Endorsements


“I have known Tim since 2005. We served together on the boards of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, Parents of Murdered Children, and the National Organization for Victims’ Assistance. Tim has amazing business acumen, a heart for service to others, and an unwavering commitment to justice. I am honored to serve with him in the crime victims’ rights movement. Tim is my dear and trusted friend. He is a treasure. He will serve LD 23 and Arizona well when elected. He will make a great State Senator in Arizona."

Steve Twist, conservative business leader and lawyer.

“During my 44 years of DES service, Director Jeffries was the best director we ever had. He inspired and honored us with his uplifting leadership and regular messages rooted in Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Accountability and Diversity (TRIAD). He is one of the most kind, caring, passionate, optimistic and hardworking men I have ever known. I believe in him! Thousands of us, former and current DES employees, look forward to supporting, volunteering and praying for Director Jeffries’ run for State Senate. In short, we love him! Arizona needs him.”

LuLu Guss, former Chief Business Operations Administrator of Unemployment Tax (UI) Administration, Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
“My wife and I have known the Jeffries for several years. We share scores of wonderful, faith-filled and community-engaged friends. Timothy is a man of substantial gifts - a sharp and seasoned mind joined to a courageous and loving heart, all of it enlivened by a quick sense of humor. His extraordinary wife, Mary Frances, is among the brightest, most talented school leaders in Arizona. Education is front and center in their family life, as his campaign for Senate will reflect. He supports funding our schools in the continued pursuit of excellence, but he will not stand for waste or underperformance. Tim is thoughtful and direct. He does not mince words. He will be a breath of fresh air at the State Capitol and immediately win over his new colleagues there. I look forward to working with him for Arizona school kids and teachers.”
Jay Heiler, founder of GreatHearts Academies, past Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, conservative lawyer and community leader.

“I first met Timothy in 2006 when he joined the board of directors of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. In those days, he served as the COO of a small-publicly traded company and led their corporate turnaround before matriculating to his successful business transformation consulting practice. He was an absolute bulldog for Arizona small businesses at the Arizona Chamber where he was honored with the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award in 2007. Timothy and I share the same deep love for God, Family, Friends and Country. We have served the sick and dying in Lourdes. His deep love for others brings joy to my heart as it also did to thousands of Arizonans affiliated with and impacted by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). He will be an excellent State Senator.”

Richard Hannon, former senior executive in healthcare and former chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“I first met Tim during his board service with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he was a significant contributor to the Arizona Chamber’s huge turnaround and statewide renaissance. The Arizona social services community is very important to me, so I followed his 21-month tenure at the AZ Department of Economic Security (DES) very closely. I fully supported his efforts to root out fraud, waste and abuse. I cheered along with thousands of Arizonans the upbeat tone and tenor he instilled in the broken agency as he crisscrossed the state. I remain impressed and heartened that he made a huge impact in such a short period of time. It was a big loss for DES workers and Arizonans in need when he left. Through all the ridiculous and vicious attacks, Tim never lost his good cheer and strong desire to serve others. He will be an outstanding member of the Arizona Senate.”

Gretchen Jacobs, Lobbyist. Lawyer. Oxford-educated scholar. Arizonan. Mother.

“Timothy and I met during his consequential tenure as Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security. We both penned national articles for the conservative powerhouse Heritage Foundation. He supported statewide efforts to stem the scurrilous tide of drugs. He transformed Arizona DES with faith, hope and love. He is a true servant leader. He is an inspiring gentleman who has suffered many things including the gruesome murder of his beloved big brother long ago. It always amazes me when he shares how grateful he is for the humble, broken blue collar family from which he hails. In short, Timothy is fearless, relentless and filled with goodness. He will be a significant and impactful Senator for Arizona.”

Seth Leibsohn, nationally-recognized conservative author, commentator and radio host.

“I met Timothy years ago in Republican circles. He was a successful businessman and notable community activist in those days. He was also a national leader in the crime victims’ support movement. I closely followed his tenure at the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), the state agency that most people said could not be fixed. I was amazed to learn he volunteered to lead and reform DES simply because he came from a shattered family replete with domestic chaos and post-divorce poverty. He still calls DES employees, “his colleagues” and says he “loves them.” Literally, thousands of Arizonans will say he did a great job at DES, and the agency’s best days were with him at the helm. Unfortunately, quite tragically, and even more unjustly, Jeffries suffered and still suffers betrayals, lies, slander and libel. To his credit, he will not go quietly in the night. To his credit, he will not let injustice stand. I am proud to call him my friend. He will be a fearless and consequential member of the State Senate.”

The Honorable Thomas Horne, the 25th Attorney General of the State of Arizona.

“Tim Jeffries is a compassionated and dedicated supporter for the rights of crime victims! He is always available to work with victims, law enforcement and other components of the justice system. As a former cop, I know Tim will be a strong voice for the men and women who protect us every day! He will make a big difference for crime victims and the law enforcement community in our Arizona State Senate.”

The Honorable John Gillis, Lieutenant, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), retired; Appointed by Republican Governor Pete Wilson, Chairman, California Board of Prison Terms, retired; Appointed by President George W. Bush, Director, Office of Victims of Crime (OVC), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), retired; Appointed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Chief, Victim Services Division, Maricopa County Attorney Office (MCAO), retired

“Tim Jeffries is the kind of leader that combines grit and compassion to serve others. As the board president of the non-profit organization that I led, Tim demonstrated singular resolve in providing direction to the board and to me that always kept our important mission in view. As a private citizen, I’ve known him to be generous with his time, talent and treasure, especially for those in our society who are the most vulnerable. As a public servant, I know Tim will bring the same values, commitment and determination to serve his constituents. The Arizona Senate would be blessed to have him.”

Dr. Will Marling, former Executive Director of the National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA); Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.), Reformed Theological Seminary

“Tim Jeffries has worked tirelessly on behalf of crime victims for years while bearing the heavy heart of losing his own big brother to senseless and horrific violence. Tim's courageous and thoughtful actions on behalf of others have helped countless crime victims restore the dignity and respect that was wrongly taken from them. He is a trusted friend and Christian brother.”

George Sylvestre, global business executive; United States Army Ranger, retired; former national trustee of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC); former board member of National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA); fellow graduate of Duke University Fuqua School of Business, GEMBA Class of 2003

“Tim Jeffries remains in the trenches for crime victims across the United States. I have worked with him on this for over ten years. Sadly, because his brother was murdered he understands the pain and unending grief of families who have endured having loved ones murdered from their own families. He understands the important role of law enforcement in standing with the crime victims throughout the legal process from crime scene through the legal system to justice... or forever when justice is elusive. Tim not only quietly fights his own battle with grief, he is also a true and constant friend to others in that battle even if he has just met them. Tim has worked with law enforcement, other crime victim families and through the judicial system. He will be outstanding in championing the importance of support for crime victim rights and law enforcement in the Arizona legislature.”

The Honorable Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Attorney at Law, California and Arkansas; former Commissioner California Board of Parole Hearings; former Executive Director of California Voice for Crime Victims; former adjunct professor of Crime Victims Rights, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, undergraduate Criminal Justice Department; former Arkansas Assistant Attorney General; former National Trustee, Parents of Murdered Children (POMC); former Board Member, National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA); Chair, Arkansas Chapter Republican National Lawyers Association; Republican Designee, Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners

”Having worked closely with Tim Jeffries and knowing him as a trusted friend, he has my full support for the honorable position of Arizona State Senator. If elected, Tim would work tirelessly to protect and defend Arizona citizens as they go about their daily lives. He has genuine compassion for all and is firm in his conviction that crime victims cannot be forgotten. Tim’s dedication to taking care of people is laser focused and relentless. He is a good listener, who will keep his commitments. Furthermore, Tim is extremely bright, with unlimited energy. He possesses great depth and epitomizes what a public servant should be. He will be an outstanding advocate for the good folks of Arizona.”

Juan J. Arcellana, retired, Executive Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board; former Inspector General, Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

“Join me in supporting Timothy Jeffries for State Senate. Tim will stand up and fight for foundational principles on issues of life, parents’ rights, and religious freedom.”

Cathi Herrod, Esq., President, Center for Arizona Policy Action

“Years of misrule by special-interest sock puppets at the Capitol are depriving Arizona of the extraordinary future that lies within our grasp. Time and again, Tim Jeffries has exhibited the independence and courage that non-partisan voters are seeking in our political leaders. He has the energy and integrity to make positive change.”

James Strock, Independent, author Disrupt Politics

“I am not a Republican...I am a registered Independent who supports Tim Jeffries for State Senate. We don’t agree on all the issues, but I respect Tim and his genuine love and compassion for people, along with his dedication for public service. Tim is someone who listens more than he talks and who will work tirelessly for the people he represents. I don’t believe that civility should be a thing of the past, but if that becomes our new reality we’ll never achieve true greatness. Because at the end of the day we’re all in this together. And I’m in this with Tim.”

Doug Moss, Independent, former President of the Arizona Coyotes