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Rep. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert

Rep. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert

Name: Warren Petersen

Chamber: House

Party: Republican

Profession: Vice president of sales, VIP Homes; real estate broker.

Hometown: Gilbert

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.

One comment

  1. There is alot of talk about gun control to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.I agree, the mentally ill should not have guns but I have a better idea. Why not change the way we handle the mentally ill.I have a step son that is doing time for manslauter in florence. The problem is that he was taken out of the house at 14, kept doped up and had no education and put out on the streets at 18. He was starving and had no shoes or a coat during December. He was in a fight and the man died and now he is in prison. He had no drivers licence, social security card and no home. SHAME ON OUR SYSTEM.

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