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Brenda Barton
Brenda Barton.gif
Arizona House of Representatives District 6
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 5
2011-2013
Personal
Place of birthGraham County, AZ
ProfessionReal Estate Agent
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brenda Barton is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She has also served as a delegate to the Arizona State Republican Convention.

Biography

Barton attended Eastern Arizona College and graduated from the Dodie London Excellence in Public Service Series. Her professional experience includes working as a real estate agent.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barton served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Water, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barton served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

Barton's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt:"I pledge to resist legislation that increases the financial burden on the residents of Arizona during difficult economic times."
  • Excerpt:"I believe in increasing the usage of all domestic energy resources, including nuclear, natural gas, and coal as needed."
  • Excerpt:"I believe in the sovereignty and security of Arizona, and will resist measures and efforts of the federal government which encroach beyond the limits set by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States."
  • Excerpt:"In keeping with the Arizona Constitution, I pledge to maintain a balanced budget and to insure that state government lives within its means, and to resist efforts to inflate state government beyond the needs of the people of Arizona."

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

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.[2]

2012

Barton received a score of 63 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 3 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Barton’s 63 in 2012 was tied for the 23rd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barton won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 6. She and Bob Thorpe ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Thorpe 27.6% 42,675
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda Barton Incumbent 26.6% 41,122
     Democratic Angela Lefevre 23.5% 36,302
     Democratic Doug Ballard 22.2% 34,274
Total Votes 154,373

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Barton and Chester Crandell won the August 24 primary. They then defeated Democrats Bill Shumway and Prescott Winslow in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda Barton (R) 32,884
Green check mark transparent.png Chester Crandell (R) 30,890
Bill Shumway (D) 17,478
Prescott Winslow (D) 15,489
Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda Barton (R) 10,696
Green check mark transparent.png Chester Crandell (R) 9,311
Keith Alexander (R) 7,541

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Barton raised a total of $71,679 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Brenda Barton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 6 Won $32,409
2010 Arizona State House, District 5 Won $39,270
Grand Total Raised $71,679

2012

Barton won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Barton raised a total of $32,409.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brenda Barton's campaign in 2012
Pinnacle West$1,776
Arizona Association Of Realtors$1,400
Salt River Project$600
Parris, Daniel$500
Mingus Mountain Republican Club$500
Total Raised in 2012$32,409
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Barton won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Barton raised a total of $39,270.

Personal

Barton and her husband Bruce have two children.

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