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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Lela Alston

Lela Alston

District 15

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 332
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5829
Fax Number: (602) 417-3115

Personal Information:

Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Teacher
House Member: 2011-present
Senate Member: 1977-1995

Representative Lela Alston is a Phoenix native, and a graduate of Phoenix Union High School. As a young wife and mother of two, Ms. Alston received her bachelorís degree from the University of Arizona in three years. Later she received her masterís degree from Arizona State University while teaching full-time in the Phoenix Union High School District.

In 1977, Ms. Alston was elected to the Arizona State Senate where she was a committee member on Appropriations for all 18 years of her service till 1995. As a State Senator she also served on the Education, Rules, Government, Commerce and Labor, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees. Ms. Alston served fourteen years in Democratic Leadership as Assistant Leader and Whip. Her numerous interim, and special task force assignments involved education and appropriation issues. Ms. Alston focused her support on programs designed to strengthen the stateís education system, and improve healthcare and economic conditions for children and families.

Ms. Alston strongly believes in public education. Her professional training and personal upbringing resulted in her being an advocate for children and families Ė an advocacy she continues today. Over a period of years Ms. Alstonís tireless efforts, in cooperation with others, resulted in the creation of Arizona State Universityís West Campus. In 1995 Ms. Alston spearheaded efforts to bring Metro Tech High School, a licensed primary care facility in partnership with Banner Health Care.

In November of 2008 Ms. Alston was elected to the PUHSD Governing Board, continuing her service to the Phoenix community after teaching in the district for 34 years. Professional recognitions she is most proud of include being chosen Honorary State Firefighter, Girl Scouts 2002 World of Children Award, and the naming of Lela Alston Elementary School in the Isaac School District.

In 1999 she purchased a 1929 historic home in the Roosevelt District, her lifetime project! Ms. Alston has six grandchildren.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2101 C protest activity; prohibition
HB2169 C dental board; fees
HB2259 C budget units; directors; compensation; reduction
HB2260 C psychologists; prescription authority
HB2261 C private property trespass towers
HB2262 C clean elections; assets; other purchases
HB2295 P* net-metering; renewable energy sources
HB2299 C private prisons; regulation.
HB2300 C private prison contractors; public records
HB2383 C mortgage loan servicers; duties; obligations
HB2415 C schools; bullying policies
HB2417 C school boards; vocational education meeting
HB2530 C board of dental examiners See Vote
HB2549 C state nickname; grand canyon state
HB2564 C sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2579 C consumer reporting agencies; information sales
HB2586 C military members; consumer reporting agencies
HB2588 C name change records; stalking victims
HB2589 C legislative hearings; private prison escape
HB2596 C personal property tax exemption
HB2597 C corporate income tax; repeal credits
HB2604 C AHCCCS; services; restoration.
HB2605 C accounting tax credit; repeal.
HB2606 C AHCCCS; nonexperimental transplants; funding
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HB2626 C trustee's sale; postponement; notice
HB2632 C foreclosures; rentals; landlord duties
HB2633 C repeal; accounting tax credit
HB2654 C STO tax credits; repeal
HB2655 C gang; immigration intelligence; mission; funding
HB2658 C domestic violence review teams
HB2694 C public safety employees; crisis training
HB2698 P* transplant funding; unclaimed lottery monies
HB2699 P* expanded public school tax credit
HB2711 C prohibited weapon; high capacity magazine.
HCM2001 P* Washington, D.C.; voting representative
HCM2005 C dream act; military service; adoption
HCR2035 C personal property tax; repeal
HCR2051 C Arizona; centennial song
HM2001 C F-35 program; support funding
HR2002 C Mexico-U.S. commission; eradicate foot-and-mouth disease
HR2004 P* honoring John Waddell
HR2005 C Roosevelt Dam; centennial
HR2007 P Warrene Ware; service
SB1131 C tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1132 C native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SCR1009 C honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1061 C Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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