|Arizona State Senate District 11|
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Leff earned her B.A. from Boston University in 1969. She went on to receive her M.S. in Social Work from Simmons College in 1971.
After earning her degree, Leff worked as a Medical Social Worker for the Veterans Administrator from 1971 to 1975. She later worked as a Community College Instructor for Glendale Community College from 1986 to 1988. In 1985 she became the owner of a small business, Scottsdale Sports Center. She worked in this position until 1989.
Leff's political career began with her volunteer work for the Joh Kyl Senate Campaign. She later served as a representative on the Arizona State House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002.
Leff was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Arizona's term limits.
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. Leff raised $131,383 for her campaign fund.
|Arizona State Senate, District 11|
|Barbara Leff (R)||43,702|
|Ann Wallack (D)||36,376|
In 2008 Leff raised $131,383 for her campaign donations. Her top five donors are listed below.
|Home Builders Association of Central Arizona||$700|
|Arizona Association of Realtors||$500|
|Arizona Medical Association||$500|
|Arizona Dental Association||$500|
|Salt River Project||$500|
Leff served on the following committees:
- Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Arizona Senate Chairperson
- Finance Committee, Arizona Senate Vice Cahirperson
- Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee, Arizona Senate
See Barbara Leff's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.
Barbara and her husband Edmund have two children.
- Official Arizona State Senate website of Senator Barbara Leff
- Campaign Contributions: 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996
- Sen. Leff on State Surge
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