David Schweikert (D-AZ-5)
Arizona District 5
David Schweikert, Biography from House.gov
Biography of Congressman David Schweikert
David Schweikert has been a lifelong Arizona advocate. He was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and attended Arizona State University where he earned a BA degree in finance and real estate and his MBA in 2005.
David is serving his first term in the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona’s 5th district. He serves on the Financial Services Committee.
Prior to being elected to the 112th Congress, David served as Treasurer of Maricopa County in 2004. As Treasurer of one of the largest counties in the United States, David was responsible for protecting billions of taxpayer dollars and earning over $300 million in investment income while never showing a deficit despite a tough economic environment.
While serving as Treasurer, David created and executed programs to assist Arizona homeowners. He worked to make the tax system easier to use and understand as well as assisting low income, elderly residents. He also dramatically reduced mortgage delinquencies by personally contacting hundreds of homeowners who were unaware of deed issues affecting them.
David first became a public servant in 1991, when he was elected to serve in the Arizona State House representing his hometown, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. There, he sponsored one of the largest tax cuts in Arizona history, fought pork barrel spending, reduced the size of Arizona government, and passed tough ethics reforms. He led landmark Second Amendment and school choice legislation and gained recognition as an advocate for taxpayers and reforming the legislative process. Due to David’s strong leadership in these areas, his colleagues elected him to a leadership position where he ushered in two of the shortest and most successful legislative sessions in Arizona history.
David was heralded by The Arizona Republic for his work serving Arizonans in both the state legislature and as Treasurer. David is an advocate for taxpayers, a legislative reformer, and a small business owner who understands fiscal responsibility.
David and his wife Joyce reside in Fountain Hills with their famous Wheaten Terrier, Charlie, and two cats. Together, David and Joyce run a real estate business. Joyce also serves as administrator of a surgical center in downtown Scottsdale. They attend Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church. David has traveled extensively throughout India, East Asia and Eastern Europe and enjoys hiking the mountains of Arizona.
Biography from Shweikert for Congress
As Treasurer of Maricopa County, David was responsible for protecting billions of dollars of taxpayer money. One of his great successes wasearning over 300 million dollars in investment income while never taking a loss during a volatile bond market.
Knowing that his policies affect four million residents, he executed a program to improve customer service, making the tax system easier to use and understand. While Treasurer, he dramatically reduced delinquencies by improving operations and personally contacting hundreds of home owners who were unaware of deed issues affecting them. Understanding David’s strengths, The Arizona Republic recognized David’s ‘Knack for figures’ when they endorsed him for the Treasurer’s office.
“By redesigning tax bills and the Treasurer’s website, David made it easier for taxpayers to know where their money was going as well as providing them a variety of new payment options. As Treasurer, David established a fund to assist low income, elderly home owners by collecting an interest arbitrage that had previously gone uncollected.”
Prior to being elected County Treasurer, David represented Scottsdale/Fountain Hills in the Arizona State House of Representatives where he was recognized as an advocate for taxpayers and reforming the legislative process. Due to David’s strong leadership in these areas, his colleagues elected him to a leadership position, ushering in two of the shortest and most successful legislative sessions in history.
David also chaired the State Board of Equalization where he oversaw billions of dollars in valuation and tax protests from Arizona citizens and businesses.
David holds an MBA from the ASU WP Carey Executive Program and received a BA from the ASU School of Business with a focus in finance and real estate. David has traveled extensively throughout India, East Asia and Eastern Europe.
David and his wife Joyce reside in Fountain Hills where together they run a real estate business. They attend Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church.
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