David Schweikert
David Schweikert
Candidate, U.S. House Arizona District 1
Republican
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David Schweikert is serving his fifth term in the United States Congress. He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, and serves as the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Prior to his service on the Ways and Means Committee, David served on the House Committee on Financial Services.
David also sits on the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, Co-Chairs the Valley Fever Task force with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and is the Republican Co-Chair of both the Blockchain Caucus, the Tunisia Caucus and the Caucus on Access to Capital and Credit.
Among his legislative accomplishments, David was instrumental in authoring and passing the JOBS ACT into law. The bill was signed by the President in April 2012. Having previously served as Chairman of the EPA Oversight Subcommittee on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee; David championed key reforms such as the Secret Science Reform Act, which has passed the House of Representatives.
A national leader on tribal policy, David draws on a unique background working with Arizona’s tribal communities on important priorities. He is always eager to take on a technical challenge.
As a strong advocate for efficiencies in the 21st Century economy, David collaborates with entrepreneurs and innovators in Arizona and around the world on ways to increase trade and drive economic growth. David is the co-chair of the Blockchain Caucus, and has championed technological innovations as the solution to the problems of over-burdensome government regulations.
As Treasurer of Maricopa County, David was responsible for protecting billions of dollars of taxpayer money.
One of his great successes was earning 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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