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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  Debbie Lesko

Debbie Lesko
President Pro Tempore

District 21

1700 W. Washington
Room 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5413
Fax Number: (602)

Personal Information:
Home City: Peoria
Occupation: State Senator and Community Advocate
Member Since: 2009
  • Happily married mother of three children
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman
  • Advisory Council, Faith House Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Serves on the Joint Legislative Budget Committee
  • Serves on the Joint Committee on Capital Review
  • Advisory Member of the Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board
  • Served as Ironwood High School Booster Club Member
  • Served as Desert Valley Elementary Site Council Member
  • Arrowhead Republican Women's Club Member
  • Served as fund-raising chairman for children's school for 3 years.
  • Arizona Federation of Taxpayers' Board Member 2005-2008
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member with City of Glendale Fire Dept.
  • Served as Elected Officer of the State and County Republican Party
  • AZ Citizens Defense League member
  • Served on the 2025 City of Glendale Master Plan committee
  • Served as a hearing officer in the North Valley Justice Court
  • NRA member
  • Served as Legislative District 9 Republican Chairman
  • Served as voter registration chairman for the Maricopa County Republican Party
  • Served as 1st Vice President of the Arrowhead Republican Women Club
  • Served as Treasurer of the PUSD Community Committee


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Chairman Click Here Click Here
Health and Human Services Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2385 C schools; accounting; budgeting; reporting
HCR2010 C application; Article V convention
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
SB1020 C contractors; qualifying party experience; bonds
SB1061 C universities; tuition; rates; fees
SB1062 C property tax oversight commission; continuation
SB1063 P* technical correction; payment method
  (NOW: PSPRS; risk pool
See Vote
SB1064 P* technical correction; tax correction
SB1065 P* technical correction; public employees; expenses
SB1083 C Arizona lengthy trial fund; continuation
SB1084 C electronic records; retention; storage
SB1091 C nuclear emergency appropriations; assessments
SB1115 P* PSPRS; retirement benefit calculation
SB1128 P* hospital survey; exclusion; fetal death
SB1129 C electric nonprofit cooperatives; patronage capital
SB1152 P* retail TPT; bad debt deduction
  (NOW: tax authorization; consolidated election dates
See Vote
SB1174 P* schools; desegregation expenses; special override
SB1175 P* real estate transfer fees; definition
SB1177 P* commerce authority; concrete masonry education.
SB1178 P* ASRS; nonparticipating employers; liability
SB1179 P* appropriations; named claimants
SB1189 C state budget; estimates; notice
SB1236 P* psychotropic drugs; foster children; report
  (NOW: statewide petition circulators; registration; committees
SB1258 P* DCS reports; ruled out classification
SB1279 C special sentencing provisions; unlawful presence
SB1281 C empowerment scholarship accounts; revisions
SB1321 C DOI; report; surprise billing
SB1326 P* telecommunications; broadband; accelerated depreciation
SB1327 P* Gold Star memorial
SB1344 C firearms; state preemption; independent contractors
  (NOW: firearms; state preemption; employees
SB1367 C abortion; live delivery; report; definition See Vote
SB1372 C legislative review of rules
SB1379 P* misused transportation excise tax; repayment
SB1404 P* community facilities districts; amendments
SB1405 P* schools; elections; ballot arguments; exclusion
SB1431 P* empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in
SB1439 C end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SB1441 P* insurers; health providers; claims mediation
  (NOW: insurers; health providers; claims arbitration
See Vote
SB1442 P* corrections officer retirement plan; modifications
  (NOW: modifications; corrections officer retirement plan
See Vote
SB1522 C general appropriations act; 2017-2018
SB1523 C capital outlay; appropriations; 2017-2018
SB1524 C budget procedures; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1525 C criminal justice; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1526 C environment; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1527 CZ health; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1528 CZ higher education; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1529 C human services; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1530 CZ K-12 education; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1531 CZ revenues; budget reconciliation; 2017-2018
SB1532 CZ university infrastructure capital financing; appropriations
SCM1002 C division; ninth circuit; 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
SCR1017 P* Taiwan; United States; trade; support
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1023 P* corrections officer retirement plan
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day


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