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Ed Ableser
Eddie Ableser.gif
Arizona State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
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
Prior offices
2007-2013
Arizona State Senate
2006
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Master'sArizona State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 16, 1978
Place of birthTarzana, CA
ProfessionMental Health Counselor
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Ed Ableser (b. March 16, 1978) is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Ableser served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2007 to 2013. Prior to joining the house, Ableser was appointed to fill the state Senate term of former state Senator Harry Mitchell in 2006.

Biography

Ableser's professional experience includes working as a Mental Health Counselor for Southwest Behavioral Health Services, a Faculty Associate in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University and a Family Counselor at Southwest Behavioral Health Services.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Energy and Military
Public Safety
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Ableser's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2048 - local elections; signature requirements
  • HB 2106 - prohibit photo radar; state highways
  • HB 2217 - lobbyists; gift ban
  • HB 2230 - voter registration; permanent early voting

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

Political courage test

Ableser provided answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he replied:

"My primary legislative priorities are to increase funding to education programs while mandating that class sizes be lowered, standards be raised and students receive the best and most innovative resources in the classroom. This investment should start at the Kindergarten level and continue throughout our state universities. My second legislative priority is to utilize one of Arizona's most useful commodities, the sun. I believe that Arizona should be a worldwide leader in solar power and can produce enough energy to supply other Western states and create tremendous profit for our state."[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Ed Ableser was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Dale Eames (I) in the general election. Jennifer Knepfler (L) filed to run but was removed from the ballot.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Ableser ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 26. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Ableser 54% 26,051
     Republican Jerry Lewis Incumbent 40.3% 19,442
     Libertarian Damian Trabel 5.7% 2,747
Total Votes 48,240

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ableser won re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He and P. Ben Arredondo faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. They defeated Republicans Donald Hawker and Steve May, Libertarians Cristian Dumitrescu and Damian Trabel, and Green Party candidate Gregor Knauer in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png P. Ben Arredondo (D) 22,458
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Ableser (D) 21,153
Donald Hawker (R) 14,277
Steve May (R) 14,048
Damian Trabel (L) 1,638
Cristian Dumitrescu (L) 1,429
Gregor Knauer (G) 1,260

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ableser and David Schapira were elected to the 17th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponents Mark Thompson (R) and Wes Waddle (R).[8]

Ableser raised $48,652 for the campaign, Schapira raised $45,888, Thompson raised $35,895, and Waddle raised $41,613.[9]

Arizona State House, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Ableser (D) 30,467
Green check mark transparent.png David Schapira (D) 33,210
Mark Thompson (R) 23,437
Wes Waddle (R) 18,461

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ableser is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ableser raised a total of $233,344 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[10]

Ed Ableser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 26 Won $40,147
2010 Arizona State House, District 17 Won $40,214
2008 Arizona State House, District 17 Won $48,652
2006 Arizona State House, District 17 Won $50,948
2004 Arizona State House, District 17 Defeated $53,383
Grand Total Raised $233,344

2012

Ableser won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ableser raised a total of $40,147.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Ableser's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$35,888
Heller, Lynne$150
Petersen, David$150
Green, Michael Preston$150
Huellmantel, Charles$150
Total Raised in 2012$40,147
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ableser won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ableser raised a total of $40,214.

2008

Ableser won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ableser raised a total of $48,652.

2006

Ableser won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ableser raised a total of $50,948.

2004

Ableser lost the election for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ableser raised a total of $53,383.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arizona

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Arizona scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Personal

Ableser has a wife, Hilary.

Ableser is involved with the University Presbyterian Church, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, League of Conservation Voters, Kiwanis Club of Tempe and the Boys and Girls Club of Tempe.[12]

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Preceded by
Al Melvin (R)
Arizona State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Arizona State House District 17
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