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David Lujan

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David Lujan
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Arizona State Senate District 15
Former officeholder
In office
2012-January 10, 2013
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.
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives
2005-2010
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University, 1993
J.D.Arizona State University School of Law, 1996
Personal
BirthdayApril 7, 1965
Place of birthPhoenix, AZ
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David M. Lujan was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing the 15th District from 2012 to 2013. He was appointed to represent District 15 in the Arizona State Senate on January 12, 2012.[1]

He formerly served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 15th District from 2005 to 2011 and also serving as Minority Leader. In 2010, he was defeated in his race for Arizona Attorney General.[2]

Lujan earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Arizona State University in 1993. He went on to receive his J.D. from Arizona State University School of Law in 1996. He has worked as an attorney since earning his law degree.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Representative Lujan sponsored the following legislative measures while a member of the Arizona House of Representatives:

  • HB 2067 - private prisons; regulation
  • HB 2150 - animals; fighting.
  • HB 2483 - elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts
  • HB 2543 - unmarried couples; responsibilities.
  • HB 2544 - schools; sex education

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

Illegal immigration

In spite of his calls for Governor Jan Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1070 - The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, arguing that "it's not a solution and it will jeopardize civil rights and public safety," Lujan has been sharply criticized by his opponents in the state attorney general race for having missed out on the House vote on the measure.[3] Appearing at a small Democratic function at the Shepard of the Hills Church located in Phoenix the evening following the House vote, Minority Leader Lujan explained to a reporter from the Phoenix New Times that he had previously scheduled his parents' sixtieth wedding anniversary the same day the bill happened to come up and he couldn't make it; additionally, he remarked, that although he would have certainly opposed the legislation, the Democrats simply did not have the votes necessary to halt it.[4] When he was again questioned about his absence two months later, this time at a debate appearance with his competitors for the Democratic nomination, Lujan altered his story slightly, explaining that he was already out of town when the vote came, though he was able to make an appearance at a social event in Phoenix that very evening.[5]

Elections/Appointments

2012

Lujan was appointed to represent District 15 in the Arizona State Senate on January 12, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Arizona Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[7]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Felecia Rotellini 41.5%
     Democratic Party David M. Lujan 40.7%
     Democratic Party Vince Rabago 17.8%
Total Votes 290,114

2008

2008 Race for Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 - Democratic Primary[8]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg David Lujan (D) 50.8%
Green check mark.jpg Kyrsten Sinema (D) 49.2%
Total votes 9,568
2008 Race for Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 - General Election[9]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg David Lujan (D) 40.1%
Green check mark.jpg Kyrsten Sinema (D) 38.3%
Ed Hedges (R) 21.6%
Total votes 59,362

2006

2006 Race for Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 - Democratic Primary[10]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Kyrsten Sinema (D) 42.3%
Green check mark.jpg David Lujan (D) 42.1%
Robert Young (D) 15.6%
Total votes 8,484
2006 Race for Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 - General Election[11]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg David Lujan (D) 33.1%
Green check mark.jpg Kyrsten Sinema (D) 32.6%
Robert Gear (R) 16.0%
William Wheat (R) 15.2%
Richard Buck (Libertarian) 3.1%
Total votes 48,167

2004

2004 Race for Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 - Democratic Primary[12]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Kyrsten Sinema (D) 36.9%
Green check mark.jpg David Lujan (D) 34.1%
Wally Straughn (D) 29.0%
Total votes 9,405
2004 Race for Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 - General Election[13]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg David Lujan (D) 31.1%
Green check mark.jpg Kyrsten Sinema (D) 30.2%
Tara Roesler (R) 19.6%
Oksana Komarnyckyj (R) 19.1%
Total votes 64,265

Campaign donors

2008

According to Follow the Money, Lujan raised $35,429 in 2008 for his state representative campaign.[14]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $32,199
Stephen Anderson $130
Gregory Y. Harris $130
Marc Osborn $130
John W. Moody $130

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

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.[15]

2012

Lujan 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. Lujan did not receive a 2011 score because he had not yet been appointed to office. Lujan’s 42 in 2012 was tied for the 23rd highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona State Senate District 15
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Nancy Barto (R)
Preceded by
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Arizona State House District 15
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Katie Hobbs