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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Martha Garcia

Martha Garcia

District 13

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 335
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5830
Fax Number: (602) 417-3113


Personal Information:

Home City:  Phoenix
Member Since: 2003
Occupation:  Director, It’s A Baby’s Life Project

Martha's Legislative Achievements

First elected to office in 2003, proudly serving District 13. Current committee assignments are Education K-12; Government; & Environment. Martha has and will continue to have a positive impact in her community and the House of Representatives. Martha will continue to volunteer her communications and leadership expertise.

Martha has gravitated to community issues that have kept her busy for over 20 years.

Professional Experience

2004-2004—Maricopa County Department of Health as Community Mobilization Manager, addressing infant mortality rate in her community

Personal & Family

Martha was born in Tempe in January, 1945. She is an Arizona Native. Ms. Garcia has raised three children, the grandmother of 9.

In 2003, Martha decided to run for and won a seat at the House of Representatives for District 13, where she has lived since 1971. She is so honored to serve the district. Martha presently serves as President of the Cartwright Elementary School Board (elected in 1998), and is a member of the National School boards Association.


Martha’s education embraces:

Graduating from Tempe Union High School in 1963.
Attended Estrella Mountain Community College in 1999


Among the many awards Martha has received are:

• Maryvale Woman of the Year in 2003
• Community Services Division Award for her volunteer efforts.
• All Arizona School Board Award
• League of Arizona Cities & Towns 2005 Award of Distinction
• Excellence Certificate—Community Mobilization Manager
• Phoenix Job Corp Ground Hog Shadow Day
• Qwest Alliance Award in 2005
• Support the Arts in Cartwright School District 2005
• All Arizona School Board Excellence in Boardmanship in 2005


• Deeply involved in grassroots organizing with Valley Interfaith Project since the late 1980’s

And was involved in sponsoring committee

• Attended Leadership Training at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and Nashville, during her tenture with Valley Interfaith Project.
• President of the Maryvale Village Block Watch Alliance
• Maryvale Hospital Board of Trustees Member
• Co-chair of Building Blocks Initiative Governing Board (addressing over-representation of youth of color in the Juvenile System.)
• Currently serves as President of the Cartwright Education Foundation
• Served as Executive Director of the Valley-Community Revitalization Project, an affordable housing strategy from 1998-2006


Committee Assignments
Environment Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2096 C water quality; technical correction
HB2097 C technical correction; light pollution
HB2247 P home sales; water supply disclosure
HB2424 P illegal dumping; penalties
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2453 C law enforcement merit system; membership
HB2464 P tenant notice; foreclosures
HB2469 C aggressive dogs; muzzles
HB2475 C unlawful employee termination; family responsibilities
HB2495 P in-state tuition; veterans
HB2517 C kennel inspections; counties
HB2521 C university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition
HB2522 P foreclosure rescue
HB2523 C schools; noncertificated business managers
HB2539 C off-highway vehicles; minors; restrictions
HB2555 P schools; eye examinations
HB2565 P perinatal mood disorder; educational information
HB2579 C presidential preference election; independent voters
HB2590 P* cellular telephones; minors; driving use
HB2591 P* multi-family dwellings; recycling
HB2592 P* drug offenses; public parks; sentencing
HB2593 P* child restraints; booster seats
HB2600 C assessment ratio freeze; class one
HB2601 P foreclosures; limitation; affidavit
HCR2036 C supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 C David Hurt; death resolution
SB1209 P children; foster care; rights
SB1312 P perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1410 P schools; harassment; bullying; protected classes.
SB1411 P seat belt violations
SCR1029 P perinatal mood disorders


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