Jonathan Larkin

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


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


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


Campaign themes


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

10 Things We Can Do Now:

  • Excerpt: "Put more of our tax money into education. It is the single best investment we can make and diverting tax money away from public schools must be stopped. Killing off public schools is not about giving parents “choice.” It’s about a few business people making a lot of money."
  • Excerpt: "Create smaller class sizes for our schools. Which class of students do you think will do better: 40 children or a class of 25? Smaller class sizes allow teachers to teach and our children to learn."
  • Excerpt: "Tax incentives for small businesses that hire and train people who are out of work especially veterans. People want to work and small business needs the help to compete."
  • Excerpt: "Reinstate Arizona’s usury laws to put a limit on consumer interest rates for things like credit cards. Most people don’t know that the state can limit how much banks can charge. We can get that done right away."
  • Excerpt: "A new statewide “Arizona First” policy so that local businesses get first crack at state and local government contracts. Millions of dollars of our tax money is flowing out of Arizona to other countries and states when so much of it could be kept in circulation here."
  • Excerpt: "Help for veterans trying to open their own small businesses. Parades and speeches are nice, but helping veterans start to rebuild their lives and their futures is more important than anything else."
  • Excerpt: "Tax breaks for new and retrofitted construction projects built with solar technology and energy efficient designs. Solar makes sense, but it needs a push to get it being used across the state and develop the jobs that come with it."
  • Excerpt: "Restore health care services for children. There was no reason to take health care away from our most vulnerable citizens."
  • Excerpt: "New, tougher ethics rules for elected officials to stop lobbyists from influencing state policy. That means absolutely no “gifts, tickets or trips” paid for by lobbyists."
  • Excerpt: "Critically, we must guarantee the rights of state employees to organize and negotiate with state and local government. This is the free market at its best. Political attempts at union busting is Arizona at its worst."


Larkin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • 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."



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. 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 and McCune-Davis defeated Gidwani, Lyon and Angel Garcia (I) in the general election.[4][5][6]


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.[7][8]

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.[9]

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


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



In 2014, Larkin's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Latino Activist and Attorney, Daniel Ortega
  • Arizona Council of Human Service Providers
  • Arizona Associated General Contractors
  • Arizona Cattlemen’s Association
  • Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela

  • Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego
  • Arizona Optometric Association
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • UFCW Local 99 President Jim McLaughlin


In 2012, Larkin's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • 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


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arizona

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In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[12]

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In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[12]

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