ABOUT BRET

Bret Roberts originally from Ohio loves his new home state of Arizona. Due to employment opportunities his parents moved to various states including Michigan, Minnesota and North Carolina. Bret learned many things during those moves; most of all that he wanted to set down roots and as it does for many Arizona stole his heart.

Bret and his wife Oly moved to Arizona 20 years ago, him from Ohio and her from Venezuela. Knowing they wanted to live in a place where they could feel that small town charm but be close to opportunities in the valley, they moved to Maricopa with their three children in 2009 and contributed to the population growth in 2018 when their 4thchild was born. They have gotten involved as Maricopa has grown and prospered through challenging times as at one point it was known as the poster child for the mortgage crash which preceded the great recession.  Although now grown and living on their own, their adult children previously attended Maricopa Unified School District public schools and their son is an ASU graduate. The newest arrival to the family, Olivia hasn’t started school yet, but they are looking forward to it.

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Bret and Oly have been involved from volunteering at concessions for High School football games to helping organize group motorcycle excursions since moving to Maricopa. Politically, Bret jumped in headfirst by becoming a Precinct and State Committeeman for the Republican Party. Bret wanted to take that community and political involvement to the next level and in 2013 set his sights on the office of Constable. He worked hard and in the primary he defeated a 2-term incumbent by double digits. The people of Maricopa showed they had confidence in him during the general election, he won by another double-digit margin over his Democrat opponent. Roberts worked to restructure the position and helped bring many reforms to the position. He was elected as the first Presiding Constable in the history of Pinal County.

In 2017 his term was coming to and end and although he had no primary opposition, he and Oly decided he would not seek re-election as Constable. He was working towards becoming a licensed Realtor and was looking forward to a more private life. It was then that he received a few calls asking him to consider running for the State House. After many months of research and prayer Bret and his family decided he would do it.

Roberts was elected to his first term as State Representative in Legislative district eleven in November of 2018 besting his Democratic challenger by over ten thousand votes although being outspent 2-1. Surprisingly to him he also finished in first place. As a freshman lawmaker he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Committee. He also sits on the Judiciary, Commerce, Appropriations and Joint Legislative Budget committees.

Bret has a diverse work background in mortgage financing and law enforcement. His employment with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office as Detention Officer gave him the keen sense of family and brotherhood, and his time in the mortgage industry has given him an astute attention to detail.  All of this has taught him to appreciate the sensitive nature of relating to people of all backgrounds and has finetuned his listening skills.

Past Accomplishments & Community Involvement & Credentials

  • Constable for the Pinal County Maricopa / Stanfield Precinct
  • Pinal County’s First Presiding Constable
  • Licensed Real Estate professional
  • Licensed Mortgage Loan officer
  • GOP State Delegate
  • GOP Precinct Committeeman
  • GOP State Committeeman
  • District Four Vice Chair
  • Pinal County Republican Executive Committee’s Sargent at Arms
  • Graduate of 2013 Leadership Academy
  • Maricopa Advocate Program Platinum Member
  • Past Volunteer:
    • For Our City Maricopa
    • FOR Food Bank, Maricopa
    • Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society
    • Pinal County Republican Committee
    • The Streets Don’t Love You Back

As Bret likes to say, “Your vote is your voice!” Can he count on you?