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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Bob Worsley

Bob Worsley

Republican
District 25

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

 
Personal Information:
Home City: Mesa
Occupation: Business Owner, CEO
Member Since: 2013
Senator Bob Worsley is Chair of the Transportation Committee; he is also a member of the Judiciary and the Commerce & Workforce Development committees. He ran successfully in 2012, and again in 2014 in the newly redistricted LD 25 representing Mesa.  Bob’s only previous venture into politics was his participation in the Romney presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012.

Bob Worsley 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 began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse and became an audit manager before he left to start ExecuShare with former Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa. He founded SkyMall in 1989 and sold it 13 years later to Rupert Murdoch's TV Guide Group. Ten years after founding SkyMall, he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.

Bob founded NZ Legacy in 2002, a land, mineral and energy development company. Currently, NZ Legacy has a joint venture with a large Texas oil and gas company to explore the marketing potential of vast potash deposits of the Holbrook basin for agricultural use. The mine is slated to create 500 new high paying Arizona jobs. He also developed a 27 megawatt biomass generating plant in Snowflake Arizona, providing a green source of electricity to 27,000 homes in the White Mountains. Initially, the plant was fueled by utilizing the charred remains of the forest after the 2002 Rodeo Chediski fire. It is now serviced with local forest-thinning products.

Bob 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. In his first term, he introduced a bill to authorize a military-grade virtual border fence that will be used to verify border operational control. Bob is currently working with Customs and Border Protection and the Tohono-o'ohdam Nation on a funding & feasibility plan.

Also during his first term, Bob initiated azvoices.gov, an online civic engagement program in conjunction with the Secretary of State, to encourage citizen participation in the legislative process by creating a convenient resource for people to learn about and track bills of interest going through the legislature. Participants in AZ Voices can offer online comments and suggestions for Arizona. Additionally, after the Medicaid expansion, he gathered stakeholders in the various fields of health services to discuss a "circuit breaker," a fall-back plan, defining how the delivery of Medicaid health services could occur in the event there should ever be a retraction of federal funding. Governor Ducey has promoted a new plan for Medicaid using many of the same concepts developed in these meetings.

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 38 years ago, they moved to the East Valley. 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. The Worsleys have six children and 22 grandchildren.

Currently they have launched their plans to build a world-class "Lincoln Center West" in Mesa, a concert hall that has perfect acoustics for vocal and symphonic performances. They will be partnering with Juilliard or Eastman type conservatories to offer music/instrument/voice classes, and partnering with research programs to learn more about the part that music plays in emotional and physical healing.

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Committee Assignments
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Transportation and Technology Chairman Click Here Click Here

 

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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
 
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
SB1062 C property tax oversight commission; continuation
SB1072 C administrative decisions; scope of review See Vote
SB1078 P* electronic; digital signatures; requirements; ADOA See Vote
SB1080 C teenage drivers; communication devices prohibited
SB1083 P* Arizona lengthy trial fund; continuation
SB1084 P* electronic records; retention; storage
SB1097 C state lottery distributions; family homelessness
SB1145 P* technical correction; vehicle accident report
SB1146 P* technical correction; disabled parking; reciprocity
  (NOW: registration fees; VLT; gas tax
SB1147 P* technical correction; overtaking bicycles
  (NOW: county election; motor fuel taxes
SB1148 P* technical correction; information change; notice
SB1149 P* technical correction; DUI; blood test
SB1150 P* ignition interlock device; regulation; installers
SB1151 P* wrong-way drivers; alerts; DPS.
SB1158 C sentencing; court debts; fine mitigation
SB1160 C driving violations; restricted licenses; penalties
SB1212 C tax credit cap; angel investor
SB1270 P* authorized third parties; electronic title
  (NOW: reauthorization; county transportation excise tax
SB1271 P* countywide elections; vote by mail
SB1272 P* business entities; omnibus
SB1273 P* electric bicycles
SB1274 P* poverty; data tracking; commission
SB1275 P* schools; intergenerational poverty; grants
SB1278 C felony pretrial intervention programs; appropriation See Vote
SB1287 C securities; registration exemptions
SB1292 C Arizona competes fund; microenterprises See Vote
SB1295 C funeral directors; embalmers; board membership
SB1296 C funeral director licensure
SB1298 P* electronic documents; signatures; wills; trusts
SB1312 C electronic bingo
SB1342 P* search warrants; tracking; simulator devices See Vote
SB1343 P* county transportation excise tax; reauthorization
SB1366 C peace officer; victim; aggravating factor See Vote
SB1367 C abortion; live delivery; report; definition See Vote
SB1439 C end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SB1441 C insurers; health providers; claims mediation
  (NOW: insurers; health providers; claims arbitration
See Vote
SB1442 C corrections officer retirement plan; modifications
  (NOW: modifications; corrections officer retirement plan
See Vote
SB1445 P* VLT; registration fees; gas tax
SB1446 P* motor fuel taxes; county election
SB1474 P* community engagement district.
SCM1002 C division; ninth circuit; urging Congress
SCR1002 C application; Article V convention.
SCR1004 C death resolution; Gus Arzberger
SCR1005 C death resolution; George Lemen
SCR1006 C death resolution; M. Lee Allison
SCR1007 C death resolution; John Hays
SCR1008 C death resolution; Rick Lavis
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day

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