Governor Brewer’s campaign gathers over 5,900 $5 Contributions in less than 3 months
PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today filed all the necessary petitions and forms to became an official candidate for Governor of Arizona. Her campaign submitted over 5,900 $5 contributions and more than 8,000 petition signatures to qualify for the 2010 ballot. Governor Brewer stands as the only candidate for Governor to submit paperwork to officially qualify for the ballot – a feat that she was able to achieve in less than three months.
No other candidate for Governor – Republican, Democrat, or Independent – has filed petitions or $5 contributions (for those running under Clean Elections) to secure a spot on the ballot. Brewer is among the first handful of any statewide candidates to submit everything necessary to qualify for the ballot, despite a significantly higher number of required $5 contributions needed to run for Governor.
“To anyone who is able to qualify from this day forward,” said Doug Cole, Governor Jan Brewer 2010 spokesman, “just know that one tough lady who has 28 years of experience in serving the public will be there waiting for you.”
The news of Brewer’s official qualification comes on the heels of the announcement that the Governor has been endorsed by wide range of Mayors and Vice-Mayors from across the state.
Brewer, who took the helm as Governor a little more than a year ago in the midst of Arizona’s unprecedented financial crisis, has already cut more than $1 billion from the state budget and reduced the state workforce by 10 percent. She has pledged to continue to make the tough choices and renewed her steadfast commitment to serving the people of Arizona.
“In her years in public service, Jan Brewer has been a proven leader guided by consistent, conservative values,” said Mary Peters, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and co-chair of Brewer’s campaign, “We are excited about the outpouring of support we have received so far and look forward to the opportunity to share the Governor’s unparalleled track record with the voters.”
“This level of support is a true testament to the Governor’s courage to be a tough leader in these tough times,” said Former Attorney General and campaign co-chair Grant Woods, “While others have failed to lead, Governor Brewer continues to be a problem solver – offering actual solutions.”
“As I said in my announcement, I am in this race to win,” concluded Governor Jan Brewer, “I’m proud of what we have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. I am thankful to my volunteers and supporters for their help.”