|Phoenix City Council, District 2|
September 7th, 2011
|Preceded by||Bryan Jeffries|
|Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 7th district
January 2003 – February 2010
|Succeeded by||Ed Bunch|
Downers Grove, Illinois
|Alma mater||Arizona State University
Northern Illinois University
A Republican, he represented State Legislative District 7, covering parts of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree. First elected in 2002, Waring was re-elected by large majorities in 2004, 2006 and 2008. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008, and ran for Congress in 2010.
During his time at the legislature, Waring was known for his work on veterans issues (selected American Legion Legislator of the Year, National Guard Association of Arizona Senator of the Year three times, presented the Copper Shield award by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame and awarded the Medal of Merit by the National Guard Association of the United States), his fiscal conservatism (selected Champion of the Taxpayer, Guardian of Small Business by NFIB and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senator of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and efforts to protect victims of domestic violence. He was Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman of the Senate Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
A native of Downers Grove, Illinois, he received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, as well as a M.A. in Political Science, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Ph.D in Public Administration from Arizona State University, having written a dissertation on education finance. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Phoenix City Council
Campaign for Congress 2010
Following the announcement that John Shadegg would not stand for re-election in 2010, Waring resigned his State Senate seat to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Waring lost in a 10-candidate Republican primary on August 24 to Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, by 4.5% or roughly 3,500 votes out of over 79,000 votes cast. 
Arizona State Senate
Phoenix City Council, District 2
Congress, Arizona's 3rd Congressional District
Arizona State Senate, District 7
|DEM||John B. Vannucci||22,814||32.99%|
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