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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Barbara McGuire

Barbara McGuire

District 8

1700 W. Washington
Room 314
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5836
Fax Number: (602) 417-3131

Personal Information:
Home City:Kearny
Occupation: Legislator
Member Since: 2007
Senator Barbara McGuire is a life-long resident of District 8 which is among the state's fastest growing areas. She is proud to represent Pinal and Gila Counties and honored to represent the Gila River Indian Community.
Born in Sonora-Ray, Senator McGuire is a third-generation Arizonan and the daughter of a Veteran World War II Navy pilot. She has been happily married to Jim McGuire for the past 42 years. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

Senator McGuire learned the value of hard work while growing up in a mining community. She graduated high school and attended community college in District 8.

Over the past two decades Senator McGuire has served as a Salvation Army Unit Director, State Representative, small business owner, honorary Major Civil Air Patrol, NRA member, and Sheriff’s Posse member. She has also had the pleasure of working for a school district and served on the Interagency Council on Long-Term Care.

Senator McGuire has held two chamber of commerce memberships in Casa Grande and Copper Basin. She has served as the vice president of the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce and was honored in 2004 to be named the Copper Basin Citizen of the Year. Additionally, Senator McGuire was appointed Rural Liaison by her Caucus and was a founder of the Mining Caucus in 2013. She was awarded the American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division 2012-2013, Outstanding Legislator of the Year, and the 2013 Legislative Friend from the AZ League of Cities and Towns. She advocated to increase the University Extension funds, CPR, and school bus safety.

Among the most satisfying volunteer experiences for Senator McGuire has been her work with the annual Angel Tree Christmas program and the Summer Youth Camp program.

Senator McGuire believes government should be Efficient, Accountable and Responsive to the people of Arizona, hence her credo EAR.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2234 C firearm; definition
HB2455 C unclaimed property; firearms; disposition
HB2523 P state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2530 C empowerment scholarship accounts; tests; surveys
HB2617 C school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities
HCM2004 P veterans' home; tribal lands
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2036 P Boy Scouts of America
SB1090 P dependent children; placement; grandparents; stipend
SB1099 C electronic records; state library
SB1106 P emergency contraception
SB1160 C driver licenses; authorized presence proof
SB1190 C alarm contractor regulation
SB1209 P minors; tobacco-derived products
SB1224 P children; assessment; investigation protocols; reports
SB1225 C civil actions; time limits; crimes
SB1226 C child abuse; investigation protocols
SB1227 C sexual offenses; children; annual audit
SB1251 P irrigation districts; audit requirements See Vote
SB1266 P* illegal dumping; penalties See Vote
SB1290 P office of pest management
SB1294 C grand jury; length of term
SB1299 P tax credits; rate reductions; suspension
SB1318 P shared revenue; Navajo technical college
SB1334 C return to work program
SB1337 P* schools; CPR training See Vote
SB1340 C municipal fire districts
SB1343 P girls' youth organization special plates
SB1390 P* convicted felons; attempted weapon possession
SB1391 P* school buses; attendance
SB1392 P* unemployment insurance; eligibility; full-time students
SB1393 P* texting while driving; mass transit
SB1394 P* employee credit history check; limitations
SB1395 P* insurance; credit scoring
SB1396 P* school bus stops
SB1397 P* seat belts; school buses
SB1398 P* nurse-to-patient ratios; DHS rules
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SB1464 C mining advisory council; membership
SB1465 C solid waste facilities; general permit
SCR1008 P Harriet Tubman day
SCR1020 P Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki
SR1002 C food allergies; awareness week
SR1003 P honoring Paul and Lorena Williams
SR1004 P death resolution; Bud Strom


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