Thursday, March 01, 2012

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery endorses Michael Monti for Tempe Mayor

(Tempe, Arizona) Another leader in law enforcement in Arizona is endorsing Michael Monti for Tempe Mayor. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has endorsed businessman and candidate for Tempe Mayor Michael Monti. He joins Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in endorsing Monti.

Montgomery, whose office prosecutes more than 35,000 felony cases a year, has made holding criminals accountable for their crimes and victims’ rights his priorities as County Attorney.

Montgomery said,

“As a businessman, a family man, and a civically involved member of his community, Michael understands effective and fair law enforcement is essential to protect the quality of life in Tempe, as well as the rest of the Valley. He also supports my efforts to reform rules for elected officials to prevent another Fiesta Bowl scandal.”

Monti, Montgomery, and Tempe Mayor High Hallman recently held a news conference announcing proposed gift bans and stricter reporting requirements for elected officials in Tempe.

Monti stated,

“I am honored to have endorsements from the state’s top two prosecutors. Mr. Montgomery’s endorsement reflects my unwavering support for law enforcement and the fair administering of justice in our community.”

Michael Monti, owner of Tempe’s historic Monti’s La Casa Vieja, co-founded Local First, Arizona. He is also active in the Tempe Diablos Charities, and is the youngest inductee in the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.

His campaign is based on bringing private sector ideas to government, fiscal responsibility, civic involvement, economic opportunity, and innovation. His proposals include:

  • Financial incentives for city workers who save tax dollars

  • The creation of the Tempe Community Corps to increase volunteerism, and aid Tempe neighborhoods

  • Partnerships with ASU and the business community to bring more jobs to Tempe

  • The creation of a public swimming beach at Tempe Town Lake, paid for by the private sector

  • Partnerships with the ASU College of Nursing to aid Tempe seniors

  • Encouraging businesses to embrace eco-friendly projects such as the Blink Car Charging Stations at Monti’s La Casa Vieja

  • A ban on texting while driving in Tempe

  • A ban on gifts for elected officials and enhanced reporting requirements

Arizona leaders and organizations that have endorsed Michael Monti include:

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman
Tempe Council Member Onnie Shekerjian
Tempe Democrat and Former Council Member Barbara Sherman
Tempe’s first elected Mayor, Rudy Campbell
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
Congressman David Schweikert
Former Tempe City Council Member ‘Hut’ Hutson
Former State Rep. Laura Knaperek
Tempe Democrat Carl Hayden

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