Eddie Farnsworth

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Eddie Farnsworth
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Arizona House of Representatives District 22
In office
2001-2008, January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)7
Majority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives
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 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona
Master'sGeorge Washington University
J.D.George Washington University
Place of birthGilbert, AZ
ProfessionPresident/Executive Director, Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools
Office website
Eddie Farnsworth is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He has represented the 22nd district since January 10, 2011. He formerly served in the house from 2001 to 2008, and as majority leader from 2003 to 2004.

Farnsworth earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Arizona. He went on to receive his MBA in Finance/Investments from George Washington University. He then earned his JD from George Washington University.

Farnsworth is the former vice president/in-house counsel for a local manufacturing company. He is also a former intern for the office of Senator Orrin Hatch of the U.S. Senate. He is currently the president/executive director of Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farnsworth has been appointed to these committees:



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.[1][2]

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


In 2010, Farnsworth raised $24,739 in contributions. [3]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $21,479 to his campaign.

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Farnsworth and his wife Janet have seven children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andy Biggs
Arizona House, District 22
Succeeded by