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Adam Kwasman (born October 28, 1982) is an American economic consultant and a Republican former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2013 to 2015. Kwasman ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress in 2014. He lives in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Early life and education

Kwasman was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He earned his bachelor's degree (Cum Laude) from Tulane University and master's degree in Economics from George Mason University.

Kwasman worked at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and interned on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Jim Kolbe.

Kwasman worked in the United Kingdom for the RAND Corporation, assisting in their research of Islamic terrorism while studying at the Institute for Economics and Politics, a study abroad program in Cambridge, England.

In 2009, Kwasman founded his own economic consulting firm advising both private companies and political clients.[1]

Politics

Kwasman was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. He served as the Vice Chairman on the Ways and Means Committee and also sat on the Appropriations and Commerce Committees.

2014 congressional campaign

In 2014, Kwasman sought the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress in Arizona's 1st congressional district. He was defeated in the primary by Andy Tobin and Gary Kiehne.[2]

Policy positions

Kwasman was given a 100% rating by the American Conservative Union in 2014. [3] In 2013, Kwasman was rated "Hero of the Taxpayer" by Americans for Prosperity. [4]

Personal life

Kwasman volunteers teaching economics to high school students through the Junior Achievement program.[5] In August 2014, Kwasman revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer a year prior.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Member Page". Azleg.gov. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  2. ^ Pallack, Becky (2014-08-27). "Tobin takes lead in tight CD1, Kwasman concedes". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "ACU Rating.". votesmart.org. Retrieved 2016-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Arizona AFP 2013 Ranking" (PDF). Americans for Prosperity. Retrieved 2016-07-11. 
  5. ^ "Adam Kwasman – State Representative - About". Adamkwasman.com. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  6. ^ Sanders, Rebekah (August 14, 2014). "GOP candidate Kwasman reveals he has cancer". AZCentral. Retrieved August 22, 2014.