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Patty Weiss

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Patty Weiss (D) is an Arizona TV personality, who ran for the open seat in the 8th Congressional District (AZ-08), but she lost the primary to Gabrielle Giffords, see Arizona U.S. House election, 2006.

As the first woman evening news anchor in Arizona, Patty delivered prime time newscasts at the top-rated NBC affiliate in Tucson for 30-years. This market covers the entire 8th Congressional District. A strong advocate for the mentally ill, Patty is a founding trustee of the Institute for Mental Health Research, a groundbreaking statewide collaborative effort. She is also a founding member of an advisory panel working with the University of Arizona College of Medicine as it creates the Center for Human Neurosciences and the Institute for Psychiatry and Clinical Neurology.

For many years Patty was a single parent raising two sons, so she understands the difficulties facing families in these circumstances.

Weiss has lived in Tucson since she was seven years old. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona with honors in journalism and minors in political science and economics.

In 2000, she married Dr. Alan Gelenberg, Professor and Head of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona, an internationally acknowledged scholar and, as a medical officer, a 6-year member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Together, Patty and her husband are the proud parents of five grown children.

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This page was last modified 19:34, 13 September 2006 by dKosopedia user Corncam. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Allamakee Democrat. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.


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