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  Rick Renzi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rick Renzi was born to an Italian-American family [1] in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
Renzi graduated from Buena High School and was educated at Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in criminal justice in 1980 and The Catholic University of America with a J.D. in 2002.
Renzi was reelected by a 59 percent to 36 percent margin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rick_Renzi   (1562 words)

Republican Rep. Rick Renzi, who was elected over disorganized Democratic opposition in 2002, is preparing for a fight to hold his seat against Democrat Paul Babbitt, the brother of Bruce Babbitt -- Arizona's former governor and secretary of the interior in the Clinton administration.
Renzi won the district with 49 percent of the vote in 2002.
In fund-raising, Renzi is in the lead, having raised $1.9 million and had $505,000 on hand as of October 13, 2004, according the Federal Election Commission reports.
edition.cnn.com /ELECTION/2004/special/house/arizona.html   (735 words)

 Rick Renzi refuses to follow script   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Renzi had barely defeated what was perceived to be a weak Democratic candidate in 2002.
Renzi's been a disappointment to those who believe that the Republican Party should be the party of fiscal restraint.
Renzi's explanation of his vote in favor of the Medicare prescription drug benefit, which added a huge unfunded liability to a program already financially unsustainable, was telling.
www.azcentral.com /news/opinions/columns/articles/1024robb24.html   (759 words)

 The Reek of Republican Rick Renzi
Rick Renzi is a Republican multi-term incumbent in the U.S. House of Representatives who represents Arizona's first district.
Renzi has years of experience running congressional campaigns, and so it is unlikely that his violations of election laws were the result of mere mistakes.
Rick Renzi not only has highly suspicious dealings with corporations, he also has demonstrated a lack of compassion, foresight, and fiscal responsibility in his stewardship of the federal budget.
www.irregulartimes.com /renzireeks06.html   (769 words)

 Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.
Renzi was the first to address about 50 people gathered for the $50-a-plate buffet dinner at The Property Conference Center, and he emphasized his commitment to serving the needs of the rural communities in District 1, calling attention to what he termed misuse of the Endangered Species Act.
Renzi said that he intended to prevent such cases from happening by helping to enact legislation that would prevent petitions from going through the court without sound scientific basis.
Renzi noted that the extreme use of the Endangered Species Act without reason is a mark of the past, and added that the nation is lucky to have a common-sense, mainstream conservationist in Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, the first woman in 153 years to represent the Interior Department.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=5401484&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=68561&rfi=6   (813 words)

 Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.
Renzi attributes the financial problems to oversights and bank errors, but as he campaigns to keep one of the most competitive seats in the nation, a political expert says his personal financial record could become a liability for the Republican congressman.
Renzi's case was assigned to Phoenix attorney Rex C. Anderson, who scheduled a public auction on the steps of the Coconino County Courthouse in Flagstaff on June 12, 2003, according to public documents.
Renzi declined to be interviewed by The Associated Press and wouldn't answer written questions submitted on the topic.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=11081956&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=68561&rfi=6   (938 words)

 Beyond DeLay :: 13 Ethically Challenged Members of Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rick Renzi (R-AZ) is a second-term Member of Congress, representing the 1st district of Arizona.
Renzi's ethics issues stem from the illegal financing of his 2002 congressional campaign and from legislation he sponsored that benefitted his father.
Should the FEC ever engage in an enforcement action, the worst Rep. Renzi is likely to suffer is a fine -#8211; a small penalty to pay once elected to federal office.
www.beyonddelay.org /summaries/renzi.php   (801 words)

 Cheney boosts Renzi's coffers
Renzi spokesman Joseph Brenckle said afterward that Renzi "is holding back a little" on endorsing the plan because the fund's solvency should be the first concern.
Renzi spent $2.1 million, a state record for a congressional race, in the campaign.
Renzi is still carrying $350,000 in debt from his 2002 campaign, but proceeds from the Cheney event cannot be applied to it, Willems said.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/local/articles/0507cheney07.html   (585 words)

 WJLA - Cheney Gives Speech at Ariz. Fundraiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Renzi's aides said at least 220 people attended the invitation-only reception at the Camelback Inn and more than $205,000 was raised.
Renzi, who is serving his second term in Arizona's sprawling 1st Congressional District, was considered vulnerable early last year but easily beat Coconino County Supervisor Paul Babbitt in the fall.
Renzi was elected in 2002 to serve as the first congressman from the rural Arizona district, which was created after the 2000 Census.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0505/226477.html   (321 words)

