Arizona House of Representatives

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

Arizona House of Representatives
Arizona State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 12, 2015
David M. Gowan, Sr. (R)
Since January 12, 2015
Speaker pro Tempore
Bob Robson (R)
Since January 12, 2015
Majority Leader
Steve Montenegro (R)
Since January 12, 2015
Minority Leader
Eric Meyer (D)
Since January 12, 2015
Seats 60
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 4, 2014
(60 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(60 seats)
Redistricting Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona House of Representatives

The Arizona House of Representatives is the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US 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. 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 David M. Gowan, Sr. Republican Sierra Vista District 14
Speaker Pro Tempore Bob Robson Republican Chandler District 18
Majority Leader Steve Montenegro Republican Avondale District 13
Majority Whip David Livingston Republican Peoria District 22
Minority Leader Eric Meyer Democratic Paradise Valley District 28
Assistant Minority Leader Bruce Wheeler Democratic Tucson District 10
Minority Whip Rebecca Rios Democratic Phoenix District 27

Current composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 36 24 60 0
Begin 2015 session 36 24 60 0
Latest voting share 60% 40%

Current members, 2015–2017

District Name Party Residence First elected
1 Karen Fann Rep Dewey 2010
Noel W. Campbell Rep Prescott 2014
2 J. Christopher Ackerley Rep Sahuarita 2014
Rosanna Gabaldón Dem Sahuarita 2012
3 Sally Ann Gonzales Dem Tucson 2010
Macario Saldate Dem Tucson 2010
4 Charlene Fernandez Dem Yuma 2012
Lisa Otondo Dem Yuma 2012
5 Sonny Borrelli Rep Lake Havasu City 2012
Regina Cobb Rep Kingman 2014
6 Brenda Barton Rep Payson 2010
Bob Thorpe Rep Flagstaff 2012
7 Jennifer D. Benally Dem Cameron 2014
Albert Hale Dem St. Michaels 2010
8 Frank Pratt Rep Casa Grande 2008
TJ Shope Rep Coolidge 2012
9 Matt Kopec Dem Tucson 2016†
Randall Friese Dem Tucson 2014
10 Stefanie Mach Dem Tucson 2014
Bruce Wheeler Dem Tucson 2010
11 Vince Leach Rep Saddlebrooke 2014
Mark Finchem Rep Tucson 2014
12 Warren Petersen Rep Gilbert 2012
Eddie Farnsworth Rep Gilbert 2010
13 Steve Montenegro Rep Avondale 2008
Darin Mitchell Rep Litchfield Park 2012
14 David Gowan Rep Sierra Vista 2008
David Stevens Rep Sierra Vista 2008
15 Heather Carter Rep Cave Creek 2010
John Allen Rep Scottsdale 2012
16 Doug Coleman Rep Apache Junction 2012
Kelly Townsend Rep Mesa 2012
17 Jeff Weninger Rep Chandler 2015
J. D. Mesnard Rep Chandler 2010
18 Jill Norgaard Rep Phoenix 2014
Bob Robson Rep Chandler 2010
19 Diego Espinoza Dem Avondale 2014
Mark Cardenas Dem Phoenix 2012
20 Paul Boyer Rep Phoenix 2012
Anthony Kern Rep Glendale 2014
21 Rick Gray Rep Sun City 2010
Tony Rivero Rep Glendale 2014
22 Phil Lovas Rep Peoria 2012
David Livingston Rep Peoria 2012
23 Jay Lawrence Rep Fountain Hills 2014
Michelle Ugenti Rep Scottsdale 2010
24 Ken Clark Dem Phoenix 2015
Lela Alston Dem Phoenix 2010
25 Justin Olson Rep Mesa 2010
Russell Bowers Rep Mesa 2014
26 Juan Mendez Dem Tempe 2012
Celeste Plumlee Dem Tempe 2015†
27 Reginald Bolding Dem Phoenix 2014
Rebecca Rios Dem Phoenix 2014
28 Kate Brophy McGee Rep Phoenix 2010
Eric Meyer Dem Paradise Valley 2009
29 Richard C. Andrade Dem Phoenix 2014
Ceci Velasquez Dem Phoenix 2014
30 Jonathan Larkin Dem Glendale 2012
Debbie McCune Davis Dem Phoenix 2010

†Member was originally appointed to the office.


Current committees include:[3]

  • Commerce
  • Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility
  • Appropriations
  • Judiciary
  • Ways and Means
  • Agriculture and Water
  • Technology and Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health
  • Reform and Human Services
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development
  • Insurance and Retirement
  • Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs
  • Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Government
  • Rules
  • Education

See also


  1. "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2016. External link in |website= (help)
  2. "Rules of the Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2016. External link in |website= (help)
  3. "Arizona House Committees". Open States. Sunlight Foundation. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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