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McArthur throws his chapeau into the ring for LD 16 senate seat

Posted: July 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm   /   by


taylor_mcarthurTaylor McArthur announced today that he will seek the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Rich Crandall (R-16).  McArthur cites his concern for the future of LD16 and the state of Arizona as his motivation to serve.

McArthur stated: “My wife and I love Arizona and the East Valley.  We look forward to raising our family here, just like my parents and their parents before them.  Unfortunately, over the past few years we have experienced one of the worst economic recessions in our history.  Many have suffered the loss of jobs, homes, retirement savings, and worst of all, many have lost hope.  I know that we can and must do a better job of enacting policies that will allow the people of our state to prosper.”  McArthur went on to say: “Who we elect is important. I know that Arizona can be a better place to live, work and play.  My background, education and experience will be vital in developing sound policies for our state.”

McArthur was born and raised in the East Valley and graduated from Higley High School in Gilbert.  He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.   He gained valuable experience in business and public policy from various positions including: participated in the Edson Entrepreneur Initiative, worked at a national law firm, interned for Sen. Jon Kyl, and worked in the congressional offices of Congressman Paul Gosar.  Currently, McArthur serves as Director of Events for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“As a lifelong conservative Republican, I believe that unnecessary government regulation, combined with irresponsible government spending has damaged our economy and hurt the people of our District and state.”  McArthur then said: “I will work on issues that are important to the voters of our District.  As I have spoken with many in the District they have told me that they want sensible policies that allow for strong economic growth, quality jobs and lower taxes, they understand the critical need for excellent educational opportunities for our children and educational choice for parents.  Several have told me that having adequate police, fire and emergency services must be a very high priority. Arizona has much to offer businesses and families looking for a place to call home.  My business background coupled with my time in the public policy arena gives me the experience needed to serve the citizens of LD 16 in the Arizona Legislature.”

Legislative District 16 includes portions of Mesa, Apache Junction and San Tan Valley.  The seat will be vacant due to the pending resignation of Senator Rich Crandall who was recently appointed to a position with the Wyoming Department of Education.

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