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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Bob Worsley

Bob Worsley

District 25

1700 W. Washington
Room 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5760
Fax Number: (602) 417-3091

Personal Information:
Home City: Mesa
Occupation: Business Owner, CEO
Member Since: 2013
Senator Bob Worsley is the Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, and also sits on the Transportation and the Commerce, Energy & Military committees. He ran successfully in 2012 against former Senate President Russell Pearce in the newly redistricted LD 25, to represent Mesa. He brings a wealth of practical, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial successes with him to the Senate: After acquiring a BA in Accounting at BYU in 1980, he started his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse here in Phoenix and became an audit manager before he left to start ExecuShare with now-Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa. He founded SkyMall in 1989, and after selling it 13 years later he maintains an advisory relationship with the company. In 1999 he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst and Young. He founded NZ Legacy in 2002, a land, mineral and energy development company. He developed a 27 megawatt biomass generating plant in Snowflake Arizona, providing a green source of electricity to 27,000 homes in the White Mountains, by utilizing the remains of the forest after the 2002 Rodeo Chediski fire and now, forest thinning product to help prevent future forest fires. Currently, NZ Legacy has a joint venture with a large Texas oil and gas company to market the vast potash deposits of the Holbrook basin as a fertilizer for agricultural use. The mine is slated to create 500 new high paying Arizona jobs.

His only previous venture into politics was to participate in the Romney presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012. Mr. Worsley is very active in finding a long-term total solution to the immigration problem in Arizona and feels strongly that compassion and keeping families together needs to be part of the ultimate answer. He is currently aligned with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to promote the S.A.N.E. solution to immigration reform.

At 10 years old, Senator Worsley and his family moved from Utah to Boise, Idaho, where he later met and married his wife Christi. Shortly after they were married over 33 years ago, they moved to the East Valley though they still maintain a summer home in Idaho. They have traveled all over the world together, most extensively in China. They actively support social, charity, youth, religious groups and their values, in every community in which they have lived. It is not uncommon for them to donate over 20 hours a week to their philanthropic organizations. They have six children and 17 grandchildren.


Committee Assignments
Commerce, Energy and Military Member Click Here Click Here
Finance Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Transportation Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2167 P autonomous motor vehicles
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2542 C Arizona health facilities authority
HB2578 C licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2608 P EORP; closure; defined contribution
HB2616 C data centers
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 P Boy Scouts of America
SB1099 C electronic records; state library
SB1148 C workers' compensation; reciprocity
SB1170 C ASRS; amendments
SB1171 C ASRS; spousal consent
SB1172 C qualifying charitable credit; itemizing deductions
SB1173 C CORP; amendments
SB1174 C EORP; amendments
SB1208 C pilot; foster care tuition waiver See Vote
SB1209 C minors; tobacco-derived products
SB1231 C public buildings; construction; indemnity See Vote
SB1241 C teenage drivers; communication devices prohibited
SB1242 C multimedia production; tax incentives
SB1261 C permanent early voting lists; amendments
SB1310 C special fund; workers' compensation See Vote
SB1311 C public monies; investment
SB1312 C tobacco product manufacturers; cigarette machines See Vote
SB1313 P tax corrections
SB1315 C property tax roll; corrections
SB1327 C task force; gas tax replacement
SB1332 C lobbying; disclosures; reporting
SB1334 C return to work program
SB1340 C municipal fire districts
SB1341 C vulnerable adults; financial exploitation See Vote
SB1351 C destination management company; exemption; refund
SB1353 C health insurance; telemedicine See Vote
SB1384 P* taxis; prearranged ground transportation service
SB1385 P* aggravated assault; school grounds
SB1386 P* massive open online courses; credit
SB1387 P* online voting; pilot program
SB1388 P* online candidate petition filing
SB1389 P* JLBC; economic impact
SB1399 C universities; fixed tuition rates
SB1420 P* state employees; backfilling; reward incentives
SB1434 P* school technology program; appropriation
SB1435 P* TPT exemptions; modular data center
  (NOW: modular data center; TPT exemptions
SB1439 C legal tender See Vote
SB1452 C class action lawsuits
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 C death resolution; Bill Konopnicki
SR1004 C death resolution; Bud Strom
SR1005 C partnership; Azerbaijan; U.S.


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor