Ron Gould

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Ron Gould
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Arizona State Senate District 3
Former member
In office
January 2005-January 10, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Lake Havasu City Council
Place of birthOrange County, CA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Ron Gould was a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 3 from 2005 to 2013. He previously served as a member on the Lake Havasu City Council.

Gould was term-limited and could not run for re-election in 2012. He instead decided to run for Arizona's 4th Congressional District. He was defeated in the primary by incumbent Paul Gosar.


Gould's professional experience includes owning an air conditioning and heating company.

Committee assignments


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


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


See Gould's official website for information on sponsored legislation.

Campaign themes


Gould's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Recognized time and again through his career as Arizona’s leading pro-taxpayer legislator, Ron Gould’s record on protecting Arizona’s taxpayers is as good as it gets."
  • Spending
Excerpt: "Federal government spending is out of control. The politicians in Washington continue to grow federal spending without regard to the consequences it will bring."
  • Federal Budget
Excerpt: "Ron Gould understands that if we are going to get our economy back on track, we cannot continue to overspend our federal budget by trillions of dollars every year."
  • National Debt
Excerpt: "The politicians in Washington have refused to take serious steps to bring our national debt under control. This has left us with trillions in debt that our children and grandchildren will be responsible for."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Ron Gould has been a leader in Arizona in finding real solutions to stopping illegal immigration. Throughout his career, he has consistently offered common sense solutions to help Arizona do what the federal government won’t – put a stop to illegal immigration in our state."



See also: Arizona's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gould is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2012. He instead ran for Arizona's 4th Congressional District. He was defeated by incumbent Paul Gosar in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Gould won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Beth Weisser in the November 2 general election.

Arizona State Senate, District 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Gould (R) 40,777
Beth Weisser (D) 16,073


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2008

In 2008, Gould was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 3. Gould finished with 42,730 votes while his opponent Mary Landahl finished with 25,499 votes.[4] Gould raised $17,015.[5]

Arizona State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Gould (R) 42,730
Mary Landahl (D) 25,499

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Gould's reports.[6]

Ron Gould (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 14, 2012$0$116,425$(11,591.28)$104,833.72
July Quarterly[8]July 16, 2012$104,833.72$73,570.28$(68,539.76)$109,864.24
Pre-Primary[9]August 16, 2012$109,864.24$99,355.32$(101,236.52)$107,983.04
Running totals


In 2010, Gould raised $15,788 in contributions.[10]

His top contributor was the Arizona Association of Realtors which donated $1,000 to his campaign.


In 2008 Gould raised $17,015 for his campaign fund. His top three contributors are listed below.

Donor Amount
Salt River Project $1,100
Arizona Association of Realtors $1,100
Arizona Medical Association $400


Goldwater Institute

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.[11]


Gould received a score of 74 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Gould’s 74 in 2012 was tied for the 2nd highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[11]


Ron and his wife, Janice, have three children.

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Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Olivia Cajero Bedford (D)