Congressional Candidate Looking for Answers to Immigration Issues
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (May 7, 2010) – Arizona Congressional Candidate Ed Winkler is traveling to the Arizona/Mexico border May 7-8 to conduct a fact-finding mission in the area and meet with Cochise County officials, border patrol officers, members of the local law enforcement, and area residents and ranchers. Winkler is traveling the area to experience first-hand what the situation is like in what has been deemed one of the most dangerous areas of Arizona.
“We rely on the media on a daily basis to bring us the latest information about events surrounding our state and country border,” said Winkler. “I believe there is no better way to understand the situation than to experience it first-hand. This trip will allow me to more effectively answer questions our campaign receives regarding border conditions and why the Arizona legislature and Governor had no choice but to pass Arizona’s new Immigration Bill, SB1070.”
Winkler will be traveling with Col. Chuck Schluter of Cave Creek. Any media that are interested in contacting Winkler about his trip during his time in Cochise County can call him at (602) 999-8184.
Candidate Ed Winkler is running to replace Congressman John Shadegg’s seat representing the 3rd Congressional District which consists of Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem and New River, Ariz. Fiscal responsibility, enforcing immigration law and a strong foreign policy are top priorities for Winkler’s campaign.
ABOUT ED WINKLER: Ed Winkler was elected to the Paradise Valley Town Council in 1998 and re-elected in 2000 and 2004. In 2006, he was elected as mayor of Paradise Valley. Winkler, a small business owner, also had a career with IBM for 30 years. He has lived in Paradise Valley since 1982 with his wife, Karen. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.