Arizona House of Representatives

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Arizona House of Representatives
55th Arizona Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 9, 2023
Leadership
Speaker
Ben Toma (R)
since January 9, 2023
Speaker pro tempore
Travis Grantham (R)
since January 11, 2021
Majority Leader
Leo Biasiucci (R)
since January 9, 2023
Minority Leader
Andrés Cano (D)
since January 9, 2023
Structure
Seats60 Representatives
Arizona House of Representatives (31 Republicans, 29 Democrats).svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (31)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle 4, Arizona Constitution
Salary$24,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(60 seats)
Next election
November 12, 2024
(60 seats)
RedistrictingArizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
Arizona House of Representatives by Gage Skidmore.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona • 85007
Website
Arizona House of Representatives

The Arizona State House of Representatives is the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arizona. The upper house is the Senate. The House convenes in the legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. Its members are elected to two-year terms, with a term limit of four consecutive terms (eight years). Each of the state's 30 legislative districts elects two state house representatives and one state senator,[a] with each district having a population of at least 203,000.[1]

The last election occurred on November 8, 2022, with the Republican Party currently holding a narrow majority in the House.

Leadership of the House[edit]

The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus along with the Majority Leader, the Assistant Majority Leader, and the Majority Whip. The House as a whole shall pass a House resolution confirming the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House.[2] In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Outside of legislative authority, the Speaker is given the power to employ, terminate and alter the compensation of all House employees.[3] The Speaker has full final authority of all expenses charged to the House of Representatives, further, the Speaker the individual responsible for approving House expense accounts. The minority party selects a Minority Leader, an Assistant Minority Leader and a Minority Whip in a closed caucus.

Leadership information[edit]

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker Ben Toma Republican Peoria District 27
Speaker Pro Tempore Travis Grantham Republican Gilbert District 14
Majority Leader Leo Biasiucci Republican Lake Havasu City District 30
Majority Whip Teresa Martinez Republican Casa Grande District 16
Minority Leader Andrés Cano Democratic Tucson District 20
Assistant Minority Leader Lupe Contreras Democratic Cashion District 22
Minority Whip Melody Hernandez Democratic Tempe District 8

Current composition[edit]

Midpoint
31 29
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End 52nd, November 2016 36 24 60 0
Begin 53rd, January 2017 35 25 60 0
End 53rd, November 2018
Begin 54th, January 2019 31 29 60 0
Latest voting share 51.7% 48.3%

Current members, 2023–2025[edit]

