Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy Endorses Aaron Lieberman for Governor of Arizona

PHOENIX - Arizona's only African American statewide elected official, Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, announced her endorsement of Aaron Lieberman’s campaign for Governor today:

“I am confident that Mr. Lieberman will lead Arizona to a new education future, including affordable universities and a cleaner, better environment with sustainable economic growth. He is also better suited to handle all the other issues Arizona is facing such as affordable health care, infrastructure investment, and a tax code that doesn’t give tax breaks to the wealthy. Aaron will lead with the same intelligent, educated approach and brilliance that he has shown all along, and he’s the Democrat with the best chance of winning in November.”

Sandra Kennedy has an unrivaled track record of service to the state of Arizona.  She spent six years as an Arizona State Representative and and six years as a member of the Arizona senate.  Some of her accomplishments include: sponsoring legislation that was signed into law regarding Domestic Violence Shelters, Foster Care Placement, Pre-Natal Care Education Fund, and City Powers regarding Fair Housing.  Concurrent with her tenure in the legislature, Sandra was elected to serve on the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board for a four-year term in 1990, before becoming the first African American ever elected to statewide office in Arizona when she won her seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2008. She is currently the only African American statewide elected official west of the Mississippi.

“Commissioner Kennedy has been a trailblazer fighting for all Arizonans for her entire career,”  said Lieberman.  “I am so honored to have her support and look forward to working alongside her to help make real positive change for Arizonans.  Sandra has demonstrated again and again that she is willing to stand up to powerful special interests to do what is right,  and that is exactly what we need more of here in Arizona.”

Commissioner Kennedy was re-elected to the Corporation Commission in 2018 on a platform of restoring integrity and transparency to the Commission, lowering unjustified utility rate increases and creating more solar and renewable energy in Arizona, especially rooftop solar.   Aaron Lieberman shares her commitment to building a brighter future for renewable energy here in Arizona. 

 “Commissioner Kennedy and I have a shared vision of an Arizona that encourages the development and use of our vast solar and renewable energy sources which will mean cleaner air, cleaner water, and continuing economic prosperity for future generations of Arizonans”.
 

From the desk of

Sandra D. Kennedy

For Immediate Release | April 27, 2022
Media Contact | Sandra Kennedy Campaign
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PHOENIX – Commissioner Sandra D. Kennedy Endorses Aaron Lieberman for Governor

“It is with great joy today that I formally endorse Mr. Aaron Lieberman for Governor of Arizona. Currently, Arizona is in 49th place when it comes to education, and I believe Mr. Lieberman is the one that can turn that statistic around. He is a life-long education visionary, who started an organization called Jumpstart in 1994. Today Jumpstart has engaged over 50,000 college students as literacy tutors working with over 100,000 preschoolers and their families. Aaron then went on to found Acelero Learning, a company that provides high-quality Head Start programs to tens of thousands of young children and their families nationwide. 

Over the years, Jumpstart and Acelero have helped nearly one million children get better prepared for school. As Governor of Arizona, I believe Mr. Lieberman could well exceed one million. That number is a stark contrast to the abject failure of Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature, who have almost destroyed public education in Arizona during the last eight years.
 
I am also very excited to know that Aaron Lieberman has plans to be the “Clean Energy Governor''. He will pursue policies that encourage the development and use of our vast solar and renewable energy sources, which will boost Arizona’s economy for decades. Additionally, he intends to make our State the electric car capitol of the United States, taking advantage of the fact that several large manufacturers have chosen Arizona as their home. As our Governor, he’ll focus state government on investing in the infrastructure needed for the coming electrification of our various modes of transportation and partner with these companies in building a state with dramatically-reduced carbon emissions in the future and jobs that pay well. This means cleaner air, addressing climate change and continuing economic prosperity.

I am confident that Mr. Lieberman will lead Arizona to a new education future, including affordable universities and a cleaner, better environment with sustainable economic growth. He is also better suited to handle all the other issues Arizona is facing such as affordable health care, infrastructure investment, and a tax code that doesn’t give tax breaks to the wealthy. Aaron will lead with the same intelligent, educated approach and brilliance that he has shown all along, and he’s the Democrat with the best chance of winning in November.”