|Arizona House of Representatives District 3|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|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|
|Bachelor's||University of Arizona, 1965|
|Master's||University of Arizona, 1967|
|Other||Ed.D, University of Arizona, 1972|
|Profession||Director, Guadalajara Summer School, University of Arizona|
Saldate represented the 27th district of the Arizona House of Representatives from January 10, 2011 to 2013.
Saldate earned his BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona in 1965. He went on to receive his master's degree in Special Education/Visually Handicapped in 1967. He then earned his Ed.D in Special Education Administration from the University of Arizona in 1972.
Saldate has been employed by the University of Arizona in multiple positions since 1972. He is currently employed as director of the Guadalajara Summer School for the University of Arizona and has been since 1989.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Saldate served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy, Environment and Natural Resources|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|• Transportation between Sonora, Mexico and Arizona|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Saldate served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Natural Resources|
|• Higher Education, Innovation and Reform|
Saldate won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 3. He and incumbent Sally Ann Gonzales ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sally Ann Gonzalez Incumbent||53.9%||35,795|
|Democratic||Macario Saldate Incumbent||46.1%||30,662|
Saldate and Sally Ann Gonzales defeated Eric Carbajal Bustamante, Dustin Cox, Bob Gilby, Sami Hamed, and John Bernal in the August 24 primary. They then defeated Republican Robert I. Compton, Green Party candidate Kent Solberg, and Independent Gene Chewning in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 27 General Election (2010)|
|Sally Ann Gonzales (D)||23,623|
|Macario Saldate (D)||22,791|
|Robert I. Compton (R)||14,266|
|Kent Solberg (G)||5,778|
|Gene Chewning (I)||4,526|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Saldate raised $38,397 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $35,798 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.
Saldate received a score of 38 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 8 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Saldate’s 38 in 2012 was tied for the 52nd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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- 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 3
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|Arizona House, District 27
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