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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Richard Miranda

Richard Miranda

District 13

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 332
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5911
Fax Number: (602) 417-3171

Personal Information:
Home City: Toleson
Occupation: Executive Director of a non-profit
Member Since: 1998
Richard Miranda comes from a farm-worker family of 11 brothers and sisters. The family has given our community four attorneys, a State Representative and a State Senator. Richard Miranda grew up in the Marcos de Niza Housing Projects of downtown Phoenix.

After receiving his diploma from North Phoenix High School in 1974, Richard Miranda went on to work in a variety of government and business settings. His work ranged from assistant to the Mayor of Phoenix to Executive Director of a non-profit. Richard is also heavily involved in many community service projects and organizations, including Friendly House, the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Mountain Park Community Healthcare Center. Additionally, he served as Director of the Cesar E. Chavez Museum and as a former Board member for the Mexican Cultural Center.

This stewardship gave him the support of District 13 and he was honored with the approval of his constituents in his successful bid for the House of Representatives in 1998. During his service from 1998 to 2002, he promoted legislation to improve housing, health, and education in underserved communities.

In January of 2002, Richard Miranda began his tenure in the Senate he became Democratic Whip in 2005 and served as a ranking Democrat on several committees. He serves on the Senate Commerce, Finance and Judiciary committees. He served as Co-Chair of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus, where he has helped to establish the Arizona Latino Caucus Foundation, an organization dedicated to ensuring greater access to public policy through educating, tutoring, and mentoring citizens, young and old, interested in effecting public policy.

He was declared Legislator of the Year in 2003 by the Arizona Chiropractors Association and the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers in 2004. In October of 2006, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Mary Lou Foulton College of Education at Arizona State University. As a legislator Mr. Miranda has consistently worked to improve the quality of life for the constituents of his district and of all Arizonans.

Today Richard serves us as Representative from District 13. He is the Ranking Member on the Rules Committee and serves on the Banking and Insurance and the Military and Public Policy Committees, and is still Co-Chair of the Latino Caucus.

A Phoenix native, Representative Miranda resides in Tolleson and enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.


Committee Assignments
Banking and Insurance Member Click Here Click Here
Military Affairs and Public Safety Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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HB2101 P protest activity; prohibition
HB2249 P school board agendas; posting; time
HB2250 P surveys; ethnicity; multiracial category
HB2251 P 8th grade promotion certificates
HB2294 P pregnant prisoners; restraints prohibited; exception
HB2372 P conservatorships; guardianships; county reimbursement
HB2373 P judicial facility districts
HB2374 P sentencing; minimum and maximum terms
HB2375 P assault; public defender; county ranger
HB2376 P department of juvenile corrections; continuation See Vote
HB2377 P capital postconviction public defender; continuation
HB2378 P life sentence; parole eligibility
HB2379 P incarceration costs; municipal court warrants
HB2380 P prisoners; medical parole
HB2428 P emergency contraception
HB2430 P foreclosures; right to rent
HB2549 P state nickname; grand canyon state
HB2564 C sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2566 P native American tribes; revenue sharing
HB2567 P state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2568 P shared revenue; Navajo technical college
HB2569 P prioritize repairs; state highways
HB2586 P military members; consumer reporting agencies
HB2604 P AHCCCS; services; restoration.
HB2605 P accounting tax credit; repeal.
HB2606 P AHCCCS; nonexperimental transplants; funding
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HB2630 P schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2639 P state contracts; preference; Arizona businesses
HB2641 P foreclosure; equity purchasers; mortgage consultants
HB2642 P foreclosures; mandatory mediation
HB2683 P potentially dangerous persons; DHS; reporting
HB2691 P* firearm sales; reporting; inspections
HB2692 P* behavioral health; RHBA; preference
HB2693 P* legislation imposing unfunded mandates; effect
HB2694 P public safety employees; crisis training
HB2711 P prohibited weapon; high capacity magazine.
HCM2005 P dream act; military service; adoption
HCR2025 P board of executive clemency; commutation
HCR2039 P* transplant awareness
HCR2040 P* state imposed unfunded mandates; referendum
HM2001 P F-35 program; support funding
HR2003 P* Turkish-Arizona House of Representatives friendship
HR2004 P honoring John Waddell
HR2007 P Warrene Ware; service
SB1155 P electronic; digital devices; stalking; threatening
SB1156 P grand jury proceedings; electronic recording.
SB1159 C multimedia production tax credits
SB1202 P definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic.
SB1562 P public employees; collective bargaining
SB1563 P state employees; meet and confer
SB1564 P labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
SCR1061 C Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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