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Cecil Ash
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Arizona House of Representatives District 18
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1973
J.D.Arizona State University, 1976
Date of birthNovember 21, 1948
Place of birthMesa, AZ
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Office website
Personal website
Cecil Ash (b. November 21, 1948) is former a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 18th District from 2009 until 2013.

Ash has worked as owner/manager of the ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort (1995-2004), attorney in the Office of Maricopa County Public Defender (1990-1995), attorney in private practice (1983-1990), and broker for Help-U-Sell of Mesa (1986-1989).[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ash served on these committees:



Ash's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
  • HB 2439 - concealed weapons permit; safety course
  • HB 2466 - school districts; maximum tax rate
  • HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Cecil Ash endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ash won re-election to the 18th District seat in 2010. He and fellow incumbent Steve Court faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. They defeated Democrat Michael Conway and Libertarian Chris A.H. Will in the November 2 general election.[3]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 18 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cecil Ash (R) 16,222
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Court (R) 16,177
Michael Conway (D) 11,568
Chris A.H. Will (L) 3,452


On November 4, 2008, Ash and Steve Court were elected to the 18th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponents Tammie Pursley (D) and Joe Brown (Ind).[4]

Ash raised $37,327 for the campaign, Court raised $34,447, Pursley raised $36,660, and Brown raised $1,303.[5]

Arizona State House, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cecil Ash (R) 21,753
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Court (R) 21,753
Tammie Pursley (D) 17,844
Joe Brown (Ind) 8,617

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ash raised $38,041 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $35,798 to his campaign.


Below are Ash's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $32,303
Jacob Jennings Ash $130
Dorraine Crump $130
Broc Hiatt $130
Edwin Douglas Ash $130


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.[8]


Ash received a score of 61 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 2 lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Ash’s 61 in 2012 was tied for the 31st highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[8]

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Ash and his wife Linda have five children.

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