Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has made its 2018 election endorsements for the state Legislature.

“We believe we have endorsed a slate of outstanding candidates who are all committed to advancing public policy that makes Arizona more economically competitive,” Hamer said. “We look forward to working with each of these individuals at the Capitol to make Arizona the absolute best place in the country to grow a business thanks to attractive tax, workforce, regulatory and education environments.”

The Chamber maintains a rigorous process for supporting individuals for the Legislature. Incumbent legislative candidates were evaluated based on their voting record as it relates to the Chamber policy agenda and their commitment to enhancing Arizona’s competitive standing. Challenger candidates were asked to complete a questionnaire about their policy positions before participating in a candidate interview with members of the Chamber Public Affairs Committee. The Public Affairs Committee made recommendations for candidate endorsements to the Board of Directors, which ultimately voted on the final endorsements.

“There are many big issues facing the state that will determine whether Arizona continues its upward trajectory, or whether we’ll take a step back,” Hamer said. “These challengers and incumbents – Republicans and Democrats – are committed to ensuring Arizona’s best days are ahead.”

The Chamber’s endorsements are as follows:

Karen Fann, LD1
Sonny Borrelli, LD5
Sylvia Allen, LD6
Frank Pratt, LD8
David Bradley, LD10
Vince Leach, LD11
Sine Kerr, LD13
Drew John, LD14
Heather Carter, LD15
J.D. Mesnard, LD17
Sean Bowie, LD18
Lupe Contreras, LD19
Paul Boyer, LD20
Rick Gray, LD21
David Livingston, LD22
Kate Brophy McGee, LD28

LD1, Jodi Rooney
LD2, Christopher Ackerley and Daniel Hernandez
LD5, Regina Cobb
LD6, Bob Thorpe and Stuart McDaniel
LD8, David Cook and T.J. Shope
LD9, Ana Henderson and JP Martin
LD10, Todd Clodfelter
LD13, Darin Mitchell and Timothy Dunn
LD14, Becky Nutt and Gail Griffin
LD15, John Allen
LD17, Jeff Weninger and Nora Ellen
LD18, Jill Norgaard and Greg Patterson
LD19, Diego Espinoza and Lorenzo Sierra
LD20, Anthony Kern and Shawnna Bolick
LD21 Kevin Payne and Tony Rivero
LD22, Ben Toma
LD23, John Kavanagh and Jay Lawrence
LD25, Rusty Bowers and Michelle Udall
LD27, Roberto Sanchez
LD28, Kathy Pappas Petsas
LD29, Cesar Chavez
LD30, Robert Meza and Bill Brotherton