|Arizona House of Representatives District 26|
|January 10, 2011-2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Proud served on these committees:
- Education Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee, Arizona House of Representatives, Vice Chair
- Technology and Infrastructure Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Proud has been an open critic of the 2011 redistricting process, in particular of the partisan nature of the independent redistricting commission. She proposed the idea that a ballot question be held to eliminate the commission and return the map-drawing process to lawmakers. Proud also said the independent chair of the commission, Colleen Mathis, did not disclose that her husband worked for the unsuccessful re-election bid of a Democratic legislator. Proud also indicated she has not seen enough interest on the commission’s part to gather public input before creating draft maps.
State senator Ron Gould (R) suggested removing Mathis from the commission entirely. In order to do that, Governor Jan Brewer (R) would need to sign a petition and then the Senate would need to approve that petition with 2/3 vote.
In response to the criticism, advocates of the commission have criticized the move as a way to re-institute political gerrymandering of the districts or to intimidate the commissioners. Still others pointed out that the petition circulated by Proud contained factual errors -- including the year that the ballot initiative was approved. While Republicans have expressed concern that their voice will be "silenced" by the process, the commissioners themselves have maintained that they will be responsible for drawing the districts.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 26 General Election (2010)|
|Terri Proud (R)||40,247|
|Vic Williams (R)||38,180|
|Nancy Young Wright (D)||37,435|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Vic Williams (R)||15,284|
|Terri Proud (R)||11,647|
|Wade McLean (R)||9,884|
In 2010, Proud raised $33,697 in contributions.
Her largest contributor was the Saddlebrooke Republican Club 2010, which donated $1,660 to her campaign.
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.
Proud received a score of 63 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 7 lower than her score on the 2011 report card. Proud’s 63 in 2012 was tied for the 23rd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
Proud has two children.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- The Republic, "Ariz. House speaker cool to GOP's lawmaker call for asking voters to dump redistricting panel," July 13, 2011
- Ahwatukee Foothill News, "Tucson lawmaker seeks to return district-drawing power to Legislature," July 13, 2011
- Mohave Daily News, "Redistricting panel comes under fire," July 13, 2011
- Arizona Republic, "Speak out vs. legislative meddling," July 20, 2011
- The Arizona Eagletarian, "Redistricting -- latest attacks on Prop 106," July 19, 2011
- Blog for Arizona, "Terri Proud's fact-challenged petition," July 2011
- Arizona Republic, "House Speaker Andy Tobin: We're watching you," July 5, 2011
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Goldwater Institute, "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
Nancy Young Wright
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