Phil Lopes

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Phil Lopes
Arizona House of Representatives District 27
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Phil Lopes is a former Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 27th District from 2003 to 2011. He served as House Minority Leader.


Lopes' professional experience includes working as an instructor at the University of Phoenix and Executive Director of the Arizona School-Based Healthcare Council and the El Pueblo Clinic.

Lopes is a member of the American Public Health Association and Board Member of the Arizona Public Health Association.[1]

Issue positions

Lopes provided answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. However, he did not provide a response when asked his legislative priorities.[2]

Committee assignments


Lopes's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2337 - energy standards; buildings; contracting
  • HB 2528 - preexisting condition exclusion; pregnancy
  • HB 2587 - petition circulators; signature payment prohibited
  • HB 2606 - civil rights; discrimination; employment

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



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lopes was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives.


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lopes and Olivia Cajero Bedford were elected to the 27th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponents J. D. "Duke" Schechter (R), Mark Phelps (Lib), and Kent Solberg (Green).[3]

Lopes raised $32,088 for the campaign, Bedford raised $35,902, Schechter raised $35, Phelps raised $0, and Solberg raised $34,291.[4]

Arizona State House, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Lopes (D) 32,650
Green check mark transparent.png Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) 35,010
J. D. "Duke" Schechter (R) 15,490
Mark Phelps (Lib) 6,374
Kent Solberg (Green) 4,970

Campaign donors


Below are Lopes's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $28,593
Gary I Perrin $130
Alan M Immerman $130
Sylvia Ulan $130
Philip E Johnson $130

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Preceded by
Arizona House District 27
Succeeded by
Macario Saldate