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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Honorary and General Campaign Chairs Named for
Rabago Attorney General Campaign
(3.6.2010 – Tucson, AZ)  In a press conference today, Vince Rabago, candidate for Arizona Attorney General named the Honorary and General Campaign Co-Chairs for his campaign.  “I am deeply honored that these individuals are putting their names and reputations behind my candidacy for Arizona Attorney General,” Rabago said.
The Honorary Co-Chairs of the Rabago for Attorney General campaign represent a diverse mix of current and former elected leaders from around Arizona.  They are:
Former Arizona Governor Raul Castro: Governor Castro served as Pima County Attorney, Superior Court Judge, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina and in 1974 he was the first Hispanic to be elected Governor of Arizona.  Today, Governor Castro resides in Nogales.
Congressman Raúl Grijalva: Congressman Grijalva has served the 7th Congressional District of Arizona since 2002.  In Congress, he serves on the Education and Labor and Natural Resources Committee.  He is the Chairman of the Public Lands subcommittee.  Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Grijalva served on the Pima County Board of Supervisors, and the Tucson Unified School District Board.  Early in his career, Congressman Grijalva was a community organizer and was instrumental in starting the El Rio Community Health Center.
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy: Commissioner Kennedy was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2008, the first African-American elected statewide in Arizona.  She also served in both the Arizona House of Representatives and State Senate for a combined total of twelve years.  Commissioner Kennedy was elected to the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board and was appointed by Governor Mofford to the Arizona Employment and Training Council.
Cochise County Supervisor Ann English:  Supervisor English was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008.  She previously served two terms on the Board from 1985-1992.  Supervisor English is a retired educator having taught in Coolidge, Elfrida and Douglas. Schools.  She served as the Superintendent of the Elfrida Elementary School District from 1999-2006. Supervisor English was also appointed to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission by Governor Rose Mofford. Serving as the General Campaign Chairs of the Rabago for Attorney General campaign are:
Brigadier General John Adams (ret) :  General Adams retired from the US Army in September 2007 and is currently an independent defense consultant and studying toward a PhD in Political Science at the University of Arizona.  During his more than thirty years of service to our country, General Adams served as Foreign Area Officer, Military Intelligence Officer, and Army Aviator with staff and command assignments in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.  On September 11, 2001, General Adams was stationed at the Pentagon and directly participated in immediate disaster recovery operations at the crash site as well as coordinated international support for the US diplomatic and military response.  He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (1991), Operation Guardian Assistance in Rwanda (1996), and served and traveled on official business throughout the Balkans from 1998-2003 and to both Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004.
Wenona Rae Benally:  Wenona is a member of the Navajo Nation from Kayenta, Arizona and served as an advisor to the national Obama Tribal Leaders Steering Committee and conducted volunteer work for the Obama campaign in northern Arizona and northern New Mexico in 2007 and 2008. Wenona previously worked as an associate at the law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, L.L.P. in Portland, Oregon. Prior to entering law practice, she completed a Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Policy degree at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2006 and received her bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. She is currently enrolled as a L.L.M. candidate in the Indigenous Policy and Law Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
“These outstanding individual leaders represent the best of Arizona – its history, its present and its future. They each come from different walks of life and career paths and this diversity is what makes Arizona strong.  I am proud of their association with my campaign,” Rabago added.
Vince Rabago is an Arizona native, born and raised in Cochise County.  He is a career prosecutor, having worked in San Diego as a state prosecutor for the California Attorney General for more than 8 years.  In 2002, Rabago returned to Arizona and became an Assistant Attorney General for the Arizona Attorney General’s office, working in the Criminal Division.  Since 2005, Rabago has investigated and prosecuted business fraud cases for the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection unit.  On January 15, 2010, Rabago stepped down from his position as Assistant Arizona Attorney General to run for Arizona Attorney General.

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