Chuck Gray (R-AZ-6)
Chuck Gray (R-AZ-6- Candidate) – Bio
Arizona District 6
Chuck Gray, Biography from Chuck Gray for Congress
Biography of Candidate Chuck Gray
Chuck Gray was born Mesa in 1958 to Dale and Janice Gray. He went to grade school at Adams Elementary School and later attended Powell Junior High. Chuck graduated from Mesa High School 1976, and went on to serve 2 years in Spain as a missionary for his church, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish.
Upon his return, Chuck worked in the family construction business as a brick, block and stone mason while he attended Mesa Community College. He met Connie Jones who quickly became his sweetheart for life. Chuck and Connie have been happily married for over 31 years. They now have five beautiful children.
Chuck worked twelve years in the family business as a mason, foreman and superintendent. Fulfilling his life long dream to become a Police Officer, Chuck joined the Mesa Police Department in 1990, where he served for over ten years. He served in many areas including Patrol, Community Relations, and as a Detective in the Auto Theft Unit. He served as Field Training Officer (FTO) training new officers. He also served for eight years as a intermediate Spanish translator for the department.
Chuck was particularly interested in helping kids leave the gang life which lead him to be selected to head up a youth outreach program called, Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.). He instituted and personally taught the anti-gang program in ten Mesa Public Schools junior high schools.
Chuck also served in the Mesa Police Gang Unit. and certified as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer for the Mesa Police Department. His dedication to helping troubled youth led him to work in the Police Athletics League (PAL) where he help kids stay off the streets on Friday and Saturday nights. Chuck also served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America for four and a half years.
Chuck was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002. He was appointed to the Arizona Senate in 2006 after the death of Senator Marilyn Jarrett. Later that year the voters decided he should continue serving in the Arizona Senate. Chuck served as the senator from Legislative District 19 from that time through January 2011. He was elected as Senate Majority Leader by his peers and served in that position until the end of his senate term.
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