Home City: Phoenix Occupation: Legislator Member Since: 2006
Senator Nancy Barto represents Legislative District 15 (North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Scottsdale and Glendale) and has served in the Legislature since 2006. Nancy chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee focusing on health care, welfare and family-related issues and serves as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee.
Nancy has sponsored major health care reforms increasing affordable health insurance options, price transparency, protecting patients’ and health care providers’ fundamental freedoms and those of the unborn and other vulnerable populations. Recognized as a consistent leader for Arizona families, Nancy has championed important medical tort, property tax and homeowner reforms and been a voice for reform and accountability in Arizona's foster care and behavioral health systems and served as co-chair of the Child Safety Oversight Committee since 2013.
She and her husband, Joe Barto, grew up in the Valley and are proud parents of three daughters and sons-in-law and three grandchildren. Nancy studied Vocal Performance and Elementary Education at Arizona State University and A.S.U. West. Prior to her Legislative service Nancy enjoyed a career as a mother, community volunteer and public policy advocate. She enjoys hiking, playing piano and especially spending time with the grandkids. Joe and Nancy are members of Pureheart Christian Fellowship.