|Arizona House of Representatives District 19|
|January 7, 2013-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|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|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserves|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cardenas served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs|
|• Ways and Means|
Cardenas's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Using our budget surplus to restore funding to schools and universities, ensuring our kids have a better chance of succeeding"
- Excerpt: "Change the emphasis from offering tax breaks to out of state businesses and allow local businesses the first chance to obtain financial incentives "
- Safety and Health
- Excerpt: "Refuse to allow budget cuts to Child Protective Services to protect our kids"
- Excerpt: "Form partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs and organizations such as the VFW to reduce the high number of disability claims "
Cardenas won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 19. He and Lupe Contreras defeated Bryan Kilgore, and Lorenzo Sierra in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Lupe Chavira Contreras||50.7%||23,674|
|Democratic||Mark A. Candenas||49.3%||23,007|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Cardenas received endorsements from:
- City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
- State house Minority Leader Chad Campbell (District 14)
- State house Minority Whip Anna Tovar (District 13)
- State representative Martin Quezada (District 13)
- State representative Ruben Gallego (District 16)
- State representative Katie Hobbs (District 15)
- Former state senator Kyrsten Sinema (District 15)
- U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva
- City of Phoenix Councilmember Michael Nowakowski
- City of Phoenix Councilmember Daniel Valenzuela
- City of Phoenix Councilmember Bill Gates
- Mayor of Tolleson Adolfo Gamez
- City of Tolleson Councilmember Juan F. Rodriguez
- City of Tolleson Councilmember Diego Espinoza
- City of Tolleson Councilmember Clorinda Erives
- United Food and Commerical Workers Local 99
- Daniel Ortega Jr. - Attorney
- Avondale Elementary School District Boardmember Roy Garza
- Alhambra Elementary School District Boardmember Adam Lopez Falk
- Arizona Education Association
- Sheet Metal Workers Local 359
- United Transportation Union
- Planned Parenthood
- Communication Workers of America - Arizona Council
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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- DCCC Fundraising: $5.4 Million In April - Huffington Post
- Military veteran lawmakers put duty before partisanship - Arizona Republic
- South Carolina Election Results 2013: Mark Sanford Wins First District Race - Huffington Post
- Law will apply military experience to professional licenses - Arizona Capitol Times
- Obama: FAA Furlough Legislation 'A Band-Aid,' Budget Conflicts Still Abound - Huffington Post
- IMMIGRATION MARKUP Two dozen conservatives back reform PEREZ ... - Politico (blog)
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