Mining Industry honors two State Legislators

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Kearny drug box dedication.tif

State Representative T.J. Shope


pratt_3796.tif

State Representative Frank Pratt

Phoenix – The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) honored Rep. Frank Pratt with their Legislator of the Year award, and Rep. T.J. Shope with their Freshman Legislator of the Year award. This was the first time the association gave an award to state legislators.

Pratt and Shope were honored for their support of the mining industry and associated bills that came before the Legislature.

Mining has been part of Arizona’s economy for more than a century. Its $4.6 billion impact on

the state’s economy generates 49,800 jobs for Arizonans, according to the AMA.

Pratt first started working as an Arizona rancher. He currently owns and operates a pool construction firm in Casa Grande where is resides. Pratt is a second-generation Arizonan; his grandfather arrived in the state in 1880 from Germany.

Shope has worked for the ASU Disability Resource Center, the Arizona Republican Party and since 2008 has operated a family-owned, community supermarket in Coolidge where he lives. Shope’s grandfather was a miner in the copper industry for 32 years.

admin (7702 Posts)


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Mammoth STEM students publish book

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      Four fourth and fifth grade students from Mammoth Elementary STEM School along with their tutor, Stephen Rumsey, have written […]


    New Hayden Police Chief meets students

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      Hayden-Mammoth Police Chief Tamatha Villar visited all of the students in the Hayden-Winkelman School District on Thursday, Nov. 30.  […]


    Superior Airport masterplanning underway

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      In late 2016, the Town of Superior was awarded a grant from the Arizona Department of Transportation Aeronautics division […]


    A national award for Arizona State Parks

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      The Arizona Parks & Trails which includes Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education received the 2017 Gold Medal […]


  • Additional Stories

    BLM seeks public comment on proposed Ray Land Exchange with ASARCO mining company; Proposal could create Arizona jobs while improving public land access

    December 11th, 2017
    by

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposed land exchange that offers the potential to […]


    Dickey Ministries’ Farewell Concert Tour to stop in Dudleyville

    December 4th, 2017
    by

    Winkelman – As part of  the Dickey Ministries’ Farewell Concert tour, the Southwestern Gospel Concert of  Praise and Encouragement with […]


    Two-year-old cutie mails the first letter to Santa in Kearny

    December 4th, 2017
    by

      Macie Olsen dressed up in her Christmas finery to mail her letter to Santa in the special box in […]


    Mammoth youngster first to mail his letter

    December 4th, 2017
    by

      Marcus Vender knows exactly what he’d like Santa Claus to bring him this year: Minions, Blaze the Horse and […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger