Former state House Speaker Kirk Adams has won the backing of several members of the Gilbert Town Council in his bid for the Congressional seat being vacated by current Rep. Jeff Flake, also a Republican.
Gilbert vice mayor Jenn Daniels and fellow councilmen Eddie Cook, Ben Cooper and Jordan Ray have announced endorsements for Adams, who represented Mesa in the state Legislature.
“Kirk Adams is a rising leader for conservatives,” said Vice-Mayor Jenn Daniels. “He has proven that he is willing to make the difficult choices to solve our generational challenges. Kirk represents the values that families of Gilbert hold dear. He will be a strong, conservative leader for our community.”
Councilman Jordan Ray said: “Kirk Adams is just what our country needs in Congress. Kirk has a record of standing up for families and conservative values. As an East Valley small businessman, Kirk has a vested interest in making sure our community is successful. More than anything, Kirk has proven he has the guts to make the tough decisions to reform Washington.”
Former Congressman Matt Salmon, also a Republican, is seeking the same post, which he held from 1994-2001. Flake is leaving to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Jon Kyl.