In Arizona having noteworthy names has often led to electoral success. Democrat Paul Newman was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission, even though he came from a small town in southern Arizona.
Then there was Sandra Kennedy, an African-American and former state legislator who put shamrocks on her campaign signs to suggest she was part of the famous family back east. She won too.
And don’t forget Bob Stump who purportedly altered his name to that of a revered Arizona congressman. It worked. Stump was elected to the legislature and then the Arizona Corporation Commission.
So that brings us to Dan Schweiker, an executive with China Mist Tea Company. He’s running for the Scottsdale City Council. And who is the popular U.S. Congressman for the Scottsdale area? David Schweikert.