PHOENIX – Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh and former State Rep. Rae Waters will serve as co-chairs for Andrei Cherny’s congressional campaign and together pledged to do “everything we can to send a n Arizona leader who has delivered real results to represent us in Congress.”
“Many families in Ahwatukee and Chandler face tough challenges, whether it’s that their homes are under water or the cost of college is skyrocketing,” said Waters. “We need someone who can be a powerful advocate for all of us, and Andrei has a record of delivering real results for Arizona families. I look forward to campaigning with him so he can fight for us in Congress.”
Waters is the only Democrat elected to represent District 20, which includes Ahwatukee, Chandler, and south Tempe in the state legislature over the past decade. She was a member of the Kyrene Elementary School District Governing Board for 12 years and served three terms as the board’s president.
“As a city councilman, I know how first-hand how important it is to have a hard-working partner on our side in Congress,” said Kavanaugh. “I’m excited to serve as Andrei’s co-chair because I know he has what it takes to put Washington back on the side of the Mesa families I represent. This is an important campaign, and we’re going to go door-to-door to build a real movement to change Washington.”
Kavanaugh, an attorney, has been elected to the Mesa city council three times, and has served the city’s third district for more than 11 years.
“Rae and Dennis are outstanding community leaders, and I’m truly honored that they have both agreed to serve as co-chairs of this campaign,” said Cherny. “Our campaign to put government back on our side won’t be easy, but with partners like Rae and Dennis, I know we’re on the right path.”