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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Nancy Young Wright

Nancy Young Wright

District 26

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 329
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3398
Fax Number: (602) 417-3126


Personal Information:

Home City: Tucson
Member Since: 2008

Nancy Young Wright was appointed to serve as District 26’s Representative in January, 2008. She was elected to the seat in 2008.

Nancy served on the Amphitheater Unified School District Board from 1997-2007, and was the Board’s president from 2002-2004. While at Amphitheater, she led efforts to return First Amendment rights to the district via an open “Call to the Audience”, and she worked to institute a voluntary roof top fee for developer donations for school construction needs. In 2000, she worked with Legislators to revise the open meeting law and to end so-called “Evergreen” rollover contracts for school administrators.

She has been active in politics for most of her adult life, working on the local and national campaigns of several candidates. She served as a member of the Pima County Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan Steering Committee, chaired the “Buffers” conservation group from 1996-1999, and was active on a number of land use issues such as Honey Bee Canyon and Canoa Ranch. Nancy is also a member of the LD 26 Democratic Committee and is a Precinct Committeeperson for Precinct 346.

Nancy was the liasion between Pima County Management and the SEIU Labor Union on the “Innovation and Quality” labor/management pilot project in fall 2007. From 2004-2007, Nancy was the Executive Director of ArtsReach Writing Program, a literacy outreach directed to Native American and Latino students in Southern Arizona. Prior to this, she spent nearly 20 years as a community volunteer for activities involving her children. She is the former Girl Scout Leader for Troop 157, as well as the past President of the Oro Valley Neighborhood Coalition. From 1993-1996, Nancy served as Chair of the Tucson Parks Board. A passionate advocate of animals, Nancy has volunteered since 2007 with the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) to assist with adoptions at the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson.

A native of New Mexico, Ms. Young Wright has been a Tucson resident for 28 years. Her MFA is from the University of Arizona, her BA in Journalism is from New Mexico State University. She is married to Allen Wright, and they have two college-age daughters, Erin and Kelsey. They share their Oro Valley home with three cats, two dogs, and a senior citizen horse. Nancy is a free-lance writer who has been a strong advocate and champion of the education, the environment, the arts and the humane treatment of animals.

Her awards include:
YWCA Women On the Move, 2007
Arisona Newspapers Association Freedom of Information Award, 2001
Arizona School Board Association, Associates of Boardmanship, 2002
Greater Tucson Leadership Graduate, 1996
Harelson Elementary Bobcat Spirit Award, 1990


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2192 C development fees; public transportation
HB2194 C large electronics recycling program
HB2195 C air quality; stage II; tanks
HB2257 C stopping of vehicles; highways
  (NOW: public transportation vehicles; stopping
HB2292 C compulsory attendance; age; increase
HB2293 P teacher loan program; geographic shortages
HB2297 C pricing; abnormal market disruptions; emergencies
HB2300 C centennial scholars program
HB2402 P* schools; contractors; fingerprinting; crimes
HB2403 P* state parks; solar hot water
HB2404 P* spay; neuter; incentive programs
HB2405 P* child custody; technical correction
HB2406 P* technical correction; kennels
HB2407 P* state trust land; technical correction
HB2408 P* technical correction; energy standards
HB2409 P* technical correction; solar energy design
HB2410 P* active management areas; technical correction
HB2411 P* water resources; technical correction
HB2412 P* technical correction; solar energy council
HB2413 P* technical correction; consumer fraud
HB2414 P* college districts; requirements; technical correction
HB2415 P* schools; suspended pupils; admission
HB2416 P* plastic bag recycling program
HB2429 C Arizona masonic fraternity special plates
HB2479 P bicycles; yield at stop signs
HB2489 C healthcare group; small employers; eligibility
HB2490 C solar school grant program
HB2491 C healthcare group; sole proprietors
HB2517 P* kennel inspections; counties
HB2518 P* homeowners' associations; rainwater systems
HB2523 P schools; noncertificated business managers
HB2526 P veterans' organizations; solicitations
HB2528 P preexisting condition exclusion; pregnancy
HB2529 P energy policy study committee
HB2543 P unmarried couples; responsibilities.
HB2546 P* motor vehicles; bicycles; operation requirements
HB2551 P criminal damage; classification
HB2552 P sentencing; prohibited possessors
HB2579 C presidential preference election; independent voters
HB2587 P petition circulators; signature payment prohibited
HB2588 P insurance; adult children; continued coverage
HB2629 C license plate obstruction; wheelchair holders
  (NOW: license plates; disabled
HCR2018 P day against sexual harassment
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1115 P animals; fighting
SB1121 P tax credit; schools; classroom materials
SB1122 P school construction moratorium; land acquisition
SB1278 P orders of protection; animals.
SB1279 P equine tripping
SB1343 P elections; audit provisions


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