Karen Keynote Speaker to Transportation Experts at Prescott Resort

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KarenLasFuentasAs written about in the Daily Courier, Karen's comments to transportation experts received braod support. "It was not difficult to identify the popular issues in State Rep. Karen Fann's keynote ad-dress to a group of more than 200 transportation experts Thursday night," reported Cindy Barks. "Each time Fann mentioned the possibility that state transportation money could be restored after being swept by the state for the past decade, the banquet room at the Prescott Resort erupted into applause."

Read full article:Fann: Support grows for HURF money restoration 

As a former Mayor and City Councilwoman,  Karen understands the importance of these funds to local communities.

 

Fann's Bill Would Limit Media Access to Autopsy Photos

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azdailysun_karen2The Arizona Daily Sun is reporting on Karen's bill to limit access to autopsy photos by the media.

"It's not that I'm trying to curtail the freedom of the press," Karen explained. "But, if the media wants access to autopsy and death photos, this bill would have them go before the judge to show a compelling interest."

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Fann Received "Arts Hero Award" at Smoki Museum

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Karen Fann was at the Smoki Museum on Saturday to accept the Arts Hero Award. 

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The Campaign is On!

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Karen Fann and Andy Tobin ride along in the Prescott 4th of July parade in the original Junior Bonner car from the film.

Karen is actively moving down the campaign trail, traveling District 1 and meeting with people along the way. Ballots go out early August, so make sure you’re registered to vote!


 

Endorsement from Arizona Highway Patrol

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June 12, 2012
The Honorable Karen Fann
Karen Fann 2012
5691 Hole in One Drive
Prescott, Arizona 86301


Representative Fann,

The Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) considers many factors when endorsing a political candidate.  Factors including ethics and integrity are at the top of the list.  Additionally, AHPA believes public safety should be a top priority for any candidate seeking office, including adequately funding public safety.

It is my pleasure to inform you that during the May 16th meeting, the AHPA Board of Directors agreed to endorse your campaign for the primary election.  You may use this endorsement as you see fit during the campaign.

Sincerely,
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Jimmy Chavez, President
Arizona Highway Patrol Association
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928-210-1700

 

 

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Announce Sentinel Award Winners

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will once again honor three elected officials by presenting them with the Sentinel Award at the 25th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 17. Continuing the tradition begun in 2011, the Chamber recognizes State Representative Karen Fann, Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates and State Representative Justin Olson for their outstanding legislative and regulatory work on behalf of Arizona businesses.

Representative Karen Fann (R-District 1) is a small business owner and former mayor of Chino Valley who showed strong leadership in her freshman year in the legislature. She was the prime sponsor of several Chamber priorities, including bills on unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation and is proactive in her outreach to the business community.

Councilman Gates (R-District 3) chairs the City of Phoenix’s Efficiency and Innovation Subcommittee, which has helped the City save more than $40 million in just over two years. He has established a number of coalitions within District 3 to identify business development opportunities and address the needs and concerns of business owners. Chamber members have found him to be a friend and facilitator on issues with the City.

Representative Justin Olson (R-District 19) is another freshman legislator who is vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and a leader in his caucus. He was the prime sponsor for Chamber-backed issues such as reforming capital gains taxes in Arizona and modernizing the state’s personnel system. A tax wizard and budget hawk, he helps ensure Arizona is a good steward of taxpayer dollars.

“These three public servants are all willing to work on the hard issues and have the hard discussions, even ones that are unpopular with their peers,” notes Michelle Bolton, the GPCC’s Vice President, Public Affairs & Economic Development. “As decision-makers with the best interest of our city and state in mind, they are well deserving of the Sentinel Award.”

 

 

Yavapai Tea Party

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Karen participated in the Yavapai Tea Party’s hosted event on Saturday, October 2, 2010. The ice cream social, held at Yavapai College Performance Hall, had a turn out of over 700 people. Andy Tobin, who is also running for the LD1 State Legislative seat, which voters can elect two seats this term, joined Karen on stage to answer questions from the audience.
 


Karen would be honored to have your confidence and your vote! 

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