Chad Campbell is a Phoenix native and lifelong Arizona resident. A graduate of Moon Valley High School and Northern Arizona University, Chad is in his fourth term as a State Representative and is currently the House Democratic Leader for the third consecutive year.
Chad has always put his community first. He has led the fight to keep jobs in Arizona, improve our schools, protect human rights, reform and end the expansion of private prisons, and clean up our neighborhoods by cracking down on graffiti and gang crimes. Chad has received numerous awards for his work with cities and towns, the disability community, and the press for his fight to defend free speech.
He has also been a leading voice in advocating for comprehensive tax reform that would make taxes fairer for individuals and businesses alike, and put Arizona in a much more competitive place moving into the 21st century.
Chad has repeatedly been recognized for his work on economic development issues, being named one of the “Tech Ten” Legislators of 2008, 2009, and 2010 by the Arizona Technology Council, a Public Policy Champion by the Arizona Realtors Association for 2010, a Champion of Economic Development by the Arizona Economic Development Practitioners in 2011, and receiving an Eagle for Enterprise Award from the AZ Small Business Association. Because of his leadership on economic development policy, Chad was one of the first elected officials in the country to be selected to participate in the NewDEAL Leaders of America in 2011 headed up by Maryland’s Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley.
He is one of the youngest members to serve as House Minority Leader in the history of Arizona. He is honored by this distinction and will continue to bring a vision of common sense and pragmatism to the legislative debate in 2011-2012.
Chad is also a Vice-President at Resolute Consulting and serves on the Advisory Board for the Morrison Institute of Public Policy. When not at the Capitol or working, you’ll most likely find Chad with his wife, outdoors, or at a Diamondbacks game (as if the pictures didn’t give that away). Chad’s wife, Beth, owns Boutique Solie which is located in the historic neighborhoods of Central Phoenix at 7th Avenue and McDowell.
Arizona needs strong leadership now more than ever – leadership that will stand up to the Tea Party and extremists intent on dividing Arizona. Once re-elected, Chad is committed to leading with the same principles he has always held: common sense, hard work, and putting Arizona first. He looks forward to continuing his work in the Arizona Legislature and representing District 24′s neighborhoods of Central Phoenix, East Phoenix and South Scottsdale.