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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
  Amanda Aguirre

Amanda Aguirre

District 24

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 332
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4430
Fax Number: (602) 417-3024

Ms. Amanda Aguirre, M.A., R.D.

Since 1991 Amanda Aguirre, M.A., R.D. has been the CEO/President of the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. a non-profit organization. She also serves as CEO/President for the San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc. a subsidiary non-profit Federal Rural Health Clinic of the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. since 2004. Amanda has been involved for more than 20 years in public health education and administration with a strong emphasis in U.S.-Mexico border health issues.


From 1995-2000 Ms. Aguirre oversaw the Arizona Western College, South Yuma Campus operations as Director.


-Ms. Aguirre holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora. In 1981 received her Master Degree from the California State University in Los Angeles, California in Nutrition, with focus on feeding problems of children with developmental disabilities. Most recently, Ms. Aguirre is the co-founder of the “Nuestros Niños” Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of children and their families along the U.S.-Mexico border.



-On November 2nd, 2004 Ms. Amanda Aguirre became elected to the Arizona House of Representatives for District #24, 47th Arizona State Legislature.


-Ms. Aguirre became the first Hispanic and female representing District #24 (Yuma and La Paz Counties) in the State House of Representatives on February 2003, when Yuma County Board of Supervisors appointed her to the 46th Arizona State Legislature.

Arizona 47th Legislature Committees:

--Health Committee
-Transportation Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
-Appropriation (P) Committee
-Ad Hoc Committee on Energy and Renewable Sources
-Joint Legislative Statewide Health Care Task Force
-Joint Legislative Committee on Children’s Caucus
-Joint Legislativee Committee on Capital Review
-Joint Legislativee Ad Hoc Committee on Towing
-Member of the Arizona Legislator’s Hispanic Caucus
-Joint Legislative Committee on Cervical Cancer

Arizona 46th Legislature Committees:

-Federal, Mandates & Property Rights Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
-Transportation Committee, Arizona House of Representatives (Ranking Democratic)
-Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
-Joint Legislative Review Committee on Game and Fish Fees
-Joint Legislative Rural Physician Study Committee
-Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Study Committee on Retire Health Care Benefits
-Joint Legislative Statewide Health Care Task Force
-Ad Hoc Committee on County Levy and Expenditure Limits, Arizona House of Representatives
-Ad Hoc Committee on Small School District Funding, Arizona House of Representatives
-Member of the Children’s Caucus
-Member of the Arizona Legislator’s Children Caucus
-Member of the Arizona Legislator’s Hispanic Caucus
-Member of the Arizona Rural Legislator’s Caucus


-In January 2006, became a member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, an arm of the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL)

-In August 2005, Ms. Aguirre was reappointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to the Arizona Governor’s Homeland Security Coordinating Council.

-In July 2005 Ms. Aguirre completed a Training Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

- In 2005, became a member of the Health Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL).

-In 2005, became a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

- In May 2004, Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Ms. Aguirre member of the Arizona State Citizen Corps Council.

- In February 2003 Ms. Aguirre became a member of the Good Neighbor Environment Board an Advisory Board to the United States Congress and President Bush on environmental issues.

- In 2003 Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Ms. Aguirre to serve as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Homeland Security Council, (being the only State Legislator in such council)


-In 2003, Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Ms. Aguirre to serve as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Homeland Security Coordinating Council, (being the only State Legislator in such council).

- In February 2003, Ms. Aguirre became a member of the Good Neighbor Environment Board an Advisory Board to the United States Congress and President Bush on environmental issues.

- In January 2000-2003 Ms. Aguirre served as member of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission appointed by President Clinton.

- Since 1999 Ms. Aguirre has served in the Governor’s Commission on the Health Status of Women and Their Families.

In October 2005 Ms. Aguirre became a member of the Arizona Center for Public Health Preparedness (AzCPHP) Advisory Committee.



?2005 “Award of Distinction” by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.


- 2005 “Community Nutrition Award” on behalf of the Arizona Dietetic Association

- In February 2005 Ms. Aguirre received a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Arizona’s Children Association

- 2005 Recipient of the “Kids and Asthma: A Report to the Yuma Community, The President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness” from Arizona State University.

- 2004 Award for “Outstanding Legislature Service” on behalf of the Arizona Counties, County Supervisors Association of Arizona.

- 2003-2005 “Award of Distinction” by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns

- In June 2003 Ms. Aguirre received the Senator Andy Nichols Award by governors of Arizona and Sonora for her dedication to improving the region through public health education and awareness.

- In December 2002 Ms. Aguirre received the “Border Health Hero” Award by Dr. Alfonso Ruiz, Executive Director, Office of Pan American Health Organization.

- 2001 recipients of the “ATHENA” Award given by the Athena Foundation to the women who have displayed excellence in leadership and community services in Yuma County sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce.

- In March 2000 Amanda received the OHTLI Award by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the highest distinguished award given by the Country of Mexico to individuals living in a foreign country that have demonstrated a commitment to serve communities and families of Mexican origin.


