Christopher Deschene

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Christopher Deschene
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Arizona House of Representatives District 2
Former member
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Christopher Deschene is a former Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District from 2009 to 2011.


Deschene earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1993, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005 and his J.D. from Arizona State University in 2005. His professional experience includes working as a Military Research Engineer at the National Laboratory in Livermore, California and Tribal Energy Attorney/Co-Founder of the Schaff and Clark Deschene, Limited Liability Company.

Committee assignments


Deschene's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2293 - teacher loan program; geographic shortages
  • HB 2337 - energy standards; buildings; contracting
  • HB 2469 - aggressive dogs; muzzles
  • HB 2529 - energy policy study committee

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Deschene was eligible but did not seek re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. Instead, he ran for Arizona Secretary of State. He lost in the Democratic primary to Sam Wercinski.

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Chris Deschene 62.2%
     Democratic Party Sam Wercinski 36.9%
     Write-In 0.9%
Total Votes 1,564,108
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Ken Bennett 58.3%
     Democratic Party Chris Deschene 41.6%
     Write-In 0.2%
Total Votes 1,564,108


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Deschene and Tom Chabin were elected to the 2nd District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[3]

Deschene raised $22,392 for the campaign and Chabin raised $22,837.[4]

Arizona State House, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Deschene (D) 36,724
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Chabin (D) 33,211

Campaign donors


Below are Deschene's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $20,627
Patty Fergusen $130
Billy Ward $130
Greg Smith $130
Margaret M Schaff $130

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State House District 2
Succeeded by
Albert Hale