Arizona AG Candidate Mark Brnovich Calls for an End to US Airways Merger Lawsuit
Joins Texas AG and mayors of five hub cities in calling for Obama to drop lawsuit
Republican Arizona Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich called on Tom Horne to follow Texas AG Greg Abbott in withdrawing from the Obama Administration’s lawsuit against the proposed US Airways/American Airlines merger. “Horne’s decision to join Eric Holder’s lawsuit is a great example of bureaucrats believing that they know better than business leaders and using the machinery of government to force their opinions on the economy.”
“The role of the Justice Department in this area is stopping the creation of illegal monopolies, not arbitrarily choosing which deals will be allowed to proceed. Instead of limiting options for distressed airlines, the Arizona Attorney General and the federal government should focus on creating a level playing field and removing barriers to entry for new companies.”
This week, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton joined the mayors of Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Charlotte-all of which are major US Airways or American hub cities-in calling for an end to the lawsuit.
Raised in Arizona, Mark Brnovich is a graduate of Arizona State University. After law school, Mark prosecuted felonies in the Gang/Repeat Offender Bureau of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and worked as an Assistant Attorney General for Arizona and as Assisting US Attorney for the District of Arizona. Mark also served his country as Command Staff Judge Advocate in the Arizona Army National Guard for eight years. Mark met his wife Susan while both were working as prosecutors. They live in Phoenix with their two daughters. Their last name is pronounced Burn-o-vich.