Juan Mendez

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Juan Mendez
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Arizona House of Representatives District 26
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
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolTolleson Union High School (2003)
Bachelor'sArizona State University (2008)
Associate'sMaricopa County Community College System (2006)
Office website
Campaign website
Juan Mendez is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Mendez earned his A.A. in Political Science and Classical Literature from the Maricopa County Community College System in 2006 and his B.A. in Political Science and Justice Studies in 2008.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Retirement
Reform and Human Services



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbents Juan Mendez and Andrew Sherwood are unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Roy is unopposed in the Republican primary. Chris Will is running as a Libertarian.[2]


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mendez won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 26. He and Andrew Sherwood ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJuan Mendez 28.2% 24,213
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Sherwood 27.3% 23,481
     Republican Mary Lou Taylor 19.5% 16,766
     Republican Raymond D. Speakman 18.8% 16,153
     Libertarian Chris Will 4% 3,480
     Green Haryaksha Gregor Knauer 2.2% 1,872
Total Votes 85,965

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mendez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Mendez raised a total of $39,551 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[5]

Juan Mendez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 26 Won $39,551
Grand Total Raised $39,551


Mendez won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mendez raised a total of $39,551.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Juan Mendez's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$35,888
Kuby, Lauren H$150
Mendez, Graciela$150
Rios, Joaquin$150
Mendez, Juan Jose$150
Total Raised in 2012$39,551
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[6]


In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[6]

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