businessman and author of the right-to-work book, Job Killers: The American Dream in Reverse, has watched unions’ underhanded tactics infiltrate the politics of the incumbent candidates in Gilbert. As such, he is calling out the candidates’ actions in a direct mail piece that will hit Gilbert voters’ mailboxes this week.

“Voters deserve to know the truth about these incumbent candidates. I question their true support of Gilbert when they have supported tax increases in one of the worst recessions our country has ever experienced and accepted campaign contributions from outside union groups,” Graham said. “Why on earth do Phoenix, Mesa, Avondale and Goodyear unions have an interest in a Gilbert town race?”

Mailer highlights:

Linda Abbott

  • Voted for a 6% fee increase on businesses while voting for a 2% cost of living increase for public employees of Gilbert.
  • Voted to put a 17% sales tax increase on the ballot in the form of Prop. 406.
  • Accepted campaign contributions from local and national unions as far away as Washington, D.C.
  • Supported three tax increases in defiance of the Citizen Budget Committee’s recommendation of no new taxes.

Ben Cooper

  • Supported Prop 406 to increase the sales tax in Gilbert.

Les Presmyk

  • Accepted campaign contributions from public safety unions in Mesa, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Tempe and Avondale.
  • Voted to put a 17% sales tax increase on the ballot in the form of Prop. 406.
  • Supported three tax increases in defiance of the Citizen Budget Committee’s recommendation of no new taxes.

Dave Crozier

  • This year, has only attended 50% of council meetings.
  • Voted to put a 17% tax sales tax increase on the ballot in the form of Prop. 406.
  • Accepted campaign contributions from public safety unions in Mesa, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Peoria, Tempe and Goodyear.
  • Supported three tax increases in defiance of the Citizen Budget Committee’s recommendation of no new taxes.

It should also be noted all four of these candidates accepted donations from a Southwest Ambulance employees’ political-action committee. The donations to their accounts landed the same year they voted to extend the company’s contract with the city despite a request from Councilwoman Daniels to wait until after the election to expand.

“While Arizonans are fighting to keep their jobs, current Gilbert council members are working to pad the wallets of union members at the cost of tax payers,” Graham said. “It’s time Gilbert residents vote to protect their jobs and their livelihoods from the same erosive special interests bankrupting cities across our nation.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mJJa6RO0OM

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About Robert S. Graham

Robert S. Graham is President and CEO of RG Capital, a successful financial advisory, investment banking/consulting and corporate development business in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has also profitably managed three operating companies and three venture start-ups. Graham has been regionally recognized by AZ Business Magazine as one of the Top Entrepreneurs and nationally, by Boomer Market Advisor magazine as the 2007 Advisor of the Year.

Graham’s book, Job Killers: The American Dream in Reverse, tackles the labor movement, calling for its complete eradication. Graham spent years studying labor unions, calculating their influence on each state’s ability to thrive financially. His findings, detailed in the book, are surprising and have captured the attention of national and local media outlets and organizations.

For more information about Job Killers: The American Dream in Reverse, visit www.jobkillers.com. To schedule an interview with Graham, contact Melissa Wenzel at 602-579-5204 or Melissa.Wenzel@jobkillers.com