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Matt Heinz
Matt Heinz.gif
Arizona House of Representatives District 29
Former member
In office
Minority Whip, Arizona State House of Representatives
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sAlbion College, 1999
M.D.Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2003
Date of birthJune 6, 1977
Place of birthMidland, MI
ReligionLutheran (ELCA)
Office website
Campaign website
Matthew G. Heinz is a former Democrat member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 29 from 2009 until 2013. He previously served as State House Minority Whip.

Heinz currently works as a physician at the Tucson Medical Center.

He is a member of the Democrats of Greater Tucson, Equality Arizona, Executive Committee of the Healthy Arizona Initiative, Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats, American Medical Association, Arizona Medical Association, and Pima County Medical Society.[1]


Heinz's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2219 - legislators; disclosure of interest
  • HB 2519 - pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
  • HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
  • HB 2544 - schools; sex education

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Committee assignments


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


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


Campaign themes


Heinz's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Regardless of the verdict in Supreme Court case over the Affordable Healthcare Act, improving the health care system will always be at the top of the legislative agenda. With the number of uninsured and uninsurable in the private market, physicians and healthcare providers are best equipped to inform the process."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Matt Heinz has seen first-hand how Southern Arizona has suffered through this recession. Any jobs strategy will need strong partnerships among businesses, labor, and elected leaders. Matt Heinz’s proven record of problem-solving as both a doctor and constructive bipartisan leader in the statehouse will enable him to get things done for Southern Arizona."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "A lack of legal channels for entry, a booming drug trade and the impossibility of creating a physical barrier between Arizona and Mexico necessitate new approaches to immigration issues that recognize that this is a bi-partisan issue of law enforcement."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I will work to ensure sufficient and equitable funding for our schools. We need to reverse the damage of the 10’s of billions of dollars in reductions the GOP has implemented in education funding, as well as the $2.2 billion cuts at the state level. While government needs to be trimmed, current austerity measures ensure a poorly prepared and under-educated workforce, reducing our ability to compete in an increasingly level global economy."
  • Veterans and Military Personnel
Excerpt: "We need to protect our military installations that are vital both to the local economy and national security. Davis Monthan's airforce assets have proven invaluable in our national defense over the last decade and the Army Intelligence School at Ft. Huachuca is needed more than ever as we enter into an era of warfare where our enemies are often not states but decentralized, secret organizations that conventional forces alone cannot defeat."



See also: Arizona's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Heinz ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 2nd District. He was defeated by Ron Barber in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012.[3][4][5]


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heinz won re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. He and Daniel Patterson faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. They defeated Republican Pat Kilburn in the November 2 general election.[6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Patterson (D) 18,326
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Heinz (D) 17,227
Pat Kilburn (R) 14,338


On November 4, 2008, Heinz and Daniel Patterson were elected to the 29th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponents Pat Kilburn (R) and Juan Ciscomani (R).[7]

Heinz raised $36,136 for the campaign, Patterson raised $36,151, Kilburn raised $23,741, and Ciscomani raised $17,157.[8]

Arizona State House, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Heinz (D) 24,898
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Patterson (D) 25,684
Pat Kilburn (R) 15,344
Juan Ciscomani (R) 11,960

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Heinz's reports.[9]

Matt Heinz (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 19, 2012$0$102,030$(24,993.91)$77,036.09
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2012$77,036.09$33,755$(68,527.41)$42,263.68
Pre-Primary[12]August 16, 2012$42,263.68$42,066.89$(85,421.17)$-1,090.60
Running totals


In 2010, Heinz raised $55,755 in contributions.[13]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Heinz, Matt $5,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99 $1,664
Arizona Association Of Realtors $1,664
Arizona Medical Association $1,500


Below are Heinz's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[14]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $32,303
Matt Heinz $600
James B Angel $130
Nathan J Kunz $130
Stacey Markin $130


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.[15]


Heinz received a score of 40 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 8 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Heinz’s 40 in 2012 was tied for the 47th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[15]

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