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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Lupe Chavira Contreras

Lupe Chavira Contreras

District 19

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 323
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5284
Fax Number: (602) 417-3106

Personal Information:

Home City: Cashion
Occupation: Law
House Member: Present

My name is Guadalupe Chavira Contreras; most friends and family know me by Lupe or Lupito. I was born July 27, 1975 at St. Josephís Hospital in Phoenix AZ to my two awesome parents Manuel & Oralia Contreras. Iím the youngest of four children, in order from oldest to youngest Juanita Contreras,Manuel Contreras Jr., Mercedes Contreras, and myself. From birth I was raised in Cashion, Arizona and moved out of the town Iíve always called home at the age of 22.

Growing up I was involved in Baseball, Wrestling, and Football. I attended Littleton Elementary School, Underdown JR High, and Westview High School. I was part of the first Graduating class of Westview back in 1993. After graduation I attended Estrella Mountain Community College and Glendale Community College in pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice.

In high school during the summer months I worked in fields picking onions and melons. This was my summer job until the end of my senior year when I started working at Fryís in Avondale then went on to UPS. While going to college I was offered a job at the Law Office of Ben Miranda to whom I can still call a friend to this day. After working there for a few years I went off to work for two other law offices and then to the office that Iíve called home for the past 14 years which is Pomeroy & Associates. Pomeroy & Associates is not only my employer but my second family; I could never say enough of all the friends and clients that I have met over the years.

Iíve coached Wrestling for more than ten years from Kindergarten children to Seniors in High School. I coached for the Desert Devils Wrestling program for kids from K through 8 th grade and at Westview High School.

More recently since being elected State Representative for District 19, I have become an active member of NALEO - National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed officials.

Iím married to Sara Violeta Contreras who is originally from Ajo, Arizona and came to the West Valley at the age of two. My wife attended Westwind Elementary School, Westview High School, and Estrella Mountain Community College where she received an Associated Degree. She works at Sierra Linda High School in the Tolleson Union High School District. We have 6 beautiful children and three grandchildren with one more expected June of 2013.

The West Valley has always been home to both my wife and I and is something that we hold close to our hearts. My family roots in the West Valley go back to before my parents were born and when my Grandparents were young. Growing up Iíve been able to see the growth that all the West Valley towns have gone though.


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HB2032 P driver licenses; authorized presence proof.
HB2076 C separating service members; licensure
  (NOW: military applicants; license requirements
HB2136 C firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2191 P DOE letter; resident pupil enrollment
HB2192 C school board agendas; posting; time
HB2193 C foreclosed properties; homeowners' associations; maintenance
HB2194 C schools; bullying; enforcement
HB2195 C schools; student behavior threat assessments
HB2196 C promotion certificates; 8th grade
HB2197 P Cesar Chavez day; legal holiday
HB2198 C employee tuition expenses; tax credit
HB2199 C oath; school board members
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2388 C law enforcement; protective armor; costs
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2506 C schools; sex education
HB2507 C emergency contraception.
HB2530 C empowerment scholarship accounts; tests; surveys
HB2539 C education; academic skills
HB2540 C Father Kino special plates
HB2541 C state contracts; preference; Arizona businesses
HB2548 C veteran special plates; design
HB2557 C schools; CPR instruction.
HB2558 C firearms; state preemption; local laws
HB2563 C teacher preparation programs; common core
HB2564 C postsecondary institutions; accreditation disclosure
HB2595 C digital learning; course choice
HB2613 C liquor licenses; financial disclosure statements
HB2620 P* appropriation; soft capital
HB2621 P fund; state parks; roads; fee
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
HB2637 C pilot; structured English immersion exemption
HB2638 C seat belt law; civil penalty
HB2642 C call center relocation; notice; penalty
HB2650 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal..
HB2651 C immigration; law enforcement; repeal.
HB2654 C full-time students; hunting licenses
HCM2001 C PFC Sylvestre Herrera; military service
HCM2002 C comprehensive immigration reform
HCM2003 C copper mining; support
HCM2004 P veterans' home; tribal lands
HCM2007 C Cherrybell; mail processing center
HCM2008 C PFC Servin; medal of honor
HCR2007 P support; reasonable immigration reform
HCR2018 C Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 C Boy Scouts of America
HM2001 C reauthorization; violence against women act
HR2001 C recognizing autism organizations
SB1160 P driver licenses; authorized presence proof
SB1337 C schools; CPR training
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution


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