Robert Meza

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Robert Meza
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 14th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Debbie McCune Davis
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 10, 2011
Succeeded by Debbie McCune Davis
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater University of Notre Dame

Robert Meza is an American politician from Phoenix, Arizona who has served as a member of the Arizona State Senate since January 2011.

A Democrat, he represents the reliably Democratic 14th district which covers parts of central and west Phoenix. He was first elected in 2002 and won re-election in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Term limits prevented him from seeking a fifth House term in 2010, he ran unopposed for the district's Arizona State Senate seat.[1]

In the 2009–10 legislative biennium, he served on two committees: Banking and Insurance, and Commerce.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Meza spent seven years in the banking industry, where he worked on small and commercial loans. He is currently employed by AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization that works with Arizona's Latino community.[2]

He is openly gay[3] and serves alongside three other openly LGBT legislators: Sens. Jack Jackson (D–Window Rock) and Paula Aboud (D–Tucson), as well as Rep. Matt Heinz (D–Tucson).[4]

Elections[edit]

  • 2014 Incumbent Robert Meza was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Meza defeated Gary Cox in the general election with 58% of the vote.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Secretary of State: 2010 candidate filing". Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Robert Meza — 'People want solutions — they're not into ideology'". Arizona Capitol Times. 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2008-07-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ "More seats for gays looks chancy". Arizona Daily Star. 2002-09-28. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  4. ^ "GLLI: Out officials". Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  5. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2014 General Election November 4, 2014" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 

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