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General Election Endorsements – Phoenix

The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee has endorsed Wes Gullett and Eric Frederick for Mayor and City Council, respectively. Please vote for both Wes Gullett and Eric Frederick when you receive your ballot.

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City of Phoenix Primary Election – Endorsements

Our initial endorsements in the City of Phoenix Election are as follows:

Mayor – Jennifer Wright
Council, District 1 – Eric Frederick
Council, District 2 – Jim Waring
Council, District 3 – Bill Gates
Council, District 5 – Charlie Ellis
Council, District 7 – Janet Contreras
Proposition 1 – NO

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Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee Endorses Jim Waring for Phoenix Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday August 1, 2011
CONTACT: info@arizonataxpayeraction.com

(Phoenix, AZ) – The Arizona Taxpayer Action Committee is pleased to announce the endorsement of former State Senator, Jim Waring, in the race for Phoenix City Council, District Two.

During his service in the Arizona State Senate, Jim Waring earned the title of ‘Champion’ and ‘Friend of the Taxpayer,’ a ranking bestowed by the Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the largest grassroots taxpayer educational organization in the State of Arizona.

Shane Wikfors, Treasurer of the Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee, commented on the race, “Our expectations are high as we anticipate the difficult decisions ahead for the City of Phoenix but we believe Jim’s experience, wisdom and temperament will prevail in bringing sound fiscal sanity back to city governance.”

The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee issued this critical endorsement days ahead of thousands of early ballots being mailed to Phoenix voters on Thursday, August 4th.

Candidates were asked a variety of questions related to tax rates, types of taxation, city budgeting, unions and the growth of city government. The survey is available online here.

“The race for District Two is the epitome of the battle between government unions and taxpayers,” Wikfors said. “We believe Jim Waring represents the interests of taxpayers and will hold special interest government unions in check,” he said.

The PAC is expected to make one final endorsements in the race for Phoenix Councils, District 3 and, in the mayoral and council races in Tucson.

The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee (ATAC) is the largest taxpayer advocacy political action committee in Arizona. ATAC recently participated in and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision eliminating the matching funds provision of Arizona’s “Clean Election” law.

For more information about the Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee, please visit www.ArizonaTaxpayerAction.com or email the committee at info@arizonataxpayeraction.com.

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Arizona Taxpayer’s Endorse Wright, Frederick, Ellis and Contreras in Phoenix Mayor Council Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2011
CONTACT: info@arizonataxpayeraction.com

(Phoenix, AZ) – The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee announced its initial endorsements for Phoenix City Council today setting the stage for voters to make clear decisions in the August 30th Election. Early ballots will be sent out next Thursday, August 4th.

Candidates were asked a variety of questions related to tax rates, types of taxation, city budgeting, unions and the growth of city government. The survey is available online at: http://arizonataxpayeraction.com/documents/surveys/city/ATACCityCandidateSurvey2011.pdf.

This initial round of endorsements includes the following candidates:

Phoenix Mayor – Jennifer Wright
Phoenix Council, District 1 – Eric Frederick
Phoenix Council, District 5 – Charlie Ellis
Phoenix Council, District 7 – Janet Contreras

Shane Wikfors, Treasurer for the political action committee remarked, “Voters have an obligation to elect the best candidates who will protect the taxpayers of the City of Phoenix.” He added, “We believe these are the best candidates to lead Phoenix government back to fiscal sanity and away from the unhealthy relationship with government unions.”

The PAC is expected to make additional endorsements over the next week including in the race for Phoenix Councils, districts 2 and 3 and, in the mayoral and council races in Tucson.

The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee (ATAC) is the largest taxpayer advocacy political action committee in Arizona. ATAC recently participated in and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision eliminating the matching funds provision of Arizona’s “Clean Election” law.

For more information about the Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee, please visit www.ArizonaTaxpayerAction.com or email the committee at info@arizonataxpayeraction.com.

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Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee Candidate Survey Available

The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee has released its 2011 City Candidate Survey.

Candidates are urged to download the survey and return it to the PAC as soon as possible. This will ensure that a candidate is considered for endorsement.

Once a candidate completes and returns the survey, the committee will evaluate the responses as part of the endorsement process.

Other factors influencing an ATAC endorsement included incumbency, voting record, viability and

If a candidate does not return our survey, this may negatively impact an endorsement. Essentially, No survey, No endorsement.

We also ask our supporters and voters to contact a candidate and ask them to return our survey.

The link to our survey is located here.

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Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee will participate in upcoming Phoenix elections

The Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee (ATAC) has decided that it will participate in the upcoming City of Phoenix election as an independent expenditure committee.

Effective immediately, ATAC has filed a Statement of Organization with the City of Phoenix City Clerk (Elections Department.) By filing, we are now enabled to raise and spend money on behalf of candidates running for city council and mayor.

The next step is to begin raising money and that’s where you are crucial to our success.

Once we issue our candidate survey and a candidate returns it, we will evaluate the candidate’s response and make an endorsement if appropriate. An endorsement may or may not prompt us to make an independent expenditure on behalf of a candidate.

Nevertheless, we would appreciate your financial support to allow us to have an impact in these critical races.

Please donate today by visiting our secure donation page at this link.

As always, thank you for your support!

 

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