Christopher Deschene

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Christopher Deschene
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Arizona House of Representatives District 2
Former member
Term in office began
2009
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Christopher Deschene was a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District from 2009 to 2011.

Deschene has worked as a Military Research Engineer at the National Laboratory in Livermore, California, and was also a Tribal Energy Attorney/Co-Founder of the Schaff and Clark Deschene, Limited Liability Company.

He was a candidate for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2010 election. He ran in the Democratic Party primary for the seat that is currently occupied by incumbent Republican Ken Bennett.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, United States Naval Academy (1993) in mechanical engineering
  • Master's degree, Arizona State University (2005) in mechanical engineering
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Arizona State University (2005)

Committee assignments

Deschene's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2293 - teacher loan program; geographic shortages
  • HB 2337 - energy standards; buildings; contracting
  • HB 2469 - aggressive dogs; muzzles
  • HB 2529 - energy policy study committee

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

Other roles

  • Organizer, Phoenix Urban Indian Summit Youth Conference (2001, 2002)
  • Chair, Apache County Democratic Party
  • President, National Native American Law Student Association
  • Chair, Native American Democratic Caucus

Elections

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Deschene was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Deschene and Tom Chabin were elected to the 2nd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Deschene raised $22,392 for the campaign and Chabin raised $22,837.[2]

Arizona State House, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Deschene (D) 36,724
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Chabin (D) 33,211

Campaign donors

Below are Deschene's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[3]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $20,627
Patty Fergusen $130
Billy Ward $130
Greg Smith $130
Margaret M Schaff $130

Elections

2010

See also: Arizona Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Chris Deschene 62.2%
     Democratic Party Sam Wercinski 36.9%
     Write-In 0.9%
Total Votes 1,564,108
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Ken Bennett 58.3%
     Democratic Party Chris Deschene 41.6%
     Write-In 0.2%
Total Votes 1,564,108

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arizona State House District 2
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Albert Hale