28th Arizona State Legislature

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28th Arizona State Legislature
27th 29th
The facade of the Arizona Capitol building in bright daylight
Overview
JurisdictionArizona, United States
TermJanuary 1, 1967 – December 31, 1968
Senate
Members30
Party controlRepublican (16–14)
House of Representatives
Members60
Party controlRepublican (33–27)
Sessions
1stJanuary 9 – March 13, 1967
2ndJanuary 8 – March 21, 1968
Special sessions
1stMay 31 – June 2, 1967
2ndOctober 30 – November 17, 1967
3rdNovember 27 – December 22, 1967
4thMay 8 – June 7, 1968

The 28th Arizona State Legislature, consisting of the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives, was constituted in Phoenix from January 1, 1967 to December 31, 1968, during Jack Williams' first term as Governor of Arizona. The make-up of both houses was changed drastically by the implementation of districts, rather than the old system of county representation. The fourteen counties were broken up into 8 districts. Four of the districts (1, 2, 3, and 5) consisted of multiple counties, while the other four (4, 6, 7, and 8) represented single counties. In addition, Districts Seven and Eight, representing Pima and Maricopa Counties respectively, were further broken down into sub-districts. District 7 had eight sub-districts, 7-A through 7-F, while District 8 had fifteen sub-districts, 8-A through 8-O. The number of senators increased to 30, with the balance of power shifting drastically. Where Democrats had held a 26–2 majority in the prior legislature, Republicans now held a slim 16-14 majority. While the number of senators increased, the number of representatives decreased from 80 to 60. Again, the balance of power shifted to the Republicans, who now held 33-27 majority in the lower house. It was the first time Arizona history where the Republicans won control of both houses of the legislature.[1]

Sessions[edit]

The Legislature met for two regular sessions at the State Capitol in Phoenix. The first opened on January 9, 1967, and adjourned on March 13; while the second convened on January 8, 1968, and adjourned on March 21.[2]:xvii[3]:xix There were four Special Sessions, three in 1967, and the last one in 1968. The first Special Session convened May 31, 1967, and adjourned sine die on June 2;[2]:753 the second convened on October 30, 1967, and adjourned sine die on November 17;[2]:833 the Third Special Session convened on November 27, 1967 and adjourned sine die on December 22;[2]:869 with the final Special Session, the fourth, convened May 8, 1968 and adjourned sine die on June 7.[3]:975

State Senate[edit]

Members[edit]

The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.[2]:xxi-xxv

District Subdistrict Senator Party Notes
1 - Mohave and Yavapai Counties N/A Boyd Tenney* Republican
2 - Cochise, Graham and Santa Cruz Counties N/A A. R. Spikes* Democrat
N/A Dan S. Kitchel* Democrat
3 - Apache, Navajo and Greenlee Counties N/A Glenn Blansett* Democrat
N/A William Huso* Democrat
4 - Coconino County N/A Thomas N. Knoles Jr.* Democrat
5 - Gila, and Pinal Counties N/A Clarence L. Carpenter* Democrat
N/A Johnny Gregovich** Democrat
N/A E. B. "Blodie" Thode* Democrat
6 - Yuma County N/A Harold C. Giss* Democrat
7 - Pima County, Arizona 7-A Joe Castillo Democrat
7-B F. T. "Limie" Gibbings Democrat
7-C Ernest Garfield Republican
7-D Douglas S. Holsclaw Republican
7-E Thomas G. Beaham Republican
Kenneth C. Cardella*** Republican
7-F William C. Jacquin Republican
8 - Maricopa County, Arizona 8-A Marshall Humphrey Republican
8-B William Porter Republican
8-C John B Conlan Republican
8-D David B. Kret Republican
8-E Isabel Burgess Republican
8-F Wing F . Ong Democrat
8-G Cloves Campbell Democrat
8-H Orme Lewis Jr. Republican
8-I Chet Goldberg Jr. Republican
8-J Bob Wilcox Republican
8-K Ray A. Goetze Republican
8-L Christopher T. Johnson Republican
8-M William T. Crowley Democrat
8-N Bob Stump Democrat
8-O Dan Halacy Republican
  • The ** denotes Carpenter was elected and died in office, Gregovich was appointed to replace him
  • The *** denotes Beaham was elected and died in office, Cardella was appointed to replace him

