August 19, 2016…Today, the Kiehne for Congress campaign announced the endorsement of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
“I join Arizona Speaker of the House David Gowan in endorsing Gary Kiehne for U.S. Congress in the 1st Congressional District. Rural Arizona deserves rural representation, and Gary is the only candidate who fits that criteria and is not a career politician.”
“I am honored to have the support of America’s toughest Sheriff,” said Kiehne. “Law enforcement officials across the district and State have gotten behind our message of common sense solutions to secure our border and force the federal government to enforce the laws.”
In November, Kiehne was named to the first round of “On the Radar” candidates by the National Republican Congressional Committee, a national display of momentum for his candidacy. Kiehne has been endorsed by dozens of local leaders and influencers in Arizona’s First Congressional District, along with several local organizations, publications and Arizona’s Speaker of the House David Gowan.
Born in Springerville, Apache County, Gary Kiehne is an Arizona cattleman and small business owner. He owns three hotels in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District and works in the oil and gas industry. Gary and his wife Julie have three children, Mendy, Holly and Chance, and four young grandchildren. A roper, Gary is a member of the United States Team Roping Association and the World Series of Team Roping. An avid outdoorsman, Gary is a lifelong member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and belongs to the National Rifle Association.