Thursday, August 21, 2014

House Democrats receive accolades from League of Arizona Cities and Towns

House Democrats receive accolades from League of Arizona Cities and Towns

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – For their support of and commitment to cities and towns during the 2014 legislative session, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns recognized 12 Arizona House Democrats.

“These awards are a reminder that we work for the people of Arizona in partnership with cities and towns. We know that municipalities are economic drivers in our state, which means it is vital that all levels of government work together to ensure our communities stay safe and strong,” House Minority Whip Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28), said. “My colleagues and I always appreciate the support we receive from the league and we look forward to continuing our collaboration.”

Two House Democrats were recognized as Champions of Cities and Towns:
  • Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis (District 4)
  • House Minority Whip Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28)

Additionally, the following legislators received the Friends of Cities and Towns Award:
  • Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix (District 24)
  • House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24)
  • Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19)
  • Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón, D-Sahuarita (District 2)
  • Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, D-Tucson (District 3)
  • Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix (District 30)
  • Rep. Martín Quezada, D-Phoenix (District 29)
  • Rep. Macario Saldate, D-Tucson (District 3)
  • Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson (District 9)
  • Assistant House Minority Leader Bruce Wheeler, D-Tucson (District 10)

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

The league honored the awardees on Aug. 21 during the 2014 Annual Conference. The conference, held at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Phoenix from Aug. 19 - 22, 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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