October 4, 2021
Lake Havasu City was visited by a couple more conservative candidates up for statewide election in 2022, including a Republican vying for one of the highest profile statewide elections in 2022 – Arizona Governor.
GOP Governor candidate Matt Salmon returned to Havasu Monday, where he was the keynote speaker at the London Bridge Republican Women’s monthly meeting at Shugrue’s. Salmon was proceeded by recently retired Arizona Supreme Court and Attorney General candidate Andrew Gould. After introducing themselves to the voters in Havasu, both Gould and Salmon talked about why they are running and what their priorities would be if elected, before fielding some questions from the crowd.
On Monday Salmon briefly reiterated several accomplishments while in Congress including voting to impeach Bill Clinton and passing completely balanced budgets in three straight years during his first stint, and fighting abortion, universal healthcare, and becoming a founding member of the Freedom Caucus during his final two terms.
Salmon said his top priority if elected governor would be to oppose what he called overreach by the federal government. He also said immigration would be a major focus and said if elected his first press conference would announce that Arizona will build its own border wall. Salmon also said law enforcement would be a big focus, specifically protecting qualified immunity, resisting the creation of citizen review panels, and taking away a city’s state shared revenue if it votes to defund the police. He also said he would push to make elections secure, said he would outlaw any vaccine mandates in the state, and promised to ban critical race theory in schools.