Victoria Steele

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Victoria Steele
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Arizona House of Representatives District 9
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
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 limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Victoria Steele is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Retirement


Campaign themes


Steele's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "When Representative Steele learned that more than 6,500 child abuse cases reported to CPS had been ignored she responded immediately, calling for an emergency special legislative session to take the necessary action to protect our most vulnerable children."


  • Excerpt: "Representative Steele is strongly focused on creating a true and sustainable economy for Arizona, one that keeps our state on track with effective and lasting resolutions to the issues facing our state today and in the future."


  • Excerpt: "From potholes to public transportation and ports of entry, as the ranking Democrat on the State House Transportation Committee, Representative Steele continues to promote the development of a healthy transportation infrastructure in order to build and grow Arizona’s economy."


  • Excerpt: "Victoria is fiercely dedicated to preserving our world-renowned environment through the use of alternative and renewable energy. She continues to fight for these valuable assets that draw tourists and businesses alike to our high quality of life."

Civil Rights

  • Excerpt: "Representative Steele believes that rights and equality for all individuals have come too far to ever consider going back. She is taking on the multi-faceted challenges of defending women’s rights, pay equity for all workers, marriage equality, and every Arizonan’s right to vote."


Steele's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • My top priority is creating higher paying jobs in a sustainable economy.
Excerpt: "Most of us still believe in the American dream. We believe that if you work hard, you can raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and set aside money for retirement. That dream has faded for Arizonans. Hard work no longer brings the assurance of success it once did. There is a need for a renewal of fairness and balance."
  • Investing in education gives us a competitive edge that is so critical to our future.
Excerpt: "Arizona’s public education system needs to become one of the best in the nation to ensure Arizona’s place in the world economy. The education of our children is one of the most important issues facing Arizona. However, instead of making education a top priority, the current out of balance legislature has focused on allowing guns on school campuses and creating Bible classes, while banning ethnic studies."
  • Preserving Arizona’s spectacular beauty is not only an inherent part of our tradition, it is critical for our economy.
Excerpt: "Many of our hard-won environmental protections have been and continue to be destroyed. We must protect our precious water resources and help make Arizona a world leader in renewable energy and sustainability."
  • Arizonans deserve access to affordable health care including mental health and reproductive health services.
Excerpt: "Our current Republican-controlled legislature has systematically dismantled access to affordable health care and declared war on women’s health, endangering their lives and setting the quality of health care back to the 1950s."



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives 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 Victoria Steele and Randall Friese were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ethan Orr was unopposed in the Republican primary. Steele and Friese defeated Orr in the general election. Orr's candidacy was challenged prior to the Republican primary.[3][4][5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVictoria Steele Incumbent 33.6% 33,425
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Friese 33.3% 33,059
     Republican Ethan Orr Incumbent 33.1% 32,928
Total Votes 99,412


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Steele won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 9. She and Mohur Sidhwa defeated Dustin Cox in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. SShe won the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEthan Orr 35.1% 44,609
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVictoria Steele 33.5% 42,626
     Democratic Mohur Sarah Sidhwa 31.5% 40,034
Total Votes 127,269
Arizona House of Representatives, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVictoria Steele 35.7% 11,661
Green check mark transparent.pngMohur Sidhwa 35.2% 11,490
Dustin Cox 29.1% 9,500
Total Votes 32,651

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steele is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Steele raised a total of $44,345 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[9]

Victoria Steele's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 9 Won $44,345
Grand Total Raised $44,345


Steele won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steele raised a total of $44,345.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Victoria Steele's campaign in 2012
Steele, Victoria$11,503
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona$1,736
Arizona List$1,600
Arizona Education Association$1,000
Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce$500
Total Raised in 2012$44,345
Source:Follow the Money



A full list of endorsements can be found on Steele's campaign website. Steele received endorsements from:[10]

  • AFL–CIO: The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations National trade union
  • Arizona Women’s Political Caucus: Arizona Affiliate of the National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Arizona List
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA)
  • Progressive Majority
  • Arizona Education Association
  • AZ Fraternal Order of Police
  • Communications Workers of American – Arizona Council

  • Arizona Nurses Association
  • Las Adelitas Arizona
  • Arizona N.O.W.
  • Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Tucson Metro Chamber
  • National Association of Social Workers – Arizona Chapter
  • Arizona Technology Council
  • Arizona League of Conservation Voters
  • Arizona Construction Association
  • Humane Voters of Arizona


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

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In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[11]

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.


In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[11]

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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