Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Announces Endorsements for 2014 Primary Election

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (GPCC PAC) has endorsed 39 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the August 26th, 2014 Primary Election.  The Chamber PAC spans over three decades of support for candidates in local and state races who have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and supportive of issues affecting business success in the Greater Phoenix region and Arizona.

“The PAC Board always takes this task very seriously, and this year was no exception,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber PAC Chairman John W. Moody.  “After careful analysis and thoughtful deliberation, the PAC Board has selected candidates who understand the importance of maintaining a pro-business environment and who are willing to collaborate in order to best advance policies that will continue to support jobs, a viable business community, and create long-term economic stability.”

“The PAC is a Chamber cornerstone, vital to our mission of supporting and sustaining member businesses,” remarked Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. ” This year we heard from many qualified candidates, and chose to make primary election endorsements of those whose policies and work-style are closely in line with our major initiatives of boosting Arizona’s economy through economic development, job creation and business retention. Our future as Arizonans hinges on our involvement in the 2014 elections. Our main concern is electing candidates that will continue moving Arizona forward.”

Following is the list of candidates endorsed by the GPCC PAC:


District 1Steve Pierce (R), Senate

Karen Fann (R), House


District 15Heather Carter (R), House District 23Effie Carlson (R), House

Jeff Schwartz (R), Senate

District 4Lynne Pancrazi (D), Senate District 16Taylor McArthur (R), Senate

Doug Coleman (R), House


District 24Rich Bauer (D), House


District 8Frank Pratt (R), House

T.J. Shope (R), House

District 17Steve Yarbrough (R), Senate

J.D. Mesnard (R), House

Jeff Weninger (R), House


District 25Bob Worsley (R), Senate

Justin Olson (R), House

District 9Ethan Orr (R), House


District 18Jeff Dial (R), Senate

Bob Robson (R), House

John King (R), House


District 27Catherine Miranda (D), Senate

Reginald Bolding (D), House


District 10Bruce Wheeler (D), House District 19Lupe Chavira Contreras (D), Senate

Mark Cardenas (D), House


District 28Adam Driggs (R), Senate

Kate Brophy McGee (R), House


District 11Scott Bartle (R), Senate District 20Paul Boyer (R), House District 30Robert Meza (D), Senate


District 13Don Shooter (R), SenateDiane Landis (R), House District 21Debbie Lesko (R), Senate

Rick Gray (R), House

Tony Rivero (R), House


District 14Gail Griffin (R), Senate

David Gowan (R), House

District 22David Livingston (R), House

Phil Lovas (R), House

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 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 Super 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 of Commerce is one of two Chambers in the state to achieve Super PAC status.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1888 and representing 2,500 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s largest and most-established business organization. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community with local chapters in Anthem, Deer Valley and South Mountain/Laveen.

Paid for by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee.


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