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TABLE OF CONTENTS

11

House members phones & assistants....................................................................................... 2


House officers & principal staff................................................................................................. 3
Senate members phones & assistants......................................................................................6
Senate officers & principal staff .............................................................................................. 7
House standing committee rosters............................................................................................9
Senate standing committee rosters.........................................................................................14
House members biographical sketches....................................................................................18
Seating chart House......................................................................................................... 44
Seating chart Senate........................................................................................................ 45
Senate members biographical sketches.................................................................................. 46
House party caucuses.............................................................................................................60
Senate party caucuses............................................................................................................ 62
Joint Committee on Capital Review......................................................................................... 63
Joint Legislative Audit Committee........................................................................................... 63
Joint Legislative Budget Committee........................................................................................ 64
Legislative Council.................................................................................................................. 64
Members faxes...................................................................................................................... 65
Legislators by district............................................................................................................. 67
Endorsements House........................................................................................................ 68
Endorsements Senate.......................................................................................................69
State executive officers.......................................................................................................... 70
Members of Congress............................................................................................................. 76
Contact email & addresses House..................................................................................... 80
Contact email & addresses Senate................................................................................... 83
Arizona News Service staff...................................................................................................... 84
INDEX OF LISTINGS
House
Biographical sketches..............................................................................................................18
Chief Clerk & staff.................................................................................................................... 5
Committee research analysts.................................................................................................... 4
Committee rosters....................................................................................................................9
Fax numbers........................................................................................................................... 65
Legislative Broadcast Center/AZCapitol TV............................................................................... 5
Majority staff............................................................................................................................ 4
Members by district................................................................................................................ 67
Minority staff............................................................................................................................ 4
Officers phones & assistants.................................................................................................... 3
House party caucuses.............................................................................................................60
Representatives phones & assistants....................................................................................... 2
Rules Committee staff.............................................................................................................. 5
Seating Chart.......................................................................................................................... 44
Security ................................................................................................................................... 5
Senate
Biographical sketches............................................................................................................. 46
Committee research analysts.................................................................................................... 8
Committee rosters...................................................................................................................14
Fax numbers...........................................................................................................................66
Majority staff............................................................................................................................ 7
Members by district................................................................................................................ 67
Minority staff............................................................................................................................ 7
Officers phones & assistants.................................................................................................... 7
Resource Center....................................................................................................................... 8
Rules Committee staff.............................................................................................................. 8
Seating Chart.......................................................................................................................... 45
Security.................................................................................................................................... 8
Senate party caucuses............................................................................................................ 62
Senate Secretary & staff........................................................................................................... 8
Senators phones & assistants..................................................................................................6

PHONES

HOUSEPHONES STAFF
ARIZONA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1700 W. Washington, Phoenix 85007
HOUSE MEMBERS PHONES & ASSISTANTS
(For members biographical sketches, see Pg. 18)
(For House caucus lists, see Pg. 60)

MEMBER
ASSISTANT
PHONE ROOM DIST PARTY

[(602) 926-]
ACKERLEY
Tracey Gardner
3077
127
2
R
J. ALLEN
Sierra Orozco
4916
131 15
R
ALSTON
Daniel Briggin
5829
330 24
D
ANDRADE
Neomy Tenorio
3130
125 29
D
BARTON
April Riggins
4129
114
6
R
BENALLY
Connie Dow
3079
121
7
D
BOLDING
Cindy Narvaez
3132
116 27
D
BORRELLI
Jennifer Burns
5051
113
5
R
BOWERS
Shannon Rivington 3128
309 25
R
BOYER
Jackie ODonnell
4173
129 20
R
BROPHY MCGEE Sarah Griffith
4486
304 28
R
CAMPBELL
Tina Fairbanks
3124
345
1
R
CARDENAS
Kat Clark
3014
122 19
D
CARTER
Sandy Kelley
5503
303 15
R
CLARK
Susan Nelson
3108
115 24
D
COBB
Renee Padilla
3126
335
5
R
COLEMAN
Kim Gammill
3160
306 16
R
ESPINOZA
Susan Nelson
3134
118 19
D
FANN
Adrian Luth
5874
316
1
R
E. FARNSWORTH Jan Mullenaux
5735
225 12
R
FERNANDEZ
Michael Diaz
3098
126
4
D
FINCHEM
Renee Padilla
3122
337 11
R
FRIESE
Jasmine Snipes
3138
325
9
D
GABALDON
Cindy Narvaez
3424
117
2
D
GONZALES
Daniel Frank
3278
331
3
D
GOWAN
Becca Farmer
3312
223 14
R

Sue Adams
3487
GRAY
Andrea Allen
5993
224 21
R
HALE
Melissa Upshaw
4323
323
7
D
KERN
Mark Townsend
3102
341 20
R
LARKIN
Melissa Upshaw
5058
318 30
D
LAWRENCE
Kim McHatton
3095
339 23
R
LEACH
Mark Townsend
3106
342 11
R
LIVINGSTON
Barbara Phillips
4178
207 22
R
LOVAS
Weston Sims
3297
110 22
R
MACH
Paula Peyerl
3398
329 10
D
MCCUNE DAVIS Daniel Briggin
4485
333 30
D
MENDEZ
Connie Dow
4124
120 26
D

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Susan Hite
Barbara Wellman
Abby Selvey
Jana Babel
Tracey Gardner
Riley Weber
Michael Diaz
Heather Covert
Kat Clark
Angela Diaz
Carmen Velarde
Tina Fairbanks
Iris McMahon
Daniel Frank
Patty Wisner
Carolyn Berta
Meg Reilly
Jackie Wright
Marshall Pimentel
Neomy Tenorio
Kim McHatton
Ana Lopez

4481
3037
5894
5955
3140
5288
3002
4136
4334
5761
3073
3104
5549
4171
3012
4321
5219
4467
4480
3144
3092
3300

308
320
313
208
128
204
123
312
119
226
322
344
222
332
112
205
130
302
111
124
338
321

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28
13
13
18
25
4
12
26
8
27
21
18
3
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14
6
16
23
29
17
10

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HOUSE OFFICERS & PRINCIPAL STAFF


HOUSE OFFICERS
Speaker: David Gowan.................................................... (602) 926-3312
Executive Asst.: Becca Farmer...................................... (602) 926-4640
Executive Asst.: Sue Adams........................................... (602) 926-3487
Majority Leader: Steve Montenegro............................... (602) 926-5955
Administrative Asst.: Jana Babel................................... (602) 926-3247
Majority Whip: David Livingston...................................... (602) 926-4178
Administrative Asst.: Barbara Phillips........................... (602) 926-4433
Minority Leader: Eric Meyer............................................. (602) 926-3037
Administrative Asst.: Barbara Wellman........................ (602) 926-3066
Asst. Min. Leader: Bruce Wheeler................................... (602) 926-3300
Administrative Asst.: Ana Lopez ................................... (602) 926-3190
Minority Whip: Rebecca Rios........................................... (602) 926-3073
Administrative Asst.: Carmen Velarde........................... (602) 926-3272
Speaker Pro Tempore: Bob Robson............................... (602) 926-5549
Administrative Asst.: Iris McMahon............................... (602) 926-4226

PHONES

MESNARD
MEYER
MITCHELL
MONTENEGRO
NORGAARD
OLSON
OTONDO
PETERSEN
PLUMLEE
PRATT
RIOS
RIVERO
ROBSON
SALDATE
SHOPE
STEVENS
THORPE
TOWNSEND
UGENTI-RITA
VELASQUEZ
WENINGER
WHEELER
1 Vacancy

HOUSEPHONES STAFF

PHONES

HOUSE MAJORITY STAFF


Chief of Staff: Tami Stowe............................................... (602) 926-4962
Deputy Chief of Staff/Staff Attorney: Lesli Sorensen.... (602) 926-3209
Deputy Chief of Staff Majority Strategy:
Brett Mecum................................................................... (602) 926-3958
Press Secretary: Stephanie Grisham.............................. (602) 926-5518
General Counsel: Robert Ellman .................................... (602) 926-5544
Policy Advisers:
Ryan Sullivan.....................................................................(602) 926-5654
Gina Kash..........................................................................(602) 926-5299
Justin Wilmeth...................................................................(602) 926-3705
Communications & Policy Advisor:
Matthew Modesitt........................................................... (602) 926-3233
Budget & Fiscal Policy Advisor: Travis Swallow............. (602) 926-5681
Majority Leader & Education Policy Adviser:
Dan Godzich.................................................................... (602) 926-5511
Asst. to Majority Leadership Staff: Jan Hendry.............. (602) 926-5736
HOUSE MINORITY STAFF
Chief of Staff: Keely Varvel ............................................. (602) 926-5848
Outreach Director/Sr. Policy Adviser: Cynthia Aragon
(child-fam, fed-state, tans-inf) ...................................... (602) 926-5848
Sr. Policy Adviser: Eric Figueroa (appro, ways-means) .(602) 926-5848
General Counsel/Policy Adviser: Rhonda Barnes
(elect, jud, rules) ............................................................ (602) 926-5848
Policy Adviser: Alan Eder (bank-fin, com) ...................... (602) 926-5848
Policy Adviser: Brenden Foland
(county-muni, gov-higher ed) ........................................ (602) 926-5848
Policy Adviser: Jennifer Harris (hel, mil-pub) ................. (602) 926-5848
Policy Adviser: Lourdes Pea (educ, ins) ....................... (602) 926-5848
Staff Attorney/Policy Adviser: Jay Tomkus
(agri-water-land, energy-env, rural-econ) ..................... (602) 926-5848
Communications Director: C. Murphy Hebert ............... (602) 926-5848
Executive Staff Assistant: Jacqueline Sandoval ........... (602) 926-5848
Legislative Assistant: Andrew Loucks ............................ (602) 926-5848
COMMITTEE RESEARCH ANALYSTS
Director of Research: Katy Proctor................................. (602) 926-3848
Deputy Dir. of Research: Jennifer Thomsen.................. (602) 926-3848
Director of Interns & Training: Diana Clay...................... (602) 926-3848
Agriculture, Water & Lands: Tom Savage....................... (602) 926-3848
Appropriations: Jennifer Thomsen.................................. (602) 926-3848
Banking & Financial Services: Paul Benny..................... (602) 926-3848
Children & Family Affairs: Ingrid Garvey......................... (602) 926-3848
Commerce: Diana Clay.................................................... (602) 926-3848
County & Municipal Affairs: Amanda Barnes................. (602) 926-3848
Education: Aaron Wonders.............................................. (602) 926-3848
Elections: Sharon Carpenter........................................... (602) 926-3848
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources: Tom Savage... (602) 926-3848
Federalism & States Rights: Justin Riches................... (602) 926-3848
Government & Higher Education: Sharon Carpenter.... (602) 926-3848
Health: Ingrid Garvey....................................................... (602) 926-3848

HOUSEPHONES STAFF

CHIEF CLERKS OFFICE


Chief Clerk: Jim Drake..................................................... (602) 926-3032
Asst. Chief Clerk: Norma Chastain.................................. (602) 926-3032
Communications & Messaging Clerk: Sharon Soliere... (602) 926-3032
Journal Clerk: Jeremy Herndon....................................... (602) 926-3032
Bill & Index Clerk: Justin Yates........................................ (602) 926-3032
Bill Status/History Clerk: Joshua Babel.......................... (602) 926-3032
Archivist: Noel Weldon..................................................... (602) 926-3032
Amendment Clerk: Ross Andrews................................... (602) 926-3032
Information Desk: Pat Acua, Joanne Bell .................... (602) 926-4221
Duplicating Supervisor: Joan Romano............................ (602) 926-5780
Supplies & Duplicating: Linda Johnson.......................... (602) 926-5780
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE STAFF
Rules Attorney: Tim Fleming............................................ (602) 926-4615
Rules Attorney: Norm Moore........................................... (602) 926-4615
Engrossing Clerk: Darci Johnson..................................... (602) 926-4615
Secretary/Asst. Engrossing Clerk: Kathi Knox............... (602) 926-4615
LEGISLATIVE BROADCAST CENTER/ARIZONA CAPITOL TV
General Manager: Jason Fitzpatrick............................... (602) 926-3542
Production Manager: Mike Shahin................................. (602) 926-3546
Production Manager: Craig Shiffler................................. (602) 926-3541
HOUSE SECURITY
Sergeant at Arms: Billy Cloud.......................................... (602) 926-5582
Deputy Sgt. at Arms: Ryan Ouimette.............................. (602) 926-5569
Deputy Chief of Security: Bob Robles............................. (602) 926-3407

PHONES

Insurance: Paul Benny..................................................... (602) 926-3848


Judiciary: Katy Proctor..................................................... (602) 926-3848
Military Affairs & Public Safety: Rick Hazelton............... (602) 926-3848
Rural & Economic Development: Michael Madden....... (602) 926-3484
Transportation & Infrastructure: Amanda Barnes......... (602) 926-3848
Ways & Means: Michael Madden................................... (602) 926-3848
Assistant Research Analyst:
Brittany Green................................................................. (602) 926-3848
Mike Hans........................................................................ (602) 926-3848
Liam Maher..................................................................... (602) 926-3848
Executive Administrative Assistant: Allison Hawley....... (602) 926-3848

SENATEPHONES STAFF

P H OPHONES
NES

ARIZONA STATE SENATE


1700 W. Washington, Phoenix 85007
SENATE MEMBERS PHONES & ASSISTANTS
(For members biographical sketches, see Pg. 46)
(For Senate caucus lists, see Pg. 62)
MEMBER
ASSISTANT
PHONE ROOM DIST PARTY

[(602) 926-]
S. ALLEN

Lynn Snow

5409

303

BARTO

Sue Smith

5766

307

15

BEGAY

Tyler Lopez

5862

308

BIGGS

Doug Anderson

3843

205

12

Sylvia Oliver

4371

BRADLEY

Nancy Boyd

5262

315

10

BURGES

LoisAnn Nelson

5861

302

22

CAJERO BEDFORD Helen Noah

5835

314

CONTRERAS

Jennifer Benally

5284

305

19

DALESSANDRO

Faye Parkin

5342

312

DIAL

Grant Hanna

5550

306

18

DONAHUE

John Baumer

4138

304

DRIGGS

Roberta Brown

3016

309

28

FARLEY

Andrea Martinez

3022

213

D
R

D. FARNSWORTH Dan Gardner

3020

304

16

GRIFFIN

Jennifer Casselman 5895

212

14

HOBBS

Janelle Pedregon

5325

213

24

KAVANAGH

Mary Irvine

5170

303A

23

LESKO

Bobby Bravo

5413

302

21

MCGUIRE

Abbe Slade

5836

314

MEZA

Grant Packwood

3425

311

30

MIRANDA

Hugo Rodriguez

4893

311

27

PANCRAZI

Travis Kester

3004

315

PIERCE

Phyllis Heivilin

5584

301

QUEZADA

Christine Dyster

5911

313

29

SHERWOOD

Roxanna Pitones

3028

313

26

SHOOTER

Leigh Anne Timiney 4139

200

13

SMITH

Galen Kimmick

5685

303

11

WORSLEY

Maureen Williams

5760

310

25

YARBROUGH

Marsha Hood

5863

212

17

YEE

Deborah Gomez

3024

300

20

SENATEPHONES STAFF

SENATE OFFICERS & PRINCIPAL STAFF

SENATE MAJORITY STAFF


Chief of Staff: Wendy Baldo............................................ (602) 926-5418
Director of Operations & Sr. Policy Adviser:
Melissa Taylor (com-work dev, fin ins, hel-hu ser)....... (602) 926-5418
Director of Fiscal Policy:
Reed Spangler (appro, educ, fin)................................... (602) 926-5418
Asst. General Counsel & Policy Adviser:
Jeff Kros (nat res, gov, water-energy)............................ (602) 926-5418
Policy Adviser:
Garth Kamp
(fed-man-fiscal, pub-mil-tech, jud, trans)............................ (602) 926-5418
Communications & Policy Adviser:
Mike Philipsen (educ)...............................................................(602) 926-5418
General Counsel: Greg Jernigan..................................... (602) 926-5418
Executive Asst.: Monica Meyers...................................... (602) 926-5418
Executive Asst.: Gina Jenkins.......................................... (602) 926-5418
SENATE MINORITY STAFF
Chief of Staff/Policy Adviser: Jeff Winkler (appro, educ)..... (602) 926-4471
Policy Adviser:
Selianna Robles (gov, pub-mil-safety)........................... (602) 926-4471
Policy Adviser:
John Fetherston (com-work dev, fin, fin ins)................. (602) 926-4471
General Counsel/Policy Adviser:
Lisette Flores (fed-man-fiscal, jud, rules)...................... (602) 926-4471
Director of Communication/Policy Adviser:
Aaron Latham (debt-budget, trans)............................... (602) 926-4471
Sr. Attorney/Policy Adviser:
Patsy Osmon (hel-hu ser, nat res, water-energy).......... (602) 926-4471
Executive Assistant: Dora Ramirez................................. (602) 926-4471

PPHONES
HONES

SENATE OFFICERS
President: Andy Biggs...................................................... (602) 926-4371
Administrative Asst.: Doug Anderson............................ (602) 926-4371
Administrative Asst.: Sylvia Oliver.................................. (602) 926-3843
Majority Leader: Steve Yarbrough................................... (602) 926-5863
Administrative Asst.: Marsha Hood............................... (602) 926-5863
Majority Whip: Gail Griffin................................................ (602) 926-5895
Administrative Asst.: Jennifer Casselman..................... (602) 926-5895
Minority Leader: Katie Hobbs.......................................... (602) 926-5325
Administrative Asst.: Janelle Pedregon......................... (602) 926-5325
Asst. Min. Leader: Steve Farley....................................... (602) 926-3022
Administrative Asst.: Andrea Martinez.......................... (602) 926-3022
Minority Co-Whip: Martin Quezada................................. (602) 926-5911
Administrative Asst.: Christine Dyster............................ (602) 926-5911
Minority Co-Whip: Lupe Contreras.................................. (602) 926-5284
Administrative Asst.: Jennifer Benally............................ (602) 926-5284
Minority Leader Pro Tem: David Bradley........................ (602) 926-5262
Administrative Asst.: Nancy Boyd.................................. (602) 926-5262
Minority Rural Liaison: Barbara McGuire....................... (602) 926-5836
Administrative Asst.: Abbe Slade................................... (602) 926-5836
President Pro Tempore: Sylvia Tenney Allen.................. (602) 926-5409
Administrative Asst.: Lynn Snow.................................... (602) 926-5409

SENATEPHONES STAFF

PHONES

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE STAFF


Attorney: Magdelena Jorquez.......................................... (602) 926-5721
Legal Asst.: Rosetta Cutty................................................ (602) 926-5721
COMMITTEE RESEARCH ANALYSTS
Director of Research & Intern Coordinator:
Carolyn Speroni..............................................................................(602) 926-3171
Deputy Director & Intern Coordinator: Amber Witter..... (602) 926-3171
Executive Asst.: Lindsay Suppa....................................... (602) 926-3171
Administrative Asst.: Rebecca Feldman......................... (602) 926-3171
Appropriations: Carolyn Speroni...................................... (602) 926-3171
Commerce & Workforce Development:
David Fernandez............................................................. (602) 926-3171
Education: Catcher Baden...........................................................(602) 926-3171
Federalism, Mandates & Fiscal Responsibility:
Fareed Bailey ..............................................................................(602) 926-3171
Finance: Bill Ritz............................................................... (602) 926-3171
Financial Institutions: Fareed Bailey............................... (602) 926-3171
Government: Robin Hillyard............................................. (602) 926-3171
Health & Human Services: Emily Mercado.................... (602) 926-3171
Judiciary: Amber Witter.................................................... (602) 926-3171
Natural Resources: Kaitlyn Neff...................................... (602) 926-3171
Public Safety, Military & Technology: Alex Vidal ........... (602) 926-3171
State Debt & Budget Reform: Carolyn Speroni.............. (602) 926-3171
Transportation: Kaitlyn Neff............................................ (602) 926-3171
Water & Energy: Brandi Lease ....................................... (602) 926-3171
Asst. Research Analysts:
Jeffery Ong....................................................................... (602) 926-3171
SENATE SECRETARYS OFFICE
Senate Secretary: Susan Aceves.................................... (602) 926-4231
Asst. Secretary of the Senate: Sarah Hines................... (602) 926-4231
First Asst. Secretary: Heather Fahey.............................. (602) 926-4231
Bill Clerk: Alva Nechtman................................................ (602) 926-4231
Engrossing Clerk: Brian Lohsl......................................... (602) 926-4231
Committee Secretaries:
Imee Andrew (com-work dev, educ, hel-hu ser)................... (602) 926-3182
Toylana Brown (fin ins, nat res, pub-mil-tech,
trans, water-energy)........................................................ (602) 926-3913
Shelley Ponce (appro, fin, fed-man-fiscal, gov,
jud, debt-budget)............................................................ (602) 926-3929
SENATE RESOURCE CENTER
Archivist: Denise Cortez................................................... (602) 926-3550
SENATE SECURITY
Sergeant at Arms: Joe Kubacki....................................... (602) 926-5969
Deputy Sergeant at Arms/Constituent
Service Liaison: Jenna Lyon........................................... (602) 926-4478
DPS Senate Liaison: Sergeant Shane McFarland......... (602) 926-3677

HOUSE COMMITTEES

HOUSE AGRICULTURE, WATER & LANDS (agri-water-land)


Asst: April Riggins
Phone: (602) 926-4129

Chairman: Brenda Barton


Office: 114
Research Analyst: Tom Savage
Usually meets: Thursday a.m.

Republicans Democrats

Benally, Jennifer
Gabaldon, Rosanna*
Otondo, Lisa

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS (appro)


Chairman: Justin Olson
Asst: Riley Weber
Office: 204
Phone: (602) 926-5288
Research Analyst: Jennifer Thomsen
Usually meets: Wednesday p.m.

COMMITTEES

Barton, Brenda (chm)


Mitchell, Darin (v.c.)
Cobb, Regina
Fann, Karen
Montenegro, Steve
Shope, T.J.

Republicans Democrats

Olson, Justin (chm)


Leach, Vince (v.c.)
Allen, John
Bowers, Rusty
Gray, Rick
Petersen, Warren
Rivero, Tony
Stevens, David
Ugenti-Rita, Michelle

Alston, Lela
Cardenas, Mark
Fernandez, Charlene
Mach, Stefanie
Meyer, Eric*

HOUSE BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES (bank-fin)


Chairman: Kate Brophy McGee Asst: Sarah Griffith
Office: 304
Phone: (602) 926-4486
Research Analyst: Paul Benny
Usually meets: Tuesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Brophy McGee, Kate (chm)


Weninger, Jeff (v.c.)
Allen, John
Farnsworth, Eddie
Norgaard, Jill

Espinoza, Diego
Gabaldon, Rosanna
McCune Davis, Debbie*

HOUSE CHILDREN & FAMILY AFFAIRS (child-fam)


Chairman: John Allen
Asst: Sierra Orozco
Office: 131
Phone: (602) 926-4916
Research Analyst: Ingrid Garvey
Usually meets: Monday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Allen, John (chm)


Brophy McGee, Kate (v.c.)
Ackerley, J. Christopher
Cobb, Regina
Lovas, Phil
Townsend, Kelly

Gonzales, Sally Ann


Mendez, Juan*
Rios, Rebecca

* = ranking Democrat

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HOUSE COMMERCE (com)


Chairman: Warren Petersen
Asst: Heather Covert
Office: 312
Phone: (602) 926-4136
Research Analyst: Diana Clay
Usually meets: Wednesday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

COMMITTEES

Petersen, Warren (chm)


Norgaard, Jill (v.c.)
Lawrence, Jay
Rivero, Tony
Shope, T.J.

Espinoza, Diego
Mach, Stefanie*
Plumlee, Celeste

HOUSE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS (county-muni)


Chairman: Doug Coleman
Asst: Kim Gammill
Office: 306
Phone: (602) 926-3160
Research Analyst: Ginna Carico
Research Analyst: Amanda Barnes
Usually meets: Monday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Coleman, Doug (chm)


Rivero, Tony (v.c.)
Boyer, Paul
Fann, Karen
Gray, Rick

Alston, Lela*
Gabaldon, Rosanna
Plumlee, Celeste

HOUSE EDUCATION (educ)


Chairman: Paul Boyer
Asst: Jackie ODonnell
Office: 129
Phone: (602) 926-4173
Research Analyst: Aaron Wonders
Usually meets: Wednesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Boyer, Paul (chm)


Lawrence, Jay (v.c.)
Coleman, Doug
Norgaard, Jill
Thorpe, Bob

Bolding, Reginald
Otondo, Lisa*

HOUSE ELECTIONS (elect)


Chairman: Michelle Ugenti-Rita Asst: Marshall Pimentel
Office: 111
Phone: (602) 926-4480
Research Analyst: Sharon Carpenter
Usually meets: Monday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Ugenti-Rita, Michelle (chm)


Mesnard, J.D. (v.c.)
Carter, Heather
Weninger, Jeff

Clark, Ken
Larkin, Jonathan*

* = ranking Democrat

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HOUSE ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES


(energy-env)
Chairman: Frank Pratt
Office: 226
Research Analyst: Tom Savage
Usually meets: Monday p.m.

Asst: Angela Diaz


Phone: (602) 926-5761

Republicans Democrats

Clark, Ken*
Saldate, Macario

HOUSE FEDERALISM & STATES RIGHTS (fed-state)


Chairman: Kelly Townsend
Asst: Jackie Wright
Office: 302
Phone: (602) 926-4467
Research Analyst: Justin Riches
Usually meets: Wednesday a.m.

