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Marco Lopez’s Statement on Aaron Lieberman’s Decision to Suspend His Campaign for Governor

Phoenix, AZ— Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marco Lopez today issued the following statement regarding Democrat Aaron Lieberman’s decision to suspend his campaign for Arizona governor: 

“Running for higher office, especially as a Democrat in Arizona, is incredibly courageous,” said Marco Lopez, Democratic candidate for governor. “I thank Aaron for sharing his story and his vision for this state, and showing up for Democrats across Arizona at the various events we’ve attended together. Aaron has been adamant that we need a governor who puts education and our working families first; one who’s not afraid to speak directly to the voters and speak out against hate and discrimination. I look forward to seeing what he does next, and I welcome his supporters into our movement to restore the Promise of Arizona.”

Marco Lopez and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs remain in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor. 

Marco Lopez is running for governor because he believes in the Promise of Arizona – the promise that if you work hard, play by the rules, and treat people with respect then you can make it here in our state. It’s this idea that led Marco’s parents to immigrate to Arizona from Mexico nearly 50 years ago. They didn’t start out with much, but they dreamed that Marco and his sisters could do better than they did. That’s just what happened—Marco and his sisters were the first generation in their family to go to college. Once Marco graduated from the University of Arizona, he knew he had to give back. At just 21-years-old he ran for mayor of his hometown of Nogales and won, becoming one of the youngest mayors in the country. After winning two mayoral elections, Governor Napolitano asked Marco to serve at the state level as Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce where he oversaw critical trade relationships in the state. Next, President Obama asked Marco to serve at the national level, where he oversaw a $15 billion budget and 60,000 people. In 2011, Marco left the administration to start his own small business here in Arizona just like his parents had done 40 years before. Over the past ten years Marco’s company has brought high speed internet to 1 million low income families and is on track to create 15,000 jobs right here in Arizona. Marco Lopez is running for governor because he believes the Promise of Arizona is still possible, but for too many people in our state today it’s out of reach. Marco has the leadership experience in the private and public sector to make that promise of opportunity that brought his parents to Arizona a reality for everyone. For more information, please visit 


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