Frank Antenori

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Frank Antenori
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Arizona State Senate District 30
Former member
In office
March 2, 2010-January 10, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State House of Representatives
OtherBHS, Campbell University, 2000
Date of birthMay 3, 1966
Place of birthScranton, PA
ProfessionProgram Manager, Raytheon Missile Systems
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Frank Antenori (b. May 3, 1966) was a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate and served as Majority Whip until 2013. He was appointed on March 2, 2010 to replace Jonathan Paton and served until January 2013.[1] Antenori previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2008-2010.


Antenori's professional experience includes working as a Program Manager for Raytheon Missile Systems. He served in the Third Special Forces Group and Fifth Special Forces Group of the United States Army.

Antenori is a member of a number of organizations, including Tucson Republican Women, Arizona Citizen's Defense League, Pima County Library Advisory Board, and the Republican National Committee.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


Issue positions

Antenori's answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. However, he did not answer when asked his legislative priorities.[3]

Antenori's sponsored House bills included:

  • HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
  • HB 2130 - campaign finance reports; penalty
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
  • HB 2439 - concealed weapons permit; safety course

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



Regular election

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Antenori ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 10. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary and was defeated by David Bradley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bradley 54.7% 48,509
     Republican Frank Antenori Incumbent 45.3% 40,193
Total Votes 88,702

Special election

See also: Arizona's 8th Congressional District special election, 2012

Antenori ran in the 2012 special election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 8th District. He lost to Jesse Kelly in the April 17 Republican primary.[6][7]


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Antenori won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He defeated Marian Ann McClure in the primary. He then defeated Todd Camenisch in the November 2 general election.[8][9]

Arizona State Senate, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Antenori (R) 56,198
Todd Camenisch (D) 36,911
Arizona State Senate, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Antenori (R) 21,557
Marian Ann McClure (R) 10,779


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Antenori was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. In 2010 he was appointed to the Arizona State Senate, District 30. He was not elected. His seat will be up for re-election in 2010.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Antenori raised $73,380 in contributions.[10]

His largest contributor was the Arizona Association of Realtors, which donated $1,500 to his campaign.


Below are Antenori's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
Arizona Credit Union League $780
Cox Communications $750
Southern Arizona Home Builders Assoc $500
Arizona Assoc of Realtors $500
Rene I Beauchamp $390


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.[12]


Antenori received a score of 64 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. Antenori’s 64 in 2012 was tied for the 12th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[12]


Antenori and his wife, Lesley, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Paton
Arizona State Senate District 30
March 2, 2010-2013
Succeeded by
Robert Meza (D)
Preceded by
Arizona House of Representatives District 30
2008-March 2010
Succeeded by
Ted Vogt