Studies, Marquette University, Harry S. Truman Scholarship; degree in Law, University of Michigan. Co-founded an after-school programme at the Downtown Milwaukee YMCA helping fourth and fifth grade students with homework and basketball. Awarded a grant to study inner-city hidden unemployment, Milwaukee Foundation. Formerly, practiced education law, Jennings Strouss & Salmon; then with Quarles & Brady. 2001, elected to the Phoenix, Arizona, City Council; represented the sixth district for nine years; was the lead councilman bringing the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Arizona State University downtown campus and the University of Arizona Medical School to Phoenix. 2009, joined the state Attorney General's office as Deputy Attorney General; helped lead the effort to stop the funding of cartels who traffic people and drugs across the southern border; worked to protect consumers and homeowners by fighting the predatory payday lending industry and focused on eliminating mortgage fraud; also negotiated the settlement between the State of Arizona and Maricopa County to protect the future vitality of Luke Air Force Base. Since 2012, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona.