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53 Arizona mayors support John McCain’s re-election bid

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John McCain is seeking a sixth term in the Senate, and he has a lot of current and former Arizona mayors supporting him.

Fifty-three in fact.

Sen. McCain, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, faces a primary challenger in Kelli Ward, who was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2012.

Ward resigned from her post in order to focus all of her resources on landing a position on the U.S. Senate, but she won’t have as many Arizona mayors backing her as McCain will.

The mayors supporting McCain are:

Apache Junction’s John Insalaco

Avondale’s Kenneth Weise

Buckeye’s Jackie Meck

Carefree’s Les Peterson

Cave Creek’s Vincent Francia

Camp Verde’s Charles German

Chandler’s Jay Tibshraeny

Cottonwood’s Diane Joens

Dewey-Humboldt’s Terry Nolan and Vice Mayor Douglas Treadway

Duncan’s Billy Waters

El Mirage’s Lana Mook

Fredonia’s Alvy Johnson

Gilbert’s John Lewis

Goodyear’s Georgia Lord and Vice Mayor Sheri Lauritano

Holbrook’s Bobby Taylor

Huachuca City’s Ken Taylor

Kingman’s Richard Anderson

Litchfield Park’s Thomas Schoaf

Marana’s Ed Honea

Mayor John Giles and former Mayor Scott Smith

Nogales’ John Doyle

Oro Valley’s Satish Hiremath

Paradise Valley’s Michael Collins

Payson’s Kenny Evans and former Mayor Barbara Brewer

Peoria’s Cathy Carlat

Pima’s Tom Claridge

Pinetop-Lakeside’s Gregory Smith and former Mayor Roger Williams

Prescott’s Harry Oberg and former Mayor Marlin Kuykendall

Prescott Valley’s Harvey Skoog

Queen Creek’s Gail Barney

Safford’s Chris Gibbs

San Luis’ Jerry Sanchez

Show Low’s Daryl Seymore

Sierra Vista’s Rick Mueller and former Mayor Bob Strain

Snowflake’s Tom Poscharsky

Star Valley’s Ronnie McDaniel

Tempe’s former Vice Mayor Onnie Shekerjian

Thatcher’s Bob Rivera

Tusayan’s Craig Sanderson and former Mayor Greg Bryan

Wellton’s Cecilia McCollough

Willcox’s Robert Irvin

Williams’ John Moore

Winslow’s Robin Boyd

Youngtown’s Michael LeVault

Yuma’s Douglas Nicholls

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