David Livingston (politician)

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David Livingston
David Livingston by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 22nd district
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Preceded byJudy Burges
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 22nd[1] district
In office
January 14, 2013 – January 14, 2019
Succeeded byFrank Carroll
Personal details
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Tracy
ResidencePeoria, Arizona
Alma materArizona State University
Websitevotelivingston.com

David Livingston[2] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate representing District 22 since January 14, 2019. He previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. During the 52nd Legislature of Arizona, Livingston was elected by his peers as the House Majority Whip. In February 2019 Livingston introduced SB 1475, which originally would have required teachers and real estate agents (and others who are required to provide fingerprints as part of licensing) to provide their DNA samples for a state DNA database. After public outcry, he amended the bill so that it would only apply to people licensed to provide direct care in an intermediate care facility to individuals with intellectual disabilities.[3]

Personal life and education[edit]

Livingston earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University. Livingston is married to Tracy Livingston, a member of the Maricopa County Community College District governing board.[4]

Career[edit]

Livingston was a district-level delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention from Arizona,[5] he supported Ted Cruz.[6]

Elections[edit]

  • 2016 Livingston and Phil Lovas were unopposed in the Republican primary and won reelection against democrat Manuel Hernandez in the general election.[7]
  • 2014 Livingston and Lovas were unopposed in the Republican primary and won reelection against Democrats Larry Woods and Bonnie Boyce-Wilson, Independent Fred Botha and Americans Elect candidate Suzie Easter with Livingston winning 41,832 votes.[8]
  • 2012 With incumbent Republican Representative (and Former State Senator) Jack Wesley Harper deciding to not run for re-election to the Legislature, instead throwing his support behind Lovas and Livingston, Livingston ran in the three-way August 28, 2012 Republican Primary, placing second with 13,000 votes,[9] and won the first seat in the November 6, 2012 General election with 60,093 votes above fellow Republican Phil Lovas and independent write-in candidate Pat White.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Livingston". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "David Livingston's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2019/02/19/controversial-dna-database-bill-scaled-back/2920134002/
  4. ^ https://administration.maricopa.edu/governing-board/mcccd-board-members/ms.-tracy-livingston
  5. ^ http://az.gop/arizonas-candidates-for-delegate-to-republican-national-convention/
  6. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/01/trump-backers-furious-over-defeat-at-arizona-gop-convention.html
  7. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2016 General Election November 8, 2016" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 17. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2014 General Election November 4, 2014" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 9. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 Primary Election August 28, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  10. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.

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