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

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"I would say, every single council member that's actually on the City Council today. I'm in the construction business, I'm a general contractor, and we often submit plans down to the City; and it's nice to have people to call down there, and ask for help on what the process is, how we can make it smoother, how we can make it better."

He tells New Times that the comment was taken out of context. He says that in the second half of his comment he talked about how he "believed in the City of Phoenix" and that it was important to work hard and support it.

Watch the video and judge for yourself.

We asked why he would make such a connection between his financial contributions to elected officials and getting something in return for his construction business.

"I stand by my reasons," he says. "I donated because I believe in the City of Phoenix."

Johnson points out that developers have also donated money to Pastor's campaign.

"They're just people," he says of developers, and argues that his background and experience in the industry will give him an edge over Pastor since he will be able to recognize the difference between responsible development and irresponsible development.

It's unclear exactly which development pots and projects Johnson has his fingers in because, as we noted earlier, while he lists various limited liability corporations in his financial disclosure statement, those connections aren't reflected on official records filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission.


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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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