Pursuits of Justice: Politics by Essay
Paperback, 6x9 in, 216 pages
Wheatmark, June 2010
"David Bradley is both a poet and prophet. Pursuits of Justice is a clear window into modern-day political affairs, a brilliant collection of essays that offer us profound insight into our government and the people who make decisions for all of us. This book speaks the truth, not just about how things are, but more importantly, how things could be."
--Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
Justice is the act of giving back, restoring, or making something right. Everyone in politics is in the justice business in one form or another. Pursuits of Justice is a collection of speeches and writings completed during the course of Dave Bradley's eight-year tenure in the Arizona State House of Representatives. These writings represent Bradley's thoughts during his elective career. They are not meant to be a broad, sweeping treatise on public policy or political philosophy. Instead, Bradley hopes others may find his writings interesting and helpful in developing their own political thoughts and aspirations.
About the Author
Dave Bradley lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife, Debbie D’Amore and daughter, Brooke. He has three grown sons, Brian, Nathan, and Sean, and five grandchildren. He has been a member of the Arizona State Legislature for the last eight years, having received numerous awards for his advocacy of children and families during his legislative career. Dave is the chief executive officer of La Paloma Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit child welfare agency. A Navy veteran, he has been working in child welfare and mental health services for over thirty years, practicing as a mental health practitioner and administrator in southern Arizona. He holds degrees in management, psychology, and counseling and is often asked to speak to various groups about these topics, as well as legislative issues confronting the State of Arizona. Bradley is the author of Management by Essay a compilation of essays written to his staff over a ten-year period of time.