The NFIB/Arizona family loudly applauds Governor-elect Doug Ducey for naming NFIB-member Kirk Adams to be his chief of staff.
“Naming a chief of staff is one of the most important appointments any governor can make,” said Farrell Quinlan, NFIB/Arizona state director, “but choosing someone whose roots, legislative record and policy knowledge of small business are deeper than anyone’s is major coup not only for NFIB, but for the majority of business owners who employ more Arizonans than big businesses do and generate almost every new job in the state. Governor-elect Ducey has wasted no time in proving he’s a man of his word by elevating small-business representation to the top.”
According to a news release
issued by the governor-elect, “A native to the state, Adams is roundly-respected throughout Arizona for both his strong leadership experience and deep understanding of state policy. Adams first joined the Arizona House in 2006, and just two years later, he launched a long-shot – and successful – bid for House Speaker at the age of 35. Adams assumed his role in the House during a time of economic hardship and record deficits, helping to usher in the largest reductions to government spending in state history and instituting major reforms.
“An Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow, Adams has a small business background in insurance and previously served as chairman of the Arizona Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).”
[Photo above: Former House Speaker and Leadership Council Chairman Kirk Adams]