Arizona Veterans Caucus calls on Brewer to reinstate former director of the Department of Veterans’ Services
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Today Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19), on behalf of the Arizona Veterans Caucus, called on Gov. Jan Brewer to reinstate Col. Joey Strickland.
Strickland is the former director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services who recently resigned. Cardenas and Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu (District 5), the co-chairmen of the Arizona Veterans Caucus, signed and delivered a letter to the governor advocating for Strickland’s reinstatement.
“We sent this letter to the governor because we have received an outpouring of support from veterans for Col. Strickland. He has given five years of diligent service to this state and more than 40 years of service to our country,” Cardenas said. “The Department of Veterans’ Services thrived under Col. Strickland’s direction. The department made great strides in addressing issues affecting our veterans, including unemployment and homelessness. For these reasons and because of the overwhelming demand from the veteran community, we are asking the governor to reinstate Col. Strickland.”