Richard Miranda

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Richard Miranda
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Arizona House of Representatives District 13
Former member
In office
1998-2002, January 10, 2011-February, 2012
Senate Minority Whip, Arizona State Senate
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate
High schoolNorth Phoenix High School, 1974
BirthdayMarch 6, 1956
Place of birthPhoenix, AZ
ProfessionMigrant Health Director, Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
Richard Miranda (b. March 6, 1956) is a former Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He represented the 13th district from 2011 until his resignation in February of 2012. He also served in the Arizona State Senate from 2003 to 2011.

Miranda received his diploma from North Phoenix High School in 1974.

Richard Miranda has worked as a legal manager for the Miranda Law Firm as well as a consultant. He also worked as an assistant to the Mayor of Phoenix. He currently works as the Executive Director for the Centro Adelante Campesino as well as the Migrant Health Director for the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers.

Miranda served in the Arizona State House of Representatives from 1999-2002. In 2002 he was elected to the Arizona State Senate where he currently serves. He has been the Senate Minority Whip since 2005.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miranda won election to the district 13 seat of the Arizona House of Representatives. He and incumbent Anna Tovar won unopposed in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 13 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anna Tovar (D) 3,122
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Miranda (D) 3,184
Martin J. Quezada (D) 1,621


In 2008 Miranda was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 13. He ran unopposed and finished with 23,816 votes.[3] Miranda raised $14,912 in campaign funds.

Arizona State Senate, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Miranda (D) 23,816

Campaign donors


In 2010, Miranda raised $11,899 in contributions. [4]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99 $1,664
Arizona Education Association $1,000


In 2008 Miranda raised $14,912 in campaign donations. His top five contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Food & Commercial Workers Local $1,600
Arizona Education Association $1,600
Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association $780
Arizona Medical Association $500
Arizona Association of Realtors $500

See Richard Miranda's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.

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Miranda is divorced and has four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Martha Garcia
Arizona House, District 13
Succeeded by
Martin Quezada
Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Steve Gallardo