Nordvold, a registered lobbyist and former city of Phoenix governmental affairs director, sat down with the Arizona Capitol Times to discuss his Election Day, Super Sunday in Azerbaijan, and other monitoring tales involving armored escorts and sleeping with ballots in his hotel room. He also recalls the first time he met Terry Goddard while riding on a bike path.Read More »
The Arizona Capitol Times sat down with Republican party chairman Randy Pullen and Democratic party chairman Don Bivens to talk about the election results, their parties' fortunes and their professional futures.Read More »
When Don Bivens moved to Arizona in the late 1970s to begin practicing law, he asked people how he could get involved with the Democratic Party and quickly met a young politician named Terry Goddard who ushered him into the organization.
Since then, Bivens has stayed active in the party, ascending to party chairman in 2007.
After leading the Republican Party to historic wins this year in the Legislature and statewide offices, Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen has stressed the need for Republicans to get down to the tough business of fixing Arizona's finances.Read More »
Long before Clint Bolick earned a living terrorizing bureaucrats and politicians in court, he was a teenager trying to figure out why he didn’t fit in with his high school Republican club.Read More »
Lobbyists tend to avoid the spotlight, often preferring to moderate their comments on pressing issues if they’re quoted at all. That’s just not how Sandy Bahr operates.Read More »
Karen Osborne has been leading the Maricopa County Elections Department for 15 years. Osborne sat down with the Arizona Capitol Times on Oct. 12 to discuss elections reforms, past voting controversies and what the future holds for voters.Read More »
The longtime lobbyist, who heads up the firm Policy Development Group, became Sen. Dennis DeConcini’s top staff member at just 24 years old, but didn’t take long to decide that the Beltway wasn’t for him. Since then, Ober has been at the forefront of some of Arizona’s most contentious public policy debates.Read More »
Eckstein is one of the most renowned constitutional attorneys in the state and the go-to lawyer for the Arizona Democratic Party. And during his four-decade career at the prestigious law firm Perkins Coie Brown & Bain, Eckstein has played major roles in some of Arizona’s biggest cases and most heated political debates.Read More »
From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Renée Bahl’s career has always been centered on the environment. She’s on her second stretch with Arizona State Parks, with a seven-year stint in-between running the Parks and Recreation Department for San Diego County.Read More »