Legislators at work – at a hospital near you?

July 31, 2008

Dr. Nancy Barto gave her first colonoscopy today and the news wasn’t good. The patient had quite a large tumor. You read that right. I didn’t have a colonoscopy. I actually got to perform one – on a mannequin, that is. Thankfully, there was no blood involved.

Several legislators and I completed the Banner White Coat Tour at Banner Good Samaritan’s Simulation Education and Training Center (SimET) today – a four hour affair designed to give us an appreciation for the latest in Virtual Healing technology in the valley. [Read more]

Session ends on a good note

July 1, 2008

Late Friday night, June 27th, at literally the last possible moment before session ended, the Senate voted to send the Marriage issue to the ballot in November.

Now the people of Arizona will decide whether marriage should be defined as a union between one man and one woman in Arizona rather than politicians or the courts.

This was the lone bright spot the last few days of the session, especially since the much discussed ’09 budget had just passed and the mood of the Republican majority was gloomy. [Read more]

Grass Roots Welcome!

July 1, 2008

Thank You for visiting my website.

The deep-rooted weeds and crab grass we battle in our yards can teach us something about the strength of grass roots.  As one of those grassroots voices in our community before running for office, I believe it is not only possible, but necessary, for those who care about our future to make a positive difference in government by staying engaged and not giving up.

Arizona is a great state deserving great state government leadership. With your support I will continue to carry your grass roots voice to the Arizona Senate.

Thank you for joining me in making our voices heard.

All the best,