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Don Shooter

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Don Shooter
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Arizona State Senate District 13
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
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
Office website
Don Shooter is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Shooter previously served as the Chair of the Yuma Tea Party.


Shooter earned his B.S. in History/Business from the University of Southern California. His professional experience includes working as a Farmer and Commercial Developer since 1981.

Committee assignments


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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs
Public Safety
Capital Review, 2013 Chair
Homeland Security
K-12 School District Receivership Study


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



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.[1]


Shooter received a score of 63 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was the same as his score on the 2011 report card. Shooter’s 63 in 2012 was the 15th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[1]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

After redistricting, Shooter's district was split into the new 4th and 13th Districts; he won re-election in the 13th District, avoiding a potential showdown with Representative Lynne Pancrazi in the 4th.[2][3] The general election is on November 6. He won election against John Nelson in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Shooter Incumbent 100% 48,132
Total Votes 48,132


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Shooter was a write-in candidate in the August 24 primary and won with no opposition. He then defeated incumbent Democrat Amanda Aguirre and Libertarian Jack Kretzer in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arizona State Senate, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Don Shooter (R) 18,334
Amanda Aguirre (D) 16,140
Jack Kretzer (L) 1,510

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shooter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Shooter raised a total of $46,029 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Don Shooter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 13 Won $21,125
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 24 Won $24,904
Grand Total Raised $46,029


Shooter won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Shooter raised a total of $21,125.


Shooter won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Shooter raised a total of $24,904.


Shooter and his wife, Susan, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Gallardo (D)
Arizona State Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Amanda Aguirre
Arizona State Senate District 24
Succeeded by
Katie Hobbs (D)