Speaker Boehner Announces Congressional Candidate Vernon Parker Will Deliver The Weekly Republican Address

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner today announced that this Saturday’s Weekly Republican Address will be delivered by Congressional candidate Vernon Parker (AZ-09).

“This week brought more disappointing economic news, and more reminders that President Obama’s weak leadership and failed policies have hurt small businesses and driven jobs overseas,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said.  “We need principled leaders who will come to Congress and join Republicans in the fight to help create a better environment for jobs growth by addressing our looming debt crisis and stopping all the looming tax hikes which, according to Ernst & Young, could destroy up to 700,000 jobs.  Vernon Parker is an independent thinker and a rising star in the Republican Party who is committed to listening to the people of Arizona and restoring the American Dream.  I’m sure Vernon will do a great job outlining what is at stake in this election, and I’m looking forward to hearing his address.”

“Growing up in a tough neighborhood with gangs, guns and violence, I told myself if I ever got out, I’d work hard to make sure others have an easier shot to succeed and achieve the American Dream,”  Vernon Parker said. “I’m running for Congress because we can’t continue to burden our job creators with more regulations, more taxes and more of the uncertainty that’s fueled by our massive debt.  The people of Arizona want common-sense, pro-growth reform in Washington, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to talk about my ideas to get things done in this week’s address.” 

A former Mayor and Town Council Member, Vernon Parker is an NRCC Young Gun who is running for Congress in Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District.  Raised by his grandmother in a severely underprivileged neighborhood, Parker was able to escape the drugs and violence of his environment through love, education, and hard work.  While attending law school at Georgetown University, Parker met his wife, Lisa, a native of Phoenix.  The two eventually moved to the Phoenix area to raise their children, Sonya and Ian, after Parker completed his law degree and service in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.  To find out more about Parker, click here.

The text and audio of the Weekly Republican Address will be released Friday afternoon and embargoed until Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 a.m. ET, when it will be available for viewing and downloading.