Rick Renzi is focused on taxes and issues that affect the rural parts of Arizona.
In the same vein, Renzi wants to reform education by opposing federal mandates on local schools and allowing Arizona schools to decide on how they want to spend their money.
Renzi supports the right to bear arms and is a life member of the National Rifle Association.
www.usatoday.com /news/politicselections/CandidateProfile.aspx?ci=1118&oi=H   (234 words)

 The case of Rick Renzi: the result of a purchased political office
Rick Renzi says no. He has lent his official support to H.R., which would deny federal funding to school districts that choose to make contraception available to high school students.
Rick Renzi doesn't trust judges or juries of citizens to decide these cases.
Instead, Rick Renzi has lent his support to legislation that prohibits citizens from bringing gun manufacturers to account via civil legal action.
irregulartimes.com /renzi.html   (1104 words)

 Rick Renzi News
Rick Renzi News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Border security hearing Rick Renzi was part of the recent border security hearing at Buena high.
Some highlights: Rick Renzi's immigration solutions are called the "Red Zone Defense" and "Blitzing the Quarterback".
www.topix.net /us-house/rick-renzi   (588 words)

 Sabato's Crystal Ball - 2004 House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Two years ago, Grand Canyon State Democrats were left reeling when wealthy Republican Rick Renzi, a conservative firebrand with a questionable political resume, emerged from a crowded GOP primary field and proceeded to narrowly defeat George Cordova, a weak Democratic nominee whose failed business ventures became the subject of a relentless national GOP ad barrage.
While Republicans point to Renzi's incumbency and some inroads he's made among Native American voters, national Democrats have pegged the race a prime takeover opportunity and see in Babbitt a credible challenger who will finally have the resources to paint Renzi as too conservative for this swing seat.
As the Crystal Ball predicted, Republican Rick Renzi won reelection with 59 percent of the vote.
www.centerforpolitics.org /crystalball/2004/house/?state=AZ   (309 words)

 CQPolitics.com - AZ 1: Navajo Outreach, Deep Coffers Give Renzi a Boost
Renzi’s success is at least partly attributable to the congressman’s inroads to the Navajo population, which traditionally votes almost exclusively Democratic.
Renzi’s high level of support among the district’s American Indians, has effectively cut off the Democrats’ best advantage — one they hoped Jackson, himself a Navajo, would be able to counteract.
Renzi, a wealthy businessman who benefited from big fundraising advantages in his first two House campaigns, raised $900,000 in 2005 and had $600,000 in the bank as of Dec. 31.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/03/az_1_navajo_outreach_deep_coff.html   (700 words)

 Rep. Rick Renzi, Former PIA Member, Says He Wouldn't Be in Congress Without PIA - PIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) told attendees at the PIA Federal Legislative Summit that he decided to enter politics because of his experiences as a member of PIA.
Renzi was a property/casualty agent and a member of PIA of Virginia and D.C. He said his first taste of the political process was attending a PIA Federal Legislative Summit.
Renzi said PIA members make an important investment in the success of their agencies when they pay their dues to PIA.
www.pianet.com /NewsCenter/BizPolitics/4-11-06-5.htm?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublis...   (270 words)

 NRCC: National Republican Congressional Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rick Renzi is a successful small businessman and family man with a true loyalty to Arizona and its citizens.
At 39, Rick enrolled at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. While earning a dual degree in law and public policy and receiving his jurist doctorate in May 2002, Rick worked with members of the Arizona congressional delegation to help with legislation important to Arizona.
Rick serves on the board of Goodwill in Flagstaff, participates as a committee member of the Diablo Trust, a member of Flagstaff Rotary, the Flagstaff Chamber, the Greater Flagstaff Economic Council, and the Flagstaff Sons of the American Legion.
www.nrcc.org /cgi-data/spotlight/files/9.shtml   (261 words)

 GOPUSA - News
Renzi, who represents Congressional District 1, is serving his first term in the House.
Renzi has quickly emerged as a true friend of the Republican platform and the conservative cause, supports the pro-life position and is receiving solid ratings from conservative watchdog organizations.
Renzi will begin a Roundtable session at noon, to be followed by a VIP reception, photo session and luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
www.gopusa.com /arizona/news/RoveRenzi.shtml   (298 words)