House of Representatives[edit]

Members[edit]

The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.[2]:xxi-xxv

District Subdistrict Representative Party Notes
1 - Mohave and Yavapai Counties N/A Gladys Gardner* Republican
N/A William D. Lyman* Republican
2 - Cochise, Graham and Santa Cruz Counties N/A W. L. "Tay" Cook* Democrat
N/A James A. Elliott* Democrat
N/A A . L. "Fat" Hawes Democrat
N/A Ed Sawyer Democrat
3 - Apache, Navajo and Greenlee Counties N/A Jack A. Brown* Democrat
N/A Frank L. Crosby* Democrat
N/A Lloyd L. House Democrat
N/A Clay B. Simer* Democrat
N/A G. 0. (Sonny) Biles*** Democrat
4 - Coconino County N/A Harold L. Huffer Democrat
N/A Sam A . McConnell Jr. Republican
5 - Gila, and Pinal Counties N/A Polly Getswiller* Democrat
N/A A . V. "Bill" Hardt Democrat
N/A E. C. "Polly" Rosenbaum* Democrat
N/A Frederick S. Smith* Democrat
6 - Yuma County N/A Charles A. Johnson* Democrat
N/A M. G. "Pop" Miniken* Democrat
7 - Pima County, Arizona 7-A Tony Carrillo* Democrat
Emmett S. (Bud) Walker* Democrat
7-B Etta Mae Hutcheson* Democrat
Ethel Maynard Democrat
7-C R. P . "Bob" Fricks Democrat
Sam Lena* Democrat
7-D Richard E . Bailey Republican
Thomas N . Goodwin Republican
7-E Albert C. Williams Republican
David B. Stone Republican
7-F W. A. "Tony" Buehl* Republican
Scott Alexander* Republican
8 - Maricopa County, Arizona 8-A Walter E. Bloom Republican
James F. Holley Republican
8-B Stan Turley Republican
D. Delos Ellsworth Republican
8-C Sam Flake Republican
John C. Pritzlaff Republican
8-D Frank Kelley* Republican
James Shelley* Republican
8-E Ruth Adams* Republican
John D. Roeder Republican
8-F W. F. "Pat" Vipperman Democrat
D. Lee Jones Republican
8-G Tony Abril Democrat
Leon Thompson Democrat
8-H Elizabeth Adams Rockwell* Republican
Jay Stuckey Republican
8-I Burton S. Barr Republican
Ruth Peck Republican
8-J Stan Akers Republican
Timothy A. Barrow Republican
8-K Davidson Jenks Republican
Al Faron**** Republican
George J. Pale Republican
8-L Rex J. Farley Republican
Joseph Shaughnessy Jr. Republican
8-M J. R. "Bob" Rickard Democrat
Bess B. Stinson Republican
8-N Art Coppinger Democrat
Manuel "Lito" Pena Democrat
8-O Al Kluender Republican
Fred Koory Jr. Republican

The *** denotes that Clay B. Simer was elected, but resigned. Biles, who had served in the prior legislature, was appointed to succeed him. The **** denotes that Davidson Jenks was elected, but resigned and Faron was appointed to replace him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Nelda C. (1989). "John R. "Jack" Williams". In Myers, John L. The Arizona governors, 1912-1990. Phoenix: Heritage Publishers. p. 133. ISBN 0-929690-05-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Session laws, State of Arizona, 1967, Twenty-Eighth Legislature, First Regular Session, First Special Session". State of Arizona. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Session laws, State of Arizona, 1968, Twenty-Eighth Legislature, Second Regular Session, Second to Fourth Special Sessions". State of Arizona. Retrieved October 13, 2018.