Jerry Colangelo Endorses Vernon Parker in CD-9 GOP Primary

Momentum growing for Vernon Parker in race for CD-9

Today, Arizona business leader Jerry Colangelo announced his support for Vernon Parker in the race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. Parker who recently announced for Congress continues to build momentum and a wide range of support for his bid to represent the new District.

“Arizona has the opportunity to elect a leader who transcends politics,” said Colangelo. “The American dream lives on through Vernon Parker. He will be the champion Arizona business leaders and citizens need to get this economy back on track.”

Colangelo joins the many other Valley notables to endorse Parker’s campaign, including Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, Paradise Valley Mayor Scott LeMarr, Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Mary Hamway, former State Representative Mark Thompson, Paradise Valley Councilmembers Michael Collins, Paul Dembow, Lisa Trueblood, and Dan Schweiker.

“I am honored to have Jerry Colangelo’s support,” said Parker. “He’s an Arizona business icon and an innovator who has changed Arizona’s destiny. I look forward to working with him and other business leaders to enact pro-growth reforms to get Arizona’s residents back to work.”

Parker, 52, is a rising star in the Republican Party. He is current councilman and former mayor of Paradise Valley. Raised by his grandmother in a severely underprivileged neighborhood, Parker was able to escape his environment through love, education, and hard work.

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  1. Johnny on the spot says

    CD 9 Congressional Candidate Vernon Parker’s house under foreclosure?

    Aren’t we looking for fiscal responsibility?

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