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Phil Lovas
Phil Lovas.jpg
Arizona House of Representatives District 22
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Office website
Campaign website
Phil Lovas is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Lovas represented the 4th District from his appointment in 2012 to replace Judy Burges, who was appointed to the Arizona State Senate, until 2013.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Retirement


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lovas served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Lovas's campaign website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Arizona should be the best place in America to do business
Excerpt: "With abundant sunshine and plentiful natural resources, we have advantages unmatched by other states. I support tax cuts to stimulate the economy, but tax cuts alone aren’t enough. "
  • Government is too big and too expansive
Excerpt: "Government needs to be leaner and focus on core functions. We need to take a look at all programs to reduce redundancies. Part of cutting government includes reducing long-term debt commitments and reforming our pension system. More cuts may be needed to bring Arizona back to optimal fiscal health."
  • We need to protect and promote conservative values
Excerpt: "I am pro-life. I support full enforcement of our immigration laws. I am pro-second amendment and support gun rights."
  • We need long-term tax reform in Arizona
Excerpt: "The majority of our tax base comes from sales and property taxes, putting an undue burden on those with fixed incomes. We need to look at creative tax reform policies to reduce that burden."
  • Education is the future
Excerpt: "To be economically competitive, Arizona must give our children the best educational opportunities possible. I favor policies which will reduce bureaucracy, expand voucher opportunities, and shift more money into the classroom without raising taxes."


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.[3]


Lovas received a score of 67 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. He did not receive a score in 2011 because he did not take office until 2012. Lovas’s 67 in 2012 was the 15th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[3]



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lovas won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 22. He and David Livingston defeated Jeanette Dubreil in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Livingston 50.5% 60,093
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Lovas Incumbent 49.3% 58,700
     Independent Pat White (Write-in) 0.2% 261
Total Votes 119,054

Arizona House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Lovas Incumbent 42.6% 16,727
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Livingston 33.1% 13,000
Jeanette Dubreil 24.3% 9,521
Total Votes 39,248

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lovas is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lovas raised a total of $64,593 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

Phil Lovas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 22 Won $64,593
Grand Total Raised $64,593


Lovas won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lovas raised a total of $64,593.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Lovas's campaign in 2012
Arizona Association Of Realtors$1,000
Pinnacle West Capital$1,000
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$750
Arizona Medical Association$750
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce$500
Total Raised in 2012$64,593
Source:Follow the Money

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