Syms: Scott O’Connor’s personal attacks against me are lies

You will read in this paper a very personal and false attack from Scott O’Connor against me.

Scott’s vicious personal attacks never reference a single shred of evidence. He should be ashamed for taking such a low road but it certainly isn’t his first time.

Maria Syms

Maria Syms

I am proud of my more than 12 years of volunteer service to our town.

I have worked hard to improve our community and it is working. When asked in a recent town survey, 97 percent of all residents rated quality of life as excellent or good.

Despite what Scott may imply, I consider this a distinguishing accomplishment for myself as well as for Councilmember Hamway, our fellow volunteer leaders, community members and town staff.

We should all be proud of these results.  I often say on the campaign trail that if you want to know what is good about Arizona, simply drive through Paradise Valley where you will see some of the very best of what our State has to offer.

Mary Hamway and I have served together and accomplished a lot of great things for our community together. In this election, we have campaigned together, held fundraisers together and have appeared together on mailers to voters.

As this goes to print, we have a joint event with Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring tonight, which makes Scott’s attacks all the more bizarre and unfounded.

You have two votes for the Arizona State House. I ask that you use them to vote for Mary Hamway and myself. I also ask you to vote for Kate Brophy McGee for the Arizona Senate.

The three of us have records of getting things done. I would be honored to serve with these leaders in the Arizona Legislature to continue our successful work for you.

Editor’s note: Ms. Syms is a member of Paradise Valley Town Council

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