Committee Assignments
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Health Member Click Here Click Here
Transportation Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2062 C technical correction; poison control
HB2063 C technical correction; health; hearings
HB2064 C technical correction; public health; counties
HB2065 C technical correction; health; housing
HB2160 C motor vehicles; raising and lowering
HB2245 C TANF eligibility; two parent families
HB2246 C TANF eligibility; family benefits
HB2247 C DES; leases; lands; buildings
HB2248 C orders; recording requirements; paternity registry
HB2249 C support payments; electronic transfers
  (NOW: child support; disabilities; paternity
See Vote
HB2269 C appropriation; Shonto community center
HB2310 C sentencing; aggravating circumstances; misdemeanors
HB2311 C terminally ill patients; suffering; control
HB2312 C drive-thru liquor stores
HB2314 C homeowners' associations; drought declaration; lawns
HB2315 C death penalty; juries
HB2317 C cumulative environmental risk study committee
HB2318 C erroneous convictions; civil action
HB2319 C deferred presentment transactions.
HB2329 C local water use standards; landscaping
HB2332 C legislative vacancies; citizens panel
HB2334 C elections; ballot by mail
HB2336 C elections; early voting; extended request
HB2338 C legislative vacancy; county participation
HB2345 C help America vote act monies
HB2346 C elections; youth poll workers
HB2348 C voter registration list; fee
HB2367 C parking; physical disabilities; technical correction
HB2368 C school policies; pupils; bullying See Vote
HB2369 C technical correction; pure food control
HB2370 C county jail education programs; funding
HB2372 C DHS; quality management training fund
HB2392 C charter schools; site councils
HB2420 C unfair insurance practices; technical correction.
HB2421 C HCSO; chiropractic care; number.
HB2422 C HCSO; unfair claim settlement practices.
HB2423 C chiropractic care; guidelines; unfair claims.
HB2441 C tribal housing; tax exemption See Vote
HB2475 C safety enforcement transportation infrastructure fund
HB2492 C AIMS; scores; market-based reporting
HB2495 P* elections; petitions; translations
HB2496 P* recall petitions; translation
HB2500 C county records; redacting residential information See Vote
HB2501 C foreclosure; homeowner protection
HB2504 C vehicle restraint violations; enforcement.
HB2505 C elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts See Vote
HB2506 C tax credit; elderly care; dependents
HB2507 C vocational education; graduation requirements
HB2510 C trailer license plates
HB2515 C unemployment benefits; elected officials
HB2517 C appropriation; project GITEM
HB2523 C clean elections; fundraising expenses
HB2524 C air bags; installation; violations
  (NOW: vehicles; replacement parts; air bags
HB2526 P* breast cancer special plates
HB2532 C transporting minor passengers in trucks
HB2533 C landlord tenant; park models
HB2540 P ELL pupils; standards; weight
HB2549 P* vending machine policies
HB2553 C vehicles; brake devices; muffler requirements
HB2558 P motor vehicle dealer license plates
HB2569 C safety products; unlawful practices
HB2585 C military sales tax exemption
HB2595 C AIMS test; graduation requirement; postponement
HB2597 P* schools; vending machine policies
HB2598 P* legislative review; tax reductions
HB2599 P* emergency workers; liability
HB2603 P Arizona international development authority
HB2604 C telephone call centers; consumer rights
HB2605 P workers' compensation; benefit amount
HB2607 P Indian affairs commission; fund..
HB2615 P cervical cancer study committee
HB2618 C home mortgage lending
HB2621 P retiree health insurance; rural subsidy
HB2638 P pregnant women; HIV testing; physicians
HB2641 P appropriation; teachers; retirement contributions
HB2648 P developmental disabilities
HB2651 P employee leave; bone marrow donation
HB2655 P personal flotation devices; violations
HB2657 C human trafficking
HB2674 C joint committee; state employee benefits
HB2685 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2688 C state employees; reduction in force
HB2692 C malt beverages; keg sales; requirements
HB2699 P supply emergencies
HB2700 C public participation in government; protection
HB2701 C medical safety reporting system
HB2703 C bankruptcy exemptions; earned income refund
HB2704 C employment discrimination; prohibition
HB2705 P appropriation; domestic violence
HB2706 C unemployment benefits; disqualification
HB2708 P trafficking of humans
HB2710 P domestic partnerships; responsibilities and benefits
HB2718 C education; omnibus
  (NOW: English language learners
See Vote
HCM2001 C cervical cancer; task force
HCM2002 C election materials; Native American languages
HCM2003 P end abusive railroad practices.
  (NOW: rail rates; Surface Transportation Board
HCM2004 C higher education; drug provision; repeal
HCR2016 C property tax exemption; Indian tribes
HCR2021 C health care decisions week
HCR2022 C equal rights amendment; ratification
HCR2041 C Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2046 P alcohol tax dedication; substance abuse
HCR2049 P domestic partnerships; responsibilities; benefits; resolution
HCR2062 P SPC Carson J. Ramsey
HCR2063 P Honorable James Sedillo
HM2002 C pain management; health professionals
HM2004 C employee free choice act
HR2002 P Lalo Guerrero death resolution
HR2003 P death resolution: Evelyn Hallman
HR2004 P* death resolution; PFC Joseph Knott
HR2005 P death resolution; Jake Teague
SB1066 C ASDB; students FIRST funding
SB1146 C minors; entry into Mexico
SB1191 P rural hospitals; appropriation; fund.
SB1251 C elder provider liability reform
SB1282 P agriculture department; 2005 omnibus act
SB1336 P rural water legislative study committee See Vote
SB1377 P insurers; certificate of exemption
SB1480 P sexual assault victims; pregnancy prevention.
SCR1018 C legislative candidates; AIMS test


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor