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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Announces City Council Endorsements

June 27th, 2011

(PHOENIX) - The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has made its Phoenix City Council candidate endorsements for the upcoming August elections. The GPCC PAC spans over three decades of support for candidates in local and state races who have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and supportive of issues affecting the success of greater Phoenix area businesses.

“The PAC Board is very impressed with the high caliber of candidates who responded to the GPCC PAC’s candidate questionnaire and were interviewed during our candidate evaluation process,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber PAC Chairman, John W. Moody. “This level of professionalism, knowledge and commitment to our City, as demonstrated by this process, bodes well for the voters who will have to make tough decisions in August. We are extremely pleased to lend the GPCC PAC’s support to our endorsed slate of candidates. “

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce PAC has decided to endorse the following candidates for the 2011 Phoenix City Council races:

District 1 – Councilwoman Thelda Williams
District 2 – Jim Waring
District 3 – Councilman Bill Gates
District 5 – Eric Sloan
District 7 – Councilman Michael Nowakowski

The election for Phoenix City Council Districts begins with early voting August 4 and continues through August 30. Twenty-six (26) polling centers will be open August 27, 29 and 30. To find polling locations, call the City of Phoenix election information line at 602-261-VOTE (8683). To request an early ballot, voters can call 602-261-VOTE (8683) and request an early ballot request postcard, or mail a signed letter listing their name, address and phone number to the City Clerk Department, Elections Division, 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
The Chamber PAC was established in 1978 to help pro-business candidates get elected to state, county and local offices and ultimately improve the overall business climate in Greater Phoenix. The Chamber first became a Super PAC in 2003- the first Chamber in Arizona to achieve this elite distinction which allows the PAC to drastically increase its support of pro-business candidates.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,900 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s oldest and largest Chamber. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community with local chapters in Anthem, Deer Valley and South Mountain/Laveen.

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