Victoria Steele

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Victoria Steele
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Arizona House of Representatives District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
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
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Health
Insurance and Retirement
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • 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."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election 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 are unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ethan Orr is unopposed in the Republican primary, but his nomination petition has been challenged.[2][3]

2012

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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

2012

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

Endorsements

2012

A full list of endorsements can be found on Steele's campaign website. Steele received endorsements from:[7]

  • 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

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.[8]

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[8]

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