The local newspaper is not above promoting myth over facts when it is on a mission to advance democrats for public office. That deception took center stage in Sunday’s editorial by leftist columnist and resident race-baiter, Elvia Diaz. Supporting ethnicity over qualifications, the commentary is headlined, “A Latino and Asian American are front runners for governor.”
The editorial is an insult not only to the candidates, Republican State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, an Arizona native and to naturalized Mexican-born democrat Marco Antonio Lopez, Jr., but also to the remaining readers of the publication that makes no effort to disguise its allegiance to the democrat party. Lopez’ bio is light on specific goals for the state of Arizona, but touts his allegiance to Barack Obama, working for Janet Napolitano and as a page for former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor (D- CD7). His political experience includes being elected mayor of his hometown of Nogales at age 22, and working for the failed Al Gore presidential campaign, as he seeks the top job in Arizona. Lopez’ association with Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim should be watched. The Federal Election Commission details the prohibited influence of foreign money in American campaigns. Now 43, Marco Lopez’ life is hardly an open book. The only listing under “personal life” on his Wikipedia page is that he a licensed private pilot.
State Treasurer Kimberly Yee is defined by her conservative fiscal and social values and political experience, first as a state legislator and currently Arizona Treasurer, where as Arizona’s chief banking and investment officer, she is responsible for overseeing the cash management of Arizona’s over $40 billion state budget and payments to agencies, local governments and schools while managing approximately $20 billion in assets.
She has won every election in which she has run, and received the second most votes of any Arizona statewide candidate in 2018. Read her impressive bio. Clicking on this link also enables supporters to sign her nominating petition to ensure her placement on the ballot and provides the ability to donate to her campaign.
Implying that this outstandingly qualified gubernatorial candidate is solely defined by her ethnicity marginalizes not only Kimberly Yee, but all of her supporters. Americans are each more than our ethnicity and gene pool. Arizonans deserve an experienced leader in the Governor’s Office. That person is Kimberly Yee.
In 2016, Kimberly Yee was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention.