Let me introduce myself

My name is Greg Patterson. I’m an attorney and CPA . In the 1990s, I served two terms in the Arizona House of Representatives. Then I worked four years as the State’s top Utility Consumer Advocate. In 2008 I was elected to the Board of the Maricopa County Hospital and in 2012 Gov. Brewer appointed me to the Arizona Board of Regents.

I have been endorsed by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. I also run a small business and understand the pressure of covering monthly expenses and complying with arcane regulations.

I have extensive high-level experience in education, healthcare, energy policy, taxation and law. I would like to put this experience to work for you. I am running for the Arizona House of Representatives and I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.

Advocating for Education

Commencement! My favorite time of year. From the platform, I can see 6,000 young adults wondering if their tassel is supposed to be on the right or the left. Above left, I address the crowd at a Wells Fargo Arena Winter Commencement. At right, Dr. Crow and I hold down the front row while Starbucks President Howard Schultz gives the Commencement address. Michael and Howard are too cool to wear their hats.

I served on the Arizona Board of Regents for five years and spent thousands of hours working on behalf of our universities. Advocating for Education—Universities, Community Colleges and K-12—will be my highest priority as a Legislator. Here are some of my favorite moments from my Regent’s tenure.

I went to ASU Law School at the age of 43. I had been accepted right out of college, 21 years earlier, but could not afford to attend. I deferred that dream for two decades. I never forgot that lesson and as a Regent I worked to keep college accessible, affordable and attainable. Here is my graduation picture from 2009. My wife Debbie and I have been married for 34 years. Our children were in high school at this time. Daniel and Jordan have now graduated from ASU and Hannah is an ASU Senior.

ASU President Michael Crow and I are on the top left, further right, Janet Napolitano leads the California Delegation while then Secretary of State John Kerry presides over the meeting to launch the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education. Mexico City, Mexico May 21, 2014

Two years after the ground breaking, I spoke at the Law school dedication and it was the only time that I was on stage with Sen. McCain. This is my favorite McCain picture. Greg Stanton is on the left and McCain is showing me the personal attention for which he was famous. For a few moments, I was the most important person in the room.

As a Regent I approved the construction of the ASU Law School Building. I was proud to participate in the ground breaking with (L to R) Annette and Leo Bues, Dean Sylvester, Sandra Day O’Connor, Greg Stanton, Michael Nowakowski and Michael Crow.

Protecting the Salt River Wild Horses

PHOENIX (AP) – A herd of wild horses living near Arizona’s Salt River came a step closer to new protections under legislation Gov. Doug Ducey signed yesterday.

“The Salt River horses are beautiful, majestic and a treasure to our state. Since last summer, we have worked to protect them and their  ability to roam free,” Gov. Doug Ducey.

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