Valley Partnership Endorses Salmon for Congress


August 20, 2012
Salmon for Congress

Economic Development Group Becomes Latest Business Organization to Back Salmon

EAST VALLEY - Matt Salmon, former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district, today received the endorsement from Valley Partnership, the Valley of the Sun's premier advocacy group for responsible development. Valley Partnership's Federal Affairs Committee recommended Salmon's endorsement based on his questionnaire responses that focused on taxes, economic growth, banking regulation and over-regulation by federal agencies on development and energy issues. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse Salmon, the first time in their 25 year history that the organization endorsed in a primary election.

Valley Partnership joins the Mesa and Chandler Chambers of Commerce, the Small Business Alliance, the Associated General Contractors, the National Association of REALTORS and other business organizations in endorsing Salmon for Congress.

"The candidates that Valley Partnership endorses support out mission, economic development and job growth in the Valley and all of Arizona," Richard Hubbard, Valley Partnership CEO and President said. "We believe the policies and legislation they support will continue the positive activity that is occurring in the Valley's commercial real estate industry."

"It's an honor to receive yet another endorsement from an Arizona business organization," stated former Congressman Salmon. "I am humbled that so many of these groups trust my record of fighting for responsible economic development and have confidence in my ability to hit the ground running and begin advancing pro-growth policies and legislation. I've led this charge before and I am eager to return to Congress and do it again."

About Valley Partnership
Valley Partnership is the Valley of the Sun's premier advocacy group for responsible development. In its 25 years representing the commercial, industrial and master planned real estate development industry, Valley Partnership has presented a balanced, pro-development perspective and the Valley's best industry education and networking opportunities.

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.

Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, Utah Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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