Arizona Attorney General

This friendly man in the blue shirt and red tie is none other than Arizona Attorney General, Mr. Terry Goddard. Born in Tucson, Goddard grew up in the political world, as his late father, Sam Goddard was Governer of Arizona from 1965 to 1967. After receiving a degree in history from Harvard University, he attended law school at Arizona State and went on to serve four terms as the mayor of Phoenix from 1984 to 1990. In 1989, Goddard was named the “Municipal Leader of the Year” by City and County Magazine.

As the Attorney General, Goddard is the chief legal advisor to the state government, as well as the chief law enforcement officer. According to his website, Goddard is committed to promoting justice, upholding the law and safeguarding the environment and economy.

Goddard is also very concerned about fighting cyber crime, dealing with drug manufacturers and the abuse of their products, as well as leading the fight against meth creation and usage in our state.

Elected in 2003, Goddard is in his second four year term, and will be up for re-election if he so choses in 2011.

If you would like to visit Terry Goddard, you can stop by his office, located at 1275 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. Also, you can visit the Tucson office, located at 400 W. Congress, South Bldg, Suite 315.

In 2006, Goddard and Utah AG Mark Shurtleff, worked to bring down Warren Jeffs, one of the FBI’s top 10 most wanted and the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints. Jeffs faces felony charges in both Arizona and Utah, including two counts of being an accomplice of to rape a 14-year-old girl.

In State v. Mickey Rosenquist, the defendant was convicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine for sale as well as for the equipment and chemicals to manufacture the drug. Rosenquist was also charged with possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

In 2006, Attorney General Goddard and his Community Services Program (CSP) hosted 12 Shred-a-thons across Arizona. These free events educated Arizona citizens on ways to prevent identity theft. Attendees are encouraged to bring old bills, tax returns, medical records and other documents to be shredded up in to a million little pieces.

Much more information about Terry Goddard and the work he has done over the past fiscal year can be found in the 2007 Annual Report.

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