Arizona House of Representatives

Coordinates: 33°26′53″N 112°5′45″W / 33.44806°N 112.09583°W / 33.44806; -112.09583

The Arizona 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.

Arizona House of Representatives
54th Arizona Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 14, 2019
Russell Bowers (R)
since January 14, 2019
Speaker pro Tempore
T. J. Shope (R)
since November 8, 2016
Majority Leader
Warren Petersen (R)
since January 14, 2019
Majority Whip
Becky Nutt (R)
since January 14, 2019
Minority Leader
Charlene Fernandez (D)
since January 14, 2019
Seats60 Representatives
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Political groups
Majority Party

Minority Party

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle 4, Arizona Constitution
Salary$24,000/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(60 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2020
(60 seats)
RedistrictingArizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona • 85007
Arizona House of Representatives

Each of the state's 30 legislative districts elects two representatives. Multi-member districts are also used in the Washington, North Dakota and Idaho House of Representatives, as well as the New Jersey General Assembly, and are less common than the single-member districts used by most state legislatures.

Each representative represents a district of at least 172,000 people. The House convenes in the legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

Leadership of the HouseEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] 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 informationEdit

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker Russell Bowers Republican Mesa District 25
Speaker Pro Tempore T. J. Shope Republican Coolidge District 8
Majority Leader Warren Petersen Republican Gilbert District 12
Majority Whip Becky Nutt Republican Safford District 14
Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez Democratic Yuma District 4
Assistant Minority Leader Randy Friese Democratic Tucson District 9
Minority Whip Reginald Bolding Democratic Phoenix District 27

Current compositionEdit

31 29
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
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, 2019–2021Edit

District Image Name Party Residence First elected
1   Noel W. Campbell Rep Prescott 2014
  Steve Pierce Rep Prescott 2019†
2   Rosanna Gabaldón Dem Sahuarita 2012
  Daniel Hernández Jr. Dem Tucson 2016
3   Andrés Cano Dem Tucson 2018
  Alma Hernandez Dem Tucson 2018
4   Charlene Fernandez Dem Yuma 2012
  Geraldine Peten Dem Goodyear 2017†
5   Regina Cobb Rep Kingman 2014
  Leo Biasiucci Rep Lake Havasu City 2018
6   Bob Thorpe Rep Flagstaff 2012
  Walter Blackman Rep Payson 2018
7   Arlando Teller Dem Window Rock 2018
  Myron Tsosie Dem Chinle 2018
8   David Cook Rep Casa Grande 2008
  T. J. Shope Rep Coolidge 2012
9   Randall Friese Dem Tucson 2014
  Pamela Hannley Dem Tucson 2016
10   Kirsten Engel Dem Tucson 2016
  Domingo DeGrazia Dem Tucson 2018
11   Mark Finchem Rep Oro Valley 2014
  Bret Roberts Rep Saddlebrooke 2018
12   Travis Grantham Rep Gilbert 2016
  Warren Petersen Rep Gilbert 2018
13   Tim Dunn Rep Yuma 2018†
  Joanne Osborne Rep Litchfield Park 2018
14   Becky Nutt Rep Sierra Vista 2016
  Gail Griffin Rep Sierra Vista 2018
15   John Allen Rep Scottsdale 2012
  Nancy Barto Rep Cave Creek 2018
16   Kelly Townsend Rep Mesa 2012
  John Fillmore Rep Apache Junction 2018
17   Jeff Weninger Rep Chandler 2015
  Jennifer Pawlik Dem Chandler 2018
18   Mitzi Epstein Dem Chandler 2010
  Jennifer Jermaine Dem Phoenix 2014
19   Diego Espinoza Dem Avondale 2014
  Lorenzo Sierra Dem Phoenix 2018
20   Anthony Kern Rep Glendale 2014
  Shawnna Bolick Rep Phoenix 2018
21   Tony Rivero Rep Glendale 2014
  Kevin Payne Rep Sun City 2016
22   Ben Toma Rep Peoria 2017†
  Frank Carroll Rep Peoria 2018
23   Jay Lawrence Rep Fountain Hills 2014
  John Kavanagh Rep Scottsdale 2018
24   Jennifer Longdon Dem Phoenix 2018
  Amish Shah Dem Phoenix 2018
25   Russell Bowers Rep Mesa 2014
  Michelle Udall Rep Mesa 2016
26   Isela Blanc Dem Tempe 2016
  Athena Salman Dem Tempe 2016
27   Reginald Bolding Dem Phoenix 2014
  Diego Rodriguez Dem Phoenix 2018
28   Kelli Butler Dem Paradise Valley 2016
  Aaron Lieberman Dem Paradise Valley 2018
29   Richard C. Andrade Dem Phoenix 2014
  Cesar Chavez Dem Phoenix 2016
30   Robert Meza Dem Glendale 2016
  Raquel Teran Dem Phoenix 2018

†Member was originally appointed to the office.

Past composition of the House of RepresentativesEdit


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 Travis Grantham
Education Michelle Udall John Fillmore
Elections Kelly Townsend Frank Carroll
Federal Relations Mark Finchem Gail Griffin
Government John Kavanagh Kevin Payne
Health and Human Services Nancy Barto Jay Lawrence
Judiciary John Allen Walter Blackman
Land & Agriculture Timothy M. Dunn Travis Grantham
Military & Veterans Affairs Jay Lawrence Joanne Osborne
Natural Resources, Energy & Water Gail Griffin Timothy M. Dunn
Public Safety Kevin Payne Anthony T. Kern
Regulatory Affairs Travis Grantham Bret Roberts
Rules Anthony T. Kern Thomas "T.J." Shope, Jr.
State & International Affairs Tony Rivero Walter Blackman
Technology Bob Thrope Jeff Weninger
Transportation Noel Campbell Leo Biasiucci
Ways & Means Ben Toma Shawnna Bolick

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). Retrieved June 1, 2016.

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