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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Al Melvin

Al Melvin

District 26

1700 W. Washington
Room 303
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4326
Fax Number: (602) 417-3159

Personal Information:
Home City:Tucson
Occupation: Trade and Transportation Consultant
Member Since: 2009
Senator Al Melvin, Republican for District 26, is committed to serving the people of Southern Arizona.  As an educator, businessman, and veteran, he is committed to bringing vision, integrity and leadership to the Arizona State Senate.

Originally from Helena, Montana, Al is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY; the Naval War College, Newport, RI; and the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird Campus in Glendale, Arizona.

In 1999, after 30 years of reserve military service, Al retired as a Captain, U.S.N.R.  One of his last duty assignments was Squadron Commander of MPS 2 at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.  He had a parallel 35 year career, including 12 years in the Far East, in international trade and ocean transportation, working for three major steamship corporations.  Al's U.S.N.R. and merchant marine careers included nine years at sea.  He holds an unlimited tonnage Masters license issued by the USCG.  Al was an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Arizona for six years.  He also taught at the University of Phoenix and Western International University, specializing in courses in international trade, transportation, logistics and economics.  Al also owns a consulting firm, American Quality International Consulting.

Al Melvin is fighting for:

  • Border security to stop deaths in the desert and to save $2 billion a year related to illegal aliens regarding hospitalization, education and incarceration.
  • Improved education through maximum parental school choice
  • Tax relief for all businesses and property owners throughout Arizona
  • Water management including water desalination
  • A cleaner environment and more affordable and sustainable energy including solar, wind and nuclear power
  • Tort reform to stop frivolous law suits
  • Private property rights and second amendment rights
  • Improved transportation options including possible toll roads
  • A real balanced budget and transparent government spending
  • Safe streets and neighborhoods throughout Arizona
  • Economic growth and new jobs with improved access to healthcare
  • No kill animal shelters throughout Arizona by 2020
  • Legislation banning texting while driving
Al Melvin is the Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and serves on the Public Safety and Human Services Committee as well as the Veterans and Military Affairs committee.

Al can be reached at his Senate office by phone at: 602-926-4326, by e-mail at: and on his website at

Al Melvin understands the challenges facing Arizona and he has the answers!  Al believes that Arizona can become the premier state in the Union and will do all that he can to make that happen.  Al and his wife, Kou, live on the north side of Tucson with their Basset Hound Bradford.  Both golf, with Kou knocking on the door of 80 and Al is still trying to break 100.  Al is an Eagle Scout and is a big supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.  Al is a Rotarian, a member of the Elks, VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.  He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Marana and Northern Pima County Chambers of Commerce.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Public Safety and Human Services Member Click Here Click Here
Veterans and Military Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2101 P county supervisors; membership; number
  (NOW: county supervisors; membership
HB2238 C AHCCCS; DES; fraud reduction
HB2249 C city elections; nonpartisan primaries; districts.
HB2251 C school district overexpenditures; correction.
HB2257 P stopping of vehicles; highways
  (NOW: public transportation vehicles; stopping
HB2314 C property valuation; telecommunications companies
HB2402 C schools; contractors; fingerprinting; crimes
HB2415 C schools; suspended pupils; admission
HB2418 C concealed weapons; federal firearms licensee
HB2463 C school districts; accounting responsibility; threshold
HB2474 C firearms; storage; motor vehicles
HB2517 C kennel inspections; counties
HB2564 C abortion
HB2595 C civil actions; false claims actions
HB2616 C living wills; health care directives
  (NOW: health care directives; guardian decision
HB2629 C license plate obstruction; wheelchair holders
  (NOW: license plates; disabled
HCM2009 C opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2036 C supporting the citizens of Iran
SB1109 C voter registrations; death notices
SB1123 C city elections; nonpartisan primaries; districts See Vote
SB1138 C partial-birth abortions; definition.
SB1142 C public expenditure transparency database
SB1147 C greenhouse emissions; regulations; fuel economy
SB1148 C deed restrictions; for sale signs
SB1162 C GIITEM appropriation; multijurisdictional task force
SB1267 C agricultural improvement districts; technical correction
SB1268 C labor organizations; political activities; contributions
SB1269 C rezoning; majority vote
SB1280 C concealing, harboring or shielding aliens
  (NOW: illegal aliens; concealing; harboring; shielding
SB1312 C perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1335 C unauthorized aliens; licensing
SB1342 C continuation; department of environmental quality
SB1383 C Arizona national rankings
SB1385 C school admissions; employees' children
SB1386 C charter schools; charter renewal period See Vote
SB1388 C graduation requirement; college entrance exam
SB1392 C K-3 academic gains; measurement
SB1393 C public education; students' religious liberties.
SB1395 C common school districts; grade nine See Vote
SB1396 C school board meetings; quorum
SB1429 P* Arizona medal of honor
SB1430 P* water desalination study committee
SB1431 P* nuclear power study committee
SB1432 P* homestead exemption; amount
SB1433 P* automobile theft authority; membership
SB1434 C publicity pamphlet; judicial performance; comment
SB1437 P* schools; gun safety instructors; certification
SB1438 P* state support for youth programs
SB1439 P* passengers; pickup truck beds; prohibition
SB1440 P* minors in vehicle; smoking prohibited
SB1441 P* public expenditure transparency
SB1442 P* county supervisors; membership; number
SB1443 P* cellular telephone use; texting; driving
SB1444 P* appropriation of federal monies
SB1445 P* child protective services
SB1446 P* animal shelters; procedures; requirements
SCR1020 C senate confirmation; justices and judges
SCR1026 C secret ballot; fundamental right
SCR1029 C perinatal mood disorders
SCR1043 P* technology transfer; state universities
SCR1044 P* property tax exemption; disabled veterans
SCR1045 P death resolution; Jake Flake


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