Earlier, I sent you the good news about my endorsement from the Arizona Education Association. Today, I want to let you know that I received the VoteTechSmart endorsement of the Arizona Technology Council, Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies.
As an education advocate and owner of a business in the healthcare industry, I am committed to supporting the priorities I share with the Arizona Technology Council, as described in their endorsement statement:
A candidate's understanding a range of issues important to the technology industry and the position he or she took on them were significant in determining the Council's support. The issues include how to expand access to investment capital, tax code support of research and development (R&D) investments, technology-based economic development, support for technology infrastructure, and a strong commitment to a technology-based education system from kindergarten through postsecondary.
As your State Representative, I will support a vision for Arizona that positions us for economic growth - a vision that must include expansion of our technology industry. In order to realize Arizona's potential as a world-class technology state, we must also invest in world-class public schools and state universities. These two endorsements, from the AEA and the AZ Technology Council, highlight my commitment to education and to policies that will create a healthy, growing economy.
Please get involved. This is our race to win.
PLACE A SIGN IN YOUR YARD
I am pleased to announce that the Arizona Education Association has endorsed my campaign for the State House of Representatives.
My support of public schools in my own legislative district and throughout the state of Arizona is unwavering. I made the decision to run for office because of what I first saw when my own sons attended public schools. I saw teachers struggle with class sizes that were too high, materials that were outdated and support services that were inadequate. Later, when I became involved as a volunteer and a parent leader in the Madison School District, I realized that the inequities between schools - and between districts - could only be addressed through the decision-making process at the legislative level.
My signs are appearing now along roadways. I appreciate the AEA's validation of my commitment to be "Your voice for public education," as my signs say. But I am also humbled by the endorsement. I know what's at stake in this election and I know that teachers are counting on me to win.
I ask you to be involved in my campaign. Donate, volunteer, place a sign in your yard -- there are many tasks that are all part of a successful campaign. I am running to retain the seat held currently by Dr. Eric Meyer, candidate for the State Senate, and these are races we cannot afford to lose. Our public school students and teachers are counting on us - and we're counting on YOU to help us be successful.
PLACE A SIGN IN YOUR YARD
Today marks 100 days from the start of early voting for the 2016 General Election.
Are we doing enough to win in November?
Our LD28 office has been open for two months. Campaign signs are going up in yards and along roadways. We have interns from ASU, UofA and NAU helping us with voter contact. In June alone, we knocked on 10,000 doors and spoke to 1,700 voters.
But, is it enough?
The truth is that none of us know the answer to that question and we won’t know until the votes are counted on Nov. 8. We do know that it is critical that we retain the House seat currently held by Dr. Eric Meyer, a tireless advocate for public education and a candidate for the State Senate.
If you have been waiting to donate or volunteer, now is the time.
My election matters. Arizona’s economy is recovering and we have opportunities to sensibly restore funding to public education, pre-K through college, and to take responsibility for long-ignored needs and maintenance of infrastructure. This is the time for wise investment in Arizona’s future. We need to elect leaders who will work across the aisle to develop a long-term vision that positions Arizona for future growth and success.
Yes, we are just 100 days away from the start of early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election. Time is short. I am knocking on doors and making phone calls, but I can’t do this without you!
Donate here -- $1000, $100 or $10. Every donation helps!
Volunteer here to help with voter contact.
Email me at kellisbutlerAZ@gmail.com to request a yard sign.
It's summer! The temperatures are heating up and so is my campaign.
Yard signs are appearing in neighborhoods throughout the district and large signs will be going up soon. Each large sign with posts costs $40. My fundraising goal for 200 signs is $8000. If you are able to sponsor one sign at $40, or $200 for five, it would be so helpful at this time in our campaign. Donate here.
Signs are important because they help raise name recognition and ultimately that is what wins close elections. My ability to win a House seat in LD28 is critical to continuing Dr. Eric Meyer's eight years of advocacy for public schools, state universities and high-wage jobs.
I won't know for sure who my opponents will be until after the Aug. 30 primary, but I do know we want voters to have my name in mind as they begin to consider their choices for State Representative in LD28. Signs, literature and offices all cost money. If you can help out with a donation to my campaign now, I would appreciate it. Donate here.
Yard signs are available now. If you would like to post one in your yard, email me at KelliButlerAZ@gmail.com.
I appreciate your support of my campaign. We know Arizona's kids and families are counting on us to win in November - and I am confident that together, we WILL retain the LD28 House seat currently held by Dr. Meyer.
Thank you so much!
Candidate, LD28 State House