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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Amanda Aguirre

Amanda Aguirre

Democrat
District 24

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 311
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4139
Fax Number: (602) 417-3184

 
Amanda Aguirre

Since 1991 Amanda Aguirre, M.A., R.D. has been the CEO/President of the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. a non-profit organization. She also serves as CEO/President for the San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc. a subsidiary non-profit Federal Rural Health Clinic of the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. since 2004. Amanda has been involved for more than 25 years in public health education and administration with a strong emphasis in U.S.-Mexico border health issues.


Senator Aguirre has lived in Yuma, Arizona for the last 19 years. Her commitment to education is lifelong since she was raised by parents who both were elementary school teachers. Her Democratic values come from her parents who taught her to work hard and to serve her community before everything else.


Senator Aguirre holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora. In 1981 received her Master Degree from the California State University in Los Angeles, California in Nutrition, with focus on feeding problems of children with developmental disabilities. Most recently, Ms. Aguirre is the co-founder of the "Nuestros Niņos" Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of children and their families along the U.S.-Mexico border.


On December 4, 2006, she was elected to the Arizona State Senate for District #24, 48th Arizona State Legislature.


On November 2nd, 2004 Ms. Aguirre was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives for District #24, 47th Arizona State Legislature. Ms. Aguirre became the first Hispanic and female representing District #24 (Yuma and La Paz Counties) in the State House of Representatives on February 2003, when Yuma County Board of Supervisors appointed her to the 46th Arizona State Legislature.


ARIZONA 48TH LEGISLATURE COMMITTEES

Joint Legislative Budget Committee
Joint Committee on Capital Review
Health Committee
Appropriations Committee
Natural Resources & Rural Affairs


ARIZONA 47TH LEGISLATURE COMMITTEES

Health Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Transportation Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Appropriation (P) Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Ad Hoc Committee on Energy and Renewable Sources
Ad Hoc Committee on Cervical Cancer
Joint Legislative Statewide Health Care Task Force
Joint Legislative Committee on Children's Caucus
Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Review
Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Committee on Towing
Joint Legislative Committee on Homeland Security



ARIZONA 46TH LEGISLATURE COMMITTEES

Federal, Mandates & Property Rights Committee, Arizona House of Representatives Federal, Mandates & Property Rights Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Transportation Committee, Arizona House of Representatives (Ranking Democratic)
Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Joint Legislature Children's Caucus on January 2004
Joint Legislative Review Committee on Game and Fish Fees
Joint Legislative Rural Physician Study Committee
Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Study Committee on Retire Health Care Benefits
Federal, Mandates & Property Rights Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Transportation Committee, Arizona House of Representatives (Ranking Democratic)
Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Joint Legislature Children's Caucus on January 2004
Joint Legislative Review Committee on Game and Fish Fees
Joint Legislative Rural Physician Study Committee
Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Study Committee on Retire Health Care Benefits
Joint Legislative Statewide Health Care Task Force
Ad Hoc Committee on County Levy and Expenditure Limits, Arizona House of Representatives
Ad Hoc Committee on Small School District Funding, Arizona House of Representatives

In 2007, Senate President Bee appointed Ms. Aguirre to serve as a member of the Arizona Homeland Security Coordinating Council.
In February 13, 2007, Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Ms. Aguirre member of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. Member of the Arizona Rural Legislators Caucus
Member of the Arizona Legislators Hispanic Caucus
In January 2006, became a member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, an arm of the National Caucus of State Legislators (NCSL).
In October 2005 Ms. Aguirre became a member of the Arizona Center for Public Health Preparedness (AzCPHP) Advisory Committee.
In August 2005, Ms. Aguirre was reappointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to the Arizona Governor's Homeland Security Coordinating Council.
In July 2005 Ms. Aguirre completed a Training Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
In 2005, became member of the Health Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL).
In May 2004, Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Ms. Aguirre member of the Arizona State Citizen Corps Council. The Council's mission is to "harness the power of every citizen to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, people health issues and disasters of all kind".
In February 2003 Ms. Aguirre became a member of the Good Neighbor Environment Board an Advisory Board to the United States Congress and President Bush on environmental issues.
From 2003-2006, Ms. Aguirre served as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Homeland Security Council, (being the only State Legislator in such council) appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano.
January 2000-2003 Ms. Aguirre served as member of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission appointed by President Clinton.
In 1999 Ms. Aguirre was also appointed by Governor Jane D. Hull to serve in the Governor's Commission on the Health Status of Women and Their Families and presently continues being a member under the leadership of Governor Janet Napolitano.
Joint Legislative Statewide Health Care Task Force
Ad Hoc Committee on County Levy and Expenditure Limits, Arizona House of Representatives
Ad Hoc Committee on Small School District Funding, Arizona House of Representatives

