Jennifer Petersen: Scottsdale Chamber has endorsed my campaign!

Friends, As a mother, a past School Board President and a Scottsdale resident for over 25 years, I understand the direct relationship between a strong education system and a healthy economy. My campaign’s focus on these issues has earned me the endorsement of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. It is a great honor to be the only non-incumbent recognized by … Read More

Michele Reagan: Former Governor Jane Dee Hull joins my campaign

Friends, My campaign received a big endorsement today from former Governor Jane Dee Hull. Arizona has a history of strong, female leaders and Governor Hull was there at the beginning of that legacy. She rose through the ranks in the House of Representatives becoming the first female Speaker of the House, served as Secretary of State and became the first … Read More

Supervisor Steve Chucri’s Quarterly Update

Community Update Sentinel Award Last month, I was honored with the Sentinel Award from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce for my efforts to reduce burdensome regulation and promote government efficiency since joining the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. I was thrilled to receive the honor with fellow awardees Arizona State Senator Steve Pierce and Superintendent of Public Instruction John … Read More

AZ Central’s Contrived “Fact Check” Won’t Touch Ducey

By Junkman Uncaged Although the scope of this blog and podcast will be national, from time to time I’ll write or talk about issues here in my home state of Arizona, particularly when the story, though local in scope, exemplifies a fundamental that applies nationwide. A number of newspapers and blogs across the country have established “fact check” features: ostensibly … Read More

Virginia Korte Endorsement

Friend,   I’m pleased to announce Councilwoman Virginia Korte has endorsed my campaign for Scottsdale City Council:    “I’ve had the honor of knowing and working with Jennifer Petersen for many years.  We became acquainted, and then became friends, during her service on the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board. Jennifer is an outstanding leader, always putting the needs of … Read More

My Final Vote Was To Protect Our Children by Michele Reagan

I’m pleased to say my final vote as a State Senator was to create a new agency that will protect our most vulnerable citizens – our children. The Senate unanimously passed a bill creating a stand-alone, cabinet agency whose core purpose is the protection and safety of our children. This is an historic moment for our state. The Department of … Read More

Holding Obama Accountable by Doug Ducey

Friend, As you may have seen on the news last week, hundreds of illegal immigrants – mostly women and children – were flown from Texas to Arizona and inhumanely left at Greyhound bus stations in Phoenix and Tucson because of a lack of federal immigration resources in Texas. It was another snapshot of all that’s wrong with immigration policy under … Read More

Why I Support Mary Hamway By Susan Bitter-Smith

Friend, I’m emailing you today to let you know about my good friend Mary Hamway who is running for the Arizona House of Representatives in District 28. I have known Mary for over 10 years, and believe she has the leadership and problem solving skills needed to tackle the tough issues facing our state. I have seen Mary’s leadership skills … Read More

John McCain: Shinseki’s Head Not Mine Please

John McCain learned an invaluable crisis communication lesson during and after his Keating Five debacle. If you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem. In other words, never be the status quo, especially when trouble hits. It is an approach that has served McCain well. In a world of crisis communication “experts” he may be the … Read More

PRESS RELEASE Riggs Files More Than 10,400 Signatures in Arizona Gubernatorial Ballot

Cave Creek, Arizona – Republican candidate for Governor, Arizona businessman and education consultant, and former U.S. Congressman Frank Riggs today filed more than 10,400 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office to qualify for the ballot. In less than four months, the Riggs campaign collected almost double the 5660 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. “No other candidate … Read More