Mesa, Arizona , United States
|| September 20, 1950
|Last Modifed||Joshua L.|
Dec 13, 2003 09:26pm
|Info||David A. Petersen Ė age 52, was born to Marvin and Ilene Petersen of Mesa, Arizona on September 20th, 1950. David is a graduate of Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona (class of 1968). David is married to Patti and together they have eight children, two boys & six girls. |
David enjoys playing basketball and guitar. David also enjoys singing and was a member of the ďSinging SenatorsĒ while serving in the Arizona State Senate. Davidís focus away from the day to day business of government is doing things together with his family.
David served in the Arizona State Senate for eight years and as majority WHIP when he departed for the Treasury in 2003. David served as Chair on the Family Services Committee where he successfully sought legislation for reducing adoption bureaucracy from twenty-one months to nine months. David introduced and was instrumental in the passage of character education legislation with supportive funding, which would impact all schools in Arizona. David Petersen was key in introducing legislation which made Arizona the second state in the nation to pass a covenant marriage law which raised the standards for marriage contracts in Arizona. One of Davidís most acclaimed legislative actions required 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in Arizona schools to recite at least a portion of the Declaration of Independence each day.
Davidís long term goal is to be a leader of good character and integrity in the community while serving the citizens of Arizona as State Treasurer. Administratively, David has eight goals for this year which include; policy renovation, audit and global security risk legislation, completion of a comprehensive infrastructure master plan, financial, business and character education programs. Davidís objective is to lead others in government to protect the taxpayerís dollars through transparency and disclosure of all activity within the Treasurerís office and the State of Arizona.