Tuesday, August 27, 2013

House Democrats earn recognition from League of Arizona Cities and Towns

House Democrats earn recognition from League of Arizona Cities and Towns

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIXThe League of Arizona Cities and Towns recognized 12 Arizona House Democrats for their commitment to supporting cities and towns during the 2013 legislative session.

“City and town officials appreciate the support from these outstanding legislators and their recognition that local decisions should be made at the local level,” Executive Director Ken Strobeck said. “We are successful when we are all working together for the benefit of our citizens and Arizona.”

Four House Democrats were recognized as Champions of Cities and Towns:

  • House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24)
  • Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis (District 4)
  • Rep. Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28)
  • Rep. Andrew Sherwood, D-Mesa (District 26)
 Additionally, the following legislators received the Friends of Cities and Towns Award:

  • Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix (District 24)
  • Rep. Andrea Dalessandro, D-Sahuarita (District 2)
  • Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19)
  • Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 27)
  • Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix (District 30)
  • Rep. Juan Mendez, D-Tempe (District 26)
  • Rep. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix (District 29)
  • Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson (District 9)

“My colleagues and I appreciate the acknowledgment from the League,” Campbell said. “We know that cities and towns are economic drivers in Arizona and believe that all levels of government should work together in partnership. We’ll continue to collaborate with the League and cities and towns for a stronger state.”

The League will honor the awardees on Aug. 29 during its 2013 Annual Conference. The conference, held at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Oro Valley from Aug. 27-30, is a four-day meeting with more than 900 mayors, council members and officials from across the state. For more information about the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, visit www.azleague.org.


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