The Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce its endorsements for the 2012 election cycle. The Business Advocacy Council made recommendations with respect to candidates who timely responded to a detailed questionnaire, and received support of at least two-thirds of the council members. “We appreciate the volunteers from our Business Advocacy Council and Board members who have a passion for the political process and feel strongly about having pro-business candidates represent the interests of chamber members,” said Otto Shill, attorney at Jackson White, P.C. and Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “We are pleased that so many people were willing to put in the time to participate ensuring the Chamber’s process could be fair and meaningful. “

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce is also appreciative of the participation of the candidates.  Our council and board members value the opportunity to visit with candidates and understand their positions, opinions and approaches to the complex problems we face as a community. It’s always difficult to make choices between qualified individuals, and we have made every effort to make our decisions fairly and in a manner that is consistent with the business priorities of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

The following are the endorsements approved by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  The Chamber may issue additional endorsements in the upcoming general elections.

  • CD 5 – Matt Salmon
  • Maricopa County Supervisor District 2 – Steve Chucri
  • SD25 – Bob Worsley
  • SD26 – Jerry Lewis
  • LD16 – Jeff Davis

About the Mesa Chamber of Commerce – For one hundred years, the Mesa Chamber has been the leading voice and strong advocate of the over 15,000 businesses in the city of Mesa, Arizona.  Its mission is to maintain and strengthen a prosperous business climate in Mesa and to enhance the quality of life in the community.  A member-supported civic organization, the Mesa Chamber is an influential leader in the development of Mesa — currently the 38th largest city in the United States.

Mesa Chamber of Commerce 120 North Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201 480-969-1307