Greater Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee (GPC PAC) has endorsed 56 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the August 28 Primary Election. The Chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than three decades.

“For nearly 40 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee has identified and supported pro-business candidates for state and local offices of both political parties,” explained GPC PAC Chairman John Moody. “After an in-depth interview and policy analysis process for the 2018 primary election cycle, we are pleased to endorse candidates we believe understand the issues impacting the success of business, and who are willing to collaborate to advance policies that will support a prosperous economy in the Greater Phoenix Region and throughout the state of Arizona.”

“The PAC and the endorsement process are cornerstones of the Chamber, vital to our mission of advocating for and supporting our member businesses,” said Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO. “Once again, the PAC Board interviewed many well-qualified candidates and chose to make primary election endorsements of those whose policies and agendas are most closely aligned with the overall mission of the Chamber. The Chamber is proud to support candidates focused on boosting Arizona’s economy through job creation and business retention and expansion. These candidates are truly dedicated moving Arizona forward.

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the GPC PAC for the 2018 Primary Election:

District 1
Karen Fann (R), Senate
Noel Campbell (R), House
Jodi Rooney (R), House

District 2
Chris Ackerley (R), House
Daniel Hernandez (D), House

District 3
Alma Hernandez (D), house

District 5
Leo Biasiucci (R), House
Regina Cobb (R), House

District 6
Sylvia Allen (R), Senate
Stuart McDaniel (R), House
Bob Thorpe (R), House

District 8
Frank Pratt (R), Senate
T.J. Shope (R), House
David Cook (R), House

District 9
Ana Henderson (R), House
JP Martin (D), House

District 10
David Bradley (D), Senate
Todd Clodfelter (R), House

District 11
Vince Leach (R), Senate

District 12
Travis Grantham (R), House

District 13
Sine Kerr (R), Senate
Darin Mitchell (R), House
Tim Dunn (R), House

District 14
Drew John (R), Senate
Gail Griffin (R), House
Becky Nutt (R), House

District 15
Heather Carter (R), Senate
John Allen (R), House

District 16
Lisa Godzich (R), House

District 17
J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate
Nora Ellen (R), House
Jeff Weninger (R), House

District 18
Sean Bowie (D), Senate
Jill Norgaard (R), House
Greg Patterson (R), House

District 19
Lupe Contreras (D), Senate
Diego Espinoza (D), House
Lorenzo Sierra (D), House

District 20
Paul Boyer (R), Senate
Shawnna Bolick (R), House
Anthony Kern (R), House

District 21
Rick Gray (R), Senate
Kevin Payne (R), House
Tony Rivero (R), House

District 22
David Livingston (R), Senate
Ben Toma (R), House

District 23
John Kavanagh (R), House
Jay Lawrence (R), House

District 25
Rusty Bowers (R), House
Michelle Udall (R), House

District 27
Reginald Bolding (D), House
Roberto Sanchez Garcia (D), House

District 28
Kate Brophy McGee (R), Senate
Kathy Petsas (R), House
Maria Syms (R), House

District 29
Cesar Chavez (D), House

District 30
Bill Brotherton (D), House
Robert Meza (D), House

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee

The Chamber PAC was established in 1978 to help pro-business candidates get elected to state, county and local offices and ultimately improve the overall business climate in Greater Phoenix. The Chamber first became a Mega PAC in 2003—the first Chamber in Arizona to achieve this elite distinction which allows the PAC to drastically increase its support of pro-business candidates. To date, the Greater Phoenix Chamber is one of two Chambers in the state to achieve Mega PAC status.

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.