|Arizona House of Representatives District 12|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Majority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives|
|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 22|
|Bachelor's||University of Arizona|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|J.D.||George Washington University|
|Place of birth||Gilbert, AZ|
|Profession||President/Executive Director, Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools|
Farnsworth was a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He represented the 22nd district from January 10, 2011 to 2013. He formerly served in the house from 2001 to 2008, and as majority leader from 2003 to 2004.
Farnsworth earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Arizona. He went on to receive his MBA in Finance/Investments from George Washington University. He then earned his JD from George Washington University.
Farnsworth is the former vice president/in-house counsel for a local manufacturing company. He is also a former intern for the office of Senator Orrin Hatch of the U.S. Senate. He is currently the president/executive director of Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farnsworth served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farnsworth served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Employment and Regulatory Affairs|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
Farnsworth's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Public Safety and Securing Liberties
- Excerpt: "Public safety and securing individual liberties are the primary and most important responsibilities of government."
- Private property rights
- Excerpt: "Private property rights and freedom are indelibly intertwined. We can’t diminish or lose one without diminishing or losing the other. Eddie has been a leading defender of private property rights, which include business rights. We have a right to secure our future through private property ownership with minimal government intrusion."
- Excerpt: "A good quality education is essential in preparing the next generation. Eddie believes that parents understand the needs of their children better than bureaucrats and has been a tireless proponent of education choice."
- Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "Eddie is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will continue to defend your constitutional right to keep and bear arms."
- Taxes and Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "We are all entitled to the benefit of our labors with limited and minimal governmental burdens. Therefore, government should only tax at the level that is required to perform those functions and provide those services that are 1) constitutional, 2) the proper role of government, 3) and good policy."
Farnsworth won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 12. He and Warren Petersen defeated Larry Chesley in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Eddie Farnsworth Incumbent||50.6%||53,925|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Eddie Farnsworth Incumbent||41.2%||14,816|
Farnsworth faced Paul Howell, Brett Petillo, Steve Urie, and incumbent Laurin Hendrix in the August 24 primary. Farnsworth and Urie advanced with 16,725 and 9,933 votes, respectively. Farnsworth and Urie won unopposed in the general election on November 2.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Eddie Farnsworth (R)||15,134|
|Steve Urie (R)||8,915|
|Laurin Hendrix (R)||8,431|
|Kelly Townsend (R)||4,967|
|Paul Howell (R)||3,408|
|Brett Petillo (R)||3,018|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Farnsworth raised $24,739 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $21,479 to his campaign.
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.
Farnsworth received a score of 73 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 2 points lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Farnsworth’s 73 in 2012 was the highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Eddie + Farnsworth + Arizona + House"
- Arizona House OKs religious-protection measure - AZCentral.com - Arizona Republic
- Theocracy in action: Arizona House passes bill allowing for the ability to pre ... - God Discussion (blog)
- Senate debates Brewer's plan to expand health-care program for poor - azcentral
- Divided House overhauls religious freedom bill - Arizona Capitol Times
- Filing bankruptcy? New law lets you keep more - Douglas Daily Dispatch
- Today at the Capitol - AZCentral.com - azcentral.com
- Filing bankruptcy? New law lets you keep more - Arizona Daily Star - Arizona Daily Star
- Arizona representative wants to update state's exemption laws - EIN News (press release)
- Countdown to summer: Schools completing end of year checklist - newszap.com
- Ariz. Legislature: Week in Review - Ahwatukee Foothills News
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Farnsworth and his wife Janet have seven children.
- Campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
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