March 18, 2019 Press Releases

Early Endorsement List Shows Broad, Diverse Support for Mark Kelly Across Arizona

Today, Mark Kelly for Senate released a list of early supporters that shows the broad, diverse coalition he is building across the State of Arizona. The group includes nearly half of the Arizona Senate Democratic Caucus, and a number of State Representatives, Members of Congress, law enforcement officials, mayors, veterans, advocates, and business owners. Together, the list lives in or represents nearly every county in the state.

“Solving the issues that matter to Arizonans is going to take bringing together people from all walks of life and all across our great state,” said Mark Kelly. “I’m honored to have the support of such a great group of leaders who have each contributed so much to our state.”

“Mark Kelly is the type of leader Arizona families want. He is a national hero, veteran, family man, and active community leader. I am proud to support our next U.S. Senator Mark Kelly,” said State Senator Tony Navarrete.

“Mark Kelly has my support because he is going to put what is best for Arizona and our country ahead of politics. From making health care more affordable to improving the quality of public education, Mark’s priorities are in the right place and I know that he is going to have our backs. I’m all in for Mark Kelly for Senate,” said State Representative Daniel Hernández.

“I support Mark Kelly for Senate because he understands that climate change is the challenge of our time and that Arizona should be a leader in solar power. Mark is the leader we need to address these challenges,” Sandra Kennedy, Corporation Commissioner.

“I’m beyond excited to support Mark Kelly in his race for the US Senate. Arizona is on the front lines of climate change and we need to elect people who will make decisions based on sound scientific facts in order to protect Northern Arizona’s forests and Arizona’s water supply for future generations,” said Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans.

“Arizona needs someone like Mark Kelly to fight for us. He’s committed to improving the lives of Arizonans, by fighting for good paying jobs, access to affordable healthcare, and protecting our environment. Mark is a proven leader, and I’m proud to stand with him,” Arizona Senate Minority Leader Dave Bradley.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of this team to help elect Mark Kelly to the United States Senate. Mark is focused on issues that matter to my community like providing affordable health care and raising wages for working people. I look forward to working with Mark to ensure that he hears from indigenous people, veterans, women, and folks here in northern Arizona, and that they hear from him,” State Senator and Mark Kelly for Senate Treasurer Jamescita Peshlakai.

“I love Captain Mark Kelly’s embrace of climate-change solutions and his rejection of corporate PAC money. Mark Kelly’s candidacy brings a stirring optimism to tackle the weighty challenges we face as a state and a nation. The stars are aligned in his mission to be Arizona’s next elected senator and I proudly stand in support of Mark Kelly for Senate,” said Tempe Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby.

“I support Mark Kelly for three reasons: His unparalleled leadership experience, his ability to solve problems under pressure, and his dedication to making decisions based on facts and science. He’s exactly the person Arizona needs representing us,” said State Representative Randy Friese.

Below is a list of Arizona leaders who are early supporters of Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate:


Ron Barber, Former US Representative

David Bradley, Minority Leader, State Senate

Cheryl Cage, Women’s Health Advocate

César Chávez, State Representative

KC Clark, Former Navajo County Sheriff

Andrea Dalessandro, State Senator

Domingo DeGrazia, State Representative

Fred DuVal, Arizona Board of Regents

Kirsten Engel, State Representative

Mitzi Epstein, State Representative

Coral Evans, Mayor of Flagstaff

Steve Farley, Former State Senator, Tucson Mayoral Candidate

Randy Friese, State Representative

Rosanna Gabaldón, State Representative

Alma Hernández, State Representative

Consuelo Hernández, Sunnyside Unified Governing Board Member

Daniel Hernández Jr., State Representative

Sandra Kennedy, Arizona Corporation Commissioner

Ann Kirkpatrick, US Representative

Lauren Kuby, Vice Mayor, Tempe

Barbara LaWall, Pima County Attorney

Jennifer Longdon, State Representative

Linda Lopez, Former State Senator

Robert Meza, State Representative

Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete, State Senator

Tom O’Halleran, US Representative

Lisa Otondo, State Senator

Jennifer Pawlik, State Representative

Jamescita Peshlakai, State Senator and Mark Kelly for Senate Treasurer

Pamela Powers Hannley, State Representative

Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson

Victoria Steele, State Senator

Myron Tsosie, State Representative

Lisa Urias, Businessperson

Jim Walsh, Former Pinal County Attorney