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PHOENIX (June 12, 2014) - State Senate Candidate and businessman Jeff Schwartz, is honored to be the recipient of endorsements by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

"I appreciate the comprehensive process these two organizations went through in making this decision and am encouraged by their support," said Schwartz.

Schwartz has identified jobs and the economy, education and public safety as his top priorities for the campaign. He thanks the business community for their confidence in his ability to serve and lead.

"Businesses looking to expand, relocate or start in Arizona, need to have confidence that the state legislature is working to make a business friendly state that won't over-regulate, over-tax, and over-burden them."

About Jeff Schwartz: Jeff Schwartz is a first time candidate for office. He is a Scottsdale businessman, cancer survivor, sports enthusiast, community volunteer and second-generation American.

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I’m proud to release a new web video this week highlighting support from veterans across the state. Their commitment to this country and Arizona is exceptional, and I am honored and extremely humbled to receive their endorsement. ducey

These brave men and women have fought for our country and deserve our support always, but now they need it more than ever before. As governor, I will do everything in my power — whether it’s reliable and responsible healthcare or growing the economy to provide more jobs — to ensure our veterans have every opportunity to thrive after they’ve left service.

In the video, U.S. Army veteran Tony Saputo talks about the importance of having a plan: “When you're in the military, you've got to have a plan. You've got to execute that plan and make it work.”

Here is the link to the video.

I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I often say that a plan that isn’t written down is a daydream – it’s something I learned at Procter & Gamble and I apply it everyday. As CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, I had a plan to build the business into a successful brand that is loved around the world.

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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 such a highly regarded organization.


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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 woman elected as Governor of Arizona.

Governor Hull was a well-respected leader who applied common-sense solutions, reached for compromise and always put Arizona's best interests ahead of politics. I'm humbled to have my journey from a freshman legislator to a high-ranking member of the Senate, and now pursuing the Office of Secretary of State, mirror the path she blazed for women in Arizona politics. I am honored to receive her endorsement.

“As a former Secretary of State, I know that the job requires a steady, experienced hand, an understanding of our state’s elections, and knowledge of the complex business regulatory environment. In this year’s election, the only candidate with the necessary experience and character for Secretary of State is Michele Reagan. With Michele Reagan’s experience on both the Commerce Committee and Senate Elections Committee, she is the only candidate with the necessary combination of a relevant, private-sector business background and appropriate legislative experience. I am proud to lend my name and my support to Michele Reagan’s candidacy for Secretary of State. "

- Former Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull

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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 our children first. When she served as the Governing Board President, she made many important, and sometimes difficult decisions. She was always able to build consensus, find solutions, and maintain fiscal accountability. I know that she will provide the same type of leadership on the Scottsdale City Council, and that's why I'm proud to lend my name in support of her candidacy. I'm confident that Jennifer will be a thoughtful, resolution-oriented, problem solver.  She will seek common ground with her Council colleagues, and work toward meaningful goals for our City, and she will be an enthusiastic, positive voice for the citizens of Scottsdale.  I hope that you will join me in supporting Jennifer Petersen for the Scottsdale City Council."


– Virginia Korte, Councilmember - Scottsdale City Council

Virginia has deep roots in Scottsdale and been a strong advocate for the city.  I look forward to working with Virginia on the important issues facing our city, and I am honored to receive her endorsement. 



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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 Child Safety stands as an independent agency that is more accountable and transparent than the agency it replaces. My exit vote, creating a more efficient, streamlined system to better serve our children, is something I am very proud to have cast. I hope future legislatures will continue to build on these reforms.

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