Name: Warren Petersen
Profession: Vice president of sales, VIP Homes; real estate broker.
Legislative District: No. 12, which covers Gilbert and Queen Creek.
Committee Assignments: Commerce; Ways and Means; Government (Vice-Chair).
Previous or Current Elected Offices: None.
Highlights of Community Involvement: Involved for 24 years with the Boy Scouts of America; member and volunteer with the youth program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Why He Ran: “I ran because I love the Constitution, and I love freedom. I was concerned about the direction our country is headed, and our state. I wanted to make sure we had really conservative leaders in our area. I felt it was my duty to run and protect all those values.”
His Focus: “I have a broad subject of the bills I’ve been approaching anything from foster care to HOAs to taxes. My focus is to limit government, to reduce regulation, to lower taxes and to protect individual rights.”
Bills: HB 2074, which would expedite approval for foster home applicants who have no criminal records, have annual income of at least $80,000, have credit rating scores of at least 720, have been married for at least 10 years and who have raised a child up to at least the age of the child the applicant is looking to foster.