Linda Gray (Arizona legislator)
|Arizona State Senate District 10|
|2005-January 10, 2013|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona State House of Representatives, District 10|
|Arizona State House of Representatives, District 16|
|Bachelor's||University of Northern Colorado, 1971|
|Birthday||June 23, 1949|
|Place of birth||Saint Charles, MO|
|Profession||Note Reader Scopist, Self Employed|
Gray earned her B.S. in Recreation Administration and Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado in 1971.
After earning her degree, Gray became assistant manager of the Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course at Kirkland Air Force Base. She later worked as a childcare coordinator for Hoffmantown Church from 1980 to 1983. Gray was employed in the field of court report transcription from 1994 to 1997. She has worked as a self-employed Note Reader Scopist since 1994.
Gray served as a member of the Washington Elementary School Board from 1994 to 1998. She was later elected to serve on the Arizona State House of Representatives for the 16th district in 1996. She served until 2002 when she was elected to represent the 10th district. She has been a Precinct Committee-person for the District 10 Republican Party since 1994 and a senator since 2004.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gray served on these committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, Arizona Senate
- Education Committee, Arizona Senate
- Education Accountability and Reform Committee, Arizona Senate, Vice Chair
- Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee, Arizona Senate
- Public Safety and Human Services Committee, Arizona Senate, Chair
- DES Block Grants Committee, Arizona State Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gray served on these committees:
- Education Accountability and Reform Committee, Arizona Senate Vice Chairperson
- Government Institutions Committee, Arizona Senate
- Public Safety and Human Services Committee, Arizona Senate Chairperson
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010
|Arizona State Senate, District 10 General Election (2010)|
|Linda Gray (R)||20,341|
|Justin Johnson (D)||16,012|
In 2008 Gray was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 10. Gray finished with 27,445 votes while her opponent Martin Monroe finished with 22,218 votes. Gray raised $51,920 for her campaign fund.
|Arizona State Senate, District 10|
|Linda Gray (R)||27,445|
|Martin Monroe (D)||22,218|
In 2010, Gray raised $38,400 in contributions. 
Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $33,707 to her campaign.
In 2008 Gray raised $51,920 in campaign donations. The total of public funds she raised was $48,140.
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.
Gray received a score of 62 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 her score on the 2011 report card. Gray’s 62 in 2012 was tied for the 16th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.
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See Linda Gray's official website for information on sponsored legislation.
Linda and her husband Larry have two children.
- Linda Gray's campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography of Linda Gray
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996
|Arizona State Senate District 10
| Succeeded by|
David Bradley (D)