|Arizona House of Representatives District 29|
|Minority Whip, Arizona State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Albion College, 1999|
|M.D.||Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2003|
|Date of birth||June 6, 1977|
|Place of birth||Midland, MI|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Heinz's professional experience includes working as a physician at the Tucson Medical Center.
He is a member of the Democrats of Greater Tucson, Equality Arizona, Executive Committee of the Healthy Arizona Initiative, Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats, American Medical Association, Arizona Medical Association and Pima County Medical Society.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heinz served on these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Health and Human Services Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heinz served on these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Public Employees, Retirement and Entitlement Reform Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Heinz's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2219 - legislators; disclosure of interest
- HB 2519 - pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
- HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
- HB 2544 - schools; sex education
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
Heinz's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Regardless of the verdict in Supreme Court case over the Affordable Healthcare Act, improving the health care system will always be at the top of the legislative agenda. With the number of uninsured and uninsurable in the private market, physicians and healthcare providers are best equipped to inform the process."
- Excerpt: "Matt Heinz has seen first-hand how Southern Arizona has suffered through this recession. Any jobs strategy will need strong partnerships among businesses, labor, and elected leaders. Matt Heinz’s proven record of problem-solving as both a doctor and constructive bipartisan leader in the statehouse will enable him to get things done for Southern Arizona."
- Border Security
- Excerpt: "A lack of legal channels for entry, a booming drug trade and the impossibility of creating a physical barrier between Arizona and Mexico necessitate new approaches to immigration issues that recognize that this is a bi-partisan issue of law enforcement."
- Excerpt: "I will work to ensure sufficient and equitable funding for our schools. We need to reverse the damage of the 10’s of billions of dollars in reductions the GOP has implemented in education funding, as well as the $2.2 billion cuts at the state level. While government needs to be trimmed, current austerity measures ensure a poorly prepared and under-educated workforce, reducing our ability to compete in an increasingly level global economy."
- Veterans and Military Personnel
- Excerpt: "We need to protect our military installations that are vital both to the local economy and national security. Davis Monthan's airforce assets have proven invaluable in our national defense over the last decade and the Army Intelligence School at Ft. Huachuca is needed more than ever as we enter into an era of warfare where our enemies are often not states but decentralized, secret organizations that conventional forces alone cannot defeat."
Heinz won re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. He and Daniel Patterson faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. They defeated Republican Pat Kilburn in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 29 General Election (2010)|
|Daniel Patterson (D)||18,326|
|Matt Heinz (D)||17,227|
|Pat Kilburn (R)||14,338|
Heinz raised $36,136 for the campaign, Patterson raised $36,151, Kilburn raised $23,741, and Ciscomani raised $17,157.
|Arizona State House, District 29 (2008)|
|Matt Heinz (D)||24,898|
|Daniel Patterson (D)||25,684|
|Pat Kilburn (R)||15,344|
|Juan Ciscomani (R)||11,960|
|Matt Heinz (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 19, 2012||$0||$102,030||$(24,993.91)||$77,036.09|
|July Quarterly||July 13, 2012||$77,036.09||$33,755||$(68,527.41)||$42,263.68|
|Pre-Primary||August 16, 2012||$42,263.68||$42,066.89||$(85,421.17)||$-1,090.60|
In 2010, Heinz raised $55,755 in contributions.
His two largest contributors were:
|United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99||$1,664|
|Arizona Association Of Realtors||$1,664|
|Arizona Medical Association||$1,500|
Below are Heinz's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|James B Angel||$130|
|Nathan J Kunz||$130|
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.
Heinz received a score of 40 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 8 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Heinz’s 40 in 2012 was tied for the 47th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Matt + Heinz + Arizona + House" Matt Heinz News Feed
- Arizona State Legislature
- Arizona House of Representatives
- Arizona House Committees
- Arizona state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Arizona Legislative - Matthew Heinz
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Facebook page
- Matt Heinz on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed November 24, 2014
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," August 28, 2012
- Associated Press, "Primary results," August 28, 2012
- Governing.com, "State Lawmakers Emerge For Gifford’s Arizona Seat," February 7, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Arizona House spending, 2008," accessed April 7, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Matt Heinz's Summary Report," accessed August 23, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Matt Heinz April Quarterly," accessed August 23, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Matt Heinz July Quarterly," accessed August 23, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Matt Heinz Pre-Primary," accessed August 23, 2012
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Goldwater Institute, "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
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