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DIST 23 McGUIRE FOR STATE REP. MARKS MILESTONES:
ATTENDS CLEAN ELECTIONS TRAINING, NAMES TREASURER, CAMPAIGNS EVENTS IN COPPER BASIN, GOLDEN CORRIDOR
Dateline : 1 May 2006.
Barbara Elliott McGuire, 51, Democrat candidate for
State Representative, District 23, and her campaign chairman have received certificates for attending Citizens Clean
Elections Commission training on April 19, 2006 in Phoenix. McGuire has announced that her recently named treasurer, Mrs.
Judy Parsons, will also be completing this requirement soon.
McGuire, in choosing to run as a clean election candidate, agrees not to accept special interest monies and to abide
by certain restrictions in the use of campaign monies. According to Tom Elliott, campaign chairman, citizens know we are
seeking individual $5 contributions to get us certified for Clean Elections funding. We are pursuing our goal of 252 or more
$5 contributions from qualified electors. At the same time, during this qualification period, our campaign cannot be without
funding and we are also asking for some early contributions called seed money. As for the seed money, per Clean Elections
rules, individuals (no PACs, businesses, unions, etc.) may donate any amount under $120 per person up through the time we
qualify for and receive Clean Elections funding.
According to McGuire, it may be more effort and more restrictive to run under Clean Elections, but I stand for and with
the people of District 23, and through Clean Elections, I will be elected with the pure voice of the citizens and without
the influence special interests. It is time that this great country of ours acts with conscience through the mandate of the
people and is not ruled by special interests. This becomes ever more clear to me as during recent celebrations when I talked
to people as I campaigned in Kearny, Superior, Hayden, Eleven Mile Corner, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Oracle and other
District 23 places. I look forward to hearing even more from individuals as I campaign in other areas of District 23 in the
Mrs. McGuire, 2004 Citizen of the Year, is the Copper Basin Salvation Army Unit Director and long time business owner
from Kearny, Arizona. Mrs. McGuire seeks the seat being vacated by Cheryl Chase, a Republican.
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. Great Indian nations are within the
bounds of District 23, the largest of which is the Gila River Tribe.
Mrs. McGuire, a mother and grandmother is an Arizona native born in Ray-Sonora area, is married for 36 years to Jim McGuire.
COMMITTEE TO ELECT BARBARA McGUIRE c/o
Barbara McGuire 520-363-5002, Cell: 602- 881-3379
email BarbMcGuire@hotmail.com or
Tom Elliott 480-597-0512, email DowdinElliott@hotmail.com