Nancy K. Barto
|Nancy K. Barto|
|Arizona State Senate District 15|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|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 general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|High school||Arcadia High School|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Barto served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 7th District from her appointment in February 2006 to 2011.
Barto's professional experience includes working as a homemaker and public policy advocate.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barto served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Elections, Vice Chair|
|• Health and Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barto served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform, Chair|
|• Public Safety and Human Services|
Barto's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2150 - animals; fighting.
- HB 2279 - state debt; expenditures; report
- HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
- HB 2426 - enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
Medicaid expansion lawsuit
Nancy K. Barto is one of the 36 Republican members of the state legislature who signed onto a lawsuit in September 2013 against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer with the conservative Goldwater Institute over the Arizona Medicaid Expansion.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act in June 2012, Brewer, a Republican who had long fought for its repeal, ultimately broke ranks with her party on the issue of Medicaid. She first publicly embraced Arizona's participation in the federally controlled Medicaid expansion during her 2013 State of the State address. In addition to conceding the futility of continued opposition to Obamacare in the wake of the Supreme Court decision and Obama's re-election victory, Brewer discussed the considerable popular support for expanding patient eligibility: residents had already voted twice to make the state government provide free care for everyone up to the federal poverty line.
By June, a Medicaid expansion law had obtained passage in Arizona, despite a reluctant Republican-led state legislature. The United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives responded by filing a referendum to block the Medicaid Expansion law from taking effect, but the referendum failed to collect the required 86,405 valid signatures to land on the November 2014 ballot before the September 11, 2013 deadline.
The referendum option off the table, expansion opponents decided a lawsuit was the best available alternative. The suit was filed on the grounds that because the expansion would require participating hospitals to pay a set fee to the state to help compensate for future reductions in the federal subsidy, the law contains a tax and therefore its implementation under the control of the executive branch would violate the state law enforcing separation of powers. While the imposition of such a fee is an authority given to state agencies "over 80 times in the past five years," according to a Brewer spokesperson, critics insist that the fee's resemblance to a tax is too close for constitutional comfort, per Article 3, Section 22, the distribution of powers.
The state's conservative interests, plus the 36 Republican members of the legislature who voted against Arizona's involvement in the federal government-controlled Medicaid reform, hope to have expansion shut down before it officially goes live Jan. 1, 2014, with eligible residents beginning to enroll as early as Oct. 1.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
Barto's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Building a strong economy
- Excerpt: "Low tax environments facilitate a healthy economy. Businesses are attracted to them and families keep and invest more of their hard-earned money. As a result, revenues increase and government is able to fulfill its core obligations to the public."
- Education excellence
- Excerpt: "The dynamic and competitive workplace our children face tomorrow demands bold education reforms now. The status quo is no longer acceptable because the future won’t wait."
- Protecting life
- Excerpt: "An outspoken advocate for the right to life, Nancy is committed to protecting the most vulnerable at every stage of life."
- Protecting marriage
- Excerpt: "Government promotion of unions other than the traditional definition of marriage undermines the unique roles of men and women within the family."
- Securing our borders
- Excerpt: "The Federal government has failed us by not securing our borders and addressing both the causes of illegal immigration and its effects upon our state. Nancy believes our government has a moral obligation to the citizens of Arizona to solve this problem. "
- Transforming healthcare in Arizona
- Excerpt: "Healthcare ownership for all Arizonans is possible through important insurance tax and regulation reform & true cost transparency."
- Protecting your 2nd Amendment rights
- Excerpt: "Nancy believes it is your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms."
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.
Barto received a score of 67 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 4 more than her score on the 2011 report card. Barto’s 67 in 2012 was the 10th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.
|Arizona State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Nancy Barto Incumbent||73.1%||58,213|
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010
Barto was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010. She instead ran for the district 7 seat in the Alabama State Senate. She won the August 24 primary and defeated Democrat Eric Shelley in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona State Senate, District 7 General Election (2010)|
|Nancy Barto (R)||41,849|
|Eric Shelley (D)||20,441|
|Arizona State Senate, District 7 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Nancy K. Barto (R)||9,795|
|Ray Barnes (R)||6,985|
|Bob Green (R)||3,015|
|Brad Buch (R)||1,401|
Barto raised $34,730 for the campaign, Barnes raised $24,372, Lunn raised $38,094, and Iannuzo raised $401.
|Arizona State House, District 7 (2008)|
|Ray Barnes (R)||40,471|
|Nancy Barto (R)||46,854|
|Jeanne Lunn (D)||31,753|
|James Iannuzo (Lib)||8,966|
Comprehensive donor information for Barto is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Barto raised a total of $178,323 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Nancy K. Barto's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State Senate, District 15||$41,855|
|2010||Arizona State Senate, District 7||$53,658|
|2008||Arizona State House, District 7||$34,730|
|2006||Arizona State House, District 7||$48,080|
|Grand Total Raised||$178,323|
2012Barto won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Barto raised a total of $41,855.
|Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nancy K. Barto's campaign in 2012|
|Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,736|
|Arizona Podiatric Medical Association||$824|
|Salt River Project||$800|
|Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association||$800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$41,855|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Barto won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Barto raised a total of $53,658.
|Arizona State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nancy K. Barto's campaign in 2010|
|Arizona Dental Association||$1,664|
|Arizona Association of Realtors||$1,250|
|Arizona Medical Association||$700|
|Bank of America||$600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$53,658|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Barto won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Barto raised a total of $34,730.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nancy K. Barto's campaign in 2008|
|Arizona Multihousing Association||$500|
|Day, Janna B||$410|
|Arizona Medical Association||$400|
|Green, Michael Preston||$400|
|Total Raised in 2008||$34,730|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2006Barto won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Barto raised a total of $48,080.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2006 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nancy K. Barto's campaign in 2006|
|Barto, Nancy K||$23,000|
|Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce||$1,000|
|Salt River Project||$500|
|Arizona Association of Realtors||$500|
|Lauten, Gregory J||$296|
|Total Raised in 2006||$48,080|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Barto and her husband Joseph has three children.
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- Nancy Barto's personal website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Nancy Barto on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Barto
- Arizona Republic, "Goldwater Institute sues over Arizona Medicaid law," September 12, 2013
- Office of the Arizona Governor, "State of the State Addresss," January 14, 2013
- AZ Family.com, "Group files referendum to block Medicaid expansion," June 19, 2013
- Arizona Legislature, "Arizona Constitution - Article 3, Section 22," accessed September 15, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- Nancy Barto's campaign website, Issues
- Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- 2008 general election results, Arizona
- Arizona House spending, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "Barto, Nancy," accessed May 22, 2013
David M. Lujan (D)
|Arizona State Senate District 15
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
Jack C. Jackson, Jr. (D)
|Arizona State House District 7
| Succeeded by|