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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Lupe Contreras

Lupe Contreras
Minority Whip

District 19

1700 W. Washington
Room 305
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5284
Fax Number: (602) 417-3106

Personal Information:

Home City: Cashion
Occupation: Law
House Member: Present

My name is Guadalupe Chavira Contreras; most friends and family know me by Lupe or Lupito. I was born July 27, 1975 at St. Josephís Hospital in Phoenix AZ to my two awesome parents Manuel & Oralia Contreras. Iím the youngest of four children, in order from oldest to youngest Juanita Contreras,Manuel Contreras Jr., Mercedes Contreras, and myself. From birth I was raised in Cashion, Arizona and moved out of the town Iíve always called home at the age of 22.

Growing up I was involved in Baseball, Wrestling, and Football. I attended Littleton Elementary School, Underdown JR High, and Westview High School. I was part of the first Graduating class of Westview back in 1993. After graduation I attended Estrella Mountain Community College and Glendale Community College in pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice.

In high school during the summer months I worked in fields picking onions and melons. This was my summer job until the end of my senior year when I started working at Fryís in Avondale then went on to UPS. While going to college I was offered a job at the Law Office of Ben Miranda to whom I can still call a friend to this day. After working there for a few years I went off to work for two other law offices and then to the office that Iíve called home for the past 14 years which is Pomeroy & Associates. Pomeroy & Associates is not only my employer but my second family; I could never say enough of all the friends and clients that I have met over the years.

Iíve coached Wrestling for more than ten years from Kindergarten children to Seniors in High School. I coached for the Desert Devils Wrestling program for kids from K through 8 th grade and at Westview High School.

More recently since being elected State Representative for District 19, I have become an active member of NALEO - National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed officials.

Iím married to Sara Violeta Contreras who is originally from Ajo, Arizona and came to the West Valley at the age of two. My wife attended Westwind Elementary School, Westview High School, and Estrella Mountain Community College where she received an Associated Degree. She works at Sierra Linda High School in the Tolleson Union High School District. We have 6 beautiful children and three grandchildren with one more expected June of 2013.

The West Valley has always been home to both my wife and I and is something that we hold close to our hearts. My family roots in the West Valley go back to before my parents were born and when my Grandparents were young. Growing up Iíve been able to see the growth that all the West Valley towns have gone though.


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Sponsored Bills
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HB2369 P death certificates; gender
HB2370 P texting while driving; prohibition
HB2372 P appropriation; mental health first aid
HB2377 P law enforcement merit system; determinations
HB2517 P internet crimes against children; fund
HB2661 C multi-county water districts; storage tax
HCR2020 P ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 P women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2031 C Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2039 P death resolution; Bill Badger
SB1030 P microbreweries; multiple licenses; production; sales
SB1112 P capital punishment study committee
SB1128 P adoption; married couple; preference
SB1129 P financial disclosure; model legislation; lobbying
SB1171 C campaign reports; late filings; notice See Vote
SB1251 C tax rate reductions; suspension
SB1269 C firearms; background checks; release conditions
SB1287 C ballot contents disclosure; prohibition
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1302 P vulnerable users of public ways
SB1323 C school districts; partnerships; school facilities
SB1324 P school buildings; excess square footage
SB1325 P first responder special plates
SB1326 P wrongful arrest; record clearance
SB1327 P employment discrimination; prohibition
SB1395 P state-owned bank task force; appropriation
SB1396 P auditor general; charter schools
SB1403 P consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition
SB1427 C eating disorders study committee
SB1428 P schools; bullying policy; definition
SB1429 P reporting; untested sexual assault kits
SB1432 P hotel employees; room access; backgrounds
SB1437 C microbrewery licenses; producer limitations
SB1441 C official state metal; copper
SB1443 C occupational disease; post-traumatic stress disorder
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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