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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
  Linda Gray

Linda Gray

District 10

1700 W. Washington
Room 309
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3376
Fax Number: (602) 417-3253


Personal Information:

Home City:Phoenix
Note-reader Scopist
Member Since: 1997

Widely acknowledged as one of the Legislature’s foremost experts on education and family policy, State Senator Linda Gray is entering her tenth year as a state lawmaker from District 10, representing a large portion of the West Valley.


Senator Gray is Chairwoman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee and Vice Chair of the Government Committee. She also serves on the Senate K-12 Education and Family Services committees.


Born in St. Charles, Missouri, Senator Gray earned degrees in recreation administration and sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.


The mother of two children, Larry Jr. and Michelle, Senator Gray has served as a community activist, volunteer, and elected official. In addition to her work as a lawmaker, Mrs. Gray served on the Washington Elementary School Board and as a Precinct Committeeman for the District 10 Republican Party.


She also worked with the Angel Tree Project, which assists children whose parents are incarcerated, and volunteers in her Church’s nursery program.


She has frequently received the Making a Difference Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for her legislative efforts to strengthen Arizona’s DUI laws. Senator Gray is well known as the champion of stronger DUI legislation. She sponsored the extreme DUI bill that lowered the state’s extreme DUI level from .18 to .15. Both changes have been hailed by public safety advocates in Arizona and nationwide.


Also, Senator Gray is a strong advocate of parental choice in education, fighting to strengthen Arizona’s school choice laws and charter school system. In 2005, Senator Gray sponsored the School District Unification bill that will enable voters to decide in 2008 whether their school district will be a k-12 district.


Despite her numerous professional accomplishments, Mrs. Gray’s family continues to be her proudest achievement. Together with her husband of more than 20 years, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and hiking.


Committee Assignments
Family Services Member Click Here Click Here
Government Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Higher Education Chairman Click Here Click Here
K-12 Education Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2158 P special education; group B weights
HB2254 P MVD records; peace officer photographs
HB2288 P military voting assistance See Vote
HB2341 P accountable health plans; premium rate
HB2378 C corporate tax credit; tuition organizations
HB2379 P marriage penalty elimination; tax credits.
  (NOW: tuition organizations; corporate tax credit
HB2380 P air fund; CNG school buses
HB2421 P HCSO; chiropractic care; number.
HB2422 C HCSO; unfair claim settlement practices.
HB2423 P chiropractic care; guidelines; unfair claims.
HB2424 C golden rule special license plates
HB2425 C corporate tax credit; tuition organizations.
HB2426 P constitutional commemoration committee; continuation See Vote
HB2427 C kindergarten parental choice grant program
  (NOW: parental educational choice program; kindergarten
HB2430 P schools; sex education; opt-in
HB2431 P schools; parental rights
HB2504 C vehicle restraint violations; enforcement.
HB2505 C elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts
HB2506 C tax credit; elderly care; dependents
HB2507 C vocational education; graduation requirements
HB2546 P education for success study committee
HB2561 P racing on highways; vehicle impoundment
HB2585 C military sales tax exemption
HB2613 P forest health amendments.
HB2615 C cervical cancer study committee
HB2641 P appropriation; teachers; retirement contributions
HB2666 C misconduct involving weapons
HB2684 C mercury amalgam fillings; notification
HCM2005 P marriage; constitutional amendment
HCR2017 C organ donation; Arizona Donor Registry
HCR2041 P Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2063 P Honorable James Sedillo
HR2002 C Lalo Guerrero death resolution
SB1005 C municipal tax incentives; emergency measures
SB1007 P* schools; financial mismanagement; intervention
SB1008 P* private investigators and security guards
SB1009 P* school buildings; air quality See Vote
SB1010 P* college savings oversight committee; membership
SB1011 P* membership; school councils; district employees
SB1032 P* public buildings; compliance with codes
SB1033 P* school attendance; outbreaks; technical correction
SB1034 P* education; state prohibitions; technical correction
SB1044 P* schools; crime reports; pupil interviews See Vote
SB1052 P protection of unborn children
  (NOW: unborn children; protection
See Vote
SB1068 P* school district redistricting; commission; approval See Vote
SB1081 P marriage penalty elimination; tax credits
SB1089 P* vehicle impoundment; storage; administrative charges
  (NOW: vehicle impoundment; storage
See Vote
SB1090 P* interscholastic athletics; private school pupils
SB1108 P* school redistricting commission; assistance
SB1109 P* campus matching monies; community colleges
  (NOW: higher education; reform; funding
SB1110 C schools; standardized textbooks
SB1145 C marriage dissolution; misconduct
SB1155 P payroll deductions; declaration of purpose.
SB1179 P* schools; policies; bullying
SB1180 P* charter schools; English language education
SB1181 P* e-learning centered schools
SB1182 C cold case file task force See Vote
SB1194 P* appropriation; elderly services
SB1195 P* ignition interlock devices; installers; manufacturers
SB1196 P* in-state tuition; spouses See Vote
SB1197 P* warning signs; alcoholic beverages
SB1198 P* state education board; rule making
SB1199 P* schools; residents of unorganized territory. See Vote
SB1201 C municipal tax incentives; prohibition; penalty
  (NOW: fireworks; definitions
See Vote
SB1206 P* school retirement programs; leave payments
SB1207 P* community colleges; elections; political influence See Vote
SB1215 C justice of the peace; duties
SB1216 C presiding jp; duties
SB1240 P* certified ignition interlock devices See Vote
SB1241 P* universities; faculty powers
SB1242 P* board of executive clemency; commutations
SB1243 P* DUI violations; ignition interlock requirements
SB1251 P elder provider liability reform See Vote
SB1254 P* immobilization of vehicles; DUI See Vote
SB1270 P school pupils; personal information; disclosure See Vote
SB1289 C stranger danger; K-8 curriculum
SB1299 P gift cards; fees; expiration; disclosure
  (NOW: gift cards; disclosure; fees; expiration
See Vote
SB1305 C probation; surveillance officers; overtime; representation
  (NOW: contractors; licensing limit; exemption
SB1306 P child abuse; restitution
  (NOW: local enforcement; federal immigration laws
See Vote
SB1317 C nonpartisan campaign funds; restriction
SB1318 C flood control omnibus
  (NOW: omnibus; flood control
See Vote
SB1333 C animal and ecological terrorism.
  (NOW: ecological and animal terrorism
SB1362 P game licenses; voter registration link
SB1363 C bar licenses; firearms; posted notice See Vote
SB1372 P human trafficking violations
SB1420 C uninsured drivers; penalties; vehicle impoundment
SB1438 C concealed weapons permits
SB1487 C universities; financial aid trust fund
SB1498 C public records; requestors; lawsuits prohibited
SB1499 C office of public access counselor
SB1506 C parental educational choice grant program
SB1508 C commercial property tax relief
SB1511 P secure and verifiable identification
SCM1001 P United Nations; federal legislation
SCM1003 C end abusive railroad practices
  (NOW: Social Security; reform
See Vote
SCR1006 C punitive damages; schools; teachers; exemption
SCR1008 P auditor general; reappointment
SCR1022 P* commutation; governor's power to grant
SCR1023 P* judicial retirement age
SCR1024 P* honoring Arizona's teachers
SCR1038 P justices and judges; senate confirmation
SR1001 C death resolution; Pope John Paul II


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