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Arizona Senate
54th Arizona Legislature
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Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 14, 2019
Leadership
Karen Fann (R)
since January 14, 2019
Eddie Farnsworth (R)
since January 14, 2019
Rick Gray (R)
since January 14, 2019
David Bradley (D)
since January 14, 2019
Structure
Seats30 senators
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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
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(30 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(30 seats)
Redistricting Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Website
Arizona State Senate

The Arizona Senate is part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona. The Senate consists of 30 members each representing an average of 219,859 constituents (2009 figures). Members serve two-year terms with term limits that limit Senators to four terms for a total of eight years. Members of the Republican Party are currently the majority in the Senate.

State legislature (United States) legislature of a U.S. state

A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U.S. states. The formal name varies from state to state. In 25 states, the legislature is simply called the Legislature, or the State Legislature, while in 19 states, the legislature is called the General Assembly. In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the legislature is called the General Court, while North Dakota and Oregon designate the legislature the Legislative Assembly.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

As with the Arizona House of Representatives, members to the Senate are elected from the same legislative districts as House members, however one Senator represents the constituency, while for the House there are two Representatives per district. This districting system is similar to those of the Idaho and Washington State Senate. In political science, this type of legislative district is called a multi-member district.

Arizona House of Representatives Lower house of U.S. state legislature

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. Members of the Republican Party currently hold a narrow majority in the House.

Idaho Senate upper state chamber of a state of the United-States of America

The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 35 Senators elected to two-year terms, each representing a district of the state. The Senate meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.

Washington State Senate upper house of the Washington State Legislature

The Washington State Senate is the upper house of the Washington State Legislature. The body consists of 49 members, each representing a district with a population of nearly 140,000. The State Senate meets at the Legislative Building in Olympia.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions and boards.

The Senate convenes in the adjacent legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

Arizona State Capitol architectural structure

The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912. Initially, all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse. As the state expanded the branches relocated to adjacent buildings and additions. The 1901 portion of the Capitol is now maintained as the Arizona Capitol Museum with a focus on the history and culture of Arizona. The Arizona State Library which occupied most of the 1938 addition until July 2017 re-opened in late 2018 as a part of the Arizona Capitol Museum.

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,078 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Leadership of the Senate

Arizona, along with Oregon, Maine and Wyoming, is one of the four U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the nominal senate president in many states. As a result, the Senate elects its own presiding officer, the President of the Senate, who presides over the body, appoints members to all of the Senate's committees and to joint committees, and may create other committees and subcommittees if desired. The Senate President also appoints a President pro tempore, who serves for the duration of a session of the legislature, to preside in his absence, and may appoint a temporary President pro tempore in the absence of the President and President pro tempore. [1]

Oregon State of the United States of America

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. Oregon is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

Maine State of the United States of America

Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 38th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest respectively. Maine is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States, and the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes. It is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; and picturesque waterways, as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including in coastal areas such as its most populous city of Portland. The capital is Augusta.

Wyoming State of the United States of America

Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States. The state is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, and the second most sparsely populated state in the country. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, and on the west by Idaho and Montana. The state population was estimated at 577,737 in 2018, which is less than 31 of the most populous U.S. cities including neighboring Denver. Cheyenne is the state capital and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 63,624 in 2017.

The current President of the Senate is Republican Karen Fann of District 1, the Senate Majority Leader is Rick Gray of District 21. The current Minority Leader is David Bradley of District 10 with Lupe Contreras of District 19 as the Assistant Minority Leader. [2]

Leadership information

PositionNamePartyResidenceDistrict
President of the Senate Karen Fann Republican Prescott District 1
President Pro Tempore Eddie Farnsworth Republican Gilbert District 12
Majority Leader Rick Gray Republican Sun City District 21
Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli Republican Lake Havasu City District 5
Minority Leader David Bradley Democratic Tucson District 10
Assistant Minority Leader Lupe Contreras Democratic Cashion District 19
Minority Whip Lisa Otondo Democratic Yuma District 4
Minority Whip Jamescita Peshlakai Democratic Cameron District 7

