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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Martin Quezada

Martin Quezada
Minority Whip

Democrat
District 29

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5911
Fax Number: (602) 417-3113

 
Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Attorney
Member Since: 2012
Martín is a native of Phoenix and was born and spent his early childhood in Maryvale where he attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. Martín is also a graduate of Peoria Centennial High School (1995), Glendale Community College (1998), Arizona State University West (2001) and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2008).

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice and Ethnic Studies from ASU West, Martín spent five years working as a Research Analyst/Policy Advisor to the Democrat Caucus in the Arizona State Senate (2001) and the Arizona State House of Representatives (2002-2005) before being accepted into law school at ASU. While in law school, he served as President of the ASU Chicano/Latino Law Students Association (2006-2007), and served in the Graduate & Professional Students Association representing the law school in ASU’s graduate student government. Martín was honored with the Congressman Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 2008 Hispanic Convocation. After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree, Martín served a judicial clerkship for Judge Patricia Orozco on the Arizona Court of Appeals (2008-2009).

Martín has been a community activist for several years and serves on numerous boards and commissions in the community including the ASU Los Diablos Latino Alumni Association, the Maryvale Village Planning Committee, the West Phoenix Revitalization Community Advisory Board and the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors. He was named as one of the Univision Radio/AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under Age 40 in 2009.

In November 2009, Martín opened the doors to the “Law Office of Martín J. Quezada, PLLC,” where he practices in the areas of criminal defense and domestic relations. Martín has also practiced in the areas of civil litigation and election law. He continues to live in the west valley where he was elected to the Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board in the 2010 General Election. He was appointed to the Arizona State House of Representatives in Legislative District #13 in March, 2012 to fill a vacant seat.

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HB2123 C competency restoration; treatment; costs
HB2188 P employment discrimination; prohibition.
HB2356 P corrections department; visitor fee repeal
HB2357 P schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2369 P death certificates; gender
HB2371 C minors; automatic firearms; prohibited
HB2387 P immigration; law enforcement; repeal
HB2388 P DCS employees; covered service
HB2389 P voting rights; restoration; felonies.
HB2434 P automatic voter registration; driver licenses
HB2437 P early voting locations; extended hours
HB2506 C private prison contractors; public records
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2547 P campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities.
HB2548 P foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs.
HB2549 P independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit.
HB2552 P emergency contraception
HB2553 P human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
HB2597 P theft; delivered package; mail; classification
HB2598 P adoption; married couple; preference.
HB2638 P abortion clinics; inspection; repeal
HB2641 C foster care; tuition waiver
HB2667 P campaign finance; violations
HCR2020 C ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 C women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2031 P Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2039 C death resolution; Bill Badger
SB1112 P capital punishment study committee
SB1128 P adoption; married couple; preference
SB1137 P* declaration of disaster; military installations
SB1156 P* election and ethics commission; duties
SB1157 P* voting rights; restoration; felonies
SB1171 C campaign reports; late filings; notice See Vote
SB1206 P* independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosures
SB1207 P* campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities
SB1208 P* foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs
SB1209 P* independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit
SB1227 P* driver licenses; legal presence repeal.
SB1228 P* schools; prohibited courses; repeal.
SB1229 P* immigration; law enforcement; repeal..
SB1230 P* racial impact statements; legislative council.
SB1231 P* state employees; meet and confer
SB1232 P* public employees; collective bargaining
SB1233 P* labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
SB1234 P* noncertificated school employees; due process
SB1235 P* labor representative; employee; privilege
SB1251 C tax rate reductions; suspension
SB1253 P* hiring practices; criminal history; limitation
SB1254 P* adult incarceration contracts; prohibited guarantee
SB1255 P* adult incarceration contracts; cost comparison
SB1269 C firearms; background checks; release conditions
SB1285 C job training; stipends; STEM; internships See Vote
SB1287 P ballot contents disclosure; prohibition
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1327 P employment discrimination; prohibition
SB1346 P* voter registration; social security number
SB1347 P* voter identification; proof of citizenship
SB1348 P* voter registration deadlines; registration method
SB1349 P* sample ballots; voter's name
SB1350 P* voter identification; VA, student identification
SB1351 P* public officers; conflict of interest
SB1352 P* financial disclosure; itemization; reporting dates
SB1353 P* lobbyists; meals; annual limit
SB1354 P* campaign finance; enforcement; referral
SB1355 P* public officers; employees; promotional materials
SB1356 P* independent expenditures; violations; criminal enforcement
SB1357 P* campaign finance; public service corporations.
SB1358 P* early voting locations; extended hours.
SB1359 P* election procedures; workers; precincts; provisionals
SB1360 P* voting centers; on-campus voting
SB1361 P* provisional ballots; verification; tally
SB1362 P* provisional ballots; residence; partial tabulation
SB1363 P* statewide voter registration portability
SB1364 P* provisional ballots; tally; verification.
SB1365 P* initiative; referendum; notary requirement
SB1366 P* presidential preference election; independent voters
SB1367 P* presidential preference election; repeal
SB1396 C auditor general; charter schools
SB1399 C TANF benefits; dependent children
SB1403 C consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition
SB1410 P* mail ballot elections; counties
SB1427 C eating disorders study committee
SB1428 C schools; bullying policy; definition
SB1429 C reporting; untested sexual assault kits
SB1432 C hotel employees; room access; backgrounds
SB1441 C official state metal; copper
SCM1007 P* comprehensive immigration reform; urging Congress
SCM1015 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel.
SCR1005 P* legislators; arrest privilege; repeal
SCR1008 P* postsecondary education; tuition; classification; status
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1016 P* independent redistricting commission; revisions
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution

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