News Release: Republican Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith Endorses Mary Hamway for the Arizona House of Representatives

PHOENIX (Tuesday, April 1, 2014) – Former Vice Mayor and Councilwoman for the Town of Paradise Valley Mary Hamway announced the endorsement from Republican Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith in her bid for the Arizona House in District 28. Bitter Smith, a native Arizonan and former member of the Scottsdale City Council, was elected to the Corporation Commission in November 2012.
Bitter Smith’s endorsement adds to the growing list of supporters for the Hamway campaign, which over the past 40 days has announced endorsements from eight Republican Mayors and five Republican council members.
“I have seen Mary’s leadership skills not only as a Paradise Valley Town Council member, but also as a community volunteer,” said Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith. “The results of those skills are visible in such successful projects as the redone municipal complex at Kiva Elementary School and a Bill Keane tribute statute available for all to enjoy. Her ability to get things done, along with her knowledge of issues vital to Arizona are the reasons I strongly support Mary’s candidacy for the Arizona House of Representatives.”
Commissioner Bitter Smith added, “Arizona’s future is tied to sound natural resource policy and assured water supplies. One of Mary’s great strengths is her unique knowledge of water and natural resource issues. This background, as well as her long record of public service, makes her uniquely qualified to serve as a member of the Arizona Legislature.”
Mary Hamway concluded, “I am honored to have Commissioner Bitter Smith’s support and am humbled by her kind words. I have known Susan for many years and have always admired her leadership in advancing sound public policy. As State Representative, I will focus on creating quality jobs for Arizonans, improving our education system, and making state government smaller and more efficient.”