Focus must be on creating jobs, improving schools
State Capitol, Phoenix - Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell released the following statements today in response to the selection of Senator Steve Pierce as the new Senate president.
Senate Minority Leader David Schapira:
"I congratulate Senator Pierce and I truly hope that he will work with us to end the partisanship and solve the serious problems that face our state," said Schapira.
"It's time for a new direction. We must use this opportunity to make a fresh start toward focusing on good ideas to get folks back to work and improve our schools so our kids can compete for the jobs of the future."
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell:
"I congratulate and look forward to working with Senator Pierce in his new role as President. Arizona's families are looking for leadership from the legislature to create jobs, rebound our economy and ensure our children have every educational opportunity they deserve,” said Campbell.
“I hope that President Pierce will reject the partisanship and extremism that has been standard operating procedure in the legislature these past few years and work together with all legislators to find solutions to the many challenges facing Arizonans."