Speaker Pro Tempore J.D. Mesnard Endorses Robert Graham for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party
PHOENIX — Legislative District 17 Representative and in-coming Speaker Pro Tempore J.D. Mesnard has endorsed Robert Graham for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Mesnard, who is the current Chairman of the House Commerce Committee and was named “Representative of the Year” by business leaders for his 2012 job-creation legislation, stated his support of Graham is because of his business background, conservative principles and grassroots experience.
“Arizona Republicans owe Robert a debt of gratitude for leading the financial fight against special interest-driven ballot measures like Propositions 204 and 121,” said Mesnard. “He helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in those efforts, without which Republicans may not have defeated the biggest proposed tax increase in state history. The Arizona Republican Party needs someone who not only understands business at the highest level, but who also knows how to advance conservative principles and bring about political success. That person is Robert Graham. I hope you will join me in supporting his candidacy for Republican Party Chairman.”
“I am honored to have the support of Representative Mesnard,” said Graham. “J.D. represents the best and brightest of Arizona’s Republican Party. He is a strong conservative who understands the political process and knows what Republicans need to do to create jobs, improve our education system, and secure our state’s future. I am grateful for such strong conservative leadership in our state and look forward to having J.D. as part of the team as we bring success to the Republican Party in Arizona.”