Jim Weiers

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Jim Weiers
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Arizona House of Representatives District 10
Former member
In office
1994-2013, 2005-Present
Speaker of the House, Arizona State House of Representatives
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate
Date of birthSeptember 8, 1953
Place of birthDeadwood, SD
ProfessionPresident/Chief Executive Officer, BHF Incorporated
Office website
Jim Weiers (b. September 8, 1953) is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 1994-2002, and 2005-2013. While in office, he served as Speaker of the House.


Weiers' professional experience includes working President and Chief Executive Officer of BHF Incorporated. He is a member of the DPS Critical Review Board, Chair for District 16's Get Out the Vote and a citizen member of the Washington School Board Budget Review.[1]

Committee assignments


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


Weiers's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2493 - highways; increase speed limits
  • HB 2494 - photo enforcement; speed violations
  • HB 2611 - motion picture tax incentives

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



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weiers won re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. He and Kimberly Yee won the August 24 primary election. They defeated Democrats Aaron Jahneke and Jackie Thrasher in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kimberly Yee (R) 19,485
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Weiers (R) 18,237
Jackie Thrasher (D) 14,770
Aaron Jahneke (D) 12,226
Arizona House of Representatives, District 10 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Weiers (R) 6,670
Green check mark transparent.png Kimberly Yee (R) 6,359
Doug Quelland (R) 4,005
Bill Adams (R) 2,330


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Weiers and Doug Quelland were elected to the 10th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponents Jackie Thrasher (D), Lamont Lovejoy (D), Scott Gibson (Lib), and Margarite Dale (Green).[4]

Weiers raised $216,779 for the campaign, Quelland raised $73,457, Thrasher raised $64,300, Lovejoy raised $65,679, Gibson raised $0, and Dale raised $68,586.[5]

Arizona State House, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Quelland (R) 22,656
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Weiers (R) 23,022
Jackie Thrasher (D) 22,103
Lamont Lovejoy (D) 18,709
Scott Gibson (Lib) 2,707
Margarite Dale (Green) 2,358

Campaign donors


In 2010, Weiers raised $61,177 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Weiers, James $20,000
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce & Industry $1,664
Cox Communications $1,500
Arizona Association Of Realtors $1,000


Below are Weiers's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Phoenix Fire Fighters Local 493 $1,512
AZ Multi-Housing Assoc $1,512
Cigna Corp $1,480
AZ Medical Assoc $1,000
William V Bidwell Jr. $780


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.[8]


Weiers received a score of 68 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 4 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Weiers’s 68 in 2012 was tied for the 12th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[8]


Weiers and his wife, Gina, have four children.

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Preceded by
Arizona State House District 10
1994-2002, 2005–2013
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