Al Melvin

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Al Melvin
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Arizona State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Merchant Marine Academy, 1969
Master'sUnited States Naval War College, 1994
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Reserves
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1944
Place of birthHelena, MT
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Al Melvin (b. November 3, 1944) is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Melvin announced on April 22, 2013 that he would run for Governor of Arizona in the 2014 elections.[1] He had intended to seek the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2014, however he withdrew from the race in June 2014 citing insufficient funding for his campaign.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Melvin earned his B.S. from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1969, his M.B.A. in International Management from American Graduate School in 1972 and his Diploma from the United States Naval War College in 1994. His professional experience includes working as a teacher for the University of Arizona from 2002 to 2006 and working as a consultant for American Quality International Consulting from 2002 to 2006. Melvin served as a Captain in the United States Navy from 1997 to 1999 and a Ship's Officer in the American Maritime Officers from 1999 to 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Melvin served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce, Energy and Military, Chair
Education
Senate Ethics
Public Safety, Vice Chair
Capital Review

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Melvin served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Melvin served on these committees:

Issues

See Al Melvin's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona Gubernatorial election, 2014

Melvin ran for election as Governor of Arizona. He qualified for the Republican nomination for governor in the primary on August 26, 2014, but dropped out of the race in June due to campaign financing issues.[3] The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.[1]

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Melvin won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 11. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAl Melvin Incumbent 56.4% 48,367
     Democratic Jo Holt 43.6% 37,428
Total Votes 85,795

2010

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Melvin won re-election to the 26th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Cheryl Cage in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arizona State Senate, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Albert Melvin (R) 43,918
Cheryl Cage (D) 37,477

2008

In 2008 Melvin was elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 26. He finished with 48,191 votes while his opponent Cheryl Cage finished with 46,225.[8] Melvin raised $100,133 for his campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 26
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Al Melvin (R) 48,191
Cheryl Cage (D) 46,225

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Melvin is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Melvin raised a total of $300,913 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[9]

Al Melvin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 11 Won $44,416
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 26 Won $63,342
2008 Arizona State Senate, District 26 Won $100,133
2006 Arizona State Senate, District 26 Defeated $93,022
Grand Total Raised $300,913

2012

Melvin won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Melvin raised a total of $44,416.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Al Melvin's campaign in 2012
Pinnacle West$1,736
Arizona Association of Realtors$1,300
Salt River Valley Water Users Association$1,000
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association$700
Melvin, Al$502
Total Raised in 2012$44,416
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Melvin won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Melvin raised a total of $63,342.

2008

Melvin won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Melvin raised a total of $100,133.

2006

Melvin lost the election for the Arizona State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Melvin raised a total of $93,022.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[10]

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[10]

Personal

Melvin has a wife, Kou Marie.

Melvin has served as a member of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club, the Pima County Republic Club and the National Republican Committee. He served as Republican Precinct Committeeman from 2005 to 2006.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam Driggs (R)
Arizona State Senate District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arizona State Senate District 26
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Ed Ableser (D)