Gila Watch Welcomes Patrick O'Malley, Contributing Editor

Patrick O'Malley is the newest member of the Gila Watch editorial team, and we are honored that he has joined us.  

Patrick is an electrical engineer with 40 years experience, mostly with Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor, as a design and application engineer. He holds four patents. He chose to emphasize time over money and retired early to grow citrus, get a license to operate public drinking water systems, and study water and the environment. His previous political experience was limited to serving on the Board of a small irrigation district. The overwhelming conservative win in the 2010 elections followed by the disappointing lack of change in government policies convinced him it was time to stop complaining and get actively involved. Patrick is a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Legislative District 12, and serves as its Treasurer.

Patrick has written the following articles of serious interest to all Arizona's citizens:  

The War on Coal: Take Action!The War on CoalIs the Power from the Navajo Generating Station too Costly for CAP? , HB2338 - Regional Water Augmentation Authorities, and Arizona's Drinking Water, CAP, NGS, and the EPA.    .