Jeff is a fifth-generation Arizonan, raised on a ranch in Snowflake, Arizona (the town was named, in part, after Jeff's great-great grandfather). After serving a Mormon mission in southern Africa, Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Political Science. More importantly, it was at BYU that Jeff met his wife, Cheryl.
In 1987, Jeff started his career at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Soon thereafter, Jeff moved to the southern African nation of Namibia. As the Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy, a foundation monitoring Namibia's independence process, he saw the nation usher in freedom and democracy. In 1992, Jeff and his family moved back to Arizona where he was named Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute. In this role, Jeff worked to promote a conservative philosophy of less government, more freedom, and individual responsibility.
Jeff and Cheryl have been married 26 years and live in Mesa. They have five children. For more information on Congressman Jeff Flake, please visit his website.
Kirk Adams is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving as Speaker from 2009 to 2011. He is running for the Republican nomination in 2012 for Congress in Arizona's 6th congressional district.
Adams was first elected to the Arizona legislature in 2006. During his tenure in the State House, Adams endorsed legislation which resulted in the largest permanent tax cut in Arizona history. As Speaker, Adams took on public-employee unions, authoring legislation to reform Arizona's pension system for public employees by raising the retirement age, eliminating cost of living adjustments, preventing employees from receiving a pension while working, reducing benefits for elected officials and requiring police officers, firefighters, elected officials and corrections employees pay more for their pensions. Adams opted out of the elected officials retirement plan, earning him recognition from the National Taxpayers Union.
As Speaker, Adams supported Arizona's immigration reform bill and solicited outside funding to defend the measure in court
Adams and his wife JaNae live in Mesa and have six children. CLICK HERE to visit his website!
Our charity of the month is the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy. Anthony Miller and other representatives from this charity will be on hand at the event with information on the charity and how you can get involved. Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in people under 30, and is a leading cause of death among student athletes. When you read about a child suddenly dying during a basketball or football game, the cause is usually undiagnosed Cardiomyopathy. For more information on American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy, please take a look at their website.
Charles A. Jensen
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