The first is the retirement announcement from Senator Nelson who sponsored our bill for the last two sessions.
Industry Members are encouraged to send him a thank you note and wish him well.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2012
Senator John Nelson Announces Retirement
Since 1984, John Nelson has been honored to serve as an elected official, first on the Phoenix City Council, then in the House, and finally in the Senate. Together, with the voters and other elected officials, Nelson has accomplished much – from laying the ground work for Phoenix to thrive and become the city that it is today to protecting and enhancing all military installations and missions throughout Arizona, particularly Luke Air Force Base.
“I am proud of my service and the trust that the voters have placed in me over the years. I have been honored to serve the people of Arizona and stand by my legislative track record of supporting quality education, fostering job creation, and balancing the state budget during the most difficult economic downturn in a generation,” said Senator Nelson, “During the last legislative session, I am particularly proud of the passage of SCR1001 which would allow the state to implement land exchanges to preserve the state’s military facilities and is now on the November ballot as Proposition 119.”
Nelson continued, “After a lot of consideration and discussions with my wife and family, I have decided to retire from public service and withdraw my name for consideration for State Senate in LD13. Twenty-eight years is a long time in elected office and it is time for me to spend more time with my wife, my children, and my grandchildren. I plan on continuing to serve the community including seeing Proposition 119 through in November and am excited for what the future may bring.”
Governor Jan Brewer hailed Senator Nelson’s public service commenting, “I have known John Nelson for many years and he has been a hardworking and dedicated public servant. His commitment to doing the right thing, listening to all sides of the issue, and protecting our military bases is unparalleled. From his time at the City of Phoenix to his service in the legislature, John Nelson is a model for what elected officials should strive to be. I want to thank him for his twenty -ight years of service and wish him much success in the future.”
The Friends of John Nelson committee will be announcing a retirement celebration in the upcoming weeks.