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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  David Gowan

David Gowan

District 30

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 130
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3312
Fax Number: (602) 417-3130

Personal Information:
Home City: Sierra Vista
Occupation: State Representative
Member Since: 2009
David Gowan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2009. He resides in Sierra Vista in Legislative District 30, which also encompasses the northern half of Santa Cruz County (Elgin, Sonoita, Patagonia, Tubac), Green Valley, Sahaurita, Corona de Tucson, Vail, and parts of east Tucson (Rita Ranch, Tanque Verde, Bear Canyon, Sabino Canyon).

Representative Gowan is the Chairman of the House Military Affairs & Public Safety Committee, and also serves on the Government Committee. Chairman Gowan was also recently appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve as the Co-Chair for his Joint Legislative Committee on Homeland Security. In addition, he serves as the Treasurer for the Arizona Legislators for Wildlife Caucus.

During his time at the legislature, Representative Gowan has been extremely successful in passing legislation. Much of his focus has been aimed at making Arizona the most veteran friendly state within the union. He has previously helped secure funding for the Southern Arizona’s Veteran’s Home that is now being built in Tucson. Recently, he orchestrated a monumental military benefits package, which among other things, makes Arizona campuses more veteran supportive, helps disabled veterans navigate bureaucracy when obtaining special license plates, and encourages government contracts for veteran-owned businesses. In the current 2012 session, Representative Gowan passed HB 2428, which allows a veteran to obtain an identification card and driver license with a veteran designation from the Arizona Department of Transportation.

He has also been instrumental in enacting legislation on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America, including securing them accessible recreational areas, creating a special license plate with proceeds benefitting the organization, and championing a law in 2010 to make the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America officially recognizable by the state of Arizona.

In recognition of his efforts, Representative Gowan has received several awards and recognitions while serving at the House of Representatives. Most recently, he was given the Spirit of Business Award from the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for his “work passing legislation that impacts the region in a positive manner and promotes a strong local economy.” Also this summer, he was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Defense, signed by Robert L. Gordan, III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, “for his leadership on public policy changes positively impacting the quality of life of Service members and their families residing in Arizona, during the 2011 Legislative Session.” Other past awards and recognitions include:
  • Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business for “having worked effectively to protect and preserve the future of free enterprise and small business." (2011)
  • U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute for “outstanding contributions to the United States Army and support of Soldiers fighting the Global War on Terrorism.” (2011)
  • Award of Sincere Appreciation from the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground for “year-round support of the Yuma Proving Ground and America’s men and women in uniform.” (2011)
  • Seven Seals Award from the United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for “meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve.” (2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Boy Scouts of America – Grand Canyon Council, for “exemplary work in preparation and execution of the 100th Anniversary Celebration.” (2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Arizona Hemophilia Association for help in “enhancing the quality of life in the hemophilia community through education, awareness, and social service.” (2009)
The Representative is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, holding a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies. He has been married to his wife Jessica for 17 years, and they have two sons. Originally hailing from Northern California, they have lived in Arizona since 1993. When he is not busy with legislative business, David enjoys being active at his local church and in his son’s Boy Scouts, where he acts as the Chairman of Troop 408. Representative Gowan has become very engaged in his local educational community where he sits on the Board for Veritas Christian Community School. He is a member of the Sierra Vista ELKS Lodge #2065, and is also a committed martial artist, and is the Chairman of Tai Shin Ki Do Martial Arts System founded by Hanshi Barnes.

Growing up, Representative Gowan learned his core values from his father, Jim, who is himself a military Veteran. And, that is why he now feels very blessed to be serving the ones who protect us everyday abroad and at home as Chairman of the Military Affairs & Public Safety Committee. In his own words, “We ought to be a hub…a shiny beacon of light for all veterans in Arizona. May God bless and protect those who defend and protect us and our freedoms every day! And, to them, I say thank you.”


