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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Cecil P. Ash

Cecil P. Ash

District 18

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 127
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3160
Fax Number: (602) 417-3151


Personal Information:

It is my pleasure to serve District 18, Mesa, Arizona, where I was born.  I regard service in the legislature as a public trust, not a career.  Reared on a cattle ranch in southern Arizona, I have gained an appreciation for those who work hard in the sun. 

Hayden High School, Hayden Arizona  1963-1967
Brigham Young University, Provo Utah, 1967, 1970-73
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ,  1968
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 1974-76

Professional  Experience
Attorney, Private Practice, Mesa, Arizona, 1977-78, 1983-90
Legal Advisor, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Phoenix, AZ
Real Estate Broker, Mesa, AZ, 1983-90
Deputy Public Defender, Maricopa County, 1990-95
Owner/Manager, ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort, Mesa, AZ, 1995-2004

My wife and I met at BYU and were married in 1975.  Three of our five children are married and we have five grandchildren.  We all share an interest in politics.  Linda and I have been precinct committeemen since 1994.  At family events, the conversation always gravitates to political issues.  We are concerned about our government, and want to make Arizona the best place in the world to rear a family.

For more extensive background information and political issues, please see my web page at


Committee Assignments
Banking and Insurance Member Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Public Employees, Retirement and Entitlement Reform Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2073 P state equalization property tax repeal..
HB2081 P income tax credit review schedule
HB2082 P conformity; internal revenue code
HB2083 P 2009 tax corrections act
HB2125 P permissible raffles; clubs
HB2126 P tax refund checkoff boxes
HB2134 P prison contraband; wireless communication device
HB2286 C tax credit; charitable organizations
HB2287 C tax credits; withholding tax reduction See Vote
HB2288 C premium tax credit; STO contribution
HB2314 P property valuation; telecommunications companies
HB2382 P traffic violations; fees; court retention
HB2400 P partial-birth abortions; definition
HB2418 C concealed weapons; federal firearms licensee
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2439 P concealed weapons permit; safety course See Vote
HB2441 C liquor licenses; public recreation area
HB2459 P schools; superintendents; certification
HB2461 P* developmental disabilities; program plans; burial See Vote
HB2466 C school districts; maximum tax rate
HB2478 C victim's rights; statement of rights
HB2516 P schools; administrative reduction
HB2519 C pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
HB2520 C salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
HB2522 C foreclosure rescue
HB2530 P* reckless driving; prior convictions
HB2531 P* dangerous and incompetent defendants; commitment
HB2532 P* prohibited possessors; persistently, acutely disabled See Vote
HB2551 C criminal damage; classification
HB2558 P* insurance; cancer treatment; medical references
HB2559 P* schools; AIMS test; additional subjects
HB2560 P* certification in medical specialty; disclosure
HB2564 P abortion
HB2569 P smuggling; use of weapon; classification
HB2573 C voter registration list; deleted names
HB2574 C orders of protection; minors
HB2575 C voter registration list; format
HB2595 P civil actions; false claims actions
HB2607 P schools; disruption; interference; concealed firearms
HB2610 P civil liability; affirmative defenses
HB2616 C living wills; health care directives
  (NOW: health care directives; guardian decision
HB2631 P eligibility determinations; AHCCCS.
HB2632 P unemployment insurance; benefits
HCM2004 P secret ballots; protecting fundamental right See Vote
HCM2009 C opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2022 P school district expenditures; authorization..
HCR2024 P sovereignty; tenth amendment.
HCR2029 P funding ballot measures; reauthorization
HCR2030 C initiative and referendum; voter approval
  (NOW: Arizona's water protection
HCR2035 P T. Dennis Barney; death resolution
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1107 P state equalization property tax repeal
SB1142 P public expenditure transparency database
SB1242 C weapons; peace officers; posse; reserves
SB1243 P justification; defensive display of firearm
SB1270 P firearms possession; concealed weapons permit
SB1312 C perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1434 C publicity pamphlet; judicial performance; comment
SCR1026 P secret ballot; fundamental right
SCR1029 C perinatal mood disorders


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