The Race Is On
Getting ready for election day
During the past several weeks, you’ve likely noticed the number of ads on billboards, radio, newspapers, and television touting the qualifications of the various candidates who are vying to become Arizona’s next governor.
AA recognized the importance of electing leaders who are committed to making our everyday security a priority, maintaining a vital economy, overseeing a safe and efficient transportation system, and promoting tourism. AAA also hopes Arizona’s next governor will share in the auto club’s mission to keep Arizona’s roadways safe for all road users.
To find out where each candidate stands on these issues, which are of great importance to our members, we asked each a series of questions. Our goal in asking these questions is to provide AAA members with an opportunity to learn how our sate’s future leaders plan to act on these critical issues.
Read some of their responses at AZ.AAA.com/news/legislative for their completed answers.
AAA is quick to laud state leaders who are proactive with traffic safety. Recently, AAA awarded Rep. Karen Fann with the Legislator of the Year award and Sen. John McComish with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing both of their tireless efforts toward saving lives on our roadways. McComish was honored for resolving several traffic safety issues, notwithstanding his longterm championing of a stronger graduated driver license (GDL) law, which was enacted in 2008. GDL laws have resulted in up to a 38 percent reduction in teen driving deaths around the country. Fann earned recognition for her continued support of the proposed laws to ban wireless device usage by novice drivers.
Members deserve to know where their elected officials stand on issues related to their safety and security, so we compiled a list of important legislation that was considered over the past two years and indicated how each fared among legislators. To see how your representative voted on key legislation, visit AAA Arizona’s legislative page at the link above.
Promoted and preserving safety continues to be critical to AAA’s mission, and we applaud those elected officials who have joined us in this cause.
President and CEO, AAA Arizona