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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Randall Friese

Randall Friese

District 9

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 325
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3138
Fax Number: (602) 417-3272

Personal Information:
Home City: Baltimore
Occupation: Trauma Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Member Since: 2015
Dr. Randall Friese was first elected to the House of Representatives by District 9 in 2014. He is currently the ranking Democrat on the Health Committee, and also serves on the Judiciary Committee. During the First Regular Session of the 52nd Legislature in 2015, he also served on the Government and Higher Education Committee.

Dr. Friese was born in Baltimore and earned both his undergraduate degree, in biochemistry, and his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his medical residency as well as a trauma research fellowship at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery. Dr. Friese served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1997-2001. He then completed a critical care fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Since 2008, he has been a trauma surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He was one of the trauma surgeons who cared for the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson that wounded Congresswoman Giffords.

Dr. Friese is married to Susan Friese, a former nurse, whose involvement in the Tucson community includes membership on several boards, including Planned Parenthood AZ and the January 8th Memorial Development Committee. Susan also works as a Literacy Program Assistant at Literacy Connects. Dr. Friese and Susan share their home with three rescued cats--Baxter, Agador and Blanca--as well as Sandler, their 12-year-old golden retriever.


Committee Assignments
Government and Higher Education Member Click Here Click Here
Health Member Click Here Click Here
Judiciary Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2117 P* marriage; qualifications
HB2118 P* firearm sales; background checks; transfers
HB2119 P* provisional ballots; tally; verification
HB2155 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2157 C Native Americans; delayed birth certificates
HB2159 C appropriation; water projects; Navajo nation
HB2189 C housing discrimination; prohibition
HB2198 P public schools; tax credit
HB2231 P* STOs; administrative cost allocation
HB2232 P* public school tax credit; increase
HB2233 P* STO scholarships; beneficiary recommendations
HB2234 P* STO scholarships; student transfers
HB2235 P* STO scholarships; means testing
HB2249 C JTEDs; funding; ninth graders
HB2251 C corporate tax credits; annual report
HB2370 C texting while driving; prohibition
HB2371 P minors; automatic firearms; prohibited
HB2372 P appropriation; mental health first aid
HB2435 C abortion; waiting period; informed consent
HB2464 C synthetic plastic microbead products; prohibition
HB2466 C schools; health information; website posting
HB2467 P limited service pregnancy centers; ultrasounds
HB2476 C sex education programs; requirements
HB2486 C university admission requirements; foreign language
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2533 C campaign finance; public service corporations
HB2534 C ballots; defects; notice; cure
HB2546 C independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosures.
HB2547 C campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities.
HB2548 C foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs.
HB2549 C independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit.
HB2552 C emergency contraception
HB2553 C human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
See Vote
HB2576 C tax; solar energy devices
HB2585 C secondary motor vehicle finance transactions
HB2600 P* public school tax credit reallocation
HB2601 P* firearms; background checks; release conditions.
HB2606 C medical assistance requests; evidence; mitigation
HB2607 P* motorcycle riders; helmets; fees
HB2631 C veteran education; tuition grants; cemeteries
HB2632 C dog tethering
  (NOW: unlawful dog tethering
HB2638 C abortion clinics; inspection; repeal
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCR2009 P* firearm sales; background checks; transfers
HCR2010 P* marriage; qualifications; referral
HCR2020 P ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 P women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2029 C persons with disabilities; employment; support
HCR2031 C Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2039 P* death resolution; Bill Badger
HR2005 C death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1302 P vulnerable users of public ways
SCR1010 C Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1020 C Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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