Arizona House of Representatives

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Coordinates: 33°26′53″N 112°5′45″W / 33.44806°N 112.09583°W / 33.44806; -112.09583

Arizona House of Representatives
Arizona State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 10, 2011
Andy Tobin (R)
since April 29, 2011
Speaker pro Tempore
J. D. Mesnard (R)
since November 9, 2012 [1]
Majority Leader
David Gowan (R)
since November 9, 2012
Minority Leader
Chad Campbell (D)
since January 10, 2011
Seats 60
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of Arizona.svg
Political groups

Majority party

Minority party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article 4, Arizona Constitution
Salary $24,000/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(60 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(60 seats)
Redistricting Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona House of Representatives

The Arizona House of Representatives is the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona. Its members are elected to two-year terms with a term limit of four consecutive terms (eight years). Members of the Republican Party currently hold a majority in the House.

Each of the state's 30 legislative districts elects two representatives. Multi-member districts are also used in the Washington, North Dakota and Idaho House of Representatives, as well as the New Jersey General Assembly, and are less common than the single-member districts used by most state legislatures.

Each Representative represents a district of at least 172,000. The House convenes in the legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

Leadership of the House[edit]

The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber.

Leadership information[edit]

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker Andy Tobin Republican Paulden District 1
Speaker Pro Tempore J. D. Mesnard Republican Chandler District 17
Majority Leader David Gowan Republican Sierra Vista District 14
Majority Whip Rick Gray Republican Sun City District 21
Minority Leader Chad Campbell Democratic Phoenix District 24
Assistant Minority Leader Bruce Wheeler Democratic Phoenix District 10
Minority Whip Bruce Wheeler Democratic Tucson District 10
Sergeant At Arms Ronald Gill

Current composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 40 20 60 0
Begin 36 24 60 0
January 21, 2014[2] 23 59 1
February 20, 2014[3] 24 60 0
March 14, 2014[4] 23 59 1
March 24, 2014[5] 24 60 0
Latest voting share 60% 40%

Current members, 2013–2015[edit]

District Name Party Residence First elected
1 Karen Fann Rep Dewey 2010
Andy Tobin Rep Prescott 2006
2 Demion Clinco Dem Tucson 2014†
Rosanna Gabaldón Dem Sahuarita 2012
3 Sally Ann Gonzales Dem Tucson 2010
Macario Saldate Dem Tucson 2010
4 Juan Carlos Escamilla Dem San Luis 2012
Lisa Otondo Dem Yuma 2012
5 Sonny Borrelli Rep Lake Havasu City 2012
Doris Goodale Rep Kingman 2008
6 Brenda Barton Rep Payson 2010
Bob Thorpe Rep Flagstaff 2012
7 Jamescita Peshlakai Dem Cameron 2012
Albert Hale Dem St. Michaels 2010
8 Frank Pratt Rep Casa Grande 2008
TJ Shope Rep Coolidge 2012
9 Victoria Steele Dem Tucson 2012
Ethan Orr Rep Tucson 2012
10 Stefanie Mach Dem Tucson 2012
Bruce Wheeler Dem Tucson 2010
11 Adam Kwasman Rep Oro Valley 2012
Steve Smith Rep Maricopa 2012
12 Warren Petersen Rep Gilbert 2012
Eddie Farnsworth Rep Gilbert 2010
13 Steve Montenegro Rep Avondale 2008
Darin Mitchell Rep Litchfield Park 2012
14 David Gowan Rep Sierra Vista 2008
David Stevens Rep Sierra Vista 2008
15 Heather Carter Rep Cave Creek 2010
John Allen Rep Scottsdale 2012
16 Doug Coleman Rep Apache Junction 2012
Kelly Townsend Rep Mesa 2012
17 Thomas Forese Rep Chandler 2010
J. D. Mesnard Rep Chandler 2010
18 Jeff Dial Rep Chandler 2010
Bob Robson Rep Chandler 2010
19 Lupe Chavira Contreras Dem Avondale 2012
Mark Cardenas Dem Phoenix 2012
20 Paul Boyer Rep Phoenix 2012
Carl Seel Rep Phoenix 2008
21 Rick Gray Rep Sun City 2010
Debbie Lesko Rep Glendale 2008
22 Phil Lovas Rep Peoria 2012
David Livingston Rep Peoria 2012
23 John Kavanagh Rep Fountain Hills 2006
Michelle Ugenti Rep Scottsdale 2010
24 Chad Campbell Dem Phoenix 2006
Lela Alston Dem Phoenix 2010
25 Justin Olson Rep Mesa 2010
Justin Pierce Rep Mesa 2010
26 Juan Mendez Dem Tempe 2012
Andrew Sherwood Dem Tempe 2012
27 Catherine Miranda Dem Phoenix 2010
Norma Muñoz Dem Phoenix 2014†
28 Kate Brophy McGee Rep Phoenix 2010
Eric Meyer Dem Paradise Valley 2008
29 Martín Quezada Dem Phoenix 2012
Lydia Hernandez Dem Phoenix 2012
30 Jonathan Larkin Dem Glendale 2012
Debbie McCune Davis Dem Phoenix 2010

†Member was originally appointed to the office.


Current committees include:[6]

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