Bachelor, University Arizona, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Arizona, 1975.
Advisor United States Sentencing Commission. Special assistant attorney general State of Arizona, 1983-1990. Special counsel Arizona State House Republican Caucus, 1991-1992.
Private practice; member United States Congress from 4th Arizona District, Washington, 1995—2003, United States Congress from 3rd Arizona District, Washington, 2003—2011. Chairman Republican Study Committee (Royal Society of Chemistry ), 2001—2003, United States House Republican Policy Committee, Washington, 2005—2006. Senior fellow Goldwater Institute for Public Policy, Phoenix, since 2011.
Visiting Distinguished Fellow The Heritage Foundation, Washington, since 2011. Distinguished Fellow Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, since 2011. Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Phoenix, since 2011.
Member Victims Bill of Rights Task Force, 1989-1990. Member Fiscal Accountability and Reform Efforts Committee, 1991-1992. Counsel Arizonian's for Wildlife Conservation, 1992.
Chairman Proposition 108-Two-Thirds Tax Limitation Initiative, 1992.
Republican Party Ballot Security chairman, 1982. Active Corbin for Attorney General, 1982-1986. Republican Precinct committeeman.
Chairman Arizona Republican Caucus, 1985-1987. Chairman Arizona Lawyers for Bush-Quayle, 1988. Member steering committee, surrogate speaker Jon Kyl for Congress, 1988-1992.
Former president Crime Victim Foundation. Founding director Goldwater Institute Public Policy. Chairman Arizona Juvenile Justice Advisory Council.
Member advisory board Salvation Army. Member vestry Christ Church of Ascension, 1989-1991. Member class II Valley Leadership.
Board directors Arizona State University Law Society. Member of State Bar Arizona.
Married Shirley Leuck. Children: Courtney, Stephen.