Name: Sonny Borrelli
Profession: Small business owner; 22 years in U.S. Marine Corps, retiring as a gunnery sergeant.
Hometown: Lake Havasu City
Legislative District: No. 5, which stretches along the Colorado River from northern Yuma County through La Paz County and Mohave County.
Committee Assignments: Government; Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs; Transportation (Vice-Chair)
Previous or Current Elected Offices: Lake Havasu City Council member from 2010-2012.
Highlights of Community Involvement: American Legion, VFW and Lake Havasu City Council.
Why He Ran: Borrelli said he decided to stop complaining about issues and get involved with government to try to fix problems. “I’m mission-oriented, and it’s always an honor to serve. And when people forget that, I think they’re in the wrong business.”
His Focus: Borrelli said he will be work across party lines with veterans in the House and the Senate to address veterans issues. “Because we came from that world. We’ve already made that transition, so we know where the speed bumps are at and obstacles are at. So let’s see where we can circumvent the obstacles, plow out the speed bumps and help folks make that speedy transition.”
Bills: HB 2076 would allow certain military licenses to transfer to civilian licenses without requiring skills tests.