Robert Meza

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Robert Meza
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Arizona State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
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 State House of Representatives
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame
Personal
ProfessionBanker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robert Meza is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010 and represented the 14th District until 2013.

Meza is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 14 from 2003 to 2011.

Biography

Meza earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. His professional experience includes working as a banker and Business Development Director for AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Energy and Military
Elections
Finance
DES Block Grants
Homeland Security
Transportation between Sonora, Mexico and Arizona

2011-2012

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

Issues

Meza's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
  • HB 2507 - enhanced driver licenses; border travel
  • HB 2544 - schools; sex education
  • HB 2606 - civil rights; discrimination; employment

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

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 Robert Meza was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gary Cox was unopposed in the Republican primary. Meza defeated Cox in the general election.[1][2][3]

Arizona State Senate District 30, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Meza Incumbent 58% 12,802
     Republican Gary Cox 42% 9,276
Total Votes 22,078

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Meza won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 30. He defeated Raquel Teran in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Meza Incumbent 100% 27,485
Total Votes 27,485
Arizona State Senate, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Meza Incumbent 50.7% 4,268
Raquel Teran 49.3% 4,155
Total Votes 8,423

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Meza was ineligilbe to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives. He instead ran for election to the district 14 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He won in the November 2 general election, unopposed.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Meza and Chad Campbell were elected to the 14th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Meza raised $65,496 for the campaign and Campbell raised $14,341.[8]

Arizona State House, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Meza (D) 13,644
Green check mark transparent.png Chad Campbell (D) 12,336

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meza is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Meza raised a total of $314,069 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[9]

Robert Meza's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 30 Won $68,724
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 14 Won $71,905
2008 Arizona State House, District 14 Won $65,496
2006 Arizona State House, District 14 Won $41,508
2004 Arizona State House, District 14 Won $16,381
2002 Arizona State House, District 14 Won $50,055
Grand Total Raised $314,069

2012

Meza won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Meza raised a total of $68,274.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Meza's campaign in 2012
Meza, Robert$14,500
Pinnacle West$1,736
Arizona Association of Realtors$1,050
Arizona Optometric Association$550
Cox Communications$500
Total Raised in 2012$68,274
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Meza won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Meza raised a total of $71,905.

2008

Meza won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Meza raised a total of $65,496.

2006

Meza won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Meza raised a total of $41,508.

2004

Meza won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Meza raised a total of $16,381.

2002

Meza won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Meza raised a total of $50,055.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[10]

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.[10]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Antenori (R)
Arizona State Senate District 30
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Debbie McCune-Davis
Arizona State Senate District 14
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Gail Griffin (R)
Preceded by
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Arizona State House District 14
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Debbie McCune-Davis