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Jon Hulburd grew up in the West and, along with is college sweetheart, Carrie, raised five children in Phoenix, Ariz. He is a businessman and an attorney whose work has taken him from Capitol Hill to a partnership in a major Arizona law firm (Fennemore Craig, P.C.). Perhaps most significantly, Jon has spent his adult life working to improve the circumstances of the people around him.
Jon earned a B.A. in Political Science & Philosophy at Colorado College. While working as a Legislative Aide to Senator Gary Hart (D Colorado), he also earned an M.A. in International Studies from George Washington University. He then received a J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School before moving to Arizona in the mid 1980s.
In 2010, Jon also ran for Congress in Arizona’s 3rd district (Phoenix). What at first appeared to be a safe Republican seat turned into one of the most watched races in the country. His fiscal conservatism and progressive positions on social issues made him popular with Republicans and Independents as well as his fellow Democrats.
Jon now focuses much of his time making a difference in his community. He believes some of his best work has been in the not-for-profit sector. He donated his legal skills to the Golden Gate Community Center in Phoenix (a Head Start facility serving the Latino community of South Phoenix) where he served as Chairman of the Board, and over a decade of service to All Saints’ Episcopal Day School where he also served as Chairman. Jon currently serves as Chairman on the Phoenix Art Museum’s Board of Trustees.
He is also a “Lifebird” in the Phoenix Thunderbirds (hosts of the PGA Phoenix Open). “Our original mission has always been to promote our home, the Valley of the Sun,” Hulburd says. “We still do that, even as our home has grown to be the fifth largest city in the country.” Hulburd is currently on the Board of Directors for New Way Academy (a private school for kids with learning differences), the MVP Foundation(serving at-risk middle-school boys) and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he is also a past Chairman.