COMMITTEES

Pratt, Frank (chm)


Bowers, Rusty (v.c.)
Barton, Brenda
Carter, Heather
Finchem, Mark
Leach, Vince

Republicans Democrats

Townsend, Kelly (chm)


Campbell, Noel (v.c.)
Finchem, Mark
Mitchell, Darin
Thorpe, Bob

Rios, Rebecca*
Velasquez, Ceci
Wheeler, Bruce

HOUSE GOVERNMENT & HIGHER EDUCATION (gov-higher ed)


Chairman: Bob Thorpe
Asst: Meg Reilly
Office: 130
Phone: (602) 926-5219
Research Analyst: Sharon Carpenter
Usually meets: Thursday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Thorpe, Bob (chm)


Ackerley, J. Christopher (v.c.)
Lovas, Phil
Olson, Justin
Petersen, Warren
Townsend, Kelly

Alston, Lela
Larkin, Jonathan*
Saldate, Macario

HOUSE HEALTH (hel)


Chairman: Heather Carter
Asst: Sandy Kelley
Office: 303
Phone: (602) 926-5503
Research Analyst: Ingrid Garvey
Usually meets: Tuesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Carter, Heather (chm)


Cobb, Regina (v.c.)
Boyer, Paul
Lawrence, Jay

Friese, Randy*
Meyer, Eric

* = ranking Democrat

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HOUSE COMMITTEES

HOUSE INSURANCE (ins)


Chairman: Karen Fann
Asst: Adrian Luth
Office: 316
Phone: (602) 926-5874
Research Analyst: Paul Benny
Usually meets: Wednesday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

COMMITTEES

Fann, Karen (chm)


Livingston, David (v.c.)
Coleman, Doug
Lovas, Phil
Robson, Bob

Larkin, Jonathan
McCune Davis, Debbie*
Otondo, Lisa

HOUSE JUDICIARY (jud)


Chairman: Eddie Farnsworth
Asst: Jan Mullenaux
Office: 225
Phone: (602) 926-5735
Research Analyst: Katy Proctor
Usually meets: Wednesday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Farnsworth, Eddie (chm)


Borrelli, Sonny (v.c.)
Kern, Anthony
Mesnard, J.D.

Friese, Randy
Hale, Albert*

HOUSE MILITARY AFFAIRS & PUBLIC SAFETY (mil-pub)


Chairman: Sonny Borrelli
Asst: Jennifer Burns
Office: 113
Phone: (602) 926-5051
Research Analyst: Rick Hazelton
Usually meets: Thursday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Borrelli, Sonny (chm)


Finchem, Mark (v.c.)
Campbell, Noel
Farnsworth, Eddie
Kern, Anthony
Pratt, Frank

Andrade, Richard*
Cardenas, Mark
Mach, Stefanie

HOUSE RULES (rules)


Chairman: David Stevens
Office: 205
Attorney: Tim Fleming
Usually meets: Monday p.m.

Asst: Carolyn Berta


Phone: (602) 926-4321

Republicans Democrats

Stevens, David (chm)


Montenegro, Steve (v.c.)
Gowan, David
Livingston, David
Robson, Bob
Thorpe, Bob

Hale, Albert
Velasquez, Ceci
Wheeler, Bruce*

* = ranking Democrat

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HOUSE RURAL & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (rural-econ)


Chairman: T.J. Shope
Asst: Patty Wisner
Office: 112
Phone: (602) 926-3012
Research Analyst: Michael Madden
Usually meets: Tuesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Shope, T.J. (chm)


Bowers, Rusty (v.c.)
Barton, Brenda
Leach, Vince
Pratt, Frank

Benally, Jennifer
Gonzales, Sally Ann*
Mendez, Juan

COMMITTEES

HOUSE TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE (trans-inf)


Chairman: Rick Gray
Asst: Andrea Allen
Office: 224
Phone: (602) 926-5993
Research Analyst: Amanda Barnes
Usually meets: Tuesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Gray, Rick (chm)


Stevens, David (v.c.)
Ackerley, J. Christopher
Borrelli, Sonny
Campbell, Noel
Fann, Karen

Andrade, Richard
Fernandez, Charlene

HOUSE WAYS & MEANS (ways-means)


Chairman: Darin Mitchell
Asst: Abby Selvey
Office: 313
Phone: (602) 926-5894
Research Analyst: Michael Madden
Usually meets: Monday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Mitchell, Darin (chm)


Kern, Anthony (v.c.)
Mesnard, J.D.
Olson, Justin
Ugenti-Rita, Michelle
Weninger, Jeff

Bolding, Reginald
Cardenas, Mark*
Wheeler, Bruce

* = ranking Democrat

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SENATE COMMITTEES

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS (appro)


Chairman: Don Shooter
Asst: Leigh Anne Timiney
Office: 202
Phone: (602) 926-4139
Research Analyst: Carolyn Speroni
Usually meets: Tuesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

COMMITTEES

Shooter, Don (chm)


Kavanagh, John (v.c.)
Allen, Sylvia Tenney
Lesko, Debbie
Smith, Steve

Cajero Bedford, Olivia*


Farley, Steve
Hobbs, Katie

SENATE COMMERCE & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT


(com-work dev)
Chairman: Kimberly Yee
Asst: Deborah Gomez
Office: 300
Phone: (602) 926-3024
Research Analyst: David Fernandez
Usually meets: Monday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Yee, Kimberly (chm)


Yarbrough, Steve (v.c.)
Begay, Carlyle
Dial, Jeff
Farnsworth, David
Worsley, Bob

Cajero Bedford, Olivia


Meza, Robert
Miranda, Catherine*

SENATE EDUCATION (educ)


Chairman: Sylvia Tenney Allen Asst: Lynn Snow
Office: 303
Phone: (602) 926-5409
Research Analyst: Catcher Baden
Usually meets: Thursday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Allen, Sylvia Tenney (chm)


Yee, Kimberly (v.c.)
Begay, Carlyle
Dial, Jeff
Smith, Steve

Bradley, David*
Pancrazi, Lynne

* = ranking Democrat

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SENATE FEDERALISM, MANDATES & FISCAL


RESPONSIBILITY (fed-man-fiscal)
Chairman: Judy Burges
Asst: LoisAnn Nelson
Office: 302
Phone: (602) 926-5861
Research Analyst: Fareed Bailey
Usually meets: Tuesday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Bradley, David*
Cajero Bedford, Olivia
Sherwood, Andrew

SENATE FINANCE (fin)


Chairman: Debbie Lesko
Asst: Bobby Bravo
Office: 302
Phone: (602) 926-5413
Research Analyst: Bill Ritz
Usually meets: Wednesday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Lesko, Debbie (chm)


Yarbrough, Steve (v.c.)
Yee, Kimberly

Farley, Steve*
Pancrazi, Lynne

SENATE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (fin ins)


Chairman: David Farnsworth
Asst: Dan Gardner
Office: 304
Phone: (602) 926-3020
Research Analyst: Fareed Bailey
Usually meets: Wednesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Farnsworth, David (chm)


Donahue, Sue (v.c.)
Driggs, Adam
Griffin, Gail

Dalessandro, Andrea*
Farley, Steve
Sherwood, Andrew

SENATE GOVERNMENT (gov)


Chairman: John Kavanagh
Asst: Mary Irvine
Office: 303A
Phone: (602) 926-5170
Research Analyst: Robin Hillyard
Usually meets: Wednesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Kavanagh, John (chm)


Contreras, Lupe
Allen, Sylvia Tenney (v.c.)
Meza, Robert*
Burges, Judy
Quezada, Martin
Smith, Steve

* = ranking Democrat

COMMITTEES

Burges, Judy (chm)


Farnsworth, David (v.c.)
Barto, Nancy
Smith, Steve

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SENATE COMMITTEES

SENATE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (hel-hu ser)


Chairman: Nancy Barto
Asst: Sue Smith
Office: 307
Phone: (602) 926-5766
Research Analyst: Emily Mercado
Usually meets: Wednesday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Barto, Nancy (chm)


Begay, Carlyle (v.c.)
Lesko, Debbie
Yee, Kimberly

Bradley, David*
Hobbs, Katie
Pancrazi, Lynne

SENATE JUDICIARY (jud)

COMMITTEES

Chairman: Adam Driggs


Asst: Roberta Brown
Office: 309
Phone: (602) 926-3016
Research Analyst: Amber Witter
Usually meets: Thursday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Driggs, Adams (chm)


Barto, Nancy (v.c.)
Pierce, Steve
Worsley, Bob

Contreras, Lupe
Dalessandro, Andrea
Quezada, Martin*

SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES (nat res)


Chairman: Steve Pierce
Office: 301
Research Analyst: Kaitlyn Neff
Usually meets: Monday a.m.

Asst: Phyllis Heivilin


Phone: (602) 926-5584

Republicans Democrats

Pierce, Steve (chm)


McGuire, Barbara
Shooter, Don (v.c.)
Meza, Robert
Driggs, Adam
Miranda, Catherine*
Farnsworth, David

SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, MILITARY & TECHNOLOGY


(pub-mil-tech)
Chairman: Steve Smith
Asst: Galen Kimmick
Office: 303
Phone: (602) 926-5685
Research Analyst: Alex Vidal
Usually meets: Wednesday a.m.
Republicans Democrats

Smith, Steve (chm)


Kavanagh, John (v.c.)
Burges, Judy
Donahue, Sue

Contreras, Lupe
McGuire, Barbara*

* = ranking Democrat

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SENATE RULES (rules)


Chairman: Andy Biggs
Office: 205
Usually meets: Monday p.m.
Attorney: Magdelenda Jorquez

Asst: Marcus Kelley and


Sylvia Oliver
Phone: (602) 926-4371

Republicans Democrats

Biggs, Andy (chm)


Yarbrough, Steve (v.c.)
Burges, Judy
Griffin, Gail

Cajero Bedford, Olivia


Hobbs, Katie*
Quezada, Martin

SENATE STATE DEBT & BUDGET REFORM (debt-budget)

Republicans Democrats

Dial, Jeff (chm)


Lesko, Debbie (v.c.)
Donahue, Sue
Kavanagh, John

Contreras, Lupe*
Sherwood, Andrew

SENATE TRANSPORTATION (trans)


Chairman: Bob Worsley
Office: 310
Research Analyst: Kaitlyn Neff
Usually meets: Tuesday p.m.

Asst: Maureen Williams


Phone: (602) 926-5760

Republicans Democrats

Worsley, Bob (chm)


McGuire, Barbara
Burges, Judy (v.c.)
Miranda, Catherine
Begay, Carlyle
Sherwood, Andrew*
Dial, Jeff
Pierce, Steve

SENATE WATER & ENERGY (water-energy)


Chairman: Gail Griffin
Asst: Jennifer Casselman
Office: 212
Phone: (602) 926-5895
Research Analyst: Brandi Lease
Usually meets: Monday p.m.
Republicans Democrats

Griffin, Gail (chm)


Allen, Sylvia Tenney (v.c.)
Burges, Judy
Lesko, Debbie

Bradley, David
Dakssandro, Andrea
Pancrazi, Lynne*

* = ranking Democrat

COMMITTEES

Chairman: Jeff Dial


Asst: Grant Hanna
Office: 306
Phone: (602) 926-5550
Research Analyst: Carolyn Speroni
Usually meets: Monday a.m.

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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES


ACKERLEY, J. CHRISTOPHER
(R-Dist 2)
Office: 127
Phone: (602) 926-3077
Fax: (602) 417-3277
Email: jackerley@azleg.gov
Assistant: Tracey Gardner
Committees: child-fam, gov-higher ed (v.c.),
trans-inf
140 E Camino Limon Verde, Sahuarita, AZ
85629. Age: 43. (b 06/10/72, Tucson, AZ).
Arizona since: Birth. Occupation: High school
physics teacher since 2000. Marital: Married (Melissa, music teacher).
Children: 2. Education: Post graduate work, NAU & ASU, 1999-2001; B.S.
physical science, NAU, 1999; Green Fields CDS, 1990. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman; LD2 2nd vice-chair. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb
have incl: Current state and national delegate, past member state board
of directors, past local officer, Arizona Education Association. Campaign
Finance: public. Term limit: 2022.

MEMBERS

ALLEN, JOHN
(R-Dist 15)
Office: 131
Phone: (602) 926-4916
Fax: (602) 417-3150
Email: jallen@azleg.gov
Assistant: Sierra Orozco
Committees: appro, bank-fin, child-fam (chm)
5661 E Presidio Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Age:
53. (b 09/28/62, New York). Arizona since:
1982. Occupation: Self-employed; state representative, 2003-07. Marital: Married (Tina).
Children: 3. Religious pref: Evangelical Christian. Education: B.S., business,
ASU, 1993. Pol exp incl: Campaign advisor for Len Munsil for Governor,
2006; Republican candidate for Corporation Commission, 2008; paid staff,
Yes for Marriage Campaign. Legis exp: House since 2013; House 2005-06,
2003-04. Interests: Classic cars, hiking, skiing. Campaign Finance: private.
Term limit: 2020.

ALSTON, LELA
(D-Dist 24)
Office: 330
Phone: (602) 926-5829
Fax: (602) 417-3115
Email: lalston@azleg.gov
Assistant: Daniel Briggin
Committees: appro, county-muni, gov-higher ed
69 W Willetta St #1, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Age:
73. (b 06/26/42, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Member, Governing Bd of
Phoenix Union H.S. Dist, since 2009; section
mgr, Dept of Economic Security, Workforce Investment Act, 200407;
teacher, Phoenix Union High School Dist, 1968-2002. Marital: Divorced.
Children: 2; 6 grandchildren. Religious pref: Methodist. Education:
M.S., child development and family relations, ASU, 1971; B.S., home
economics education, UofA, 1967. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman,
state committeeman. Legis exp: House since 2011; Senate 1977-94,
assistant minority leader and whip. Memb have incl: Inaugural OConnor

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Statesman Award; AZ Fire Fighters & Emergency Paramedics Memorial


Commission; honorary member, AZ Professional Fire Fighters Assn;
Natl/AZ Education Assn; Classroom Teachers Assn; American/AZ Assn
of Career and Technical Education; American/AZ Assn of Family and
Consumer Sciences; AZ School Boards Assn; Delta Kappa Gamma
Society Intl; All AZ Schools Retirees; Natl Bd of Directors for UofA
Alumni Assn; ASU Alumni Assn, Devils West Chapter Bd; Phoenix Union
High School Alumni Bd; Governors AZ Baseball Commission; Governors
Motion Picture & Television Development Advisory Bd. Interests: Lela
Alston Elementary School, students and families of the Phoenix Union
High School Dist, family, reading, dogs (Joe Biden and Bo Obama),
antique autos, historic restoration and preservation. Campaign Finance:
private. Term limit: 2018.

ANDRADE, RICHARD

BARTON, BRENDA
(R-Dist 6)
Office: 114
Phone: (602) 926-4129
Fax: (602) 417-3010
Email: bbarton@azleg.gov
Assistant: April Riggins
Committees: agri-water-land (chm), energy-env,
rural-econ
801 E Frontier St, Apt 1, Payson, AZ 85547.
Age: 65. (b 11/22/50, Safford, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth Occupation: Retired; accounting and
materials management, City of Safford. Marital: Widow. Children: 2; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Religious pref: Christian. Education: Accounting,
Eastern Arizona College. Pol exp incl: Jake Flake Scholarship recipient and
AZ rep, North American Council of the State Agriculture & Rural Leaders
Legislative Summit; task force member, Council of State GovernmentsWestern States; graduate, Western Legislative Academy; graduate, DodieLonden Excellence in Public Service Leadership Program; past state director,
AZ Federation of Republican Women; former two-term president, Graham
County Republican Woman; former treasurer, People for the West, Graham
County Chapter; precinct committeewoman since 2005. Legis exp: House
since 2011. Memb have incl: Candidate applicant for membership in the
Daughters of the American Revolution since 2014. Interests: Cruise travel,
marksmanship, cooking, sewing, American history, grandchildren. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

MEMBERS

(D-Dist 29)
Office: 125
Phone: (602) 926-3130
Fax: (602) 417-3292
Email: randrade@azleg.gov
Assistant: Neomy Tenorio
Committees: mil-pub, trans-inf
6178 N 87th Ln, Glendale, AZ 85305. Age:
51. (b 02/27/64, Winslow, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth; returned in 1983. Occupation: Certified
locomotive engineer, BNSF Railway, since
1994. Marital: Married. (Sally, housewife). Religious pref: Catholic.
Education: U.S. Air Force leadership schools; Gallup H.S., 1982. Pol
exp incl: Alternative legislative rep, United Transportation Union, 1081;
champion of Fabians Law, HB2137 (Chap 213, Laws 2011). Legis exp:
House since 2015. Memb have incl: Union member of UTU (now SMART)
since 1994. Interests: Traveling, history, movies, model building (wooden
ships). Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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MEMBERS

BENALLY, JENNIFER
(D-Dist 7)
Office: 121
Phone: (602) 926-3079
Fax: (602) 417-3278
Email: jbenally@azleg.gov
Assistant: Connie Dow
Committees: agri-water-land, rural-econ
4227 Cactus Loop Drive, Tuba City, AZ 86045.
(Mail: PO Box 784, Tuba City, AZ 86045)
Age: 58. (b 09/14/57, Albuquerque, NM).
Arizona since: 1957. Occupation: District court
judge, Navajo Nation, 1998-2014; retired, 1992-98; prosecutor, Office
of the Prosecutor, Tuba City, 1991-92; legal advocate, Law Office of
John Yazzie; June-May 1990; police officer, Navajo Division of Law
Enforcement, 1982-90; buyer and salesperson, family owned business in Aspen, CO and Monument Valley, UT. Marital: Married (Kent
Graymountain, range technician with the Branch of Natural Resource
with, Bureau of Indian Affairs). Children: 10; 14 grandchildren. Religious
pref: Roman Catholic. Education: NAU, completed 2 1/2 years; Window
Rock H.S., 1975. Pol exp incl: None. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb
have incl: Navajo Nation Bar Assn. Interests: My husband and I share an
interest in adopting and rehabilitating feral horses. We promote responsible ranching and healthy livestock practices. I enjoy cooking. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

BOLDING, REGINALD
(D-Dist 27)
Office: 116
Phone: (602) 926-3132
Fax: (602) 417-3274
Email: rbolding@azleg.gov
Assistant: Cindy Narvaez
Committees: educ, ways-means
6345 W Harwell Rd , Laveen, AZ 85339.
Age: n/a. (b Akron, OH). Arizona since: 2008.
Occupation: Director, Public Partnership, Teach
For America, since 2013; clinical instructor, Mary
Lou Fulton Teachers College, 2011-13; executive director, Future Leaders
of Arizona, since 2011. Religious pref: Did not provide. Education: Ed.D.,
education policy and administration, ASU, expected 2015; M.Ed., special
education w/ certification, ASU, 2010; B.S., international security and
criminal justice, University of Cincinnati, 2008. Pol exp incl: Candidate,
Arizona House of Representatives, LD27, 2012; Phoenix Union H.S. District
Override; Roosevelt School District Override; Lawrence Robinson, Phoenix
City Council; Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix; Jason Williams, State Sup
of Public Instruction. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb have incl:
Commissioner, Public Defender Review Committee, City of Phoenix, since
2013; commissioner, Community Development Review Committee, City
of Phoenix, since 2011; Natl Political Fellow, Leadership for Educational
Equity; AZ Political Fellow, Center for Progressive Leadership. Interests:
Politico, sports, traveling, reading. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit:
2022.

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BORRELLI, SONNY
(R-Dist 5)
Office: 113
Phone: (602) 926-5051
Fax: (602) 417-3153
Email: sborrelli@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jennifer Burns
Committees: jud (v.c.), mil-pub (chm), trans-inf
2650 Diablo Drive, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406.
Age: 56. (b 03/19/59, Rochester, NY). Arizona
since: 2000. Occupation: Lake Havasu City,
councilmember, 2010-12; U.S. Marine Corps
(retired), 1977-99; commissioner, Military Rodeo Cowboys Assn, 1988-99;
former small business owner. Marital: Single. Children: 3. Religious pref:
Christian. Education: Some college; Chatsworth High School, 1977. Pol exp
incl: None. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl: VFW, American
Legion, Marine Corps League, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks. Interests: Veterans advocate, boating, fishing.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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BOYER, PAUL
(R-Dist 20)
Office: 129
Phone: (602) 926-4173
Fax: (602) 417-3153
Email: pboyer@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jackie ODonnell
Committees: county-muni, educ (chm), hel
PO Box 87197 Phoenix, AZ 85080. Age: 38.
(b 05/06/77, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: 10th grade teacher, Veritas
Preparatory Academy, since 2014; communications specialist, Arizona House of Representatives, 2008-11; legislative
liaison, AZ Dept of Corrections, 2005-08; editor-in-chief (student newspaper), ASU West, 2002-03. Marital: Married. Religious pref: Christian.
Education: M.A., communication studies, ASU, 2011; B.A., English, ASU,
2003; Associates, Calvary Chapel Bible College, 1998. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman, 2006-08 & 2011-12; field representative, Bush Cheney 04
Inc., 2004; intern, Congressman John Shadegg, 2003. Legis exp: House
since 2013. Memb have incl: Bd member, AZ Humanities Council; AZ School
Public Relations Assn, 2012; Assn of School Business Officials Intl, 2012;

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(R-Dist 25)
Office: 309
Phone: (602) 926-3128
Fax: (602) 417-3290
Email: rbowers@azleg.gov
Assistant: Shannon Rivington
Committees: appro, energy-env (v.c.),
rural-econ (v.c.)
8831 E Quill St, Mesa, AZ 85207. Age: 63.
(b 10/20/52, Mesa, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: East Valley Institute of Technology,
since 2011; AZ Rock Products Assn, 2001-10; self-employed artist. Marital:
Married (Donetta, homemaker & dental office). Children: 7. Religious
pref: LDS. Education: Post-graduate courses, ASU; B.F.A., Brigham Young
University, 1982. Legis exp: Senate 1997-2001, majority leader, 19992001; House 1993-97. Interests: Family and church, art, nature and
outdoors, reading, building trades, orchard keeping, hunting. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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Downtown Mesa Assn, 2012; president, ASU West New College Alumni
Board, 2008. Interests: Modern European history, mountaineering, rock
climbing, hiking, weightlifting, Greek & Latin, reading the classics, writing
columns, philosophy. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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BROPHY MCGEE, KATE


(R-Dist 28)
Office: 304
Phone: (602) 926-4486
Fax: (602) 417-3170
Email: kbrophymcgee@azleg.gov
Assistant: Sarah Griffith
Committees: bank-fin (chm), child-fam (v.c.)
42 E Butler Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85020. Age: n/a.
(b. Sept 1955, Tucson, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: Legislator since 2010; school bd
member, 1999-2007; AZ School Facilities Bd,
2001-06; volunteer, mom and homemaker since 1986; community banker
and accountant, 1974-86. Marital: Married (Robert, banker) Children: 3.
Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Post-graduate work, business administration, UofA, 1977-80; B.A., history (Spanish minor), UofA, 1977; extensive
in-house banking courses in accounting, financial analysis and lending,
1976-86; various continuing education courses in school finance, legislative
and legal, curricula and open meeting law. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman since 1999; state committeeman since 2010; member, LD11
executive committee, 2010-12; president, Central Republican Womens
Club, 2009-10, member since 1999; worked on many local, state and
national candidate campaigns since 1999. Legis exp: House since 2011.
Memb have incl: Member, Child Help USA, AZ board, since 2013; member,
Morrison Inst for Public Policy Adv Bd, since 2015; member, Arizona Citizens
for the Arts Bd of Dir; member; member, Flinn Foundation, AZ Bioscience
Roadmap Steering Committee, since 2011; co-founder, Sunnyslope Graffiti
Fighters. Interests: Hiking, reading, playing piano and traveling. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

CAMPBELL, NOEL
(R-Dist 1)
Office: 345
Phone: (602) 926-3124
Fax: (602) 417-3287
Email: ncampbell@azleg.gov
Assistant: Tina Fairbanks
Committees: fed-state (v.c.), mil-pub, trans-inf
146 N Mount Vernon Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Age: 74. (b 12/01/41, Miline, IL). Arizona since:
1950. Occupation: Small business owner, The
Chapel Inn (Prescott), since 2001. Marital:
Divorced. Children: 2. Religious pref: Christian. Education: B.S., business,
ASU, 1965; St. Marys HS, 1960. Pol exp incl: Candidate, LD-1, 2010. Legis
exp: House since 2015. Memb have incl: American Legion since 1971; VFW
since 1971; U.S. Naval Officer, 1966-68. Interests: I fly my own experimental
airplane and ride motorcycles. Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2022.

