|Arizona House of Representatives District 10|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Minority Whip, Arizona House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Arizona, 1972|
|Master's||University of Phoenix, 2001|
|Birthday||October 14, 1948|
|Place of birth||Roblecito, Venezuela|
Wheeler earned his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Arizona in 1972 and his M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in 2001.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wheeler served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wheeler served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Natural Resources|
|• Technology and Infrastructure|
Wheeler's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Allowing guns on campuses is not the solution to our problems! We must reverse the priorities of this legislature which have resulted in Arizona being ranked near the bottom in both student investment and achievement. We presently allocate about $7,800 per student per year, while spending over $42,000 per prison inmate per year. Education does matter."
- Excerpt: "As we begin to dig ourselves out of this recession, we must focus sharply on ways to recapture the over 270,000 jobs still lost in our state since 2008. As a policy maker, together with statewide leaders in science, business, healthcare and sustainable energies I will continue my work to attract greater venture capital investment and high-tech companies, adding thousands of new and good paying jobs to our struggling economy."
- Excerpt: "The fact that the legislature is allowing 21% of Arizonans to remain without health insurance, is not only a moral issue but is economically foolish and expensive. This means that emergency personnel and hospitals must treat patients and pass the costs on to the rest of us, resulting in higher insurance premiums and hospitalization costs due to uncompensated care."
- Excerpt: "Sometimes hypocrisy knows no bounds. The ideological and extremist led legislature, which purports to believe in local control of government by the voters in those local jurisdictions and in freedom of choice has been passing laws in which big state government consistently interferes in the decisions by local jurisdictions and acts against the rights of the individual."
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
Wheeler received a score of 40 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 11 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Wheeler’s 40 in 2012 was tied for the 47th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
Wheeler won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 10. He and Stefanie Mach defeated Brandon Patrick in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Bruce Wheeler Incumbent||39%||12,235|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)|
|Bruce Wheeler (D)||29,073|
|Steve Farley (D)||29,041|
|Ken Smalley (R)||20,508|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Steve Farley (D)||9,172|
|Bruce Wheeler (D)||5,607|
|Mohur Sidhwa (D)||5,129|
|Tim Sultan (D)||3,814|
|Ted Prezelski (D)||2,515|
Comprehensive donor information for Wheeler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wheeler raised a total of $82,522 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Bruce Wheeler's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State House, District 10||$43,809|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 28||$38,713|
|Grand Total Raised||$82,522|
2012Wheeler won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wheeler raised a total of $43,809.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bruce Wheeler's campaign in 2012|
|Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona||$1,736|
|Arizona Education Association||$1,736|
|Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce||$1,000|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 469||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$43,809|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Wheeler won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wheeler raised a total of $38,713.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bruce Wheeler's campaign in 2010|
|Total Raised in 2010||$38,713|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Wheeler is divorced and has two children.
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- Sven-Olof Svensson, 81, Reads Own Obituary When Big Sister Mistakenly ... - Huffington Post
- 2013: A year of political quotes to remember - Arizona Capitol Times
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- Campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Campaign website, Issues
- Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Wheeler, Bruce," accessed May 22, 2013