Arizona Republic Endorses Steve Chucri

| September 29 2012

From Steve Chucri for County Supervisor:

MARICOPA COUNTY - Today, the Arizona Republic endorsed Steve Chucri for Maricopa County Supervisor over his General Election Democratic opponent. The Republic praised Chucri as “competent and professional-minded” and also reaffirmed his understanding of how government regulations can have a deep negative impact on business and free enterprise.

“The executive director of the Arizona Restaurant Association, Chucri argues with good authority that small business – significantly, including restaurants – suffer from an overabundance of government regulations.” The Republic went on to say, “if any candidate in this year’s local elections seems to deliver an aura of ‘change,’ it would be Chucri.”

Steve Chucri is also endorsed by: Governor Jan Brewer, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, U. S. Senator Jon Kyl, Congressman Jeff Flake, Congressman Ben Quayle, Congressman David Schweikert, Congressman Paul Gosar, Congressman Trent Franks, State Senate President Steve Pierce, Speaker of the House Andy Tobin, State Treasurer Doug Ducey, Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek, Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia, Fountain Hills Councilmembers Cecil Yates & Dennis Brown & Tait D. Elkie, Fountain Hills School District Member Dr. C.T. Wright, Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Gilbert Councilmembers Jenn Daniels & Eddie Cook & Victor Peterson, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Mesa Vice Mayor Scott Somers, Mesa Councilmembers Dina Higgins & Dave Richins, Phoenix Councilmembers Bill Gates & Sal DiCiccio & Jim Waring, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, and Paradise Valley Mayor Scott LeMarr. Chucri has served as the President & CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) since 2002. Under his leadership and tireless work ethic, the ARA and restaurant industry has enjoyed a substantial growth in sales in what will amount to a ten billion dollar industry in Arizona this year alone.

As President and CEO of the ARA, Chucri represents business owners and sees firsthand how the actions of local, state, and federal governments can positively or negatively impact restaurants and other small businesses in Arizona. Chucri’s experiences as a businessman, husband, and father have given him invaluable insight into the needs of his community and ensure that, as County Supervisor, he will always put people before politics.

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