Lynne Pancrazi

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Lynne Pancrazi
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Arizona State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Senate Assistant Minority Leader
2013-present
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
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 24
2007-2013
Education
Bachelor'sPoint Loma Nazarene College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lynne Pancrazi is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

On October 29, 2013, Pancrazi was elected to replace Linda Lopez as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader. Lopez voluntarily resigned the post in order to focus on new job responsibilities.[1]

Pancrazi served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Pancrazi's professional experience includes working as a substitute teacher at Yuma Elementary School District Number 1.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs
Public Safety
Budget
Capital Review

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pancrazi served on these committees:

Issues

Senate Democratic leadership change-up

In an 8-5 vote on October 29, 2013, Senate Democrats ousted Leah Landrum Taylor as minority leader in favor of Anna Tovar, who had served as State Senate Minority Whip during the 2013 legislative session. The leadership change-up drew a heated reaction from several party members with Sens. Taylor, Linda Lopez, David Bradley, Olivia Cajero Bedford and Barbara McGuire reportedly storming from the room following the vote. The eight remaining caucus members then picked Pancrazi to serve as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader and Steve Gallardo as State Senate Minority Whip. Following the meeting, Taylor — who is exploring a bid for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014 — expressed shock over her removal. The caucus had met with the purpose of replacing Lopez, who resigned her post as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader in order to focus on new job responsibilities. Taylor said the caucus had no cause to remove her from the minority leader position, adding that the vote was “the most blatant, racist, disrespectful move I’ve ever seen in my life.” According to Gallardo, who opened up the floor to elect a new minority leader, the decision wasn't personal, "...it was just about the caucus wanting to go in a different direction." Tovar refuted Taylor's comments about the vote being over race. “I feel sorry she feels that way, because that is definitely not the case. If you look at me I’m a female and I’m a minority as well, and that was not the issue,” she said. According to reports, party members had called into question Taylor's effectiveness as a party leader while running for statewide office.[2][1][3]

Pancrazi's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2150 - animals; fighting.
  • HB 2504 - school districts; state mandates; funding
  • HB 2521 - university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition
  • HB 2529 - energy policy study committee

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

Campaign themes

In an interview with The Yuma Sun in January 2012, Pancrazi described herself as focused on small business and education.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate 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. Incumbent Lynne Pancrazi was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Connie Uribe was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pancrazi defeated Uribe in the general election.[5][6][7]

Arizona State Senate District 4, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynne Pancrazi Incumbent 53.8% 14,464
     Republican Connie Uribe 46.2% 12,423
Total Votes 26,887

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Pancrazi won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 4. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

After redistricting, Pancrazi announced her bid for the new 4th District state Senate seat in January 2012, admitting that she wanted to announce prior to current senator Don Shooter of Yuma, whose district was split into the new 4th and 13th Districts.[4] Shooter has since opted to run for Senate in the 13th District.[10]

Arizona State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynne Pancrazi 100% 29,823
Total Votes 29,823

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pancrazi won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. She and John Weil faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. She and incumbent Republican Russell Jones defeated John Weil in the November 2 general election.[11]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Jones (R) 19,226
Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Pancrazi (D) 15,298
John Weil (D) 13,146

2008

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Pancrazi and Russell Jones were elected to the 24th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Theresa Ulmer (D).[12]

Pancrazi raised $62,135 for the campaign, Jones raised $71,889, and Ulmer raised $40,421.[13]

Arizona State House, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Pancrazi (D) 22,680
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Jones (R) 21,197
Theresa Ulmer (D) 18,767

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pancrazi is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Pancrazi raised a total of $157,155 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[14]

Lynne Pancrazi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 4 Won $19,683
2010 Arizona State House, District 24 Won $39,418
2008 Arizona State House, District 24 Won $62,135
2006 Arizona State House, District 24 Won $35,919
Grand Total Raised $157,155

2012

Pancrazi won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $19,683.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lynne Pancrazi's campaign in 2012
Arizona Association of Realtors$1,400
Pinnacle West$1,000
Arizona Education Association$750
Alameda, Peggy$700
Arizona Medical Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,683
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pancrazi won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $39,418.

2008

Pancrazi won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $62,135.

2006

Pancrazi won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $35,919.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[15]

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.[15]

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.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Pancrazi's endorsements included the following:[16]

  • AEA Fund for Public Education
  • Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
  • Arizona AFL-CIO
  • Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Arizona Fraternal Order of Police

  • Arizona Nurses Association PAC
  • Arizona Police Association
  • Arizona State Contractor's Coalition
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Social Workers

Personal

Pancrazi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, National Education Association, Yuma Association of Realtors, and former President of the Yuma Elementary Education Association.[17]

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See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "AZ Capitol Times," "Democrats oust Landrum Taylor as Senate Minority Leader in favor of Tovar," accessed October 30, 2013
  2. "ArizonaCentral.com," "Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor ousted as minority leader," accessed October 30, 2013
  3. "Seattlepi.com," "Ariz. Senate Dems oust Landrum Taylor as leader," accessed October 30, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yuma Sun, "Rep. Pancrazi announces Senate bid," January 25, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012 (dead link)
  5. Arizona Secretary of State, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed August 27, 2014
  6. Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election," May 28, 2014
  7. Arizona Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed September 11, 2014
  8. Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
  9. C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
  10. Yuma Sun, "Sen. Shooter will move to Republican-leaning district," April 6, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012 (dead link)
  11. Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
  12. Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  13. Follow The Money, "Arizona House spending, 2008," accessed April 7, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "Pancrazi, Lynne," accessed May 21, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
  16. Pancrazi for Senate, "Supporters," accessed October 14, 2014
  17. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 7, 2014
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