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Arizona Senate

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Arizona Senate
55th Arizona Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 14, 2019
Karen Fann (R)
since January 14, 2019
Vince Leach (R)
since November 4, 2020
Rick Gray (R)
since January 14, 2019
Rebecca Rios (D)
since January 11, 2021
Seats30 senators
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Political groups
  •   Republican (16)


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle 4, Arizona Constitution
Salary$24,000/year + per diem
Last election
November 3, 2020
(30 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(30 seats)
RedistrictingArizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona • 85007
Arizona State Senate

The Arizona Senate is part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona. The Senate consists of 30 members each representing an average of 219,859 constituents (2009 figures). Members serve two-year terms with term limits that limit Senators to four terms for a total of eight years. Members of the Republican Party are currently the majority in the Senate.

As with the Arizona House of Representatives, members to the Senate are elected from the same legislative districts as House members, however one Senator represents the constituency, while for the House there are two Representatives per district. This districting system is similar to those of the Idaho and Washington State Senate. In political science, this type of legislative district is called a multi-member district.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions and boards.

The Senate convenes in the adjacent legislative chambers at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

Leadership of the Senate

Arizona, along with Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire and Wyoming, is one of the five U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the nominal senate president in many states. As a result, the Senate elects its own presiding officer, the President of the Senate, who presides over the body, appoints members to all of the Senate's committees and to joint committees, and may create other committees and subcommittees if desired. The Senate President also appoints a President pro tempore, who serves for the duration of a session of the legislature, to preside in their absence, and may appoint a temporary President pro tempore in the absence of the President and President pro tempore.[1]

The current President of the Senate is Republican Karen Fann of District 1, the Senate Majority Leader is Rick Gray of District 21. The current Minority Leader is Rebecca Rios of District 27 with Lupe Contreras of District 19 as the Assistant Minority Leader.[2]

Leadership information

Current composition

16 14
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
2011-12 21 9 29 1
2013-14 17 13 30 0
Begin 2015 17 13 30 0
End 2016 18 12
2017-19 17 13 30 0
2019-21 17 13 30 0
Begin 2021 16 14 30 0
Latest voting share 53% 47%

Current members, 2021-2023

+ Member was originally appointed.


Current committees include:[4]

Past composition of the Senate

See also


  1. ^ Senate Rule 2: The President
  2. ^ "Member Roster". Archived from the original on November 16, 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Open Letter Raises Questions About Wendy Rogers Candidacy - Arizona Daily Independent".
  4. ^ "Arizona Senate Committees". Open States. Sunlight Foundation. April 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014.

External links

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