Friday, April 2, 2010

Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker Reports Near Quarter Million Dollars For AZ Congressional District Three Race

 PHOENIX, ARIZONA.  April 1, 2010.  Despite entering the Republican race in late January to succeed Third District Congressman John Shadegg, Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is raising some eyebrows with his first quarter fundraising totals.  

With the March 31st deadline now passed, Parker said his “Restoring Faith In America” campaign had raised more than $230,000 in just over two months from a broad, Arizona-based group of some 700 donors.  Contributions were still coming in late Wednesday night.

“Ours is an inspirational message and one people are excited to be a part of.  I’ve turned challenges into opportunities all my life and that’s what Washington needs now,”  Parker said.  

Parker’s figures reflect actual contributions received, not loans made by candidates that may or may not be used by their campaigns.  

Parker, 50, is the current mayor of Paradise Valley, Arizona.  He previously served the administrations of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush as an Assistant Secretary for the $90 billion United States Department of Agriculture , small businessman, and as a pastor for two years at a small non-denominational church in Paradise Valley. 

As Mayor, Parker has voted for substantial cuts in municipal spending to balance the budget and opposed tax hikes that have been proposed at the local and state level.

He is supported by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Congressman Matt Salmon and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio among many others.  

Raised by his grandmother in a severely underprivileged neighborhood,  Parker was able to escape the drugs and violence through love, education and the commitment of family.  He was recently recognized by NBC News/ as one of America’s top 100 African American leaders
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