FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4th, 2018
Elected Officials Across Arizona Back Tom O’Halleran as He Seeks Re Election
FLAGSTAFF – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran announced the support of over 30 elected officials from within Arizona’s 1st Congressional District and across the state. From Marana to Holbrook, Flagstaff to Globe, Congressman O’Halleran has overwhelming support throughout the district.
"Congressman O'Halleran has been an advocate in making sure cities across Arizona have the resources they need to be successful,” said Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans. “From protecting Community Development Block Grants to advocating for projects like the Rio de Flag flood control project, he has consistently shown he is an ally of communities throughout the district. I am honored to stand with him as he seeks to return to Washington and continue to fight for Arizonan families."
"Tom O'Halleran has been a strong and consistent voice for tribal and rural communities throughout Arizona since being elected to Congress,” said Senator Jamescita Peshlakai. “Through his help, rural America is getting the resources and attention it deserves as we adapt to the 21st-century economy. Congress needs more people like Tom who are willing to stand up for what’s right rather than their personal interests."
"Tom O'Halleran is one of the few true leaders sitting in Congress today. Many people in Congress buckled under pressure and voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Tom had the guts to stand up for the families who put them there in the first place,” stated House Democratic Leader Rebecca Rios. “Those families count on Medicaid for their health coverage, and Tom protected them. Whether it was our time working together in the state legislature, or his efforts now with the Problem Solvers Caucus, he has stood above partisan bickering to help hardworking Arizonans."
"I am honored to receive the support from so many elected officials from Congressional District 1 and across Arizona. People who work as Mayors, County Supervisors and State Senators and Representatives need to make sure that the garbage gets picked up, our schools stay open and our roads get fixed, and much more. A big part of my job in Congress is listening to them to understand what communities all over Arizona need. I am thankful to have the support and friendship of these folks and I consider it my solemn duty to work hard to bring home the resources Arizona needs."
37 elected officials across the district and within the state have pledged their support for Congressman O’Halleran as he works towards re-election:
Liz Archuletta, Coconino County Board of Supervisors
Art Babbott, Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Independent)
Lena Fowler, Coconino County Board of Supervisors
Matt Ryan, Coconino County Board of Supervisors
Jesse Thompson, Navajo County Board of Supervisors
Dawnafe Whitesinger, Navajo County Board of Supervisors
Pete Rios, Pinal County Board of Supervisors
Sharon Bronson, Pima County Board of Supervisors
Bill Ring, Coconino County Attorney
Sheriff KC Clark, Navajo County
Mayor Coral Evans, Flagstaff
Mayor Al Gameros, Globe
Mayor Bobby Tyler, Holbrook
Mayor Mila Besich-Lira, Superior
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson
Jamie Whelan, Councilmember, Flagstaff City Council
Jim McCarthy, Councilmember, Flagstaff City Council
Ralph Varela, Councilmember, Casa Grande City Council
Lisa Fitzgibbons, Councilmember, Casa Grande City Council
Mary Kortsen, Councilmember, Casa Grande City Council (Independent)
Senator Katie Hobbs, Democratic Leader, LD 24
Senator Steve Farley, Assistant Democratic Leader, LD 9
Senator Martin Quezada, Democratic Whip, LD 29
Senator David Bradley, LD 10
Senator Sean Bowie, LD 18
Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford, LD 3
Senator Andrea Dalessandro, LD 2
Senator Robert Meza, LD 30
Senator Lis Otondo, LD 4
Senator Jamescita Peshlakai, LD 7
Representative Rebecca Rios, Democratic Leader, LD 27
Representative Wenona Benally, LD 7
Representative Ken Clark, LD 24
Representative Lela Alston, LD 24
Representative Mark Cardenas, LD 19
Representative Daniel Hernandez, LD 2
Representative César Chávez, LD 29
Tom O’Halleran represents Arizona’s First Congressional District in Congress, where he fights to get rural communities the support they deserve. Tom’s priorities are protecting Social Security, standing up for Arizona families’ access to affordable healthcare, investing in rural infrastructure, and upholding our nation’s commitment to our veterans. He has been a strong voice for ethics and accountability, both in cracking down on perks for Members of Congress, and insisting the Administration abide by the law and ethical rules in spending and other actions. A resident of the Sedona area for over 20 years, Tom has committed his life to public service, having been a police officer, a homicide detective and a legislator focused on serving his constituents.