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2018 Endorsements

Having a successful AZ requires a team effort and Rick Gray has been a vital part of that team. We need to keep him in the Senate so we can continue to strengthen our education, grow our economy and see revenues grow without raising taxes. I ask you to join me in supporting Rick Gray for Senate in LD21.

Governor Doug Ducey

Rick Gray has served his community and his district for years, both through serving in nonprofits and in the legislature. During his time in the legislature, he has been actively involved in working to protect Maricopa County and our taxpayers. He is the kind of person that puts people above politics, which is why I am happy to endorse him for re-election to Arizona Senate in LD21.

Clint Hickman
Maricopa County Supervisor, District 4

It is my great pleasure to endorse Senator Rick Gray for another term in the State of Arizona Senate. He is a man of integrity and knows how to get things done. Senator Gray also is a great advocate for education in our state. As a member of the career and technical education community, I have watched Senator Gray champion our goals.

Honorable Diane B. McCarthy

People count on Police to be there to serve and protect their communities. As police officers, we have found that we can count on Rick Gray to serve and protect not only our police officers but everyone in his district. That is why we encourage you to support him. On behalf of the over 13,000 officers in the Arizona Police Association, we are proud to endorse Rick Gray for state Senate in LD21.

Joe Clure, Executive Director, Arizona Police Association

Senator Rick Gray is man of integrity who loves his community. I support him because he doesn’t want a position for power like many do, he just wants to keep serving his community because he really cares for people. I encourage you to vote for him. 

Pastor Jose Gonzalez

It is due to Rick’s perseverance and commitment to his local community and Arizona taxpayers that recently he was asked to fill a vacancy in the State Senate early in 2018 which he accepted. Rick previously served for six years as State Representative before returning to the private sector where he continued to support policies that protect free enterprise and public safety.  Rick was recognized by being awarded Champion of the Taxpayer, Friend of the Family as well as recently was named  “State Senator of the Year” by the Arizona Police Association for his work on helping to pass what is known as the Craig Tiger Law protecting police officers.

Rick’s commitment has been consistent protecting and supporting small businesses, public safety, Arizona schools, students, teachers, and local communities.  As a resident of Sun City, Rick has served his community for over ten years and is highly invested in protecting senior citizens against rising utility costs that he believes will not serve them well by creating unfair financial hardships.

As State Senator, Rick will continue to stand up for what is in the best interest of citizens and is committed to supporting and serving them. That is why I ask you to join me in voting for Rick Gray for Senate.

Carole Studdard
Sun City

In my opinion, Rick Gray is very qualified for the position of State Senator of Arizona.  He is straight forward, thoughtful and caring to make the right decisions for his constituents as well as for the betterment of all in Arizona.  He is a hard worker and has great communication skills to work both sides of the aisle.  I highly recommend and support his continuing as State Senator.

Lloyd Maple
Sun City

I consider it a great honor to be endorsing Rick Gray for the Arizona Senate.   Rick is a man of integrity and high moral character.  Rick has demonstrated a commitment to the saving of unborn lives and he is a fiscal conservative on budget issues.

During my 10 years of working in government, I have had the opportunity to work with and around many high level politicians and Rick ranks as one of the best I know.  He says what he means, means what he says and does what he says.

Finally…Rick is the kind of guy you can sit down with, have a cup of coffee and talk about stuff.  Rick has been a hard worker and business owner, who has decided to serve the people of Arizona with his work in the legislature.

David VanderNaalt
Sun City

Over the past seven or so years, I have come to know Mr. Rick Gray as a constituent driven legislator. Rick’s inherent ability to logically understand, convey and persuade passage of complex legislation for the benefit of his constituents, sets him apart from all other candidates in the Senate Race for LD21. Rick’s high energy, honesty and easy accessibility further enhances his value to our needs as citizens of this great District.

Vote Rick Gray for the LD21 Senate Seat – It’s a no-brainer!

Greg Eisert
Sun City

Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action)

Endorsed candidates share a common desire to serve on behalf of Arizona families, standing for life, family, and religious freedom. Each will fight for conservative values and foundational principles. Each shares our commitment to make Arizona the best place in which to raise a family.

Arizona Right to Life

“You are a strong advocate for pro-life issues. This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life in Arizona.”

