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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jamescita Peshlakai

Jamescita Peshlakai

District 7

1700 W. Washington
Room 314
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5160
Fax Number: (602)

Personal Information:
Home City: Cameron
Occupation: Legislator
Member Since: 2013

"Ya'at'eeh shi kei doo shi dine'e!"

My dear relatives and community members, my name is Jamescita Mae Peshlakai. I am Dine', an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation; my clans are Tangle People Clan and Red House Clan. My maternal grandfathers are Bitter Water Clan, and paternal grandfathers are Cliff Dweller Clan. Born, raised and living in Legislative District 7, my constituents are family, LD7 is home, and it is an honor to serve as your Senator.

One hundred and twelve years ago, two of my great-grandfathers; Chishi Nez and Beshlagaii Atsidii, met with President Theodore Roosevelt to negotiate the annexation of the western part of the Navajo Nation to protect it from settlers. My grandfather and my father devoted much of their lives serving as headmen and tribal officials; I respect and value this legacy in public service.

As a young woman, I served in the US Army, and am a Persian Gulf War Veteran. There are great inequities in the treatment of veterans in our state, most especially those who reside in rural Arizona and on Native Nations. Now, as a mother of two daughters, planning for a better Arizona is critical.

I served in the Fifty-First Arizona State Legislature on the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, as well as the Public Safety, Military, and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Now, in the Fifty-Third Legislature, I am on the Natural Resources, Energy, and Water Committee, as well as the Transportation and Technology Committee.

LD7 is the largest State Legislative District in Arizona and the United States. LD7 stretches from near Lake Mead, to the Four Corners National Monument and south beyond Globe. LD7 extends to seven counties, Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Gila, Graham, and Pinal. Eight tribes make up the majority of constituents; Hualapai, Havasupai, Kaibab Paiute, San Juan Southern Paiute, Navajo, Hopi, White Mountain Apache, San Carlos Apache and some Zuni Pueblo. LD7 has some of the most beautiful parks and natural wonders in the world; the Grand Canyon, the San Francisco Peaks, Monument Valley and the White Mountains, the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers.

My priorities during the 2017 legislative session include advocating for veterans, healthcare, education, transportation, public safety, economic growth, environmental stewardship, protecting natural resources, water justice, tribal sovereignty, social and economic justice for women and LGBTQI populations.