Transportation Committee, Arizona House of Representatives (Ranking Democratic)
Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
Joint Legislature Children's Caucus on January 2004
Joint Legislative Review Committee on Game and Fish Fees
Joint Legislative Rural Physician Study Committee
Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Study Committee on Retire Health Care Benefits
Joint Legislative Statewide Health Care Task Force
Ad Hoc Committee on County Levy and Expenditure Limits, Arizona House of Representatives
Ad Hoc Committee on Small School District Funding, Arizona House of Representatives

AWARDS

In July 2006 received the “Outstanding Arizona Legislator Award” from the Arizona Rural Health Association.
In June 2006 received the “Diabetes Advocacy Award” from the American Diabetes Association, Arizona Chapter.
In 2005 “Community Nutrition Award” on behalf of the Arizona Dietetic Association.
In February 2005 Ms. Aguirre received a “Certificate of Appreciation” on behalf of Arizona’s Children Association.
In 2005 Recipient of the “Kids and Asthma: A Report to the Yuma Community, The President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness” from Arizona State University.
In 2004 received the “Outstanding Legislature Service Award” on behalf of the Arizona Counties, County Supervisors Association of Arizona.
From 2003-2005 received “Award of Distinction” by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
In June 2003 Ms. Aguirre received the “Senator Andy Nichols Award” by Governors of Arizona and Sonora for her dedication to improving the region through public health education and awareness.
In December 2002 Ms. Aguirre received the “Border Health Hero Award” by Dr. Alfonso Ruiz, Executive Director, Office of Pan American Health Organization.
In January 2002 Amanda appeared on Univision “Nuestro Orgullo” Hispano, a segment in which recognizes outstanding individuals within the Hispanic community and for being a role model for the Latino society.
In 2001 recipient of the “ATHENA” Award given by the Athena Foundation to the women who have displayed excellence in leadership and community services in Yuma County sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce.
In March 2000 Amanda received the OHTLI Award by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the highest distinguished award given by the Country of Mexico to individuals living in a foreign country that have demonstrated a commitment to serve communities and families of Mexican origin.
In 1999 received the “Health Worker of the Year” Award by the. U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association.
November 2008 received the Legislative Appreciation Award by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

