There has been speculation that former Representative Nancy Young Wright may either run for legislature, or instead try for the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Speculation is over: Board of Supervisors it is. Press release after the jump.
She’ll be facing the winner of a Republican primary that features businessman Charlie Bowles, Young Wright’s former legislative seat mate Vic Williams and two Tea Party activists: Ally Miller and Stuart McDaniel.
Young Wright files exploratory committee for supervisor District 1 seat
TUCSON – Nancy Young Wright has filed an exploratory committee for the office of Pima County Supervisor, District 1. The seat is currently held by Supervisor Ann Day, who is retiring. The election will be held Nov. 6, 2012.
Young Wright served for three years as a state representative for Legislative District 26, which covers 400 square miles in northwest Pima County. During her time in the Legislature, she worked successfully across the aisle on bipartisan bills involving foster care, local fire districts, law enforcement and animal welfare.
“Arizona and Pima County are facing important challenges. Now, more than ever, we must put partisanship aside and solve problems,” she said. “The hard-working families in this district deserve a supervisor who will be a dedicated, common-sense fighter for their values and quality of life.”
Young Wright’s campaign priorities will focus on:
Job creation and economic development.
Promoting strong, responsive law enforcement.
Promoting strong public schools.
Protecting the area’s water supplies and natural desert.
She also served for 10 years on the Amphitheater Unified School District Governing Board and has been deeply involved in community service in District 1 regarding education, literacy, parks trails and open space.
Young Wright and her husband, Allen, have lived in District 1 for 28 years. Their two children attended Amphitheater Public Schools. She is a fourth-generation southwesterner whose grandparents and great-grandparents were homesteaders in New Mexico. The family ran a country grocery store for nearly 90 years.
“I understand firsthand how important it is to foster an environment that helps our local businesses,” she said. “I also believe we must support our universities, public schools and job-training initiatives. We all have a stake in turning this economy around.”