More Chandler Leaders Endorse Salmon for Congress


September 10, 2012
Salmon for Congress

Vice Mayor Jeff Weninger and Councilman Kevin Hartke Become Latest to Support Former Congressman

EAST VALLEY - Matt Salmon, former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district, today received endorsements from Chandler Vice Mayor Jeff Weninger and City Councilman Kevin Hartke. Salmon has now received endorsements from Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, Chandler City Councilmembers Jeff Weninger, Jack Sellers, Rick Heumann and Kevin Hartke and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

Vice Mayor Weninger remarked, "We need a bold leader like Matt to represent us in Congress. I know he will do great things for our community and the entire East Valley."

Councilman Hartke stated, "Matt has always been a great representative for the East Valley community and I look forward to working with him when he returns to Congress."

"I am very excited to have the endorsements of Councilman Hartke and Councilman Weninger," stated former Congressman Salmon. "Both men have been great leaders for Chandler and have helped put the city on a path to more prosperity. I believe the relationship between a congressional delegate and municipal leaders is key and I am looking forward to working with both of them as we continue to improve Chandler."

About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.

About Vice Mayor Jeff Weninger and Councilman Kevin Hartke
Vice Mayor Jeff Weninger has been a Chandler resident since 1997. He began his tenure on the City Council in June 2006. He has been active in the community coaching youth soccer and serving on the Board of Directors of the Chandler Compadre Branch of the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley.

Councilmember Kevin Hartke is a 26-year resident of Chandler. Although he began his tenure on City Council in January of 2011, he also served on City Council for a year as an interim Councilmember in 2008. He is the director of For Our City-Chandler, vice president of the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona (DCFA) and executive board member of the Chandler Coalition On Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA).

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