Arizona House of Representatives

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

Arizona House of Representatives
53rd Arizona Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 9, 2017
J. D. Mesnard (R)
Since November 8, 2016
Speaker pro Tempore
T. J. Shope (R)
Since November 8, 2016
Majority Leader
John Allen (R)
Since November 8, 2016
Majority Whip
Kelly Townsend (R)
Since November 6, 2018
Minority Leader
Rebecca Rios (D)
Since November 6, 2018
Seats 60 Representatives
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Political groups
Majority Party

Minority Party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article 4, Arizona Constitution
Salary $24,000/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(60 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2020
(60 seats)
Redistricting Arizona 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

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 majority in the House.

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 House

The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus along with the Minority Leader, the Assistant Minority Leader, and the Minority 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 information

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker J.D. Mesnard Republican Chandler District 17
Speaker Pro Tempore T. J. Shope Republican Coolidge District 8
Majority Leader John Allen Republican Scottsdale District 15
Majority Whip Kelly Townsend Republican Mesa District 16
Minority Leader Rebecca Rios Democratic Phoenix District 27
Assistant Minority Leader Randy Friese Democratic Tucson District 9
Minority Whip Charlene Fernandez Democratic Yuma District 4

Current composition

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, 2019–2021

District Name Party Residence First elected
1 David Stringer Rep Prescott 2016
Noel W. Campbell Rep Prescott 2014
2 Daniel Hernández Jr. Dem Tucson 2016
Rosanna Gabaldón Dem Sahuarita 2012
3 Andrés Cano Dem Tucson 2018
Alma Hernandez Dem Tucson 2018
4 Charlene Fernandez Dem Yuma 2012
Geraldine Peten Dem Goodyear 2017†
5 Leo Biasiucci Rep Lake Havasu City 2018
Regina Cobb Rep Kingman 2014
6 Walter Blackman Rep Payson 2018
Bob Thorpe Rep Flagstaff 2012
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 Pamela Hannley Dem Tucson 2016
Randall Friese Dem Tucson 2014
10 Kirsten Engel Dem Tucson 2016
Domingo Degrazia Dem Tucson 2018
11 Bret Roberts Rep Saddlebrooke 2018
Mark Finchem Rep Oro Valley 2014
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 Nancy K. Barto Rep Cave Creek 2018
John Allen Rep Scottsdale 2012
16 John Fillmore Rep Apache Junction 2018
Kelly Townsend Rep Mesa 2012
17 Jeff Weninger Rep Chandler 2015
Jennifer Pawlik Dem Chandler 2018
18 Jennifer Jermaine Dem Phoenix 2014
Denise Epstein Dem Chandler 2010
19 Diego Espinoza Dem Avondale 2014
Lorenzo Sierra Dem Phoenix 2018
20 Shawnna Bolick Rep Phoenix 2012
Anthony Kern Rep Glendale 2014
21 Kevin Payne Rep Sun City 2016
Tony Rivero Rep Glendale 2014
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 Michelle Udall Rep Mesa 2016
Russell Bowers Rep Mesa 2014
26 Isela Blanc Dem Tempe 2016
Athena Salman Dem Tempe 2016
27 Reginald Bolding Dem Phoenix 2014
Diego Rodriguez Dem Phoenix 2018
28 Aaron Lieberman Dem Phoenix 2018
Kelli Butler Dem Paradise Valley 2016
29 Richard C. Andrade Dem Phoenix 2014
Cesar Chavez Dem Phoenix 2016
30 Robert Meza Dem Glendale 2016
Raquel Teran Dem Phoenix 2016

†Member was originally appointed to the office.

Past composition of the House of Representatives


Current committees include:[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Arizona House Committees". Open States. Sunlight Foundation. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

External links

  • Official Arizona House of Representatives website
  • Arizona House of Representatives at Ballotpedia
  • Arizona State Legislature website
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