|Arizona House of Representatives District 22|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|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|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lovas served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Insurance and Retirement|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lovas served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Higher Education, Innovation and Reform|
Lovas's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Arizona should be the best place in America to do business
- Excerpt: "With abundant sunshine and plentiful natural resources, we have advantages unmatched by other states. I support tax cuts to stimulate the economy, but tax cuts alone aren’t enough. "
- Government is too big and too expansive
- Excerpt: "Government needs to be leaner and focus on core functions. We need to take a look at all programs to reduce redundancies. Part of cutting government includes reducing long-term debt commitments and reforming our pension system. More cuts may be needed to bring Arizona back to optimal fiscal health."
- We need to protect and promote conservative values
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life. I support full enforcement of our immigration laws. I am pro-second amendment and support gun rights."
- We need long-term tax reform in Arizona
- Excerpt: "The majority of our tax base comes from sales and property taxes, putting an undue burden on those with fixed incomes. We need to look at creative tax reform policies to reduce that burden."
- Education is the future
- Excerpt: "To be economically competitive, Arizona must give our children the best educational opportunities possible. I favor policies which will reduce bureaucracy, expand voucher opportunities, and shift more money into the classroom without raising taxes."
Lovas won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 22. He and David Livingston defeated Jeanette Dubreil in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Phil Lovas Incumbent||49.3%||58,700|
|Independent||Pat White (Write-in)||0.2%||261|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Phil Lovas Incumbent||42.6%||16,727|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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.
Lovas 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. He did not receive a score in 2011 because he did not take office until 2012. Lovas’s 67 in 2012 was the 15th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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- Landmark reforms for officials' retirement plan sent to Gov. Brewer - newszap.com
- Arizona pensions not easily reined in - Tucson Citizen
- Arizona pensions not easily reined in - AZCentral.com - azcentral
- Measure encourages shopping around for health procedures - Douglas Daily Dispatch
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- Campaign website
- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Phil Lovas
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- ↑ Arizona House of Representatives member list
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
|Arizona State House District 22
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State House District 4
| Succeeded by|