Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the national non-partisan senior citizen group the 60 Plus Association, today announced that Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams has earned the group’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Adams is currently a candidate for Arizona’s 5th congressional district seat.
In a statement released by 60 Plus, Boone remarked, “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Kirk Adams. Seniors can depend on Kirk Adams.” Boone, 78, and his wife of 57 years, Shirley, reside in Beverly Hills, California.
Boone is familiar to audiences as a star of music, film and television. Boone has had 38 top-ten hits since his recording career began in the 1950s, and, according to Billboard magazine, holds the record for the most consecutive weeks (220) on the charts by any performer.
Chairman Jim Martin, who founded 60 Plus in 1992, added “Kirk Adams is a common sense candidate who can be counted on to preserve Social Security and Medicare, and fight to end the ‘death tax.’ As a small business owner, he knows how to protect the pocket books of senior citizens and end the wasteful spending of our tax dollars, which has our government now borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar to pay its bills. Seniors have to live within their means and so should our government.
“Seniors in Arizona deserve a Congressman who has a long and distinguished track record in serving the elderly, and that’s exactly what they’ll get with Kirk Adams. A man of principle, Kirk Adams is one of those rare public servants; he’s a doer, not a talker. He rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. Arizona families will have a true friend in Washington with Kirk Adams on the job.”