Matt Salmon Wins Congressional District 5 Election


November 6, 2012
Salmon for Congress

Former Congressman eager to return to Washington, restore fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets & economic prosperity

EAST VALLEY - Former Congressman Matt Salmon tonight earned a resounding victory in the race for Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. Salmon will now return to Washington after leaving Congress in 2001 to honor his term limit pledge.

"I am grateful and honored to have earned the trust of the voters from my district and I am excited to return to Washington to represent their interests," stated former Congressman Salmon. "Since I left Congress in 2001, our nation has taken a turn down the wrong path and I couldn't stand aside any longer.

"There are hundreds of people who are responsible for tonight's victory, none more important than my best friend and wife Nancy, my family, and all the volunteers on our team who have committed so much of their time these past 18 months.

"I am eager to return to Washington in January, so I can help lead the fight to right our nation's path to restore fiscal responsibility, balance the budget and promote economic prosperity. I look forward to working with the other members of the delegation to support Arizona."

Arizona's Fifth Congressional District consists of portions of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and Apache Junction.

About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.

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