Barbara McGuire

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Barbara McGuire
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Arizona State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
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
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives
2007-2011
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Barbara McGuire is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 8. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

McGuire previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 23 from 2007 to 2011.

Biography

McGuire's professional experience includes working as a small business owner and has worked as an appliance store manager, Director of Service Extension Unit for the Salvation Army and Advertising Manager/Director for Southwestern Sportsman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs
Public Safety
Transportation

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McGuire served on the following committees:

Issues

McGuire's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2138 - graffiti implements; unlawful possession; minors
  • HB 2426 - enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
  • HB 2439 - concealed weapons permit; safety course
  • HB 2579 - presidential preference election; independent voters

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Political courage test

McGuire answered the Arizona State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her legislative priorities she replied:

"Workers right to bargain collectively. Decent minimum wage. Equal pay for equal work for all. No discrimination. Family values. Protect jobs against illegal immigration. Border control. Fair compensation for teachers. Educate students to compete globally. Farily compensated State employees. Support police and military. Strengthen and improve Arizona's health care system. Property rights. A balance between jobs and the environment. Quality elder care... efficiency, accountability and responsiveness in a government which serves the people."[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Barbara McGuire was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Irene Littleton defeated Alan Pease and Harold Vangilder in the Republican primary. McGuire defeated Littleton in the general election. Kevin Sullivan (L) filed to run but was removed from the candidate list after the primary.[2][3][4]

Arizona State Senate District 8, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara McGuire Incumbent 50.7% 17,654
     Republican Irene Littleton 49.3% 17,157
Total Votes 34,811


Arizona State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngIrene Littleton 49.4% 5,004
Harold Vanglider 27.3% 2,767
Alan Pease 23.2% 2,352
Total Votes 10,123

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

McGuire won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 8. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara McGuire 48.9% 25,026
     Republican Joe Ortiz 46% 23,542
     Libertarian Dean Dill 5% 2,570
Total Votes 51,138

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

McGuire lost re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010. She and Ernest Bustamante defeated Ralph Varela in the August 24 primary election. They were then defeated by Democratics John Fillmore and Frank Pratt in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Pratt (R) 32,303
Green check mark transparent.png John Fillmore (R) 30,986
Barbara McGuire (D) 23,679
Ernest Bustamante (D) 22,698
Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara McGuire (D) 6,276
Green check mark transparent.png Ernest Bustamante (D) 6,020
Ralph Varela (D) 4,741

2008

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, McGuire and Frank Pratt were elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponents John Fillmore (R) and Ernest Bustamante (D).[9]

McGuire raised $42,580 for the campaign, Pratt raised $54,146, Fillmore raised $68,913, and Bustamante raised $44,907.[10]

Arizona State House, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Pratt (R) 36,804
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara McGuire (D) 37,982
John Fillmore (R) 36,203
Ernest Bustamante (D) 36,118

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McGuire is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, McGuire raised a total of $146,693 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[11]

Barbara McGuire's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 8 Won $36,936
2010 Arizona State House, District 23 Defeated $36,461
2008 Arizona State House, District 23 Won $42,580
2006 Arizona State House, District 23 Won $30,716
Grand Total Raised $146,693

2012

McGuire won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McGuire raised a total of $36,936.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara McGuire's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$35,786
Mcpherson, Sandra$150
Dawson, Edward$150
Mcpherson, Roy$150
Dawson, Shirley$150
Total Raised in 2012$36,936
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McGuire lost the election for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, McGuire raised a total of $36,461.

2008

McGuire won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, McGuire raised a total of $42,580.

2006

McGuire won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, McGuire raised a total of $30,716.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arizona

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Personal

McGuire is a volunteer with the Angel Tree Christmas Program and Summer Youth Camp Program, and member of the Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, National Rifle Association and Salvation Army.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michele Reagan (R)
Arizona House District 8
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Arizona House District 23
2007–2011
Succeeded by
John Fillmore