Pima, Thatcher, and Safford Mayors Endorse Speaker Andy Tobin for Congress
Speaker Andy Tobin, who is running against incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick for the Congressional District 4 seat, has been endorsed by three key Mayors in Graham County, including Thatcher's Democrat Mayor, Bob Rivera. Three Graham County Supervisors have also unified behind Speaker Tobin earlier this week.
"I am proud to support Andy Tobin for Congress. As a Democrat Mayor in Graham County, we don't always see eye-to-eye on every issue,” said Thatcher Mayor Bob Rivera. "However, Speaker Tobin has always considered my point of view and we have usually found some common ground. He has shown that he fights for the people of Thatcher in the Arizona legislature. That is why I am endorsing Speaker Tobin for U.S. Congress. I believe he will take this desperately needed spirit of bipartisanship to Washington.”
"The Town of Pima is one of the smallest incorporated communities in Arizona. However, Speaker Tobin has always advocated for us in the State Capitol,” said Pima Mayor George Lemen. “Speaker Tobin has always supported legislation that stopped the Department of Revenue from abusing its power, including his successful billion-dollar tax cuts and the balancing of Arizona’s budget. That's why I'm endorsing Andy Tobin for Congress."
"It is my sincere pleasure to endorse Andy Tobin for Congress,” said Safford Mayor Chris Gibb. “He has always advocated for Safford's efforts to have the federal government honor their commitments under the Gila River Water Settlement, allowing us access to our own water source. We need Andy in Congress to finish the job. We all need to help Andy in his effort to replace Ann Kirkpatrick in Congress… again."
“The outpouring of support that we feel coming from Graham County this week is very empowering to me,” said Speaker Andy Tobin. “Rural Arizona is the backbone of the state. Rural Arizonans are the lifeblood of our industrial and agricultural economies. To have the support of Mayors Rivera, Lemen, and Gibb along with three Graham County Supervisors earlier in the week tells me that our conservative message is connecting with Arizonans across the state. It is my mission to take Arizona’s fight to Washington. I do not take for granted the trust that these great leaders have bestowed upon me."