by Jim Nintzel
Democrat Nancy Young Wright has made it official: She's running for the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Wright is seeking the seek of the retiring District 1 Supervisor Ann Day, who represents the Catalina Foothills and Oro Valley areas.
The Republican-leaning district has drawn a crowd of potential GOP candidates, including former GOP national committeeman Mike Hellon, Tea Party activist Ally Miller and Stuart McDaniel, a mortgage broker who worked on Republican Jesse Kelly's unsuccessful effort to unseat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords last year. State Rep. Vic WIlliams is also considering a run in the GOP primary.
The press release from Wright, after the jump:
Nancy Young Wright changed the status of her committee for the office of Pima County Supervisor, District 1, from Exploratory to a definite status.
Young Wright served for three years as a state representative for Legislative District 26, which covers 400 square miles in northwest Pima County. During her time in the Legislature, she worked successfully across the aisle on bipartisan bills involving foster care, local fire districts, law enforcement and animal welfare.
“Arizona and Pima County are facing important challenges. Now, more than ever, we must put partisanship aside and solve problems,” she said. “The hard-working families in this district deserve a supervisor who will be a dedicated, common-sense fighter for their values and quality of life."
Young Wright’s campaign priorities will focus on:
· Job creation and economic development.
· Promoting strong, responsive law enforcement.
· Promoting strong public schools.
· Protecting Pima County’s water supplies and natural desert.
She also served for 10 years on the Amphitheater Unified School District Governing Board, where she was known for her advocacy for taxpayers, students, and teachers.
She has been deeply committed to community service in District 1 in the areas of education, literacy, parks, trails and open space.
Young Wright and her husband, Allen, have lived in District 1 for 28 years. Their two children attended Amphitheater Public Schools. She is a fourth-generation southwesterner whose grandparents and great-grandparents were homesteaders in New Mexico. The family ran a country grocery store for nearly 90 years.
“I understand that we absolutely must create an environment that helps existing businesses and attracts new ones,” she said. “I also know that County government must protect public safety, upgrade our crumbling roads, and partner with local municipalities. My commitment is to be a hardworking, accessible and responsive County Supervisor.”