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CARTER, HEATHER
(R-Dist 15)
Office: 303
Phone: (602) 926-5503
Fax: (602) 417-3107
Email: hcarter@azleg.gov
Assistant: Sandy Kelley
Committees: elect, energy-env, hel (chm)
(Mail: 29455 N Cave Creek Rd, Ste 118,
#299, Cave Creek, AZ 85331) Age: n/a. (b
03/01 Newport News, VA). Arizona since:
1988. Occupation: Clinical associate professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU, since 2002; teacher,
English/social studies, Greenway Middle School; real estate agent;
pharmaceutical sale representative, Wallace Labs; account executive, Phoenix Suns. Marital: Married (Jay). Children: 1. Religious pref:
Methodist. Education: Ed.D., educational leadership, NAU, 2006; M.Ed.,
educational technology, ASU, 2002; B.S., communication-rhetoric, ASU,
1992. Pol exp incl: Served on the AZ Dept of Education Alternative
Teaching Certification Task Force, Institutional Review Committee for
teacher and administrator program evaluations, and on NCLB working
group for ADE. Legis exp: House since 2011. Memb have incl: Member,
Phoenix Heart Ball; Arthritis Foundation-AZ; Juvenile Justice Commission;
AZ Bioscience Steering Committee; PVCC Residents Advisory Council;
Maricopa County Opportunity for Youth Initiative Board of Directors;
NAMI, AZ Advisory Board. Interests: Spending time with my family, hiking
and biking, riding horses. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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(D-Dist 19)
Office: 122
Phone: (602) 926-3014
Fax: (602) 417-3048
Email: mcardenas@azleg.gov
Assistant: Kat Clark
Committees: appro, mil-pub, ways-means
2020 N 78th Glen, Phoenix, AZ 85035. Age: 29.
(b 10/23/86, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: Accountant, Defense Finance and
Accounting Service, 2 years; financial services
technician, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, 2 years; human
resources specialist, U.S. Army, 2 years; military policeman, U.S. Army,
8 years. Marital: Single. Religious pref: Christian. Education: Did not
respond. Pol exp incl: Secretary, Veterans Caucus; Young Democrats of
America. Campaign experience: Emmaniel Pleitez, U.S. Congress; CA-32
Dana Kennedy; Phoenix City Council, Dist 6; Ruben Gallego, AZ House of
Representatives, Dist 16; Katie Hobbs, AZ House of Representatives, Dist
15; Lela Alston, AZ House of Representatives, Dist 15; Kyrsten Sinema, AZ
Senate, Dist 15; Organizing for America Jerry Brown, California governor.
Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl: City of Phoenix Estrella
Village Planning Committee Interests: Reading, spending time with my niece,
basketball, pistol shooting, watching Arizona sports teams, volunteer work.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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CLARK, KEN
(D-Dist 24)
Office: 115
Phone: (602) 926-3108
Fax: (602) 417-3285
Email: kclark2@azleg.gov
Assistant: Susan Nelson
Committees: elect, energy-env
325 W Coronado Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
(Mail: PO Box 2101, Phoenix, AZ 85001) Age:
44. (b 03/23/71, Long Beach, CA). Arizona
since: 1982. Occupation: Realtor, HomeSmart
Elite, Kenneth Clark, PC, since 2006; director, AZ Dept of Commerce
Energy Office, 2005-06; managing director/co-owner, Roadrunner
Wallaby & Associates, 2001-05; campaign coordinator, New Democrat
2000 Coalition, 1999-2000; grants and communications specialist,
Neighborhood Partners, Inc., June-Nov 1999; lobbyist, equal justice
fellow, AZ Justice Institute, Jan-June 1999; country director, project director, Search for Common Ground, 1996-98; Resolutions Radio creator
and producer, 1995-96; national field assistant, The Concord Coalition,
1993-94. Marital: Single. Religious pref: Did not provide. Education:
M.A., international relations, The American University, 1995; B.S., political science, NAU, 1993. Pol exp incl: Campaign manager, No on 200
public initiative effort, Arizonans for Responsible Lending; co-chair, AZ
Competitive Districts Coalition; lobbyist for interests in renewable energy
in Arizona; campaign advisor to the Australian Labor Party, Victorian
Branch; campaign coordinator, New Democrat 2000 Coalition. Legis
exp: House since 2015; House 2004-05. Memb have incl: Founder and
organizer, Get Your PHX and Phoestivus; Grand Avenue Rail Project
Board, 2011-14; Flinn/Brown Leadership Institute Graduate, 2013;
Valley Leadership, Class 33, 2012; precinct committeeman, since 2000;
board member, AZ League of Conservation Voters, 2005-09; board
member, Phoenix Arts District, CDC; member, Encanto Village Planning
Committee, 2001-04; Maricopa County volunteer mediator, 1998-2000.
Interests: Running, fitness, gardening and creative writing. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

COBB, REGINA
(R-Dist 5)
Office: 335
Phone: (602) 926-3126
Fax: (602) 417-3289
Email: rcobb@azleg.gov
Assistant: Renee Padilla
Committees: agri-water-land, child-fam, hel (v.c.)
921 Crestwood Ln , Kingman, AZ 86409.
Age: 55. (b 10/30/60, San Diego, CA). Arizona
since: 1993. Occupation: Dentist since 1993.
Marital: Married (James Cave, self-employed).
Children: 2. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: D.D.S. and B.S., Case
Western Reserve University, 1993; attended, Portland State University,
1986-88; attended, Mesa State College (Colorado), 1978-80. Pol exp
incl: Chair, AZ Dental Assn Council on Govt Affairs, for seven years; legislative rep, Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, 2012-13; Council on
Government Affairs for the American Dental Assn. Legis exp: House since
2015. Memb have incl: American/AZ Dental Assn since 1993; Kingman
Area Chamber of Commerce since 1993, past president; Intl College of
Dentists since 2003; American College of Dentists since 2004; Delta
Sigma Delta Fraternity. Interests: Archery hunting, boating and water
sports, fishing, hiking and running. Campaign Finance: private. Term
limit: 2022.

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COLEMAN, DOUG
(R-Dist 16)
Office: 306
Phone: (602) 926-3160
Fax: (602) 417-3151
Email: dcoleman@azleg.gov
Assistant: Kim Gammill
Committees: county-muni (chm), educ, ins
1474 S Royal Palm Rd, Apache Junction, AZ
85119. Age: 59. (b 12/20/56, Phoenix, AZ).
Arizona since: Birth. Occupation: Career and
technical education teacher, Apache Junction
H.S., since 1984. Marital: Married (Roxanne, bookkeeper). Children: 6.
Religious pref: LDS. Education: M.A., vocational education, 1989; B.A.E.,
business, office, and distributive education, ASU, 1981; A.A., general
studies, Mesa Community College, 1979; Westwood High School, 1974.
Pol exp incl: Apache Junction, city councilman, 2008-12 and 1991-95;
mayor, Apache Junction, 1995-2007; president, Arizona League of Cities
& Towns, 2006-07. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl:
Vice chair, Boy Scouts of America, Superstition District, 2006-08; summer camp staff, Camp Geronimo, Grand Canyon Council, 1982-2012.
Interests: Duncan YoYo champion; amateur radio operator, KI7LP; long
distance running. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

FANN, KAREN
(R-Dist 1)
Office: 316
Phone: (602) 926-5874
Fax: (602) 417-3001
Email: kfann@azleg.gov
Assistant: Adrian Luth
Committees: agri-water-land, county-muni,
ins (chm), trans-inf
5691 Hole in One Dr, Prescott, AZ 86301. Age:
61. (b 09/25/54, St. Louis, MO). Arizona since:
1958. Occupation: Small business owner,
Arizona Highway Safety Specialists, Inc, since 1984. Marital: Married

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ESPINOZA, DIEGO
(D-Dist 19)
Office: 118
Phone: (602) 926-3134
Fax: (602) 417-3273
Email: despinoza@azleg.gov
Assistant: Susan Nelson
Committees: bank-fin, com
803 N Christa Way, Tolleson, AZ 85353. Age:
42. (b 01/02/74, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Small business owner, Fuego
Bar & Grill, since 2007; ethnic sales manager,
Hensely & Co., 1994-2007. Marital: Single. Religious pref: Catholic.
Education: B.S., business management, Ottawa University, 2003; Estrella
Mountain Community College, 1997; Tolleson H.S., 1997. Pol exp incl:
Tolleson City Council, 2003-14. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb
have incl: Board member, Tolleson Service Committee, since 2008;
Natl Appointed Latino Elected Officials, since 2003; Maricopa County
Community Development Advisory Committee since 2007; Hispanic
Forum del Oeste since 2008; mentor, Tolleson Teen Council, since
2010; League of Cities and Towns, since 2003; event organizer, Blessed
Sacrament, 2000-08. Interests: CrossFit, outdoor activities, family time,
sports, reading, traveling. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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(James McKown, vice president). Religious pref: Christian/non-denominational. Education: Grossmont Jr. College, some classes/no degree;
AZ Registrar of Contractors license; AZ Real Estate license (previously
held for educational purposes). Pol exp incl: Mayor, Town of Chino
Valley, 2002-09; Chino Valley councilman; Prescott City Councilman and
Mayor Pro Temp, 1992-95; precinct committeeman. Legis exp: House
since 2011. Memb have incl: Arizona licensed contractor since 1984;
previously held AZ Realtors license; member, AZ General Contractors
Assn; Chino Valley Rotary; numerous chamber of commerce memberships; past president, Natl Women in Construction Assn; past president,
Yavapai County Contractors Assn; co-chair, Governors Commission on
Non-traditional Employment for Women; chairman, Central Yavapai
Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO); numerous water and infrastructure state and regional committees; eight years on Northern Council
of Governments (NACOG). Interests: Reading, golf, Diamondbacks baseball, family time. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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FARNSWORTH, EDDIE
(R-Dist 12)
Office: 225
Phone: (602) 926-5735
Fax: (602) 417-3122
Email: efarnsworth@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jan Mullenaux
Committees: bank-fin, jud (chm), mil-pub
1126 E Harrison St, Gilbert, AZ 85295. Age:
54. (b 05/04/61, Mesa, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Executive director, Benjamin
Franklin Charter Schools. Marital: Married
(Janet). Children: 7. Education: J.D. and M.B.A., George Washington
University, 1991; B.A., economics, UofA, 1988. Legis exp: House since
2011; House 2001-08; majority leader 2003-04. Campaign Finance:
private. Term limit: 2018.

FERNANDEZ, CHARLENE
(D-Dist 4)
Office: 126
Phone: (602) 926-3098
Fax: (602) 417-3281
Email: cfernandez@azleg.gov
Assistant: Michael Diaz
Committees: appro, trans-inf
1342 W 17th St , Yuma, AZ 85364. Age: 60.
(b 02/24/55, Yuma, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Administrative assistant,
Geotechnical Testing Services (a division of Arviso
Engineering), since 2011; congressional staffer, Congressman Raul Grijalva,
2010-11; appointed staff member, AZ Dept of Environmental Quality, 200410; congressional staffer, Congressman Ed Pastor, 1991-2002. Religious
pref: Roman Catholic. Education: B.S., elementary education, NAU, 1993;
A.A., general studies, Arizona Western College, 1991. Pol exp incl: Candidate
for House, LD-4, 2012; governing board member, Yuma Union High School
District #70, 2004-12. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb have incl: Board
member, Yuma Community Foundation; committee member, San Luis
Community Fund; county and state precinct committeeman; board member,
United Way of Yuma; member, Cultural Council of Yuma; Yuma Fine Arts;
Yuma Asthma Coalition; committee member, Environmental Quality Flag
Program in Yuma; first vice-chair, AZ Democratic Party; chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer, Yuma Democratic Party. Interests: Sewing, knitting and
politics. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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FRIESE, RANDALL
(D-Dist 9)
Office: 325
Phone: (602) 926-3138
Fax: (602) 417-3272
Email: rfriese@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jasmine Snipes
Committees: hel, jud
1231 E Condesa Tercera, Tucson, AZ 85718.
(Mail: PO Box 36402, Tucson, AZ 85740)
Name pron: freeze Age: 51. (b 05/26/64,
Baltimore, MD). Arizona since: 2008.
Occupation: Physician/trauma surgeon, UofA Medical Center, since
2008; professor of surgery, UofA College of Medicine, since 2014; associate trauma medical director, UofA Medical Center, since 2008; associate professor of surgery, UofA College of Medicine, 2008-2014; physician/trauma surgeon, Parkland Memorial Hospital (Dallas, TX), 2002-08;
assistant professor of surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center 2002-08; fellow critical care, University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center 2001-02; Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), US Navy
Medical Corps, 1997-2001. Marital: Married (Susan, assistant program
manager, Literacy Connects). Religious pref: No preference. Education:
M.S., clinical science, University of Texas, Southwestern Graduate School
of Biomedical Science, 2008; M.D., University of Maryland School of
Medicine, 1990; B.S., University of Maryland College Park, 1986. Pol
exp incl: Candidate training and emerging leaders fellowship, Leading
for Change Arizona. Memb have incl: Member, Pima County Medical
Society, Public Health Committee. Interests: Skiing and reading fiction/
non-fiction. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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(R-Dist 11)
Office: 337
Phone: (602) 926-3122
Fax: (602) 417-3286
Email: mfinchem@azleg.gov
Assistant: Renee Padilla
Committees: energy-env, fed-state, mil-pub
(v.c.)
12849 N Bloomington Loop, Oro Valley, AZ
85755. (Mail: PO Box 69344, Oro Valley, AZ
85737) Age: 58. (b 04/24/57, Detroit, MI).
Arizona since: 1999. Occupation: Managing partner, ReadMyRear.
com, since 2008; associate broker, Long Realty Company, since 2008.
Marital: Married (Tanya, histologist). Children: 4. Religious pref: Christian.
Education: Six Sigma (Green Belt) Management, Intuit Management
School, 2006; A.A.S. (with honors), criminal justice, Kalamazoo Valley
Community College, 1984; SW Regional Police Academy (2nd in Class),
Deans List, 1982; paramedic licensure, Grand Valley State College
Extension, 1978; bio-sciences, Alma College, 1977. Pol exp incl:
Candidate, Oro Valley Town Council, 2010 (an unsuccessful bid); supporter of multiple fiscally conservative candidates; supporter of effort
to quash Medicaid expansion. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb
have incl: Past president, Oro Valley Business Club, 2011-12; member,
Tucson Assn of Realtors, Govt Affairs Committee, since 2010; member,
Natl Assn of Realtors, since 2007; lifetime member, NRA, since 2011;
lifetime member, Fraternal Order of Police, since 1982. Interests: U.S.
Constitution and the Federalist Papers, family, gardening, local travel,
Young Life Compassion International. Campaign Finance: public. Term
limit: 2022.

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GABALDON, ROSANNA
(D-Dist 2)
Office: 117
Phone: (602) 926-3424
Fax: (602) 417-3129
Email: rgabaldon@azleg.gov
Assistant: Cindy Narvaez
Committees: agri-water-land, bank-fin,
county-muni
348 E Calle Garbillo, Green Valley, AZ 85614.
Age: 55. (b 09/09/60, Bermuda). Arizona since:
1973. Occupation: Legislator since 2013; council member, Town of Sahuarita, 2009-12; Pima County Library staff,
2005-09; IPC Hospitalist Company staff, 1999-2004; bank teller, Wells
Fargo, 1983-97. Marital: Married (Arturo, manager). Children: 1. Religious
pref: Catholic. Education: Central HS, 1978. Pol exp incl: Council member,
Town of Sahuarita, 2009-12. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have
incl: Board member, Southeast AZ Citizens Forum Board, Intl Boundary
& Water Commission, since 2011; board member, Friends of the Green
Valley Library, since 2010; board member, Southeast AZ Advisory Board,
Chicanos Por La Causa, since 2013; member, Natl Assn of Latino
Elected Officials, since 2013, 2009-12; member, Natl Hispanic Council
of State Legislators, since 2013; member, B.P.O. Elks Green Valley Lodge
2592, since 2011; council member, South Pima Regional Partnership
Council, First Things First, 2008-13; advisory board member, Green Valley
Sahuarita - Community Food Bank, 2009-13; board member, Hispanic
Elected Local Officials, Natl League of Cities, 2009-12; board member,
Tucson Pima Arts Council, 2011; board member, Community Foundation
of Greater Green Valley, 2008-10; officer, Sahuarita Elks Lodge #2851,
2007-09; commissioner, Parks & Recreation, Town of Sahuarita 200809; commissioner, economic development, Town of Sahuarita, 2006-08.
Interests: Volunteering in my community. Campaign Finance: public. Term
limit: 2020.

GONZALES, SALLY ANN


(D-Dist 3)
Office: 331
Phone: (602) 926-3278
Fax: (602) 417-3127
Email: sgonzales@azleg.gov
Assistant: Daniel Frank
Committees: child-fam, rural-econ
7444 S Camino Benem, Tucson, AZ 85757.
Age: 58. (b 10/02/57, Brawley, CA). Arizona
since: 1961. Occupation: Program director for
teacher training program, ASU, 2002-06; educational director, Pascua-Yaqui tribe, 2001-02. Marital: Married (Luis).
Children: 5; 23 grandchildren. Religious pref: Yaqui-Catholic. Education:
Masters degree, multicultural education, UofA, 1994; Bachelors degree,
elementary education, ASU, 1986. Pol exp incl: Pascua Yaqui tribal councilmember, 1992-96. Legis exp: House since 2011; House 1996-2000.
Memb have incl: President, Guadalupe Community Development Corp.;
treasurer, Native American Directions Assn; former bd member, Pima
Prevention Partnership. Interests: Spending time with my grandchildren,
reading, playing softball, sewing and traveling. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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GOWAN, DAVID
(R-Dist 14)
Office: 223
Phone: (602) 926-3312
Fax: (602) 417-3130
Email: dgowan@azleg.gov
Assistant: Becca Farmer and Sue Adams
Committees: rules
2027 Santa Theresa Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ
85635. (Mail: PO Box 1985, Sierra Vista,
AZ 85636) Name pron: GOW-an Age: 46.
(b 09/13/69, Stockton, CA). Arizona since:
1993. Occupation: Martial arts instructor; previous sales representative,
Prologics (magazine distributor). Marital: Married (Jessica). Children: 2.
Religious pref: Christian. Education: B.A., social studies, UofA, 2003; A.A.,
general studies, Cochise Community College, 2003. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman; president, UofAs Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, 2003;
co-founder & chair, Cochise County Young Republican League, 2003.
Legis exp: House since 2009; speaker since 2015; majority leader
2012-14. Memb have incl: NRA; Young Republican League; UofA Alumni
Assn; graduate of Project CENTRL (rural leadership program), Elks Lodge
#2065. Interests: Karate, politics, chairman of sons Boy Scout troop.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2016.

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GRAY, RICK
(R-21)
Office: 224
Phone: (602) 926-5993
Fax: (602) 417-3225
Email: rgray@azleg.gov
Assistant: Andrea Allen
Committees: appro, county-muni, trans-inf (chm)
9521 W Cedar Hill Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351.
Age: 65. (b Omaha, NE). Arizona since: 2006.
Occupation: Owner, Acacia Plumbing, Inc.,
since 2006; owner, RG Plumbing, 1999
2006; manager, Micro Plumbing, 200103; division leader, Trinity
Church Interdenominational, 199899; owner, Midwest Plumbing &
Drain Cleaning, Inc. Marital: Married (Lisa, administrative asst). Children:
4. Religious pref: Christian. Education: M.A., organizational leadership,
Crown College, in process; B.S., organizational leadership and biblical
studies (dual major), Grace University, 2000; A.A.S., business management, Metro Community College, 1993; certificate in teacher training,
Metro Community College, 1992. Pol exp incl: Precinct & state committeeman; 2nd vice chair, LD9; governmental chair, Sun City Homeowners
Assn. Legis exp: House since 2011. Memb have incl: Sun City Republican
Club; Sun City Homeowners Assn; Sun City Community Assistance
Network; NRA; Christ Church of the Valley; former member, Peoria Rotary
Club; AZ State Assn of Parliamentarians; AZ Citizen Defense League.
Interests: Politics, reading, travel, exercise, guitar. Campaign Finance:
private. Term limit: 2018.

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HALE, ALBERT
(D-Dist 7)
Office: 323
Phone: (602) 926-4323
Fax: (602) 417-3160
Email: ahale@azleg.gov
Assistant: Melissa Upshaw
Committees: jud, rules
(Mail: PO Box 40, St. Michaels, AZ 86511) Age:
65. (b 03/13/50, Ganado, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Attorney since 1977, specializing in federal Indian law, natural resource
issues and companies doing business with Indian Nations; Navajo
Nation president, 1995-98; former assistant attorney general for the
Navajo Nation; former special counsel to Navajo Nation Council and
former judge for Laguna Pueblo Tribal Court. Marital: Married. Children:
9; 7 grandchildren. Religious pref: Native American Church/Navajo.
Education: J.D., University of New Mexico Law School; B.S., political
science, ASU. Pol exp incl: President, Navajo Nation, 1995-98; chair,
Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, 2003. Legis exp: House since
2011; Senate 2004-10 (appointed 1/21/04 to replace Jack Jackson
Sr.). Memb have incl: Navajo Nation Bar Assn, New Mexico State Bar
Assn, DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors, Navajo
Nation Rodeo Cowboy Assn, All Indian Rodeo Cowboys Assn. Interests:
Reading, attending Native American/Navajo ceremonies, rodeo/roping,
golf. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

KERN, ANTHONY
(R-Dist 20)
Office: 341
Phone: (602) 926-3102
Fax: (602) 417-3282
Email: akern@azleg.gov
Assistant: Mark Townsend
Committees: jud, mil-pub, ways-means (v.c.)
5028 W Mescal St, Glendale, AZ 85304. Age:
54. (b 08/05/61, Wadena, MN). Occupation:
Private investigator, small business owner.
Marital: Married (Jenny). Children: 4. Religious
pref: Christian. Education: A.A., business; graduate, Law Enforcement
Training Academy; continuing education at NAU towards B.A., emergency management. Pol exp incl: Ran for Glendale City Council, 2010,
2012; helped with many conservative Republican campaigns in the
federal, state and local levels. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb
have incl: Founder, AZ Hoarding Task Force; Glendale Civic Pride; AZ
Crime Prevention Assn; Crime Free Multi-Housing. Interests: I enjoy the
outdoors especially the White Mountain area. I like to exercise and stay
healthy. I enjoy time with friends and family and look for ways to make
the lives of those around me better. Campaign Finance: private. Term
limit: 2022.

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LARKIN, JONATHAN
(D-Dist 30)
Office: 318
Phone: (602) 926-5058
Fax: (602) 417-3015
Email: jlarkin@azleg.gov
Assistant: Melissa Upshaw
Committees: elect, gov-higher ed, ins
4503 W Loma Ln, Glendale, AZ 85302. Age:
31. (b 01/30/84, St. Petersburg, FL). Arizona
since: 1994. Occupation: Pharmacy tech, Frys
Food Store since 2000; Marine Corps, 200307. Marital: Single. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Marketing,
DeVry University; A.A., Glendale C.C.; Dobson H.S., 2003. Pol exp incl:
Campaign aide, Mayor Greg Stanton, 2011; help with many current
House and Senate democratic officials; Ruben Gallego for Congress.
Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl: Member, United
Food and Commercial Workers Union, since 2000; mentor, Young
Marines Program, American Legion Post 41. Interests: Personally, I have
recently been restoring my home, traveling and do things outdoors.
Professionally, I have continued to work with veterans, like myself, to
combat the challenges we face coming home from service including a
bare job market. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

LEACH, VINCE
(R-Dist 11)
Office: 342
Phone: (602) 926-3106
Fax: (602) 417-3284
Email: vleach@azleg.gov
Assistant: Mark Townsend
Committees: appro (v.c.), energy-env, rural-econ
62927 E Harmony Dr, Tucson, AZ 85739.
(Mail: 12995 North Oracle Road, Ste. 141,
MS 113, Tucson, AZ 85739) Age: 67. (b
08/02/48, Wild Rose, WI). Arizona since:
2009. Occupation: Small business owner, Diversified Options, LLC, since
2005; business manager, Matrix Products, 1998-2009; regional manager, Allied Mineral Products, 1992-98; salesman, Allied Mineral Products,
1988-92. Marital: Married (Charlene, retail clothing sales). Children:
1. Religious pref: Protestant. Education: B.S., political science/history,

MEMBERS

LAWRENCE, JAY
(R-Dist 23)
Office: 339
Phone: (602) 926-3095
Fax: (602) 417-3280
Email: jlawrence@azleg.gov
Assistant: Kim McHatton
Committees: com, educ (v.c.), hel
9385 E Laurel Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Age:
81. (b 01/14/35, Chicago, IL). Arizona since:
1987. Occupation: Talk show host, KTAR
Radio, 26 years; real estate agent, MCO Realty
Fountain Hills, 16 years. Marital: Married (Judy, entertainer). Children:
3. Religious pref: Did not respond. Education: University of Illinois, Navy
Pier (Chicago); Wright Jr. College (Chicago); Columbia College (Chicago);
Roosevelt High School (Chicago). Pol exp incl: None. Legis exp: House
since 2015. Interests: I am a news junkie. Golf, fishing, playing almost
all sports. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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University of Wisconsin, St. Point, 1970. Pol exp incl: Campaign worker
for various local, state and federal candidates. Legis exp: House since
2015. Memb have incl: NRA, AZ Civil Defense League, Catalina Foothills
Church. Interests: Public policy, distance walking. Campaign Finance:
private. Term limit: 2022.

