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Chamber endorses Arredondo, Copple, Ellis in Tempe council race

February 4, 2006

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has announced it is endorsing incumbents Ben Arredondo and Len Copple, along with newcomer Shana Ellis, in the Tempe City Council election, citing their record of commitment to local business interests.

“Tempeans are extremely fortunate to have such a qualified field of candidates for city council,” said Tempe Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mary Ann Miller.

 The chamber’s Good Government Committee interviewed all five candidates and then forwarded its recommendation to the chamber executive committee and board, whose members ultimately voted their endorsements.

The committee quizzed the candidates on issues of concern to the Tempe business community, including business retention, the use of incentives and downtown Tempe.

Here are the reasons listed by the chamber for its endorsements:

Arredondo is a long-serving community member and is currently serving his third term as a Tempe city councilmember. He is a high school teacher and has served on many Tempe boards and committees over the years. He is a friend of business, voting in favor of revising the sign ordinance, rehabilitation code and light rail signage.

Having served eight years on the Tempe City Council, Copple has proven to be a friend of Tempe businesses. He understands the challenges that face Tempe businesses, especially with the potential disruption caused by the light rail construction. He is also a proven friend of business voting in favor of reforming the sign ordinance and rehabilitation code. Tempe residents and businesses would be wise to reelect Copple to a third term on the Council.

Ellis is a longtime Tempe community resident and is assistant director of the Tempe Community Council. She has a good knowledge of the issues affecting Tempe businesses and is keen to work to actively retain existing businesses in Tempe and attract new business to locate in the city.



















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