Endorsements

Here is what community leaders have to say

Arizona Governor
Doug Ducey

I am proud to vote for and endorse Kathy Pappas Petsas for the State House in LD28.

Kathy understands the importance of building a strong public education system and its connection to a thriving, 21st century economy in Arizona.

She is a principled leader and selfless champion for the greater good of our community and state. Join me in voting for and electing
Kathy Pappas Petsas.
 

Bill Gates

Supervisor, District 3
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

I am proud to co-chair Kathy Pappas Petsas’ campaign with my good friend and colleague Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri. As a Republican PC and LD28 resident, I have known Kathy for many years and seen how deeply she cares about this community. She is a conservative who believes in limited government, fiscal discipline, and personal responsibility. Kathy is also a tireless advocate for education, small businesses, and keeping our neighborhoods safe and secure. I fully endorse Kathy’s candidacy for the Arizona House of Representatives.
 

Steve Chucri

Chairman, District 2
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

I am excited to co-chair Kathy Pappas Petsas’ campaign for the Arizona House of Representatives alongside my colleague Supervisor Bill Gates, whose county district also overlaps LD28. Kathy knows what it takes to build and maintain a strong community. She grew up in LD 28 and has been the LD chair for two years. Kathy’s policy priorities of strong schools and job creation are what we need as the fastest growing county in the U.S. She will be a leader driven to provide high quality service to her constituents. Please join me in supporting Kathy Petsas for the Arizona House.

Kate Brophy McGee

Arizona State Senator
Legislative District 28

Kathy Pappas Petsas is a proven leader who will serve the people of Legislative District 28, not a partisan or personal agenda. She will fight to improve funding for our schools, support pro-business legislation, and protect our local neighborhoods. We need committed public servants like Kathy at the State Capitol to stand up for our community and invest in our future. She will be a great Representative for LD28 and I urge you to join me in supporting her.
 
 
 

Jerry Bien-Willner

Mayor-elect 
Town of Paradise Valley

Kathy and her family are long-time and active residents of Legislative District 28, and Kathy is committed to our community. She understands the needs and desires of our community, and she is well prepared to serve. Most importantly, I am confident that she will listen to all of her constituents and produce great results for us at the State Capitol. I am proud to support her candidacy, and I ask you to join me in
voting for Kathy Pappas Petsas.

Betsey Bayless

Former Secretary of State
State of Arizona

Kathy Petsas is an industrious dynamo who has spent most of her life working for Republican candidates and causes. She has recently served as Chairman of Republican District 28 and has proven to be an effective leader. Kathy will be an exceptional legislator and I am proud to endorse her for
State House in LD28.

 

Marcus Osborn

Supervisor, District 3
Governing Board President

Kathy Pappas Petsas has been a lifelong supporter of public schools and a strong advocate for investing in our education system. She understands the connection between an outstanding public school system and smart, sustainable economic development. Kathy knows LD28 as well as anyone, and she will fight to support children, teachers and parents at the State Capitol. I’m proud to endorse
Kathy Pappas Petsas for State House.
 

Steve Watson

Maricopa County School Superintendent

We need legislators at the State Capitol who will stand up for the needed investment in our public schools. Kathy Pappas Petsas gets it. She knows a strong public education system is a pillar of democracy, and the foundation for strong communities. All kids deserve access to a quality education. She attended and sent her children to public schools in Legislative District 28 and will advocate to responsibly invest dollars in the classroom. Vote for an education champion and a reliable leader – Vote for Kathy Pappas Petsas.
 

Reginald M. Ballantyne III

Former President of the Arizona Board of Education and
Chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Kathy Pappas Petsas understands with clarity that an excellent educational system leads to a strong economy benefitting all Arizonans. She believes in public schools and their importance to safe communities, the enhancement of our property values, and the education and training needed for the future of our workforce. Kathy is unwavering in the advancement of our community and she will be a first-rate state representative for all of us. I strongly urge Legislative 28 voters to join me in electing Kathy Petsas  

Mark Brnovich

Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich was inaugurated as Arizona’s Attorney General in 2015. He previously served as Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, and as an Assistant Attorney General with the state.

Individual Endorsements

Kathy is growing a large number of supporters from across LD28

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Business & Community Organizations Supporting
Kathy Pappas Petsas

Arizona Chamber of Commerce
and Industry

Greater Phoenix Chamber
Political Action Committee

Arizona Association of REALTORS®

Arizona Police Association

National Federation of Independent Business Arizona

Stand for Children Arizona

Arizona Trucking Association

Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association

Arizona Multihousing
Association

Arizona Nurses Association Political Action Committee