Sonny Borrelli (R)

  • Arizona State Representative (LD5) 2012-2014 
  • Lake Havasu City Council member 2010-2012 
  • Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret) 1977-1999
  • Retired small Business Owner
  • Resident of Lake Havasu City, Arizona Since 2000
  • Education: HS Diploma, some College, USMC Academy Courses

 

I come from a world where Honor, Courage, Commitment is an everyday way of life. This is not a marketing slogan, it's just the way it is. In 1977, I took an oath to defend our Constitution. And the last time I checked, there is no expiration date on that oath.

 

Why am I running for re-election?  At the encouragement and support from a great many Citizens and Civic Leaders in our district, believe that I have performed my duties in an exemplary manner . I remain compelled to continue that service; to represent the people of our district at the State Capitol.

 

I am readily accessible and available to address your concerns. One of which is being a steadfast vanguard of your tax dollars. Why? Because I am a taxpayer also.

 

I am a Proven Leader, Independent thinker and Fiscal Conservative, that stands against abuse of authority and frivolous spending. Spending should be put in two categories; Nice to have and Need to have.

 

As a former small business owner, I know all to well and understand the every day challenges of a successful business and the need to continuously innovate. I am pro-life, pro-business, pro-job growth, lower taxes and smaller Government control. Resting on our laurels, creates complacency.

 

WHAT DO I CONSIDER THE PRIMARY ISSUES WE FACE EVERYDAY?

 

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS and SECURE OUR BORDER FIRST: Stop the mandates, that strangle cities trying  to do business and the private sector. Also to fight, to ensure there are no more Sweeps of the State shared revenue, i.e. Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF) and try to re-establish the return of the State Lake Improvement Funds (SLIF).

 

That Gas Tax goes to Phoenix (in TRUST), it's your money, to fix, maintain roads and for improvements for the lakes and rivers. Those funds, were swept to balance the State budget.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND OR EXPERIENCES:

 

While in the U. S. Marine Corps, I served as a Logistics, Embarkation, Combat Service Support Chief. I managed a multi-million dollar transportation, maintenance, training budgets and inter-nation/host nation support agreements.

 

Served as, Commissioner of the Military Rodeo Cowboys Association for 11 years. A Life Member of the VFW, past Vice Commander of the American Legion. Member of the Eagles, Elks, the 1st Marine Division Association and the Marine Corps League.

 

Current Committee Assignments:

  • Vice Chair of Transportation
  • Government
  • Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs  

 

Endorsements:

  • Mayor Mark Nexsen from  Lake Havasu City.
  • Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan.
  • Arizona Police Association
  • Arizona Highway Patrol Association
  • Arizona Fraternal Order of Police
  • Arizona Association of REALTORS
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Arizona State Contractors Coalition
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Arizona

 

Awards: 

  • An A Rating from the NRA
  • Arizona Citizen Defense League Award 
  • Highly Rated by the Center for Arizona Policy
  • Friend of Arizona League of Cities and Towns Award 
  • Elk's Lodge 2399,"Citizen of the Year"  Award 
  • Americans for Prosperity, "Hero of the Taxpayer"  Award 
  • NFIB, "Guardian of Small Business" Award