CONTACTING Representative Friese
Phoenix office: 602-926-3138
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly
Network for Public Education
Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs (AZCOPS)
Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA-PAC)
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WHY I'M RUNNING
The first thing people seem to want to know is, 'You have a great career. Why would a perfectly good doctor want to serve as a legislator?'
It is precisely because I have a good career that I feel drawn to run for office. I would not be a successful surgeon and teacher today if it weren't for the excellent education I received from our public schools. I feel compelled to help make sure other young people who come from a disadvantaged background, such as mine, have the same opportunities to excel as I was given.
In addition, I have always seen my job as community service. My colleagues and I stand ready, 24-hours a day to care for the injured. We work nights, weekends, holidays. It is a service of which I am very proud.
I see running for office as a different way for me to serve my community. I've learned a great deal during my medical training, my military career and my time as a trauma surgeon. It is my hope that my experience will help me to articulate ideas and debate with colleagues to find the best solutions for Arizona.
Dr. Friese's Committee Assignments
Dr. Friese serves on the Health and Judiciary Committees.
He is the ranking Democrat on the Health Committee.
Dr. Friese's desk on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives.
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