Monday, May 15, 2017

Steve Smith Announces for AZ-1 - Reps. Franks & Biggs Endorse

Monday May 15th, 2017
Contact:  Constantin Querard (480) 703-8145 or or Adam Deguire (602) 263-0086 or

Steve Smith Announces Candidacy for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District
Immediately Consolidates Support with Endorsements from Arizona Congressmen

(Maricopa, AZ) Conservative Steve Smith today announced his candidacy for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional district.  Smith currently represents a significant portion of the Congressional district.

“The voters of the 1st Congressional district deserve strong leadership in Congress,” said Smith.  “Leadership that will fight for more jobs, more prosperity, and real economic growth.  As a state senator, I’ve fought tirelessly for these principles in the Arizona Legislature and I will do the same in Congress.”

In a clear sign of the strength and confidence, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) and Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) immediately offered their endorsements of Smith’s candidacy. 

“Saving our great nation requires that we elect men and women of integrity, who hold conservative values, and who will do what is right for Arizona and America.  For those reasons and many others, I am honored to endorse Steve Smith for Congress and look forward to serving with him on behalf of Arizona families.” said Congressman Trent Franks.

“Steve Smith has rightfully earned his reputation as a hard-working and principled conservative with the backbone to do what is right, even in the face of tremendous pressure. I saw this first hand while serving alongside him in the Arizona Senate. We need more of these type of leaders in the U.S. Congress now more than ever. I am proud to endorse his candidacy for Congress and urge every voter in Arizona’s first district to get behind him and support his campaign.” said Congressman Andy Biggs. 

Steve Smith has represented Arizona’s 11th Legislative District in both the House of Representatives and the State Senate where he has consistently been recognized as one the leading conservatives.  In the Legislature, Smith has repeatedly been awarded Pro-Taxpayer and Pro-Family awards, including “Champion of the Taxpayer” and “Guardian of Small Business”.  He has led the fight to secure Arizona’s southern border, cut regulations and waste, fought for increased school funding and education reform, and helped position Arizona to be a national leader in job creation.

Steve Smith first made political history in 2010 when he defeated an incumbent Democrat whose family had held that Senate seat for nearly 30 years.  In fact, he was the first Republican Senator to represent that district in nearly 100 years.  He has easily won re-election since then thanks to his commitment to his constituents and his record of keeping his promises.  Smith indicated that he planned on finishing his term in the legislature.

Steve and his wife Jamie have been blessed with five beautiful children.  They live in the city of Maricopa in Pinal County and attend the Church of Celebration.

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