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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Barbara McGuire

Barbara McGuire

District 8

1700 W. Washington
Room 314
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5836
Fax Number: (602) 417-3131

Personal Information:
Home City:Kearny
Occupation: Legislator
Member Since: 2007
Senator Barbara McGuire is a life-long resident of District 8 which is among the state's fastest growing areas. She is proud to represent Pinal and Gila Counties and honored to represent the Gila River Indian Community.
Born in Sonora-Ray, Senator McGuire is a third-generation Arizonan and the daughter of a Veteran World War II Navy pilot. She has been happily married to Jim McGuire for the past 42 years. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

Senator McGuire learned the value of hard work while growing up in a mining community. She graduated high school and attended community college in District 8.

Over the past two decades Senator McGuire has served as a Salvation Army Unit Director, State Representative, small business owner, honorary Major Civil Air Patrol, NRA member, and Sheriff's Posse member. She has also had the pleasure of working for a school district and served on the Interagency Council on Long-Term Care.

Senator McGuire has held two chamber of commerce memberships in Casa Grande and Copper Basin. She has served as the vice president of the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce and was honored in 2004 to be named the Copper Basin Citizen of the Year. Additionally, Senator McGuire was appointed Rural Liaison by her Caucus and was a founder of the Mining Caucus in 2013. She was awarded the American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division 2012-2013, Outstanding Legislator of the Year, and the 2013 Legislative Friend from the AZ League of Cities and Towns. She advocated to increase the University Extension funds, CPR, and school bus safety.

Among the most satisfying volunteer experiences for Senator McGuire has been her work with the annual Angel Tree Christmas program and the Summer Youth Camp program.

Senator McGuire believes government should be Efficient, Accountable and Responsive to the people of Arizona, hence her credo EAR.


Committee Assignments
Natural Resources Member Click Here Click Here
Public Safety, Military and Technology Member Click Here Click Here
Rural Affairs and Environment Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
Bill NumberSort By Bill Number
Sponsor TypeSort By Sponsor Type
Short TitleSort By Short Title
Final Vote
HB2064 P graduation requirement; civics test
HB2247 C provisional community colleges; organization; enrollment
HB2377 P law enforcement merit system; determinations
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2642 P provisional community colleges; workforce development
HCR2031 C Citizens United decision; repeal
SB1029 P graduation requirement; civics test.
SB1030 P microbreweries; multiple licenses; production; sales
SB1052 C charter school sponsors; community colleges
SB1071 P tax lien deeds; aggregate fees
SB1079 P solid waste collection; multifamily housing See Vote
SB1170 C forfeitures; annual report
  (NOW: quarterly reports; requirements; forfeitures
SB1267 P schools; exempt fundraisers
SB1275 P* convicted felons; attempted weapon possession
SB1276 P* county seal; use; violation
SB1277 P* texting while driving; transportation vehicles
SB1278 P* seat belts; school buses
SB1279 P* unemployment insurance; eligibility; full-time students
SB1280 P* technical correction; transfer of ownership
SB1281 P* schools; compulsory attendance age; increase
SB1291 P firearms; state preemption; penalties
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1303 P special education; cost study
SB1310 C dogs; licensing; vaccination; quarantine
SB1311 C public health emergencies
SB1312 C fire districts; operations; revisions
SB1385 C homeowners' associations; traffic enforcement; penalties
SB1403 C consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition
SB1411 P* CPR instruction; schools
SB1412 P* hospital nurse staffing requirements
SB1413 P* groundwater; extinguishment credits; Pinal AMA
SB1414 P* luring minors; sexual exploitation; sentence
SB1415 P* schools; child sexual abuse policies
SB1416 P* vulnerable adults; guardianship; family visitation
SB1417 P* conservation districts; legal representation
SB1422 P* G&F; veterans; bonus point
SB1423 P* incorporation; urbanized areas
SB1435 C public meetings; definition
SB1441 P official state metal; copper
SB1445 C public records; peace officer's name See Vote
SCM1011 C mortgage standards; urging federal government
SCM1012 P endangered species transparency act
SCM1013 P rulemaking; electric generating units; opposition
SCM1014 P urging EPA; ozone concentration standard
SCM1016 P* Glass-Steagall Act; urging Congress
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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