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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Lupe Contreras

Lupe Contreras
Minority Whip

Democrat
District 19

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 305
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5284
Fax Number: (602)

 
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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HB2184 C at-risk youth; career, college readiness
HB2227 C legislators; mileage rate
HB2277 C national popular vote; interstate agreement
HB2278 C motor vehicle title loans; prohibition
HB2323 C critical health information; emergency responders
HB2518 C procurement; veterans; Arizona bidders; preference
HCM2004 C urging Congress; affordable care act
SB1093 C telecommunications service assistance program
SB1154 C G&F omnibus
SB1195 C domestic violence offenders; firearms; seizure
SB1212 C tax credit cap; angel investor
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 P* charter schools; special education services
SB1277 P* charter schools; capacity; publication
SB1297 C adoption; married couple; preference
SB1304 C JTEDs; entrepreneurship programs; review exemption
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
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
SB1347 C financial disclosure; model legislation; lobbying
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
SB1457 C tribal nations; veterans' services; appropriation
SB1458 C health careers; military veterans; committee
SB1459 C state holiday; Native American day
SB1460 C office of Indian education; assistance
SB1461 C study; tribal colleges; dual enrollment
SB1462 C dual enrollment; tribal colleges
SB1463 C vehicle title loans; finance charge
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
SCM1012 C Indian health care; urging Congress
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
SCR1018 C speech and debate education day
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1021 C education finance TPT; rates
SCR1025 C Latina-owned businesses; support.
SCR1028 C veterans' services; Navajo nation; cooperation
SCR1029 C Oscar de los Santos; recognition
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day

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