Linda Lopez, Arizona Senator

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Linda Lopez
Arizona State Senate District 29
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 5
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
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1948
Place of birthLogansport, IN
ProfessionCommunity Relations Coordinator
Office website
Personal website
Linda Lopez (b. September 10, 1948) has been a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate since 2009. She represents the 29th district and is currently serving as the senate's Minority Whip.[1]

Lopez attended the University of California, Berkley, from 1966-1968. Lopez then earned her BA in Women's Studies at the University of Arizona in 1990.

Lopez worked as a Therapeutic Foster Parent at La Hacienda from 1978 to 1988. After earning her degree, she worked as a Clinical Supervisor at La Frontera Center from 1991 to 2003. Shortly thereafter, Lopez worked as a Program Development Coordinator until 2006. In 2006 she became a Community Relations Coordinator for La Frontera Center and has worked there since.

Lopez served as Representative/Assistant Minority Leader in the Arizona State House of Representatives from 2001-2008.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Lopez won re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[2]


In 2008 Lopez was elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 29. She was unopposed and finished with 37,248 votes.[3] Lopez raised $25,482 for her campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Lopez (D) 37,248

Campaign donors


In 2010, Lopez raised $15,094 in contributions. [4]

Her largest contributor was the Arizona Education Association, which donated $1,664 to her campaign.


In 2008 Lopez raised $25,482 in campaign donations. Her top three donors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Linda Lopez for State Representative Fund $5,464
Arizona Education Association $1,600
Arizona Association of Realtors $1,100

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Fiesta Bowl scandal

Lopez is one of 29 Arizona legislators (20 Republicans and 9 Democrats) who accepted illegal gifts from the Fiesta Bowl in the form of all-expense paid trips and free football tickets. She ranks second in the amount received, $16,847, over five trips in five years.[6]


Lopez is single and has three children.

See Linda Lopez's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.

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Arizona State Senate District 29
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