- Elected as youngest member of the Arizona House of Representatives in 1988. Chairman of Committee with jurisdiction over water and energy issues.
- Elected as State Senator 1994. Chairman of Government Reform Committee. Led US Delegation of Young Political Leaders on diplomatic trip to Australia.
- Go to expert on Arizona politics for national and local media. Quoted in NY Times, WSJ, Politico, Bloomberg, Arizona Republic, and regularly seen on Fox News, CNN, KTAR news radio, and all Phoenix TV News affiliates.