1. Can you please describe your work and how public policy impacts how you manage your organization?
I am a member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD-10 in Tucson.
2. Do you have a favorite quote that is meaningful to you?
“Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted” -Winston Churchill.
It’s a reminder to me of all the challenges we have had as a country and no matter how bad things get, Americans always seem to overcome their challenges at the last minute.
3. Is there a book you would recommend to the Fellows?
A good friend of mine recently gave me the book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the My favorite book is Band of Brothers. As an Army officer I love reading it every year as a reminder of the sacrifice previous generations made for our freedoms.
4. How has the Fellows Network been useful to you?
The Network has been amazing for being able to talk to subject area experts. As a member of the Arizona Legislature, I vote on bills on many different subjects. It is nice to be able to call friends in the Fellows Network who are subject area experts for their advice on these bills.
5. What do you see as potential opportunities strengthening civic health in Arizona?
I think bipartisan groups like Flinn-Brown are the key to strengthening civic health. Being able to talk to people in the other party that have different viewpoints and agree to disagree but still respect each other is what is missing from America. Groups that bring us together are exactly what our country needs.
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