The Karrin for Arizona campaign is pleased to announce former Govs. Janice K. Brewer and Fife Symington, two of Arizona’s leading conservative voices of the past 30 years, have endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson and will serve as campaign co-chairs.
“Gov. Brewer and Gov. Symington truly embody what it means to put conservative principles into action,” Taylor Robson said. “They each took the fight to the federal government, whether when Gov. Brewer confronted President Obama to his face over his weak border policies, or when Gov. Symington dispatched National Guard to the Grand Canyon when President Clinton tried to close our crown jewel.
“I cannot think of two conservative leaders better equipped than Govs. Brewer and Symington to lead my campaign for Arizona Governor, and I am proud and humbled to have their support.”
Gov. Brewer served as Arizona Governor from 2009-2015, following a lengthy record of public service that included stints as Secretary of State, Maricopa County Supervisor and as a member of the Arizona Legislature. Her governorship is best remembered for the state’s leadership on border security and her vocal criticism of President Obama, which culminated in a finger-wagging confrontation with him on an airport tarmac in Phoenix.
“I’ve known Karrin Taylor Robson nearly all her life, and she is a true conservative,” said Gov. Brewer. “Like me, Karrin is a do-er – not a talker. Also like me, Karrin never backs down from a fight. She knows public safety begins with border security, and that we’ve got nothing without honest elections.
“Karrin Taylor Robson is the conservative leader Arizona needs right now, and I’m proud to support her campaign for Governor.”
Gov. Symington is an Arizona businessman who served as Governor between 1991 and 1997, during a portion of which Taylor Robson was a member of the administration. Gov. Symington’s conservative tenure included passage of what were then the largest tax cuts in state history; broad welfare reform; and enactment of Arizona’s pioneering charter-school and open enrollment laws. In 1995, when President Clinton closed Grand Canyon National Park amid a federal shutdown, Gov. Symington dispatched the Arizona National Guard and traveled with guardsmen to confront federal officials at the park’s gate. Within days, the Grand Canyon was reopened to the public.
“The Biden administration is out of control – vaccine mandates on private businesses … multi trillion-dollar tax increases … chaos at our southern border. At a time like this, we need strong, conservative state leaders to fight back against the radical Left in Washington, D.C., and here at home,” Gov. Symington said. “Karrin is smart, knows how government works and understands the challenges Arizona small-business owners face because she is one.
“Karrin Taylor Robson was a trusted member of my administration then, and I’m honored to support her now as Arizona’s next Governor.”