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J.D. Mesnard
Javan Mesnard.gif
Arizona House of Representatives District 17
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Arizona House of Representatives
2013 - present
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 21
2011-2013
Education
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix, 2006
Personal
Place of birthTampa, FL
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Javan "J.D." Mesnard is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Mesnard serves as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Biography

Mesnard earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from Arizona State University in 2002, his M.A. in Business from the University of Phoenix in 2006, and his M.A. in Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management the same year. His professional experience includes working as a policy advisor for the Arizona State Senate from 2002 to 2009, owner/partner of JPSB Dream Team Limited Liability Corporation since 2005, a member of the adjunct faculty for Mesa Community College since 2006, an employee of All Star Trans Limited Liability Corporation since 2008 as well, and a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce
Rules
Ways and Means
Income Tax Credit Review, Co-Chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

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.[1]

2012

Mesnard received a score of 65 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 2 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Mesnard’s 65 in 2012 was tied for the 16th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mesnard won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 17. He and incumbent Tom Forese ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Forese Incumbent 35.9% 44,422
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.D. Mesnard Incumbent 34.7% 42,955
     Democratic Karyn Lathan 29.3% 36,265
     Republican Jason Harris (Write-in) 0% 41
Total Votes 123,683

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mesnard and Tom Forese defeated Venessa Whitener in the August 24 primary. They then defeated Green Party candidate Linda J. Macias in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Forese (R) 42,523
Green check mark transparent.png J.D. Mesnard (R) 39,891
Linda J. Macias (G) 17,181
Arizona House of Representatives, District 21 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Forese (R) 12,253
Green check mark transparent.png J.D. Mesnard (R) 12,028
Venessa Whitener (R) 10,147

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mesnard is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mesnard raised a total of $131,669 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

J.D. Mesnard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 17 Won $102,113
2010 Arizona State House, District 21 Won $29,556
Grand Total Raised $131,669

2012

Mesnard won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mesnard raised a total of $102,113.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J.D. Mesnard's campaign in 2012
Pinnacle West$1,100
Salt River Project$600
Cox Communications$500
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$500
Mesnard, Daniel$424
Total Raised in 2012$102,113
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mesnard won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mesnard raised a total of $29,556.

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