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Dave Bradley's Biography

Office: State Senate (AZ) - District 10, Democratic Minority Leader

Contact Information

Arizona State Capitol Complex
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Full Name:

David 'Dave' T. Bradley




Wife: Debra; 4 Children: Brian, Nathan, Sean, Brooke

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Seattle, WA

Home City:

Tucson, AZ



MBA, University of Phoenix, 1995-1996, Grade Point Average of 3.9

MSEd, Counseling, Old Dominion University, 1978-1980, Grade Point Average of 3.9

BS, Psychology, University of Maryland, 1974-1977, Grade Point Average of 3.5

Minority Leader, Arizona State Senate, 2019-present

Senator, Arizona State Senate, District 10, 2013-present

Candidate, Arizona State Senate, District 10, 2018

Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, District 28, 2003-2011

Candidate, Arizona State Corporation Commissioner, 2010

Former Member, Education Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Health and Human Services Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Legislative Council Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Water and Energy Committee, Arizona State Senate

Chief Development Officer, La Frontera Arizona, 2012-present

Certified Behavioral Healthcare Executive, 1989-present

Certified Professional Counselor, 1984-present

Chief Executive Officer, La Paloma Family Services, 1993-2012

Administrator, Ramsey Canyon Hospital, 1986-1992

Therapist, Palo Verde Hospital, Department of Economic Security, 1980-1986

Served, United States Navy, 1972-1980

Member, Child Welfare League of America, 1995-present

Member, Tuscon Chamber of Commerce, 1992-present

Member, Arizona Community Action Association, present

Member, Operation Free, present

President, Saint Michael and All Angels Church Arizona Community Action Association, present

Member, American Legion, present

Member, Tucson Rotary Club, 1996-2004

Member, Saint Michael and all Angels Vestry, 2002-2003

President, Behavioral Health Coalition, 2000-2001

Member, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, 1999-2000

President, Democrats of Greater Tucson, 1994-1998

Coach, Little League, 1980-1998

Coach, Saharo Little League, 1986-1996

Chair, Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, 1990-1994

Member, United Way Community Development, 1992-1993


2003 Freshman Representative of the Year, Arizona School Boards Association; 2003 Golden Eagle Award, Independent Insurance Agents of Arizona; 2003 Graduate of the Institute of Local Government, University of Arizona; 2004/2005 Awards of Distinction, Arizona League of Cities and Towns; 2005 Keynote speaker on Civic Duty, Project Citizen national convention, Dallas TX; 2005 Presenter on Poverty in Arizona, Democratic Leadership Committee, Columbus OH; 2005 Graduate of Conference of State Legislators Program, Colorado; 2006 Achievement Award Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Committee; 2006 University of Arizona Alumni Association. Public Service Award; 2007 Keynote speaker on Education, Arizona School Counselors' Association; 2008 I Hope Award, Arizona's Children Association; 2008 NASW Elected Official of the Year; 2009 Arizona Attorney General commendation for lifelong commitment to children; 2009/10 Keynote speaker Tucson Unified School District principals' retreats; 2010 Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Legislative Leadership Award; 2010 Named Fellow of the College of Education Old Dominion University; 2011 Champions for Children & Families, Child and Family Resources, Inc; 2013 Keynote Speaker Arizona Counselors Association State Meeting; 2014 Golden Apple Award Recipient; Awarded to those who stand up for our kids and their choice in education, by the Arizona Parents for Education; 2015 Legislator of the Year Dental Hygienists; 2016 Legislator of the Year Association of Community Health Centers; 2016 Legislator of the Year Chiropractor Association; 2016 First Things First Pima North Regional Champion for Children

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