Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, assisting Mayor Gordon in a wide range of policy development initiatives. Mr. Bielecki was active in issues related to the economic development, housing, community development, Indian tribes and labor. He worked with other governmental jurisdictions including Arizona Governor Napolitano’s office, the state legislature, local governments and tribal nations and communities. Prior to serving Mayor Gordon, Mr. Bielecki served Governor Napolitano, assisting in her transition from Governor’s Hull administration.
Mr. Bielecki was a Special Assistant to Governor Jane Dee Hull, working throughout her term on a wide range of issues. He was involved with local governments, Indian policy, affordable housing, veteran’s affairs, education and labor issues. Mr. Bielecki acted in many issues as Governor Hull’s political advisor. He was Governor Hull’s negotiator with Arizona’s tribal governments, successfully negotiating Arizona’s well regarded Indian gaming compacts. These compacts created a policy and regulatory structure for tribal gaming enterprises, now generating one and half billion dollars a year for Tribal and local governments in Arizona. Mr. Bielecki also led Governor Hull’s successful efforts establishing the Arizona Department of Housing. He was also instrumental in establishing the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. Mr. Bielecki was Governor Hull’s primary advisor in developing state policy relative to local governments, dealing with both complex regulatory issues and finance issues.
Prior to joining Governor Hull’s administration Mr. Bielecki was the President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona for a decade. In that role, he directed the business, political and legislative affairs for the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, fostering the culture of community commitment among them. During his tenure as President, Mr. Bielecki obtained landmark legislation for Fire Fighters.