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Congressman Jim Jordan Endorses Andy Biggs
Congressman Jordan: 'Our country needs more leaders in Congress like Andy Biggs who have the courage to challenge the Washington establishment'
GILBERT, Ariz. (May 18) – Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, today announced his support of Senate President Andy Biggs' Congressional campaign.
"Congressman Salmon's leadership will be tough to replace, but we must ensure that the Fifth District of Arizona continues to be represented by someone who is committed to fighting for conservative principles in all areas of government," Congressman Jordan said. "I strongly believe that Andy Biggs is the right person to help us continue this fight. He has proven himself to be one of Arizona's most influential conservative leaders, and is not afraid to take on politicians who want to grow government, including taking on those from his own party when necessary. Andy understands the problems that our country is facing and has the experience to make a difference on day one. Our country needs more leaders in Congress like Andy Biggs who have the courage to challenge the Washington establishment and heed the will of the American people. I am proud to endorse his campaign and look forward to working with him in Congress."
"It is an honor to receive Congressman Jim Jordan's endorsement," Andy Biggs said. "Congressman Jordan's laudable efforts as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus have produced a voice for millions of Americans across the country, who have felt disenfranchised by the Washington establishment. He is an icon for conservatives in the U.S. Congress, and I respect his leadership more than words could ever express. The East Valley needs a representative who will work with conservatives like Congressman Jim Jordan to advance reforms that will shrink the size and scope of government. I have led this fight in the Arizona legislature for over a decade, and I look forward to doing the same in the U.S. House of Representatives."
Other endorsements for Biggs include: Congressman Matt Salmon; Congressman Trent Franks; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery; North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows; Maricopa County Supervisors Denny Barney and Clint Hickman; Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio; Senators Sylvia Allen, Nancy Barto, Judy Burges, Debbie Lesko, Gail Griffin, Steve Yarbrough, David Farnsworth, John Kavanagh, Steve Smith, Jeff Dial, Kimberly Yee, Don Shooter; Representatives John Allen, Sonny Borrelli, Jay Lawrence, Paul Boyer, Warren Petersen, Eddie Farnsworth, Frank Pratt; Gilbert Vice Mayor Jared Taylor; Gilbert Councilman Victor Peterson; Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook; Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney; Queen Creek Councilwoman Emilena Turley; Former State Representative Justin Pierce; and more than 60 East Valley community leaders.
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About Congressman Jim Jordan
Senator Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 25 years. He is married to Cindy and they have six children. He is a retired attorney and is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. The Senator has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from BYU and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a M.A. in Political Science from ASU and has done additional graduate work there. Senator Biggs served Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. Andy has earned the designation “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.”
Jim Jordan represents Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. Throughout his career, Jim Jordan has led the fight against tax hikes, including those proposed by his own political party. He believes that cutting taxes and letting families keep more of what they earn helps build strong communities and a vibrant economy. In Congress, Jordan has also emerged as a prominent defender of the taxpayer’s pocketbook through his work on spending issues. In 2009, he introduced the only balanced budget alternative to President Obama's budget. In the 112th Congress, Jordan served as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of conservatives, advancing conservative ideas and solutions on Capitol Hill. In the 114th Congress, Jordan helped found the House Freedom Caucus, and is currently serving as its first Chairman. As one of the most conservative members of Congress, his efforts have earned him recognition from Citizens against Government Waste, Family Research Council, Americans for Tax Reform’s Friend of the Taxpayer Award and the 2012 Weyrich Award for “National Legislator of the Year.”
About Andy Biggs