MEMBERS

LIVINGSTON, DAVID
(R-Dist 22)
Office: 207
Phone: (602) 926-4178
Fax: (602) 417-3154
Email: dlivingston@azleg.gov
Assistant: Barbara Phillips
Committees: ins (v.c.), rules
9559 W Menadota Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382. Age:
51. (b 12/13/64, Chicago, IL). Arizona since:
1983. Occupation: Semi-retired and legislator
since 2013; retired financial advisor and business owner, Ameriprise Financial, 1992-2012. Marital: Married (Tracy,
teacher and president of Maricopa County Community College District
Governing Board). Children: 1. Religious pref: Christian. Education:
B.S., finance, ASU, 1988; charter financial advisor (ChFC). Pol exp incl:
Precinct committeeman since 2012. Legis exp: House since 2013;
majority whip since 2015. Memb have incl: The Fraternity of Phi Gamma
Delta; Christ Church of the Valley; former board member, Glendale-Peoria
YMCA; Million Dollar Round Table, Court of the Table. Interests: Family,
church, dogs, politics, sports (football, hockey). Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

LOVAS, PHIL
(R-Dist 22)
Office: 110
Phone: (602) 926-3297
Fax: (602) 417-3004
Email: plovas@azleg.gov
Assistant: Weston Sims
Committees: child-fam, gov-higher ed, ins
7197 W Mariposa Grande Ln, Peoria, AZ
85383. Age: 46. (b 02/10/69, Akron, OH).
Arizona since: 1996. Occupation: Sales,
HotelHuddle.com; previous regional director
of franchise development, InterContinental Hotels Group and Cendant
Hotels. Marital: Married (Corinne, fundraising). Children: 3. Religious
pref: Christian. Education: M.S., political science, Baylor University,
1992; B.A., journalism, Ohio University, 1991. Pol exp incl: Campaign
manager, congressional aide. Legis exp: House since Feb. 21, 2012.
Appointed to replace Judy Burges. Memb have incl: Board member,
Phoenix Film Foundation. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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MACH, STEFANIE
(D-Dist 10)
Office: 329
Phone: (602) 926-3398
Fax: (602) 417-3126
Email: smach@azleg.gov
Assistant: Paula Peyerl
Committees: appro, com, mil-pub
3002 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85716. Name
pron: mock Age: 35. (b 06/12/80). Arizona
since: 2009. Occupation: CEO and co-founder,
CM Concordia Consulting, LLC, since 201014. Marital: Single. Education: M.P.P. (emphasis in education), Brown
University, 2011; B.A., international studies & Spanish, University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2002. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb
have incl: Board member, DIRECT; board member, Anytown Arizona.
Interests: Hiking, reading and traveling. Campaign Finance: private. Term
limit: 2020.

MCCUNE DAVIS, DEBBIE

MENDEZ, JUAN
(D-Dist 26)
Office: 120
Phone: (602) 926-4124
Fax: (602) 417-3017
Email: jmendez@azleg.gov
Assistant: Connie Dow
Committees: child-fam, rural-econ
1741 S Ventura Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281. Age:
30. (b 05/18/85, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Arizona state representative
since 2012; health care advocate organizer,
community voice mail manager, information & referral specialist, 211
Arizona Community Information and Referral Services, 2009-13; Boys &
Girls Club of the East Valley Ladmo Branch, 200708. Marital: Single.
Religious pref: None. Education: B.A., political science, ASU, 2008; A.A.,
general studies, Phoenix College, 2006; Tolleson Union High School,
2003. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman, LD-26 Democratic Party,
since 2008. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl: Board member, Boys and Girls Club, Ladmo Branch, since 2013; Tempe Community

MEMBERS

Office: 333
Phone: (602) 926-4485
Fax: (602) 417-3014
Email: ddavis@azleg.gov
Assistant: Daniel Briggin
Committees: bank-fin, ins
Phoenix, AZ 85009. Age: 64. (b 08/12/51,
Braddock, PA). Arizona since: 1963.
Occupation: Executive director, Arizona
Partnership for Immunization, since 1996.
Marital: Married. (Glenn) Children: 5 (blended) Religious pref: Catholic Education: B.S., sociology, ASU, 1975. Pol
exp incl: Candidate, Corporation Commission, 1994. Legis exp: House
since 2011; Senate 2007-10; House 2003-06, 1979-94; Dem whip
1982-94. Memb have incl: Founding bd member, Natl Bd of American
Immunization Registry Assn; Success by Six (Childrens Action Alliance
program); AZ Childrens Caucus; bd member, Natl Partnership for
Immunization. Interests: Reading, sailing and family. Campaign Finance:
private. Term limit: 2018.

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Council since 2013; Tempe Leadership Class XXVI; Human Services


Advisory Committee, City of Phoenix, 2010-13. Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2020.

MEMBERS

MESNARD, J.D.
(R-Dist 17)
Office: 308
Phone: (602) 926-4481
Fax: (602) 417-3152
Email: jmesnard@azleg.gov
Assistant: Susan Hite
Committees: elect (v.c.), jud, ways-means
1427 W Homestead Ct, Chandler, AZ 85286.
JAY-vin MES-nard. Age: 35. (b 05/15/80,
Tampa, FL). Arizona since: 1990. Occupation:
Consultant; investor; small business owner;
professor, Mesa Community College; policy adviser, Arizona State
Senate, 2002-09. Marital: Married. Religious pref: Christian. Education:
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2006; Masters degree, public administration, Keller Graduate School of Management, 2006; Bachelors degree,
music composition, ASU, 2002. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman.
Legis exp: House since 2011. Memb have incl: Homestead HOA board;
advisory member, Natl Center for Policy Analysis. Interests: Music, playing the piano. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

MEYER, ERIC
(D-Dist 28)
Office: 320
Phone: (602) 926-3037
Fax: (602) 417-3111
Email: emeyer@azleg.gov
Assistant: Barbara Wellman
Committees: appro, hel
7765 N Foothill Dr South, Paradise Valley, AZ
85253. Age: 54. (b 08/12/61, Syracuse, NY).
Arizona since: 1967. Occupation: Legislator
since 2009; former director of Providence
Hospital Emergency Dept (Portland, OR); bd member, Scottsdale School
District Governing Bd, since 2005-12. Marital: Married (Sarah Snell,
physician). Children: 2. Education: Post-graduate training, emergency
medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1991; M.D., UofA Medical
School, 1988; B.A., economics, University of Southern California, 1983.
Pol exp incl: Scottsdale School District Governing Board, 2005-12. Legis
exp: House since 2009, minority leader since 2015, minority whip 2014.
Memb have incl: Board member, Phoenix Childrens Museum; Board
member, Scottsdale All-City Banquet. Interests: Hiking, sailing, cycling
and reading. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2016.

MITCHELL, DARIN
(R-Dist 13)
Office: 313
Phone: (602) 926-5894
Fax: (602) 417-3012
Email: dmitchell@azleg.gov
Assistant: Abby Selvey
Committees: agri-water-land (v.c.), fed-state,
ways-means (chm)
1150 E Acacia Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ
85340. Age: 51. (b 12/05/64, Alma, MI).
Arizona since: 1980. Occupation: Small busi-

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ness owner, Landmark Inspections Inc., since 2011; Realtor, DPR


Realty 2007; general contractor, custom home builder. Marital: Single.
Religious pref: Christian (non-denominational). Education: B.S., political
science, ASU, 1988; Mesa High School, 1983. Pol exp incl: I imagine
navigating through the business world takes some political instincts as
well. This is the world in which I live and the experience of which I am
applying to the political process in my campaign for the Legislature.
Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl: West Maricopa Assn of
Realtors, Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, ASU Alumni Assn, AZ
Assn of Realtors, Scottsdale Area Assn of Realtors, American Society of
Home Inspectors. Interests: Building, camping/hiking, traveling, jogging.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

MONTENEGRO, STEVE

NORGAARD, JILL
(R-Dist 18)
Office: 128
Phone: (602) 926-3140
Fax: (602) 417-3265
Email: jnorgaard@azleg.gov
Assistant: Tracey Gardner
Committees: bank-fin, com (v.c.), educ
Phoenix, AZ 85048. Age: 53. (b 10/28/62,
EauClaire, WI). Arizona since: 1990. Occupation:
Small business owner (aero space and defense
industry) since 1998. Marital: Married. Children:
3. Religious pref: Roman Catholic. Education: Masters, business administration, University of Phoenix; B.S., engineering management, University of
North Dakota. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman; state committeeman;
first vp, Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW); fundraising chair, ARW;
legislative chair, ARW; graduate, Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service
Series. Legis exp: House since 2015. Memb have incl: Society of Women
Engineers; licensed Realtor, Arizona; Foothills CCNR Board; chair, Charity
and Development Appeal. Interests: Piano, dirtbiking, learning Spanish.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

MEMBERS

(R-Dist 13)
Office: 208
Phone: (602) 926-5955
Fax: (602) 417-3168
Email: smontenegro@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jana Babel
Committees: agri-water-land, rules (v.c.)
(Mail: PO Box 2275, Litchfield Park, AZ
85340) Name pron: mon-ta-NAY-grow Age:
34. (b 07/28/81, El Salvador). Arizona since:
1995. Occupation: District representative,
Congressman Trent Franks, since 2006; president, Arizona Messengers
of Peace, 2000-2005; office intern, Congressman Trent Franks, 2004;
teacher, Arizona Charter Academy and Superior School, 2000-02;
legal assistant, Ray Hayes Law Office, 1998-99; intern, City of Surprise
Attorneys Office, 1997-1998; special events coordinator, Associated
Students of ASU West, 1999-2000. Marital: Married (Melissa Espino).
Children: 1. Religious pref: Christian. Education: B.S., political science,
ASU, 2004; A.A., Theology, CBAN and Logos University, 2003. Pol exp
incl: Precinct committeeman, GOP LD 12, since 2007; delegate, GOP
state convention, 2008; worked on numerous GOP campaigns since
2004. Legis exp: House since 2009; majority leader since 2015; speaker
pro tem 2011-12. Memb have incl: NRA; trustee with Arizona Christian
University; Aspen Rodel Fellowship Class of 2011. Interests: Reading,
golf and politics. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2016.

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OLSON, JUSTIN

MEMBERS

(R-Dist 25)
Office: 204
Phone: (602) 926-5288
Fax: (602) 417-3161
Email: jolson@azleg.gov
Assistant: Riley Weber
Committees: appro (chm), gov-higher ed,
ways-means
524 N 38th St, Mesa, AZ 85205. Age: 37. (b
01/01/79, Mesa, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: Senior tax analyst, Apollo Group,
since 2010; senior research analyst, AZ Tax Research Assn, 200710; congressional aide, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of
Congressman Trent Franks, 2005-06; realtor, American Realty Brokers,
2002-05. Marital: Married (Karyn, homemaker). Children: 6. Religious
pref: LDS. Education: MBA, finance, W.P. Carey School of Business,
ASU, 2013; B.S., biology, ASU, 2004; Mountain View H.S., 1997. Pol exp
incl: Precinct committeeman, 2004-06; campaign volunteer for many
Republican candidates and conservative causes. Legis exp: House since
2010. Memb have incl: Boy Scouts of America, assistant scout master
with eagle scout rank, merit badge counselor, 2004-Jun 2005, Oct 2006Jan 2007, Sept 2012-present. Interests: Family, recreation, public policy
and politics. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

OTONDO, LISA
(D-Dist 4)
Office: 123
Phone: (602) 926-3002
Fax: (602) 417-3124
Email: lotondo@azleg.gov
Assistant: Michael Diaz
Committees: agri-water-lands, educ, ins
579 S 7th Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364. Age: 54. (b
05/19/61, Yuma, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: Realtor, Century 21 Action Group,
since 2008; language arts teacher, Crane
Middle School, 2004-08; intl flight attendant/ trainer/curriculum developer, American Airlines, 1991-2004; realtor, Curtis Development, 200104; intl affairs specialist, Natl Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,
1989-90. Marital: Divorced. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Masters,
intl public administration, Monterey Institute of Intl Studies, 1989; B.S.,
intl policy studies, Monterey Institute of Intl Studies, 1986. Pol exp incl:
Candidate, CD7, 2002. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl:
Yuma North Rotary Club 2001-08; Yuma Democratic Club President,
2003; Yuma Fine Arts Board, 2004-05; Natl Assn of Realtors since
2005. Interests: Foreign language studies, travel, reading, educational/
reading volunteer activities. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit:
2020.

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PETERSEN, WARREN
(R-Dist 12)
Office: 312
Phone: (602) 926-4136
Fax: (602) 417-3222
Email: wpetersen@azleg.gov
Assistant: Heather Covert
Committees: appro, com (chm), gov-higher ed
2085 E Avenida del Valle Ct, Gilbert, AZ
85295. Age: 39. (b 09/08/76, Wentworth,
MO). Arizona since: 1987. Occupation:
Owner of real estate brokerage since 2001.
Marital: Married (Michelle, homemaker). Children: 5. Religious pref:
LDS. Education: Admitted to law school, 2016; B.A., political science
and history, ASU; agent and brokers licenses, AZ School of Business
and Real Estate; continuing education with various certified real estate
schools; Gilbert H.S., 1995. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeemen since
2009, Victor Petersen for Council, Emilena Turley for Council, John
Lewis for Mayor, Eddie Cook for Council, Jordan Ray for Council, No on
Prop 406. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl: Boy Scouts of
America; Government Affairs Committee, Southeast Valley Regional Assn
of Realtors (SEVRAR); NRA; AZ Farm Bureau. Interests: Anything with my
family, sports, church activities, scouting, reading. Campaign Finance:
private. Term limit: 2020.

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PLUMLEE CELESTE
(D-Dist 26)
Office: 119
Phone: (602) 926-4334
Fax: (602) 417-3009
Email: cplumlee@azleg.gov
Assistant: Kat Clark
Committees: com, county-muni
Tempe, AZ. Age: 42 (b 07/26/73, Phoenix,
AZ). Arizona since: Birth. Occupation: Crisis
response team member & group facilitator,
CARE 7 City of Tempe Crisis Response Team,
since 2015; program manager of strategy & evaluation, Girl Scouts
Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, 2013-15; research & teaching assistant,
ASU College of Public Programs, 2012-13; case manager & eligibility
specialist, Chandler and Gilbert Community Action Programs, 2011-12.
Marital: Single. Children: 2. Education: M.S.W., ASU, 2013; M.P.A., ASU,
2013; B.A., sociology, ASU, 2006. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman;
state committeeman. Legis exp: House since Dec. 2015 (appointed to
replace Andrew Sherwood). Memb have incl: Fellow, Flinn-Brown Civic
Leadership Academy; president, board of directors, Arizona Coalition
to End Sexual & Domestic Violence; member, Tempe Municipal Arts
Commission; member, Emerge Arizona Class of 2015; member, Tempe
Leadership Class 26; member, Mensa International & Greater Phoenix
Mensa. Interests: Dance, Yoga, playing the flute, pets, writing. Term
limit: 2022.

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PRATT, FRANK

MEMBERS

(R-Dist 8)
Office: 226
Phone: (602) 926-5761
Fax: (602) 417-3023
Email: fpratt@azleg.gov
Assistant: Angela Diaz
Committees: energy-env (chm), mil-pub,
rural-econ
425 E Providence Dr, Casa Grande, AZ
85122. Age: 73. (b 08/27/42, Florence, AZ).
Arizona since: Birth. Occupation: Owner, Pratt
Pools, since 1986. Marital: Married (Dr. Janice Pratt, asst dean, Central
Arizona College). Children: 1; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Religious pref: Christian. Education: Attended, NAU, Arizona Western
College and Central Arizona College; Maricopa H.S. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman; House candidate, 2004 and 2006. Legis exp: House
since 2009. Memb have incl: Pinal County Merit Commission; Pinal
Public Safety Retirement Board; past president, Rotary and Paul Harris
Fellow; alumni council president, Project CENTRL rural leadership program; Casa Grande Red Cross Advisory Council. Interests: Scuba diving.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2016.

RIOS, REBECCA
(D-Dist 27)
Office: 322
Phone: (602) 926-3073
Fax: (602) 417-3288
Email: rrios@azleg.gov
Assistant: Carmen Velarde
Committees: child-fam, fed-state
3136 E Beautiful Ln , Phoenix, AZ 85042. Age:
48. (b 06/04/67, Tucson, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Senior government & community affairs advisor, Florence Copper, since
2011; president, Florence Copper Community Foundation, since 2013.
Marital: Married (Van Jenerette, training manager, Aesculap). Children:
3. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: M.S.W., ASU, 2003; B.S.W., ASU,
1989. Pol exp incl: Lifelong volunteer for Pete Rios campaigns, Pinal
County Supervisor. Legis exp: House since 2015, minority whip since
2015; Senate 2005-10, asst minority leader, 2008-10; minority whip,
2006-08; House 1995-2000. Memb have incl: HeadStart, AZ Rural
Health Assn, CAAFA Domestic Violence Board, ASU School of Social Work
Advisory Board. Interests: Spending time with my family, traveling, exercising. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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RIVERO, TONY
(R-Dist 21)
Office: 344
Phone: (602) 926-3104
Fax: (602) 417-3283
Email: trivero@azleg.gov
Assistant: Tina Fairbanks
Committees: appro, com, county-muni (v.c.)
6767 W Cheryl Dr, Peoria, AZ 85345. Age:
33. (b 03/10/82, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Councilmember, City of Peoria,
2011-14. Marital: Married (Joesette, public servant). Children: 4. Religious pref: Christian. Education: M.P.A., ASU, 2007;
B.A.E, secondary education, ASU West, 2004; Peoria H.S., 2000. Pol exp
incl: City of Peoria councilmember, 2011-14; Wes Gullett for Mayor, 2011;
U.S. Senator John McCain for President, 2008; U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, 2006.
Legis exp: House since 2015. Interests: Exercising and volunteering for
non-profit organizations. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

ROBSON, BOB

SALDATE, MACARIO
(D-Dist 3)
Office: 332
Phone: (602) 926-4171
Fax: (602) 417-3162
Email: msaldate@azleg.gov
Assistant: Daniel Frank
Committees: energy-env, gov-higher ed
3314 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713. Name
pron: sal-DAH-tey Age: 74. (b 12/13/41,
Nogales, AZ). Arizona since: Birth. Occupation:
Professor/administrator, UofA, 1972-2009.
Marital: Divorced. Children: 2; 4 grandchildren. Religious pref: Catholic.
Education: Ph.D., education, UofA, 1972; Masters degree, UofA, 1967;
Bachelors degree, UofA, 1965. Pol exp incl: Pima Community College
Bd, 1973-1979. Legis exp: House since 2011. Interests: Welding,

MEMBERS

(R-Dist 18)
Office: 222
Phone: (602) 926-5549
Fax: (602) 417-3157
Email: brobson@azleg.gov
Assistant: Iris McMahon
Committees: ins, rules
2713 W Oak Grove Ln, Chandler, AZ 85224.
Age: 60. (b 09/18/55, Brooklyn, NY). Arizona
since: 1980. Occupation: Professor of Practice,
ASU School of Criminal Justice; former owner
of a Farmers Insurance agency. Marital: Married (Dawna). Children:
2. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: M.S., criminal justice, John Jay
College, 1980; B.S., criminal justice, John Jay College, 1978. Pol exp
incl: Vice mayor, Chandler, 2000; Chandler City Council; chair, Maricopa
County Sports Commission, 2000; chair, AZ Automobile Theft Authority,
2000; Greater Phoenix Economic Council Strategic Policy Cmte; Chandler
Planning & Zoning Commission, 1990-92. Legis exp: House since 2011;
House 2001-08; speaker pro tem 2003-08. Memb have incl: Past pres,
past lt. gov, past intl cmte chairman of public relations, Kiwanis; past
chair, Chandler Salvation Army Advisory Bd; bd member, State Legislative
Leaders Foundation (SLLF). Interests: Family, watching my children play
sports. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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ironwork, small construction projects. Campaign Finance: private. Term


limit: 2018.

MEMBERS

SHOPE, T.J.
(R-Dist 8)
Office: 112
Phone: (602) 926-3012
Fax: (602) 417-3123
Email: tshope@azleg.gov
Assistant: Patty Wisner
Committees: agri-water-land, com,
rural-econ (chm)
1206 N Reeves Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85128.
Age: 30. (b 08/12/85, Florence, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Manager, Shopes
IGA, since 2008; deputy director of communications, Arizona Republican
Party, 2006. Marital: Single. Religious pref: Roman Catholic. Education:
B.S., political science, ASU, 2008; A.A., general studies, Central Arizona
College, 2005; Coolidge H.S., 2003. Pol exp incl: VP, Coolidge Unified
School Dist Governing Bd, since 2008; precinct committeeman since
2003; second vice chair, Pinal County Republican Committee, 2009-11;
state chairman, AZ Federation of College Republicans, 2007-08; CD1
member-at-large, AZ Republican Party Executive Committee, 2007-09;
president, College Republicans at ASU, 2006-07; president, Central
Arizona College Republican Club, 2003-05. Legis exp: House since
2013; vice chair, House Committee on Commerce. Memb have incl:
Member, Coolidge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since
2012. Interests: I enjoy listening to music, mainly country and enjoy
following my favorite sports teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Arizona
Cardinals, (Arizona) Coyotes, and all of the ASU Sun Devil athletic teams.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

STEVENS, DAVID
(R-Dist 14)
Office: 205
Phone: (602) 926-4321
Fax: (602) 417-3146
Email: dstevens@azleg.gov
Assistant: Carolyn Berta
Committees: appro, rules (chm), trans-inf (v.c.)
5454 S Santa Aurelia Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ
85650. Age: 54. (b 08/16/61, Morrison, IL).
Arizona since: 1987. Occupation: Defense
contractor, U.S. Dept of Defense, since 1988;
research and development manager, Comptron Data, 1997-2001.
Marital: married (Cindy, registered nurse). Children: 2. Religious pref:
Catholic. Education: B.S., computer information systems, State University
of New York, 1991. Pol exp incl: Candidate for state House, 2002 and
2004; chair, 2006-07, 1st v.c., 2004-06, 2nd v.c., 2002-04, Cochise
County Republican Party. Legis exp: House since 2009. Memb have
incl: Boy Scouts of America. Interests: Restoring muscle cars. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2016.

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THORPE, BOB

TOWNSEND, KELLY
(R-Dist 16)
Office: 302
Phone: (602) 926-4467
Fax: (602) 417-3018
Email: ktownsend@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jackie Wright
Committees: child-fam, fed-state (chm),
gov-higher ed
7402 E Monte Ave, Mesa, AZ 85209. (Mail:
PO Box 3004, Gilbert, AZ 85299) Age: 47. (b
09/27/68, Long Beach, CA). Arizona since:
2004. Occupation: Doula coordinator at South Phoenix Healthy Start;
management, US Airways; small business owner, Doula Services;
author, Christ Centered Childbirth; doula coordinator/program director,
Ashland Community Hospital, 1997-2004; U.S. Navy veteran. Marital:
Widowed. Children: 3. Religious pref: Christian. Education: Currently
studying for Masters degree, infant family practice, ASU; B.S., human
communications, ASU. Pol exp incl: State committeeman. Legis exp:
House since 2013. Memb have incl: Co-founder, Greater Phoenix Tea
Party; co-founder, 40 Days for Life (Phoenix); co-founder, South Phoenix
Healthy Start Doula Program; founder, US Airways Christian Resource
Group; founder, Doulas of Southern Oregon. Campaign Finance: public.
Term limit: 2020.

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(R-Dist 6)
Office: 130
Phone: (602) 926-5219
Fax: (602) 417-3118
Email: bthorpe@azleg.gov
Assistant: Meg Reilly
Committees: educ, fed-state,
gov-higher ed (chm), rules
490 Lake Mary Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Age:
58. (b 02/01/57, Burbank, CA). Arizona since:
2003. Occupation: Residential construction
and remodeling, self-employed, 5+ years; published author, constitutional handbook, 2 years; volunteer firefighter 1 & 2, EMT, Highlands Fire
District, 7.5 years; website design and development, 5+ years. Other
employment: small business owner (software company), the Walt Disney
Company, Price Waterhouse Accounting firm, the aerospace industry, the
software and online ecommerce industries, medical records, K-12 education, and as a high technology instructor at UCLA Extension. Marital:
Married (Donna, interior designer and project manager). Children: 2.
Religious pref: Christian. Education: Emergency medical technician
basic (EMT), Coconino Community College, 2005; AZ State certified
firefighter 1 & 2, Highlands Fire District, 2004; graduate studies, human
factors psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1986-87;
engineering courses, Los Angeles Pierce College, 1982, 1984; design
course, Art Center School of Design (Pasadena, CA), 1982; B.A., liberal
arts, California State University, Northridge, 1981. Pol exp incl: I am a
co-founder of an educational/issues-based organization that volunteers
its time to state legislators across the nation regarding state and U.S.
constitutional issues. Legis exp: House since 2013. Memb have incl:
Heritage Foundation, Freedom Works, Balanced Budget Amendment
Taskforce, NRA. Interests: My family, our black Labs, constitutional
and economic/fiscal issues, politics, hiking and mountain climbing,
target and skeet shooting, fly fishing, astronomy, antiques, old tractors.
Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2020.

