More Senate Support for Andy Biggs
March 8, 2016
Senators Jeff Dial, Kimberly Yee, Don Shooter join 9 other senators in endorsing Biggs for Congress
PHOENIX (March 8) – Senate members Jeff Dial, Kimberly Yee, and Don Shooter today announced their endorsement of Senate President Andy Biggs for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.
They released the following statements:
Senator Jeff Dial:
“Andy understands better than most elected officials that the person who agrees with you 80% of the time is your friend – and not your enemy. It is for this reason that I have full confidence in Andy’s ability to effectively serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and to work together with his colleagues to bring forth solutions to our greatest needs and threats. I am happy to endorse Andy Biggs for Congress.”
Senator Kimberly Yee:
“From the positions he has held, to the relationships he nourished, to the list of his accomplishments, President Biggs will be leaving behind a lasting legacy in the Senate. Although I am saddened to see President Biggs departing the Arizona Legislature, I am happy to know that he is pursuing another opportunity to serve his constituents and the people of Arizona. Running for Congress is a high calling, and I know that Andy is up for both the challenge and the chance to fight for conservative principles in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please join me in supporting Andy Biggs for Congress.”
Senator Don Shooter:
“It is my honor to endorse Senate President Andy Biggs for the United States House of Representatives. I have worked with President Biggs for over five years as the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He held the line and made the hard decisions necessary to bring Arizona back from the brink of fiscal disaster. Today, the United States stands at a similar crossroads. If we send Andy Biggs to Congress, I assure you that he will become a force for fiscal sanity. I consider it an honor to be his friend, and I wholeheartedly endorse him.”
Senate President Andy Biggs:
“Thank you to my Senate colleagues who have offered their support of my candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. It has been a joy to serve as the leader of the Senate – primarily because of many of these Senators who serve Arizona to the best of their abilities. It’s humbling to hear such kind words spoken about me and my candidacy, and I hope to work very closely with these Senators in the future.”
Congressman Matt Salmon, Congressman Trent Franks, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Senators Sylvia Allen, Nancy Barto, Judy Burges, Debbie Lesko, Gail Griffin, Steve Yarbrough, David Farnsworth, John Kavanagh, Steve Smith, Gilbert Vice Mayor Jared Taylor, Gilbert Councilman Victor Peterson, and Queen Creek Councilwoman Emilena Turley have all endorsed Biggs for Congress.
About Andy Biggs
Senator Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 25 years. He is married to Cindy and they have six children. He is a retired attorney and is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. The Senator has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from BYU and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a M.A. in Political Science from ASU and has done additional graduate work there. Senator Biggs served Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. Andy has earned the designation “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.”