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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Rich Crandall

Rich Crandall

District 19

1700 W. Washington
Room 304
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3020
Fax Number: (602) 417-3252

Personal Information:
Home City: Mesa
Occupation: President/CFO – Crandall Corporate Dietitians
Member Since: 2007
I am honored to represent the residents of Mesa in the Arizona Senate.  Being raised in Flagstaff and Safford has provided me with a love for Arizona and all it has to offer.  Mesa has been my home for the last 15 years and is a wonderful place to raise a family, start a business, and educate my children.

I have been married to Patrice Crandall of Blanding, Utah for 21 years and we have seven children; Melissa, Kathryn, Camille, Allyson, Brianne, Rhett, & Savanna.

Because of our children, I have developed a passion for education in all of its forms whether from a district, charter, virtual school, home school or private school.  I have also come to believe that high expectations combined with supportive parents and effective teachers make all the difference in the academic achievement of Arizona’s students.  I try to promote legislation that supports these important principles.

  • B.S. & MAcc                                        Brigham Young University  
  • MBA, Summa Cum Laude                     University of Notre Dame
  • Licensed Arizona CPA #8907-E
  • Licensed School Nutrition Specialist
  • President/CFO, Crandall Corporate Dietitians – Crandall is the nation’s largest provider of consulting dietary services to the assisted living and long-term care industries.
  • President/Managing Member, CN Resource – CN Resource provides oversight services on behalf of State Agencies for USDA child nutrition programs.
  • Minority Partner, Arizona Rattlers – The Rattlers are Arizona’s Arena Football team with a very promising future.
  • Arizona House of Representatives, 2007-2010,
    • House Education Chair, 2009-2010
    • Vice-Chair of Commerce, 2007-2008
    • Appropriations Committee, 2007-2010
  • Arizona Senate, 2011-2012
    • Senate Education Chair, 2011-2012
  • A New Leaf (formerly PreHab) is a human service agency providing shelter services to homeless men, women and families as well as victims of domestic violence.
  • Arizona Brainfood is the ”backpack” provider within the Mesa School District for weekend food for hungry students.
  • Past Board Member & President, Mesa Public Schools
  • Executive Committee Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
    • Vice-Chair of Education, NCSL
  • Member, Mesa Baseline Rotary      
  • Member, ASCPA & AICPA &
  • Past President, Arizona Management Society
  • Past Co-Chair, BYU Alumni of Phoenix
  • Digital Learning Council,
  • Member, Task Force on Educator Effectiveness (NCSL)
  • Steering Committee Member, Hunger Partnership (NCSL)
  • Co-Chair, Task Force on School Dropout Prevention and Recovery (NCSL) completed Jan. 2011
  • Member, Governor Brewer’s Education Data Governance Task Force


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Education Chairman Click Here Click Here
Economic Development and Jobs Creation Member Click Here Click Here
Public Safety and Human Services Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2197 P charter schools; age restricted communities
HB2384 C abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes
HB2416 C abortion
HB2646 C JTEDs; adult students
HB2673 C special sentencing; peace officer impersonation
HCM2002 C remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2006 C personal property tax exemption amount
SB1101 P protest activity; prohibition.
SB1136 P city or town annexation.
SB1152 P* homeschools; designation
SB1159 C multimedia production tax credits
SB1174 P* charter schools; age restricted communities.
SB1191 P juveniles; discretionary transfer; adult court
SB1194 P structural pest management; regulation
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1205 P small transportation school districts; dissolution
SB1213 C community college districts; alternative formation See Vote
SB1217 C shared revenues; provisional community colleges See Vote
SB1224 C unemployment benefits; military spouses; dependents
SB1225 C forgery; human smuggling; classification
SB1239 P* ASRS; return to work; contributions
  (NOW: county treasurers; investments
SB1246 C abortion.
SB1250 C donor conceived children
SB1255 P* Arizona online instruction; graduation requirements
SB1256 P* education; omnibus See Vote
SB1257 P* school district overexpenditures; state board
SB1258 P* school finance; per pupil funding
SB1263 P* schools; administrative tasks; reduction See Vote
SB1265 C abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes.
SB1283 C child custody; military families
SB1286 C counties; cities; permits; time limit
SB1287 C health insurance; purchase outside state.
SB1289 P* eastern Arizona college; baccalaureate degrees
SB1295 C provisional community colleges; levy limit
SB1296 C provisional community colleges; tuition
SB1297 C provisional community colleges; expenditure limit
SB1300 P* education; meetings; technical correction
SB1301 P* technical correction; private schools
SB1302 P* exchange teachers; technical correction
SB1303 P* schools; dropout recovery programs See Vote
SB1305 C clean elections; trigger reports; repeal
SB1306 C landlords; tenants; bedbug control See Vote
SB1350 C public employees; political activities
SB1357 C AHCCCS; missed appointments; provider remedy See Vote
SB1358 C medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1360 C Arizona rangers; red; blue lights
SB1363 C employer protections; labor relations
SB1365 C paycheck deductions; political purposes See Vote
SB1403 C certificates; line siting committee.
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
SB1451 P* high schools; board examination systems
SB1452 P* schools; e-learning programs
  (NOW: e-learning programs; schools
SB1453 P* schools; parents' rights
  (NOW: parents' rights; schools
See Vote
SB1454 P* JTEDs; student count; ADM
SB1455 P* AP teachers; bonus pay; weight
SB1458 C professional licensure; out-of-state applicants See Vote
SB1462 P* schools; ELL models; exemption
SB1499 C probate; omnibus
  (NOW: probate proceedings; omnibus
See Vote
SB1503 C low-profit limited liability companies
SB1505 C nuclear security guards; weapons ranges
SB1506 C Barry Goldwater statue
SB1507 C juvenile codefendants; same judge
SB1520 P* Arizona background clearance card
SB1521 P* schools; head injury policies; athletics See Vote
SB1532 C ADE; RFP; ELL instruction
SB1543 C church bonds; exempt securities See Vote
SB1552 P corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1553 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts. See Vote
SB1554 C ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1556 C school district monies; associations; elections.
SB1590 P employers; group insurance pooling
SB1591 C health insurance claims; information; disclosure
SB1592 C health care compact; funding
SB1593 P health insurance; interstate purchase See Vote
SB1602 C technical correction; school safety clearinghouse
SB1612 C general appropriations 2011-2012
  (NOW: 2011-2012; general appropriations
See Vote
SB1613 C 2011-2012; capital outlay
  (NOW: capital outlay; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1616 C revenue; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; revenue; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1617 C K-12 education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; K-12 education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1618 C higher education; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; higher education; 2011-2012
See Vote
SB1619 C health; 2011-2012; budget reconciliation
  (NOW: budget reconciliation; health; 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
SCR1009 C honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1010 C judicial decisions; international law
SCR1016 C constitutional convention; federal debt.
SCR1017 C recognizing pregnancy care centers.
SCR1020 C crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1051 C voter enacted expenditures; funding source
SCR1053 C phase-out business personal property tax
SCR1059 C supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
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 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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