Frank Antenori

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Frank Antenori
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Arizona, District 8
General electionJune 12, 2012
Current office
Arizona State Senate District 30
In office
March 2, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 3
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
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedMarch 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State House of Representatives
OtherBHS, Campbell University, 2000
BirthdayMay 3, 1966
Place of birthScranton, PA
ProfessionProgram Manager, Raytheon Missile Systems
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Frank Antenori (b. May 3, 1966) is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate and currently serves as Majority Whip. He was appointed on March 2, 2010 to replace Jonathan Paton.[1] Antenori previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2008-2010. He has expressed his desire to run for the congressional seat currently held by Representative Gabrielle Giffords. However, he has also said that he will not likely run against her if she seeks re-election.[2]

Antenori is a Program Manager for Raytheon Missile Systems. He previously served in the Third Special Forces Group and Fifth Special Forces Group of the United States Army.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including Tucson Republican Women, Arizona Citizen's Defense League, Pima County Library Advisory Board, and the Republican National Committee.[3]

Committee assignments


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


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



Regular election

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Antenori is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 10. He is running unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Special election

See also: Arizona's 8th congressional district special election, 2012

Antenori ran in the 2012 special election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 8th District. He lost to Jesse Kelly in the April 17 Republican primary.[5][6]


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Antenori won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He defeated Marian Ann McClure in the primary. He then defeated Todd Camenisch in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Arizona State Senate, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Antenori (R) 56,198
Todd Camenisch (D) 36,911
Arizona State Senate, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Antenori (R) 21,557
Marian Ann McClure (R) 10,779


In 2008 Antenori was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. In 2010 he was appointed to the Arizona State Senate, District 30. He was not elected. His seat will be up for re-election in 2010.

Issue positions

Antenori's answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. However, he did not answer when asked his legislative priorities.[9]

Antenori's sponsored House bills included:

  • 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.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Antenori raised $73,380 in contributions. [10]

His largest contributor was the Arizona Association of Realtors, which donated $1,500 to his campaign.


Below are Antenori's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
Arizona Credit Union League $780
Cox Communications $750
Southern Arizona Home Builders Assoc $500
Arizona Assoc of Realtors $500
Rene I Beauchamp $390

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Antenori and his wife Lesley have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Paton
Arizona State Senate District 30
March 2, 2010-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arizona House of Representatives District 30
2008-March 2010
Succeeded by
Ted Vogt