Martin J. Quezada
|Arizona House of Representatives District 29|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position ||1|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Arizona State University West, 2001|
|Associate's||Glendale Community College, 1998|
|J.D.||Arizona State University, 2008|
is a Democratic
member of the Arizona House of Representatives
, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Quezada previously represented the then-District 13 from March 2, 2012 to 2013 after being appointed to the post by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Quezada served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Quezada served on these committees:
Quezada's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Increase the state’s investment in our children so kids can compete for jobs."
- Excerpt: "An education workforce will help develop a stronger economy."
- Protecting the Vulnerable
- Excerpt: "Prevent the abuse of children, women and the elderly."
- See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card
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.
Quezada received a score of 36 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. He did not receive a 2011 score because s his/her score on the 2011 report card. X’s X in 2012 was the X highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
- See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012
Quezada won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 29. He amd Lydia Hernandez defeated Martin Samaniego in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
||Martin J. Quezada Incumbent
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2012
Martin Quezada Incumbent
| Martin Samaniego
Comprehensive donor information for Quezada is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Quezada raised a total of $40,147 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.
Quezada won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Quezada raised a total of $15,967
|Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Martin Quezada's campaign in 2012|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 469||$1,736|
|Arizona Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Arizona Education Association||$750|
|Nabozny, Julian C||$424|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,967|
|Source:Follow the Money
Quezada lost the election for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Quezada raised a total of $25,450
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Martin Quezada's campaign in 2010|
|Quezada, Martin John||$340|
|Total Raised in 2010||$25,450|
|Source:Follow the Money
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- ↑ Governing the States and Localities, "Quezada Appointed to Arizona’s District 13 House Seat," March 5, 2012
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Quezada, Martin," accessed April 23, 2013