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Timothy Jeffries for State Senate LD 23

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Timothy Jeffries

Timothy Jeffries often says he “will always be a poor, broken kid from a shattered family in East Sacramento, California” thereby underscoring the enormity of his humbling blessings. He is no saint, but he is living “The American Dream.” This is thanks to many things e.g. heroic mother, loving brothers, great education, passionate optimism, extraordinary friends, amazing mentors, hard work, successes and failures, lots of luck and immense love for others.

Jeffries is currently the Executive Chairman of CRC Surface Technologies, a national leader in metal finishing and integrated services for the aerospace and defense industry. He “grew up” professionally in the high technology industry in the Silicon Valley, and successfully impacted an array of businesses dating back to his first global executive role in 1989. Jeffries has traveled the world extensively for business and has served on numerous corporate and charity boards of directors.

Jeffries retired from private business in February 2015 to serve in the cabinet of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. For 21 transformative months, Jeffries led the Department of Economic Security (DES), the second largest state government agency and primary social services provider in Arizona. Under Jeffries’ high-energy leadership, DES employee satisfaction and morale improved an astounding 300% within 13 months. Among other notable accomplishments, Jeffries vigorously attacked fraud, waste and abuse throughout the behemoth agency and beyond in a spirited effort to give millions of hard-working taxpayers, 7,600 dedicated public servants, over 1,000 social services partners and 1.6 million Arizonans in need the social services agency they always deserved yet had never received.This extraordinary love-fueled momentum during his 633-day directorship was noted broadly, including in the National Review, and reverberates in the hearts and minds of thousands of DES colleagues and clients to this very day.

On November 3, 1981, his beloved big brother, Michael, was murdered in the Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs. Michael’s murder remains one of the most horrific homicides in the history of Colorado. The Jeffries Family endured parole hearings in 2001, 2004, 2009, 2014 with the 5thparole hearing slated for July 2018. As a result, Jeffries has been deeply involved in the crime victims' support and rights movement. His passionate volunteer service includes: former president of the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA); former national trustee of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), and former president of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims (AVCV). In 2009, Jeffries was invited by U.S. Senator Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions (R-Alabama) to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. In 2017, Jeffries was invited by U.S. Attorney General Sessions to attend the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

Jeffries earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University. At SCU, Jeffries was a walk-on, bench-riding free safety selected “Most Inspirational Player” by his football teammates. In addition, Jeffries earned a Master of Business Administration from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and was selected by his 95 global classmates to give the Class of 2003 “farewell address.” Santa Clara University and the Duke Fuqua School of Business recognized Jeffries with their highest honors for community service in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The Santa Clara “Ignatian Award” and Duke Fuqua “Leader of Consequence Award” are humble markers of his passionate commitment to serving others.

Jeffries and his wife met at Santa Clara University in 1984. Jeffries’ wife holds a Doctorate in Organization Leadership from Pepperdine University, and serves as the Headmaster of Great Hearts’ Archway Classical Academy Veritas in Phoenix, Arizona. They are both invested in the Order of Malta and annually serve the sick and dying in Lourdes, France. The Jeffries are blessed with two amazing daughters, two hilarious grandchildren and will soon adopt one or two Mastiffs.