Monday, July 12, 2010

Greg Krino withdraws from State House Race, enters State Senate for LD 28

by Jim Kelley
July 10, 2010

Southern Arizona politics has a way of taking twists and turns like a rattlesnake travelling the desert. The latest announcement by a candidate exiting a race has a twist. Greg Krino, GOP candidate for the State House of Representatives in Legislative District 28 has informed the Arizona Secretary of State that he is withdrawing from the race as a candidate for the House of Representatives. He is however beginning a write in campaign to be the GOP nominee for the State Senate. This move is sure to make Paula Aboud a little uneasy, after all she thought she was going to have a lock on re-election since no GOP challenger had come forth to date and there were no Democrats running against her. Ken Smalley has a lock on the GOP nomination for State House of Representatives for LD 28.

So who is Greg Krino? Greg grew up in Long Beach, California and graduated in 1997 from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. He spent the next 10 years on active duty as a fighter pilot in the A-10 Warthog, eventually achieving the rank of Major. Greg was initially stationed in South Korea and spent his final two tours of duty at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. He deployed three times to the Middle East and flew 31 combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan.

Greg earned a Master’s degree in International Relations while in the Air Force and separated from active duty in 2007 to attend law school at the University of Arizona. Greg has been a law clerk for the Arizona House of Representatives and for the General Counsel of the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon. Greg recently graduated from The University of Arizona College of Law earning his Juris Doctorate. [...]

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