Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Arizona voters saw through the smoke and mirrors on Proposition 105

I was privileged to work with Arizona’s best and brightest leaders in the effort to defeat Prop 105. Our political campaign was cleverly called “The Voters of Arizona.” This name was only partially tongue and cheek since we were passionately defending the voters of Arizona from a deceptively titled constitutional amendment presented to the voters via a citizen’s initiative. Prop 105 was presented as a tool to bring fiscal sanity, but in fact it was nothing more than a cynical rewriting of our constitution in a way that would have voters cut their own throats by gutting the initiative process itself.

Utilizing political outreach efforts old and new, our determined team of crusaders did our job and Arizona voters did the rest. As someone who has been in and around politics for almost thirty years (I was actively involved as a teenager), being part of the defeat of Prop 105 is near the top of my list as one of the more satisfying political victories where I had a front row seat.

Thanks to all of those who worked on the campaign, and thanks even more to the voters of Arizona.

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