Sen. Jon Kyl today announced his endorsement of Rep. Ben Quayle in the Republican primary race for Arizona's newly drawn 6th congressional district.
Quayle, 35, was elected in 2010 in his first run for public office to represent the current 3rd congressional district, a little less than 70 percent of which has now been drawn into the new District 6.
"Ben Quayle is a true conservative who has entered public service at the right time for the right reasons," Kyl said. "His first term in Congress has quickly marked him as a talented young leader with the convictions and character to serve our state and our nation. He has my enthusiastic endorsement."
In his first term Quayle has served on three committees: Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Science, Space and Technology. He was also appointed chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
He is a graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt University law school.
"Sen. Kyl has been the gold standard for principled conservativeThe evolving contours of the new District 6 trace back from Rep. Quayle through former Rep. John Shadegg to Sen. Kyl, who preceded Rep. Shadegg in then-District 4 before his election to the US Senate in 1994. "This part of our state through the years has comprised a constituency that sends strong conservative leadership to Washington," said Kyl. "I am confident they will send Ben Quayle once again."
leadership in Washington for many years," Quayle said. "I have taken inspiration from him, and Tiffany and I have looked to him and Caryll as an example in balancing public service with marriage and family life. I am honored and humbled to have his support."