Tucson, AZ:Republican Pete Hershberger, who served in the Arizona House of Representatives for 10 years, has endorsed Nancy Young Wright for Pima County Supervisor in District One.
"In this election, the stakes are too high and the challenges too great to let partisan political affiliations get in the way of electing the best people qualified to serve," said Mr. Hershberger. "I am supporting Young Wright for Supervisor and I am asking all Republicans, Democrats and others to do the same."
Mr. Hershberger said that while serving in the legislature, he "watched Nancy work to unite southern Arizona's legislative caucus during a time when it was very difficult to attempt bipartisan work. I know her to be a courageous, hard worker who is connected to the entire community. Unlike her opponent, she does not seek to serve only a small narrow segment of the citizens. We need someone on the Board of Supervisors who will represent everyone and make thoughtful decisions based on facts, not ideology."
"Receiving Pete's endorsement is a great honor for me," said Young Wright. "I know how much he cares about the community that he and his family worked so hard to serve for more than 40 years. He was a great example of bipartisan leadership to me during my service in the House of Representatives."
During his legislative and professional career, Mr. Hershberger focused on juvenile justice issues, education and healthcare priorities for children and families. He became the first person in the history of the State of Arizona to follow both of his Republican parents into the same seat.
In addition to her service as a legislator, Young Wright served on the Amphitheater School Board for ten years. She has also received the endorsement of Republican Barry Goldwater's granddaughter, CC Goldwater, and former Arizona Governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.