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July 22, 2016…Today, the Casa Grande Dispatch announced their endorsement of Gary Kiehne in the Republican Primary contest for Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“Kiehne ran a strong campaign two years ago, narrowly losing the primary in a three-way race. A Springerville native with residences in Eagar and Casa Grande, he has a degree in agriculture and a long business record in ranching, oil and gas, construction, trucking, hotels and real estate.

Kiehne has thought much about the status of the nation and has some solid ideas on a wide range of policy, including the economy, size of government, energy, taxation, use of public lands and border security. He has devoted a few years of his life and much of his own money to seeking a seat in Congress.

The Dispatch endorses Kiehne for the Republican nomination.”

Gary Kiehne is anything but a politician.  He’s never held elected office and is running to bring his successes in small business to fight for us.  Kiehne believes it’s time for true change, because the establishment on both sides of the aisle, driven by career politicians, is simply not getting the job done.

Kiehne has spent his life in the private sector, creating jobs and growing his small businesses in the oil, ranching, construction, real estate and hotel industries.  He knows what it will take to restore fiscal prosperity to rural Arizona, and that starts by reining in Washington’s culture of spending, fixing the tax code and shrinking the size of a federal government that is too big.

In November, Gary 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.

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.

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