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Revision as of 13:27, 9 July 2013

Eddie Farnsworth
Eddie Farnsworth.gif
Arizona House of Representatives District 12
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives
2003-2004
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
Arizona House of Representatives District 22
2001-2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona
Master'sGeorge Washington University
J.D.George Washington University
Personal
Place of birthGilbert, AZ
ProfessionPresident/Executive Director, Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Eddie Farnsworth is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000, serving until 2008, and was reelected 2012. He served as majority leader from 2003 to 2004.

Farnsworth served in the Arizona House of Representatives representing the 22nd district from January 10, 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Farnsworth earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Arizona, his M.B.A. in Finance/Investments from George Washington University, and his J.D. from George Washington University. His professional experience includes working as the vice president/in-house counsel for a local manufacturing company, a former intern for the office of Senator Orrin Hatch of the U.S. Senate, and the president/executive director of Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs
Rules

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Farnsworth's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Public Safety and Securing Liberties
Excerpt: "Public safety and securing individual liberties are the primary and most important responsibilities of government."
  • Private property rights
Excerpt: "Private property rights and freedom are indelibly intertwined. We can’t diminish or lose one without diminishing or losing the other. Eddie has been a leading defender of private property rights, which include business rights. We have a right to secure our future through private property ownership with minimal government intrusion."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A good quality education is essential in preparing the next generation. Eddie believes that parents understand the needs of their children better than bureaucrats and has been a tireless proponent of education choice."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Eddie is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will continue to defend your constitutional right to keep and bear arms."
  • Taxes and Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "We are all entitled to the benefit of our labors with limited and minimal governmental burdens. Therefore, government should only tax at the level that is required to perform those functions and provide those services that are 1) constitutional, 2) the proper role of government, 3) and good policy."

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.[2]

2012

Farnsworth received a score of 73 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 2 points lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Farnsworth’s 73 in 2012 was the highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Farnsworth won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 12. He and Warren Petersen defeated Larry Chesley in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Farnsworth Incumbent 50.6% 53,925
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Petersen 49.4% 52,590
Total Votes 106,515


Arizona House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Farnsworth Incumbent 41.2% 14,816
Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Petersen 34.7% 12,500
Larry Chesley 24.1% 8,688
Total Votes 36,004

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Farnsworth faced Paul Howell, Brett Petillo, Steve Urie, and incumbent Laurin Hendrix in the August 24 primary. Farnsworth and Urie advanced with 16,725 and 9,933 votes, respectively. Farnsworth and Urie won unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Farnsworth (R) 15,134
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Urie (R) 8,915
Laurin Hendrix (R) 8,431
Kelly Townsend (R) 4,967
Paul Howell (R) 3,408
Brett Petillo (R) 3,018

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Farnsworth is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Farnsworth raised a total of $195,130 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Eddie Farnsworth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 12 Won $20,786
2010 Arizona State House, District 22 Won $24,739
2008 Arizona State Senate, District 22 Defeated $60,206
2006 Arizona State House, District 22 Won $34,503
2004 Arizona State House, District 22 Won $14,490
2002 Arizona State House, District 22 Won $16,137
2000 Arizona State House, District 30 Won $24,269
Grand Total Raised $195,130

2012

Farnsworth won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $20,786.

2010

Farnsworth won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $24,739.

2008

Farnsworth lost the election for the Arizona State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $60,206.

2006

Farnsworth won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $34,503.

2004

Farnsworth won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $14,490.

2002

Farnsworth won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $16,137.

2000

Farnsworth won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $24,269.

Personal

Farnsworth and his wife Janet have seven children.

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