Matt Salmon has previously served in both the Arizona Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and now he is running for Governor of AZ.
In his previous elected positions he earned a reputation for standing on principle and challenging the status quo, ultimately becoming a co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus alongside leaders like Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows, and Mick Mulvaney.
Raised in Tempe, Matt attended public schools, graduated from Arizona State University, and later earned a master’s degree from Brigham Young University. After completing his education, he worked as an executive with a major telecommunications firm in Arizona.
During his time in Congress, Matt was named a “Defender of Liberty,” earned the “Taxpayer Hero” award from Citizens Against Government Waste, and many more.
Among his many legislative accomplishments was the sponsoring and passing of “Aimee’s Law,” a measure that gave “no second chances” for rapists, molesters, and murderers.
Also in Congress, Matt co-founded of the House Freedom Caucus alongside conservative leaders like Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows, and Mick Mulvaney.
Matt is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A rating for supporting and defending the Second Amendment.
He is 100% pro-life and a proud advocate for our society’s most innocent and vulnerable citizens – the unborn.
Matt has been married for 42 years to his best friend, Nancy.
They are the proud parents of 4 children and the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren.
Our guest today is Matt Salmon. Matt is a front runner in the AZ Gubernatorial Race. Matt has previously served in both the Arizona State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
In his previous elected positions, Matt earned a reputation for standing on principle and challenging the status quo, ultimately becoming a co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus alongside leaders like Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows, and Mick Mulvaney.
During his time in Congress, Matt earned awards for being a “Defender of Liberty,” for being the “Taxpayer Hero” from Citizens Against Government Waste.
1) The AZ Primary Election is quickly approaching and will be hld on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022. Do you feel that the voters have had opportunities to know you and what sets you apart from the other Republican candidates?
2) One issue that is very top of mind for citizens in every state right now is School safety. You are the father of several grown children who have blessed you with grandchildren. How do we keep the most vulnerable among us safe in their schools? FASTERSavesLives is among the programs you have publicly supported, and one that we support as well.
3) You have been working on a plan to help protect our southern border. Tell us about that and what makes it superior to other ideas people have suggested.
4) What do you want to leave our audience knowing about you and why you are uniquely qualified to be one of our nation’s 50 governors, and to encourage them to check the box for Matt Salmon for Governor?