Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kirk Adams Pledges to not take a Congressional Pension

Kirk Adams Pledges to not take a Congressional Pension

Mesa, AZ – Kirk Adams today pledged that if elected to Congress, he will not take a pension for his service. As Speaker of the Arizona House, Mr. Adams made a similar promise, forgoing any pension for his service in the Legislature.

Explaining his motivation for refusing his pensions, Adams said,

"People are tired of career politicians enriching themselves through
elected office. In meetings with voters across the East Valley, I hear again and again that they are tired of Washington elites living by one set of rules and legislating a different set of rules for the people. Voters want to be represented by public servants, not career politicians or lobbyists who benefit from the system. I put my money where my mouth is. I did not take a pension for my service here in Arizona and I
will not take a pension if I am elected to Congress."

Adams is a husband, father, and small businessman. After joining the state House in 2006, he became so frustrated by the unwillingness and inability of Republicans in the Legislature to stand up for their conservative principles that he launched a long-shot campaign to oust the veteran Speaker of the House. Adams shocked the Republican establishment and political class, winning the Speakership at only 35 years of age. Adams turned the tide in the House and put Arizona back on the path to fiscal responsibility with an aggressive agenda of reform, courageously taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona. Adams, a lifelong East Valley resident, lives in Mesa with his wife JaNae and their five children.


Paid for by Kirk Adams for U.S. Congress

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