Committee Assignments
Natural Resources, Energy and Water Member Click Here Click Here
Transportation and Technology Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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HB2323 C critical health information; emergency responders
HB2341 C national guard; deployment; professional licenses
HB2342 C veterans' services; benefits counselors; appropriation
HB2393 C noncertificated school employees; due process
HB2420 C diaper changing stations; public restrooms
SB1157 C competency hearings; jurisdiction; referral
SB1158 C sentencing; court debts; fine mitigation
SB1160 C driving violations; restricted licenses; penalties
SB1163 C release procedures; hearings; bonds
SB1224 C schools; governing boards; immediate family
SB1227 C charter schools; prohibited locations
SB1228 C charter school pupils; transfer; ADM
SB1229 C charter schools; teachers; administrators; certification
SB1230 C charter schools; website posting requirements
SB1231 C ADE; charter schools; assessments
SB1232 C charter schools; public meetings; records
SB1233 C charter schools; audit requirements
SB1234 C charter schools; procurement requirements
SB1250 C county motor fuel taxes
SB1251 C JTEDs; ninth graders; funding.
SB1252 C Arizona arts endowment fund; appropriation
SB1257 C appropriation; district additional assistance
SB1262 C claim; notice; public entity; exception
SB1264 C state lottery; county assistance fund
SB1265 C state-owned bank task force.
SB1266 C auditor general; charter schools
SB1267 C structured English immersion exemption; pilot
SB1268 C foster parents; immunizations; licensure
SB1276 C charter schools; special education services
SB1277 C charter schools; capacity; publication
SB1297 C adoption; married couple; preference
SB1304 C JTEDs; entrepreneurship programs; review exemption
SB1310 C Arizona criminal justice commission; membership
SB1313 C appropriation; teacher recruitment; retention
SB1320 C employment; housing; public accomodations; antidiscrimination
SB1322 C criminal justice commission; legislative recommendations
SB1323 C joint select committee on corrections
SB1327 C Gold Star memorial
SB1337 C industrial hemp; licensing See Vote
SB1339 C child care assistance; appropriation
SB1340 C TANF assistance; lifetime limit
SB1345 C adult incarceration contracts; cost comparison
SB1346 C appropriation; school solutions teams
SB1348 C STO credit; aggregate cap; freeze
SB1349 C tax credits; sunset
SB1351 C spouses; married couples; terminology
SB1352 C abortion; religious employers; contraception; repeal
SB1353 C employment and labor omnibus
SB1354 C schools; bullying policy; definition
SB1355 C sexual assault; survivor rights
SB1356 C schools; corporal punishment
SB1357 C minors; consent; housing; shelter services
SB1358 C municipalities; counties; rent control; seniors
SB1359 C DES; DCS; director; qualifications
SB1363 C liquor licenses; nonuse; discretionary cancellation
SB1364 C elder abuse investigations; study committee
SB1365 C wildfire suppression; joint study committee
SB1382 C employment discrimination; prohibition
SB1383 C state finance review; task force
SB1411 C county stadium districts; revenue; school districts
SB1420 C voting rights; restoration; felonies
SB1457 P* tribal nations; veterans' services; appropriation
SB1458 P* health careers; military veterans; committee
SB1459 P* state holiday; Native American day
SB1460 P* office of Indian education; assistance
SB1461 P* study; tribal colleges; dual enrollment
SB1462 P* dual enrollment; tribal colleges
SB1463 P* vehicle title loans; finance charge
SB1464 P* environmental quality; water; appropriation
SB1465 P* liquor licenses; tribal councils; approval
SB1466 P* TPT credit; tribal taxes
SB1467 P* TPT; Indian tribes; economic development
SB1469 C lottery game; schools; capital assistance
SB1470 C lottery game; veterans assistance
SB1471 C incorrect arrest; record clearance
SB1472 C memorial; veteran diversity
SB1473 C consular identification cards; prohibition; repeal
SB1482 C water infrastructure finance authority; appropriation
SB1483 C supplemental appropriation; foster care placement
SB1484 C child care waiting list; appropriation.
SB1485 C appropriation; community information and referral
SB1488 C hydraulic fracturing; prohibition
SB1489 C energy measuring; containers; prohibition; repeal
SB1490 C large electronics; recycling
SB1493 C corporate tax freeze; educational outcomes
SB1494 C schools; compulsory attendance age; increase.
SB1498 C pesticides; prohibition
SB1500 C presidential candidates, electors; tax returns
SB1501 C affordable housing projects; tax assessment
SB1502 C public facilities; environmental policies
SB1503 C racial impact; analysis; legislative council
SB1504 C justification; deadly physical force; exceptions
SB1505 C toll roads; conversion; prohibition
SB1506 C temporary services employer; employees; rights
SB1507 C employees; school conferences; leave
SB1508 C employment practices; consumer reports; limitation
SB1509 C schools; health information; website posting
SB1510 C food labeling requirements
SB1511 C medical marijuana; study committee.
SB1512 C terminally ill; care choices
SB1513 C SNAP; benefit match; farmers markets
SB1515 C drug possession; medical assistance; probation
SB1517 C vapor products; tax
SB1519 C repeal; right to work
SCM1012 P* Indian health care; urging Congress
SCM1013 C urging Congress; affordable care act.
SCM1014 C urging Congress; Glass-Steagall act
SCR1004 C death resolution; Gus Arzberger
SCR1005 C death resolution; George Lemen
SCR1006 C death resolution; M. Lee Allison
SCR1007 C death resolution; John Hays
SCR1008 C death resolution; Rick Lavis
SCR1009 C schools; English language requirement; repeal
SCR1018 C speech and debate education day
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1021 C education finance TPT; rates
SCR1028 P* veterans' services; Navajo nation; cooperation
SCR1029 C Oscar de los Santos; recognition
SCR1030 C right to work; repeal
SCR1031 C Chicano history week
SCR1032 C prevention of violence; support
SCR1033 C voting age; sixteen years
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day


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