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UGENTI-RITA, MICHELLE
(R-Dist 23)
Office: 111
Phone: (602) 926-4480
Fax: (602) 417-3155
Email: mugenti-rita@azleg.gov
Assistant: Marshall Pimentel
Committees: appro, elect (chm), ways-means
15029 N Thompson Peak Parkway, Ste B-111
#472, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Name pron: youJEN-tee Age: 35. (b 06/28/80, Scottsdale, AZ).
Arizona since: Birth. Occupation: Legislator;
former commercial real estate agent. Marital:
Did not respond. Children: 3. Religious pref: Christian. Education: B.S.,
business administration, ASU, 2003. Pol exp incl: None. Legis exp: House
since 2011. Interests: Scrapbooking, cooking and gardening. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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VELASQUEZ, CECI
(D-Dist 29)
Office: 124
Phone: (602) 926-3144
Fax: (602) 417-3245
Email: cvelasquez@azleg.gov
Assistant: Neomy Tenorio
Committees: fed-state, rules
12601 W Pasadena Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ
85340. Age: 41. (b 01/31/74, Phoenix, AZ).
Arizona since: Birth. Occupation: Founder/
CEO, Arizona Guidance Organization, since
2015; paralegal, Taubmen & Associates, since 2014; paralegal, Law
Office of Martin J Quezada, 2009-14. Marital: Single. Children: 5; 1
grandchild. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Pursuing B.S., criminal
justice, nonprofit leadership & mgmt minor, ASU; A.A.S and paralegal
certificate, Phoenix College, 2008; Central H.S. & Metro Tech, 1992. Pol
exp incl: Quezada for Senate, 2014; Martin Quezada for House 2010,
2012; Kate Gallego for Phoenix City Council; Mark Cardenas for House,
2012; Ruben Gallego for House, 2010. Legis exp: House since 2015.
Memb have incl: Emerge Arizona, Class of 2013; fellowship, Center
for Progressive Leaders, Class of 2012; candidate training, Center for
Progressive Leaders, Class of 2011. Interests: Politics, spending time
with family, reading, volunteering. Campaign Finance: private. Term
limit: 2022.

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WENINGER, JEFF
(R-Dist 17)
Office: 338
Phone: (602) 926-3092
Fax: (602) 417-3279
Email: jweninger@azleg.gov
Assistant: Kim McHatton
Committees: bank-fin (v.c.), elect, waysmeans
1360 W Camellia Ct, Chandler, AZ 85286.
Age: 45. (b 03/10/70, Wichita, KS). Arizona
since: 1993. Occupation: Part owner and
VP, Arizona Sandwich Shops, Inc., dba Dillys Deli and Floridinos Pizza
and Pasta. Marital: Married (Janet, volunteer/non-profits). Children: 3.
Religious pref: Christian Education: Attended Wichita State university;
Kapaun Mount Carmel H.S., 1988. Pol exp incl: Councilman, Chandler
City Council, since 2006; vice mayor, City of Chandler, 2012-13; precinct committeeman; 1st vice chair, LD 20. Legis exp: House since
2015. Memb have incl: Member, GPEC, 2010-12; Childhelp State
Advisory Board since May 2014. Interests: Family, sports, politics, travel.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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(D-10)
Office: 321
Phone: (602) 926-3300
Fax: (602) 417-3028
Email: bwheeler@azleg.gov
Assistant: Ana Lopez
Committees: fed-state, rules, ways-means
2733 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85716. Age: 68.
(b 01/14/48, Roblecito, Venezuela). Arizona
since: 1969. Occupation: House since 2011.
Marital: Divorced. Children: 2. Education:
M.B.A., Univ of Phoenix, 2001; B.A., intl relations, UofA, 1972. Pol exp
incl: Tucson City Council, 1987-95. Legis exp: House since 2011, asst
Dem leader since March 2014, Dem whip 2013-March 2014; House
1975-77. Memb have incl: Freedom From Hunger Foundation. Interests:
Photography. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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ALLEN, SYLVIA TENNEY


(R-Dist 6)
Office: 303
Phone: (602) 926-5409
Fax: (602) 417-3105
Email: sallen@azleg.gov
Assistant: Lynn Snow
Committees: appro, educ (chm), gov (v.c.),
water-energy (v.c.)
PO Box 952, Snowflake, AZ 85937. Age: 68.
(b 04/02/47, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Navajo County Supervisors, 2012-14; co-established
George Washington Academy LLC, 2014; former real estate agent,
Integrity Realty, 2005-08. Marital: Married (Richard, road maintenance).
Children: 5. Religious pref: LDS. Education: Certification, real estate
school, 2005; diploma, Snowflake High School, 1965. Pol exp incl: Chair,
Navajo County Republican Party, 2000-05; precinct committeeman for
25 years. Legis exp: Senate since 2015, president pro tem since 2015;
Senate 2008-11; president pro tem 2011-12. (Appointed 6/18/08
to replace Jake Flake, who died 6/8/08.) Memb have incl: President,
AZ/NM Coalition of Counties, 2014; board member, Little Colorado
River Resources Conservation District; board member, Northern AZ
Council of Governments Community Action; board member, Navajo/
Apache Counties WIA; appointed, Corporation Commission Transmission
Line Siting Committee; desert southwest coordinator, Project Protect
(promotes the Healthy Forest Restoration Act), 2003; board member,
Mogollon Medical Foundation, 2003-06. Interests: Love spending time
with my children and grandchildren outdoors; reading, reading and more
reading; fixing up my home and doing crafts; watching a really good
movie with my husband. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

BARTO, NANCY
(R-Dist 15)
Office: 307
Phone: (602) 926-5766
Fax: (602) 417-3261
Email: nbarto@azleg.gov
Assistant: Sue Smith
Committees: fed-man-fiscal, hel-hu ser (chm),
jud (v.c.)
5450 E Deer Valley Dr #2196, Phoenix, AZ
85054. Age: 57. (b 07/22/58, Chicago, IL).
Arizona since: 1962. Occupation: Legislator.
Marital: Married (Joe, technical sales). Children: 3 and 2 grandchildren.
Religious pref: Christian. Education: Vocal performance, ASU, 1976-79;
elementary education, ASU West, early 2000s; Arcadia H.S., 1976. Pol
exp incl: District chair, 2002-06; campaign work for Dean Martin for
State Senate. Legis exp: Senate since 2011; House 2006-10 (appointed
to House in 2006 to replace David Burnell Smith). Memb have incl: CPS
Oversight Committee; Bd of Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute at
NAU; Project 127 (supporting foster and adoptive parents); Maricopa
County Justice Commission for the Seriously Mentally Ill; Tobacco
Revenue Use, Spending & Tracking Commission. Interests: Spending
time with family and grandkids, hiking and playing piano. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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BIGGS, ANDY
(R-Dist 12)
Office: 205
Phone: (602) 926-4371
Fax: (602) 417-3248
Email: abiggs@azleg.gov
Assistant: Doug Anderson and Sylvia Oliver
Committees: rules (chm)
10612 S Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234.
Age: 57. (b 11/07/58, Tucson, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Retired; attorney
(sole-practice), 1985-97. Marital: Married (Cindy, homemaker). Children:
6. Religious pref: LDS. Education: Masters, ASU, 1999; J.D., UofA,
1984; B.A., BYU, 1982; additional graduate work at ASU. Pol exp incl:
Volunteered for Rep. Eddie Farnsworth and Matt Salmon; precinct committeeman and district officer; represented NGO at United Nations on
pro-life, pro-family issues. Legis exp: Senate since 2011, president since
2013; House 2003-10. Memb have incl: AZ State Bar, NM State Bar, WA
State Bar, American Poli Sci Assn. Interests: Read, play piano and other
instruments, girls fast pitch softball coach. Campaign Finance: private.
Term limit: 2018.

BRADLEY, DAVID
(D-Dist 10)
Office: 315
Phone: (602) 926-5262
Fax: (602) 926-3429
Email: dbradley@azleg.gov
Assistant: Nancy Boyd
Committees: educ, fed-man-fiscal, hel-hu ser,
water-energy
5909 E 3rd St, Tucson, AZ 85711. Age: 63. (b

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(R-Dist 7)
Office: 308
Phone: (602) 926-5862
Fax: (602) 417-3099
Email: cbegay@azleg.gov
Assistant: Tyler Lopez
Committees: com-work dev, educ, hel-hu ser
(v.c.), trans
(Mail: PO Box 1222, Window Rock, AZ 86515)
Age: 35 (b Dec. 1980, Tuba City, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: VP of business development, American Indian Health Management and Policy, since 2006; principal, Native Health Group, LLC 2008-12; UnitedHealthcare, 2003-05; health
policy analyst, American Indian Health Collaborative, Arizona Governors
Health Policy Council, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, 2004. Marital: Married.
Religious pref: Christian. Education: MHSM, policy and business, ASU, 2006;
B.S., molecular and cellular biology, UofA, 2003. Pol exp incl: 2nd vice-chair,
Native American Caucus, since 2013. Legis exp: Appointed Aug. 6, 2013 to
replace Jack Jackson, Jr. Memb have incl: Chair, Community Advisory Board
Member, Partnership for the Center for American Indian Resiliency, since
2012; Board of Directors, Greater AZ Development Authority, since 2012;
Board of Directors, AZ American Indian Chamber of Commerce, since 2009.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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11/13/52, Seattle, WA). Arizona since: 1957. Occupation: Chief development officer, La Frontera Arizona, since 2011; CEO, La Paloma Family
Services, 1993-2011; private behavioral health care consultant, 199193; administrator, Ramsey Canyon Psychiatric Hospital, 1986-91; therapist, CPS, 1985-86; therapist, Palo Verde Hospital, 1980-85; U.S. Navy,
cryptologist, 1972-80. Marital: Married (Debra, school administrator).
Children: 4. Religious pref: Episcopalian. Education: M.B.A., University
of Phoenix, 1996; M.S.Ed., counseling, Old Dominion University, 1979;
B.S., psychology, University of Maryland, 1977. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman since 1992; chair, Pima County Democratic Party,
2001-02; president, Democrats of Greater Tucson, 1997-99; worked
on numerous campaigns. Legis exp: Senate since 2013, minority leader
pro tem since 2015; House 2003-10. Memb have incl: St. Michael and
All Angels Church, Vestry and School Board, 2002-12; Tucson Chamber,
1992-2012; Tucson Rotary, 1998-2003; Primavera volunteer, 2001-13;
Saguaro Little League, 1982-97; Foster Care Review Board, 1986-89;
In My Shoes, 2009-12; Behavioral Health Coalition, 1995-2011; Higher
Ground since 2015. Interests: Sports, reading, gardening. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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BURGES, JUDY
(R-Dist 22)
Office: 302
Phone: (602) 926-5861
Fax: (602) 417-3104
Email: jburges@azleg.gov
Assistant: LoisAnn Nelson
Committees: fed-man-fiscal (chm), gov,
pub-mil-tech, rules, trans (v.c.), water-energy
(Mail: PO Box 5361, Sun City West, AZ 85375)
Age: 72. (b 07/21/43, La Junta, CO). Arizona
since: 1960. Occupation: Retired; finance office, Yavapai County, 198496; budget coordinator, Cyprus-Bagdad Copper Company, 1976-81.
Marital: Widowed. Children: 3. Religious pref: Lutheran. Education:
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 1996; B.A., management, University of
Phoenix, 1993; A.A., general studies, Yavapai College. Pol exp incl:
2nd vice chair, Yavapai Republican Committee; precinct and state
committeeman; secretary/treasurer, AZ Republican Assembly; member,
Arrowhead Republican Women, Sun City Republican Club, Sun City Grand
Republican Club, Wickenburg Republican Club, Yavapai Republican
Mens Club, Yavapai Republican Women, Verde Valley Republican
Women, Highway 69 Republican Club; helped with various local and
statewide campaigns. Legis exp: Senate Jan 2012 (appointed to
replace Scott Bundgaard). House 2005-Jan 12. Memb have incl: Board
member, Habitat for Humanity; board member, Skull Valley Historical
Society, 2000-05; secretary/treasurer, Citizens Tax Committee, 200305; member, Upper Bill Williams Water Advisory Committee; member,
AZ Federation for Taxpayers; member, Governmental Mall Commission,
2013-14. Interests: My interest remains doing the best job possible for
the citizens of Arizona and the people who elected me in LD22. The voters of LD22 hired me to do a job for them - a job that includes safeguarding their families, their future, their money, their homes, their businesses
and their liberty. The very best part of being your senator is being able
to help people who have problems with their government solve those
problems. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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CAJERO BEDFORD, OLIVIA


(D-Dist 3)
Office: 314
Phone: (602) 926-5835
Fax: (602) 417-3262
Email: ocajerobedford@azleg.gov
Assistant: Helen Noah
Committees: appro, com-work dev,
fed-man-fiscal, rules
PO Box 85477, Tucson, AZ 85754. Age:
n/a. (b. Tucson, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: Tourism industry, 1988-2002.
Marital: Divorced. Children: 2. Religious pref: Did not respond. Education:
Attended, Pima Community College and UofA. Pol exp incl: Involved in
politics since early 60s; many campaigns, including her parents, former
legislators Bernardo Nayo and Carmen Cajero. Legis exp: Senate since
2011; House 2003-10. Memb have incl: Vice chair, Pima Democratic
Party; board member, Girl Scouts; AZ Tourism Advisory Council; Natl
Assn of Latino Elected Officials; Gates Pass Area HOA; Tucson Mountain
Assn; Hospitality Sales and Marketing Intl; AZ Womens Political Caucus;
Natl Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators; Natl Conference of State
Legislators. Interests: Zumba, gardening, clothes design and politics.
Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2018.

DALESSANDRO, ANDREA
(D-Dist 2)
Office: 312
Phone: (602) 926-5342
Fax: (602) 417-3169
Email: adalessandro@azleg.gov
Assistant: Faye Parkin
Committees: fin ins, jud, water-energy
2214 E Falcon Vista Dr, Green Valley, AZ
85614. (Mail: PO Box 1141, Green Valley, AZ
85622) Age: 68. (b 06/07/47, Jersey City,
NJ). Arizona since: 2004. Occupation: Retired;

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CONTRERAS, LUPE
(D-Dist 19)
Office: 305
Phone: (602) 926-5284
Fax: (602) 417-3106
Email: lcontreras@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jennifer Benally
Committees: debt-budget, gov, jud,
pub-mil-tech
10724 W Durango, Avondale, AZ 85323.
(Mail: PO Box 816, Avondale, AZ 85323) Age:
40. (b 07/27/75, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Director of new business, Pomeroy & Associates,
since 1999. Marital: Married (Sara, special ed teacher). Children: 6; 4
grandchildren. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Estrella Mountain
Community College and Glendale Community College. Pol exp incl: None.
Legis exp: Senate since 2015, minority co-whip since 2015; House
2013-14. Memb have incl: None. Interests: Spending time with family,
hunting, golfing, camping, coaching wrestling. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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owner, Andrea Dalessandro, CPA, tax accountant, 1981-2006; asst professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, (taught a wide variety
of accounting courses including governmental accounting); asst accounting professor, The City University of New Jersey, 1986-87; corporate
tax accountant, Josephson International (NY, NY), 1983-85; senior tax
accountant, Price Waterhouse, 1981-83; mathematics teacher, Jersey
City Board of Education 1970-81. Marital: Did not provide. Children:
1. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Doctoral candidate, business,
NYU, 1987-93; taxation, Pace University, 1984-86; M.B.A., professional
accounting, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1981; administration and supervision, The City University of New Jersey, 1976-77; M.A.,
mathematics education, The City University of New Jersey, 1975; B.A.,
mathematics education, The City University of New Jersey, 1970. Pol
exp incl: Precinct committeeman since 2005; state committeeman since
2006; treasurer, Jeff Latas for Congress, 2006; candidate for LD30,
representative, 2008 and 2010. Legis exp: Senate since Jan. 22, 2014
(appointed 1/22/14 to replace Linda Lopez). House 2013-Jan 2014.
Memb have incl: Sahuarita at Anamax Park Coordinator, Jan 2010; www.
Beyond-Tucson.org; American Assn of University Women scholarship
chair; charter member, Sahuarita Elks Lodge # 2851; Southwest Assn of
Buffalo Soldiers; Running and Winning Friends of the Santa Cruz River;
Sierra Club; Tubac Rotary; Sky Island Alliance; volunteer, Wade Carpenter
Middle School (Nogales); judged senior projects at Nogales H.S.; League
of Women Voters; retired, Natl Education Assn; retired, AZ Education
Assn; American Red Cross (blood and platelet donor); Alliance for Retired
Americans; Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. Interests: Civil
discourse, fiber arts including Navajo weaving, reading. Campaign
Finance: public. Term limit: 2020.

DIAL, JEFF
(R-Dist 18)
Office: 306
Phone: (602) 926-5550
Fax: (602) 417-3120
Email: jdial@azleg.gov
Assistant: Grant Hanna
Committees: com-work dev, debt-budget (chm),
educ, trans
2936 W Gregg Dr, Chandler, AZ 85224. Age:
39. (b 04/04/76, Covina, CA). Arizona since:
1998. Occupation: Realtor. Marital: Single.
Religious pref: Christian, nondenominational. Education: B.A., political
science, ASU, 2004. Pol exp incl: State committeeman, Republican
Party, since 2007; precinct committeeman since 2002; precinct captain,
Republican Party, various years; candidate, State Representative LD 20,
2008 and 2004; volunteered or interned with over 30 local, statewide,
congressional and presidential campaigns. Legis exp: Senate since
2015; House 2011-14. Memb have incl: Mountain Park Community
Church; NRA; Tempe Exchange Club; Red Cross East Valley Disaster
Action Team; president, Marlborough Estates Homeowners Assn.
Interests: I enjoy exploring the Arizona outdoors, whether it is through
hiking the mountains, biking around, or simply driving out to scenic
areas. I am an avid golfer and powerlifter. Also, when I have the time
I enjoy reading books and watching films, I also read the news to keep
up on political matters and current events. Campaign Finance: private.
Term limit: 2022.

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DRIGGS, ADAM
(R-Dist 28)
Office: 309
Phone: (602) 926-3016
Fax: (602) 417-3007
Email: adriggs@azleg.gov
Assistant: Roberta Brown
Committees: fin ins, jud (chm), nat res
4231 E Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Age:
50. (b 04/22/65, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Attorney. Marital: Married
(Leonore). Children: 5. Religious pref: LDS.
Education: J.D., ASU, 1993; B.A., Portuguese, BYU, 1990; Arcadia H.S., 1983.
Pol exp incl: Volunteer for Matt Salmons gubernatorial campaign. Legis exp:
Senate since 2011, majority whip 2013-14; House 2007-10. Memb have
incl: Rotary 100, head coach, Arcadia Little League; former scoutmaster and
cubmaster; volunteer, Habitat for Humanity. Interests: I enjoy spending time
with my family, whether I am coaching their youth sports, spending time in
the White Mountains and other beautiful places in Arizona or just hanging out
at home with them. I love ASU football and other Sun Devil athletics. I also
enjoy Civil War history. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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(R-Dist 5)
Office: 304
Phone: (602) 926-4138
Fax: (602) 417-3008
Email: sdonahue@azleg.gov
Assistant: John Baumer
Committees: debt-budget, fin ins (v.c.), pubmil-tech
1966 Thrasher Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ
86404. Age: 64 (b 05/28/51, Fitchburg, MA).
Arizona since: 1975-85; 1995. Occupation: Retired; administrative
assistant, Mohave County Board of Supervisor Buster Johnson, 20022015; vice president of sales & marketing, Southwest Storage &
Distribution, 1998-2000. Marital: Married (Don, retired). Children: 2
daughters; 3 grandchildren. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Some
college. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman; president, Lake Havasu
Republican Womens Club, for 4 years; chairman, AZFRW Nominating
Committee 2014-15. Legis exp: Appointed to Senate Dec. 22, 2015
to replace Kelli Ward. Memb have incl: Lake Havasu Chambers of
Commerce Government Affairs Committee; Mohave Chamber Coalition;
Lake Havasu Republican Womens Club for 12 years; Arizona Federation
of Republican Women for 12 years; National Federation of Republican
Women for 12 years; served as President of Havasu Garden Homeowners
Association, 2005-11. Interests: Travel, camping, knitting, crocheting
and cross stitch. Term limit: 2022.

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FARLEY, STEVE
(D-Dist 9)
Office: 213
Phone: (602) 926-3022
Fax: (602) 417-3128
Email: sfarley@azleg.gov
Assistant: Andrea Martinez
Committees: appro, fin, fin ins
1130 N Norton Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719.
Age: 53. (b 12/24/62, Upland, CA). Arizona
since: 1995. Occupation: Small business
owner, Stephen Farley Design (graphic design
and public art), since 1991. Marital: Single. Children: 2. Religious
pref: Episcopal. Education: B.A., political science, Williams College,
1985. Pol exp incl: Ran for Tucson City Council, 2005; Tucsonans
for Sensible Transportation, 2003; Regional Transportation Authority
Executive Committee member; spokesman for several city and county
initiative measures. Legis exp: Senate since 2013, asst minority leader since 2015; House 2007-12; asst Dem leader 2011-12. Memb
have incl: Blenman-Elm Neighborhood Assn; Democrats of Greater
Tucson; Graphic Artists Guild; Nucleus Club; Pima Assn of Governments
Regional Transportation Plan Task Force, vice-chair; Grace St. Pauls
Episcopal Church; Stonewall Democrats; Transit On The Move Liaison
Group; Tucson Downtown Alliance; Tucson Organic Gardeners. Interests:
Watching football, known public artist (completed a 4,000 sq. ft. tile
mural in Tucson). Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

FARNSWORTH, DAVID
(R-DIst 16)
Office: 304
Phone: (602) 926-3020
Fax: (602) 417-3119
Email: dfarnsworth@azleg.gov
Assistant: Dan Gardner
Committees: com-work dev, fed-man-fiscal (v.c.),
fin ins (chm), nat res
9912 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85207. Age:
64. (b 07/16/51, Mexico City, Mexico). Arizona
since: 1952. Occupation: Owner, Farnsworth
and Associates (real estate investing and rental management), since
2011; department supervisor, Home Depot, 2004-11; former owner
of Farnsworth Autosales, Farnsworth Auto Recycling, Farnsworth
Distributing; Farnsworth Autobody; Daves Auto; crane and forklift
operator, Snowflake Paper Mill; underground diesel mechanic, Hecla
Mining Company; formerly licensed in insurance and currently licensed
in real estate. Marital: Married (Robin, small business owner.) Children:
7. Religious pref: LDS. Education: A.A., business administration, Mesa
Community College, 1979; Mesa H.S., 1969. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman (non-concurrent) since 1982; candidate, Snowflake
Town Council, 1992; candidate, state Senate, 1996 and 1998. Legis
exp: Senate since 2013 (appointed Sept. 11, 2013 to replace Sen. Rich
Crandall); House 1995-96. Memb have incl: I served a mission for the
LDS church in Guatemala, El Salvador from 1970 to 1972. Interests:
Spending time with family, caring for large lawn, gardening, building and
repairing, jigsaw puzzles, flying to different cities, discussing patriotism
and religion, teaching, speaking, reading, bicycling, hiking, and listening
to classical music. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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GRIFFIN, GAIL

HOBBS, KATIE
(D-Dist 24)
Office: 213
Phone: (602) 926-5325
Fax: (602) 417-3149
Email: khobbs@azleg.gov
Assistant: Janelle Pedregon
Committees: appro, hel-hu ser, rules
837 E Windsor Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85006.
Age: 46. (b 12/28/69, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Social worker since
1992. Marital: Married (Patrick Goodman,
child therapist) Children: 2. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: M.S.W.,
social work, ASU, 1995; B.S.W., social work, NAU, 1992; Seton Catholic
H.S., 1988. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman since 2005; state
committeeman since 2005; DNC delegate in 2008; campaign volunteer on several campaigns; appointed commissioner to the Phoenix
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Maricopa County Merit System
Commission, Phoenix Womens Commission, and Phoenix Human
Services Commission. Legis exp: Senate since 2013, minority leader
since 2015; House 2011-12. Memb have incl: Natl Assn of Social
Workers, AZ Chapter; Bd of Directors, Emerge Arizona; Valley Leadership;
Center for Progressive Leadership. Interests: Politics, enjoying the
great Arizona outdoors, my kids school and extracurricular activities.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

MEMBERS

(R-Dist 14)
Office: 212
Phone: (602) 926-5895
Fax: (602) 417-3025
Email: ggriffin@azleg.gov
Assistant: Jennifer Casselman
Committees: fin ins, rules, water-energy
(chm)
77 Ramsey Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615.
(Mail: PO Box 628, Hereford, AZ 85615) Age:
71. (b 06/03/44, Delaware County, PA).
Arizona since: 1968. Occupation: Real estate broker, Sierra Vista Realty,
since 1975. Marital: Married (William Waynick, retired). Children: 6.
Religious pref: Protestant. Education: Attended George Wythe University.
Pol exp incl: Chair, Cochise County Republican Committee; member at
large, AZGOP CD2; state committeeman, Cochise County Republican
precinct committeeman; helped with many campaigns. Legis exp:
Senate since 2011, majority whip since 2015; president pro-temp,
2013-14; House 1997-2001. Memb have incl: AZ Assn of Realtors,
natl & local Realtors associations; AZ Cattle Growers; AZ Farm Bureau;
board of directors, Project CENTRL; NFIB; AZ/NM Coalition of Counties;
Hereford Natural Resource Conservation Dist; NRA; several chambers of
commerce; Elks Lodge #2065 (Sierra Vista); Stephen Ministry; former
Rotarian. Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband and family
and RVing. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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KAVANAGH, JOHN
(R-Dist 23)
Office: 303A
Phone: (602) 926-5170
Fax: (602) 417-3108
Email: jkavanagh@azleg.gov
Assistant: Mary Irvine
Committees: appro (v.c.), debt-budget,
gov (chm), pub-mil-tech (v.c.)
16038 Seminole Ln, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
Age: 65. (b 06/05/50, New York, NY). Arizona
since: 1993. Occupation: Director and professor, criminal justice program, Scottsdale Community College. Marital:
Married (Linda). Children: 2. Religious pref: Roman Catholic. Education:
Ph.D., criminal justice, Rutgers, 1992; M.A., government, St. Johns
University, 1978; B.A., liberal arts, NYU, 1973. Pol exp incl: Town Council
service, nine years; Parks and Recreation Commission; School Planning
Commission; Bd of Health; Senior Services Bd. Legis exp: Senate since
2015; House 2007-14. Memb have incl: American Legion, Academy
of Criminal Justice Studies. Interests: Public policy, reading and travel.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

MEMBERS

LESKO, DEBBIE
(R-Dist 21)
Office: 302
Phone: (602) 926-5413
Fax: (602) 417-3109
Email: dlesko@azleg.gov
Assistant: Bobby Bravo
Committees: appro, debt-budget (v.c.), fin (chm),
hel-hu ser, water-energy
(Mail: PO Box 5292, Peoria, AZ 85385) (b.
1958). Arizona since: 1985. Occupation:
Legislator. Marital: Married (Joe, computer
analyst). Children: 3. Religious pref: Christian. Education: Graduate level
classes, Marquette University; B.A., business administration, University
of Wisconsin-Madison. Pol exp incl: District GOP chair; county and
state GOP officer; officer, Arrowhead Republican Women Committee.
Legis exp: Senate since 2015; House 2009-14, majority whip 201114. Memb have incl: Member, Faith House Domestic Violence Shelter;
member, WESTMARC, Economic Development Committee; previous City
of Glendale neighborhood leader; previous PTA and high school booster
club member. Interests: Spending time with my family, being involved in
politics. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

MCGUIRE, BARBARA
(D-Dist 8)
Office: 314
Phone: (602) 926-5836
Fax: (602) 417-3131
Email: bmcguire@azleg.gov
Assistant: Abbe Slade
Committees: nat res, pub-mil-tech, trans
505 S Mountain View Dr, Kearny, AZ 85137.
(Mail: PO Box 613, Kearny, AZ 85137) Age:
61. (b 07/20/54, Ray/Sonora, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Legislator since
2012; Ray Unified School District, 2011-12; AZ state representative,

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2007-10; small business owner, 19882009. Marital: Married (Jimmy,


retired). Children: 2. Religious pref: Christian. Education: Professional
travel certification, community college; Ray Unified #3 H.S. Pol exp
incl: Two campaigns and five successful state elections. Legis exp:
Senate since 2013, minority rural liaison since 2015; House 2007-10.
Memb have incl: Awarded American Heart Association Greater Phoenix
Division, 2012-13 and Outstanding Legislator of the Year, and the
2013 Legislative Friend from AZ League of Cities and Towns; vice president & board of directors, Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce; Casa
Grande Chamber of Commerce; CLIA; IATAN; unit director, Salvation
Army; Winkelman Natural Resource Conservation Dist; Farm Bureau;
Major Civil Air Patrol; Sheriff Posse; Elks; AZ Citizens Defense League;
NRA. Interests: Humanitarian (Copper Basin Citizen of the Year 2004),
equestrian, small livestock, outdoor activities, camping, fishing, cooking,
gardening, swimming, softball, music and travel. Campaign Finance:
public. Term limit: 2020.

