Jo Holt filed her 2014 candidacy today for the Arizona State Senate, representing Legislative District 11 on the Democratic ticket. Jo identifies herself as a moderate pragmatist who will represent the people of her district regardless of their political affiliation, and who will maintain a presence in their local communities.
In this spirit, Jo has continued to meet with people throughout LD11 this year, as she did during her campaign for the state senate seat in 2012. A resident of Oro Valley and a retired research scientist, Jo supports a strong business economy in Arizona in which small businesses can compete on a level playing field, and have every opportunity to grow and prosper. As part of her emphasis on business, Jo believes “It is absolutely necessary that we get serious about supporting our public school system and its teachers so that Arizona businesses have the workforce to innovate and compete.” She said, “This election is about uniting our communities to find real ways to improve Arizona. After listening to people from around this district, I’m convinced that we have far more in common than we think. There is a boundless energy and optimism in Arizona that deserves leaders who are willing to put people before special interests and political gamesmanship – it’s time for change.”