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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Tom Prezelski

Tom Prezelski

District 29

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 330
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3424
Fax Number: (602) 417-3129


Personal Information:

Home City:Tucson
Planner, Tohono O’odham Nation
Member Since: February, 2003
The Pima County Board of Supervisors appointed Tom Prezelski to the House of Representatives in February 2003 to fill the vacancy left in District 29 by Representative Victor Soltero, who resigned to accept an appointment to a vacancy in the State Senate.

Representative Prezelski is a Tucson native with deep roots in the Old Pueblo and Southern Arizona. His father had a distinguished twenty-two year career in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. His mother, who had a long and varied career at the University of Arizona, is a descendent of several pioneer families of the Arizona-Sonora border region, including some ancestors who served as soldiers in the Spanish garrison at Tucson in the 18th Century. His family’s tradition of public service extends at least as far back as his grandfather, Francisco Ronquillo Villa, a cowboy, rancher, union railroad worker and Cochise County Democrat who served on a school board in the San Pedro Valley in the 1930s.

Representative Prezelski is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he was active in the Arizona Students Association and received a degree in Geography.

Representative Prezelski is an amateur historian, and some of his articles have seen print. One article received the James F. Elliot II award for the best article by a non-professional historian. He has worked as a docent and volunteer at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson. He also participates in a reenactment group that recreates the Segunda Compania de Voluntarios de Cataluña, a Spanish infantry company that served in what is now Arizona, California and Sonora in the 1780s. In 1995, he was appointed to the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission, a board that advises local government about historical and cultural preservation issues in the greater Tucson area.

Representative Prezelski worked as a planner for the Tohono O’odham Nation from since 1999 to 2003.

Representative Prezelski is a lifelong and active Democrat, having been a precinct committeeman since 1999. Other political offices he has held include National Committeeman for the Young Democrats of Arizona 1994-1995, Vice Chairman, District 14 Democratic Committee 2001-2002, Secretary, District 29 Democratic Committee 2002-present. He also served on the City of Tucson Redistricting Commission in 2002.

Representative Prezelski lives in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson on the same block where his grandmother grew up.


