Political Blows Still Flying In District 4 as Justin Johnson, Laura Pastor Enter Final Leg of Race

Categories: Election 2013

Consider the invite below to a $250-per-person fundraiser for Johnson's campaign shows the May 30 event was hosted by a Who's Who of Valley developers, consultants and zoning attorneys, including Edwin "Ed" Bull, Paul Gilbert, Nick Wood and Wayne Howard.

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During a May 14 Planning Commission meeting -- about two weeks before that scheduled fundraiser -- Johnson voted favorably on a couple of development projects represented by Gilbert, an influential zoning attorney. (Minutes, Pages 6-28)

Phoenix's staff asked the Planning Commission to reject one of the projects -- a single-family development near North Valley Parkway and Sonoran Desert Drive -- because of its proximity to a waste transfer station that will eventually process a million tons of garbage a year.

Johnson made a motion for the project to be approved, but it failed after a majority of the commissioners shot it down.

Again, during a June 11 Planning Commission meeting, Johnson voted in favor of changes favorable to a development project on the northwest corner of 32nd Street and Canal Avenue represented by Bull. (Minutes, Pages 16-29)

Johnson isn't apologetic for voting on those projects.


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FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Don't vote for this 'sonny boy ' Johnson . I  had a uncle like this , and he drove my Grandpas radio and TV station  business into the ground...They  cant clean  crap from their  own   diapers -  DIAPER BOYS...

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Representative Ed Pastor has always done  ' MY  district  right '.... All though I  may  be a  little  to the left....Laura Pastor, with  her experience will be a great and honest fit  for district 4 ....   Thx.  to all who support Her , MAYOR STANTON AND  TOO  MANY TOO LIST...

Jason Fierstein
Jason Fierstein

Honestly, neither. Both have run an extremely negative campaign against one another, and the process has turned me off.

szelezic
szelezic

At this point I don't really care. I'm just sick of all the robo-calls. I'll be glad when its over.

james8394
james8394

I wish these kids would play nice. It's getting to where I'm not really liking either. That said, the article is really slanted (in a negative way) against Johnson. I'd like to add that he's been to my house twice, his father once, a cousin twice and an uncle once, and has replied to emails which tells me that at least he wants the job. Laura Pastor has sent one campaign aide one time but mails hit pieces every day. That's been my experience anyway. Oh yeah, FRONTERA, it's not her district. It's the residents district.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

If Pastor is anything like her father, then private sector jobs will disappear, property values will decline, the federal guns and badges will run all over the constitution, all the while she will be lining her pockets with tax payer $. peace

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

I believe PASTOR would represent her District much better.

loggedoff
loggedoff

@james8394 Makes you think he doesn't even have a job. So much for "working hard".

phindile
phindile

@james8394 frontera just picks the swarthiest candidate in any district, and doesn't think that they'd be the best, but rather believes it.

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