District Image Name Party Residence First elected
1 Quang Nguyen by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Quang Nguyen Rep Prescott 2020
Selina Bliss by Gage Skidmore.jpg Selina Bliss Rep Prescott 2022
2 Judy Schwiebert by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Judy Schwiebert Dem Glendale 2020
Justin Wilmeth by Gage Skidmore.jpg Justin Wilmeth Rep Cave Creek 2020
3 Joseph Chaplik by Gage Skidmore.jpg Joseph Chaplik Rep Tucson 2020
Alexander Kolodin by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Alexander Kolodin Rep Scottsdale 2022
4 Matt Gress by Gage Skidmore.jpg Matt Gress Rep Phoenix 2022
Laura Terech by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Laura Terech Dem Scottsdale 2022
5 Jennifer Longdon by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jennifer Longdon Dem Phoenix 2018
Amish Shah by Gage Skidmore.jpg Amish Shah Dem Phoenix 2018
6 Myron Tsosie by Gage Skidmore.jpg Myron Tsosie Dem Chinle 2018
Mae Peshlakai by Gage Skidmore.jpg Mae Peshlakai Dem Cameron 2022
7 David Cook by Gage Skidmore.jpg David Cook Rep Globe 2016
David Marshall by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg David Marshall Rep Snowflake 2022
8 Athena Salman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Athena Salman Dem Tempe 2016
Melody Hernandez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Melody Hernandez Dem Tempe 2020
9 Lorena Austin by Gage Skidmore.jpg Lorena Austin Dem Mesa 2022
Seth Blattman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Seth Blattman Dem Mesa 2022
10 Justin Heap by Gage Skidmore.jpg Justin Heap Rep Mesa 2022
Barbara Parker by Gage Skidmore.jpg Barbara Parker Rep Mesa 2022
11 Marcelino Quinonez by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Marcelino Quiñonez Dem Phoenix 2021†
No image.svg Oscar De Los Santos Dem Phoenix 2022
12 Patty Contreras by Gage Skidmore.jpg Patty Contreras Dem Ahwatukee 2022
Stacey Travers by Gage Skidmore.jpg Stacey Travers Dem Phoenix 2022
13 Jennifer Pawlik by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Jennifer Pawlik Dem Chandler 2018
Liz Harris by Gage Skidmore.jpg Liz Harris Rep Chandler 2022
14 Travis Grantham by Gage Skidmore.jpg Travis Grantham Rep Gilbert 2016
Laurin Hendrix by Gage Skidmore.jpg Laurin Hendrix Rep Gilbert 2022
15 Jacqueline Parker by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jacqueline Parker Rep Mesa 2020
Neal Carter by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Neal Carter Rep San Tan Valley 2021†
16 Teresa Martinez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Teresa Martinez Rep Casa Grande 2021†
Keith Seaman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Keith Seaman Dem Casa Grande 2022
17 Rachel Jones by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Rachel Jones Rep Tucson 2022
Cory McGarr by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Cory McGarr Rep Marana 2022
18 Christopher Mathis by Gage Skidmore.jpg Christopher Mathis Dem Tucson 2021†
Nancy Gutierrez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Nancy Gutierrez Dem Tucson 2022
19 Gail Griffin by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Gail Griffin Rep Sierra Vista 2018
Lupe Diaz by Gage Skidmore.jpg Lupe Diaz Rep Benson 2021†
20 Cano Final.jpg Andrés Cano Dem Tucson 2018
Alma Hernandez by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Alma Hernandez Dem Tucson 2018
21 No image.svg Consuelo Hernandez Dem Sunnyside 2022
Stephanie Stahl Hamilton by Gage Skidmore.jpg Stephanie Stahl Hamilton Dem Tucson 2022
22 Lupe Contreras by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Lupe Contreras Dem Cashion 2022
Leezah Sun by Gage Skidmore.jpg Leezah Sun Dem Phoenix 2022
23 Mariana Sandoval by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Mariana Sandoval Dem Goodyear 2022
Michele Pena by Gage Skidmore.jpg Michele Pena Rep Yuma 2022
24 Lydia Hernandez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Lydia Hernandez Dem Phoenix 2022
Analise Ortiz by Gage Skidmore.jpg Analise Ortiz Dem Phoenix 2022
25 Tim Dunn by Gage Skidmore.jpg Tim Dunn Rep Yuma 2018†
Michael Carbone by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Michael Carbone Rep Buckeye 2022
26 Cesar Aguilar by Gage Skidmore.jpg Cesar Aguilar Dem Phoenix 2022
Flavio Bravo by Gage Skidmore.jpg Flavio Bravo Dem Phoenix 2022
27 Kevin Payne by Gage Skidmore.jpg Kevin Payne Rep Sun City 2016
Ben Toma by Gage Skidmore.jpg Ben Toma Rep Peoria 2017†
28 David Livingston by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg David Livingston Rep Peoria 2022
Beverly Pingerelli by Gage Skidmore.jpg Beverly Pingerelli Rep Glendale 2020
29 Steve Montenegro by Gage Skidmore.jpg Steve Montenegro Rep Surprise 2022
Austin Smith by Gage Skidmore.jpg Austin Smith Rep Wittmann 2022
30 Leo Biasiucci by Gage Skidmore.jpg Leo Biasiucci Rep Lake Havasu City 2018
John Gillette by Gage Skidmore.jpg John Gillette Rep Kingman 2022

†Member was originally appointed to the office.

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

Committees[edit]

The current standing committees of the Arizona House of Representatives are as follows:

Committee Chair Vice Chair
Appropriations Regina E. Cobb John Kavanagh
Commerce Jeff Weninger Steve Kaiser
Criminal Justice Reform Walter Blackman Shawnna Bolick
Education Michelle Udall Beverly Pingerelli
Government & Elections John Kavanagh Jake Hoffman
Health and Human Services Joanne Osborne Regina Cobb
Judiciary Jacqueline Parker Russell Bowers
Land, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Tim Dunn Joel John
Military Affairs & Public Safety Kevin Payne Quang Nguyen
Natural Resources, Energy & Water Gail Griffin Judy Burges
Rules Becky Nutt Travis Grantham
Transportation Frank Carroll Justin Wilmeth
Ways & Means Shawnna Bolick Brenda Barton

See also[edit]

Footnotes and references[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Two-member, multi-member districts comprise all the districts of the lower/primary legislatures of Washington, North Dakota, Idaho, New Jersey. Aside from a large minority of New Hampshire's districts which have up to 11 members, single-member districts account for most of the other states' legislatures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final Legislative Districts – Approved 1/17/12" (PDF). azredistricting.org. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). azleg.gov. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). azleg.gov. Retrieved June 1, 2016.

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