Rae Waters

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Rae Waters
Arizona House of Representatives District 20
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Rae Waters was a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 20th District from 2009 to 2011.

Waters has previously worked as a Community Columnist for the Arizona Republic newspaper from 2004-2006, and an Audio-Visual Specialist with Best Western Hotels from 1979-1987.

She is President of the Kyrene Elementary School District Governing Board, member of the West Ed Board of Directors, and member of the National School Boards Association Federal Relations Network.[1]

Issue positions

Waters' answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked her legislative priorities she replied:

"The tax system in Arizona is unfair and unbalanced. We need to take a comprehensive look at the tax system in Arizona. This is imperative to ensure stable revenue and guarantee the obligations to the people of the state are met.

Over the years, the formula use to fund schools has become increasingly difficult to understand, making transparency in school funding practically impossible and limiting school districts abilities to meet the needs and expectations of their communities. In addition, public district and public charter schools are funded differently, causing even more confusion among parents and taxpayers."[2]

Committee assignments

Waters's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2191 - cellular telephones; use while driving
  • HB 2519 - pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
  • HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
  • HB 2521 - university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition

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



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Waters lost re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. He was defeated by Republicans Bob Robson and Jeff Dial in the November 2 general election.[3]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Dial (R) 28,680
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Robson (R) 27,662
Rae Waters (D) 26,602


On November 4, 2008, Waters and John McComish were elected to the 20th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jeff Dial (R).[4]

Waters raised $61,595 for the campaign, McComish raised $62,915, and Dial raised $101,903.[5]

Arizona State House, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rae Waters (D) 37,639
Green check mark transparent.png John McComish (R) 39,820
Jeff Dial (R) 36,964

Campaign donors

Below are Water's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $58,177
Rae J Waters $500
Susan Knudson $130
Richard W Zawtocki $130
Patrick David $130

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State House District 20
Succeeded by
Bob Robson