Pie, Principles & Policy with Arizona Freedom Caucus Member - Representative Barbara Parker!
Tuesday at 6:00 PM MST
Location details are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
Please RSVP prior to joining so we know how much Pie and Coffee to serve! Online or In-Person! The event is located at 3326 N 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 Pie is served at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm.
Plus, you will have the chance for extensive Q&A regarding any questions from during the session and what to expect for the upcoming session.
Arizona State Representative Barbara Parker Biography:
Barbara Rowley Parker is a born and raised Mesa Arizona Native! She holds a Nursing degree and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. While there she met and married her Husband, now of 40 years, James M. Parker, who is an MBA Senior Advisor with Ameriprise Financial services. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Barbara and her husband James returned to Mesa to raise their four children.
Barbara Parker has been involved in the health care industry for the last 30 years with advanced degrees in Emergency Room, Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing. While on staff at Mesa & Valley Lutheran Hospitals she worked in preparing the community for catastrophic disaster drills and was one of the six-member surgical team that formed the unit bringing open heart medical care to East Mesa. She has taught and worked with the American Red Cross emergency & first aid response team for 10 years and has been an instructor for the American Heart Association for 15yrs. She is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Pediatric Life Support, and has worked instructing paramedic, police, and fire departments around the valley. In 2009 she participated in a 14-day women’s health initiative medical mission, back-packing into villages in the Himalayas in Eastern Nepal, partnering with USAID and the Nepali Embassy to bring humanitarian solutions to the villagers. In 2019 she completed an 18-month LDS mission as the Mesa Arizona Mission medical advisor, overseeing the health and wellbeing of 200 missionaries.
Barbara became involved with politics after surviving the 1978-1979 Islamic Revolution as a 16-year-old foreign exchange student in Iran and seeing firsthand what the loss of freedom and anarchy in Government really means. With nearly 30 years of political activism, she has served as the campaign manager for several AZ legislative and US campaigns. She is a past vice chair for her Legislative District as well as a past Chairman of the district Bylaws committee and former precinct captain. She was a national delegate for the AZ state party and serves as a political consultant. Currently as a state Lawmaker for the Arizona House of Representatives, she is ALSO, a precinct committee member and a state committeeman.
Barbara is intrinsically motivated to volunteer & serve to give back to her family, church, and community by empowering others to be successful in all they do. However, because she believes that children are our greatest asset to preserving live & liberty in the world, Barbara put her career on hold to raise her four children and has enjoyed being an active part of their education.
She has been elected two times as president of the PTO and Academic Boosters at Red Mountain High School and Shepherd Jr. High and has served on the Board of the Mesa Public School Superintendents Improvement Advisory Council, as a parent advocate for the Quality Schools Committee, and served on the board as public relations director for the East Valley Children’s Theater. Barbara has been a large event coordinator for the last 15 years and is frequently requested as a guest speaker.
Pro-Life issues are a major cause for her, and she was honored to be a past communications liaison for the AZ East Valley Pro Life Alliance. Currently she is a member of the Mesa, AZ, and National Republican Women’s political Organization. She is a member of the Mesa Historical Society, the American Nurses Service Organization, former architectural board of the Alta Mesa Estates HOA, a BSA counselor, and a PADI open water Scuba diver. And is very proud to say she is “Wood Badge” trained.
Barbara (currently) is on staff as a on-call instructor for the Church Educational System (CES) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Arizona State University (ASU) and has been with the LDS Seminary and Institute program of CES for the last 15 years.
Barbara had a resounding victory in both the primary and general 2022 election and is your Representative for Legislative District #10, serving North-East Mesa. At this time, she is the Vice Chairman of Health and Human Services, on the Natural Resources, Energy and Water committee as well as Appropriations. She is grateful to have been able to get three key pieces of legislation signed into law this year and has the highest ratio of dropped/passed bills of any freshman in the house – all bipartisan and constituent driven.