Today, Former Congressman Matt Salmon announced his bid to return to the United States Congress. A man of his word, he served from 1994 to 2000 when he honored his term limit pledge by opting not to seek re-election. Salmon is a strong fiscal conservative and has always been a strong voice for the East Valley.
HighGround has had a long relationship with Matt. Members of this firm have been friends with him for over 20 years and even ran his first campaign for State Senate in 1988. In 2002, we were there to help him in his bid for Governor. He was also one of the earliest cheerleaders to get on board when local businessman Scott Smith decided he’d like to change the way that Mesa does business. We haven’t always seen eye to eye with Matt, but we respect him and his convictions.
That is why we have joined Matt Salmon’s campaign team. Arizona has an opportunity to send a congressman with real experience back to Washington to get things done. Matt understands the process and would hit the ground running. His previous experience would translate in seniority as well as give him an excellent opportunity to lead and drive the issues that are important to our state.
Congress is the right place for Matt. Why run for the Senate “Good Ol’ Boys” club, when the House is where the action is taking place? Matt voted for the first balanced budget in a generation and his experience could be used to make it happen again.