 Arizona Republican Party :: Elected Officials
Renzi and his teammates from that championship team were elected to NAU’s Hall of Fame.
Rick realized his passion for public service and decided to prepare himself to serve our country as an elected official.
Congressman Renzi and his wife Roberta are the proud parents of twelve children, seven boys and five girls.
www.azgop.org /Officials/Default.aspx?SectionId=8   (248 words)

 NRCC: National Republican Congressional Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The son of U.S. Army Major General Gene Renzi, Ret., (two star), Rick Renzi was born and raised in rural Arizona.
In May 2002, Renzi received his Juris Doctorate, with a dual certificate in law and public policy, from the Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C., and then returned to Arizona and committed himself to campaigning full time for Congress.
Renzi is active in his community, sitting on the board of the Flagstaff Goodwill and participating in such local organizations as the Flagstaff Rotary, the Flagstaff Chamber, the Greater Flagstaff Economic Council, and the Flagstaff sons of the American Legion.
www.nrcc.org /nrcccontents/freshmen/az01.shtml   (215 words)

 Liberal group puts Renzi on 'most corrupt' list - CREW
Renzi's office dismissed the CREW report, saying the group is biased against Republicans and conservatives.
Renzi has had to file and re-file updated and corrected campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission.
Renzi's rural Arizona congressional district is the state's most competitive federal contest and includes Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation, Payson, Prescott and Florence.
www.citizensforethics.org /press/pressclip.php?view=683   (485 words)

 Negative ads boost Renzi lead [AZ-01]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Renzi had $207,883 on hand as of Sept. 30, while Cordova had $74,820 remaining then, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Renzi "had this one" (as just about any GOP nominee would've) as soon as the Dems nominated the most left-wing candidate in their primary (this was NOT who they wanted, especially not a leftist Hispanic in a Pinto Democrat seat).
Renzi is a moderate, his district is not the district that Bob Stump represented.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-gop/773638/posts   (1175 words)

 OurCongress.org :: Arizona 1st District
However, this aid does not seem to be hurting Renzi, who got 51% of the vote in a recent Northern Arizona University poll, maintaining the same 11-point advantage over Babbitt which he held in April.
Editors note: While Rick Renzi has only been in Congress for a short period of time, he has already amassed a record that any right-wing Conservative Republican would be proud of.
Why Rick Renzi Must Go He voted for two tax cuts for the wealthy, which collectively, and in addition to the Republican Congress' mismanagement of the budget, have led to the nation's largest-ever budget deficits.
www.ourcongress.org /race/az01   (1465 words)

 Renzi Welcomes Future Funding for Forest Health Projects - Land Use Issues at Off-Road.com for March 2004
Congressman Renzi opened up questioning during the hearing regarding the available funding for hazardous fuels reduction programs, asking for, "...confirmation that the amount allocated would be adequate to complete important fuels reduction projects." Undersecretary Rey verified that there will be enough money to meet all NEPA ready projects in 2005.
Congressman Renzi commended the President's FY 2005 budget request and stressed the need for increased cooperation with local industry to complete badly needed forest management projects.
Renzi said, "This Congress and the Bush Administration are making positive steps toward reducing the threat of wildfire in our rural communities.
www.off-road.com /land/renzi_forest_health.html   (419 words)

 Rick Renzi, United States Congressman
Renzi Secures Funding for Blood Alcohol Testing Equipment for Navajo Nation...
Renzi, Rural AZ Education Leaders Launch No Child Left Behind Congressional Advisory Council...
Browse photos of Congressman Rick Renzi at numerous events serving the First Congressional District of Arizona.
www.rickrenzi.com   (202 words)

 New House Members =TheHill.com=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Restaurant owner Republican Rick Renzi won 52 percent of the vote in the newly created 1st District of Arizona to defeat Democrat George Cordova and Libertarian Ed Porr in a district that Democrats considered a key battleground.
Renzi already has a to-do list, starting with ousting the person in the National Republican Congressional Committee who, against Renzi’s wishes, ordered attack ads on Cordova.
To prepare himself for public service, Renzi enrolled in law school at the age of 39 to study public policy and the process of federal legislation.
www.hillnews.com /news/111302/ss_newhouse_renzi.aspx   (175 words)

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