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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2001 P community colleges; universities; concealed weapons
HB2101 C protest activity; prohibition
HB2139 C property tax valuation; land fraud
HB2145 P justification; defensive display; holster
HB2146 P concealed weapons permit; training
HB2153 P municipalities; counties; fire sprinklers; code
HB2288 P airports; private contractors; security screening
HB2293 P community property; separate debts
HB2357 P liquor importation; amount; military personnel
HB2363 P financial institution records; disclosure; notice
HB2384 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes
HB2392 P firearms; federal law; school perimeters
HB2404 P criminal restitution order; absconders
  (NOW: criminal restitution; victim notification
See Vote
HB2405 P human smuggling organization; offense; penalty
HB2406 P crimes; forensic interviews; mandatory fine
HB2407 P victim notification
HB2408 P outpatient treatment; agency notification
HB2409 P attorney fees; recovery; civil actions
HB2410 P honorably discharged veterans; in-state tuition
HB2416 P abortion
HB2421 P school districts; budgets; financial reports See Vote
HB2422 P local government budgeting; posting; publication
HB2424 P probate; wards; rights See Vote
HB2438 P sexual conduct; minor
HB2439 C driver license requirements; violation; misdemeanor
HB2440 P agency settlement agreements; public record
HB2442 P abortion; sex selection; prohibition
HB2443 P abortion; sex; race selection; prohibition See Vote
HB2468 P* cosmetologist licenses; board powers; duties
HB2469 P* board of cosmetology; fees
HB2470 P* liquefied petroleum gas; emergencies; liability
HB2471 P* federal mandates; proof of constitutionality
HB2472 P* eminent domain on federal property
HB2473 P* state contracts; participation goals; veterans
HB2474 P* alternative work hours; DPS employees See Vote
HB2475 P* state capitol restoration; recapture districts
HB2476 P* workers' compensation; certain diseases; exposure See Vote
HB2477 P* law enforcement officers; witness; representation
  (NOW: witness; representation; law enforcement officers
See Vote
HB2478 P* counties; health care services; payments
HB2479 P* educational institution; concealed weapons.
HB2480 P* officeholder expense accounts; late fees
HB2481 P* primary election date
HB2482 P* sexually violent offenses; plea agreement
HB2483 P* legislature; vacancies; precinct committeemen; supervisors
HB2484 P* legislative vacancies; precinct committeemen See Vote
HB2485 P* government land; replacing private land
  (NOW: liquefied petroleum gas; emergency aid
HB2486 P* community supervision; parole; officers; ratios
HB2487 P* burial duties; prisoners; DOC
HB2488 P* communication service information; technical correction
HB2489 P* technical correction; escape; secure facility
HB2490 P* technical correction; critical infrastructure information
  (NOW: consumer incentives; food
HB2491 P* technical correction; prisoner education; budget
HB2492 P* technical correction; veterans; conservatorship
HB2493 P* emergency medical services; technical correction
HB2494 P* emergency planning; technical correction
HB2495 P* technical correction; national guard
HB2496 P* military justice; technical correction
HB2497 P* technical correction; military affairs
HB2498 P* technical correction; disabled parking; prohibition
HB2499 P* technical correction; cease; desist order
HB2500 P* technical correction; unclaimed property; transition
  (NOW: political signs; public right-of-way
See Vote
HB2501 P rules; laws; ordinances; interpretation
HB2533 P biennial budgeting; state agencies
HB2534 P city or town annexation
HB2544 P presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2545 C homeowners' associations; rental restrictions
HB2555 C regulation of taxis; limitations
HB2559 P reporting violent behavior; government entities
HB2561 P Arizona citizenship.
HB2562 P interstate compact; birth certificates
HB2563 C firearm possession; mentally ill; restoration
HB2565 C postsecondary education; students' rights See Vote
HB2581 P STOs; credits; administration
HB2583 P deadly physical force; reporting; admissibility
HB2587 P high schools; military recruiting; form See Vote
HB2588 P name change records; stalking victims
HB2608 P public consignment auction dealers; definition See Vote
HB2611 P tax audits; statute of limitations
HB2612 P urban trust land; sale
HB2613 P peace officer misconduct; reporting
  (NOW: board; complaints; peace officer misconduct
See Vote
HB2614 P firearms omnibus.
HB2615 P public benefits; eligibility; time limit
HB2623 C landowner prohibition of hunting; posting See Vote
HB2636 P flat income tax
HB2638 P administrative actions; appeal to court
HB2646 P* JTEDs; adult students
HB2656 P women veteran special plate
