Tom O'Halleran Statement Supporting Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Teachers' Union

Sedona, AZ – Today Tom O'Halleran released the following statement supporting the outcome of the Supreme Court's ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association:

 "American workers have gone too long without a pay raise and deserve to have their voices heard and addressed. I'm glad to see the Court recognize and respect the role played by unions that negotiate a fair deal for employees. Fair is fair."


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Living in Arizona’s First District for over two decades, Tom has committed himself to improving the lives of others. In 1966 he joined the Chicago Police Department where he was an officer and one of the youngest homicide investigators in the city’s history. In 1979 Tom became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) where he opened up his own business and served two terms on the board of directors. Tom is a past member of the Board for Prevent Child Abuse, Arizona, and was a founding member of Arizona’s Children’s Caucus at the legislature. Tom continued his commitment to public service during his eight years in the Arizona legislature where he built a reputation for taking on tough challenges despite the political consequences. After serving his constituents in the legislature, Tom maintained his commitment to protecting Arizona’s natural beauty as the President of Keep Sedona Beautiful and as a Chairperson on the Verde River Basin Partnership.


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