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    Arizona State Elected Officials

    Doug Ducey, Governor

    Governor's Staff (appointed by Governor):

    • Kirk Adams, Chief of Staff
    • Gretchen Martinez, Director of Legislative Affairs
    • Dawn Wallace, Education Advisor


    Arizona 52nd Legislature - Second Regular Session (2016)

    Republican Leaders

    Senate: House:
    • Sen. Andy Biggs, Senate President
    •  Rep. David Gowan, House Speaker
    • Sen. Steve Yarbrough, Majority Leader
    •  Rep. Steve Montenegro, Majority Leader
    • Sen. Gail Griffin, Majority Whip 
    •  Rep. David Livingston, Majority Whip
    • Syliva Allen, President Pro Tempore   
    •  Bob Robson, Speaker Pro Tempore

    Democratic Leaders

    Senate:

    House:

    • Sen. Katie Hobbs, Minority Leader

    • Rep. Eric Meyer, Minority Leader
    • Sen. Steve Farley, Assistant Minority Leader
    • Rep. Bruce Wheeler, Assistant Minority Leader
    • Sen. Martin Quezada, Minority Co-Whip
    • Sen. Lupe Contreras, Minority Co-Whip
    • Rep. Rebecca Rios, Minority Whip

     

    Education House of Representatives Standing Committee

    • Paul Boyer (R) - Chair
    • Jay Lawrence (R) - Vice Chair
    • Jill Norgaard (R)
    • Doug Coleman (R)
    • Steve Montenegro (R)
    • Bob Thorpe (R)
    • Lisa Otondo (D)
    • Reginald Bolding (D)

    Education - Senate Standing Committee

    • Sylvia Allen (R) - Chair
    • Kimberly Yee (R) - Vice Chair
    • Jeff Dial (R)
    • Steve Smith (R)
    • Carlyle Begay (R)
    • David Bradley (D)
    • Lynne Prancrazi (D)

     

    State Board of Education (appointed by Governor)

    • Greg Miller, President
    • Karol Schmidt, Executive Director

     

    Arizona State Department of Education (elected)

    • Diane Douglas, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

     

    Arizona Board of Regents (appointed by Governor)

    • Jay Heiler, Chair
    • Eileen Klein, ABOR President

     

    First Things First

    • Sam Leyvas, chief executive officer

     

    Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (appointed by Governor)

    • April Osborn, executive director