Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ahwatukee Foothills News endorses Wes Gullett for Mayor

Newspaper calls Wes Gullett the “new blood” City Hall needs
AHWATUKEE – In the newspaper’s first endorsement ever, the Ahwatukee Foothills News gave its nod this morning to Wes Gullett for Mayor of Phoenix, the latest sign of momentum for Wes’s campaign to reform City Hall.

“Gullett is a businessman who understands what it takes to make business thrive our community,” the newspaper wrote. “He has a plan to cut red tape for small business owners, which is the life blood of Ahwatukee.”

The newspaper’s editorial board wrote that “City Hall needs new blood” and said: “Gullett will work well with those already on the council to make the changes necessary to rein in government spending by trimming the city budget and putting forth a sensible plan for pension reform that has worked for corporations across the nation.”

The endorsement is particularly significant given that Gullett's opponent, Greg Stanton, represented Ahwatukee for nine years on the City Council, eventually quitting to take a job as Terry Goddard’s lobbyist.

The newspaper called Gullett’s Seven Point Jobs Plan “no-nonsense” and “easy-to-understand.”

The editorial also praised Gullett’s pension reform package, calling it “realistic.” In particular, the Ahwatukee Foothills News found that Gullett’s plan to transition employees to a 401K is “necessary to pay the price that has been kicked down the road by previous governments in the interest of not passing a larger expense to future generations.”

“This is just further evidence that Wes Gullett is the best Mayor for Ahwatukee and the entire City,” said City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who has also endorsed Gullett. “We need someone who is going to challenge the status quo and fight for the needs of all of Phoenix – not a few select special interests at City Hall.”

“I’m honored to have to support of the Ahwatukee Foothills News and Councilman DiCiccio,” Gullett said. “Ahwatukee is a vital and important part of our city, and it’s wonderful to have so much growing support in this great community. My reform package will support small businesses and bring vibrancy back to all parts of our city, including Ahwatukee. Let’s get Phoenix working again!”

To read the entire endorsement editorial, go here:


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