|Arizona State Senate District 6|
|January 7, 2013-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona House of Representatives District 5|
|Bachelor's||University of Arizona|
Crandell is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 5 from January 10, 2011 to 2013.
Crandell attended Mesa Community College for two years. He then transferred to the University of Arizona, where he received a BS in Agriculture Education.
After school, Crandell began working as a public school teacher. His first job was at Westwood High School in 1972, where he taught Vocational Agriculture. He then spent the following 30 years in the field of education. Crandell is currently assistant superintendent for the Joint Technological Educatoin District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Crandell served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Government and Environment|
|• Natural Resources and Rural Affairs|
|• Public Safety, Chair|
|• Audit, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crandell served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Water, Vice Chair|
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
The demographic characteristics of the state combined with Democratic candidate Tom Chabin's personal ties to the area have led some to suggest that this race will be one of the most competitive state senate races in Arizona.
|Arizona State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)|
|Brenda Barton (R)||32,884|
|Chester Crandell (R)||30,890|
|Bill Shumway (D)||17,478|
|Prescott Winslow (D)||15,489|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Brenda Barton (R)||10,696|
|Chester Crandell (R)||9,311|
|Keith Alexander (R)||7,541|
Comprehensive donor information for Crandell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Crandell raised a total of $70,593 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Chester Crandell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State Senate, District 6||$33,217|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 5||$37,376|
|Grand Total Raised||$70,593|
Crandell won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crandell raised a total of $33,217.
|Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chester Crandell's campaign in 2012|
|Groseta, P Andrew||$150|
|Aja, Basilio F||$150|
|Total Raised in 2012||$33,217|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Crandell won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Crandell raised a total of $37,376.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chester Crandell's campaign in 2010|
|Crandell, Chester J||$200|
|Waldo, Charles R||$140|
|Barnes Jr, Stan O||$140|
|Total Raised in 2010||$37,376|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Crandell has a wife, Alice.
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.
Crandell received a score of 65 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Crandell’s 65 in 2012 was tied for the 16th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Chester + Crandell + Arizona + House"
- Bills for religious groups advance in Senate - TriValley Central
- Arizona Senate advances bills for religious groups - NECN
- Senate OKs ban on vehicle laws on federal land - KTAR.com
- AZ budget brokers working behind closed doors - KPHO Phoenix
- Governor Vetoes Crandell'S Gold Bill - Payson Roundup
- Crandell bill challenges federal actions - Verde Independent
- Ahcccs Plan Triggers Republican Civil War - Payson Roundup
- Arizona Silver & Gold Bill Passes State Senate - Huffington Post
- House OKs bill barring OHV enforcement on fed land - Sahuarita Sun
- Some States Adding Gold and Silver to Legal Currency - Governing (blog)
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- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- ↑ Payson Roundup, "State senate race offers contrasts," February 28, 2012
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Crandell, Chester," accessed May 22, 2013
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
Lori Klein (R)
|Arizona State Senate District 6
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|Arizona House, District 5
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