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Revision as of 13:27, 9 July 2013

Debbie Lesko
Debbie Lesko.gif
Arizona House of Representatives District 21
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Arizona State House of Representatives
2010-2012
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
Personal
ProfessionHearing Officer, North Valley Justice Court
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Debbie Lesko is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 21. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She served as State House Majority Whip. She is Arizona state chairman for ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).[1]

Biography

Lesko's professional experience includes working as a Hearing Officer with the North Valley Justice Court, a member of the Arizona Citizens' Defense League, 1st Vice President of the Arrowhead Republican Women's Club, and Voter Registration Chairman with the Maricopa County Republican Party.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility
Reform and Human Services
Ways and Means, Chair
Budget

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Lesko's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
  • HB 2127 - legislators; voting required; salary loss
  • HB 2130 - campaign finance reports; penalty
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition

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.[3]

2012

Lesko received a score of 69 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Lesko’s 68 in 2012 was the 7th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lesko won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 21. She and incumbent Rick Gray ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Lesko Incumbent 30.1% 41,023
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Gray Incumbent 29.2% 39,791
     Democratic Carol Lokare 21.1% 28,715
     Democratic Sheri Van Horsen 19.7% 26,790
     Libertarian Helmuth Hack (Write-in) 0% 4
Total Votes 136,323


2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lesko won re-election to the 9th district seat in 2010. She and Rick Gray won the August 24 primary election They then defeated Democrat Shirley McAlister in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Lesko (R) 32,423
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Gray (R) 28,459
Shirley McAlister (D) 20,249
Arizona House of Representatives, District 9 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Lesko (R) 13,638
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Gray (R) 8,558
Diane M. Douglas (R) 7,763

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lesko and Rick Murphy were elected to the 9th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponents Sheri Van Horsen (D) and Shawn Hutchinson (D).[8]

Lesko raised $74,042 for the campaign, Murphy raised $21,810, Van Horsen raised $73,107, and Hutchinson raised $36,543.[9]

Arizona State House, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Lesko (R) 37,762
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Murphy (R) 35,912
Sheri Van Horsen (D) 28,683
Shawn Hutchinson (D) 28,425

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lesko is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lesko raised a total of $160,918 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[10]

Debbie Lesko's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 21 Won $47,679
2010 Arizona State House, District 9 Won $39,197
2008 Arizona State House, District 9 Won $74,042
Grand Total Raised $160,918

2012

Lesko won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lesko raised a total of $47,679.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Debbie Lesko's campaign in 2012
Pinnacle West$1,736
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$500
Cox Communications$500
Salt River Project$500
Arizona Association Of Realtors$500
Total Raised in 2012$47,679
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lesko won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lesko raised a total of $39,197.

2008

Lesko won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Lesko raised a total of $74,042.

Personal

Lesko is married and has three children.

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