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DiCiccio endorses Martin Sepulveda for Congress

Ahwatukee public servant touts Sepulveda’s leadership, experience

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Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 4:19 pm | Updated: 3:15 pm, Sat Dec 22, 2012.

City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has thrown his support behind Republican Martin Sepulveda for Congress.

“Martin Sepulveda is, without question, the best candidate in Congressional District 9,” DiCiccio said in a statement. “Martin and I have known each other for more than 20 years, before either of us decided to run for public office.

“As a small businessman and former member of the Chandler City Council, Martin knows how to set the conditions for private sector job creation, balance a budget and maintain fiscal responsibility. Our country is facing the worst fiscal crisis of our lifetime; consequently, we can’t afford a Congressman who lacks real-world experience.

“As a businessman, military officer and public servant, Martin has clearly displayed his integrity and courage, which will be necessary to bring fiscal responsibility to Washington. I am proud to support Martin Sepulveda for Congress.”

Sepulveda is a combat veteran, who served three tours in Iraq and a fourth in Afghanistan, and a Commander in the Navy Reserve.

Sepulveda is owner of Sepulveda Group, which specializes in commercial land development, project entitlements and project management. He has served two non-consecutive terms on the Chandler City Council from March 1995 to January 2000 and from June 2004 to January 2009.

“Sal is a true champion of the taxpayers and I’m honored to have his support,” Sepulveda said in a statement. “Sal has repeatedly proven that he has the courage to make the tough choices. As your Congressman, I will make the tough choices necessary to rein in spending, pass a Balanced Budget Amendment and bring fiscal sanity to Washington.”

Other Republicans running for CD 9 include Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer, Vernon Parker and Wendy Rogers.

Democrats running for the office in clude Andrei Cherny, David Schapira and Kyrsten Sinema.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com

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