Tea Party Express Endorses Lea Marquez Peterson for U.S. Congress in Arizona

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Lea Marquez Peterson for Congress in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Lea Marquez Peterson has distinguished herself as a competent and successful business leader in southern Arizona. Her intimate knowledge of business and the adverse impact of big government on job creation and economic growth will serve her well in Congress as she fights alongside our Tea Party conservatives to continue President Trump’s successful agenda of economic growth, tax cuts, and regulatory reform.

“A life-long conservative, Lea Marquez Peterson was appointed by Arizona’s governor to co-chair a business leadership group to promote economic development in the state and was the Founder of the Pima County Small Business Commission. She has served on the University of Arizona Hispanic Advisory Council and has served as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners. As a successful business owner herself and longtime President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lea understands the need for job creation and believes that a growing economy is the best way to end poverty and create good paying jobs for the people of Arizona.

“Ann Kirkpatrick, however, spent six years in Congress voting for the big government policies of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi that led to economic stagnation, trillions in debt and deficits, and a broken healthcare system that has cost millions of Americans their insurance coverage. Now that our economy is booming and entrepreneurs are once again creating new jobs after those eight disastrous years, the Democrats have resorted to their old tactics: obstructionism and the politics of personal destruction. We can’t let them destroy all the progress the President and our Tea Party Congress have made over the past two years. That is why it is critical for voters in the 2nd district to support a strong conservative like Lea Marquez Peterson on November 6th,” Russo concluded.