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Russell Pearce's Rival Bob Worsley Endorsed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith

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Today's Worsley press release:

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith Endorses Bob Worsley for State Senate

Mesa, Ariz. - Mesa Mayor Scott Smith today announced his endorsement of Bob Worsley, Mesa businessman, SkyMall founder, and Republican candidate for the open state senate seat in District 25.

"I have known Bob Worsley for over 30 years. I have worked with him and been his partner in business. Because of this, I know Bob is the right person to represent Mesa in the Arizona Senate. Rarely do you find a candidate like Bob who has extensive real world business experience and leadership skills. That wealth of experience will help Bob to create practical solutions for complicated problems," said Mayor Smith. "I'm looking forward to working with Bob when he's the next senator from Mesa as we focus on creating jobs and making Mesa and Arizona the best places to live and work."

Scott Smith is also an experienced businessman who was a first time political candidate when he was elected as Mayor of Mesa in May 2008. Smith has often been praised for his leadership and the city's accomplishments during his term as mayor. The Arizona Republic named Mayor Smith the city's MVP, stating that, "Smith is restoring Mesa to its rightful place as a regional leader. He has strengthened ties with several cities and has gained the confidence of many skeptical residents. The change is so marked that we shudder to think what shape the city would be in without him at the helm."

"Scott has done a great job as Mayor of Mesa and is proof of how business savvy citizens can give back in civic service to Arizona and our home city of Mesa," says Bob Worsley. "Scott was the smartest kid in my BYU accounting classes and was similarly a star at Price Waterhouse when we were there together. We started a CPA firm together and he was my first sounding board when I founded SkyMall. We find it ironic that we have a chance to work together once more to make Mesa the envy of our great state again."

More about Bob Worsley:

Bob Worsley is a conservative Republican businessman running to represent district 25 in the state senate. District 25 covers the heart of Mesa. Worsley has been an east valley resident for 32 years and has been married to his wife Christi for 35 years. They have 6 children and 16 grandchildren. At age 32, Worsley founded SkyMall, the in-flight magazine.

Worsley will use his business experience to find common sense solutions to the state's problems, to strengthen our local economy and to create an environment that will lead to job creation. He believes Mesa deserves a brighter future. Worsley just released his third web video, "Strong on all the Issues."

To learn more about Bob Worsley, visit www.BobWorsleyforSenate.com or www.facebook.com/BobWorsleyforSenate

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