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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  John Nelson

John Nelson

Republican
District 12

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 301
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5872
Fax Number: (602) 417-3112

 
Personal Information:
Home City: Litchfield Park
Occupation: Senator
Member Since: 2001
John Nelson, P.E., R.L.S., ACEC, Fellow, was elected 4 times to represent City Council District 4, beginning in 1983. As a result of citywide redistricting in 1991, Mr. Nelson was then elected to represent District 5 twice and served as Mayor for a short time. In January 1999, John was elected as Vice Mayor for the third time during his tenure and was the senior member of the Council. He was president of Coe and Van Loo Consultants, Inc., an engineering firm, for eighteen years and a partner for seventeen years.

Nelson was chairman of the City Council Ethics & Public Safety Subcommittee for 9 years and also served on, or chaired: Transportation & Technology, Housing & Neighborhoods, Desert Preserves & Open Spaces, and Natural Resources.

His professional affiliations included the Arizona Consulting Engineers Association, American Water Works Association, and the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors Association. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona and California, and is a Registered Land Surveyor in Arizona.

Mr. Nelson served our country in the 1st Battle Group, 26th Infantry, 1st Division of the U.S. Army. Prior to joining Coe and Van Loo as a Project Engineer in 1972, Nelson was employed with the City of Phoenix Engineering Department for seven years. He began his engineering career with Tyson Engineering Service in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1962.

In January 1997, Nelson was appointed to the Cartwright School Board. John presently serves as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maryvale Hospital Medical Center. He also serves on the State Board of Technical Registration Advisory Committee.

His past service has included chairman of the Maryvale Village Planning Committee and past president of the Maryvale Citizens' Association and vice-chairman of the Sanitary Sewer Subcommittee of the Phoenix Bond Advisory Committee. Additionally he has been a member of the Sanitary Landfill Site Selection Committee, the Mayor's Task Force on Juvenile Violence, the Board of Adjustment, and a Professional Engineers in Government Representative. His involvement with young people has included volunteering with Little League, Pop Warner Football and the Boy Scouts.

Past honors include Maryvale Man of the Year in 1978 and Engineer of the Year in 1990. In September 1996, he was presented the prestigious "Community Service Award" by the American Consulting Engineers Council and in October was presented with the "The 1996 Excellence Award for Community Involvement" by the Arizona Civil Engineers Association (ACEA). Later that same month he was honored by WESTMARC as one of the "Best of the West", individual category, for serving his community for the past 25 years. November 1998 John was awarded the title of Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC), a prestigious nomination reserved for only 250 out of 6,000 engineers nationwide.

Mr. Nelson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University.

Mr. Nelson has served on the House Transportation Judiciary, Counties and Municipalities (vice chair) and presently serves on the Government and Retirement Committee, Transportation Committee, and Utilities and Municipalities Committee (Chair).

Nelson and Monica, his wife, have three children and six grandchildren.

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Committee Assignments
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Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Member Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources and Transportation Chairman Click Here Click Here
Veterans, Military and Government Affairs Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here

 

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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
 
