Steve Farley

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Steve Farley
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Arizona State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives
2010-2012
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
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 28
2007-2013
Education
Bachelor'sWilliams College, 1985
Personal
BirthdayDecember 24, 1962
Place of birthUpland, CA
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve Farley (b. December 24, 1962) is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Farley served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 28 from 2007 to 2013 where he served as Minority Leader.

Biography

Farley's professional experience includes working as a roster artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and owner of Steve Farley Design.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Senate Ethics
Finance
Government and Environment
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Farley's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
  • HB 2150 - animals; fighting.
  • HB 2191 - cellular telephones; use while driving
  • HB 2492 - text messaging while driving; prohibition

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

Political courage test

Farley 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. When asked his legislative priorities he responded:

  • 1) Strengthen and achieve energy independence by making the economy Arizona the Saudi Arabia of solar energy
  • 2) Create universal health insurance through individual mandates (not business mandates) and programs to make health insurance affordable to all
  • 3) Build alternative systems of public transportation to give Arizonans real alternatives to the high gas prices.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Steve Farley was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Farley won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 9. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Farley 55.7% 49,818
     Republican Tyler Mott 44.3% 39,562
Total Votes 89,380

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Farley won re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. He and Bruce Wheeler defeated Ted Prezelski, Mohur Sidhwa, and Tim Sultan in the August 24 primary election. They then defeated Republican Ken Smalley in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Wheeler (D) 29,073
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Farley (D) 29,041
Ken Smalley (R) 20,508
Arizona House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Farley (D) 9,172
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Wheeler (D) 5,607
Mohur Sidhwa (D) 5,129
Tim Sultan (D) 3,814
Ted Prezelski (D) 2,515

2008

On November 4, 2008, Farley and David Bradley were elected to the 28th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[9]

Farley raised $2,680 for the campaign and Bradley raised $12,463.[10]

Arizona State House, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Farley (D) 44,121
Green check mark transparent.png David Bradley (D) 43,845

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Farley is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Farley raised a total of $167,099 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[11]

Steve Farley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 9 Won $80,275
2010 Arizona State House, District 28 Won $51,552
2008 Arizona State House, District 28 Won $2,680
2006 Arizona State House, District 28 Won $32,592
Grand Total Raised $167,099

2012

Farley won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Farley raised a total of $80,275.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Farley's campaign in 2012
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona$2,160
Arizona Association of Realtors$1,250
Arizona Education Association$1,000
Salt River Project$1,000
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants$884
Total Raised in 2012$80,275
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Farley won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Farley raised a total of $51,552.

2008

Farley won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Farley raised a total of $2,680.

2006

Farley won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Farley raised a total of $32,592.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arizona

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[12]

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.[12]

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.

Personal

Farley and his wife Kelly Paisley have two children.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Central-City Blenman Elm Neighborhood Association, Democrats of Greater of Tucson, Democratic Nucleus Club, Social Activism Committee of Grace Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Stonewall Democrats and the Transit on the Move Community Liaison Group.[13]

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Preceded by
Rick Murphy (R)
Arizona State Senate District 9
2013–present
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Arizona House District 28
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