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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Richard C. Andrade

Richard C. Andrade

District 29

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 125
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3130
Fax Number: (602) 417-3292

Personal Information:
Home City: Glendale
Occupation: Certified Locomotive Engineer
Member Since: 2014
Richard C. Andrade was born in Winslow, AZ and spent his childhood moving between Arizona, California and New Mexico.

Richard graduated from Gallup High School in Gallup, New Mexico in 1982 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1990. He was stationed at Luke AFB in Glendale, AZ and was an Aircraft Pneudraulics System Specialist on F-15 aircraft. While serving, he also attended Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Leadership Schools. Richard was also the Assistant NCO in charge of Luke AFB, Honor Guard.

Between 1990 and 1994, Richard would work in restaurant management and as a Lab Technician for Allied Signal Aerospace.

In 1994, Richard hired out with the former Santa Fe Railroad, now BNSF Railway. In 1995 he was promoted to certified locomotive engineer and continues today to work as an engineer. Richard has been employed with the railroad for 21 years.

While employed at BNSF, Richard became active with the United Transportation Union, now known as Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART). Richard has held several offices in his Lodge 1081, including Vice President, Vice Local Chairman of the Engineman Committee and the Alternate Legislative Representative. These leadership roles helped him learn the importance in becoming active with Legislative issues at the federal and state level. Richard also attended AFL-CIO conventions and participated in Day of Action at the State Capitol. Finally, Richard was active with the On Site Safety Committee, which was established to address safety concerns on the railroad.

Due to a tragic event in Richard and Sally’s life, in 2011, they lobbied the Arizona State Legislature, 50th Legislature, 1st Regular Session to pass an aggressive dog law also known as Fabian’s Law. Richard’s experience as a Union member and leader were instrumental when it came to lobbying the Arizona State Legislature to pass Fabian’s Law.

Richard was elected as a State Representative for Legislative District 29 in 2014. Serving in the military has made him a strong voice for Veterans. Richard sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee.

Richard saw that he could make a difference and believes strongly in protecting working families, worker rights and disappearing middle class families. Richard believes in a strong education system which is much needed in our state and protecting all people rights.

Richard has been married to Sally M. Andrade, a Breast Cancer Survivor, for 26 years. Together they have resided in the West Valley since marriage and have lived in Glendale for 22 years.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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HB2117 P marriage; qualifications
HB2118 C firearm sales; background checks; transfers
HB2123 P competency restoration; treatment; costs
HB2124 P WQARF funding; state treasurer; transfers
HB2125 P DHS; state food standards
HB2269 C G&F; appointment recommendation board; repeal
HB2354 P public records; attorney fees
HB2356 C corrections department; visitor fee repeal
HB2357 P schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2370 C texting while driving; prohibition
HB2371 C minors; automatic firearms; prohibited
HB2376 C traffic complaint quotas; prohibition
HB2377 P law enforcement merit system; determinations See Vote
HB2387 P immigration; law enforcement; repeal
HB2388 P DCS employees; covered service
HB2389 P voting rights; restoration; felonies.
HB2453 C nursing board; rules; abortion
HB2454 C telemedicine; abortion; repeal prohibition
HB2457 C appropriation; community information and referral
HB2458 C supplemental appropriation; foster care placement
HB2459 C tax credit; foster parents
HB2460 C child care waiting list; appropriation
HB2461 C water infrastructure finance authority; appropriation
HB2462 C genetically engineered foods; labeling
HB2463 C hydraulic fracturing; prohibition
HB2464 C synthetic plastic microbead products; prohibition
HB2465 P pesticide prohibition; neonicotinoids
HB2470 C affordable housing projects; tax assessment
HB2471 C drug possession; medical assistance; probation
  (NOW: credit unions; actions; meetings
HB2475 P sexual orientation change efforts; prohibition
HB2476 P sex education programs; requirements
HB2486 C university admission requirements; foreign language
HB2487 P community colleges; tuition waivers
HB2500 P unpaid leave; employee; military family
HB2502 P labor; rest periods; meal breaks
HB2503 P child care waiting list; appropriation..
HB2505 P* paid sick and safe time
HB2506 P* private prison contractors; public records
HB2507 P* private prison study committee
HB2517 P internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2533 P campaign finance; public service corporations
HB2534 P ballots; defects; notice; cure
HB2544 C special license plates; discontinuation; reissue
HB2546 P 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
HB2563 C health facilities; substance abuse recovery
HB2576 P tax; solar energy devices
HB2585 P secondary motor vehicle finance transactions
HB2597 P theft; delivered package; mail; classification
HB2598 P adoption; married couple; preference.
HB2600 P public school tax credit reallocation
HB2601 C firearms; background checks; release conditions.
HB2606 C medical assistance requests; evidence; mitigation
HB2618 P* pet dealers; dogs; prohibitions
HB2619 P sports authority district; tourism; board
HB2624 P critical health information; emergency responders
HB2631 P veteran education; tuition grants; cemeteries
HB2632 P dog tethering
  (NOW: unlawful dog tethering
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCR2010 P marriage; qualifications; referral
HCR2018 C voting age; sixteen years
HCR2020 P ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 C women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2031 C Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2039 C death resolution; Bill Badger
HR2005 P death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1137 P declaration of disaster; military installations
SB1156 P election and ethics commission; duties
SB1157 P voting rights; restoration; felonies
SB1207 P campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities
SB1208 C foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs
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.
SB1231 P state employees; meet and confer
SB1232 P public employees; collective bargaining
SB1233 P labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
SB1234 C noncertificated school employees; due process
SB1235 P labor representative; employee; privilege
SB1253 P hiring practices; criminal history; limitation
SB1254 P adult incarceration contracts; prohibited guarantee
SB1255 P adult incarceration contracts; cost comparison
SB1346 P voter registration; social security number
SB1347 P voter identification; proof of citizenship
SB1349 P sample ballots; voter's name
SB1350 P voter identification; VA, student identification
SB1351 P public officers; conflict of interest
SB1352 P financial disclosure; itemization; reporting dates
SB1353 C lobbyists; meals; annual limit
SB1354 P campaign finance; enforcement; referral
SB1356 P independent expenditures; violations; criminal enforcement
SB1357 P campaign finance; public service corporations.
SB1358 P early voting locations; extended hours.
SB1359 P election procedures; workers; precincts; provisionals
SB1361 P provisional ballots; verification; tally
SB1362 P provisional ballots; residence; partial tabulation
SB1363 P statewide voter registration portability
SB1365 P initiative; referendum; notary requirement
SB1366 P presidential preference election; independent voters
SB1367 P presidential preference election; repeal
SCM1007 P comprehensive immigration reform; urging Congress
SCR1005 C legislators; arrest privilege; repeal
SCR1008 P postsecondary education; tuition; classification; status
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1016 P independent redistricting commission; revisions
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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