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Arizona: State House of Representatives

Members of the Arizona State House of Representatives, 1905-2014 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1945 May 17: Adolph Berky, died in office.
  • 1949: William G. Rosenbaum, died in office.
  • 1952: Evan Mecham (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978: Jane Dee Hull, elected.
  • 1994: E. C. 'Polly' Rosenbaum (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Linda Binder (Rep), elected; Barbara B. Blewster (Rep), elected; Kathy Fredricks (Dem), defeated. John Verkamp (Rep), elected; Joe Hart (Rep), elected; Richard Swanson (Dem), defeated. Sylvia Laughter (Dem), elected; Tom Gordon (Rep), elected; Dean Slavens (Rep), defeated; Leonard Chee, defeated; Beverly Becenti-Pigman, defeated. Jake Flake (Rep), elected; Debra Brimhall (Rep), elected; Janice Chilton (Dem), defeated; David Rodriguez (Dem), defeated. Robert J. McLendon (Dem), elected unopposed; Jim Carruthers (Rep), elected unopposed. Lori S. Daniels (Rep), elected; Richard Kyle (Rep), elected; Tom Kennedy (Dem), defeated; Floyd Shackelford (Libertarian), defeated. Rebecca Rios (Dem), elected unopposed; Harry R. Clark (Dem), elected unopposed. Gail Griffin (Rep), elected; Mark Maiorana (Dem), elected; Bobby Lugo (Dem), defeated; Bill Morrison (Rep), defeated. Lou-Ann M. Preble (Rep), elected unopposed; Bill McGibbon (Rep), elected unopposed. Sally Ann Gonzales (Dem), elected unopposed; Ramón O. Valadez (Dem), elected unopposed. Debora Norris (Dem), elected unopposed; Carmine Cardamone (Dem), elected unopposed. Steve Huffman (Rep), elected; Dan H. Schottel (Rep), elected; Mark Osterloh (Dem), defeated; Andy J. Morales (Dem), defeated. Andy Nichols (Dem), elected; Kathleen Dunbar (Rep), elected; Brian Fagin (Dem), defeated. Herschella Horton (Dem), elected; Marion L. Pickens (Dem), elected; Sam Ramirez (Rep), defeated; Ed Kahn (Libertarian), defeated. Jerry Overton (Rep), elected; Lowell Gleason (Rep), elected; Bunny Goldfarb (Dem), defeated. Linda Gray (Rep), elected; Jim Weiers (Rep), elected; Robin Schneider (Dem), defeated; Dorothy Hankins Schultz (Dem), defeated. Robert L. Burns (Rep), elected; Jean McGrath (Rep), elected; Kenneth J. Thomas (Dem), defeated; Leonard A. Clark (Dem), defeated. Susan Gerard (Rep), elected unopposed; Barry Wong (Rep), elected unopposed. Ted Carpenter (Rep), elected unopposed; Roberta Voss (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1996: Elise Salinger (Dem), elected.
  • 1998 Mar 16: Elise Salinger, died in office.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Kathi Foster (Dem), elected unopposed; Bill Brotherton (Dem), elected unopposed. Dean Cooley (Rep), elected unopposed; Marilyn Jarrett (Rep), elected unopposed. Richard Miranda (Dem), elected; John A. Loredo (Dem), elected; John Atkins (Rep), defeated. Leah Landrum (Dem), elected; Carlos Avelar (Dem), elected; Mary Carr (Rep), defeated. Tom Horne (Rep), elected; Barbara Leff (Rep), elected; Jacqueline Gasser (Dem), defeated; Chris Klein (Dem), defeated. Ken Cheuvront (Dem), elected; Christine Weason (Dem), elected; Milton Wheat (Rep), defeated; John Buttrick (Libertarian), defeated. Jeff Hatch-Miller (Rep), elected; Steve May (Rep), elected; Karen Hofmeister (Dem), defeated; Billy Wrye (Dem), defeated; James E. Bourassa (Reform), defeated. Laura Knaperek (Rep), elected; Mike Gardner (Rep), elected; Tom Head (Dem), defeated; Paul Valach (Dem), defeated. Carolyn S. Allen (Rep), elected unopposed; Wes Marsh (Rep), elected unopposed. Mark R. Anderson (Rep), elected unopposed; Wayne Gardner (Rep), elected unopposed. Karen S. Johnson (Rep), elected; Jeff Groscost (Rep), elected; William Luck (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002: Sylvia Laughter (Dem), elected.
  • 2000: Sylvia Laughter (Dem), elected.
  • 2002: Kenneth Clark, elected; Kyrsten Sinema (Ind), defeated.
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