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| 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.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short Title|
|HB2259||C||pipeline safety; civil penalties|
|HB2517||C||internet crimes against children; fund|
|HB2526||C||governor's regulatory review council; membership|
|HB2631||C||veteran education; tuition grants; cemeteries|
|HB2661||C||multi-county water districts; storage tax|
|SB1051||C||autocycles; class M license; exemption|
|SB1088||P||income tax brackets; inflation index.|
(NOW: empowerment scholarship accounts; eligibility)
|SB1106||C||special license plates; standard design|
|SB1141||P*||county procedures; technical correction|
(NOW: corporations; purposes; directors and officers)
|SB1142||P*||federal funds; technical correction|
|SB1143||P*||technical correction; publication of notice|
|SB1144||P*||technical correction; AHCCCS capitation rates|
|SB1181||P*||vehicle inspections; ADOT|
|SB1237||C||electronic driver licenses; ADOT authority|
|SB1243||C||reports; posting; legislative website|
|SB1267||C||schools; exempt fundraisers|
|SB1270||P*||JLBC; economic impact|
|SB1271||P*||virtual border fence; appropriation|
|SB1272||P*||state employees; backfilling; incentive rewards|
|SB1273||P*||driver licenses; REAL ID act|
|SB1275||C||convicted felons; attempted weapon possession|
|SB1308||C||return to work program|
|SB1313||C||uniform interstate family support act|
|SB1314||C||domestic violence; arrest; predominant aggressor.|
|SB1315||C||incompetent and dangerous defendants; treatment|
|SB1318||C||abortion; health care exchange; licensure|
|SB1319||P*||taxation; self-reported errors; injured spouses|
|SB1403||C||consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition|
|SB1432||C||hotel employees; room access; backgrounds|
|SB1435||C||public meetings; definition|
|SB1441||C||official state metal; copper|
|SB1444||C||contact lens pricing; antitrust violation|
|SB1446||P||TPT reform; contractors|
|SB1450||C||securities registration; exemption; website operators|
(NOW: banks; insuring organization)
|SCM1011||C||mortgage standards; urging federal government|
|SCM1015||C||urging Congress; increase customs personnel.|
|SCR1010||P||Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution|
|SCR1012||P*||primary freight network; supporting ADOT|
|SCR1020||P||Mayor John Driggs; death resolution|