Wednesday, February 3, 2010


4201 West Union Hills Dr. # 3071, Phoenix, AZ 85308

Feb 3, 2010
contact Bob Haran;
602-442-6806, cell 602-696-3281


Many people have called me thinking that I have removed my name from consideration for appointment to the Arizona Senate to fill the vacancy caused by Pam Gorman's resignation, I have not.

Today, I want to make it perfectly clear, I have not withdrawn my name from consideration for appointment to the Arizona Senate and out of respect to the precinct committeeman who voted for my nomination, I would respectfully ask the Board of Supervisors to appoint me to the Arizona Senate.
Since I released a statement on Tuesday regarding the vacancy from District 6 caused by the resignation of Pam Gorman, I have been overwhelmed with an outpouring of support and phone calls from the Precinct Committeemen who voted to nominate me for the Arizona Senate. Between the ballots that were cast that evening, I received just short of two-thirds, 65.6% of the vote of the Precinct Committeemen from District 6. As a former District Chairman, it is clear to me that the majority of the Precinct Committeemen support my nomination. I recognize that I have a responsibility to the precinct committeemen who voted for me and the Republicans they represent.
I am honored by the faith the district has in my abilities and would be honored to serve as their next State Senator.

January 26, Announcement of Candidacy

Bob Haran 58, of Phoenix; Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, Conservative Republican activist, and one of the original members of the Minuteman Project in 2005, has announced that he will be a candidate for appointment to the Arizona Senate fill the vacancy caused by Sen. Pamela Gorman's resignation in the North Valley Legislative District 6.

Bob Haran enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 12 days after his seventeenth birthday in 1968 and served in combat in Vietnam as an infantry squad leader with the First Marine Division and is a holder of the Navy and Marine Corps Combat Action Medal.

He attended Brooklyn College under the G.I. Bill as a pre-law student with a political science major. A graduate of the New York City Police Academy , he worked as a civilian police administrative aid with NYPD.

Haran served four years as a Republican Legislative District Chairman, 1994-98 and as a Housing Commissioner for the City of Glendale, 1995-99. He has been a Republican Precinct and State Committee since 1989, when he first moved to Arizona. He is currently serving as the Second Vice Chairman of District 6 but will be resigning because of his candidacy.

In 2000 Haran was the Republican Nominee for the Arizona House of Representatives and was endorsed by; Trent Franks, John Shadegg, the late Congressmen Bob Stump, Arizona Right to Life, Fraternal Order of Police, The National Rifle Association, and Gun Owners of America with a 100% rating.

He is the father of one daughter, Ann Marie, of Staten Island, NY.

If appointed to the Arizona Senate by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for the reminder of Gorman's term, which ends in January 2011, he will not be a candidate for election in 2010 in order to give the position all his attention and to make what may not be very popular decisions in regard to the current budget crisis.

Mr. Haran feels that the problem in the legislature is lack of cooperation and a, "my way or the highway," attitude by some legislators, he has vowed to cooperate with both Senate Republican leadership and the governor in resolving Arizona's current fiscal crisis.

Haran said the Republican Party must show the people of Arizona that they have the, "Guts to Govern."



  1. Dr. Frank says, Your a gentleman, statesmen and great American Mr. Haran

  2. In all the years I've known Haran, I may not have agreed with his hard right point of view, but he is one of the good guys and has good common sense. I can see him as a good senator on the right.