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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Richard Miranda

Richard Miranda

District 13

1700 W. Washington
Room 308
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5911
Fax Number: (602) 417-3271

Personal Information:
Home City:Phoenix
Occupation: Consultant
Member Since: 1999
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 a legal manager of the Miranda Law Firm. 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 currently serves on the Senate Commerce, Finance and Judiciary committees. He is also past Chairman of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus. 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 Achievment Award from the Mary Lou Foulton College of Education at Arizona State University. During his tenure in both Houses of the Arizona Legislature, Richard Miranda has consistently worked to improve the quality of life for the constituents of his district and of all Arizonans.

Senator Miranda serves as Migrant Health Director for the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers where he is dedicated to promoting access to primary health care. Additionally, he works as Executive Director for the Centro Adelante Campesino in Surprise, where he manages educational programs for children.

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


Committee Assignments
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HB2314 P property valuation; telecommunications companies
HB2424 P illegal dumping; penalties
HB2432 P school board membership; family members
HB2590 P cellular telephones; minors; driving use
HB2591 P multi-family dwellings; recycling
HB2592 P drug offenses; public parks; sentencing
HB2593 P child restraints; booster seats
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
SB1209 P children; foster care; rights
SB1210 P* foreclosures; notice; mailing
SB1213 P employer communications; religious; political beliefs.
SB1214 P procurement services; outsourcing prohibited.
SB1215 P right to work.
SB1216 P public employees; collective bargaining.
SB1217 P health care business; consumer information..
SB1311 P end-of-life options; right to know
SB1312 P perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1399 P GPLET reform
SB1410 P schools; harassment; bullying; protected classes.
SB1411 P seat belt violations
SCR1021 P collective bargaining.
SCR1028 P health care decisions week
SCR1029 P perinatal mood disorders
SCR1045 P death resolution; Jake Flake


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