Dateline : 14 March 2006.
Barbara Elliott McGuire, 51, Democrat, announces as candidate for
State Representative, District 23.
Barbara McGuire, 2004 Citizen of the Year, is the Copper Basin Salvation Army Extension Unit Director and a long time
business owner from Kearny, Arizona. Mrs. McGuire seeks the seat being vacated by Cheryl Chase, now a Republican who is running
for State Senate.
District 23 is a vast legislative district in the heart of Arizona encompassing Pinal County and parts of Maricopa and
Gila County. Cities include Casa Grande, Apache Junction, Arizona City, Coolidge, Eloy, Maricopa, the Copper Basin towns of
Superior, Kearny, Hayden, Winkelman, Dudleyville, Mammoth, San Manuel and Oracle, Arizona. Within the bounds of District 23
are parts of great Indian nations Mrs. McGuire seeks to represent, with the largest of them being the Gila River Tribe.
Mrs. McGuire, native born hails from the Ray and Sonora area of Arizona, is married for 36 years to Jim McGuire. Barbara
comes from a historic area of the Copper Basin that has produced the likes of Arizona;s great-late Polly Rosenbaum, current
legislator Pete Rios and others, and was inspired by their records of public service. Barbara, a mother and grandmother celebrates
family roots in the Copper Basin that pre-date Arizona statehood.
According to candidate McGuire,As one of the baby boomers, I have been a part of Arizona's transformation, witnessing
it grow nearly four times to its present thriving state. I know the roots of these towns and many of the great hispanic, anglo
and native American families that form the bedrock of our communities. I care about each citizen and am so proud of our multi-race
and ethnicities that make Arizona, and particularly District 23, so rich in culture. My family itself is part of the great
mixed legacy of Arizona. Arizona is a special place of many contrasts, we are experiencing much. I want to leave a place where
all our children have a brighter future and all our heritages are respected, honored and thrive together. I intend to do all
I can for the people of District 23 to the best of my abilities. I promise to listen to, protect, meet the needs and help
the communities of District 23 and the people of Arizona. I am visiting as much of District 23 as possible and would like
to encourage people to voice their concerns, visions and needs. I am here to help and make a difference.
COMMITTEE TO ELECT BARBARA McGUIRE c/o
Barbara McGuire 520-363-5002, email BarbMcGuire@hotmail.com
or Tom Elliott, Campaign Manager 480-597-0512, email DowdinElliott@hotmail.com