Jonathan Larkin

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Jonathan Larkin
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Arizona House of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
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
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jonathan Larkin is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Larkin's professional experience includes working at Fry's Food and Drug as a pharmacy technician.[1] Larkin served in the United States Marine Corps, with USS Essex (LHD 2) - Official and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility
Higher Education and Workforce Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Larkin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Getting Real About Jobs
Excerpt: "The politicians talk about jobs. But most of the time that’s all it is: talk. And too often the only job they’re concerned about is theirs."
  • Invest In Education
Excerpt: "So instead of handing out millions of dollars to corporations that don’t want or need the money, let’s invest our tax money in our public schools and colleges."
  • Small Business Help
Excerpt: "Our legislators should be ashamed of themselves for allowing a system that favors out-of-state business over our local businesses to continue. They can fix this immediately and simply by giving Arizona companies preference over companies that are out-of-state or out of the United States."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbents Jonathan Larkin and Debbie McCune-Davis were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael Gidwani and John Lyon were unopposed in the Republican primary. Larkin, McCune-Davis, Gidwani, Lyon and Angel Garcia (I) will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Larkin won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 30. He and incumbent Debbie McCune-Davis defeated Mike Snitz in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie McCune-Davis Incumbent 51.5% 21,951
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Larkin 48.1% 20,502
     Republican Aaron Gidwani (Write-in) 0.4% 157
Total Votes 42,610
Arizona House of Representatives, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie McCune-Davis Incumbent 38.1% 4,606
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Larkin 35.7% 4,313
Mike Snitz 26.2% 3,169
Total Votes 12,088

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larkin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Larkin raised a total of $29,870 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Jonathan Larkin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 30 Won $29,870
Grand Total Raised $29,870

2012

Larkin won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Larkin raised a total of $29,870.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan Larkin's campaign in 2012
Food & Commercial Workers Local 99$1,736
Express Scripts$848
Arizona Education Association$750
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 469$500
Robertson, Jennifer$424
Total Raised in 2012$29,870
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Larkin's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council
  • State senator Steve Gallardo
  • Communication Workers of America – Arizona
  • Arizona AFL-CIO’s 185,000 members
  • Arizona Education Association PAC
  • VoteVets PAC
  • Maricopa Area Labor Federation (MALF)
  • Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona
  • I.B.E.W. – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union
  • Phoenix City Councilman Michael Johnson
  • Alhambra School Board Member Adam Lopez Falk
  • Alhambra School board Member Mari Alvarado
  • Cartwright School board Member Lydia Hernandez
  • Peoria City Councilman Carlo Leone

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[10]

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.[10]

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.

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