Ex-ASU QB Walter Running for Congress
Almost a decade after leaving the Valley of the Sun with a bevy of school and conference passing records to his name, former Arizona State and NFL QB Andrew Walter is now hoping to represent the area where he starred as a collegian in Congress.
Last week, the 31-year-old Walter — who lives in Scottsdale and works as a credit analyst and MidFirst Bank and owns an eponymous business lending firm — announced last week that he plans to challenge incumbent Democrat Krysten Sinema for a Congressional seat in Arizona’s ninth district in 2014.
“It’s just a sense of duty and responsibility,” Walter, a Republican, told FOX Sports. “I’ve never served my country, I’ve never served in the military, and I think now more than ever we need serious leaders that want to offer common-sense solutions and not play politics.”
The district whose seat Walter is running for covers all of Tempe — home of ASU — as well as parts of Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Paradise Valley and Phoenix. He’s no doubt hoping that voters’ memories of him setting Sun Devil school records for career passing yards (10,617) and passing TDs (85) will pay off at the voting booth next year. Andrew Walter profile