Endorsements

Arizona Technology Council

Andrew Sherwood (D) brings a refreshing level of energy to the legislative process at the Arizona Capitol. He has a heightened capacity to absorb complex information and thoughtfully contemplates every vote he casts.Arizona Technology Council, http://www.aztechcouncil.org

 

Arizona Highway Patrol Association

“Representative Andrew Sherwood has demonstrated his commitment to supporting law enforcement.  His constituents should be proud to know he regularly advocates for the best police services.”Arizona Highway Patrol Association, http://www.ahpa.com

 

Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association

Following extensive research by the Executive Board of the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs (AZCOPS), with input from our more than ninety local associations, AZCOPS is proud to announce our endorsement for your candidacy for State Representative District 26. Your unwavering support for public safety issues and public employees is deeply appreciated by our members throughout Arizona. Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association, http://www.azcpoa.org/

 

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Andrew Sherwood for the Arizona State House of Representatives. I welcome their support and will work with them to attract businesses, improve education and economic opportunity to our state.Tempe Chamber of Commerce, www.tempechamber.org

 

Tempe Hispanic Community Forum

"We believe that your commitment to addressing the damaging issues with constructive innovation can help set us on the right path. You have outlined a plan to protect our community interests with sound reasonable legislative actions."

Chairman Ed Valenzuela, Ph.D.

 

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (www.azhha.org) has endorsed my candidacy for the Arizona State House. I look forward to working with them on finding solutions to the important healthcare issues facing the state of Arizona.Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Associationwww.azhha.org

“The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is a statewide trade association representing hospitals, healthcare systems, affiliated health organizations, and the patients and communities they serve. With a mission of sustaining and improving the health of Arizonans, AzHHA supports its members by providing advocacy, education and services.”

Arizona Nurses Association Political Action Committee

The Arizona Nurses Association (www.aznurse.org) has endorsed my candidacy for the Arizona State House, saying, "We appreciate your interest in nurses, and your willingness to work with us to improve the health care of the people of Arizona."Arizona Nurses Associationwww.aznurse.org

Arizona Fraternal Order of Police

The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police (AZFOP), who represent over 6,500 men and women law enforcement officers, has endorsed Andrew Sherwood for the Arizona State House of Representatives in LD-26. In their endorsement letter, the AZFOP cites Andrew's responses to their candidate questionnaire and his commitment to look out for the best interests of these important public employees.Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, http://www.azfop.com

“These law enforcement professionals deserve our thanks for risking their lives on our behalf and we need to look out for them,” says Andrew, “it is with great appreciation that I thank them for their endorsement.”

Planned Parenthood of Arizona

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have received the Primary Election endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA). We thank you for your commitment to policies that improve the health and protect the privacy of women and their families."    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, http://www.advocatesaz.org

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA), the state’s oldest women’s health services agency, has endorsed Andrew Sherwood for the Arizona House of Representatives for LD-26. Citing Andrew’s commitment to “policies that improve the health and protect the privacy of women and their families,” PPAA saw that he would be the best person to represent all women’s issues in the state legislature.

“I’m very appreciative of PPAA’s endorsement,” said Sherwood. “Too many people tend to lose sight that too many women and families in this state are unable to find or afford medical treatment or counseling and PPAA saw that I will be another voice for them in the legislature.”

Humane Voters of Arizona

Humane Voters of Arizona has endorsed Andrew Sherwood for the 2012 election cycle.  We appreciate his commitment to protecting Arizona’s animals and citizens’ voting rights.  Humane Voters of Arizona is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization that supports candidates who care about animals and animal protection.Humane Voters of Arizona, http://www.humanevotersaz.org

 

Arizona AFSCME

AFSCME Local 3111, who represents employees of state, county, and municipal governments; school districts; public and private hospitals; and nonprofit agencies, endorses Andrew Sherwood for the State House of Representatives.AFSCME, http://www.azafscme.org

 

Arizona Education Association

The Sherwood for State House campaign learned today that Andrew has earned the endorsement of Arizona Education Association (AEA) Fund for Public Education, which is the political action committee for the AEA. Andrew earned their support based on his position statements on the AEA Fund questionnaire and Andrew’s responses during personals interviews. We want to thank them for their endorsement and look forward to working together on issues that improve the quality of education in Arizona.Arizona Education Association, http://www.arizonaea.org/

 

The Sherwood for State House campaign learned today that Andrew has earned the endorsement of Arizona Education Association (AEA) Fund for Public Education, which is the political action committee for the AEA. We want to thank them for their endorsement and look forward to working together on issues that improve the quality of education in Arizona.

