Barbara Leff

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Barbara Leff
Arizona State Senate District 11
Former member
Term in office began
January 2003
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Senator
Barbara Leff (b. May 14, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Arizona State Senate. She represented the 11th District from 2003 to 2011. She served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002.


Leff earned her B.A. from Boston University in 1969 and her M.S. in Social Work from Simmons College in 1971. Her professional experience includes working as a Medical Social Worker for the Veterans Administrator from 1971 to 1975, Community College Instructor for Glendale Community College from 1986 to 1988 and owning Scottsdale Sports Center.

Committee assignments

Leff served on the following committees:


See Barbara Leff's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Leff was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Arizona's term limits.


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2008

In 2008, Leff was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 11. She finished with 43,702 votes while her opponent Ann Wallack finished with 36,376 votes.[1] Leff raised $131,383 for her campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 11
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Leff (R) 43,702
Ann Wallack (D) 36,376

Campaign donors


In 2008, Leff raised $131,383 for her campaign donations. Her top five donors are listed below.[2]

Donor Amount
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona $700
Arizona Association of Realtors $500
Arizona Medical Association $500
Arizona Dental Association $500
Salt River Project $500


Barbara and her husband, Edmund, have two children.

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Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Adam Driggs