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HB2086 C insurance; cancer screening examinations
HB2087 P noncertificated school employees; policies
HB2108 C Arizona criminal justice commission; membership
HB2109 P* cellular telephones; use while driving
HB2129 C text messaging while driving; prohibition
HB2130 C child passenger booster seats
HB2131 C development fees; public transportation
HB2206 P teacher shortage student loan program
HB2220 C procurement code; exemption
HB2270 C smuggling; human beings
HB2272 C AHCCCS; members; employers; reports
HB2277 C automatic restoration of civil rights
HB2278 C death penalty; repeal; natural life
HB2279 C DHS; environmental standards; environmental council
HB2280 C homicide interrogations; electronic recording
HB2281 C erroneous convictions; civil action
HB2282 C juveniles; interrogations; electronic recording
HB2283 C attorney fees; zoning challenges
HB2284 C death penalty; juries
HB2285 C Arizona innocence inquiry commission
HB2286 C domestic terrorism
HB2288 C retail superstores; economic impact report
HB2306 C feral honeybees; public nuisance
HB2308 P appropriations; border county costs
HB2328 P county graffiti abatement See Vote
HB2334 C air quality; vapor recovery; Tucson
HB2335 C urban revenue sharing increase
HB2345 P* annual adjustment; motor fuel taxes
HB2346 P* motor fuel taxes; annual adjustment
HB2347 P* state personnel board; members
HB2348 P* state personnel administration; exemptions
HB2349 P* unemployment benefits; disqualification.
HB2350 P* public construction; bidding; best value.
HB2351 P* employer communications; religious; political beliefs.
HB2352 P* political subdivisions; funds; unions.
HB2353 P law enforcement animals; animal cruelty
HB2410 C state employee; precinct committeeman
HB2412 C prohibited possessors; gun storage
HB2413 C lymphadema study committee
HB2414 C on-site early voting; election day
HB2415 C elections; early voting; extended request
HB2416 C public employees; collective bargaining.
HB2417 C election information; university center
HB2418 C elections; manual audit sample
HB2419 C petition circulators; forgery
HB2420 C outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition.
HB2421 C procurement services; outsourcing prohibited.
HB2422 P labor; rest periods; meal breaks
HB2423 C labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation.
HB2425 C right to work.
HB2430 C ballot pages; multiple languages
HB2447 C refund anticipation loans; facilitator registration
HB2488 C drought emergency groundwater transfers
HB2491 C solar energy tax credit; application
HB2532 C minimum wage; state employees
HB2535 C land divisions; water requirements
HB2536 C caged egg-laying hens
HB2537 P animal testing; prohibition
HB2538 C sales tax exemption; nonprofit housing
HB2539 P regulations; payday loans
HB2541 C insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2559 P boxing; intergovernmental tribal agreements
HB2575 P* property classification; bed and breakfast
HB2591 C school districts; registered nurses
HB2593 C homeowners' associations; solar panels
HB2596 P political campaigns; no call list
HB2606 C state buildings; energy conservation
HB2623 P AHCCCS; children's health insurance program
HB2637 P pricing; abnormal market disruptions; emergencies
HB2638 P local energy plans See Vote
HB2643 P transactions; deferred presentment; database
HB2644 C lobbyists; gift ban
HB2645 P grants; scholarships; tax credit; repeal
HB2648 C leaf blowers; nonattainment areas
HB2649 C autopsies; required identifying information
HB2650 C real estate department; funding; awards
HB2651 C agricultural improvement districts; renewable energy
HB2652 P motor vehicle dealers; cooling-off period
HB2653 C environmental policy act
HB2654 C ASRS; return to work; conditions
HB2660 C liquor; drinking age; definition
HB2668 C lot splits; military bases; prohibition
HB2670 C school dropout age; increase
HB2671 C middle schools; teacher certification
HB2672 C schools; K-3 class size requirements
HB2673 C public employees; meet and confer.
HB2676 C tobacco products; storage and display
HB2677 P state health plan
HB2678 C prisoners; medical parole
HB2679 C appropriation; Tucson WW II memorial
HB2680 C insurance; adult children; continued coverage
HB2684 P state employees; living donor leave
HB2685 C rape victims; pregnancy prevention
HB2686 C speed limits; large vehicles
HB2687 C rates; child care assistance
HB2688 C vehicle restraint violations; enforcement
HB2698 C sanitary districts; public facilities
HB2699 C unauthorized persons; border security
HB2701 C Arizona twenty-first century fund
HB2706 C insurance; late claim payments; penalty.
HB2710 C home sales; water supply disclosure
HB2711 C hazardous substances; insurance
HB2712 C clean elections; matching funds limit
HB2713 C railroad right-of-way; hearings
HB2714 C teacher certification; proficiency exam reciprocity
HB2715 C teachers; certification reciprocity
HB2716 C identity theft; factual innocence
HB2717 C appropriation; training facility; public safety
HB2724 C income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2727 P* AHCCCS; healthcare group; waiting period
HB2730 C DUI; ignition interlock device
HB2731 C teachers; minimum salary
HB2735 C earned income tax credit
HB2737 C payment of wages; administrative rule
HB2738 C consumer loans; payday loans; military
HB2756 C victims' rights; free police reports See Vote
HB2762 P* county real estate transfer tax
HB2763 P* contractors; disciplinary grounds
HB2764 P* precinct committeemen; members
HCM2003 C policy recission; gays in military
HCM2007 P telecommunications; Native Americans
HCM2009 C funding; more border service ports
HCM2010 C reimbursement; unauthorized entries; state costs
HCM2011 C comprehensive immigration reform
HCM2013 C railroad rights-of-way
HCR2011 C civilian patrol groups
HCR2013 P* wage protection; voter approval.
HCR2028 C encouraging cultural diversity
HCR2029 C Arizona DREAM act
HCR2030 P collective bargaining.
HCR2031 P labor relations; right to work
HCR2032 C legislative process
HCR2033 C term limits; four years
HCR2035 P* flexible-fuel plug-in vehicles
HCR2036 P highway user revenue fund uses
HCR2041 C military bases; expressing support See Vote
HCR2044 C health care decisions week
HCR2045 C local mandates; funding
HCR2046 C equal rights amendment; ratification.
HCR2048 C independent redistricting commission; revisions
HR2001 C state aviation day.
HR2002 C Virginia Tech; honoring those killed
SB1347 P teenage driver safety act
SB1438 P home loan regulations
SB1439 P mortgages; real property transfers
SB1451 C interstate agreement; national popular vote.
SB1454 P publicly financed buildings; energy standards
SB1468 C sentencing; misdemeanors involving hate.
SB1471 C accidents; injured animals; leaving scene
SB1487 C schools; special education weights; increase
SB1488 C dental care coverage; appropriations
SB1510 C sports authority; Cactus league relocations
SB1578 C children's health insurance program; outreach
SB1579 C graduate medical education; appropriation
SB1580 C underage drinking; conviction; treatment
SB1581 C CPS; child removal from home
SB1613 C minimum wage; disabilities; trust fund
SB1614 C tutoring services; standards
SB1615 C consumer reports; issuance; employment purposes
SB1616 C mortgage rescue fraud protection act
SCR1019 C equal rights amendment; ratification


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