Steven B. Yarbrough

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Steven B. Yarbrough
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Arizona State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Arizona State House of Representatives
2009-2010
Compensation
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
Arizona State House of Representatives
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University, 1968
J.D.Arizona State University College of Law, 1971
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven B. Yarbrough is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Yarbrough served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the District 21 from 2003 to 2011.

Biography

Yarbrough' professional experience includes working as a Partner with Yarbrough, Moll and Dunn, as a teacher at Mesa Community College, and as Director - Office of Student Affairs at Arizona State University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Senate Ethics
Finance
Judiciary
Budget
Income Tax Credit Review, Co-Chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

Scorecards

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.[1]

2012

Yarbrough received a score of 65 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 more than his score on the 2011 report card. Yarbrough’s 65 in 2012 was the 11th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Yarbrough won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 17. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Arizona State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Yarbrough Incumbent 57.2% 48,581
     Democratic Bill Gates 42.8% 36,349
Total Votes 84,930

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Yarbrough was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives. He instead won election to the district 21 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He ran unopposed.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Yarbrough and Warde Nichols were elected to the 21st District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Phil Hettmansperger (D).[5]

Yarbrough raised $74,489 for the campaign, Nichols raised $73,262, and Hettmansperger raised $33,385.[6]

Arizona State House, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Warde Nichols (R) 46,478
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Yarbrough (R) 56,980
Phil Hettmansperger (D) 44,943

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Yarbrough is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Yarbrough raised a total of $227,764 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Steven B. Yarbrough's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 17 Won $40,231
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 21 Won $29,299
2008 Arizona State House, District 21 Won $74,489
2006 Arizona State House, District 21 Won $32,798
2004 Arizona State House, District 21 Won $20,817
2002 Arizona State House, District 21 Won $30,130
Grand Total Raised $227,764

2012

Yarbrough won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Yarbrough raised a total of $40,231.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven B. Yarbrough's campaign in 2012
Blake, Denise M$424
Bryan, John D$424
Blake, Ralph$424
Bryan, Martha J$424
Zachar, Michelle$424
Total Raised in 2012$40,231
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Yarbrough won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Yarbrough raised a total of $29,299.

2008

Yarbrough won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Yarbrough raised a total of $74,489.

2006

Yarbrough won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Yarbrough raised a total of $32,798.

2004

Yarbrough won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Yarbrough raised a total of $20,817.

2002

Yarbrough won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Yarbrough raised a total of $30,130.

Personal

Yarbrough and his wife, Linda, have three children.

Yarbrough serves as Executive Director of the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization, and is on the Board of Directors of the Arizona State University Alumni Association, as well as the Children's Hope Association.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Schapira (D)
Arizona State Senate District 17
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jay Tibshraeny
Arizona State Senate District 21
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Rick Murphy (R)
Preceded by
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Arizona House District 21
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Tom Forese