Rachel LeBeau
Executive Director
Arizona Right to Life

Arizona Rock Products Association

You received ARPA’s highest honor. You have been deemed to be an ARPA Rock Star. This designation is based on your exemplary voting record on key policy matters along with an outstanding level of decorum, availability, engagement and knowledge of natural resources issues in defense of industry in Arizona.”

Steve Trussell
Executive Director

Arizona Trucking Association

The Arizona Trucking Association is a non-profit trade association that serves as the primary voice of the trucking industry in Arizona. In 2016, the trucking industry in Arizona provided 109,650 jobs or one out of 21 in the state. Total trucking industry wages paid in Arizona in 2063 exceeded $4.9 billion. 85 percent of Arizona communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.

Professional Firefighters of Arizona

The Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona is an organization representing over 7200 Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Professionals in the State of Arizona. Our organization takes our political endorsements very seriously. It is my sincere pleasure to endorse your candidacy for Arizona State Senator.

Joe Hester
Executive Vice President
Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

Arizona Police Association

“Because of our long-time commitment to Arizona law enforcement, it is an easy endorsement to make. The commitment you demonstrated last session in keeping the Arizona Police Association’s PTSD bill, HB2502 alive in the Senate. This bill known as “The Officer Craig Tiger Act”, provides critical treatment to all first responders and mandates the collection of comprehensive data on the exposure and impact of PTSD claims.

Your appreciation for the difficulties and challenges every law enforcement officer faces in protecting and service in modern-day society is encouraging to those who “run towards danger” on behalf of our communities. 

It is for these reasons the Arizona Police Association is proud to make this endorsement and grateful for your dedication to the men and women who serve.”

Joe R. Clure
Executive Director

Arizona State Troopers Association

As an organization representing the Department of Public Safety employees, the Arizona State Troopers Association considers many factors when endorsing a political candidate. Qualities such as ethics and integrity are at the top of the list.  Additionally, a commitment to public safety should be a leading priority for any candidate seeking public office, as well as a willingness to adequately fund public safety. It is my pleasure to inform you that the AZTroopers Board of Directors has agreed to endorse your campaign for re-election to the Arizona State Senate.

Sergeant Jimmy Chavez
Arizona State Troopers Association

Arizona Fraternal Order of Police

Your endorsement by the F.O.P., one of Arizona’s largest police membership organizations, is based on your support of law enforcement officers and your proven track record of voting to implement significant public safety laws.

The F.O.P. is one of the largest organizations of sworn law enforcement officers in Arizona. The Arizona FOP represents the interests of professional law enforcement officers throughout the State. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. Many of the benefits and rights afforded to Arizona law enforcement officers are the result of efforts by the Arizona F.O.P. Nationally, the F.O.P. is the largest organization of law enforcement officers with more than 330,000 members. The F.O.P. is the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities, our states and our nation.

The Arizona FOP is pleased to endorse your candidacy.

John Ortolano
President Fraternal Order of Police
Arizona State Lodge

NFIB Arizona

The political action committee for the state’s leading small-business association announced its pre-primary endorsements for the Arizona State Legislature.

“Each of these candidates has a voting record that proves their commitment to small business and their advocacy for a business environment in Arizona that supports the entrepreneurial spirit. These candidates have proven through their work in the Legislature and their votes on key issues that they are truly friends of small business in Arizona.” 

Chad Heinrich
NFIB Arizona State Director

Arizona Free Enterprise Club

The Arizona Free Enterprise Club is a free market policy and advocacy group dedicated to promoting a strong and vibrant Arizona economy. “It is critical Arizona has leaders and policymakers who are able to articulate and stand up for free-market principles and pro-growth policies.  These candidates have proven they can and will.”

Scot Mussi

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

“The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry endorses Rick Gray because he shares in our mission of advocating free-market policies that create jobs, stimulate economic growth and create prosperity for all Arizonans.”

Glenn Hamer
President & CEO
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Greater Phoenix Chamber

“For nearly 40 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee has identified and supported pro-business candidates for state and local offices of both political parties,” explained GPC PAC Chairman John Moody. “After an in-depth interview and policy analysis process for the 2018 primary election cycle, we are pleased to endorse candidates we believe understand the issues impacting the success of business, and who are willing to collaborate to advance policies that will support a prosperous economy in the Greater Phoenix Region and throughout the state of Arizona.”

Arizona State Contracting Coalition (ASCC)

The Arizona State Contractors Coalition (ASCC) is pleased to give you our enthusiastic endorsement as you seek re-election to the Arizona State Senate for Legislative District 21! We look forward to the opportunity to work with you as we seek solutions to the issues facing the construction industry in Arizona.

The ASCC is an alliance of construction industry associations dedicated to furthering and protecting the interests of the construction industry in Arizona. The ASCC represents companies employing more than 200,000 employees across Arizona working in the residential, industrial and commercial construction industries. The ASCC consists of framing contractors, roofing contractors, mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors, wall, ceiling and painting contractors, and landscape contractors, to name a few. The Coalition also includes trades, vendors and suppliers, represented by the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona.

Arizonans for Fair Contracting (AFC)

AFC launched in the fall of 2016 to serve as a united voice for contractors advocating for fair contracting practices in Arizona’s construction community.

Arizona Farm Bureau AgPAC


Arizona Farm Bureau: The Voice of Arizona Agriculture to Arizona’s farmers and ranchers for nearly 100 years. We know Arizona farming & ranching!

Arizona Mining Association

On behalf of the Arizona Mining Association (AMA) and its members, we are pleased to inform you that you received distinction as a “Friend of Mining”. This designation is based on your exemplary voting record on key policy matters along with an outstanding level of engagement and knowledge of natural resources issues. We are grateful for your time and efforts and selfless service to Arizona.

Steve Trussell
Executive Director

Arizona Technology Council

The Council’s Public Policy Committee researches incumbents thoroughly to determine whether they provide ongoing support of the technology agenda. The issues most heavily weighted in the Committee’s decision to endorse include expanding access to investment capital, supporting tax policy to incent research and development investments, technology-based economic development, advocating for enhanced technology infrastructure, and a strong commitment to improving our public education system from kindergarten through postsecondary with technology-based and blended learning.

Home Builders Association of Central Arizona Political Action Committee (HBACA PAC) 

After a careful evaluation of voting records and interviews, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona Political Action Committee (HBACA PAC) has endorsed you for the 2018 General Election. We look forward to working with you to protect jobs, keep housing affordable, and preserve Arizona’s unique way of life.

The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA) is a trade association for the residential construction and development industry. The Association provides a forum through which these businesses can work together to remain informed regarding new and proposed policies advanced by the local, state and federal governments which affect the housing industry. The Association acts as a source of timely and reliable information concerning the state of the local building industry and works to eliminate overly restrictive and costly building laws and regulations that drive up the cost of housing.


The Arizona REALTORS® state association, which represents more than 50,000 real estate professionals, has released its 2018 primary election endorsements for the Arizona Senate, House of Representatives and statewide offices. The association is pleased to endorse 27 Senate, 50 House and five statewide candidates.

“The housing industry is key to the success of Arizona’s economy and as REALTORS® we are uniquely positioned to understand the impact our roles make on our state,” said Shelley Ostrowski, chairwoman of the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC). “Daily, we connect people to their communities and in turn people to their government. We are excited to announce a slate of candidates who share the REALTOR® vision for the protection of private property rights, affordable homeownership and understand the issues facing our membership, the real estate industry and our citizens.”

Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA)

The Arizona Multihousing Association is the statewide trade association for the apartment and rental housing industry. The AMA protects the interests of ethical rental housing providers in legislative, regulatory and legal matters throughout Arizona, and enhances the environment for the rental housing industry to provide quality and affordable housing opportunities. To date the AMA represents over 2,000 members and 250,000 rental units statewide. 

Arizona Medical Political Action Committee (ArMPAC) 

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) is a voluntary membership organization open to all Arizona medical and osteopathic physicians. ArMA’s mission is to promote and provide leadership in the art and science of medicine; to preserve and improve the health of all Arizonans; to represent Arizona physicians in the public forum; and to defend Arizona physicians’ freedom and ability to practice medicine in the best interests of their patients.

Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AZAFP)

Founded in 1949, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is a nonprofit professional membership association representing approximately 1,500 allopathic and osteopathic physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students statewide. The AzAFP is the state component of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the largest medical specialty association in the country, with approximately 96,000 members.

Arizona Nurses Association Political Action Committee (AzNAPAC)

AzNAPAC is organized for the purpose of advancing nursing and health care in the state of Arizona, and in carrying out that purpose we endeavor to educate candidates and legislators about professional nursing and general health care issues, among other things. 

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