|Arizona House of Representatives District 18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University, 1973|
|J.D.||Arizona State University, 1976|
|Birthday||November 21, 1948|
|Place of birth||Mesa, AZ|
|Religion||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
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).
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ash served on these committees:
- Health and Human Services Committee, Arizona House of Representatives, Chair
- Judiciary Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ash served on these committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Judiciary Committee, Arizona House of Representatives (Vice Chair)
- Public Employees, Retirement and Entitlement Reform Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
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.
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.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 18 General Election (2010)|
|Cecil Ash (R)||16,222|
|Steve Court (R)||16,177|
|Michael Conway (D)||11,568|
|Chris A.H. Will (L)||3,452|
Ash raised $37,327 for the campaign, Court raised $34,447, Pursley raised $36,660, and Brown raised $1,303.
|Arizona State House, District 18 (2008)|
|Cecil Ash (R)||21,753|
|Steve Court (R)||21,753|
|Tammie Pursley (D)||17,844|
|Joe Brown (Ind)||8,617|
In 2010, Ash raised $38,041 in contributions.
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:
|Jacob Jennings Ash||$130|
|Edwin Douglas Ash||$130|
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.
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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Cecil + Ash + Arizona + House" Cecil Ash News Feed
Ash and his wife Linda have five children.
- Cecil Ash's personal website
- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Cecil Ash
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Cecil Ash on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ash
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Arizona House spending, 2008," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Goldwater Institute, "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
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