HB2145 C justification; defensive display; holster
HB2146 C concealed weapons permit; training
HB2310 P commodity marketing orders and agreements
HB2315 P Indian affairs commission; continuation
HB2316 P Indian affairs commission; fund
HB2384 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes
HB2416 C abortion
HB2544 C presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2557 C sales tax on medical marijuana
HB2558 P landlord tenant; utilities; security deposit
  (NOW: rental property; restrictions prohibited
HB2560 C public service corporations; contractors; penalty
HB2582 C basis for judicial determinations; applicability
HB2583 C deadly physical force; reporting; admissibility
HB2584 C workers' compensation; directed care
HB2649 C early ballots; voter rolls; enforcement
HCM2002 P remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2006 P personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2033 C foreign laws; judicial decisions
HCR2051 C Arizona; centennial song
SB1079 C law enforcement; surviving spouses; insurance
SB1101 C protest activity; prohibition.
SB1133 P* approaching stationary vehicles; yield right-of-way
SB1134 P* adjutant general; annual report See Vote
SB1135 P* nuclear emergency appropriation and assessment
SB1136 P city or town annexation.
SB1159 P* multimedia production tax credits
SB1160 P city sales tax; residential rental
SB1172 P* energy and water savings accounts
SB1173 P* enterprise zone tax credits; trusts
SB1183 P agricultural property tax classification; equine
SB1193 P* reportable hazardous substance release; exception
SB1194 P structural pest management; regulation
SB1197 P* taxis; regulation
SB1198 P* department of housing; rules; exemption
SB1201 C firearms omnibus See Vote
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1205 C small transportation school districts; dissolution
SB1206 C delinquent taxes; inquiry; timely response
SB1220 C uniform local sales tax base
SB1221 C urban revenue sharing; distribution freeze
SB1223 C in-state tuition; veterans
SB1224 C unemployment benefits; military spouses; dependents
SB1226 P* county treasurers; investments; warrants; notice
  (NOW: levy limit override; city; town
See Vote
SB1227 P* insurance; unfair discrimination; motorcycles
SB1228 P* trust lands; long-term leases; default
SB1229 P* recreational users; landowner liability See Vote
SB1241 P* motor vehicle dealers; franchises See Vote
SB1242 P* tax deed land sales
SB1246 C abortion.
SB1262 C Arizona centennial special plates See Vote
SB1263 C schools; administrative tasks; reduction See Vote
SB1268 P* expired motion picture incentives; repeal
SB1269 P* veterinarian board
SB1270 P* technical correction; publication of notice
  (NOW: Arizona department of transportation; omnibus
See Vote
SB1271 P* technical correction; state trust lands
SB1272 P* technical correction; energy standards
SB1273 P* technical correction; child support
SB1274 P* minerals; land inventory; technical correction
SB1275 P* technical correction; insurance; uniform plans
SB1283 C child custody; military families
SB1284 P registrar of contractors; arbitration See Vote
SB1298 P pharmacists; drug therapy protocols
SB1306 C landlords; tenants; bedbug control See Vote
SB1325 C union dues; political purposes
SB1334 P hunting within city limits See Vote
SB1357 C AHCCCS; missed appointments; provider remedy See Vote
SB1358 P medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1359 P Arizona rangers; impersonation; offense
SB1360 P Arizona rangers; red; blue lights
SB1388 C consumer fireworks; regulation
SB1403 C certificates; line siting committee.
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
SB1404 C Arizona grain research trust fund
SB1424 P* national guard; state active duty
  (NOW: assessment for family offenses; stalking
See Vote
SB1425 P* assessment; family offenses; domestic violence
SB1426 P* driver licenses; neighborhood electric vehicles
SB1427 P* flood control districts; construction projects
SB1428 P* counties; employment of contractors; bids
SB1429 P* health care actions; liability; students
SB1430 P* motor vehicles; towing
SB1431 P* ADOT omnibus
SB1432 P* state trust land exchanges
SB1458 C professional licensure; out-of-state applicants See Vote
SB1499 P probate; omnibus
  (NOW: probate proceedings; omnibus
See Vote
SB1505 P nuclear security guards; weapons ranges
SB1506 P Barry Goldwater statue
SB1553 C education; Arizona empowerment accounts. See Vote
SB1554 C ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1557 C county school superintendents; qualifications; duties
SB1583 P* nursing board; membership
SB1584 P* DPS health care trust
SB1585 P* military operations; real estate disclosure
SB1591 C health insurance claims; information; disclosure
SB1593 P health insurance; interstate purchase See Vote
SB1610 C state firearm
SB1612 C general appropriations 2011-2012
  (NOW: 2011-2012; general appropriations
See Vote
SB1613 P 2011-2012; capital outlay
  (NOW: capital outlay; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1614 C 2011-2012; state budget procedures
  (NOW: state budget procedures; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1615 C consolidation; state agencies
  (NOW: state agencies; consolidation
See Vote
SB1616 C revenue; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; revenue; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1618 P higher education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1619 P health; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1620 P welfare; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; welfare; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1621 C criminal justice; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; criminal justice; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1622 C general government; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; general government; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1623 C regulation; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; regulation; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1624 C environment; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; environment; 2011-2012
See Vote
SCM1003 C depleted uranium; veterans
SCM1005 P* technical correction; urging the president
  (NOW: balanced budget; federal
SCM1006 P* memorial; urging Congress
SCR1009 C honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1010 P judicial decisions; international law
SCR1016 C constitutional convention; federal debt.
SCR1017 C recognizing pregnancy care centers.
SCR1020 C crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1022 P* annual tax; technical correction
SCR1023 P* technical correction; universities; admissions
SCR1036 P* state trust land exchanges
SCR1059 C supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
SR1002 C Native American legislators; recognition
SR1003 P Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 P Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 P Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 P Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 P Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 P Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 P national day of the cowboy
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution

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