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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Lela Alston

Lela Alston

District 24

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 332
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5829
Fax Number: (602) 417-3115

Personal Information:

Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Teacher
House Member: 2011-present
Senate Member: 1977-1995

Representative Lela Alston is a Phoenix native, and a graduate of Phoenix Union High School. As a young wife and mother of two, Ms. Alston received her bachelorís degree from the University of Arizona in three years. Later she received her masterís degree from Arizona State University while teaching full-time in the Phoenix Union High School District.

Ms. Alston began serving in the Arizona State Senate in 1977 where she was a committee member on Appropriations for all 18 years of her service till 1995. As a State Senator she also served on the Education, Rules, Government, Commerce and Labor, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees. Ms. Alston served fourteen years in Democratic Leadership as Assistant Leader and Whip. Her numerous interim, and special task force assignments involved education and appropriation issues. Ms. Alston focused her support on programs designed to strengthen the stateís education system, and improve healthcare and economic conditions for children and families.

Ms. Alston strongly believes in public education. Her professional training and personal upbringing resulted in her being an advocate for children and families Ė an advocacy she continues today. Over a period of years Ms. Alstonís tireless efforts, in cooperation with others, resulted in the creation of Arizona State Universityís West Campus. In 1995 Ms. Alston spearheaded efforts to bring Metro Tech High School, a licensed primary care facility in partnership with Banner Health Care.

In November of 2008 Ms. Alston was elected to the PUHSD Governing Board, continuing her service to the Phoenix community after teaching in the district for 34 years. Professional recognitions she is most proud of include being chosen Honorary State Firefighter, Girl Scouts 2002 World of Children Award, and the naming of Lela Alston Elementary School in the Isaac School District.

In 1999 she purchased a 1929 historic home in the Roosevelt District, her lifetime project! Ms. Alston has six grandchildren.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Financial Institutions Member Click Here Click Here
Higher Education and Workforce Development Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2126 C private prisons; regulation
HB2127 C private prison security officers; certification
HB2128 C adult incarceration contracts; cost comparison
HB2129 C private prisons; prisoner transfer; prohibition
HB2130 C private prisons; prisoners; facility; limits
HB2131 C private prison study committee
HB2132 C auditor general; private prison monitoring
HB2133 C private prison contractors; public records
HB2136 P firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2201 C nonprescription contraceptive devices; pharmacies
HB2204 P law enforcement; surviving spouse; insurance
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2218 P* unlawful exposure; sexually transmitted diseases
HB2219 P* school pupils; food handlers; identification
HB2220 P* driver licenses; authorized presence proof..
HB2221 P* ADE; appropriation; geographic literacy
HB2222 P* death certificates; fee waiver
HB2223 P* firefighters; spouse; insurance payment
HB2224 P* child care waiting list; appropriation
HB2225 P* ASRS; new members; eighty-five points
HB2254 C declaratory proceedings; website reporting
HB2255 C Arizona commerce authority; oversight
HB2256 C disclosures; lobbyist; gifts; public officers
HB2359 C student protection; credit card solicitation
HB2360 C drug possession; medical assistance; probation
HB2361 C large electronics recycling program.
HB2362 C affordable housing projects; tax assessment
HB2363 C homeowners' associations; home gardening
HB2364 C income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2365 C microenterprise development program; establishment
HB2366 C ballot measures; titles; descriptions; impartial
HB2367 C ranked choice voting
HB2368 C election day voter registration
HB2413 C labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
HB2414 C public employees; collective bargaining
HB2415 C state employees; meet and confer
HB2422 P health insurance exchange
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2506 C schools; sex education
HB2507 C emergency contraception.
HB2522 C native American tribes; TPT revenues
HB2523 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2530 C empowerment scholarship accounts; tests; surveys
HB2557 P* schools; CPR instruction.
HB2563 C teacher preparation programs; common core
HB2564 C postsecondary institutions; accreditation disclosure
HB2602 C universities; fixed tuition rates.
HB2611 C school district superintendent contracts; renegotiation
HB2612 C auto title loans; military members
HB2613 C liquor licenses; financial disclosure statements
HB2614 C collection agencies
HB2620 C appropriation; soft capital
HB2622 C real estate department; civil penalties
HB2623 C employee paydays; violation
HB2624 C foreclosure mediation program.
HB2625 C driver licenses; legal presence repeal
HB2628 C prosecutor presence; interview of minor
HB2629 C tampering with a witness
HB2630 C JTED funding; 9th graders
HB2631 C unlawful discharge; firearm; intoxication
HB2633 C health insurance; vaccines
HB2634 C residential foreclosure prevention assistance
HB2635 P* job training fund; vocational rehabilitation
HB2636 P* homeowners' associations; enforcement; board indemnification
HB2637 C pilot; structured English immersion exemption
HB2642 C call center relocation; notice; penalty
HB2650 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal..
HB2651 P immigration; law enforcement; repeal.
HCM2004 C veterans' home; tribal lands
HCR2018 C Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HM2001 P reauthorization; violence against women act
HR2002 C immigration reform; principles.
SB1039 C uniform commercial code; secured transactions
SB1208 P pilot; foster care tuition waiver
SB1240 C public sale of animals
SB1440 C medical marijuana; advertising; labeling
SB1443 C marijuana; postsecondary education; medical research
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki


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