Andy Biggs Officially on Primary Ballot to Replace Congressman Matt Salmon

May 2, 2016

Files more than 175% of required signatures

PHOENIX (May 2) – Senate President Andy Biggs today became an official candidate for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, submitting more than 175 percent of the required signatures to qualify for the primary ballot on the first day of candidate filing. Sen. Biggs filed nearly 2,900 petition signatures from Republican voters in the East Valley and was the first candidate to file for the open congressional seat.

He released the following statement:

“Just two months after announcing my campaign to replace Congressman Matt Salmon, I was proud to make it official earlier today by filing more than 175 percent of the required signatures with Arizona’s secretary of state,” Andy Biggs said. “Grassroots support is incredibly important and hard-earned. I am truly honored and humbled by the dozens of supporters who have invested their time, faith and effort into my campaign. My support from the grassroots community continues to grow by the day, and I look forward to working with them in the coming months to ensure the East Valley stays in reliably-conservative hands in Washington.”

Endorsements for Biggs include: Congressman Matt Salmon; Congressman Trent Franks; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery; Maricopa County Supervisors Denny Barney and Clint Hickman; Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio; Senators Sylvia Allen, Nancy Barto, Judy Burges, Debbie Lesko, Gail Griffin, Steve Yarbrough, David Farnsworth, John Kavanagh, Steve Smith, Jeff Dial, Kimberly Yee, Don Shooter; Representatives John Allen, Sonny Borrelli, Jay Lawrence, Paul Boyer, Warren Petersen, Eddie Farnsworth, Frank Pratt; Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney; Gilbert Vice Mayor Jared Taylor; Gilbert Councilman Victor Peterson; Queen Creek Councilwoman Emilena Turley; Former State Representative Justin Pierce; and more than 60 East Valley community leaders.

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