Monthly Archives: January 2009

My Job Started January 12th:

My Job Started January 12th:

I officially started my job as State Representative on January 12, 2009. I am: Vice Chairman on the Ways and Means Committee (which sets tax policy).  I’m a fiscal conservative, which means I want to keep taxes low, so that … Continue reading

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Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Did you know that Banner Thunderbird Hospital is adding 200 new beds to it’s facility?  On December 23rd, I met with  Tom Dickson, CEO of Banner Thunderbird Hospital for a tour of the hospital and an explanation of their expansion.

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SRP Watershed Presentation and Tour

SRP Watershed Presentation and Tour

On December 18th, I joined two other new legislators for a presentation on SRP’s supply of water and electricity to the valley.  After the presentation, we toured by air the Verde and Salt Rivers, plus various dams and lakes via … Continue reading

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Glendale Commission on Neighborhoods

Glendale Commission on Neighborhoods

On December 17th, I joined City of Glendale Neighborhood Leaders from throughout Glendale at the Glendale Adult Center.  I have been a City of Glendale Neighborhood Leader for my neighborhood for many years.

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Department of Public Safety Presentation and Tour

Department of Public Safety Presentation and Tour

On December 16th, I joined several other new legislators for a presentation by DPS officials and an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) official.  We also toured the crime lab facility.

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Yuma Agriculture Tour

Yuma Agriculture Tour

Did you know that Yuma, Arizona supplies 90-95% of all the lettuce consumed by the United States in the winter months? On December 11th and 12th, I joined several other legislators on a bus trip to Yuma, Arizona. We were … Continue reading

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New Legislator Orientation

New Legislator Orientation

On Dec. 9th and 10th, I joined other new legislators in a two day crash course which included mock committee hearings, an overview on how to introduce legislation,  and an introduction to legislative staff.

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American Legislative Council – Washington D.C.

American Legislative Council – Washington D.C.

In early December, I joined State Legislators from throughout the United States for an intensive workshop on forming legislation. Speakers shared model legislation that worked in their states. After a long day, I was able to visit the World War … Continue reading

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