|Arizona House of Representatives District 17|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Speaker Pro Tempore, Arizona House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|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 21|
|Master's||University of Phoenix, 2006|
|Place of birth||Tampa, FL|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Mesnard earned his bachelor's degree in Music Composition from Arizona State University in 2002. He went on to receive his MA in Business from the University of Phoenix in 2006. He also earned an MA in Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management the same year.
Mesnard was a policy advisor for the Arizona State Senate from 2002 to 2009. He has been owner/partner of JPSB Dream Team Limited Liability Corporation since 2005. He has also worked as a member of the adjunct faculty for Mesa Community College since 2006. Mesnard has been employed by All Star Trans Limited Liability Corporation since 2008 as well. He is currently a small business owner.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mesnard served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
|• Income Tax Credit Review, Co-Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mesnard served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce, Vice Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
Mesnard won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 17. He and incumbent Tom Forese ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)|
|Tom Forese (R)||42,523|
|J.D. Mesnard (R)||39,891|
|Linda J. Macias (G)||17,181|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 21 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Tom Forese (R)||12,253|
|J.D. Mesnard (R)||12,028|
|Venessa Whitener (R)||10,147|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Mesnard raised $29,556 in contributions. 
No contributions to his campaign were for $1,000 or more.
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.
Mesnard 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 2 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Mesnard’s 65 in 2012 was tied for the 16th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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- Bipartisan Senate passes budget, AHCCCS expansion - Arizona Capitol Times
- Chandler Councilman Weninger considers run for Arizona Legislature - Arizona Republic
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- J.D. Mesnard's campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
|Arizona House, District 17
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|Arizona House, District 21
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