Arizona Pipe Trades

The Arizona Pipe Trades 469 Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 26.Arizona Pipe Trades Council, http://www.ualocal469.org

 

Arizona Building Trades Council

The Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council (BTC) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 26.Arizona Building Trades Council, http://www.azbuildingtrades.org/

 

IBEW Local 640

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 640 (IBEW 640) Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 26.Arizona IBEW 640, http://www.ibew640.org/

 

I’m honored to have the support of the thousands of hard working Arizona men and women represented by these three organizations. There is no more important task facing the legislature that the creation of jobs and these three groups represent the skilled workers we will need to help bring our economy back. Together, we will work with the business community to bring jobs and fair pay back to Arizona.

 

 

Personal Endorsements

Few Arizona Democrats have shown the courage and conviction to take on seemingly impossible challenges as Andrew Sherwood. After running against Russell Pearce in 2010, Andrew led LD18 Democrat’s efforts to recall him in 2011. In the process, he made LD18 one of the best organized districts in the state. During his first term, he kept his promise to work across the aisle and to focus on legislation that improved our educational system, promoted the creation and support of small businesses and balanced the budget.  It’s easy to see why local community and district leaders are endorsing Andrew Sherwood for reelection to the Arizona State House.

Elected Officials

  • Corey Woods – Tempe City Council
  • Kolby Granville – Tempe City Council
  • Dennis Kavanaugh – Mesa City Council
  • Roman Ulman – AFSCME
  • Felecia Rotellini – AG Candidate
  • Dan O’Neal – PDA
  • Rep.  Juan Mendez
  • Rep.  Chad Campbell
  • Rep.  Lela Alston
  • Rep.  Macario Saldate
  • Rep.  Bruce Wheeler
  • Rep.  Mark Cardenas
  • Rep.  Martin Quezada
  • Rep.  Stephanie Mach
  • Rep.  Rosanna Gabaldon
  • Rep.  Sally Gonzalez
  • Rep.  Juan Carlson Escamilla
  • Rep.  Jonathan Larkin
  • Rep.  Albert Hale
  • Rep.  Lisa Otondo
  • Jamescita Peshlakai
  • Sen. Ed Ableser
  • Sen. Steve Farley
  • Sen. Steve Gallardo – Senate Minority Whip
  • Sen. Anna Tovar – Senate Minority Leader
  • Marcelino Quinonez – School Board Member

Democratic Leaders

  • Jerry Gettinger – DNC Delegate
  • John McDonald – DNC Delegate
  • John Goodie – DNC Delegate
  • Randy Keating – DNC Delegate

Mesa Business Leaders

  • Micheal Wright – Attorney
  • Phil Austen – Attorney

Latino Leaders

  • Randy Parraz- Citizens for a Better Arizona
  • Lilia Alvarez – Maricopa BoS Candidate
  • Roberto Reveles – Founder, Somos America
  • Lydia Guzman – Respect/Respeto

LD Chairs (Current and Past)

  • Michael Vorters – LD4
  • Eric Shelley – LD7
  • Carol Comito – LD8
  • Steve Schallenberger – LD9
  • Jeff Winkler – LD11
  • Jeff Rich – LD12
  • Christina Shelley LD12
  • Janice Blackman – LD13
  • John Beaulieu – LD15
  • Greg Brownell – LD16
  • Connie Finneman – LD19
  • Sandra Fischer – LD21
  • Corey Harbison LD22