|Arizona State Senate District 30|
|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|
|Arizona State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Notre Dame|
Meza previously was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate. He was elected in 2010 and represented the 14th district until 2013. He is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 14th District from 2003 to 2011.
Meza earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame. He has been employed as a banker. He has also worked as business development director for AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute+.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Meza served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Energy and Military|
|• DES Block Grants|
|• Homeland Security|
|• Transportation between Sonora, Mexico and Arizona|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meza served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty|
|• Commerce and Energy|
|• Economic Development and Jobs Creation|
Meza's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
- HB 2507 - enhanced driver licenses; border travel
- HB 2544 - schools; sex education
- HB 2606 - civil rights; discrimination; employment
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
Meza won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 30. He defeated Raquel Teran in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Robert Meza Incumbent||100%||27,485|
|Arizona State Senate, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Robert Meza Incumbent||50.7%||4,268|
Meza was ineligilbe to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives. He instead ran for election to the district 14 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He won in the November 2 general election, unopposed.
Meza raised $65,496 for the campaign and Campbell raised $14,341.
|Arizona State House, District 14 (2008)|
|Robert Meza (D)||13,644|
|Chad Campbell (D)||12,336|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Meza raised $71,905 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99 which donated $1,600 to his campaign.
Below are Meza's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Arizona Dental Assoc||$1,500|
|Arizona Multi-Housing Assoc||$796|
|Phoenix Fire Fighters Local 493||$608|
|Salt River Project||$600|
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.
Meza received a score of 42 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 10 more than his score on the 2011 report card. Meza’s 42 in 2012 was tied for the 23rd highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.
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- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Twitter feed
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2008 general election results, Arizona
- ↑ Arizona House spending, 2008
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
Frank Antenori (R)
|Arizona State Senate District 30
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State Senate District 14
| Succeeded by|
Gail Griffin (R)
|Arizona State House District 14
| Succeeded by|