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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Steve Gallardo

Steve Gallardo

District 13

1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5830
Fax Number: (602) 417-3113

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Former Maricopa County Assistant Elections Director (14 years)
Member Since:
Steve Gallardo was born October 25, 1968, in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a forth generation Arizona native from a pioneer Mexican-American family. In 2002, Steve was elected to the State House of Representative in a new legislative district covering Southwest Phoenix, City of Tolleson, Glendale and Avondale. In October of 2001, Steve was appointed to the Cartwright School Governing Board to fulfill an unexpired term and then later elected in 2002 for a 4-year term. Steve was honored as being a former student of the Cartwright School District and youngest board member to ever serve.

Prior to seeking public office, Steve served as the Campaign Finance Administrator for Maricopa County Elections Department for 14 years. During his tenure with the Elections Department, Steve was instrumental in developing a new candidate-training program, spearheading voter registration campaigns and get-out to vote efforts.

Steve has been involved in numerous boards and commissions, including the Arizona Civil Right Advisory Board and Maryvale Village Planning Committee. Steve is very involved with the local and national Hispanic community and served as a member of such organization as NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials), LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) and an MALDEF alumnus (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund).

Public Office Experience:
  • Cartwright Elementary School District Board Member
  • City of Phoenix Maryvale Village Planning Committee
  • State of Arizona Civil Right Advisory Board Member
  • State Representative Elect - District 13
  • First-Vice Chairman District 13 Democrats
  • Arizona State Democratic State Committeeperson
  • Democratic Precinct Committeeman - Starlight Precinct
Civic and Community Experience:
  • Southwest Voter Registration and Education Program
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Minority Coalition for Fair Redistricting
  • AFSCME — American Federation for State, County and Municipal Employees
  • NALEO — National Association of Latino and Elected Official
  • CLPA — Coalition for Latino Political Action
  • MALDEF Leadership program
  • NSBA — National School Boards Association
  • CUBE — Council of Urban Boards of Education


Committee Assignments
Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty Member Click Here Click Here
Government Reform Member Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Member Click Here Click Here
Water, Land Use and Rural Development Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2302 P protected address; secretary of state
HB2303 P voting centers; polling places
HB2304 P state elections; omnibus
HB2564 C sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HB2630 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2711 C prohibited weapon; high capacity magazine.
SB1072 P* school boards; election cancellation; certificate
SB1073 P* school board members; oath
SB1074 P* community college boards; membership
SB1075 P* consolidated election dates; recall
SB1076 P* elections; signature collection; registration
SB1077 P* ballot measures; recall petitions; notarization
SB1078 P* immigration enforcement; federal agreement
SB1101 C protest activity; prohibition.
SB1108 P* Cesar Chavez day
SB1109 P* Cesar Chavez monument
SB1131 C tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1132 P native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1159 P multimedia production tax credits
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1223 C in-state tuition; veterans
SB1224 C unemployment benefits; military spouses; dependents
SB1227 C insurance; unfair discrimination; motorcycles
SB1237 P energy authority of Arizona
SB1252 P* schools; prohibited courses; repeal.
SB1253 P* peace officers; immigration inquiries prohibited
SB1266 C Arizona veteran supportive campuses
SB1267 C legislative committee; state; Indian nations
SB1276 P boxing commission; continuation See Vote
SB1305 C clean elections; trigger reports; repeal
SB1457 C schools; sex education
SB1459 C law enforcement; crimes; reporting
SB1463 P political subdivisions; economic estimate commission
SB1464 P private prison contractors; public records.
  (NOW: false reporting; vulnerable adult abuse
SB1552 C corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1562 P* public employees; collective bargaining
SB1563 P* state employees; meet and confer
SB1564 P* labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
SB1565 P* campaign contributions; bundling; lobbyists
SB1581 P* lobbyists; meals; annual limit
SB1582 P* public officers; employees; promotional materials
SB1586 P* firearms; background checks; gun shows
SB1587 P* misconduct involving weapons; universities; colleges
SB1588 P* misconduct involving weapons; state buildings
SCM1001 P* comprehensive immigration reform
SCM1003 C depleted uranium; veterans
SCM1004 P* dream act; urging adoption
SCR1009 P honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1013 P* Cesar Chavez day
SCR1021 P* Arizona DREAM act
SCR1061 C Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1002 P Native American legislators; recognition
SR1003 C Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 C Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 C Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 C Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 C Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 C Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 C national day of the cowboy
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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