MEZA, ROBERT

MIRANDA, CATHERINE
(D-Dist 27)
Office: 311
Phone: (602) 926-4893
Fax: (602) 417-3116
Email: cmiranda@azleg.gov
Assistant: Hugo Rodriguez
Committees: com-work dev, nat res, trans
21 E Saint Charles Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042.
Age: 51. (b 10/05/64, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Vice president
for policy, Natl Hispanic Caucus for State
Legislators; former school board member, Roosevelt School Dist; former asst principal, Cartwright Elementary School Dist; asst principal,
Washington Elementary School Dist, 2006-08; teacher/asst principal,
Roosevelt School Dist, 2002-06; co-founder of the Manzana Foundation
that provides education to all students. Marital: Widowed. Children: 2.
Religious pref: Catholic. Education: Masters, educational leadership,
2004; B.A., elementary education, 2001. Pol exp incl: Active in local campaigns and South Mnt community; Roosevelt School Governing Board,
2008; Committee to Re-Elect Ben Miranda, 2006, 2008; appointed to

MEMBERS

(D-Dist 30)
Office: 311
Phone: (602) 926-3425
Fax: (602) 417-3114
Email: rmeza@azleg.gov
Assistant: Grant Packwood
Committees: com-work dev, gov, nat res
1919 W Virginia Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.
Name pron: MAY-za Age: 51. (b 02/12/64,
Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since: Birth. Occupation:
Did not respond. Marital: Single. Religious
pref: Catholic. Education: B.A., American studies, University of Notre
Dame, 1986. Pol exp incl: Ten years working on political campaigns:
Mayor Phil Gordon, County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox; state political
director, Joe Lieberman presidential campaign. Legis exp: Senate since
2011; House 2003-10. Memb have incl: Bd member, YMCA Community
Initiatives; Coalition to End Homelessness. Interests: Cycling, weightlifting. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

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the Natl Hispanic Caucus for State Legislators Executive Committee;


appointed to the Natl Assn of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
Bd. Legis exp: Senate since 2015; House 2011-14. Memb have incl:
South Mnt Community College Advisory Committee; American Legion
Post 41, Womens Auxiliary; AZ Hispanic School Admin Assn; AZ School
Board Assn; AZ School of Curriculum Dev; Natl Assn of Secondary School
Principals. Interests: My children and mentoring young men and women.
Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

MEMBERS

PANCRAZI, LYNNE
(D-Dist 4)
Office: 315
Phone: (602) 926-3004
Fax: (602) 417-3179
Email: lpancrazi@azleg.gov
Assistant: Travis Kester
Committees: educ, fin, hel-hu ser,
water-energy
3748 W 18th Pl, Yuma, AZ 85364. Name
pron: pan-CRAZ-ee. Age: 62. (b 01/15/54,
Yuma, AZ). Arizona since: Birth. Occupation:
Realtor (inactive); retired teacher, 1977-2006. Marital: Married (Mike,
retired teacher). Children: 1. Religious pref: Nazarene. Education: M.A.,
elementary education, NAU, 1985; B.A., physical education, Point Loma
Nazarene College, 1977. Pol exp incl: Campaign worker; educational
activism. Legis exp: Senate since 2013; asst Dem leader Oct 2013-14;
House 2007-12. Memb have incl: Natl Education Assn; AZ Education
Assn; Fraternal Order of Elks Yuma Lodge #476; Yuma Valley Rod and
Gun Club; Buckeye Leadership Academy, Graduate Class 8. Interests:
Being with family; watching grandkids in their activities. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

PIERCE, STEVE
(R-Dist 1)
Office: 301
Phone: (602) 926-5584
Fax: (602) 417-3101
Email: spierce@azleg.gov
Assistant: Phyllis Heivilin
Committees: jud, nat res (chm), trans
14000 N 7V Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Age: 65. (b 06/09/50, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Rancher since 1972.
Marital: Married (Joan). Children: 4. Religious pref: Christian. Education:
B.S., animal science, UofA. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman; county
chairman; state executive committee. Legis exp: Senate since 2009;
president, Nov 2011-12; majority whip 2009-Nov 2011. Memb have incl:
AZ Cattle Growers, AZ GOP, AZ Natl Livestock Show, Yavapai Republican
Committee. Interests: Gardening, fishing and beaching. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2016.

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QUEZADA, MARTN

SHERWOOD, ANDREW
(D-Dist 26)
Office: 313
Phone: (602) 926-3028
Fax: (602) 417-3038
Email: asherwood@azleg.gov
Assistant: Roxanna Pitones
Committees: debt-budget, fed-fiscal, fin ins,
trans
2412 S Cottonwood Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282.
Age: 35. (b 10/11/80, Tucson, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Director of marketing,
Great Spaces, since 2011; professional animal behaviorist, 2003-11.
Marital: Married. Education: B.I.S., American history, ASU, 2007. Pol
exp incl: Chair, LD18, 2010-12; candidate, Arizona State Senate, LD18,
2010; member, Democratic State Committee. Legis exp: Appointed to
Senate Nov. 5, 2015 to replace Ed Ableser, who had resigned; House
2013-Nov. 2015. Memb have incl: Bd member, People to People Intl; AZ
Democratic Party. Interests: Boxing, astronomy, rock climbing, traveling.
Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2020.

SHOOTER, DON
(R-Dist 13)
Office: 200
Phone: (602) 926-4139
Fax: (602) 417-3024
Email: dshooter@azleg.gov
Assistant: Leigh Anne Timiney
Committees: appro (chm), nat res (v.c.),
2901 S Palo Verde Ln, Unit 44, Yuma,
AZ 85365. Age: 63. Arizona since: 1981.
Occupation: Legislator; real estate sales and
development since 2004. Marital: Married
(Susan, teacher). Children: 3. Religious pref: Christian. Education:

MEMBERS

(D-Dist 29)
Office: 313
Phone: (602) 926-5911
Fax: (602) 417-3113
Email: mquezada@azleg.gov
Assistant: Christine Dyster
Committees: gov, jud, rules
PO Box 23333, Phoenix, AZ 85063.Name
pron: keh-SAH-dah Age: 38. (b 05/16/77,
Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since: Birth. Occupation:
Attorney, Law Office of Martin J. Quezada,
PLLC, since 2010; judicial law clerk, AZ Court of Appeals, 2007-08;
research analyst, AZ House of Representatives, 2001-05. Marital: Single.
Religious pref: Catholic. Education: J.D., ASU, 2008; B.S., administration of justice, ASU, 2001; A.A., general studies, Glendale Community
College, 1998; Centennial H.S. (Peoria), 1995. Pol exp incl: Pendergast
Elementary School District Governing Bd since 2010; precinct committeeman. Legis exp: Senate since 2015, minority co-whip since 2015;
House 2012-14. Appointed to replace Richard Miranda. Memb have
incl: Board of directors, Los Abogados, AZ Hispanic Bar Assn; board of
directors, Los Diablos, ASU Latino Alumni Assn, since 2001;Natl Assn
of Latino Elected Officials since 2010. Interests: Reading, sports, law,
family. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

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Attended USC for two years, business administration. Pol exp incl:
Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1992. Legis exp: Senate
since 2011. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2018.

MEMBERS

SMITH, STEVE
(R-Dist 11)
Office: 303
Phone: (602) 926-5685
Fax: (602) 417-3167
Email: stsmith@azleg.gov
Assistant: Galen Kimmick
Committees: appro, educ, fed-man-fiscal, gov,
pub-mil-tech (chm)
17818 N Smith Dr, Maricopa, AZ 85139. Age:
39. (b 06/04/76, Detroit, MI). Arizona since:
2001. Occupation: Director, The Young Agency
(Phoenix-based talent agency), since 2007. Marital: Married. Children:
4. Religious pref: Christian. Education: B.S., marketing, Michigan State
University, 1999; cognate, business law, Michigan State University, 1999.
Pol exp incl: State committeeman since 2010; precinct committeeman
since 2010; assisted on many conservative campaigns. Legis exp: Senate
since 2015; House 2013-14; Senate 2011-12. Memb have incl: NRA,
Christian Business Mens Committee, American Historical Assn. Interests:
Spending time with my family, learning more about God, playing sports,
and studying American history. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022.

WORSLEY, BOB
(R-Dist 25)
Office: 310
Phone: (602) 926-5760
Fax: (602) 417-3091
Email: bworsley@azleg.gov
Assistant: Maureen Williams
Committees: com-work dev, jud, trans (chm)
3514 E Presidio Circle, Mesa, AZ 85213.
(Mail: 65 E Main St, Ste 102, Mesa, AZ
85201) Name pron: WURZ-lee Age: 59. (b
02/16/56, Herriman, UT). Arizona since:
1980. Occupation: Founder, CEO/president, NZ Legacy; founder, CEO/
president, SkyMall, Inc.; founder, ExecuShare, Inc. 1985-89; CPA,
audit manager, Price Waterhouse, 1980-85. Marital: Married (Christi,
found/CEO, Consolari). Children: 6. Religious pref: LDS. Education:
B.S., accounting, BYU, 1980. Pol exp incl: Member of Mitt Romneys
AZ finance team. Legis exp: Senate since 2013. Memb have incl: Bd
of directors, United Families Intl; executive bd, Institute for American
Values; bd member, Mesa United Way; East Valley Partnership. Interests:
Spending time at our ranch with my family. Campaign Finance: private.
Term limit: 2020.

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YARBROUGH, STEVE
(R-Dist 17)
Office: 212
Phone: (602) 926-5863
Fax: (602) 417-3121
Email: syarbrough@azleg.gov
Assistant: Marsha Hood
Committees: com-work dev (v.c.), fin (v.c.),
rules (v.c.)
1086 W Armstrong Way, Chandler, AZ
85286. Name pron: YAR-bro Age: 68. (b
08/26/47, Las Cruces, NM). Arizona since:
1963. Occupation: Executive director, Arizona Christian School Tuition
Organization, since 1998; attorney since 1972. Marital: Married (Linda,
teacher). Children: 3. Religious pref: Christian. Education: J.D., ASU,
1971; B.S., finance, ASU, 1968; Phoenix Union H.S., 1965. Pol exp
incl: School board member for 24 years. Legis exp: Senate since 2011;
majority leader since 2015; House 2003-10. Memb have incl: AZ State
Bar Assn, Family Law Section; board certified family law specialist;
board of directors, ASU Alumni Assn; board of directors, AZ STO Assn.
Interests: Family activities plus watching eight grandchildren play
sports and do musical productions. Campaign Finance: private. Term
limit: 2018.

MEMBERS

YEE, KIMBERLY
(R-Dist 20)
Office: 300
Phone: (602) 926-3024
Fax: (602) 417-3110
Email: kyee@azleg.gov
Assistant: Deborah Gomez
Committees: com-work dev (chm), educ (v.c.),
fin, hel-hu ser
PO Box 83561, Phoenix, AZ 85071. Age: 41.
(b 02/23/74, Phoenix, AZ). Arizona since:
Birth. Occupation: Small business owner;
AZ state senator since 2013; AZ state representative 2010-12; director of communications and government affairs, AZ State Treasurers
Office, 2006-10; deputy cabinet secretary, California Governor Arnold
Schwarzeneggers Office, 2003-05; senior research analyst, AZ Senate
Committee on Education, 1998-2003; policy analyst, State Board of
Education, California Governor Pete Wilsons Office, 1997-98; executive fellow, California State Superintendents Office, 1996-97. Marital:
Married. Children: 1. Religious pref: Christian. Education: M.P.A., ASU,
2001; B.A., political science/English, Pepperdine University, 1996;
Greenway High School, 1992. Pol exp incl: Board member and representative, National Order of Women Legislators, National Foundation of
Women Legislators; chair, Republican Committee of Legislative District
10, 2006-08; Arizona Delegate, Republican National Committee, 2008;
precinct committeeman since 2006; Executive Guidance Committee,
Maricopa County Republican Committee, 2006-08. Legis exp: Senate
2013-14; House 2011-12. Memb have incl: Natl Foundation of Women
Legislators since 2010; AZ Girl Scouts, Cactus-Pine Council, volunteer
and alumna since 2006; Pepperdine University Desert Wave Alumni
Service Organization since 1996; Alumni Organization of Governor Pete
Wilson since 2010; volunteer, St. Marys Food Bank Alliance. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2020.

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CAUCUSES

REPUBLICANS
(36-member majority)
MEMBER
ACKERLEY, J. Christopher
ALLEN, John
BARTON, Brenda
BORRELLI, Sonny
BOWERS, Rusty
BOYER, Paul
BROPHY MCGEE, Kate
CAMPBELL, Noel
CARTER, Heather
COBB, Regina
COLEMAN, Douglas
FANN, Karen
FARNSWORTH, Eddie
FINCHEM, Mark
GOWAN, David
GRAY, Rick
KERN, Anthony
LAWRENCE, Jay
LEACH, Vince
LIVINGSTON, David
LOVAS, Phil
MESNARD, J.D.
MITCHELL, Darin
MONTENEGRO, Steve
NORGAARD, Jill
OLSON, Justin
PETERSEN, Warren
PRATT, Frank
RIVERO, Tony
ROBSON, Bob
SHOPE, T.J.
STEVENS, David
THORPE, Bob
TOWNSEND, Kelly
UGENTI-RITA, Michelle
WENINGER, Jeff

CITY DIST
Sahuarita
2
Scottsdale
15
Payson
6
Lake Havasu City
5
Mesa
25
Phoenix
20
Phoenix
28
Prescott
1
Cave Creek
15
Kingman
5
Apache Junction
16
Prescott
1
Gilbert
12
Oro Valley
11
Sierra Vista
14
Sun City
21
Glendale
20
Scottsdale
23
Tucson
11
Peoria
22
Peoria
22
Chandler
17
Litchfield Park
13
Litchfield Park
13
Phoenix
18
Mesa
25
Gilbert
12
Casa Grande
8
Peoria
21
Chandler
18
Coolidge
8
Sierra Vista
14
Flagstaff
6
Mesa
16
Scottsdale
23
Chandler
17

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DEMOCRATS
(23-member minority)
CITY DIST
Phoenix
24
Glendale
29
Tuba City
7
Laveen
27
Phoenix
19
Phoenix
24
Tolleson
19
Yuma
4
Tucson
9
Green Valley
2
Tucson
3
St. Michaels
7
Glendale
30
Tucson
10
Phoenix
30
Tempe
26
Paradise Valley
28
Yuma
4
Tempe
26
Phoenix
27
Tucson
3
Litchfield Park
29
Tucson
10

CAUCUSES

MEMBER
ALSTON, Lela
ANDRADE, Richard
BENALLY, Jennifer
BOLDING, Reginald
CARDENAS, Mark
CLARK, Ken
ESPINOZA, Diego
FERNANDEZ, Charlene
FRIESE, Randy
GABALDON, Rosanna
GONZALES, Sally Ann
HALE, Albert
LARKIN, Jonathan
MACH, Stefanie
McCUNE DAVIS, Debbie
MENDEZ, Juan
MEYER, Eric
OTONDO, Lisa
PLUMLEE, Celeste
RIOS, Rebecca
SALDATE, Macario
VELASQUEZ, Ceci
WHEELER, Bruce
1 Vacancy

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SENATE CAUCUSES
REPUBLICANS
(18-member majority)

CAUCUSES

MEMBER
ALLEN, Sylvia Tenney
BARTO, Nancy
BEGAY, Carlyle
BIGGS, Andy
BURGES, Judy
DIAL, Jeff
DONAHUE, Susan
DRIGGS, Adam
FARNSWORTH, David
GRIFFIN, Gail
KAVANAGH, John
LESKO, Debbie
PIERCE, Steve
SHOOTER, Don
SMITH, Steve
WORSLEY, Bob
YARBROUGH, Steve
YEE, Kimberly

CITY DIST
Snowflake
6
Phoenix
15
Window Rock
7
Gilbert
12
Sun City West
22
Chandler
18
Lake Havasu City
5
Phoenix
28
Mesa
16
Hereford
14
Fountain Hills
23
Peoria
21
Prescott
1
Yuma
13
Maricopa
11
Mesa
25
Chandler
17
Phoenix
20

DEMOCRATS
(12-member minority)
MEMBER
BRADLEY, David
CAJERO BEDFORD, Olivia
CONTRERAS, Lupe
DALESSANDRO, Andrea
FARLEY, Steve
HOBBS, Katie
MCGUIRE, Barbara
MEZA, Robert
MIRANDA, Catherine
PANCRAZI, Lynne
QUEZADA, Martin
SHERWOOD, Andrew

CITY DIST
Tucson
10
Tucson
3
Avondale
19
Green Valley
2
Tucson
9
Phoenix
24
Kearny
8
Phoenix
30
Phoenix
27
Yuma
4
Phoenix
29
Tempe
26

STATUTORY COMMITTEES

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JOINT COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL REVIEW


1716 W. Adams, Phoenix 85007
Phone: (602) 926-5491
Fax: (602) 926-5416
Director Richard Stavneak
Makes recommendations to the Legislature regarding state
expenditures for land, buildings and improvements and approves
capital transfers within a budget unit. ARS 41-1251
Fourteen members, including the majority and minority leaders
of the Senate and House of Representatives, the chairmen
of Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations committees, four members each from the Senate and House of
Representatives who are members of their respective appropriations committees. The Senate president and the House speaker
shall each appoint the four members from their appropriations
committee to the Joint Committee on Capital Review.
House members
Olson, Justin (chair)
Alston, Lela
Cardenas, Mark
Gray, Rick
Meyer, Eric
Montenegro, Steve
Stevens, David

Senate members
Shooter, Don (vice chair)
Cajero Bedford, Olivia
Farley, Steve
Griffin, Gail
Hobbs, Katie
Kavanagh, John
Yarbrough, Steve

JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Responsible for appointing the state Auditor General subject to


approval of the Legislature and for overseeing all audit functions
of the Legislature and state agencies, including sunset,
performance and special audits. The audits are conducted by the
Auditor General and staff. ARS 41-1279.
Five House members named by House Speaker and five senators
named by Senate President. The Speaker and President also
serve as ex-officio members. Required to meet at least four times
a year.
House members
Allen, John (chair)
Gowan, David (ex-officio)
Kern, Anthony
McCune Davis, Debbie
Rios, Rebecca
Townsend, Kelly

Senate members
Burges, Judy (vice chair)
Biggs, Andy (ex-officio)
Barto, Nancy
Contreras, Lupe
Farnsworth, David
Pancrazi, Lynne

COMMITTEES

1716 W. Adams, Phoenix 85007


Phone: (602) 926-5491
Fax: (602) 926-5416
Director Richard Stavneak

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JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMITTEE

1716 W. Adams, Phoenix 85007


Phone: (602) 926-5491
Fax: (602) 926-5416
Director Richard Stavneak
Makes recommendations to the Legislature on the budget, revenues, expenditures, future fiscal needs and organization of and
function of state government. ARS 41-1271
Sixteen members, including the majority leaders of the Senate and
House of Representatives, the chairmen of Senate and House of
Representatives appropriations committees, the chairman of the
Senate finance committee and the chairman of the House ways
and means committee, 5 members of the Senate and 5 members
of the House of Representatives who are members of their respective appropriations committees. The president of the Senate and
the speaker of the House of Representatives shall each appoint
the 5 members from their appropriations committee to the Joint
Legislative Budget Committee.

COMMITTEES

House members
Olson, Justin (vice chair)
Alston, Lela
Bowers, Rusty
Leach, Vince
Mach, Stefanie
Mitchell, Darin
Montenegro, Steve
Ugenti-Rita, Michelle

Senate members
Shooter, Don (chair)
Cajero Bedford, Olivia
Farley, Steve
Griffin, Gail
Hobbs, Katie
Kavanagh, John
Lesko, Debbie
Yarbrough, Steve

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
1700 W. Washington St., Ste. 100, Legislative Services Wing,
Phoenix 85007
Phone: (602) 926-4236
Fax: (602) 926-4803
Executive Director Michael Braun
Responsible for bill drafting and research. Prepares analysis of ballot
measures for the security of states publicity pamphlet. ARS 41-1301
Consists of the president of the Senate and 6 members of the
Senate appointed by the president, and the speaker of the House
of Representatives and 6 members of the House of Representatives
appointed by the speaker, who serve for terms of 2 years terminating upon the convening of regular session of the legislature each
odd numbered year.

