|Arizona House of Representatives District 24|
|2007 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Minority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives|
|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||Northern Arizona University, 2006|
|Birthday||March 5, 1973|
|Place of birth||Phoenix, AZ|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Controversies
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Campbell's professional experience includes working as the Director of Community Outreach for the Children's Action Alliance and as a private consultant.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Campbell served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Campbell served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Campbell served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2009|
Campbell's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2106 - prohibit photo radar; state highways
- HB 2139 - clean elections; qualifying period
- HB 2150 - animals; fighting
- HB 2476 - psychologists; prescription authority
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
Scarmardo's campaign website highlights the following themes:
- Bring more jobs to Arizona
- Excerpt: "We need to continue using innovative tools to attract capital investment and jobs to our state. This means supporting Science Foundation Arizona, stopping the waste of taxpayer dollars on Governor Brewer’s boondoggle called the AZ Commerce Authority, and using innovative polices to fund job training and targeted incentives to attract more high-tech and high-wage jobs to Arizona."
- Improve our education system
- Excerpt: "Arizona’s education system is at the bottom of the pack, and instead of fixing it Governor Brewer and Republicans made the deepest cuts to education funding in the history of our state. It’s time to get serious about our children’s future."
- Fix our broken tax system
- Excerpt: "Arizona’s tax code is outdated and unfair. Governor Brewer and Republicans asked the voters to tax themselves while refusing to close loopholes that benefit special interests and the rich. We have to fix our broken tax system so it is fair for everyone – families, hard working citizens, and businesses alike."
- Fight back against the extremism
- Excerpt: "Enough is enough. No more attacks on women’s right to privacy and healthcare. No more conspiracy theories. It’s time to take Arizona back from the ideologues and right-wing extremists."
- Pay off our debt.
- Excerpt: "Arizona is drowning in debt. Governor Brewer has only made it worse by selling off the State Capitol and using gimmicks to try and balance the budget. It’s time to stop the madness."
Campbell was considered a potential contender for Governor of Arizona in 2014. He ultimately decided against a bid, citing the "need to focus on my family and other new business opportunities that will allow me to improve communities not only in Arizona, but also across the nation.” Campbell is ineligible to run for re-election to the state house in 2014 due to term-limits.
Campbell won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 24. He and incumbent Lela Alston defeated Jean Cheuvront-McDermott and Tom Nerini in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Lela Alston Incumbent||38.5%||7,652|
|Chad Campbell Incumbent||35.9%||7,121|
Campbell won re-election to the 14th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed.
Campbell raised $14,341 for the campaign and Meza raised $65,496.
|Arizona State House, District 14 (2008)|
|Robert Meza (D)||13,644|
|Chad Campbell (D)||12,336|
Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $170,419 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.
|Chad Campbell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State House, District 12||$80,798|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 14||$52,641|
|2008||Arizona State House, District 14||$14,341|
|2006||Arizona State House, District 14||$22,639|
|Grand Total Raised||$170,419|
2012Campbell won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $80,798.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chad Campbell's campaign in 2012|
|Campbell, Chad Anthony||$4,153|
|Salt River Project||$1,000|
|Tohono Oodham Nation||$848|
|Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association||$820|
|Arizona Podiatric Medical Association||$724|
|Total Raised in 2012||$80,798|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Campbell won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $52,641.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chad Campbell's campaign in 2010|
|United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99||$1,600|
|Bidwill Jr, William V||$820|
|Rivera, Sal James||$800|
|Campbell, Chad Anthony||$585|
|Total Raised in 2010||$52,641|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Campbell won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $14,341.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chad Campbell's campaign in 2008|
|Cmte to Elect Robert Meza 2008||$1,451|
|Hill, Rebecca Suzanne||$390|
|Green, Michael Preston||$390|
|Total Raised in 2008||$14,341|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2006Campbell won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $22,639.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2006 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chad Campbell's campaign in 2006|
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 99||$1,512|
|Arizona Education Association||$1,000|
|Arizona League of Conservation Voters||$598|
|Phoenix Fire Fighters Local 493||$296|
|Total Raised in 2006||$22,639|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
Campbell received a score of 42 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 9 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Campbell’s 42 in 2012 was tied for the 43rd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
Campbell is married to his wife, Beth. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Progressive Leadership and Communities in Schools of Arizona, on the Advisory Board for the Arizona Latino Leadership Institute and as President of Phoenix SCORES.
Citing issues with his gun control stance, the conservative group Fire Representative Chad Campbell filed recall paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State on March 13, 2013. The group needed to obtain 23,000 signatures by July 10, 2013 in order to force a recall election.
The group did not turn in the necessary signatures by the July 10 deadline. Thomas said that although his group obtained enough signatures, it was not cleared by the Arizona Secretary of State's office to submit them.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Chad + Campbell + Arizona + House" Chad Campbell News Feed
- Groups back decision on Arizona child welfare agency - KTAR.com
- Arizona GOP lawmaker wants state Constitution amended to allow cuts to public ... - The Republic
- Education funding fight begins to heat - Arizona Capitol Times
- Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency - Arizona Daily Star
- Local-transit funds sought - Arizona Republic
- Brewer revamping child welfare agency - Mohave Valley News
- Brewer overhauls Child Protective Services - Prescott Daily Courier
- Gov. Brewer overhauls Child Protective Services - Arizona Daily Star
- Proposed Arizona university funding increase draws heat - Arizona Daily Sun
- Brewer, Arizona Legislature's leaders lay out priorities - azcentral.com
- Office website
- May 29, 2013 snapshot of Campbell's campaign website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Chad Campbell on Facebook
- Chad Campbell on Twitter
- Campaign website, Issues
- Arizona Republic, "All eyes on 2014 race for governor," November 11, 2012
- The Arizona Republic, "Campbell says he won't run for governor in 2014," September 17, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- 2008 general election results, Arizona
- Arizona House spending, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "Campbell, Chad," accessed May 23, 2013
- Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Campbell
- myfoxphoenix.com, "Group launches recall of House minority leader," March 13, 2013
- ktar.com, "Group launches recall effort of Arizona House minority leader," March 13, 2013
- Arizona Capital Times, "Campbell recall effort dies as organizer says he wasn’t authorized to submit signatures," July 15, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013.