J. D. Hayworth

John David " J. D. " Hayworth Jr. ( born July 12, 1958 in High Point, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 1995 and 2003 he represented the sixth and from 2003 to 2007, the fifth electoral district of the State of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years and political rise

JD Hayworth visited until 1976, the High Point Central High School and then to 1980 the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he studied political science, among others. After that he worked as a radio and television journalist, especially in sports coverage. This profession he practiced first in North Carolina and later in Arizona. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party.


In 1994, Hayworth was elected for the sixth district of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. After some re- election he was able to exercise this mandate between January 1995 and January 3, 2003 3. In the following two legislative periods between January 2003 and January 3, 2007 3rd then he represented the fifth district in the U.S. Congress. There he took a conservative stance and argued for stricter immigration laws and border control better. Background were the illegal border crossings from Mexico. Hayworth hit the headlines when it turned out that his wife of his lobby group TEAM PAC received monthly payments. In addition, he was involved in a corruption scandal in the context of casinos on Indian territories; Jack Abramoff, the main character of this scandal, it made ​​payments to Hayworth and TEAM PAC. These issues contributed to being voted out in 2006.

He now works again as a television and radio journalist. With his wife Mary, whom he married in 1989, he has three children.

In 2010, Hayworth was running for the Republican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. However, he was defeated in the primaries of his party longtime incumbent John McCain.