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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Juan Jose Mendez

Juan Jose Mendez

District 26

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 120
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4124
Fax Number: (602) 417-3017

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Substitute Teacher for Tempe and Mesa High Schools
Member Since: 2013
Juan Mendez is a first generation American and a native Arizonan. Having lived across Maricopa County he attended Tolleson Union High School, received his associate degree from Phoenix College, then graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Justice Studies from ASU.

Juan’s passion for politics and social justice is reflected in his commitment to building strong communities. On the City of Phoenix Human Services Advisory Committee, Juan works with fellow community leaders to recommend improvements to senior and family service centers and programs for the homeless. He also manages the nonprofit Community Voice Mail, where he connects thousands of people living in poverty, transition and homelessness to jobs, housing, information and hope

Juan is not only a lifelong member of the Arizona Democratic Party but has worked for years to contribute to our state and local Democratic Party. He has held various offices and positions as an elected Precinct and State Committee Member, Chair of the Resolutions Committee on the state level, President of the ASU Young Democrats, Treasurer and Secretary at the district level, and as a Field Organizer helping to turn out Democratic voters and elect progressive Democrats.

Elected to the State House of Representatives in 2012, Juan represents district 26 which includes north Tempe, northwest Mesa, and a large portion of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community.


Committee Assignments
Children and Family Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Rural and Economic Development Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2123 P competency restoration; treatment; costs
HB2124 P WQARF funding; state treasurer; transfers
HB2125 P DHS; state food standards
HB2188 P employment discrimination; prohibition.
HB2199 C schools; class size reduction grants
HB2200 P public buildings; energy conservation
HB2217 C job training fund; vocational rehabilitation
HB2231 P STOs; administrative cost allocation
HB2233 P STO scholarships; beneficiary recommendations
HB2234 C STO scholarships; student transfers
HB2235 C STO scholarships; means testing
HB2256 C department of financial institutions; examinations
HB2257 P third parties; auto title lenders
HB2258 C auto title loans; military members
HB2266 P* large electronics recycling program
HB2267 P* racial impact statements; legislative council
HB2268 P* ranked choice voting
HB2269 P* G&F; appointment recommendation board; repeal
HB2270 P* establishment of state-owned bank.
HB2356 P corrections department; visitor fee repeal
HB2357 P schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2369 P death certificates; gender
HB2371 C minors; automatic firearms; prohibited
HB2376 P traffic complaint quotas; prohibition
HB2387 P immigration; law enforcement; repeal
HB2388 C DCS employees; covered service
HB2389 P voting rights; restoration; felonies.
HB2434 P automatic voter registration; driver licenses
HB2435 P abortion; waiting period; informed consent
HB2437 P early voting locations; extended hours
HB2453 P* nursing board; rules; abortion
HB2454 P* telemedicine; abortion; repeal prohibition
HB2455 P* abortion; parental consent; counseling exception
HB2456 P* abortion; parental consent; exception
HB2457 P* appropriation; community information and referral
HB2458 P* supplemental appropriation; foster care placement
HB2459 P* tax credit; foster parents
HB2460 P* child care waiting list; appropriation
HB2461 P* water infrastructure finance authority; appropriation
HB2462 P* genetically engineered foods; labeling
HB2463 P* hydraulic fracturing; prohibition
HB2464 P* synthetic plastic microbead products; prohibition
HB2465 P* pesticide prohibition; neonicotinoids
HB2466 P* schools; health information; website posting
HB2467 P* limited service pregnancy centers; ultrasounds
HB2468 P* corporate tax freeze; educational outcomes
HB2469 P* nutrition assistance program; farmers' markets
HB2470 P* affordable housing projects; tax assessment
HB2471 P* drug possession; medical assistance; probation
  (NOW: credit unions; actions; meetings
HB2472 P* repeal; right to work
HB2473 P* justification; deadly physical force; exceptions
HB2474 P* postsecondary institutions; sexual consent policies
HB2475 P* sexual orientation change efforts; prohibition
HB2476 P* sex education programs; requirements
HB2477 P* cannabis; regulation; taxation
HB2486 C university admission requirements; foreign language
HB2487 C community colleges; tuition waivers
HB2505 P paid sick and safe time
HB2506 P private prison contractors; public records
HB2507 P private prison study committee
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2546 C independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosures.
HB2547 P campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities.
HB2548 P foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs.
HB2549 P independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit.
HB2552 C emergency contraception
HB2553 C human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
See Vote
HB2585 C secondary motor vehicle finance transactions
HB2598 C adoption; married couple; preference.
HB2606 C medical assistance requests; evidence; mitigation
HB2618 C pet dealers; dogs; prohibitions
HB2627 P* temporary services employer; employees; rights
HB2638 P abortion clinics; inspection; repeal
HB2665 C abortion; waiting period; exceptions; rape
HB2667 P campaign finance; violations
HCM2002 P* urging Congress; Glass-Stegall Act
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCR2018 P* voting age; sixteen years
HCR2019 P* right to work; repeal
HCR2020 P ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 C women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2023 P* prevention of violence; support
HCR2025 P schools; English language requirements; repeal
HCR2031 P Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2036 P* application; article V convention; elections
HCR2039 C death resolution; Bill Badger
HR2005 C death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1157 C voting rights; restoration; felonies
SB1207 C campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities
SB1209 C 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 C racial impact statements; legislative council.
SB1232 C public employees; collective bargaining
SB1326 C wrongful arrest; record clearance
SB1327 C employment discrimination; prohibition
SB1358 C early voting locations; extended hours.
SB1364 C provisional ballots; tally; verification.
SCR1008 P postsecondary education; tuition; classification; status
SCR1010 C Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1020 C Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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