Nancy K. Barto
|Nancy K. Barto|
|Arizona State Senate District 15|
|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|
|High school||Arcadia High School|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
Barto was previously a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate. She was elected in 2010 and represented the 7th district until 2012. She is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving the 7th District from her appointment in February 2006 to 2011.
Barto is a homemaker and public policy advocate, and a member of the Pureheart Christian Fellowship.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barto served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Elections, Vice Chair|
|• Health and Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barto served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform, Chair|
|• Public Safety and Human Services|
Barto's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2150 - animals; fighting.
- HB 2279 - state debt; expenditures; report
- HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
- HB 2426 - enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
|Arizona State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Nancy Barto Incumbent||73.1%||58,213|
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010
Barto was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010. She instead ran for the district 7 seat in the Alabama State Senate. She won the August 24 primary and defeated Democrat Eric Shelley in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona State Senate, District 7 General Election (2010)|
|Nancy Barto (R)||41,849|
|Eric Shelley (D)||20,441|
|Arizona State Senate, District 7 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Nancy K. Barto (R)||9,795|
|Ray Barnes (R)||6,985|
|Bob Green (R)||3,015|
|Brad Buch (R)||1,401|
Barto's website lists the following issues:
- Building a strong economy
- Excerpt: "Low tax environments facilitate a healthy economy. Businesses are attracted to them and families keep and invest more of their hard-earned money. As a result, revenues increase and government is able to fulfill its core obligations to the public."
- Education excellence
- Excerpt: "The dynamic and competitive workplace our children face tomorrow demands bold education reforms now. The status quo is no longer acceptable because the future won’t wait."
- Protecting life
- Excerpt: "An outspoken advocate for the right to life, Nancy is committed to protecting the most vulnerable at every stage of life."
- Protecting marriage
- Excerpt: "Government promotion of unions other than the traditional definition of marriage undermines the unique roles of men and women within the family."
- Securing our borders
- Excerpt: "The Federal government has failed us by not securing our borders and addressing both the causes of illegal immigration and its effects upon our state. Nancy believes our government has a moral obligation to the citizens of Arizona to solve this problem. "
- Transforming healthcare in Arizona
- Excerpt: "Healthcare ownership for all Arizonans is possible through important insurance tax and regulation reform & true cost transparency."
- Protecting your 2nd Amendment rights
- Excerpt: "Nancy believes it is your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms."
Barto raised $34,730 for the campaign, Barnes raised $24,372, Lunn raised $38,094, and Iannuzo raised $401.
|Arizona State House, District 7 (2008)|
|Ray Barnes (R)||40,471|
|Nancy Barto (R)||46,854|
|Jeanne Lunn (D)||31,753|
|James Iannuzo (Lib)||8,966|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Barto raised $53,658 in contributions. 
Her three largest contributors were:
|Arizona Dental Association||$1,664|
|Arizona Association Of Realtors||$1,250|
Below are Barto's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|AZ Multi-Housing Assoc||$500|
|AZ Medical Assoc||$400|
|Michael Preston Green||$400|
|Gretchen N Jacobs||$500|
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.
Barto received a score of 67 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 4 more than her score on the 2011 report card. Barto’s 67 in 2012 was the 10th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.
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- Brewer signs bills addressing foster placements, playground injuries - East Valley Tribune
- Hospital costs bill revived with some changes - Yuma Sun
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Barto and her husband Joseph has three children.
- Nancy Barto's personal website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Nancy Barto on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Barto
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ Nancy Barto's campaign website, Issues
- ↑ 2008 general election results, Arizona
- ↑ Arizona House spending, 2008
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
David M. Lujan (D)
|Arizona State Senate District 15
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
Jack C. Jackson, Jr. (D)
|Arizona State House District 7
| Succeeded by|