Tucson Metro Chamber endorsements for General Election 2018


2018 General Election Endorsements

“The Tucson Metro Chamber is YOUR advocate when it comes to ensuring we have a continually improving business climate in Southern Arizona. We champion issues that impact businesses of all sizes. Our 2018-2019 core policy focus areas include: infrastructure and the ability to build and fund necessary assets; workforce development to improve and grow our current and future workers; and creating a business climate that is sustainable and promotes a prosperous community. We strongly believe in electing officials that are collaborative partners who support overall business advocacy needs. In an effort to elect officials who will help achieve those organization policy goals, the Tucson Metro Chamber is endorsing the following candidates:

  • Doug Ducey (R)


  • Kimberly Yee (R)


  • Justin Olson (R)

    Arizona Corporation Commission

  • Shelley Kais (R)

    Arizona District 2, Senate

  • Chris Ackerley (R)

    Arizona District 2, House

  • Daniel Hernandez (D)

    Arizona District 2, House

  • Randall Friese (D)

    Arizona District 9, House

  • David Bradley (D)

    Arizona District 10, Senate

  • Todd Clodfelter (R)

    Arizona District 10, House

  • Mark Finchem (R)

    Arizona District 11, House

  • Gail Griffin (R)

    Arizona District 14, House


The Chamber extended interview invitations to all candidates that were on the August primary ballot, holding over fifty 20-minute interviews. A special thanks to our members who serve on the Candidate Evaluation Committee for the tremendous time commitment and effort they put into the interview process. The Candidate Evaluation Committee has even representation from registered Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — just like our Chamber community.

We hope that you will give strong consideration to the candidates when you and your employees cast their ballots. As always, should you have any questions, please give us a call at (520) 792-1212.”


Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018.

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  1. Everything Arizona is or is not is on the Republican party. They have been in power so long their arrogance is breathtaking. Its hysterical when they blame Democrats. So the Chamber endorses Ducey? Does nothing for 3.5 years, then reads the polls and discovers education is an issue. Yee’s main goal has always been Yee’s ambition, since she moved here from California. Griffin, a career politician in Cochise County, an eternal slave of the real estate industry, who has never seen a square inch of land that didn’t need unregulated subdividing, without water. Fischem and Clodfelter? Embarassing.

  2. If your goals are:

    ” infrastructure and the ability to build and fund necessary assets; workforce development to improve and grow our current and future workers”

    Then why are you endorsing leaders who have pledged to do just the opposite? You cannot “cut taxes” your way into prosperity; if you could this state would be a paradise and California would be a wasteland, instead of the seventh largest economy in the world.

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