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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  Bob Thorpe

Bob Thorpe

District 6

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 130
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5219
Fax Number: (602)

Home City:Flagstaff

State Representative Bob Thorpe has served in the AZ House since 2013 where he currently is the Chairman of the Government and Higher Education Committee, and also sits on the Education, Federalism and Rules Committees. Thorpe has received numerous awards and recognitions including the most recent ACCCC's Arizona Community Colleges 2016 Legislator of the Year.

Born and raised in Burbank, California, Thorpe now lives in Flagstaff with his wife Donna, and has two grown children Elizabeth and Robert. Thorpe and his wife designed, built and live in their award winning energy-efficient home.

With a university B.A degree and several years of graduate studies, Thorpe has over 30-years of business experience including Walt Disney as an “Imagineer,” Price Waterhouse accounting firm and the aerospace industry where he built aircraft training devices for the U.S. Military including the F/A-18, F-16 and the Apache Helicopter. Thorpe both worked and volunteered for over 6-years in K-12 education and 8-years as a high technology instructor at UCLA Extension. Thorpe founded a software business with Fortune 500, international and government clients and has worked at a number of firms in the field of IT, software and website development.

In his late 40's, Thorpe served his community for almost 8-years as a certified Arizona volunteer firefighter / EMT and has volunteered as a K-12 robotics competition judge and coach. Thorpe is a student of the U.S. Constitution and authored a book on the topic entitled “Reclaim Liberty” (available on Thorpe volunteers at his church and on cattle round-ups on the Navajo Reservation, and is active in conservative political organizations. Thorpe has climbed numerous mountains including the 14,500' high Mt. Whitney (twice) and the 17,800' high Popocatépetl, and is an avid sportsman enjoying outdoor activities including fly-fishing, shooting trap and sporting clays, snow skiing and armature astronomy.


Committee Assignments
Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Chairman Click Here Click Here
Government Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



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Final Vote
HB2034 P* technical correction; materials; resident preference
HB2035 P* technical correction; Arbor day
HB2036 P* groundwater permits; technical correction
HB2037 P* technical correction; light pollution
HB2050 C administrative procedure; declaratory judgment
HB2089 P* student fees; political purposes; prohibition
HB2096 P* natural resources projects; court actions
HB2097 P* sovereign authority; commandeering; prohibition; exception
HB2098 P* civil forfeiture; public defender appointment
HB2109 P* forfeiture; monies; assets; prohibited distribution
HB2110 P* uncontested civil forfeiture; repeal
HB2111 P* anti-racketeering funds; administration; revenue department
HB2112 C multi-county water district; directors; elections See Vote
HB2113 P* government vehicles; political speech; prohibition
HB2114 P* peace officers; weapons; federal facilities
HB2115 P* school vehicles; global positioning systems
HB2116 P* municipal zoning; rezoning protests See Vote
HB2117 P* state militia; firearms; rights
HB2118 P* firearms transfers; compact
HB2119 P* educational institutions; state law violations
HB2120 P* education; prohibited courses and activities
HB2121 P* immigration; prohibited acts; civil action
HB2122 P* competitive bidding; legal counsel; limit
HB2123 P* vocational and technical education; evaluation
HB2124 P* minimum wage; employee benefits; preemption
HB2170 P* anti-racketeering monies; police training
HB2171 P* technical correction; land department; seal
HB2185 P* juvenile corrections; transfer to counties
HB2186 P* ombudsman-citizens aide; reports
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2255 P* ballot measures; contributions; nonresidents; prohibition
HB2256 P* technical correction; state museum
HB2257 P* state law; local violations
HB2258 P* county contributions; hospitalization; medical; repeal
HB2259 P* traffic violation surcharges; crime lab
HB2260 P* voter registration; student addresses
HB2261 P* defensive driving school list; prohibition
HB2281 P* anti-racketeering monies; authorized uses; prohibitions
HB2282 P* federal judge; good behavior; removal
HB2283 P* postsecondary institutions; employment statistics
HB2323 C critical health information; emergency responders
HB2345 C study; state board; community colleges
HB2378 C dispensing opticians; repeal of regulation
HB2407 C appropriation; counties; essential services
HB2409 P* injunction against harassment; petition; hearing
HB2410 C workers' compensation; firefighters; heart-related cases
HB2430 P* marijuana; health warnings
HB2436 C appropriation; memorial; January 8 victims
HB2447 P* legislators; mileage rate; distance
HB2448 P* voter registration; identification
HB2449 P* convention; delegates; limitations; oath
HB2450 P* government software; purchase and development
HB2451 P* government; passwords; data encryption
HB2477 C civil forfeiture; report information; remedies See Vote
HB2501 C community colleges; workforce development
HCM2006 C clean power plan; repeal; replace
HCR2003 P* bond elections; technical correction
HCR2006 P* Article V convention
HCR2010 C application; Article V convention
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
HCR2021 C suicide prevention month
HCR2023 C Article V convention; term limits
HCR2031 C death resolution; Sharon Giese
HJR2002 C lower Colorado basin; forbearance authority.
HJR2003 C Colorado River allocation; management.
HR2003 P* Arizona aerospace day
SB1061 C universities; tuition; rates; fees
SB1129 C electric nonprofit cooperatives; patronage capital
SB1130 C hairstylist licenses; cosmetology
SB1189 C state budget; estimates; notice
SB1327 C Gold Star memorial
SB1328 C election proclamation; board clerk
SB1337 C industrial hemp; licensing
SB1366 C peace officer; victim; aggravating factor
SB1431 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in
SB1439 C end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SB1474 C community engagement district.
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day


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