Bob Worsley

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Bob Worsley
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Arizona State Senate District 25
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1980
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1956
Office website
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Bob Worsley is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Worsley served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Energy and Military
Finance, Vice Chair


Campaign themes


Worsley's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Create Jobs & Improve Economy

  • Excerpt: "The economy is the engine that drives our state. When it sputters, the ride gets rough. The diagnosis for a sputtering economy? Jobs. In the private sector, I made a career out of creating jobs. Thousands in fact, with 150 in the last year alone. I took this skill set to the legislature and became the go-to senator for economic development. In this capacity, I helped bring Apple and their billion dollar investment to Mesa creating 2,000 jobs along the way."

Improve Education

  • Excerpt: "Standard talking points always focus on two variables: more funding or less funding. What’s really needed is a paradigm shift. Quality of education will improve by devoting greater attention to how our current education funds are used. In business terms, we need a better return on investment from every dollar spent. Let’s explore new solutions like shared athletic stadiums and performing arts centers which significantly reduce the cost for new facilities. Allow the savings to be used for other needs like hiring more teachers."

Assure Cost Effective Energy

  • Excerpt: "Arizona needs power. I believe the free markets are best suited to determine where our power comes from. I support a comprehensive approach of traditional sources like coal, as well as green technologies like solar and bio-mass."

Increase Transparency & Participation

  • Excerpt: "I created This first-of-its-kind website allows citizens to see, in real time, every bill being discussed at the capitol. But that’s not all. Citizens can also voice their opinion on every move the legislature makes. It's an amazing level of transparency and feedback! Think about this. I can sit at my desk on the senate floor, propose an amendment to a bill, and see immediate feedback on my computer screen because the voter at home saw exactly what I did."

Drive Small Efficient Government

  • Excerpt: "Shrink & Modernize" is my motto. In business, we talk about “early adopters,” those who are the quickest to implement the newest technologies. Government is not only a late adopter, it's often the last adopter. I’m changing that. From military grade border surveillance equipment to the previously mentioned, I’m working to modernize state operations."



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Steven Zachary was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bob Worsley defeated Ralph Heap in the Republican primary. Zachary will face Worsley in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Worsley won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 25. He defeated former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Worsley 66.6% 55,290
     Democratic Greg Gadek 33.4% 27,720
Total Votes 83,010
Arizona State Senate, District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Worsley 56% 17,200
Russell Pearce 44% 13,534
Total Votes 30,734

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Worsley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Worsley raised a total of $325,538 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Bob Worsley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 25 Won $325,538
Grand Total Raised $325,538


Worsley won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Worsley raised a total of $325,538.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Worsley's campaign in 2012
Worsley, Robert$257,512
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,736
Pinnacle West Capital$1,736
Arizona Association of Realtors$1,000
Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association$600
Total Raised in 2012$325,538
Source:Follow the Money



In 2012, Worsley's endorsements include the following:[7]


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In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[8]


In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[8]


Worsley and his wife, Christi, have six children.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gail Griffin (R)
Arizona State Senate District 25
Succeeded by