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Liz Vazquez

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Liz Vazquez
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Alaska House of Representatives, District 22
Incumbent
In office
January 26, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 22, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Liz Vazquez is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Vazquez served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2015
Education
Health & Social Services, Vice-chair
State Affairs
Energy, Chair

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Vazquez's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Economy

  • Excerpt: "Create a competitive economic climate to sustain Alaskans for years to come."
  • Excerpt: "Encourage resource development."
  • Excerpt: "Construction and maintenance of infrastructure that will lead to future economic prosperity."
  • Excerpt: "Economic diversification."
  • Excerpt: "Repair & good maintenance of roads."
  • Excerpt: "Reliable & affordable energy."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Support educational alternatives, including vocational."
  • Excerpt: "Expand the availability of programs that have waiting lists."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Hold the line and provide greater incentives to reduce state spending."
  • Excerpt: "Increase rewards for employees that suggest lower costs and increase efficiencies."

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Marty M. McGee was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Liz Vazquez defeated Sherri R. Jackson in the Republican primary. Vazquez defeated McGee and David Nees (R write-in) in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLiz Vazquez 56.6% 4,143
     Democratic Marty M. McGee 42.9% 3,138
     Republican David Nees (Write-in) 0.5% 36
Total Votes 7,317
Alaska House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLiz Vazquez 52.5% 1,694
Sherri Jackson 47.5% 1,532
Total Votes 3,226

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Vazquez ran in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 10 (J). She was defeated by Bob Bell in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[6][7]

Alaska State Senate, District 10 (J) Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Bell 60.5% 2,622
Liz Vazquez 39.5% 1,710
Total Votes 4,332

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Tuck (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 22
2015–present
Succeeded by
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