When I ran for City Council four years ago, I promised three things:  I promised I would work to restore Glendale’s financial condition. Four years ago, Glendale was on the verge of bankruptcy. Today, Glendale is rated A+, A1, and AAA by the three largest municipal bond rating companies in A…

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Knock, knock, who is there? ... Is corruption knocking on your door?  The community wants an impartial judge … when you hear justice…think “Woolbright.”  The corrupt politicians are attempting to mislead you. It appears my opponents are now desperate for votes, so they lie to you voters and …

We sometimes refer to someone as “judgment proof.” They have many creditors chasing them with dozens of lawsuits. They keep nothing in their name, no bank accounts; they do all their business in cash. They hide their income; they do not worry about their credit rating. Why pay their creditor…

How would you like to know everything about life in just three minutes? Well, here it is — someone’s take on everything about life in three minutes. This should be interesting.  

One of my favorite movie quotes is from the movie “Lord of the Rings”: “Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I found. It is small everyday deeds of ordinary folk to keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” ~ Gandalf

There’s a crisis of integrity at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s time to elect commissioners who are willing to put ratepayers first. While the average Arizonan is working hard to keep food on the table and take care of his family, the only time he ever hears about the Arizona Co…

Sixty years ago, my dad, Virgil Tolby, told me the world was going to hell in a hand basket. He said alcohol and loose women were the cause.

The transition from high school graduate to new college student is an exciting milestone. Purchasing new electronics and moving away from home are typically part of the preparations for back to school. AAA Arizona also recommends an important step for college-bound students and their familie…

Years ago, while in the Air Force, I received an emergency notice that my father had passed away. For those of you who served our nation, you can appreciate the complications that were now presented.

Did you ever get yourself into a difficult position by boasting? Hubris has been the ruin of many a poor man, hasn’t it? Today, I would like to share with you a supposedly true happening. I did a search on the truthfulness of this happening, but I could not verify it. But, as they say in Wes…

Do you remember the movie “A Few Good Men” with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise, with its famous line “You can’t handle the truth?”

As I write this article, I’m looking at a post I put on my Facebook page last night that people are responding to like crazy. The post says: “Aha for today — If you think you have blown God’s plan for your life, God has news for you … YOU’RE NOT THAT POWERFUL.”

Over the years, I’ve volunteered in classrooms, presented to city councils and knocked on more doors than I can count. All because I know that every child in our state deserves the opportunity to receive an excellent education. This fall, Arizona voters will have the chance to show that they…

Most of us have heard about Amber Alerts. Have you heard of Silver or Blue alerts? Do you know the difference and when should you use them? Do you know what the requirements are to have them activated? Do you know how information is disseminated? Do you know what to do if you see a person wh…

At a Saturday night tent revival, the preacher announced, “Anyone with needs to be prayed over, come forward to the front at the altar.”

I met with President Donald Trump at the White House last month to discuss the crisis happening at our border. Thousands of migrants are entering our country illegally, human traffickers are exploiting women and children and illicit drugs are being smuggled in and flooding our streets. As a …

Luke Air Force Base brings many good things to our community, and the celebration of Luke Days this year brought me one of my most cherished memories: meeting and spending time with Peter MacDonald and Fleming Begaye, two of the original Navajo Code Talkers from World War II.

I was conducting an order of protection hearing in the Gila Bend court last week. The girlfriend had been issued an order of protection to prevent the boyfriend from contacting her or going to her home.

That is quite a concept, isn’t it? Sometimes, we get blinded to the fact the things we do today can affect tomorrow adversely and painfully. In other words, creating a comfortable but unwise present can sacrifice tomorrow’s future.

Negativity permeates politics at all levels these days, but there are some really good things going on right here in our hometown.

You may remember my article last week. It was about a trip my wife, father and I took a few weeks ago. Because of some spoiled plans due to a forest fire in Durango, Colo., I decided to take some “roads less traveled” to get from Durango to Phoenix.

Sitting in the courtroom the other day, the following funny story came to mind. In a trial, the prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly elderly woman, to the stand.

Last week, my wife, Becky, and my 94-year-old father took a driving trip. I had a ministry appointment in Durango, Colo. My father loves adventure. He is mentally sharp and always ready for an outing. And Becky is the road trip queen.

I think only my mom and two other friends still have flip phones; most of us now carry smart phones. One of the features that I did not particularly care for on a smart phone when they first came out was the camera. I could not imagine why I needed this on a phone. Now, I use the camera all …

Where will you retire when you retire? Most of you may not be concerned about this right now. You are young. You are middle-aged. But, someday you will be as old as I am (sigh). My ‘ed-vice’ is think about it now. Here are some options in United States cities you can retire in.

Whether your vacation takes you near or far, AAA offers travelers peace of mind with tips to keep your home safe while you’re away.

Last September, President Trump set a deadline for the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a program that temporarily protected from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. It’s now up to Congress to find a solution.

Looking to make the switch from a gasoline-powered car to an electric vehicle? You are not alone. A recent AAA survey found that interest in electric vehicles is growing, with 20 percent of Americans saying they are likely to choose an electric-powered car as their next purchase, up from 15 …

Recently, I had a request for a traffic hearing where the driver had caused an accident while changing lanes. During the hearing, the driver who caused the accident explained his vehicle was specially equipped with a feature called a “cross traffic indicator.” That feature indicates by a bee…

What do farming, herding, fishing and freeway driving have in common?

On May 7, 2018, I was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives to serve as the Congresswoman from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. I am honored to serve as your Congresswoman and I thank the voters for putting their faith and trust in me. I promise that I will work hard every day fo…

Just because something bad happens to you, it is not necessarily someone else’s fault. It might be no one’s fault, just your bad luck. We live in a sue-happy society, and if you sue, you must prove the other person was liable.Sometimes, I explain liability as, did the other person have a dut…

Years ago at my church, I shared a message called, “No Milk, No Manure.” I was tempted to call it “Poop Happens” but then backed off. Notice I didn’t use the other four-letter word I could have used.

The first week of May is considered juror appreciation week. If you have served on a jury, my personal thanks for your service to your community.

A couple Saturdays back, I asked my wife, Shirley, if she wanted to do something. She said she had not seen the Casa Grande ruins for many years.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. You are amazing.

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were shopping in the local grocery store.

Think about it, we’ve a tendency to adopt the attitudes of the people closest to us. That’s why there is a verse in the Ancient Scriptures that says, “Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.” Romans 1:12 NCV.

A gentleman called me and was very unhappy at the judge’s decision. He was mad, angry, and upset. I promised to look into his case and call him back. 

Picture this scenario: You and your family are ready to hop into your car for a road trip. Bags are packed, snacks are stocked and the GPS is set for your destination. As you start your journey, however, you are slowed down by car trouble.

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