August 24, 2016…Gary Kiehne, rancher, small business owner and the grassroots candidate running to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District, is proud to have been endorsed by three of the longest-serving sheriffs in Arizona, Joe Richards, C. Arthur Lee, and Joe Arpaio.
“I am honored to have the support of so many of our law enforcement officials in the race for Arizona’s First Congressional District,” said Kiehne. “The brave men and women who protect us every day deserve leaders in Washington D.C. who stand in defense of our law enforcement.”
“These sheriffs, three of the longest-serving in Arizona, have endorsed my campaign because they know that I am the candidate in this race who will stand with them to secure our borders, support law and order and stand up for our law enforcement officers. I am proud to have their support and look forward to working with them as your next U.S. Congressman.”
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, Arizona’s Speaker of the House David Gowan, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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.