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I’m Bob Worsley and retired as a State Senator for Legislative District 25, located in the heart of Mesa, Arizona the 35th largest US city but humble and mostly understated for its size of 510,000 population. Mesa is larger than Sacramento, Atlanta, Kansas City, Miami, Oakland, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Cleveland, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Honolulu to name just a few smaller cities. I was first elected in 2012 after first defeating the Senate President, Russell Pearce in the Republican primary. Some people know me as the founder of SkyMall, but I’ve led a number of other successful business efforts in Arizona and across the country.

Family has defined my life. Together with my wife Christi, we raised 6 children in East Mesa. This community has played a significant role in providing a high quality of life for us and we are proud to have been called Mesa residents.

Public office was never on my radar. Yet several years ago, concern was growing that our leadership was taking us down a path of divisiveness and harsh rhetoric. We needed an elevated common sense approach to conservative leadership.

Education and career experiences prepared me to confront the economic challenges facing our state. As an auditor, I learned to analyze complex financial issues. As an entrepreneur, I learned how to create jobs. As a State Senator, I used these experiences to find practical and innovative solutions to our states most complicated problems.I ran and won each election until my retirement in January 2019 because I believe Arizona needs more statesmen and less partisan bickering. It was time for an elevated conversation about how conservative principles can be respectfully applied to the issues we face.

Family Man

  • Married to wife, Christi for 42 years
  • 6 Children, 29 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren

Business Man

  • CPA with PriceWaterhouse in the 1980′s
  • Founder of SkyMall in 1989
  • 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year–awarded by Ernst and Young
  • Founder, NZ Legacy –a land, mineral and energy developer including the start up of NovoPower, LLC a supplier of electricity to 28,000 homes in the white mountains of Arizona.
  • Developer of a planned Potash facility in Holbrook, Arizona that will create 500 permanent jobs Creator of over 1,000 jobs in Arizona
  • Founder ZenniHome, LLC.  ZenniHome brings factory built, vehicle high quality, smaller, transforming, high technology, net zero and renewable energy into the construction industry just in time for the collapse of trade labor supplies and sky-rocketing on site construction costs  and delays.

Community and Church

  • Former Board of Directors, Mesa United Way
  • Co-Founder, Consolari Music Hall
  • Former Board of Directors, United Families International
  • Former Board of Directors, Institute for American Values
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Former International Advisory Council Member for International

Center for Law and Religion Studies

  • Never defeated career in 6 elections as 3 term Former State Senator representing LD25 Mesa, Arizona having served as Chairman of Transportation and Technology, and Vice Chair of Finance, Commerce, and Judiciary. Retired January 2019.
  • Current Board Member of Maricopa County Association of Governments Economic Council
  • Former Member of Arizona Public Affairs Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints
  • Many lay ministry positions with The LDS Church including Branch President, 5 Bishoprics, 3 High Councils, many missionary and teaching callings including a full-time mission in Uruguay and Paraguay.
  • CoFounder of non-profit Mesa Urban Renewal Laboratory (MURAL) which is pushing for the complete renewal and rebranding of downtown Mesa, Arizona. Progress to date includes the LDS Church development around its Temple, ASU Downtown Mesa Campus, Caliber Investment in over a dozen existing downtown buildings with the vision to transform downtown “Mesa Mile”, Consolari-Arizona’s first 2,000 seat acoustic concert hall, an Arts centric High School, ArtSpace, Polar Express, Christmas Market, etc.
  • Various Corporate Board positions
  • Various Advisory Boards for Start up companies and political campaigns

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