May 27 Show: Matt Salmon, AZ Governor Candidate, talks about the Border Crisis and his Copper Shield Plan
Posted On May 25, 2022
Brian Sussman speaks with Matt Salmon, a proven and committed conservative fighter for Arizonans, about his plans to fix the Border Crisis called Operation Copper Shield.
Matt has the endorsements for Arizona Governor from Congressman Jim Jordan, Congressman Andy Biggs and Senator Ted Cruz, to name just a few. He has the experience, and the resume, to be Governor on the very first day he steps into the office. Matt is a Founder of the House “Freedom Caucus”.
Salmon served in both the Arizona Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, where he earned a reputation for standing on principle and challenging the status quo, ultimately becoming a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus alongside conservative leaders like Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows, and Mick Mulvaney.
Raised in Tempe, Salmon 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.
Salmon’s career in public service began in 1990 when he defeated an incumbent member of the Arizona Senate in the Republican primary. Four years later, he was elected to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
During his time in Congress, Salmon was named a “Defender of Liberty” and earned the “Taxpayer Hero” award from Citizens Against Government Waste. 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.
After honoring his term limit pledge and leaving Congress in 2001, Salmon went back to the private sector where he experienced firsthand the obstacles many Arizonans face when trying to grow a small business. As he watched the size of our government and our national debt explode and our individual freedoms shrink, he decided to return to public service.
With support from conservative leaders across the country, Salmon was elected to represent Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.
Salmon was a leader in the fight to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that offers more affordable options to patients and puts them in charge of their healthcare – not government bureaucrats. He also served as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, a committee of particular importance to border states like Arizona, where he worked to help secure the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from jail in Mexico.
Salmon is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A rating for supporting and defending the Second Amendment.
Salmon is 100 percent 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 four children and the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.