PHOENIX – With the vast majority of the ballots tallied, yesterday’s election results in the City of Phoenix election show that voters strongly support the GOP’s promise of fiscal responsibility and the party’s candidates who have the experience and dedication to fight on behalf of taxpayers.
In Phoenix’s District 2, longtime Republican leader Jim Waring handily defeated his opponent by more than 50 percent. In District 6, the GOP’s Sal DiCiccio won a decisive victory in a race many thought would be a toss-up. DiCiccio’s opponent was strongly backed by liberal Democrats and enjoyed apparently limitless campaign funding from labor unions angry with DiCiccio’s taxpayer advocacy.
“This election was about more than just local issues in Phoenix, it was about the stranglehold labor unions have on so many government officials throughout our nation,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “And Sal DiCiccio won because voters know him as a Republican who stands up to the unions, and because the Arizona Republican Party joined him in the ongoing fight against these kinds of corrupting influences at all levels of government.”
Graham also met today with Luis Rodriguez, who ran a lively and enthusiastic campaign in Phoenix’s District 8 but encountered a voter turnout rate of about 17%.
“Luis Rodriguez is a true leader and has given himself a head-start as an emerging Republican leader and activist in his district, and we know voters and elected officials will continue to hear him loud and clear in the near future,” Graham added.