Jim Waring has been a tireless advocate for responsible government in Arizona. Jim earned a reputation during his seven years at the state Senate as a fighter of wasteful government spending, a champion of job-creating policies and a steadfast proponent of tough-on-crime public safety policies. He earned awards for this work from the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (Champion of the Taxpayer), National Federation of Independent Business (Guardian of Small Business), and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce (Senator of the Year).
In addition, Jim was recognized for his work fighting domestic violence by the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Legislator of the Year twice) and the Men's Anti Violence Network (Man of the Year). Jim was awarded the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Copper Shield Award and the National Guard Association of the United States Medal of Merit.
Jim was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and moved to Arizona over twenty years ago. He received his PhD in public administration from Arizona State University's School of Public Affairs and his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University. Prior to entering politics, Jim served on the staffs at ASU, the Arizona Board of Regents and Northern Arizona University.
Jim and his wife, Kitty, are the proud parents of twin boys.