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Paton announces Veterans Coalition; proud to have support of fellow vets

Posted: September 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm   /   by

ICYMI . . .

From Paton for Congress:

Jonathan Paton today announced “Veterans for Paton,” a coalition group of veterans who stand in strong support of his candidacy for Congress in Arizona’s First District.

“Americans can always count on the soldier, sailor, airman and Marine, and I believe that we need to honor our commitments to the men and women who fight for us,” said Paton.  “I am proud to have served in Iraq with the United States Army Reserve, and I am humbled to have the support of my fellow veterans.”

“As a combat veteran, Jonathan Paton has the experience and perspective Congress desperately needs. He has served Arizonans – and all Americans – not just as an officer in the Army Reserve, but as a true public servant and an effective legislator,” commented Doug Fiihr, veteran of both the Vietnam War and the liberation of Iraq, and a member of the Veterans for Paton Coalition.  “I have no doubt that Jonathan will commit himself to creating a more secure future for America in the form of a thriving and robust economy and a society where individual liberty and freedom matter.  Jonathan exemplifies the courage and dedication we expect out of our nation’s leaders, and it’s an honor to support Jonathan in his race for Congress.”

About the Candidate: Jonathan Paton is a lifelong Arizonan who learned the value of hard work from his parents. After working his way through college as a roofer and dishwasher, Paton graduated from the University of Arizona summa cum laude and with honors. In 1999, Paton enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. In 2000, he was named “Soldier of the Year” for his battalion, brigade, and eventually for the entire 104th Division in 2000. A state representative and senator from 2005 through 2010, Paton made international news after he voluntarily enlisted for service in Iraq in 2006.

About Congressional District 1: The new First Congressional District stretches from northern Pima County all the way to the Utah border, and encompasses many diverse communities including Marana, Oro Valley, Saddlebrooke, Casa Grande, Maricopa City, Globe, Safford, the White Mountains, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Navajo Nation.