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Tribute to a champion

From 2003 to 2011, Bill Konopnicki honorably represented the 5th Legislative District of Arizona and was a champion of countless public policy issues, including health care, criminal justice reform, foster care, and education reform. Those of us privileged to serve as staff to the Arizona House, Senate, Governor’s Office and judiciary found Bill Konopnicki to be a passionate and dependable crusader for what he believed was best for all citizens of Arizona.

Mr. Konopnicki – You treated each of us with tremendous respect, dignity, and uncommon courtesy. You built lasting and meaningful relationships with your kindness, your thoughtful gestures, and your timely words of wisdom and encouragement. Your love and devotion to family was a standard to which we all aspire.

Thank you for leaving a lasting legacy to our state. We are honored to call you friend, now and always. You will be missed.

— Jonathan Dinesman, Page Gonzales, John Halikowski, Elizabeth Hatch, Joy Hicks, Mike Huckins, Michael Hunter, Jodi Jerich, Eileen Klein, Jake Logan, Norm Moore, Diana Clay-O’Dell, Katy Proctor, Todd Sanders, Melissa Taylor, Paul Senseman, Scott Smith.

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