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  Stump, Bob
NameBob Stump
Address8735 West Windrose Drive
Peoria, Arizona , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 02, 2012 02:08pm
InfoPraised by Citizens for Arizona Policy as "one of Arizona's most articulate and eloquent champions of conservative ideals," State Representative Bob Stump serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Health and as a member of the Ways & Means, Financial Institutions & Insurance and Commerce & Military Affairs committees.
Representative Stump also serves on the Interagency Council on Long-Term Care and received the 2003 award from the Alzheimer's Association in recognition of his support in combating the disease.

Representative Stump comes from a family of small businessmen who assumed leadership roles in their community. His father, Bob Stump, was active in Republican politics in California and Hawaii and founded Stump Mortuary, in Pasadena, California. His grandfather, Robert A. Stump, owned a cafe in Alma, Michigan. Representative Stump's mother, Jane Barr Stump, was a Realtor and an instructor in infant psychiatry at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Tripler Army Medical Center. She also served for years as a member of the Neighborhood Board of Hawaii Kai, in Honolulu.

Representative Stump's grandfather on his mother's side, Thomas Calhoun Barr, founded Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Nashville, TN.

Before seeking public office, Representative Stump worked as a magazine editor, reporter and photographer for leading national magazines and local newspapers in Honolulu, Washington, D.C., and Tucson. He now works in real estate.

Representative Stump has also served as a Manhattan Institute research associate to author and former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum; as an aide to Fox News's Fred Barnes and William Kristol, the former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle; and as a speechwriter and consultant to Republican candidates and officeholders in Arizona.

Representative Stump holds degrees from Harvard University, where he studied political philosophy with columnist George F. Will, and the University of California at Berkeley, from which he graduated with high honors. A lifelong Republican, he has volunteered for over a dozen Republican campaigns and has served in a variety of leadership positions with the Arizona Young Republican League, including First Vice Chair and Southern Regional Director. Most recently, Representative Stump founded the West Valley Republican Issues Forum, which hosts candidate forums during the campaign season.


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