Arizona House of Representatives

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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]

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
Speaker
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
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
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House of Representatives Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona • 85007
Website
Arizona House of Representatives

The last election occurred on November 3, 2020, with members of the Republican Party currently hold a narrow majority in the House.

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.[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 informationEdit

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 compositionEdit

 
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, 2021–2023Edit

 
Arizona State Legislative Districts by Party of State Representatives (Red is Republican, Blue is Democrat, Purple is one of each)
District Image Name Party Residence First elected
1   Judy Burges Rep Prescott 2020
  Quang Nguyen Rep Prescott 2020
2   Daniel Hernández Jr. Dem Tucson 2016
  Andrea Dalessandro Dem Green Valley 2020
3   Andrés Cano Dem Tucson 2018
  Alma Hernandez Dem Tucson 2018
4   Joel John Rep Buckeye 2020
  Brian Fernandez Dem Yuma 2021†
5   Regina Cobb Rep Kingman 2014
  Leo Biasiucci Rep Lake Havasu City 2018
6   Walter Blackman Rep Payson 2018
  Brenda Barton Rep Payson 2020
7   Myron Tsosie Dem Chinle 2018
  Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren Dem Red Mesa 2021†
8   David Cook Rep Globe 2016
  Neal Carter Rep San Tan Valley 2021†
9   Pamela Hannley Dem Tucson 2016
  Christopher Mathis Dem Tucson 2021†
10   Domingo DeGrazia Dem Tucson 2018
  Morgan Abraham Dem Tucson 2021†
11   Mark Finchem Rep Oro Valley 2014
  Teresa Martinez Rep Casa Grande 2021†
12   Travis Grantham Rep Gilbert 2016
  Jake Hoffman Rep Queen Creek 2020
13   Tim Dunn Rep Yuma 2018†
  Joanne Osborne Rep Litchfield Park 2018
14   Gail Griffin Rep Sierra Vista 2018
  Lupe Diaz Rep Benson 2021†
15   Steve Kaiser Rep Scottsdale 2020
  Justin Wilmeth Rep Cave Creek 2020
16   John Fillmore Rep Apache Junction 2018
  Jacqueline Parker Rep Mesa 2020
17   Jeff Weninger Rep Chandler 2015
  Jennifer Pawlik Dem Chandler 2018
18   Mitzi Epstein Dem Chandler 2016
  Jennifer Jermaine Dem Chandler 2019
19   Diego Espinoza Dem Phoenix 2014
  Lorenzo Sierra Dem Avondale 2018
20   Shawnna Bolick Rep Phoenix 2018
  Judy Schwiebert Dem Glendale 2020
21   Kevin Payne Rep Sun City 2016
  Beverly Pingerelli Rep Glendale 2020
22   Ben Toma Rep Peoria 2017†
  Frank Carroll Rep Peoria 2018
23   John Kavanagh Rep Scottsdale 2018
  Joseph Chaplik Rep Fountain Hills 2020
24   Jennifer Longdon Dem Phoenix 2018
  Amish Shah Dem Phoenix 2018
25   Russell Bowers Rep Mesa 2014
  Michelle Udall Rep Mesa 2016
26   Athena Salman Dem Tempe 2016
  Melody Hernandez Dem Tempe 2020
27   Reginald Bolding Dem Phoenix 2014
  Marcelino Quiñonez Dem Phoenix 2021†
28   Kelli Butler Dem Paradise Valley 2016
  Sarah Liguori Dem Phoenix 2021†
29   Richard C. Andrade Dem Phoenix 2014
  Cesar Chavez Dem Phoenix 2016
30   Robert Meza Dem Glendale 2016
  Christian Solorio Dem Phoenix 2021†

†Member was originally appointed to the office.

Past composition of the House of RepresentativesEdit

CommitteesEdit

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 alsoEdit

Footnotes and referencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

  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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