David Gowan

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 10:21, 11 June 2013 by ASpaeh (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
David Gowan
David Gowan.gif
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 Gowan 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]

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.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

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).[6]

Gowan raised $108,287 for the campaign, Antenori raised $43,700, and Dalessandro raised $52,115.[7]

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.[8]

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.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "David + Gowan + Arizona + House"

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
'
Arizona House District 14
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
'
Arizona House District 30
2009–2013
Succeeded by
'