Tempe, AZ – Today, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell announced his endorsement of Kyrsten Sinema in her race for Congress. Joining this endorsement are a bipartisan group of Tempe City Councilors: Corey Woods, Robin Arredondo-Savage, and Joel Navarro. Congressional District Nine is comprised of parts of Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale. Tempe’s stake in the district is significant — as the only CD9 city that is contained wholly within the district.
“Tempe represents the future of Arizona,” said Mitchell. ”We have a rich and proud history of working together to innovate and grow. Our residents are the backbone of economic engines like Arizona State University — which recruits and produces top national talent, ready to contribute to our communities. We need someone in Congress who will preserve and protect education and our economy as critical priorities for the families of Tempe. That person is Kyrsten Sinema.”
“I’ve known Kyrsten and have worked with her for many years,” said Woods. ”She is a social worker who became a teacher, a mentor and a leader in our community. She is a dedicated public servant who will serve Tempe well in our nation’s legislature.”
Sinema has worked for Arizona State University as an adjunct professor since 2003 and is currently teaching masters-level social work students at ASU’s School of Social Work.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Mitchell and Council Members Navarro, Woods and Arredondo-Savage,” said Sinema. A partnership between the cities in our district is made even stronger when there is an advocate for them in Washington. Having worked with these communities my entire life, I know that I can be the voice in Washington who fights for our Tempe families.”
Earlier this month, the elected leaders of cities of Phoenix and Mesa announced their endorsement of Sinema’s campaign. Mitchell’s backing adds to the long list of elected officials who support Sinema. This includes: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Councilors Daniel Valenzuela and Tom Simplot and Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh.