Kate Widland [Gallego] is a woman running for office against Warren Stewart (with Stewart having a long standing relationship with the Mexican-American Community). In fact, Stewart is co-President of the Black / Brown coalition founded alongside Mary Rose Wilcox who is a Mexican-American Maricopa County Supervisor. Mary Rose Wilcox endorsed Warren Stewart.
Not desperate for crappy endorsements, we were happy to see Montgomery’s Endorsement Rejected by Stewart in District 8 City Council Race. Many in Arizona recall Bill Montgomery supporting Arizona’s SB1070 draconian laws against immigrants and Latinos.
According to the Phoenix New Times:
The Black-Brown Coalition of Arizona, forged to maintain an alliance between the black and Latino communities, believes the Phoenix City Council should maintain diversity.
… “Pastor Stewart is a person who is dedicated to diversity issues and has been a strong voice for civil rights and tolerance in our community for years,” Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, who co-chairs the coalition with Stewart, says in statement announcing the endorsement.
According to Monica Alonzo – writer for the Phoenix New Times, a bright yellow flier is blasting Kate Widland [Gallego], a candidate for the Phoenix City Council District 8 seat, for taking a $100 campaign contribution from Brian Murray, a consultant with Summit Group — a firm that has represented Maricopa County Joe Arpaio, recalled Senate President Russell Pearce and other pro-SB 1070, anti-immigrant politicians.
It appears fliers are being shared with questions pointed towards Widland Gallego to the tune of: “What do Paula Deen and Kate Widland Gallego have in common?”
The flier says: “They both want to make money off minorities.”
But what the fliers don’t mention is this: Where do Kate Gallego and Ruben Gallego live?
Representative Ruben Gallego lives in a district that does not seem to overlap Kate’s District since new redistricting lines were made. The Gallegos own multiple properties. Hmmm. A call to the Clerk’s office has been made and we will update you by tomorrow.