Eric Meyer (Arizona)

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Eric Meyer
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Arizona House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
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.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
M.D.University of Arizona Medical School
Personal
ProfessionDirector, Providence Emergency Medicine Department
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Eric Meyer is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Meyer's professional experience includes working as Director of the Providence Emergency Medicine Department and serving on the Scottsdale School District Governing Board.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Meyer served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Meyer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "As your State Representative and as ranking member of the House Education Committee, I will continue to be a voice for our children. I will advocate for the restoration of funding for education -- without raising taxes -- and I will work to ensure that the new standards are successfully implemented, and that more students graduate from high school prepared for college and career."

Growth

  • Excerpt: "I support improved access in our schools and universities to STEM classes in science, technology, engineering, and math, and I support tax incentives for targeted research and development, and investments in renewable sources of energy."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Arizona is facing a physician shortage in the midst of growing healthcare demands and I will advocate for new policies that will help retain graduate medical professionals in our state. I will also continue to represent your interests on issues as varied as concussion awareness, immunization requirements and hospital mergers."

Ethics

  • Excerpt: "I have introduced legislation the last several sessions that would ban all gifts by lobbyists to Arizona’s elected officials. No more free trips. No more free tickets. No more free lunches. Our votes shouldn’t be for sale. I believe that all politicians should report all political contributions and their sources."

Proposition 303

  • Excerpt: "Many of us know friends and family members who have died from complications of their treatment; I believe that the provisions of Proposition 303 will only exacerbate this very difficult problem. I would agree that there are seemingly needless delays in bringing some promising drugs to market, but Proposition 303 is not the solution to that delay. There are already professionals in the healthcare community, patient groups, the FDA, NIH and Congress working to shorten the process of clinical trials and drug approvals."

Meyer's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2148 - human trafficking; violation
  • HB 2519 - pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
  • HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
  • HB 2521 - university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition

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

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Eric Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kate Brophy McGee and Shawnna Bolick defeated Mary Hamway in the Republican primary. Meyer and McGee defeated Bolick and Zhani Doko (L) in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives District 28, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKate Brophy McGee Incumbent 36% 37,054
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Meyer Incumbent 30.7% 31,646
     Republican Shawnna Bolick 28.2% 29,061
     Libertarian Zhani Doko 5.1% 5,306
Total Votes 103,067


Arizona House of Representatives, District 28 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Brophy McGee Incumbent 46.4% 16,900
Green check mark transparent.pngShawnna Bolick 27.3% 9,952
Mary Hamway 26.3% 9,562
Total Votes 36,414

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Meyer won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 28. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKate Brophy McGee Incumbent 32.8% 46,225
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Meyer Incumbent 30.6% 43,081
     Republican Amanda Reeve Incumbent 29.2% 41,102
     Libertarian Libertarian 7.5% 10,589
Total Votes 140,997

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Meyer won re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He was uncontested in the August 24 primary election. He and Republican Kate Brophy McGee defeated Eric West in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kate Brophy McGee (R) 32,589
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Meyer (D) 30,151
Eric West (R) 28,611

2008

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Meyer and Adam Driggs were elected to the 11th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jon Altmann (R).[8]

Meyer raised $42,008 for the campaign, Driggs raised $74,797, and Altmann raised $74,541.[9]

Arizona State House, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Driggs (R) 39,439
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Meyer (D) 39,114
Jon Altmann (R) 37,110

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meyer is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Meyer raised a total of $248,666 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[10]

Eric Meyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 28 Won $101,036
2010 Arizona State House, District 11 Won $105,622
2008 Arizona State House, District 11 Won $42,008
Grand Total Raised $248,666

2012

Meyer won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Meyer raised a total of $101,036.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Meyer (Arizona)'s campaign in 2012
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona$2,160
Arizona Dental Association$1,000
Arizona Association of Realtors$800
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants$674
Cox Communications$500
Total Raised in 2012$101,036
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Meyer won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Meyer raised a total of $105,622.

2008

Meyer won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Meyer raised a total of $42,008.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Meyer's endorsements included the following:[12]

  • Arizona Medical Association
  • Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Arizona Fraternal Order of Police
  • Arizona State Contractors Coalition
  • Arizona Technology Council

  • Arizona Nurses Association
  • Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona
  • Arizona Education Association
  • Paradise Valley Teachers

Personal

Meyer and his wife, Sarah Snell, have two children.

Meyer is President of the Parent Teacher Organization - Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, sits on the Board of Directors for the Children's Museum of Phoenix, serves as Legislative Liaison for the Scottsdale Parent Council and is a member of the Scottsdale Unified School District Budget Committee.[13]

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