Current composition

1713
RepublicanDemocratic
AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
2011–2013219301
2013–20151713300
Begin 2015–171713300
November 23, 2015 [3] 1812
December 15, 2015 [4] 17291
December 22, 2015 [5] 18300
Begin 2017–191713300
Latest voting share57%43%

Current members, 2019–2021

DistrictImageSenatorPartyResidenceAssumed office on
1 Karen Fann by Gage Skidmore.jpg Karen Fann Rep Prescott 2017
2 No image.png Andrea Dalessandro Dem Green Valley 2014†
3 No image.png Sally Ann Gonzales Dem Tucson 2018
4 Lisa Otondo by Gage Skidmore.jpg Lisa Otondo Dem Yuma 2017
5 Sonny Borrelli by Gage Skidmore.jpg Sonny Borrelli Rep Lake Havasu City 2017
6 Sylvia Allen .jpg Sylvia Allen Rep Heber 2015†
7 Jamescita Peshlakai Portrait 2014-02-03.jpg Jamescita Peshlakai Dem Cameron 2017
8 Frank Pratt by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Frank Pratt Rep Casa Grande 2017
9 No image.png Victoria Steele Dem Tucson 2018
10 State Senator David Bradley by Gage Skidmore.jpg David Bradley Dem Tucson 2013
11 Vince Leach by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Vince Leach Rep Saddlebrooke 2018
12 Eddie Farnsworth by Gage Skidmore.jpg Eddie Farnsworth Rep Gilbert 2018
13 Sine Kerr by Gage Skidmore.jpg Sine Kerr Rep Buckeye 2018†
14 David Gowan by Gage Skidmore.jpg David Gowan Rep Sierra Vista 2018
15 Heather Carter by Gage Skidmore.jpg Heather Carter Rep Cave Creek 2018
16 David Farnsworth by Gage Skidmore.jpg Dave Farnsworth Rep Mesa 2013†
17 J. D. Mesnard by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg J. D. Mesnard Rep Chandler 2018
18 Sean Bowie by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Sean Bowie Dem Ahwatukee 2017
19 No image.png Lupe Contreras Dem Cashion 2015
20 Paul Boyer by Gage Skidmore.jpg Paul Boyer Rep Phoenix 2018
21 Rick Gray by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Rick Gray Rep Sun City 2018†
22 David Livingston by Gage Skidmore.jpg David Livingston Rep Peoria 2018
23 Michelle Ugenti by Gage Skidmore.jpg Michelle Ugenti-Rita Rep Scottsdale 2018
24 Lela Alston by Gage Skidmore.jpg Lela Alston Dem Phoenix 2013
25 No image.png Tyler Pace Rep Mesa 2018
26 Juan Mendez (26377875102).jpg Juan Mendez Dem Tempe 2017
27 Rebecca Rios by Gage Skidmore.jpg Rebecca Rios Dem Apache Junction 2018 (2005-2011)
28 Kate Brophy McGee by Gage Skidmore.jpg Kate Brophy McGee Rep Phoenix 2017
29 Martin Quezada by Gage Skidmore.jpg Martín Quezada Dem Phoenix 2012
30 Tony Navarrete by Gage Skidmore.jpg Tony Navarrete Dem Phoenix 2018

† Member was originally appointed.

Committees

Current committees include: [6]

Past composition of the Senate

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References

  1. Senate Rule 2: The President
  2. "Member Roster" . Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  3. Carlyle Begay (District 7) switched parties from Democratic to Republican
  4. Kelli Ward (District 5) resigned
  5. "Next lawmaker up: Sue Donahue is newest Arizona state senator" . Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  6. "Arizona Senate Committees". Open States. Sunlight Foundation. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09.