House members
Gowan, David (chair)
Clark, Ken
Gray, Rick
Hale, Albert
Mach, Stefanie
Mesnard, J.D
Stevens, David

Senate members
Biggs, Andy (vice chair)
Allen, Sylvia
Bradley, David
Griffin, Gail
Hobbs, Katie
Smith, Steve
Yarbrough, Steve

FAXES

65

HOUSE FAXES
MEMBER

FAX # (602)

COMMITTEES

ACKERLEY.................................................................................. 417-3277
J. ALLEN..................................................................................... 417-3150
ALSTON...................................................................................... 417-3115
ANDRADE................................................................................... 417-3292
BARTON...................................................................................... 417-3010
BENALLY.................................................................................... 417-3278
BOLDING.................................................................................... 417-3274
BORRELLI................................................................................... 417-3153
BOWERS..................................................................................... 417-3290
BOYER........................................................................................ 417-3153
BROPHY MCGEE........................................................................ 417-3170
CAMPBELL................................................................................. 417-3287
CARDENAS................................................................................. 417-3048
CARTER...................................................................................... 417-3107
CLARK........................................................................................ 417-3285
COBB.......................................................................................... 417-3289
COLEMAN................................................................................... 417-3151
ESPINOZA................................................................................... 417-3273
FANN.......................................................................................... 417-3001
E. FARNSWORTH....................................................................... 417-3122
FERNANDEZ............................................................................... 417-3281
FINCHEM.................................................................................... 417-3286
FRIESE........................................................................................ 417-3272
GABALDON................................................................................. 417-3129
GONZALES................................................................................. 417-3127
GOWAN....................................................................................... 417-3130
GRAY........................................................................................... 417-3225
HALE........................................................................................... 417-3160
KERN.......................................................................................... 417-3282
LARKIN....................................................................................... 417-3015
LAWRENCE................................................................................. 417-3280
LEACH......................................................................................... 417-3284
LIVINGSTON............................................................................... 417-3154
LOVAS......................................................................................... 417-3004
MACH.......................................................................................... 417-3126
MCCUNE DAVIS......................................................................... 417-3014
MENDEZ..................................................................................... 417-3017
MESNARD.................................................................................. 417-3152
MEYER........................................................................................ 417-3111
MITCHELL................................................................................... 417-3012
MONTENEGRO........................................................................... 417-3168
NORGAARD................................................................................ 417-3265
OLSON........................................................................................ 417-3161
OTONDO..................................................................................... 417-3124
PETERSEN.................................................................................. 417-3222
PLUMLEE.................................................................................... 417-3009
PRATT......................................................................................... 417-3023
RIOS............................................................................................ 417-3288

66

FAXES

RIVERO....................................................................................... 417-3283
ROBSON..................................................................................... 417-3157
SALDATE..................................................................................... 417-3162
SHOPE........................................................................................ 417-3123
STEVENS.................................................................................... 417-3146
THORPE...................................................................................... 417-3118
TOWNSEND................................................................................ 417-3018
UGENTI....................................................................................... 417-3155
VELASQUEZ................................................................................ 417-3245
WENINGER................................................................................. 417-3279
WHEELER................................................................................... 417-3028
1 Vacancy
SENATE FAXES

FAX NUMBERS

MEMBER

FAX # (602)

S. ALLEN..................................................................................... 417-3105
BARTO........................................................................................ 417-3261
BEGAY........................................................................................ 417-3099
BIGGS......................................................................................... 417-3248
BRADLEY.................................................................................... 926-3429
BURGES..................................................................................... 417-3104
CAJERO BEDFORD..................................................................... 417-3262
CONTRERAS............................................................................... 417-3106
DALESSANDRO.......................................................................... 417-3169
DIAL............................................................................................ 417-3120
DONAHUE................................................................................... 417-3008
DRIGGS...................................................................................... 417-3007
FARLEY....................................................................................... 417-3128
D. FARNSWORTH....................................................................... 417-3119
GRIFFIN...................................................................................... 417-3025
HOBBS........................................................................................ 417-3149
KAVANAGH................................................................................. 417-3108
LESKO........................................................................................ 417-3109
MCGUIRE.................................................................................... 417-3131
MEZA.......................................................................................... 417-3114
MIRANDA.................................................................................... 417-3116
PANCRAZI................................................................................... 417-3179
PIERCE....................................................................................... 417-3101
QUEZADA.................................................................................... 417-3113
SHERWOOD............................................................................... 417-3038
SHOOTER................................................................................... 417-3024
SMITH......................................................................................... 417-3167
WORSLEY................................................................................... 417-3091
YARBROUGH.............................................................................. 417-3121
YEE............................................................................................. 417-3110

LEGISLATORS BY DISTRICT
DISTRICT 1

DISTRICT 16

DISTRICT 2

DISTRICT 17

DISTRICT 3

DISTRICT 18

DISTRICT 4

DISTRICT 19

DISTRICT 5

DISTRICT 20

DISTRICT 6

DISTRICT 21

DISTRICT 7

DISTRICT 22

DISTRICT 8

DISTRICT 23

DISTRICT 9

DISTRICT 24

DISTRICT 10

DISTRICT 25

DISTRICT 11

DISTRICT 26

DISTRICT 12

DISTRICT 27

DISTRICT 13

DISTRICT 28

DISTRICT 14

DISTRICT 29

DISTRICT 15

DISTRICT 30

(R) Rep Noel Campbell


(R) Rep Karen Fann
(R) Sen Steve Pierce
(R) Rep J. Christopher Ackerley
(D) Rep Rosanna Gabaldon
(D) Sen Andrea Dalessandro
(D) Rep Sally Ann Gonzales
(D) Rep Macario Saldate
(D) Sen Olivia Cajero Bedford
(D) Rep Charlene Fernandez
(D) Rep Lisa Otondo
(D) Sen Lynne Pancrazi
(R) Rep Sonny Borrelli
(R) Rep Regina Cobb
(R) Sen Sue Donahue
(R) Rep Brenda Barton
(R) Rep Bob Thorpe
(R) Sen Sylvia Tenney Allen
(D) Rep Jennifer Benally
(D) Rep Albert Hale
(R) Sen Carlyle Begay
(R) Rep Frank Pratt
(R) Rep T.J. Shope
(D) Sen Barbara McGuire

(D) Rep Stefanie Mach


(D) Rep Bruce Wheeler
(D) Sen David Bradley
(R) Rep Mark Finchem
(R) Rep Vince Leach
(R) Sen Steve Smith
(R) Rep Eddie Farnsworth
(R) Rep Warren Petersen
(R) Sen Andy Biggs
(R) Rep Darin Mitchell
(R) Rep Steve Montenegro
(R) Sen Don Shooter
(R) Rep David Gowan
(R) Rep David Stevens
(R) Sen Gail Griffin
(R) Rep John Allen
(R) Rep Heather Carter
(R) Sen Nancy Barto

(R) Rep Doug Coleman


(R) Rep Kelly Townsend
(R) Sen David Farnsworth
(R) Rep J.D. Mesnard
(R) Rep Jeff Weninger
(R) Sen Steve Yarbrough
(R) Rep Jill Norgaard
(R) Rep Bob Robson
(R) Sen Jeff Dial
(D) Rep Mark Cardenas
(D) Rep Diego Espinoza
(D) Sen Lupe Contreras
(R) Rep Paul Boyer
(R) Rep Anthony Kern
(R) Sen Kimberly Yee
(R) Rep Rick Gray
(R) Rep Tony Rivero
(R) Sen Debbie Lesko
(R) Rep David Livingston
(R) Rep Phil Lovas
(R) Sen Judy Burges
(R) Rep Jay Lawrence
(R) Rep Michelle Ugenti-Rita
(R) Sen John Kavanagh
(D) Rep Lela Alston
(D) Rep Ken Clark
(D) Sen Katie Hobbs
(R) Rep Rusty Bowers
(R) Rep Justin Olson
(R) Sen Bob Worsley
(D) Rep Juan Mendez
(D) Rep Celeste Plumlee
(D) Sen Andrew Sherwood
(D) Rep Reginald Bolding
(D) Rep Rebecca Rios
(D) Sen Catherine Miranda
(R) Rep Kate Brophy McGee
(D) Rep Eric Meyer
(R) Sen Adam Driggs
(D) Rep Richard Andrade
(D) Rep Ceci Velasquez
(D) Sen Martin Quezada
(D) Rep Jonathan Larkin
(D) Rep Debbie McCune Davis
(D) Sen Robert Meza

FAX NUMBERS

(D) Rep Randy Friese


(D) VACANCY
(D) Sen Steve Farley

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ENDORSEMENTS HOUSE MEMBERS

Dozens of organizations endorse and/or contribute money to support candidates for


the Legislature. This is a sample, based on list furnished by the endorsing and/or contributing organizations. In most cases, these endorsements for the 2014 election were
via the groups political action committee.

ENDORSEMENTS

ORGANIZATIONS
A = AZ AFL-CIO
B = AZ Chamber of Commerce
& Industry
C = AZ Citizens Defense League
D = AZ Education Assn
E = AZ Hospital & Healthcare Assn
F = AZ Nurses Assn

G = AZ Police Assn
H = AZ Assn of Realtors
I = AZ Right to Life
J = AZ Technology Council
K = Greater Phx Chamber of
Commerce

PARTY NAME DISTRICT

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P

R
R
D
D
R

ACKERLEY, J. Christopher 2
ALLEN, John
15 B
ALSTON, Lela
24 A
ANDRADE, Richard
29 A
BARTON, Brenda
6 B

D
D
R
R
R

C
C


C


F
F

H
H

H

I


I

L M
L N
N
L M


O P
O

BENALLY, Jennifer
BOLDING, Reginald
BORRELLI, Sonny
BOWERS, Rusty
BOYER, Paul

7 A D
27 A D
5 B C
25 C
20 B C


G
G
G
G


H
H
H
H



I
I
I


J
J


K

K
K


L N
L M
L M
L M

O
O P
O
O
O

R
R
D
R
D

BROPHY MCGEE, Kate


CAMPBELL, Noel
CARDENAS, Mark
CARTER, Heather
CLARK, Ken

28 B C
1
19 A
15 B C
24 A

D

D
D
D

E


E

F

F
F

G
G
G
G

H

H
H
H

J

J
J
J

K

K
K

L
L M
N
L
N

O
O
O P
O
O P

R
R
D
R
R

COBB, Regina
COLEMAN, Doug
ESPINOZA, Diego
FANN, Karen
FARNSWORTH, Eddie

5
16 B C
19 A
1 B C
12 B C


D
D


F

F



G
G
G

H
H

H
H


I

I
I


J

J


K

K

L


L M
L M

O
O
O
O

D
R
D
D
D

FERNANDEZ, Charlene
FINCHEM, Mark
FRIESE, Randall
GABALDON, Rosanna
GONZALES, Sally Ann

4
11
9
2
3

D


D
D

F

F
F
F


H

H




J
J

N
L M
N
N
N

O P

P
O
O P

R
R
D
R
D

GOWAN, David
GRAY, Rick
HALE, Albert
KERN, Anthony
LARKIN, Jonathan

14 B C
21 B C
7 A
20 C
30 A B



D

D



F

F

G

G
G

H
H


H

I
I

I

J
J


J

K
K


L M
L M

L M
N

O
O
O

O P

R
R
R
R
D

LAWRENCE, Jay
LEACH, Vince
LIVINGSTON, David
LOVAS, Phil
MACH, Stefanie

23
11
22
22
10 A




F
F

G
G

G
G

H
H
H
H
H

I
I
I
I


J
J
J
J



K
K

L
L M
L M
L M
L N

O


O
O P

D
D
R
D
R
R

MCCUNE DAVIS, Debbie


MENDEZ, Juan
MESNARD, JD
MEYER, Eric
MITCHELL, Darin
MONTENEGRO, Steve

30 A D F
26 A D F
17 B C
28 A D F
13 C
13 B C



G

G



H
H
H
H



I

I
I

J

J
J


N
L M
N
L M
L M

O P
O P
O
O P

A

A
A
A


B
B
B

C
C
C
C


D
D

L = Home Builders Assn of


Central AZ
M = NFIB
N = Planned Parenthood
O = Professional Fire Fighters
of AZ
P = Sierra Club

ENDORSEMENTS HOUSE/SENATE MEMBERS


PARTY NAME DISTRICT

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P

R
R
D
R

NORGAARD, Jill
OLSON, Justin
OTONDO, Lisa
PETERSEN, Warren

18
25 B
4 A
12


G
G
G

H
H
H
H

I
I

I

L M
L M
L N
L M



O P

R
D
R
R
D

PRATT, Frank
RIOS, Rebecca
RIVERO, Tony
ROBSON, Bob
SALDATE, Macario

8 B C D
27 A D
21 B
18 B C D
3 A D

E
E

E

F
F

F
F

G
G
G
G

H
H
H
H
H

J
J

J
J

K

K
K

L
L
L
L

O
O P

O
O P

D
R
D
R
R

SHERWOOD, Andrew
SHOPE, TJ
5
STEELE, Victoria
STEVENS, David
THORPE, Bob

26 A D
8 B C D E
9 A D
14 C
6 C

F
F
F


G
G
G
G


H
H
H
H


I

I
I

J
J
J
J

N
L
N
L M
L M

O P
O
O P
O

R
R
D
R
D

TOWNSEND, Kelly
UGENTI, Michelle
VELASQUEZ, Ceci
WENINGER, Jeff
WHEELER, Bruce

16 C
23 C
29 A
17 B C
10 A B




F
F

H
H

H
H

I
I

I

J



J




K
K

L M
L M
N
L M
L N



O
O
O P

D ABLESER, Ed
R ALLEN, Sylvia Allen
R BARTO, Nancy
3
D/R BEGAY, Carlyle
R BIGGS, Andy

26 A D
6 C
15 C
7 A B D
12 B C

F


F


G
G
G
G

H
H
H
H
H


I
I

I



J
J




K
K

N
L M
L M
L
L M

O P


O
O

D
R
D
D
D

BRADLEY, David
BURGES, Judy
CAJERO BEDFORD, Olivia
CONTRERAS, Lupe
DALESSANDRO, Andrea

10
22
3
19
2

D

D
D
D



E
E

F

F
F
F

G
G
G
G

H
H
H
H
H

J


J
J

N
L M
N

N

O

O
O
O

R
R
D
R
R

DIAL, Jeff
DRIGGS, Adam
FARLEY, Steve
FARNSWORTH, David
GRIFFIN, Gail

18 B C
28 B C
9 A B
16 C
14 B C


D
D

E
E


F
F
F

G
G

G
G

H
H
H
H
H


I

I
I

J
J
J

K
K


K

L
L
N
L M
L M

O
O
O P

D
R
R
D
D

HOBBS, Katie
KAVANAGH, John
LESKO, Debbie
MCGUIRE, Barbara
MEZA, Robert

24 A D
23 C
21 B C
8 A C D
30 A B D

F

F
F
F

G
G
G

H
H
H
H
H


I
I

J


J
J



K

K

N
L M
L M
L N
L

P
O
O
O
O P

D
D
R
D
R

MIRANDA, Catherine
PANCRAZI, Lynne
PIERCE, Steve
QUEZADA, Martin
SHOOTER, Don

27 A B D E
4 A B D
1 B D E
29 A D
13 B C

F
F
F
F


G


G

H
H
H
H
H



I

I


J
J

J

K
K
K

K

L
L N
L
N
L M

O
O P
O
O P

R
R
R
R
R

SMITH, Steve
4
WARD, Kelli
WORSLEY, Bob
YARBROUGH, Steve
YEE, Kimberly

11 C
5 C
25 B C D E
17 B C
20 B C

G H
H
F G H
G H
G H

I
I

I
I



J

J



K
K

L M
L M
L
L M
L M



O
O

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C
C

C



D

D

1 Andrew Sherwood was appointed to the Senate Nov. 5, 2015


5 Victoria Steele resigned Jan. 11, 2016

SENATE


B

B

P
P
P
P

ENDORESEMENTS

A

A
A
A

2. Ed Ableser resigned Sept. 30, 2015 | 3. Caryle Begay changed his party registration to Republican Nov 23, 2015 | 4. Kellie Word resigned Dec. 15, 2015

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STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS


GOVERNOR

DOUG DUCEY (R)


1700 W Washington St, Phoenix 85007
Website: http://azgovernor.gov
Main phone number: (602) 542-4331
Chief of Staff: Kirk Adams
Age: 51. (b 04/09/64, Toledo, OH). Arizona
since: 1982-86, 1996. Occupation: State treasurer 2011-14; chairman of the board, iMemories, 2008-12; CEO, Cold Stone Creamery,
1997-2007; partner, Cold Stone Creamery,
1996-97; arbitrage clerk, Shutco, 1994-95;
medical sales manager, Boston Scientific, 1992-94; sale & marketing
executive, Procter & Gamble, 1986-92. Marital: Married (Angela).
Children: 3. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: B.S., finance, ASU,
1986. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman since 2010. Memb have
incl: Council of State Governments, Henry Toll Fellow; VP, Natl Assn of
State Treasurers, Western Region; president, Western State Treasurers
Assn; ASU Foundation Trustee; UofA Eller School of Management
Entrepreneurial Fellow; board member, Banner Health Foundation,
Phoenix Thunderbird; The United Way Alexis Tocqueville Society; board
member, The St. Johns Jesuit Council; board member, Childhelp.
Interests: Running and reading, watching my sons play sports. Campaign
Finance: private. Term limit: 2022; current term runs through 2018.

SECRETARY OF STATE

STATE OFFICERS

MICHELE REAGAN (R)


1700 W Washington St, 7th floor,
Phoenix 85007
Main phone number: (602) 542-4285
Website: www.azsos.gov
Age: 46. (b 10/13/69, Rockford, IL). Arizona
since: 1991. Occupation: Partner, Reagan
Properties, LLC, 2001-14; former part owner,
Fastsigns of Central, 1991-2001. Marital:
Married (David Gulino). Children: 1 stepchild.
Religious pref: Presbyterian. Education: B.S.,
communications, Illinois State University, 1991. Pol exp incl: Precinct
committeeman; family helped run the Bush 2004 Scottsdale field office.
Legis exp: Senate, 2011-14; House 2003-10. Memb have incl: Appointed
by Governor Brewer to Workforce Advisory Council, 2012; STARS Board
of Directors (formerly Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped);
board member, Scottsdale Leadership; board member; Citizens Actions
for the Arts; member, Paradise Republican Womens Club, Palo Verde
Republican Womens Club, Fountain Hills Republican Club and Lincoln
Republican Womens Club. Interests: Playing tennis, reading mystery
books, taking my Doberman for jogs, trying to grow vegetables in my
garden. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022; current term runs
through 2018.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL
MARK BRNOVICH (R)
1275 W Washington St, Phoenix 85007
Main phone number: (602) 542-5025
Website: www.azag.gov
Name pron: BURN-o-vich Age: n/a. (b, Detroit,
MI). Arizona since: 1968. Occupation: AZ Dept
of Gaming, 2009-13; assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office, 2007-09; director, Center for Constitutional Government,
Goldwater Institute, 2003-05; assistant attorney general, 1998-2003; prosecutor, Maricopa
County Attorneys Office, Gang/Repeater Unit, 1992-98. Marital: Married
(Susan). Children: 2. Religious pref: Orthodox Christian. Education: J.D.,
University of San Diego, 1991; B.S. (cum laude), political science, ASU.
Pol exp incl: None. Memb have incl: The Federalist Society - Criminal
Law and Procedure Group, 2010-13; board member, St. Sava Orthodox
Church, 1999-2014; Latino Peace Officers Assn, 2001-06; Camelback
Kiwanis Club, 2000-04. Interests: Outdoors, hiking, fantasy football, traveling and reading. Campaign Finance: private. Term limit: 2022; current
term runs through 2018.

TREASURER
JEFF DEWIT (R)

STATE OFFICERS

1700 W Washington St, Capitol Complex,


1st floor, Phoenix 85007
Main phone number: (602) 542-7800
Website: www.aztreasury.gov
Mail: 24654 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Ste 103131, Peoria, AZ 85383. Age: 42. Occupation:
CEO/investment professional, ECHOtrade; previously worked for Chicago Board of Trade, CME
Group and Smith Barney Shearson. Marital:
Married (Marina). Children: 3. Religious pref:
Christian. Education: B.A., business administration/finance, University of
Southern California. Pol exp incl: Chair, Arizona Republican Party; state
committeeman, precinct committeeman. Campaign Finance: private.
Term limit: 2022; current term runs through 2018.

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SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

DIANE DOUGLAS (R)


1535 W Jefferson St, Phoenix 85007
Main phone number: (602) 542-3813
Website: www.azed.gov
Age: n/a. (b Plainfield, NJ). Arizona since:
1990. Occupation: Glass artist/instructor,
The Stained Glass Shop since 1994. Marital:
Married (John, programmer/analyst). Children:
1. Religious pref: Lutheran (Missouri Synod).
Education: B.S., business/marketing, Rutgers
University, 1985; Associates degree, business, Somerset County College (now Raritan
Valley Community College), 1982. Pol exp incl: Peoria Unified School
District Governing Board 2005-12, president 2008 & 2009; candidate,
AZ House of Representatives, LD-9, 2010; candidate, Glendale City
Council, Sahuaro District, 2012; precinct committeeman. Memb have
incl: Apostles Lutheran Church Board of Education, 2009-13, Preschool
Board, 2012-13; Desert Valley Elementary School PTSA 1993-2001,
treasurer 1997-99; The Site Councils of Desert Valley Elementary and
Ironwood H.S., Peoria Unified School District. Interests: American education, which I have been studying for almost 20 years; reading and politics.
Stained glass began as a hobby that became a profession. Campaign
Finance: public. Term limit: 2022; current term runs through 2018.

CORPORATION COMMISSION

STATE OFFICERS

1200 W Washington St, Phoenix 85007


Website: www.azcc.gov
Main phone number: (602) 542-2237

BOB BURNS (R)


Phone: (602) 542-3682
Age: 77. (b 05/26/38, Rolfe, IA). Arizona
since: 1962. Occupation: President, BGM
Investments, Inc., since 1978; bd of directors,
Central Arizona Water Conservation District
2001-02. Marital: Married (Gayle, executive). Children: 2. Religious pref: Catholic.
Education: No degree, algebra & physics studies, Glendale Community College; no degree,
in-house computer programming training,
General Electric Process Control Division. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman, deputy registrar, legislative district chairman. Legis exp: Senate
2003-10, Senate president 2009-10; House 1988-2000. Memb have
incl: Child Care Owner/Operators Assn, Chamber of Commerce (AZ,
cities where businesses were located) Glendale Kachina Rotary, West
Valley Recreation Corridor Bd of Directors, WestMarc Bd of Directors,
NFIB. Interests: Long distant bike riding, travel, hunting with sons and
grandsons, golf. Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2020; current
term runs through 2016.

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TOM FORESE (R)


Phone: (602) 542-3933
Name pron: for-REES Age: 41. (b 02/19/74,
Framingham, MA). Arizona since: 1998.
Occupation: Partner, FMG, education software
company. Marital: Married (Casey, homemaker). Children: 4. Religious pref: LDS. Education:
Attended Ricks College, 1996-98. Legis exp:
House 2011-14. Memb have incl: Co-founder
and president, AZ Small Business Institute.
Interests: Music and reading. Campaign
Finance: public. Term limit: 2022; current term runs through 2018.

DOUG LITTLE (R)

BOB STUMP (R)


Phone: (602) 542-3935
Age: 44. (b 09/21/71, Honolulu, HI). Arizona since:
1995. Occupation: Corporation Commissioner
since 2008; Realtor, West USA, 2005; Realtor,
John Hall & Assoc, 2001-04; assistant editor,
Biblical Archeology Review, 1999; research assistant to author and George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, Manhattan Institute; reporter,
The Weekly Standard, 1997; aid to Fred Barnes
and William Kristol, 1997; instructor, Tokai
University, 1994. Marital: Single. Religious pref:
Episcopalian. Education: M.T.S., Harvard University, 1997; B.A., University of
California at Berkeley, 1993. Pol exp incl: Precinct committeeman; worked on
more than a dozen Republican campaigns, speechwriter for GOP candidates
and officeholders. Legis exp: House 2003-08. Memb have incl: West Valley
Symphony Bd of Trustees; Alzheimers Assn; American Legislative Exchange
Council Task Force on Healthcare Public Policy; co-chair, Arrowhead Young
Republicans; American Brahms Society; Natl Press Club; Caledonian Society;
founder and chair, West Valley Republican Issues Forum, first vice-chair and
Southern regional director, AZ Young Republican League; Downtown Phoenix
Young Republicans. Interests: Music, travel, American history, reading, skiing.
Campaign Finance: public. Term limit: 2016; current term runs through 2016.

CORP COMM

Phone: (602) 542-0745


Age: n/a. (b Michigan). Arizona since: 1998.
Occupation: Owner and director of training, Armed Personal Defense since 2003;
VP, North America Sales, Micro Focus
International, 2003-06; southwest regional
director, Verity Inc., 1999-2002; southwest
regional manager, Visigenic Software, 199799. Marital: Married (Linda, VP sales for Clear
Channel Media and Entertainment). Children:
1. Religious pref: Christian. Education: B.A., political science, Appalachian
State University. Memb have incl: Volunteer ranger, Pinnacle Peak Park,
City of Scottsdale, since 2012; chair, LD 23 Republican Committee,
2012-14; secretary, LD 8 Republican Committee, 2010-12; training
counselor, NRA, since 2008; instructor, NRA, since 2003; president &
board member, U.S. Marshals Posse, 2007-12. Interests: Hiking, running, cycling, horseback riding, technology & politics. Campaign Finance:
public. Term limit: 2022; current term runs through 2018.

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ANDY TOBIN (R)


Phone: (602) 542-2237
Age: 55. (b 06/27/58, New York, NY). Arizona
since: 1978. Occupation: Appointed to the
Corporation Commission by Governor Ducey
December 30, 2015 to replace Susan Bitter
Smith who resigned; previously appointed
Department of Financial Institutions superintendent December 16, 2015 and Department
of Insurance director October 8, 2015, by
Governor Ducey; director, Department of
Weights and Measures, Jan. 2015-Oct. 2015;
Arizona House of Representatives, 2006-14 (served as Speaker of the
House 2011-14); previous owner, TLC Employee Benefits; owner, local
Farmers Insurance; CEO of local aerospace company, 2000-03. Marital:
Married (Jennifer). Children: 5. Religious pref: Catholic. Education:
Attended Dowling College, New York; holds insurance license. Pol exp
incl: Worked on the balanced budget amendment and line-item veto with
the Reagan and Bush administrations. Legis exp: House since 2007;
speaker since April 28, 2011, after Adams resigned from post; majority
leader 2011; majority whip 2009-10. Memb have incl: Past president,
Phoenix Junior, AZ Junior and U.S. Junior Chambers of Commerce; board
of directors, Prescott YMCA; executive board of directors, Sharlot Hall
Museum; Knights of Columbus; Eagles; local chamber of commerce.
Interests: Worked with Muscular Dystrophy Assn and St. Judes Hospital.
Term limit: 2022; current term runs through 2016.

