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Meg Burton Cahill

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Meg Burton Cahill
Arizona State Senate District 17
Former member
Term in office began
January 2007
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Ceramics artist
Meg Burton Cahill (b. March 8, 1954) was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 17 from 2007 to 2011. She served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2000 to 2007.


Cahill earned her B.F.A. from Arizona State University in 1976 and her M.P.A. from Arizona State University in 1998. Her professional experience includes working as a ceramics instructor for the City of Tempe, ceramic artist at the O'Bair Studio, ceramics instructor for the City of Scottsdale, Information Officer for the Arizona State Senate, intern at the Arizona Commission on the Arts, ceramic artist for Tir na nog Studio and field instructor for the Arizona State University School of Public Programs School of Social Work.

Committee Membership

Cahill served on the following committees:


See Meg Burton Cahill's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.



Cahill was eligible, but did not seek re-election in 2010.


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2008

In 2008 Cahill was elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 17 a year after being appointed to the position. She finished with 35,720 votes while her opponent Jesse Hernandez finished with 22,303 votes.[1] Cahill raised $13,236 for her campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Meg Burton Cahill (D) 35,720
Jesse Hernandez (R) 22,303

Campaign donors


In 2008 Cahill raised $13,236 in campaign donations. $12,091 of that was public funds.[2]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $12,091

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Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
David Schapira