Lee Gentry for U.S. Congress

Biography

Lee Gentry is a businessman, attorney, and certified public accountant (CPA) who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.  His professional experience includes more than a decade of working in the private sector where he held numerous leadership positions.  Mr. Gentry was a candidate in the 2008 Republican primary for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.   

He has worked for and consulted with entrepreneurs as well as managers and executives at Fortune 500 companies.  Mr. Gentry has applied his acumen to provide strategic direction as well as to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of numerous programs and departments.  He has been described as a team player who makes everyone else on the team better.           

Mr. Gentry brings a global perspective to problem solving that he honed while earning his Master of International Management (MIM) degree at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.  He understands different cultures, international diplomacy, and how elected leaders can positively influence international commerce and human rights. 

He obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  By having broad knowledge of all facets of business, Mr. Gentry is able to understand the dynamic economic environment that Americans are facing and will face.  Thus, he will work to ensure that federal legislation does not undermine the entrepreneurial spirit of citizens in the Fifth Congressional District.       

In addition, Mr. Gentry earned a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of New Mexico.  The knowledge that Mr. Gentry acquired at the School of Public Administration provides him with the insight into how the local, state, and federal government should interact.  He also learned about the important role that nonprofit organizations have and how both public sector and nonprofit leaders can work together to create synergistic solutions.  Mr. Gentry graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in finance.       

As a perpetual student of the law, Mr. Gentry has a strong understanding of the U.S. Constitution and how the Judiciary has interpreted many pieces of legislation.  He knows how important well written legislation is in order to limit regulation, secure liberty, and ensure American prosperity.  Mr. Gentry was a law practice student at the University of New Mexico’s legal clinic where he served a wide variety of low-income clients.  It was certainly one of several significant moments in his life because you don’t have to spend much time with Mr. Gentry before you realize how much he cares about those who are less fortunate than he is.         

Mr. Gentry is a trained mediator.  His skills in this area will be particularly useful while working to secure bipartisan support for innovative legislation which is necessary to move our country forward.  He acquired the skills of eliciting each person’s viewpoint in a rational way, ensuring fairness, and guiding mediations so that there could be a chance for resolution. 

As a certified public accountant, Mr. Gentry understands accounting and financial analysis which will be an asset in Washington D.C. as he works to cut wasteful spending that has hampered us with nearly 14 trillion dollars of debt.  He is also prepared to help reform our tax system so that it is easier to understand and less burdensome on taxpayers.  

Most importantly, he enjoys serving the needs of people in the community and will continue to make a positive impact in the lives of others.  It is clear that Mr. Gentry is excited to work for you as the next U.S. Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.

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