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Lynne Pancrazi

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Lynne Pancrazi
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Arizona State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Senate Assistant Minority Leader
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 24
2007-2013
Education
Bachelor'sPoint Loma Nazarene College
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lynne Pancrazi is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

On October 29, 2013, Pancrazi was elected to replace Linda Lopez as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader. Lopez voluntarily resigned the post in order to focus on new job responsibilities.[1]

Pancrazi served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Pancrazi's professional experience includes working as a substitute teacher at Yuma Elementary School District Number 1.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pancrazi served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs
Public Safety
Budget
Capital Review

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pancrazi served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pancrazi served on these committees:

Issues

Senate Democratic leadership change-up

In an 8-5 vote on October 29, 2013, Senate Democrats ousted Leah Landrum Taylor as minority leader in favor of Anna Tovar, who had served as State Senate Minority Whip during the 2013 legislative session. The leadership change-up drew a heated reaction from several party members with Sens. Taylor, Linda Lopez, David Bradley, Olivia Cajero Bedford and Barbara McGuire reportedly storming from the room following the vote. The eight remaining caucus members then picked Pancrazi to serve as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader and Steve Gallardo as State Senate Minority Whip. Following the meeting, Taylor — who is exploring a bid for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014 — expressed shock over her removal. The caucus had met with the purpose of replacing Lopez, who resigned her post as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader in order to focus on new job responsibilities. Taylor said the caucus had no cause to remove her from the minority leader position, adding that the vote was “the most blatant, racist, disrespectful move I’ve ever seen in my life.” According to Gallardo, who opened up the floor to elect a new minority leader, the decision wasn't personal, ."..it was just about the caucus wanting to go in a different direction." Tovar refuted Taylor's comments about the vote being over race. “I feel sorry she feels that way, because that is definitely not the case. If you look at me I’m a female and I’m a minority as well, and that was not the issue,” she said. According to reports, party members had called into question Taylor's effectiveness as a party leader while running for statewide office.[2][1][3]

Pancrazi's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2150 - animals; fighting.
  • HB 2504 - school districts; state mandates; funding
  • HB 2521 - university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition
  • HB 2529 - energy policy study committee

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

Campaign themes

In an interview with The Yuma Sun in January 2012, Pancrazi described herself as focused on small business and education.[4]

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

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.[5]

2012

Pancrazi received a score of 41 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 11 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Pancrazi’s 41 in 2012 was the 46th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Pancrazi won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 4. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

After redistricting, Pancrazi announced her bid for the new 4th District state Senate seat in January 2012, admitting that she wanted to announce prior to current senator Don Shooter of Yuma, whose district was split into the new 4th and 13th Districts.[4] Shooter has since opted to run for Senate in the 13th District.[8]

Arizona State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynne Pancrazi 100% 29,823
Total Votes 29,823

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pancrazi won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. She and John Weil faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. She and incumbent Republican Russell Jones defeated John Weil in the November 2 general election.[9]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Russell Jones (R) 19,226
Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Pancrazi (D) 15,298
John Weil (D) 13,146

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pancrazi and Russell Jones were elected to the 24th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Theresa Ulmer (D).[10]

Pancrazi raised $62,135 for the campaign, Jones raised $71,889, and Ulmer raised $40,421.[11]

Arizona State House, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Pancrazi (D) 22,680
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Jones (R) 21,197
Theresa Ulmer (D) 18,767

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pancrazi is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Pancrazi raised a total of $157,155 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[12]

Lynne Pancrazi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 4 Won $19,683
2010 Arizona State House, District 24 Won $39,418
2008 Arizona State House, District 24 Won $62,135
2006 Arizona State House, District 24 Won $35,919
Grand Total Raised $157,155

2012

Pancrazi won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $19,683.

2010

Pancrazi won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $39,418.

2008

Pancrazi won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $62,135.

2006

Pancrazi won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Pancrazi raised a total of $35,919.

Personal

Pancrazi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, National Education Association, Yuma Association of Realtors, and former President of the Yuma Elementary Education Association.[13]

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