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Gowan won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012|Arizona House of Representatives]] District 14.  He and incumbent [[David Stevens]] ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary.  He won the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/FullListing.htm Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/Canvass.pdf ''Arizona Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>  
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Gowan won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012|Arizona House of Representatives]] District 14.  He and incumbent [[David Stevens]] ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary.  He won the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/FullListing.htm Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/Canvass.pdf ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
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David Gowan
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Arizona House of Representatives District 14
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Arizona House of Representatives
2013 - present
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David M. Gowan Sr. is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In the 2013 session, Gowan serves as Majority Leader.

Gowan has also served as precinct committeeman for Legislative District 30.

Biography

Gowan's professional experience includes working as a martial arts teacher and as a magazine distributor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility
Rules
Technology and Infrastructure
Budget
Capital Review
Homeland Security, Co-Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Gowan's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
  • HB 2130 - campaign finance reports; penalty
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
  • HB 2439 - concealed weapons permit; safety course

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

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.[1]

2012

Gowan received a score of 65 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 5 lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Gowan’s 65 in 2012 was tied for the 16th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[1]

Medicaid expansion lawsuit

See also: Can Arizona conservatives beat the clock to block Medicaid expansion from taking effect Jan. 1?

David Gowan is one of the 36 Republican members of the state legislature who signed onto a lawsuit in September 2013 against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer with the conservative Goldwater Institute over the Arizona Medicaid Expansion.[2]

Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act in June 2012, Brewer, a Republican who had long fought for its repeal, ultimately broke ranks with her party on the issue of Medicaid.[3] She first publicly embraced Arizona's participation in the federally controlled Medicaid expansion during her 2013 State of the State address. In addition to conceding the futility of continued opposition to Obamacare in the wake of the Supreme Court decision and Obama's re-election victory, Brewer discussed the considerable popular support for expanding patient eligibility: residents had already voted twice to make the state government provide free care for everyone up to the federal poverty line.

By June, a Medicaid expansion law had obtained passage in Arizona, despite a reluctant Republican-led state legislature. The United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives responded by filing a referendum to block the Medicaid Expansion law from taking effect, but the referendum failed to collect the required 86,405 valid signatures to land on the November 2014 ballot before the September 11, 2013, deadline.[4]

The referendum option off the table, expansion opponents decided a lawsuit was the best available alternative. The suit was filed on the grounds that because the expansion would require participating hospitals to pay a set fee to the state to help compensate for future reductions in the federal subsidy, the law contains a tax and therefore its implementation under the control of the executive branch would violate the state law enforcing separation of powers. While the imposition of such a fee is an authority given to state agencies "over 80 times in the past five years,"[2] according to a Brewer spokesperson, critics insist that the fee's resemblance to a tax is too close for constitutional comfort, per Article 3, Section 22, the distribution of powers.[5]

The state's conservative interests, plus the 36 Republican members of the legislature who voted against Arizona's involvement in the federal government-controlled Medicaid reform, hoped to have expansion shut down before it officially went live Jan. 1, 2014, with eligible residents beginning to enroll as early as Oct. 1.

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gowan won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 14. He and incumbent David Stevens ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Gowan Incumbent 30.7% 43,967
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Stevens Incumbent 30.5% 43,585
     Democratic Mark Stonebraker 19.4% 27,769
     Democratic Robert Leach 19.4% 27,675
Total Votes 142,996

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gowan won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He and Ted Vogt won the August 24 primary election. They then defeated Democrat Andrea Dalessandro in the November 2 general election.[8][9]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Gowan (R) 49,387
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Vogt (R) 45,237
Andrea Dalessandro (D) 38,093
Arizona House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Gowan (R) 17,895
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Vogt (R) 15,018
Doug Sposito (R) 6,226
Kurt Knurr (R) 5,142
Parralee Schneider (R) 4,867
Brian Abbott (R) 3,497

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gowan and Frank Antenori were elected to the 30th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Andrea Dalessandro (D).[10]

Gowan raised $108,287 for the campaign, Antenori raised $43,700, and Dalessandro raised $52,115.[11]

Arizona State House, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Gowan (R) 54,986
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Antenori (R) 54,262
Andrea Dalessandro (D) 48,966

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gowan is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Gowan raised a total of $264,714 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[12]

David Gowan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 14 Won $28,258
2010 Arizona State House, District 30 Won $39,486
2008 Arizona State House, District 30 Won $108,287
2006 Arizona State House, District 30 Defeated $51,215
2004 Arizona State House, District 30 Defeated $37,468
Grand Total Raised $264,714

2012

Gowan won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gowan raised a total of $28,258.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Gowan's campaign in 2012
Arizona Association Of Realtors$1,500
Arizona Medical Association$500
Cox Communications$500
Salt River Valley Water Users Association$500
Arizona Optometric Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$28,258
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gowan won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gowan raised a total of $39,486.

2008

Gowan won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gowan raised a total of $108,287.

2006

Gowan lost the election for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gowan raised a total of $51,215.

2004

Gowan lost the election for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gowan raised a total of $37,468.

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