Thursday, August 20, 2015

League of Arizona Cities and Towns honors 14 House Democrats at Annual Conference

League of Arizona Cities and Towns honors 14 House Democrats at Annual Conference

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – The League of Arizona Cities and Towns recognized 14 Arizona House Democrats for their commitment to and support of cities and towns during the 2015 legislative session.

“Arizona is better served when the state, cities and towns work together. It is through collaboration that our communities stay safe and strong. These awards remind us that we accomplish more as partners,” House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28), said. “My colleagues and I look forward to our continued cooperation with the League and are grateful for this recognition.”

Three House Democrats were recognized as Champions of Cities and Towns:
·         Rep. Mark A. Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19)
·         House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28)
·         House Democratic Whip, Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27)

Additionally, the following legislators received the Friends of Cities and Towns Award:
·         Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix (District 24)
·         Rep. Diego  Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19)
·         Rep. Charlene R. Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4)
·         Rep. Randall Friese, D-Tucson (District 9)
·         Rep. Jonathan R. Larkin, D-Glendale (District 30)
·         Rep. Stefanie Mach, D-Tucson (District 10)
·         Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix (District 30)
·         Rep. Lisa A. Otondo, D-Yuma, (District 4)
·         Rep. Andrew C. Sherwood, D-Tempe (District 26)
·         Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson (District 9)
·         House Assistant Democratic 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. 20 during the 2015 Annual Conference. The conference, held in Tucson this year, is a four-day meeting Aug. 18 – Aug. 21 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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