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Greater Phoenix Chamber PAC endorses 33 ahead of November general election

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The chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than four decades, chamber representatives say. (File Photos/

Greater Phoenix Chamber: we support business-friendly candidates

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber political action committee has endorsed 33 candidates in local and legislative races prior to the Nov. 8 General Election.

The chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than four decades, according to a press release.

The Chamber PAC utilizes a board of directors, who conduct a rigorous vetting process to ensure endorsed candidates align with the priorities of the business community. The board consists of 21 members representing the chamber’s diverse membership of small, medium and large businesses.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee supports pro-business candidates for state and local offices regardless of political party affiliation,” said Chamber PAC Chair John Moody, in a prepared statement.

“Having business-friendly lawmakers 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, is more important than ever. After a careful assessment and deliberation, we are pleased to endorse candidates who have a solid understanding of issues impacting businesses and the challenges of our current economic and policy climate.”

Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO Todd Sanders says endorsements are in tune with the overall mission of the chamber.

“Both the PAC and the endorsement process are critical to our mission of advocating for economic prosperity in Arizona,” he said. “The PAC Board vetted many well-qualified candidates and chose to make election endorsements of those whose policies aligned closest to the chamber’s mission. The candidates we support are focused on Arizona’s economic recovery, job creation, and business retention and expansion. These candidates are truly dedicated to the economic future of Arizona.”

Greater Phoenix Chamber PAC endorsements:

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the chamber’s PAC for the 2022 general election:

District 1
Quang Nguyen (R), House
Selina Bliss (R), House

District 12
David Richardson (R), Senate
Terry Roe (R), House
Jim Chaston (R), House

District 22
Diego Espinoza (D), Senate
Lupe Contreras (D), House

District 2
Steve Kaiser (R), Senate
Justin Wilmeth (R), House

District 13
J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate
Jennifer Pawlik (D), House

District 25
Sine Kerr (R), Senate
Tim Dunn (R), House

District 3
John Kavanagh (R), Senate

District 16
T.J. Shope (R), Senate
Teresa Martinez (R), House

District 27
Kevin Payne (R), House
Ben Toma (R), House

District 4
Matthew Gress (R), House
Maria Syms (R), House

District 18
Christopher Mathis (D), House

District 28
Frank Carroll (R), Senate

District 5
Lela Alston (D), Senate
Jennifer Longdon (D), House
Amish Shah (D), House

District 19
David Gowan (R), Senate
Gail Griffin (R), House

District 29
Steve Montenegro (R), House

District 11
Marcelino Quinonez (D), House

City of Phoenix endorsements

District 20
Alma Hernandez (D), House

District 2
Jim Waring

District 4
Laura Pastor

District 8
Kesha Hodge Washington

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