Parker, 50, is the current mayor of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Paradise Valley lies in the heart of Congressional District Three, a place where Parker garnered a record number of votes in his initial run for office two years ago. He previously served as General Counsel of the United States Office of Personnel Management, then in the White House as Special Assistant to President George H. W. Bush. Later, Parker was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed with bipartisan support by the United States Senate, as an Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of Agriculture. A small businessman, Parker also served as a pastor for two years at a small non-denominational church in Paradise Valley. In 1988, after receiving his B.S. degree in finance from California State University, Parker received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.