HB2657 P partisan elections; schools; cities; towns
HB2671 C school teachers; multiyear contracts
HB2673 P special sentencing; peace officer impersonation
HB2683 C potentially dangerous persons; DHS; reporting
HB2706 P education; Arizona empowerment accounts
  (NOW: supplementary reading instruction; teachers
See Vote
HB2707 C general fund revenue limit See Vote
HB2708 C homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2722 P pay statements; required information
HB2723 P* youth development organization special plates
HB2724 P* clean elections; nonparticipating candidates; contributions
HCM2002 P remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2006 P personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2015 P constitutional convention; federal debt
HCR2027 P* militia; member qualifications
HCR2029 P initiatives; periodic reauthorization
HCR2032 C paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
HCR2033 P foreign laws; judicial decisions
HCR2034 P recognizing pregnancy care centers
HCR2036 P legislative referenda; primary election
HCR2037 P tax increases; ballots; vote requirement
HCR2047 P* property tax exemption; disabled veterans.
HCR2048 P* Lieutenant Governor; agencies; joint candidacy
HCR2049 P* Lieutenant Governor; joint candidacy.
HCR2050 P IBM; one hundredth anniversary
HM2001 P F-35 program; support funding
HR2001 P opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
HR2002 C Mexico-U.S. commission; eradicate foot-and-mouth disease
HR2007 P Warrene Ware; service
SB1159 C multimedia production tax credits
SB1160 P city sales tax; residential rental
SB1171 P cities; acquisition of wastewater utility
SB1194 C structural pest management; regulation
SB1201 P firearms omnibus
SB1204 P trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1205 P small transportation school districts; dissolution
SB1206 P delinquent taxes; inquiry; timely response
SB1207 P dilapidated building; definition
SB1227 C insurance; unfair discrimination; motorcycles
SB1246 P abortion.
SB1250 P donor conceived children
SB1282 P political committee registration; religious entity
SB1284 C registrar of contractors; arbitration
SB1290 P county election workers; political campaigns
SB1291 P inmate credit for imprisonment
  (NOW: prisoners; credits for fines
SB1295 C provisional community colleges; levy limit
SB1296 C provisional community colleges; tuition
SB1297 C provisional community colleges; expenditure limit
SB1306 P landlords; tenants; bedbug control
SB1312 P STOs; credits; administration.
SB1314 C county island fire districts; meetings
SB1318 P city council; vacancy; appointment; election
SB1319 P government land; restoring private land
SB1324 P vehicle emissions testing; older vehicles
SB1326 P homeowners' associations; flagpoles
  (NOW: flag display; homeowners' associations
SB1329 P public employees; lobbying; political activities
SB1331 P polling places; political parties; organization
SB1332 P public agencies; elected officials; communications
SB1333 P cities; towns; deannexation; incorporation See Vote
SB1334 P hunting within city limits
SB1335 P hunting at night; varmints
SB1336 P community property exclusion; military retainers
SB1339 P administrative rules; repeal; legislative action
SB1347 P cities; compensation baseline
SB1351 P uninsured vehicles; collision damages; impoundment
SB1352 P photo radar prohibition
SB1353 P moving violations; assessment; enforcement; equipment
SB1354 P photo enforcement; violator identification; response
SB1357 P AHCCCS; missed appointments; provider remedy
SB1358 P medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1359 P Arizona rangers; impersonation; offense
SB1360 P Arizona rangers; red; blue lights
SB1361 P fire districts; joint powers authority
SB1362 P flood control structures
  (NOW: structures; flood control districts
SB1363 P employer protections; labor relations
SB1365 P paycheck deductions; political purposes
SB1366 P medical malpractice; liability waivers
SB1368 P human smuggling organization; offense; penalty.
  (NOW: probation officers; disciplinary actions
SB1408 C state budget; appropriation limitation; hearing
SB1467 P educational institution; concealed weapons
SB1502 C fire districts; merger; consolidation
SB1525 P city; town; development fees
SB1527 P health care; disclosures; information
SB1610 P state firearm
SCR1016 P constitutional convention; federal debt.
SCR1020 P crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1027 P statewide initiatives; periodic reauthorization
SCR1028 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1029 P photo radar prohibition
SCR1030 P state trust lands; veterans cemeteries
SCR1039 C property tax levy increases; limit
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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