Arizona House of Representatives
|54th Arizona Legislature|
|4 terms (8 years)|
New session started
|January 14, 2019|
Speaker pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article 4, Arizona Constitution|
|Salary||$24,000/year + per diem|
|November 6, 2018|
|November 6, 2020|
|Redistricting||Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission|
|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 narrow 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.
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.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. 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.
|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|
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|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%|
|1||Noel W. Campbell||Rep||Prescott||2014|
|Daniel Hernández Jr.||Dem||Tucson||2016|
|Leo Biasiucci||Rep||Lake Havasu City||2018|
|7||Arlando Teller||Dem||Window Rock||2018|
|8||David Cook||Rep||Casa Grande||2008|
|T. J. Shope||Rep||Coolidge||2012|
|11||Mark Finchem||Rep||Oro Valley||2014|
|Joanne Osborne||Rep||Litchfield Park||2018|
|14||Becky Nutt||Rep||Sierra Vista||2016|
|Gail Griffin||Rep||Sierra Vista||2018|
|Nancy Barto||Rep||Cave Creek||2018|
|John Fillmore||Rep||Apache Junction||2018|
|Kevin Payne||Rep||Sun City||2016|
|23||Jay Lawrence||Rep||Fountain Hills||2014|
|28||Kelli Butler||Dem||Paradise Valley||2016|
|Aaron Lieberman||Dem||Paradise Valley||2018|
|29||Richard C. Andrade||Dem||Phoenix||2014|
†Member was originally appointed to the office.
The current standing committees of the Arizona House of Representatives are as follows:
|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|
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