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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Martin Quezada

Martin Quezada
Minority Whip

Democrat
District 29

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5911
Fax Number: (602)

 
Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Attorney
Member Since: 2012
Martín is a native of Phoenix and was born and spent his early childhood in Maryvale where he attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. Martín is also a graduate of Peoria Centennial High School (1995), Glendale Community College (1998), Arizona State University West (2001) and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2008).

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice and Ethnic Studies from ASU West, Martín spent five years working as a Research Analyst/Policy Advisor to the Democrat Caucus in the Arizona State Senate (2001) and the Arizona State House of Representatives (2002-2005) before being accepted into law school at ASU. While in law school, he served as President of the ASU Chicano/Latino Law Students Association (2006-2007), and served in the Graduate & Professional Students Association representing the law school in ASU’s graduate student government. Martín was honored with the Congressman Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 2008 Hispanic Convocation. After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree, Martín served a judicial clerkship for Judge Patricia Orozco on the Arizona Court of Appeals (2008-2009).

Martín has been a community activist for several years and serves on numerous boards and commissions in the community including the ASU Los Diablos Latino Alumni Association, the Maryvale Village Planning Committee, the West Phoenix Revitalization Community Advisory Board and the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors. He was named as one of the Univision Radio/AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under Age 40 in 2009.

In November 2009, Martín opened the doors to the “Law Office of Martín J. Quezada, PLLC,” where he practices in the areas of criminal defense and domestic relations. Martín has also practiced in the areas of civil litigation and election law. He continues to live in the west valley where he was elected to the Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board in the 2010 General Election. He was appointed to the Arizona State House of Representatives in Legislative District #13 in March, 2012 to fill a vacant seat.

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HB2227 C legislators; mileage rate
HB2274 C elections; signature gathering; prevention; reporting
HB2275 C county recorder; nonpartisan election
HB2276 C election law; review; commission
HB2323 C critical health information; emergency responders
HB2336 C end-of-life decisions; terminally ill
HB2348 C automatic voter registration; licenses; IDs
HB2446 C contracting; investments; prohibition; border wall
HB2453 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HCM2004 C urging Congress; affordable care act
SB1126 P* schools; prohibited courses; repeal.
SB1127 P* hiring practices; limitation; criminal history
SB1157 C competency hearings; jurisdiction; referral
SB1158 C sentencing; court debts; fine mitigation
SB1160 C driving violations; restricted licenses; penalties
SB1163 C release procedures; hearings; bonds
SB1193 P* election and ethics; commission; duties
SB1195 C domestic violence offenders; firearms; seizure
SB1219 P* automatic voter registration; database; public agencies
SB1220 P* voter registration; same day
SB1221 P* voter registration deadlines; registration method
SB1222 P* voter identification; proof of citizenship
SB1223 P* voter identification; VA; student identification
SB1224 P* schools; governing boards; immediate family
SB1225 P* school instruction; AIDS; homosexuality
SB1226 P* schools; transfer students; competency requirements
SB1227 P* charter schools; prohibited locations
SB1228 P* charter school pupils; transfer; ADM
SB1229 P* charter schools; teachers; administrators; certification
SB1230 P* charter schools; website posting requirements
SB1231 P* ADE; charter schools; assessments
SB1232 P* charter schools; public meetings; records
SB1233 P* charter schools; audit requirements
SB1234 P* charter schools; procurement requirements
SB1257 C appropriation; district additional assistance
SB1264 C state lottery; county assistance fund
SB1267 C structured English immersion exemption; pilot
SB1277 C charter schools; capacity; publication
SB1297 C adoption; married couple; preference
SB1310 P* Arizona criminal justice commission; membership
SB1311 P* parole reform; study committee
SB1320 C employment; housing; public accomodations; antidiscrimination
SB1322 P* criminal justice commission; legislative recommendations
SB1323 P* 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
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
SB1385 P* voter registration; social security number
SB1386 P* statewide voter registration portability
SB1387 P* early voting locations; extended hours.
SB1388 P* early ballots; election day postmark
SB1389 P* voting centers; on-campus voting
SB1390 P* election procedures; workers; precincts; provisionals
SB1391 P* elections; polling places; standards
SB1392 P* early ballots; precinct ballot box
SB1393 P* presidential preference election; independent voters
SB1394 P* provisional ballots; residence; partial tabulation
SB1395 P* provisional ballots; verification; tally
SB1396 P* provisional ballots; incorrect precinct; tally.
SB1397 P* early ballots; verification; cure
SB1400 C homeowners' associations; assessment liens; foreclosure
SB1411 C county stadium districts; revenue; school districts
SB1417 P* law enforcement; workers' compensation; exposure
SB1418 P* women-owned and minority-owned businesses; grants
SB1419 P* schools; pupils; removal; reassignment
SB1420 P* voting rights; restoration; felonies
SB1421 P* notaries; unlawful practices; immigration
SB1422 P* vacating conviction; trafficking; local offenses
SB1423 P* immigration; law enforcement; repeal.
SB1424 P* length of parole; juvenile offenders
SB1425 P* criminal cases; arrests; records; erasure
SB1426 P* criminal charges; unlawful orders; reimbursement
SB1427 C STO operational requirements
SB1447 C state personnel system; covered employees
SB1457 C tribal nations; veterans' services; appropriation
SB1460 C office of Indian education; assistance
SB1494 C schools; compulsory attendance age; increase.
SB1500 C presidential candidates, electors; tax returns
SB1503 C racial impact; analysis; legislative council
SB1507 C employees; school conferences; leave
SB1509 C schools; health information; website posting
SB1513 C SNAP; benefit match; farmers markets
SB1518 C death penalty; repeal
SB1519 C repeal; right to work
SCM1012 C Indian health care; urging Congress
SCM1013 C urging Congress; affordable care act.
SCM1014 C urging Congress; Glass-Steagall act
SCR1003 P* ratification; equal rights amendment.
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
SCR1009 P* schools; English language requirement; repeal
SCR1018 C speech and debate education day
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1021 P* education finance TPT; rates
SCR1025 P* Latina-owned businesses; support.
SCR1028 C veterans' services; Navajo nation; cooperation
SCR1029 C Oscar de los Santos; recognition
SCR1030 C right to work; repeal
SCR1031 C Chicano history week
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day

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