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Sponsored Bills
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HB2112 P iceberg lettuce research council; restructuring
HB2113 P agricultural commodity councils; restructuring
HB2308 P appropriations; border county costs
HB2318 P minimum wage; disabled employees
HB2483 P citrus, fruit and vegetable council
HB2496 P schools; energy and water savings
  (NOW: schools; energy and water efficiency
HB2608 P dental practices; ownership
  (NOW: dentistry; disciplinary action
HB2623 P AHCCCS; children's health insurance program
HB2644 C lobbyists; gift ban
HB2701 P Arizona twenty-first century fund
HB2713 C railroad right-of-way; hearings
HB2714 P teacher certification; proficiency exam reciprocity
HB2715 P teachers; certification reciprocity
HB2716 P identity theft; factual innocence
HB2717 P appropriation; training facility; public safety
HB2724 P income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2731 P teachers; minimum salary
HCM2008 P urge protection; Kofa herd
HCM2009 P funding; more border service ports
HCM2010 P reimbursement; unauthorized entries; state costs
HCM2013 C railroad rights-of-way
HCR2041 P military bases; expressing support
HCR2046 C equal rights amendment; ratification.
SB1101 P payday loans; interest rates
SB1102 P vulnerable adults; financial exploitation
SB1110 C kinship foster care; grandparents; appropriation
SB1111 P foster care; age limit; extension
SB1112 C toxic fire response See Vote
SB1113 C low water use landscaping; subdivisions
SB1117 C privileged communications; employee
SB1118 P vehicle accidents; minimum reporting requirement See Vote
SB1119 P water; overlapping service area providers
SB1126 P appellate proceedings; victim notification; continuation
SB1130 P competency reports; disclosure
SB1131 P traffic violations; statute of limitations See Vote
SB1133 P tribal community colleges; tax transfer
SB1134 P bad checks; classification
SB1160 P universities; tuition adjustments; inflation
SB1173 C health care businesses; consumer information
SB1174 C insurance; mental health coverage; parity.
SB1175 P agricultural protection fund; revenue source
SB1188 P clean elections; publicly funded elections
SB1192 P appropriation; code talkers monument
SB1213 P appropriation; discounted health care services
SB1225 P military family relief fund
SB1234 P schools; transportation funding.
SB1277 P mental disease waiver lapse; appropriation
SB1281 C telephone call centers; consumer services
SB1282 C unemployment benefits; disqualification
SB1283 C voter registration list; fee.
SB1284 C family leave insurance
SB1287 P tax refunds; taxpayer identity
SB1288 C insurance; automobile rates; zip codes
SB1289 C occupational safety; employee death; penalties
  (NOW: mortgage licenses; financial institutions department
SB1303 C apprentices; state construction projects.
SB1304 P appropriation; department of corrections; salaries
SB1305 P disabled veterans' complimentary fishing licenses
SB1306 C CPS; confidential information.
SB1307 C emissions testing facility; appropriation
SB1334 P urban revenue sharing; small municipalities
SB1345 P* identity theft; freezing consumer report
  (NOW: identity theft; freezing credit report
SB1348 P* telecoil hearing aids; consumer information
SB1351 P bond issues; health facilities authority See Vote
SB1354 P* tax credit; medical liability insurance
SB1355 P* Goldwater range; concurrent jurisdiction
SB1373 P financial aid trust fund; appropriation
SB1374 P valley fever research; appropriation
SB1375 P appropriation; domestic violence intervention
SB1376 C appropriation; master teacher program
SB1377 P appropriation; office of tourism
SB1378 C appropriation; veterans' services
SB1379 C appropriation; dental services; long-term care
SB1380 C state highway fund bonds.
SB1381 C appropriation; commerce; economic development; commission
SB1382 P* appropriation; greater Arizona development authority
SB1383 P appropriation; twenty-first century fund
SB1384 P appropriation; foreign direct investment program
SB1388 C appropriation; agricultural inspections
SB1389 C appropriation; construction college
SB1390 P appropriation; capitol mall
SB1391 C appropriations; state utility costs
SB1392 P border security programs; appropriation
SB1393 P appropriations; law enforcement; correctional; officers
SB1394 P appropriation; tribal drug prevention; treatment
SB1401 P appropriation; Medicare part D co-payments
SB1402 P water protection fund; appropriations
SB1403 P forensic unit; state hospital; appropriation
SB1404 P new school construction
SB1405 P AIMS; end-of-course testing
SB1406 P appropriations; university medical programs..
SB1407 P continuing teacher education; performance pay
SB1408 P appropriation; economic growth alliance
SB1409 P schools; teacher compensation
SB1410 P appropriation; methamphetamine treatment
SB1411 P appropriation; childcare licensure
SB1412 P early intervention autism treatment; appropriation
SB1413 P appropriation; ASH; full electronic records
SB1414 P Alzheimer's disease research; appropriation
SB1415 P master teacher program; appropriation
SB1416 P appropriation; immunizations
SB1417 P* appropriation; math and science initiatives
SB1418 P appropriation; AzREADS program; audit
SB1436 P* nutritional information; chain restaurants
SB1437 P* appropriation; vaccines
SB1447 P AHCCCS; outlier reimbursements
SB1448 P appropriation; universities; retention
SB1449 P children's health insurance; co-payments; premiums
SB1456 C appropriation; Navajo juvenile detention center
SB1457 C appropriation; Navajo Dilkon courthouse.
SB1459 C appropriation; Navajo emergency management building
SB1462 C out-of-state students; admission
SB1466 C appropriation; rural after school programs
SB1467 C appropriation; Navajo senior center
SB1472 P* vehicle sales; cooling-off period
SB1473 P* payday loans; military
SB1474 P* long-term care insurance
SB1475 P* AHCCCS; graduate medical expenses
SB1476 C appropriation; Navajo veterans building
SB1477 C tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1478 C transportation board; Native American member
SB1481 P AHCCCS eligibility privatization; repeal.
SB1486 P appropriation; alternative energy research
SB1487 P schools; special education weights; increase
SB1488 P dental care coverage; appropriations
SB1490 P teacher shortage student loan program.
SB1491 C air quality fund; reservations
SB1492 C lottery proceeds; university scholarships
SB1496 C procurement services; outsourcing prohibited
SB1497 P outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition
SB1498 P healthcare group.
SB1512 P public employees; meet and confer
SB1514 C business development program; disabled businesses
SB1516 C public construction; bidding; best value
SB1518 C prescriptions; confidentiality
SB1519 C prescription marketing costs; full disclosure
SB1525 C performance pilot program; appropriation
SB1529 P optometry; use of pharmaceutical agents
SB1530 P copper wire theft; investigators; appropriation
SB1538 C transportation districts; transportation board membership
SB1539 C schools; rapid growth; capital plan
SB1540 C study committee; new school construction
SB1558 P appropriations; university medical programs.
SB1560 P AHCCCS; healthcare group; waiting period.
SB1561 P AHCCCS; physician recruitment fund
SB1562 P voluntary full-day kindergarten
SB1564 P wildland-urban interface code; enforcement
SB1565 P state forester; community protection initiative
SB1566 P use fuel taxes; forest products
SB1567 P pseudoephedrine
SB1572 P appropriation; crime funds; tribes
SB1575 P water adequacy amendments
SB1584 P* vehicle restraint violations; enforcement.
SB1628 P youthful sex offenders; treatment See Vote
SCR1007 P property valuations; elderly income limits
SCR1010 P support commemorative postage stamp
SCR1017 C collective bargaining
SCR1019 P equal rights amendment; ratification
SCR1023 P centennial; UPS
SCR1029 P The Honorable Jeff Groscost
SM1002 C employee free choice act
SR1001 P state aviation day

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