|Catherine H. Miranda|
|Arizona House of Representatives District 27|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|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|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
She is one of two Democrats out of a primary field of six to advance to the general election. In addition to fellow Democrat Reuben Gallego, she faced Republican Michael Gular and Green Party nominee Angel Torres, neither of whom had primary opposition.
Arizona's 16th District, encompassing the southern portion of the city of Phoenix, has a Democratic edge in registration.
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.
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:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Water|
|• Banking and Insurance|
Political courage tests
Though she was invited to respond to the Arizona Catholic Conference's 2010 Candidate Survey, Miss Miranda, along with all Democrats competing in the 16th District, declined to respond.
Miss 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."
Miss 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.
"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."
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.
Miranda received a score of 38 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 9 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Miranda’s 38 in 2012 was tied for the 52nd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Ruben Gallego Incumbent||38.1%||4,996|
|Catherine Miranda Incumbent||36.6%||4,800|
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.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 General Election (2010)|
|Catherine H. Miranda (D)||19,197|
|Ruben Gallego (D)||18,365|
|Michael Gular (R)||8,551|
|Angel Torres (G)||2,532|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Ruben Gallego (D)||3,656|
|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|
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.
|Catherine Miranda's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State House, District 27||$14,270|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 16||$39,909|
|Grand Total Raised||$54,179|
2012Miranda 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|
|Arizona Education Association||$1,000|
|Nabozny, Julian Claudio||$420|
|Total Raised in 2012||$14,270|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Miranda won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Miranda raised a total of $39,909.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Catherine Miranda's campaign in 2010|
|Miranda, Catherine H||$639|
|Total Raised in 2010||$39,909|
|Source:Follow the Money|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Cathertine + Miranda + Arizona + House" Catherine Miranda News Feed
- Fewer Black leaders have seat at Arizona political table - Arizona Republic
- 9 people vie for vacancy on community-colleges board - Arizona Republic
- Text of Gov. Brewer's State of the State speech - Inside Tucson Business (blog)
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Arizona Capitol Times, "Campbell loses District 16 House seat to Gallego, Miranda", August 24, 2010
- 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
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Miranda, Catherine," accessed May 23, 2013