Friday, August 21, 2015

Here's a List of 45 Municipal Leaders Who Are Fighting Against Marijuana Legalization (None from Tucson Thus Far)

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 3:03 PM

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In less than a year, we will know which legal marijuana initiative gets the spot on the November 2016 ballot (if any measure actually makes it. It's really too early to tell). 

Campaigns on both sides are in full swing, with organizations like the Marijuana Policy Project spending big bucks to ensure their measure lands on the ballot next year, and groups like Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy fighting hard to keep that from happening. 

Said group released today a list of 45 municipal leaders, whom we shall call allies in the anti-legal weed fight. There aren't any from Tucson, but a lot of names from the Phoenix area (Mesa, Chandler, etc.). Prescott and Sahuarita are also represented. 

“Our cities and towns know first hand the damaging effects of marijuana on their citizens and resources, and they are rightly concerned that making a dangerous substance legal and more available will only magnify the social and financial strain on their communities," says Chair Seth Leibsohn, chairman of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, in a statement to the media. "We're proud to have such a strong bipartisan municipal coalition of support in our effort to ensure drugs like marijuana stay illegal."

To this list add other names such as Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. 

Here's the list (which side are you on?):

Mark Abram, council member, City of Kingman

Craig Barnes, council member, Town of Queen Creek

Tim Blake, council member, City of Litchfield Park

William Bracco, vice mayor, Town of Sahuarita

Jeff Brown, council member, Town of Queen Creek

Don Callahan, council member, Lake Havasu City

Eddie Cook, council member, Town of Gilbert

John Cook, mayor, Town of Wickenburg

Jenn Daniels, council member, Town of Gilbert

Kara Egberts, council member, Town of Sahuarita

Nora Ellen, council member, City of Chandler

Alex Finter, council member, City of Mesa

Bill Gates, council member, City of Phoenix

Chris Glover, council member, City of Mesa

Mary Hamway, council member, Town of Paradise Valley

Ed Honea, mayor, Town of Marana

Linda Kavanaugh, mayor, Town of Fountain Hills

Gary Knight, council member, City of Yuma

Ken Larson, council member, City of Safford

John Lewis, mayor, Town of Gilbert

Michele Lin, council member, Lake Havasu City

Gil Lusk, council member, Town of Sahuarita

Ken Malloque, council member, City of Safford

Chris Marley, mayor, Town of Chino Valley

Pat McKee, council member, Town of Chino Valley

Lora Lee Nye, council member, Town of Prescott Valley

Joanne Osborne, council member, City of Goodyear

Brigette Peterson, council member, Town of Gilbert

Karen Pfeifer, vice mayor, City of Cottonwood

Guy Phillips, council member, City of Scottsdale

Patrick Place, council member, Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Christian Price, mayor, City of Maricopa

Jordan Ray, council member, Town of Gilbert

Dave Richins, council member, City of Mesa

Terry Roe, council member, City of Chandler

Jared Taylor, council member, Town of Gilbert

Kevin Thompson, council member, City of Mesa

Lauren Tolmachoff, council member, City of Glendale

Tara Walter, council member, Town of Florence

Jim Waring, council member, City of Phoenix

Julia Wheatley, vice mayor, Town of Queen Creek

Terry Wheeler, mayor, City of Globe

Roger Williams, mayor, Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Thelda Williams, council member, City of Phoenix

Cecil Yates, council member, Town of Fountain Hills

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