Americans for Prosperity Ranks Arizona Local Government Officials
The rankings for 2015 are in, and the top Heroes of the Taxpayer are Gilbert Town Council members Victor Petersen and Jared Taylor, and Pima County Supervisors Ray Carol and Ally Miller. The entire Sahuarita Town council rated next as Champions of the Taxpayer. Please let them know how much you appreciate their hard work in standing up for your individual liberties.
Here in Gila County, top scorers are all Gila County supervisors, including John Marcanti, Tommie Martin, and Michael Pastor who earned Friend of the Taxpayer. All members of the Star Valley Town Council also earned Friend of the Taxpayer ratings. With a slightly less rank, all members of the Globe Town Council are also Friends of the Taxpayer.
Unfortunately, all Payson Town Council members have sunk to a pathetic low. In prior years, they have been "friends" of the taxpayer. Their 2015 rank? Champions of Big Government. These members include Mayor Kenny Evans, Ed Blair, Fred Carpenter, Su Connell, Rick Croy, Michael Hughes, and John Wilson. Their actions speak loudly that individual liberty is too "messy" for them. They are autocrats who think their constituents need expert help leading their own lives.
Even Flagstaff, South Tucson, and Tucson value individual liberty more than these Payson Council members! Those leaders in known "leftist" communities received ratings ranging from "not bad" on up to "friend of the taxpayer." Things aren't always what they seem, are they.
Click HERE to see the report and to see how elected officials in other Arizona towns and counties performed.