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 11, 2021
Leadership
Rusty Bowers (R)
since January 14, 2019
Speaker pro Tempore
Travis Grantham (R)
since January 11, 2021
Majority Leader
Ben Toma (R)
since January 11, 2021
Majority Whip
Leo Biasiucci (R)
since January 11, 2021
Minority Leader
Reginald Bolding (D)
since January 11, 2021
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 3, 2020
(60 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(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. 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 narrow majority in the House.

Each of the state's 30 legislative districts elects two representatives.[a]

Each representative represents a district of at least 203,000 people.[1] The House convenes in the legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

The last election occurred on November 3, 2020.

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 Russell Bowers Republican Mesa District 25
Speaker Pro Tempore Travis Grantham Republican Gilbert District 12
Majority Leader Ben Toma Republican Peoria District 22
Majority Whip Leo Biasiucci Republican Lake Havasu City District 5
Minority Leader Reginald Bolding Democratic Phoenix District 27
Assistant Minority Leader Jennifer Longdon Democratic Phoenix District 24
Minority Whip Domingo DeGrazia Democratic Tucson District 10

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, 2021–2023[edit]

District Image Name Party Residence First elected
1 No image.svg Judy Burges Rep Prescott 2020
No image.svg Quang Nguyen Rep Prescott 2020
2 No image.svg Andrea Dalessandro Dem Sahuarita 2020
Daniel Hernández Jr. by Gage Skidmore.jpg Daniel Hernández Jr. Dem Tucson 2016
3 Cano Final.jpg Andrés Cano Dem Tucson 2018
No image.svg Alma Hernandez Dem Tucson 2018
4 Charlene Fernandez by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Charlene Fernandez Dem Yuma 2014
No image.svg Joel John Rep Goodyear 2020
5 Regina Cobb by Gage Skidmore.jpg Regina Cobb Rep Kingman 2014
Leo Biasiucci by Gage Skidmore.jpg Leo Biasiucci Rep Lake Havasu City 2018
6 Brenda Barton by Gage Skidmore.jpg Brenda Barton Rep Flagstaff 2020
Walter Blackman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Walter Blackman Rep Payson 2018
7 No image.svg Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren[4] Dem Red Mesa 2021†
No image.svg Myron Tsosie Dem Chinle 2018
8 David Cook by Gage Skidmore.jpg David Cook Rep Casa Grande 2016
Frank Pratt by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Frank Pratt Rep Coolidge 2020
9 Randall Friese by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Randall Friese Dem Tucson 2014
PPH-DGT-2-2017.jpg Pamela Hannley Dem Tucson 2016
10 No image.svg Stephanie Stahl Hamilton Dem Tucson 2020
No image.svg Domingo DeGrazia Dem Tucson 2018
11 Mark Finchem by Gage Skidmore.jpg Mark Finchem Rep Oro Valley 2014
Bret Roberts by Gage Skidmore.jpg Bret Roberts Rep Saddlebrooke 2018
12 Travis Grantham by Gage Skidmore.jpg Travis Grantham Rep Gilbert 2016
Jake Hoffman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jake Hoffman Rep Gilbert 2020
13 No image.svg Tim Dunn Rep Yuma 2018†
Joanne Osborne by Gage Skidmore.jpg Joanne Osborne Rep Litchfield Park 2018
14 Becky Nutt by Gage Skidmore.jpg Becky Nutt Rep Sierra Vista 2016
No image.svg Gail Griffin Rep Sierra Vista 2018
15 No image.svg Steve Kaiser Rep Scottsdale 2020
No image.svg Justin Wilmeth Rep Cave Creek 2020
16 No image.svg Jacqueline Parker Rep Mesa 2020
No image.svg John Fillmore Rep Apache Junction 2018
17 Jeff Weninger by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jeff Weninger Rep Chandler 2015
Jennifer Pawlik by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jennifer Pawlik Dem Chandler 2018
18 Mitzi Epstein by Gage Skidmore.jpg Mitzi Epstein Dem Chandler 2016
Jennifer Jermaine by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jennifer Jermaine Dem Phoenix 2014
19 No image.svg Diego Espinoza Dem Avondale 2014
Lorenzo Sierra by Gage Skidmore.jpg Lorenzo Sierra Dem Phoenix 2018
20 No image.svg Judy Schwiebert Dem Glendale 2020
Shawnna Bolick by Gage Skidmore.jpg Shawnna Bolick Rep Phoenix 2018
21 No image.svg Beverly Pingerelli Rep Glendale 2020
Kevin Payne by Gage Skidmore.jpg Kevin Payne Rep Sun City 2016
22 Ben Toma by Gage Skidmore.jpg Ben Toma Rep Peoria 2017†
Frank Carroll by Gage Skidmore.jpg Frank Carroll Rep Peoria 2018
23 No image.svg Joseph Chaplik Rep Fountain Hills 2020
John Kavanagh by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg John Kavanagh Rep Scottsdale 2018
24 Jennifer Longdon by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jennifer Longdon Dem Phoenix 2018
Amish Shah by Gage Skidmore.jpg Amish Shah Dem Phoenix 2018
25 Russell Bowers by Gage Skidmore.jpg Russell Bowers Rep Mesa 2014
Michelle Udall by Gage Skidmore.jpg Michelle Udall Rep Mesa 2016
26 No image.svg Melody Hernandez Dem Tempe 2020
Athena Salman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Athena Salman Dem Tempe 2016
27 Reginald Bolding by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Reginald Bolding Dem Phoenix 2014
Diego Rodriguez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Diego Rodriguez Dem Phoenix 2018
28 Kelli Butler by Gage Skidmore.jpg Kelli Butler Dem Paradise Valley 2016
Vacant Dem 2021†
29 Richard C. Andrade by Gage Skidmore.jpg Richard C. Andrade Dem Phoenix 2014
Cesar Chavez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Cesar Chavez Dem Phoenix 2016
30 No image.svg Robert Meza Dem Glendale 2016
No image.svg Vacant Dem 2021†

†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 Chairman Vice-Chairman
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.
  4. ^ Gómez, Laura; February 11, Arizona Mirror; 2021. "Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren sworn in as youngest Arizona lawmaker". Arizona Mirror. Retrieved February 11, 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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