Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans has endorsed Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in her campaign for the U.S. Senate today, calling her someone who will fight for every Arizonan.
"Kyrsten gets things done, like helping secure increased funding for the veterans home being built in our community," said Evans in a press release prior to today's press conference in Flagstaff. “I'm proud to stand with Kyrsten in this campaign."
Sinema recently voted to increase support for state veterans homes, including for those in Arizona. This helped enable the construction of veterans homes in Flagstaff and Yuma after long delays in their applications for assistance according to the Sinema campaign.
Evans added that she believes Sinema will work across the aisle in order to get things done and improve the lives of those living in Arizona.
For her part, Sinema said she was honored by the endorsement, calling the mayor a strong and effective leader.
"I’m running for Senate to cut through the partisan chaos and give Arizona families a voice in Washington,” said Sinema. “We are standing up for Arizonans across our great state and I'm thankful to work together with Mayor Evans in this fight."
Mayor Evans joins other mayors from across Arizona in endorsing Sinema, including Mayor Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson, Mayor Mark Mitchell of Tempe and Mayor Anna Tovar of Tolleson.
Sinema is running in the Democratic primary against attorney and community activist Deedra Abboud. She is seeking to replace Senator Jeff Flake, who is retiring at the end of his term. Currently, Sinema is serving in the U.S House representing Arizona’s 9th District.