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EAC invites community to Constitution Day Celebration

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EAC invites community to Constitution Day Celebration

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ— The entire community is invited to attend Eastern Arizona College’s annual Constitution Day Celebration at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in the College’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The free event, sponsored by the Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College (ASEAC), will feature Arizona Attorney General, Mark Brnovich, who will speak about the U.S. Constitution.

Brnovich is the son of an immigrant mother who legally emigrated from the former Yugoslavia in the 1950s to escape the horrors of communism.

His family moved to Arizona in the 1960s from Detroit, Michigan, and he attended public schools from first grade through high school. He went on to graduate cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He graduated from law school at the University of San Diego in 1991 and returned to his roots in Arizona after graduation.

Brnovich worked as prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in the Gang/Repeat Offender Unit and prosecuted many difficult and high profile cases from 1992 to 1998.

He also worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office from 1998-2003 where he represented the Arizona Department of Gaming and developed an expertise in gambling law.

He previously served as the Director of the Goldwater Institute’s Center for Constitutional Government and briefly served as a Senior Director for the Corrections Corporation of America before returning to his roots as a prosecutor and public servant.

He has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney where he prosecuted public integrity crimes.

He left the U.S. Attorney’s Office to serve the people of Arizona as the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, and was elected Arizona Attorney General in November of 2014. He was sworn in on January 5, 2015.

He and his wife, Susan, have two children who attend charter schools in Phoenix. They have two dogs and enjoy hiking, dinner with friends and family, as well as various sporting activities.

The program will include a welcome by ASEAC President Mykelti Udall and the “Star Spangled Banner” played by the EAC Gila Monster Band.

Current local and statewide elected officials and candidates for office have been invited. The officials and candidates will be available to meet with the public after the event.

“We are excited to welcome Attorney General Brnovich and all the candidates and elected officials,” said Dr. Gary Sorensen, EAC’s Dean of Students and ASEAC Adviser. “We appreciate them making a special trip to the Gila Valley to meet with our students and invite the entire community to attend as we commemorate America’s Constitution!”

For more information about EAC’s Constitution Day Celebration, contact Sorensen at (928) 428-8354.