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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Chester Crandell

Chester Crandell

District 6

1700 W. Washington
Room 304
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5409
Fax Number: (602) 417-3105

Personal Information:
Home City: Heber
Occupation: Rancher
Member Since: 2011
Born in Holbrook and raised in Heber, Arizona, Senator Chester Crandell is a fifth generation native of rural Arizona and Legislative District 6.

He has worked in the education field for 30 years. The last 10 years he was the Superintendent of the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (N.A.V.I.T.) where he created the partnership with Northland Pioneer College to provide educational services to N.A.V.I.T.

Senator Crandell is a graduate of University of Arizona, with a degree in Agriculture Education and a graduate of Northern Arizona University, with a degree in Masters of Education Leadership.

He serves on the following Senate Standing Committees: Appropriations, Government and Environment, Natural Resources and Rural Affairs, Education (Vice Chairman), and Public Safety (Chairman). He also serves as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and as a member of the Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Study Committee on Government and Private Lands.

Senator Crandell resides with Alice, his wife of 46 years, in Heber. They have 9 children and 36 grandchildren.  


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Education Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Government and Environment Member Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Public Safety Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2064 C training permits; military health professionals
HB2200 C county fire department; authorization
HB2234 P firearm; definition
HB2343 C public employees; compensation; union activities
HB2346 C rural electric cooperatives; valuation
  (NOW: valuation; rural electric cooperatives
HB2389 P peace officers; omnibus See Vote
HB2464 C medical malpractice; recovery of costs
HB2465 C medical malpractice attorney; certification; training
HB2467 C constitutional oath; high school graduation
HB2470 C veterans; job opportunities; award
HB2471 C CDL holders; defensive driving school
HB2472 C pupils; chronic health problems; absences
HB2473 C food vendors; state certification
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2498 P property tax levy; community colleges
HB2530 C empowerment scholarship accounts; tests; surveys
HB2578 C licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2608 C EORP; closure; defined contribution
HB2657 C transaction privilege tax changes
HCM2003 P copper mining; support
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 P Boy Scouts of America
SB1035 P* technical correction; fire districts
SB1036 P* technical correction; firefighters; military duty
SB1100 C ASDB; continuation
SB1112 P Arizona firearms; prohibited enforcement...
SB1113 C hospitals; admission of pediatric patients
SB1115 P direct pay prices; health care
SB1127 C agricultural employment relations board; continuation
SB1143 C golf course pesticide license; fee See Vote
SB1157 C grain research council; continuation
SB1208 C pilot; foster care tuition waiver See Vote
SB1210 P municipalities; municipal policies; shared revenues
SB1211 P property tax delinquency; interest rate
SB1212 P high school instruction; federal constitution
SB1213 P schools; science instruction; requirements
SB1214 P county treasurer's management fund
SB1266 C illegal dumping; penalties See Vote
SB1273 P* alcohol; drug abuse; courts; treatment
SB1274 P* elections; early ballots; return deadline
SB1275 P* ballots; presidential electors
SB1276 P* elections; postings; mail balloting; amendments
SB1282 P* countywide fire districts
  (NOW: countywide fire districts; study committee
SB1283 P* county boundary change; study committee
SB1284 P* county general excise tax rate
SB1285 C handbook; educational options
SB1293 P* schools; pilot; outcome-based funding
SB1294 P* grand jury; length of term
SB1295 P* schools; current-year funding
SB1321 C residential energy efficiency; building codes
SB1324 P* critical infrastructure; information disclosure See Vote
SB1344 C highway construction projects; JCCR review
SB1345 C liquor licenses; synthetic cannabinoids; prohibition See Vote
SB1346 C dangerous drugs; analogues; penalties
  (NOW: class action; reform
See Vote
SB1350 C government contract workers; strike prohibition
SB1352 P* school leases; nonprofit corporations
SB1353 C health insurance; telemedicine See Vote
SB1363 C empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding See Vote
SB1364 C DOR audits; three-year limit
SB1384 C taxis; prearranged ground transportation service
SB1385 C aggravated assault; school grounds
SB1386 C massive open online courses; credit
SB1387 C online voting; pilot program
SB1388 C online candidate petition filing
SB1389 C JLBC; economic impact
SB1390 C convicted felons; attempted weapon possession
SB1403 C United Nations Rio declaration; prohibition.
SB1436 C child care programs; volunteers; restrictions
SB1439 P* legal tender See Vote
SB1440 C medical marijuana; advertising; labeling
SB1441 C marijuana; medical use; seizure; disposition
SB1444 C schools; performance funding
SB1446 C schools; student level data
SB1447 C ADE; school finance revisions See Vote
SB1452 C class action lawsuits
SB1453 C witness testimony; qualified immunity
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SCR1002 P health care; direct pay prices
SCR1016 P* rejection of unconstitutional federal actions
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki
SR1004 P death resolution; Bud Strom


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