Lorenzo Sierra… New Priorities, New Leadership
Priorities matter. Not only do they do something for us, they say something about us. As an Arizona native, I remember a time when folks like you and me made people the priority in our state. We voted for legislation that created a safety net for the poor. Our common sense told us it was not only compassionate; it was cost effective, costing us less to prevent a problem than to fix one. And even in the midst of the worst economic recession in modern history, we see our community coming together to create opportunities so our children have a shot at a good education and the good future it provides.
These priorities speak to – and about – the hearts of most of my neighbors. But they are not shared with the current majority leadership in our state. While Arizona remains at the bottom of all major socioeconomic indicators, the majority leadership made it a priority to pass laws creating tea party license plates, examining birth certificates, and selecting a state gun.
Arizonans have earned and deserve more.
It’s time for new priorities and new leadership in our state.
As your elected representative, my priority will be to serve you and our neighbors – the hard-working folks of the west Valley who believe Arizona can do better. The folks who live next door to me talk about creating jobs, investing in small businesses, and making sure our children have the kind of education they need to be successful. My neighbors not only understand a tough economy, they live with the sacrifices it demands. But they don’t balance their budgets on the backs of their children. These neighbors, many of them un- or underemployed, don’t want a hand out – but they do need a hand up to help them rise above a devastated economy.
These are the priorities of my neighbors. I share them. And it will be my privilege to bring new priorities and new leadership to our state as your elected representative.