“Arizona has over 100,000 active and abandoned mines. As Mine Inspector, my job is to keep you safe.”
– Mine Inspector Paul Marsh

Mine Inspector Paul Marsh’s Priorities

Accountability

Accountability

As your Mine Inspector, I never forgot who I work for you—You! I am accountable to keep the people of Arizona safe by fairly and consistently inspecting the mining industry to make sure operators follow the rules.

Integrity

Integrity

Government should be straightforward, honest, and transparent—both to citizens and members of industry. I do not believe in backroom deals or hiding the truth, even when the truth might be hard to hear.

Protecting Arizona

Protecting Arizona

The rules enforced by the Arizona State Mine Inspector protect mine workers, mine operators, and the general public alike. All mines must follow the standards set in state law and held responsible when violations occur.

Meet Paul Marsh

Meet Paul Marsh

Prior to becoming the Arizona State Mine Inspector, Paul worked for over 25 years in the mining industry with a specialized focus in safety operations, including 13 years in safety management.

Paul’s expertise in heavy equipment operations and safety operations began during a seven-year period of service with the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was honorably discharged in 1997.

Paul lives in the Glendale/Peoria area with his wife Laura and is the proud father of three and grandfather of two.