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Jay Tibshraeny

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Jay Tibshraeny
Arizona State Senate District 21
Former member
Term in office began
January 2003
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Property Management/Citrus Growing
Jay Tibshraeny was a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate from 2003 to 2011. He was elected in 2002 to represent the 21st district and has been subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

Tibshraeny earned his BS in accounting from Arizona State University.

He is self-employed in property management and citrus growing.

Tibshraeny's political experience began with his work as the Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Chandler in 1980. He served in this position until 1986 when he became a council member for the City of Chandler. In 1990, Tibshraeny became Vice Mayor for the City of Chandler. He served as Vice Mayor until 1994. Tibshraeny was elected Mayor of the City of Chandler in 1994 and served as mayor until 2002. He went on to become a senator in 2003. He currently represents the 21st district and is the Senate Majority Whip for the Arizona State Senate.



Tibshraeny was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Arizona's term limits.


In 2008 Tibshaeny was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 21. He ran unopposed and finished with 77,426 votes.[1] Tibshraeny raised $69,029 for his campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Tibshraeny (R) 77,426

Campaign donors


In 2008 Tibshraeny raised $69,029 in campaign donations. Listed below are his top three contributors.[2]

Donor Amount
Arizona Association of Realtors $2,100
Salt River Project $500
Arizona Multihousing Association $500

Committee assignments

Tibshraeny served on the following committees:

See Jay Tibshraeny's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.


Jay Tibshraeny is married to Karen Tibshraeny. He has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Steven B. Yarbrough