Small Business PAC Makes Second Round of Legislative Candidate Endorsements

Date: August 09, 2018

NFIB adds 12 more candidates for Arizona Legislature to previous 31

Contact: Chad Heinrich, Arizona State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

PHOENIX, Ariz., August 9, 2018—Twelve more candidates for the Arizona State Legislature were endorsed by NFIB Arizona PAC, today. The political action committee for Arizona’s leading small-business association now has given its nod to 43 men and women who could cast yes-or-no votes vital to the survival of small business in Arizona.

“Our prior, pre-primary endorsements [see list here] were for incumbent state senators and state representatives running for re-election,” said Chad Heinrich, NFIB’s Arizona state director speaking for the PAC. “Today’s endorsements are for current state senators running for State House seats and for current state representatives running for State Senate seats. First- and second-round endorsements were all based on 11 votes taken in the State House and 10 votes taken in the State Senate.”

A list and description of the bills can be read here. Following the August 28 Primary Election, NFIB Arizona PAC will consider endorsements for candidates running in open seats and challengers to incumbents. Today’s announced endorsements, followed by their voting record, went to:

State Senate

  • District 11 Vince Leach 100 percent
  • District 12 Eddie Farnsworth 91 percent
  • District 14 Drew John 100 percent
  • District 15 Heather Carter 100 percent
  • District 17 J.D. Mesnard 100 percent
  • District 20 Paul Boyer 100 percent
  • District 22 David Livingston 100 percent
  • District 23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita 100 percent

State House of Representatives

  • District 12 Warren Petersen 100 percent
  • District 14 Gail Griffin 100 percent
  • District 15 Nancy Barto 100 percent
  • District 23 John Kavanagh 100 percent


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