Catherine Miranda

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Catherine H. Miranda
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Current candidacy
Running for Arizona State Senate, District 27
Date of primaryAugust 26, 2014
Current office
Arizona House of Representatives District 27
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
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
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Office website
Campaign website
Catherine H. Miranda is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Miranda is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 27 of the Arizona State Senate.


Miranda's professional experience includes working as the Assistant Principal of Palm Lake Elementary School, part of the Cartwright Elementary School District, located in Phoenix.

Committee assignments


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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Water


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


Campaign themes


Miranda's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Our children are our future. I believe that funding education properly and focusing on STEM and workforce development is the manner in which this issue should be tackled. This would ensure that our students become great representatives of Arizona’s educational system and that they are well prepared to make a positive impact in their communities."


  • Excerpt: "I support legislation that would create jobs by eliminating unnecessary regulations and providing small businesses with tax incentives."


  • Excerpt: "In regards to healthcare, we have to work on outreach to constituents to educate them about their benefits and how to fully participate under the Affordable Care Act. My duty as a State Representative is to ensure that my constituents understand all opportunities presented to them by local and federal government – healthcare being a prime one."

Veteran Services

  • Excerpt: "As the daughter of a veteran, I fully understand and believe in the necessity to create programs that help veterans receive job training. These programs must also have an education component that gives our veterans the opportunity to pursue education if they so desire, giving them the resources they need to thrive."

Political courage tests

Though she was invited to respond to the Arizona Catholic Conference's 2010 Candidate Survey, Miranda, along with all Democrats competing in the 16th District, declined to respond.

Miranda completed the Arizona Educations Network's 2010 Legislator Education Survey on July 11, 2010, and reported the following positions:


"As we stabilize funding we need to make sure the funding that is for Education is put in the effective areas for student achievement."

"Not only will I work to increase funding for K-12 public schools, I will make sure I voice the importance of putting those funds towards areas that will create gains in student achievement; such as full day kindergarten, smaller classrooms, smaller schools (schools within schools), after school tutoring for struggling students and support for teachers performance."

"Arizona needs an educational reform. It is important to have national standards that focus on preparing our students for our global economy. It is most important to have prepared teachers to teach these standards. Our teacher preparation programs at our universities need to be included when designing or reforming our educational system in Arizona."

Miranda also indicated support for abolishing vouchers and for placing income limits on families who receive taxpayer assistance to meet tuition costs. She has also stated an intent to work for restoring funding for adult GED services.


"In 2010 we have relied on sales tax by 54%. This hurts the working families and focus needs to be on structural balance of all revenue sources."

In addition to the above quotes response she provided to the Arizona Educator's Network, Miranda favors taxing Internet purchases and any products made with added sugar.[2]


"If the goal is not to structure all 3 revenue sources with a balanced outcome, then the efforts weaken towards a stable economy. Structural balance is key."



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Aaron Marquez will face Catherine Miranda in the Democratic primary. Natalie Taswell is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miranda won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 27. She and incumbent Ruben Gallego defeated Reginald Bolding in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Gallego Incumbent 40.5% 27,522
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Miranda Incumbent 39.2% 26,683
     Republican Daniel Coleman 14.8% 10,088
     Green Angel Torres 5.4% 3,702
Total Votes 67,995
Arizona House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Gallego Incumbent 38.1% 4,996
Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Miranda Incumbent 36.6% 4,800
Reginald Bolding 25.4% 3,334
Total Votes 13,130


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miranda faced Cloves Campbell Jr. (incumbent), Sandra Gonzales, Cristy Lopez, Ruben Gallego and Jim Munoz in the August 24 primary. Gallego and Miranda advanced with 4,149 and 3,476 votes, respectively. They then defeated Michael Gular (R) and Angel Torres in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine H. Miranda (D) 19,197
Green check mark transparent.png Ruben Gallego (D) 18,365
Michael Gular (R) 8,551
Angel Torres (G) 2,532
Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruben Gallego (D) 3,656
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine H. Miranda (D) 3,106
Cloves Campbell Jr. (D) 2,866
Jim Munoz, Jr. (D) 2,038
Sandra Gonzales (D) 1,744
Cristy Lopez (D) 765

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Miranda is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Miranda raised a total of $54,179 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Catherine Miranda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 27 Won $14,270
2010 Arizona State House, District 16 Won $39,909
Grand Total Raised $54,179


Miranda won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Miranda raised a total of $14,270.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Catherine Miranda's campaign in 2012
Miranda, Catherine H$4,030
Miranda, Catherine$2,500
Arizona Education Association$1,000
Nabozny, Julian Claudio$420
Miranda, Gracie$400
Total Raised in 2012$14,270
Source:Follow the Money


Miranda won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Miranda raised a total of $39,909.


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

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In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[9]


In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[9]



In 2014, Miranda's endorsements include the following:[10]

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