Rick Renzi

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Rep. Rick Renzi (born Fort Monmouth, New Jersey on June 11, 1958), was first elected to Congress in 2002 to and is currently serving his third term after being re-elected in 2006. Renzi serves the First Congressional District of Arizona. Amid stories of corruption, Rep. Renzi announced in August 2007 that he would not seek a fourth term in the U.S. House.



  • Buena High School, Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • B.S. (Criminal Justice), Northern Ariz. University, 1980
  • J.D., Catholic University, Washington, DC 2002

Career Highlights

2006 general election result

  • Rick Renzi (R): 88,760 52% (hw) (cw)
  • Ellen Simon (D): 75,257 44% (cw)
  • David B. Schlosser (L): 8,272 5% (cw)



  • born June 11, 1958; Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • Son of retired Army Maj. Gen., former Canadian Football League tackle, and Executive VP of post-war Iraq contractor ManTech, Gene Renzi
  • Married, father of 12 children (7 boys, 5 girls)
  • Was captain of his college football team

Fun Facts!

  • Spent $436,590 of his own money to win his first election[2]
  • Life member of the NRA
  • Owns an insurance business that sells coverage to almost all the Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the U.S. and Canada
  • At the time of his election to the 108th Congress, hadn't lived in his new district for nearly 20 years
  • Named one of the "13 Most Corrupt" legislators in Congress by Citizens for Ethics and Responsiblity in Washington (CREW)[3]

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