MINE INSPECTOR

CORP COMM

JOE HART (R)


Phone: (602) 542-5971
1700 W. Washington, Ste. 400,
Phoenix 85007
Website: https://asmi.az.gov
Age: 71. (b 05/08/44, Kingman, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Arizona State Mine
Inspector since 2006; owner, New West
Broadcasting, since 1984; owner, Tri-State
Television Network, since 2000; owner, Route
66 Broadcasting, since 1997; owner, Hart
Ranches since 1976; Arizona House of Representatives, 1992-2000,
2002-04. Marital: Married (Rhonda, broadcasting general manager).
Children: 4. Religious pref: LDS. Pol exp incl: State Mine Inspector. Legis
exp: House 1992-2000, 2002-04; Speaker Pro Tempore 1996-2000.
Memb have incl: Kingman Chamber; Lake Havasu Chamber; Kingman
Western States Coalition; Council of States Governments; American
Legislative Exchange Council. Interests: Classic car restoration; roping;
ranching; boating; street drag racing; grand parenting; horse training.
Campaign Finance: private.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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UNITED STATES SENATORS


JOHN MCCAIN (R)
http://mccain.senate.gov
D.C.: (202) 224-2235
Phoenix: (602) 952-2410
Prescott: (928) 445-0833
Tempe: (480) 897-6289
Tucson: (520) 670-6334
Age: 79. (b 8/29/36 Panama Canal Zone).
Arizona since: 1980. Occupation: U.S. Senator
since 1987; Congressman 1983-87; U.S. Navy
1958-80. Marital: Married, Cindy Hensley
McCain Children: 7. Education: U.S. Naval Academy, 1958. Pol exp incl:
Republican nominee for president in 2008; ran for Republican nomination for president in 2000; U.S. Senator from Arizona since 1987; U.S.
House of Representatives from 1983-87.

JEFF FLAKE (R)


http://flake.senate.gov
D.C.: (202) 224-4521
Phoenix: (602) 840-1891
Tucson: (520) 575-8633
Age: 53. (b 12/31/62 Snowflake, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Member of Congress
since 2001; executive director, Goldwater
Institute, 1992-99. Marital: Married, Cheryl,
homemaker Children: 5. Religious pref: LDS.
Education: M.A., 1987, B.A., 1986, BYU.

CONGRESS

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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FIRST DISTRICT

Northern, eastern and parts of southern Arizona; major place names


include Flagstaff, Sedona, Casa Grande, Globe/Miami, Marana; Hopi,
Navajo, and Apache reservations.

CONGRESS

REP. ANN KIRKPATRICK (D)


http://kirkpatrick.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-3361
Casa Grande: (520) 316-0839
Flagstaff: (928) 213-9977
Globe: (928) 425-3231
Marana: (520) 382-2663
Show Low: (928) 537-5657
Age: 65. (b 03/24/50 McNary, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: U.S. Representative,
CD-1, since 2012, 2009-10; attorney,
Kirkpatrick & Harris, P.C., 1991-2008;
instructor, business law & ethics, Coconino
Community College, 2004. Marital: Married, Roger Curley, attorney
Children: 4. Religious pref: Catholic. Education: J.D., UofA College of
Law, 1979; B.A., UofA, 1972. Pol exp incl: AZ state representative,
2005-07. Memb have incl: Board of directors, Big Sisters; AZ State
Bar; advisory board, Lowell Observatory; board of directors, Flagstaff
Public Library Foundation; board of directors, United Way of Northern
AZ; board of directors, Flagstaff Symphony Assn. Interests: I love to cook
and garden, but I also make sure to go skiing and hiking in my beautiful
district. Beyond that, I play the country fiddle (I actually used to be in a
bluegrass band) and study different languages such as Navajo, Apache
and Mandarin. One of my favorite hobbies that Ive picked up in the last
few years is playing on the congressional softball team. While I doubt
I impress anyone with my athleticism, I have been dubbed the teams
Rudy. It has been an invaluable opportunity for me to bond with members from both sides of the aisle. The relationships I have formed on the
field have come in handy on the Hill, where our friendships have allowed
us to find common ground and collaborate on legislation in a bipartisan
fashion.

SECOND DISTRICT

Southeastern Arizona; eastern Tucson and all of Cochise County

REP. MARTHA MCSALLY


http://mcsally.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-3361
Tucson: (520) 881-3588
Age: 49. (b 03/22/66, Warwick, RI). Arizona
since: 1994. Occupation: Leadership development and inspiration speaker, since 2012;
professor, national security studies, George
C. Marshall European Center for Security
Studies, 2010-12; chief of current operations, U.S. Africa Command (as an active
duty Colonel), 2007-10; Air War College
student, 2006-07; 354th Fighter Squadron
Commander, Davis-Monthan AFB, 2004-06; Military office in various
assignments, 1988-2004. Marital: Single. Religious pref: Christian.
Education: Masters degree (with distinction), strategic studies, Air War
College, 2007; Masters degree, public policy, Harvard University JFK
School of Government, 1990; B.S. (distinguished graduate), U.S. Air
Force Academy, 1988. Pol exp incl: Congressional candidate for CD8
and CD2, 2012; helped get legislation unanimously passed in the House
and Senate and signed into law to overturn Pentagon policy mandating

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

77

U.S. servicewomen wear full Muslim garb when off base in Saudi Arabia,
2001-02; legislative fellow, Office of Senator Jon Kyl, 1999-2000. Memb
have incl: Pima County/Tucson Womens Commission, since 2013;
founding board member, My Girl Power, since 2014; Air Force Assn,
since 1990s; Military Officers Assn of America, since 2007; American
Legion, since 2012; Veteran of Foreign Wars, since 2010; Daedalians,
since 1990s; board of directors, Teen Challenge of Arizona, 2006-07;
volunteer, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, since 2013. Interests:
Hiking, mountain climbing, running, swimming, biking, singing, animal
rescue.

THIRD DISTRICT

Southern Arizona, including all of Santa Cruz county, western Pima


county and southwest Pinal county; parts of Yuma, Avondale and parts
of Buckeye, Goodyear and Phoenix; Cocopah Tribe, Pascua Yaqui Tribe,
Tohono Oodham Nation.

REP. RAUL GRIJALVA (D)


http://grijalva.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-2435
Tucson: (520) 622-6788
Somerton: (928) 343-7933
Age: 67. (b 02/19/48 Tucson, AZ). Arizona
since: Birth. Occupation: Member of Congress
since 2002; Pima County Supervisor, 19892002. Marital: Married, Ramona, retired
Children: 3. Religious pref: Catholic. Education:
B.A., sociology, UofA, 1987; Sunnyside H.S.,
1967. Pol exp incl: Pima County Supervisor,
1989-2002; Tucson Unified School District Bd of Supervisors, 1974-86.

FOURTH DISTRICT

REP. PAUL GOSAR (R)


http://gosar.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-2315
Prescott: (928) 445-1683
San Tan Valley: (480) 882-2697
Age: 57. (b 11/27/58 Rock Springs, WY).
Arizona since: 1987. Occupation: Dentist,
owner of small business for over 25 years.
Marital: Married, Maude, small business
owner Children: 3. Religious pref: Roman
Catholic. Education: D.D.S., doctor of dental
surgery, Creighton University, 1985; B.S., biology, Creighton University, 1981. Pol exp incl:
Congressman since 2010; president, Northern Arizona Dental Society;
vice chair, American Dental Assn Council on Governmental Affairs. Memb
have incl: American Dental Assn, GOP Doctors Caucus, Civil Justice
Caucus, Oral Health Caucus, Western Caucus, Native American Caucus,
Immigration Reform Caucus, Military Veterans Caucus, Israel Allies
Caucus, Congressional Rural Caucus, Republican Study Committee.

CONGRESS

Western border of Arizona, including all of La Paz County, most of Mohave


County, two-thirds of Yuma and part of Maricopa County; Kingman,
Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Prescott, Payson, Wickenburg, Apache
Junction, Queen Creek, Gold Valley and Florence; Colorado River Indian
Community, the Fort Mohave Reservation, the Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe,
the Tonto Apache Tribe and the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe.

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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
FIFTH DISTRICT

Gilbert, Sun Lakes, eastern Chandler and Mesa.

REP. MATT SALMON (R)


http://salmon.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-2635
Gilbert: (480) 699-8239
Age: 58. (b 01/21/58 Salt Lake City, UT).
Arizona since: 1970. Occupation: Partner,
Upstream Consulting, Inc., 2010-12; government affairs director, Policy Impact
Communications, 2009-10; president,
COMPTEL, 2008-09. Marital: Married, Nancy
Children: 4. Religious pref: LDS. Education:
M.P.A., management, BYU, 1986; B.A., English
literature, ASU, 1981. Pol exp incl: Chair, Arizona Republican Party, 200507; precinct committeeman, Maricopa County Republican Party; U.S.
Representative to Congress, 1995-2001 Senate 1991-95. Memb have
incl: NRA. Interests: Mountain biking, golfing, tennis, backpacking, hunting, riding motorcycles, spending time with grandchildren.

SIXTH DISTRICT

Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, Rio Verde,


most of Scottsdale, a small portion of Mesa and part of northwestern
Phoenix; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
Community.

CONGRESS

REP. DAVID SCHWEIKERT (R)

http://schweikert.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-2190
Scottsdale: (480) 946-2411
Age: 53. (b 03/03/62 Los Angeles, CA). Arizona
since: 1962. Occupation: Congressman since
2011; small business owner, 1985-2011;
Maricopa County Treasurer, 2004-07; chairman,
State Board of Equalization, 1995-2003; member. Marital: Married, Joyce, medical administrator Religious pref: Catholic. Education: M.B.A.,
ASU, 2005; B.A., ASU, 1985. Pol exp incl: House
1991-95; majority whip 1991-95. Memb have incl: Precinct committeeman, AZ Republican Party; member, Knights of Columbus; NRA. Interests:
Spending time with my wife Joyce, hiking with my dog Charlie, and traveling
abroad.

SEVENTH DISTRICT

Guadalupe, Tolleson, much of Phoenix, including South Mountain (but


excluding Ahwatukee) and parts of Glendale.

REP. RUBEN GALLEGO (D)


http://rubengallego.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-4065
Phone: (602) 256-0551
Name pron: guy-YAY-go Age: 36. (b 11/20/79,
Chicago, IL). Arizona since: 2005. Occupation:
Small business owner, Group and Taylor Street
Group; chief of staff, District 7, City of Phoenix
2008-10; project manager, Riester Public
Affairs, 2006-08; Corporal, USMC Infantry.
Marital: Married (Kate Gallego, Phoenix City
Councilwoman). Religious pref: Catholic.

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Education: B.A., international relations, Harvard University, 2004. Pol exp incl:
Kate Gallego for City Council; chief of staff, Phoenix City Councilman Michael
Nowakowski; vice chair, AZ Democratic Party; organizer, Harry Mitchell for
Congress; organizer, No on Prop 107. Legis exp: House 2011-March 2014
(Resigned March 17, 2014 to run for CD-7); Dem minority leader 2013-March
2014. Memb have incl: Board member, Valley Citizens League; board member, Childrens Museum; board member, South Mountain Community College
Governing Board. Interests: Hiking South Mountain Park.

EIGHTH DISTRICT

Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, El Mirage, Anthem, New River,
Youngtown, Litchfield Park, parts of Goodyear, Glendale, Peoria, and a
small portion of north Phoenix.

REP. TRENT FRANKS (R)


http://franks.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-4576
Glendale: (623) 776-7911
Age: 58. (b 6/19/57 Uravan, CO). Arizona since:
1981. Occupation: Member of Congress since
2003; former president, Liberty Petroleum Corp
(oil and gas exploration company in AZ); executive director, Arizona Family Research Institute
(now Center for Arizona Policy), 1987-91. Marital:
Married, Josie Children: 2. Religious pref: Baptist.
Education: Attended Ottawa University; graduated, Center for Constitutional Studies. Pol exp incl:
Director of Governors Office for Children, 1987. House 1984-86.

NINTH DISTRICT

Tempe, parts of Chandler and Mesa, a small part of Scottsdale, and


north central and eastern Phoenix.

REP. KYRSTEN SINEMA (D)


CONGRESS

http://sinema.house.gov
D.C.: (202) 225-9888
Phoenix: (602) 956-2285
Name pron: KEER-stuhn Cinema. Age: 39. (b
07/12/76 Tucson, AZ). Arizona since: Birth.
Occupation: Congressman since 2012; professor,
ASU School of Social Work, since 2002; social
worker, Washington Elementary School District,
1995-2002. Marital: SingleReligious pref: None.
Education: Ph.D., justice studies, ASU, 2012; J.D.,
ASU, 2004; Masters, social work, ASU, 1999;
B.S., social work, BYU, 1995. Pol exp incl: Ran
successful campaigns for State House, State Senate and Congress. Chaired
the successful Arizona Together initiative campaign in 2006. Assisted with
several state and local organizations to increase voter registration and
engagement. Senate 2011-Jan 2012 (resigned 1/3/12 to run for Congress
in the newly created CD9); House 2005-10; asst Democratic leader 200910. Memb have incl: Board member, AZ Center for Progressive Leadership,
since 2006; chair, Arizona Together, since 2005; board president,
Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees, since 2005; board member,
Girls for a Change, since 2005; board member, Natl, Progressive Democrats
of America, since 2005; member, AZ Advocacy Network; member, AZ
Attorneys for Criminal Justice; member, AZ Civil Liberties Union, member, AZ
Education Assn; member, AZ Human Rights Fund; member, Common Cause;
member, League of Women Voters; member, Natl Assn of Social Workers;
member, NOW; member, Planned Parenthood; member, Protecting Arizonas
Family Coalition; member, Sierra Club; member, Young Elected Officials
Network; member, YWCA Maricopa County; chair, Protect Arizonas Freedom,
2008. Interests: Running, swimming, biking.

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CONTACT E-MAIL & ADDRESSES


ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEMBERS
1700 W. Washington, Phoenix 85007

NAME/MAILING ADDRESS

EMAIL

ACKERLEY, J. CHRISTOPHER (R - Dist 2)..............................jackerley@azleg.gov


140 E Camino Limon Verde, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
ALLEN, JOHN (R - Dist 15).............................................................jallen@azleg.gov
5661 E Presidio Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
ALSTON, LELA (D - Dist 24)........................................................ lalston@azleg.gov
69 W Willetta St #1, Phoenix, AZ 85003
ANDRADE, RICHARD (D - Dist 29)......................................... randrade@azleg.gov
6178 N 87th Ln, Glendale, AZ 85305
BARTON, BRENDA (R - Dist 6)..................................................bbarton@azleg.gov
801 E Frontier St, Apt 1, Payson, AZ 85547
BENALLY, JENNIFER (D - Dist 7)...............................................jbenally@azleg.gov
PO Box 784, Tuba City, AZ 86045
BOLDING, REGINALD (D - Dist 27).......................................... rbolding@azleg.gov
6345 W Harwell Rd, Laveen, AZ 85339
BORRELLI, SONNY (R - Dist 5)................................................. sborrelli@azleg.gov
2650 Diablo Dr, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
BOWERS, RUSTY (R - Dist 25)................................................. rbowers@azleg.gov
8831 E Quill St, Mesa, AZ 85207

EMAIL/ADDRESS

BOYER, PAUL (R - Dist 20)......................................................... pboyer@azleg.gov


PO Box 87197 Phoenix, AZ 85080
BROPHY MCGEE, KATE (R - Dist 28)............................kbrophymcgee@azleg.gov
42 E Butler Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85020
CAMPBELL, NOEL (R - Dist 1).............................................. ncampbell@azleg.gov
146 N Mount Vernon Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301
CARDENAS, MARK (D - Dist 19).........................................mcardenas@azleg.gov
2020 N 78th Glen, Phoenix, AZ 85035
CARTER, HEATHER (R - Dist 15)................................................hcarter@azleg.gov
29455 N. Cave Creek Rd, Ste 118, #299, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
CLARK, KEN (D - Dist 24).......................................................... kclark2@azleg.gov
PO Box 2101, Phoenix, AZ 85001
COBB, REGINA (R - Dist 5)........................................................... rcobb@azleg.gov
921 Crestwood Ln, Kingman, AZ 86409
COLEMAN, DOUG (R - Dist 16).............................................. dcoleman@azleg.gov
1474 S Royal Palm Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
ESPINOZA, DIEGO (D - Dist 19).............................................despinoza@azleg.gov
803 N Christa Way, Tolleson, AZ 85353
FANN, KAREN (R - Dist 1)............................................................. kfann@azleg.gov
5691 Hole in One Dr, Prescott, AZ 86301

CONTACT E-MAIL & ADDRESSES

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FARNSWORTH, EDDIE (R - Dist 12)...................................efarnsworth@azleg.gov


1126 E Harrison St, Gilbert, AZ 85295
FERNANDEZ, CHARLENE (D - Dist 4).................................cfernandez@azleg.gov
1342 W 17th St, Yuma, AZ 85364
FINCHEM, MARK (R - Dist 11)..............................................mfinchem@azleg.gov
PO Box 69344, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
FRIESE, RANDY (D - Dist 9).........................................................rfriese@azleg.gov
PO Box 36402, Tucson, AZ 85740
GABALDON, ROSANNA (D - Dist 2).......................................rgabaldon@azleg.gov
348 E Calle Garbillo, Green Valley, AZ 85614
GONZALES, SALLY ANN (D - Dist 3)..................................... sgonzales@azleg.gov
7444 S Camino Benem, Tucson, AZ 85757
GOWAN, DAVID (R - Dist 14).....................................................dgowan@azleg.gov
PO Box 1985, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636
GRAY, RICK (R - Dist 21)............................................................... rgray@azleg.gov
9521 W Cedar Hill Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351
HALE, ALBERT (D - Dist 7)............................................................ ahale@azleg.gov
PO Box 40, St. Michaels, AZ 86511
KERN, ANTHONY (R - Dist 20)...................................................... akern@azleg.gov
5028 W Mescal St, Glendale, AZ 85304
LARKIN, JONATHAN (D - Dist 30)................................................ jlarkin@azleg.gov
4503 W Loma Ln, Glendale, AZ 85302
LAWRENCE, JAY (R - Dist 23).................................................jlawrence@azleg.gov
LEACH, VINCE (R - Dist 11).........................................................vleach@azleg.gov
12995 N Oracle Rd, Ste. 141, MS 113, Tucson, AZ 85739
LIVINGSTON, DAVID (R - Dist 22).........................................dlivingston@azleg.gov
9559 W Menadota Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
LOVAS, PHIL (R - Dist 22)............................................................plovas@azleg.gov
7197 W Mariposa Grande Ln, Peoria, AZ 85383
MACH, STEFANIE (D - Dist 10)................................................... smach@azleg.gov
3002 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85716
MCCUNE DAVIS, DEBBIE (D - Dist 30)......................................ddavis@azleg.gov
Phoenix, AZ 85009
MENDEZ, JUAN (D - Dist 26)................................................... jmendez@azleg.gov
1741 S Ventura Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
MESNARD, J.D. (R - Dist 17)..................................................jmesnard@azleg.gov
1427 W Homestead Ct, Chandler, AZ 85286
MEYER, ERIC (D - Dist 28)........................................................ emeyer@azleg.gov
7765 N Foothill Dr South, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
MITCHELL, DARIN (R - Dist 13).............................................. dmitchell@azleg.gov
1150 E Acacia Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

EMAIL/ADDRESS

9385 E Laurel Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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CONTACT E-MAIL & ADDRESSES

MONTENEGRO, STEVE (R - Dist 13)............................... smontenegro@azleg.gov


PO Box 2275, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
NORGAARD, JILL (R - Dist 18)................................................jnorgaard@azleg.gov
15839 S 10th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85048
OLSON, JUSTIN (R - Dist 25).........................................................jolson@azleg.gov
524 N 38th St, Mesa, AZ 85205
OTONDO, LISA (D - Dist 4)......................................................... lotondo@azleg.gov
579 S 7th Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364
PETERSEN, WARREN (R - Dist 12)...................................... wpetersen@azleg.gov
2085 E Avenida del Valle Ct, Gilbert, AZ 85295
PLUMLEE, CELESTE (D Dist 26)......................................... cplumlee@azleg.gov
Tempe, AZ
PRATT, FRANK (R - Dist 8)............................................................fpratt@azleg.gov
425 E Providence Dr, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
RIOS, REBECCA (D - Dist 27)......................................................... rrios@azleg.gov
3136 E Beautiful Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85042
RIVERO, TONY (R - Dist 21)......................................................... trivero@azleg.gov
6767 W Cheryl Dr, Peoria, AZ 85345
ROBSON, BOB (R - Dist 18)......................................................brobson@azleg.gov
2713 W Oak Grove Ln, Chandler, AZ 85224
SALDATE, MACARIO (D - Dist 3)............................................ msaldate@azleg.gov

EMAIL/ADDRESS

3314 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713


SHOPE, T.J. (R - Dist 8)................................................................ tshope@azleg.gov
1206 N Reeves Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85128
STEVENS, DAVID (R - Dist 14).................................................dstevens@azleg.gov
5454 S Santa Aurelia, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
THORPE, BOB (R - Dist 6)..........................................................bthorpe@azleg.gov
490 Lake Mary Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
TOWNSEND, KELLY (R- Dist 16).......................................... ktownsend@azleg.gov
PO Box 3004, Gilbert, AZ 85299
UGENTI-RITA, MICHELLE (R - Dist 23)............................. mugenti-rita@azleg.gov
15029 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Ste B-111 #472, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
VALASQUEZ, CECI (D - Dist 29)..........................................cvalasquez@azleg.gov
12601 W Pasadena Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
WENINGER, JEFF (R - Dist 17).............................................. jweninger@azleg.gov
1360 W Camellia Ct, Chandler, AZ 85286
WHEELER, BRUCE (D - Dist 10)............................................. bwheeler@azleg.gov
2733 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85716
1 Vacancy

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ARIZONA SENATE MEMBERS


1700 W. Washington, Phoenix 85007
NAME/MAILING ADDRESS

EMAIL

ALLEN, SYLVIA TENNEY (R - Dist 6).............................................. sallen@azleg.gov


PO Box 952, Snowflake, AZ 85937
BARTO, NANCY (R - Dist 15)......................................................... nbarto@azleg.gov
5450 E Deer Valley Dr #2196, Phoenix, AZ 85054
BEGAY, CARLYLE (R - Dist 7).......................................................cbegay@azleg.gov
PO Box 1222, Window Rock, AZ 86515
BIGGS, ANDY (R - Dist 12).............................................................abiggs@azleg.gov
10612 S Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
BRADLEY, DAVID (D - Dist 10)..................................................dbradley@azleg.gov
5909 E 3rd St, Tucson, AZ 85711
BURGES, JUDY (R - Dist 22)........................................................ jburges@azleg.gov
PO Box 5361, Sun City West, AZ 85375
CAJERO BEDFORD, OLIVIA (D - Dist 3).........................ocajerobedford@azleg.gov
PO Box 85477, Tucson, AZ 85754
CONTRERAS, LUPE (D - Dist 19).............................................lcontreras@azleg.gov
PO Box 816, Avondale, AZ 85323
DALESSANDRO, ANDREA (D - Dist 2)..............................adalessandro@azleg.gov
PO Box 1141, Green Valley, AZ 85622-1141
DIAL, JEFF (R - Dist 18).................................................................... jdial@azleg.gov
2936 W Gregg Dr, Chandler, AZ 85224
1966 Thrasher Dr, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86404
DRIGGS, ADAM (R - Dist 28)....................................................... adriggs@azleg.gov
4231 E Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018
FARLEY, STEVE (D - Dist 9).......................................................... sfarley@azleg.gov
1130 N Norton Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
FARNSWORTH, DAVID (R - Dist 16)................................... dfarnsworth@azleg.gov
9912 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85207
GRIFFIN, GAIL (R - Dist 14)..........................................................ggriffin@azleg.gov
PO Box 628, Hereford, AZ 85615
HOBBS, KATIE (D - Dist 24)......................................................... khobbs@azleg.gov
PO Box 15642, Phoenix, AZ 86060
KAVANAGH, JOHN (R - Dist 23).............................................. jkavanagh@azleg.gov
16038 Seminole Ln, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
LESKO, DEBBIE (R - Dist 21)........................................................ dlesko@azleg.gov
PO Box 5292, Peoria, AZ 85385
MCGUIRE, BARBARA (D - Dist 8)............................................bmcguire@azleg.gov
PO Box 613, Kearny, AZ 85137

EMAIL/ADDRESS

DONAHUE, SUE (R - Dist 5).....................................................sdonahue@azleg.gov

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MEZA, ROBERT (D - Dist 30)......................................................... rmeza@azleg.gov


1919 W Virginia Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
MIRANDA, CATHERINE (D - Dist 27).......................................cmiranda@azleg.gov
PO Box 21672, Phoenix, AZ 85036
PANCRAZI, LYNNE (D - Dist 4)................................................. lpancrazi@azleg.gov
3748 W 18th Pl, Yuma, AZ 85364
PIERCE, STEVE (R - Dist 1).......................................................... spierce@azleg.gov
14000 N 7V Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303
QUEZADA, MARTN (D - Dist 29)...........................................mquezada@azleg.gov
PO Box 23333, Phoenix, AZ 85063
SHERWOOD, ANDREW (D - Dist 26)..................................... asherwood@azleg.gov
2412 S Cottonwood Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282
SHOOTER, DON (R - Dist 13).....................................................dshooter@azleg.gov
2901 S Palo Verde Ln, #44, Yuma, AZ 85365
SMITH, STEVE (R - Dist 11).........................................................stsmith@azleg.gov
17818 N Smith Dr, Maricopa, AZ 85139
WORSLEY, BOB (R - Dist 25).....................................................bworsley@azleg.gov
65 E Main St, Ste 102, Mesa, AZ 85201
YARBROUGH, STEVE (R - Dist 17)........................................syarbrough@azleg.gov
1086 W Armstrong Way, Chandler, AZ 85286
YEE, KIMBERLY (R - Dist 20)............................................................kyee@azleg.gov

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