FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2011
Adams has the courage to lead conservative reforms in Congress
East Valley – Kirk Adams is proud to announce that he’s received the endorsement of Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle (AZ-03) in his campaign to represent the East Valley in Congress.
Congressman Quayle says Adams, former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, is a rising star in the Republican Party and he has demonstrated he has what it takes to shake-up Washington.
“Kirk Adams has the courage to remain true to the conservative principles that will get America back on track,” Quayle said. “As Speaker of the House, Kirk led the effort to reform Arizona’s state government – cutting spending thirty percent, reforming the state pension system, taking important measures to secure our border and creating an environment for job growth. That’s the kind of boldness we need in Congress to return our country to the founding principles that made America great.”
Adams said he looks forward to serving with Congressman Quayle in Congress.
“Ben Quayle has been a great new voice in Congress for Arizona and our conservative principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility,” Adams said. “I look forward to joining that fight with him and other next generation leaders who are willing to take on America’s most challenging issues.”
Kirk Adams is a fresh-face conservative reformer who shook-up Arizona’s state Capitol and will do the same thing in Congress.
A husband, father and small businessman, after joining the state House in 2006, Adams found himself so frustrated by the unwillingness and inability of Republicans in the Legislature to stand up for their conservative principals that he launched a long-shot campaign to oust the veteran Speaker of the House.
Adams shocked the Republican establishment and political class, winning the Speakership at only 35 years of age and one full term in office – making him one of the youngest Speakers in Arizona history.
Adams led the House back in a conservative direction with an aggressive reform agenda, taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona history – issues others were afraid to address because of the potential political fallout.
A native Arizonan, Adams and his wife JaNae live in Mesa and have five children.