Name: Bob Worsley
Profession: Owner and founder of New Mexico and Arizona Land Co., which develops energy, mineral and land projects. Previously, he was the owner and founder of Sky Mall, the in-flight shopping catalog.
Legislative District: No. 25, which covers Mesa.
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Energy and Military; Finance (Vice-Chair); Transportation
Previous or Current Elected Offices: None.
Highlights of Community Involvement: Boy Scouts, United Families International, The Institute for American Values in New York City, president of his congregation.
Why He Ran: “Because Russell Pearce was going to run again … After the redistricting he was going to run unopposed in the district where I live, and I was approached by eight or 10 people saying, ‘Someone’s got to run against him that will really be able to beat him.’”
His Focus: “I think that the state needs to coalesce around a common vision, and we’ve been lacking vision as a state.”
Bills: SB 1389 would require the state to examine the economic impact of proposed laws.