| Home City: Chandler
Member Since: 2010
J.D. Mesnard is Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving Legislative District 17 (Chandler, Gilbert, and Sun Lakes). He was elected to the House on November 2, 2010.
J.D. is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Music Composition. He also holds two masters degrees, one in Business and the other in Public Administration-exemplifying his interest in both the public and private sectors. Prior to running for office, J.D. spent eight years working at the Arizona Senate where he served as a policy advisor on issues ranging from education, transportation and retirement, to family services and government administration. He is a small business owner, investor and consultant, and has always sought to be an active participant at all levels of the community. He works with charities, churches and non-profits and is adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College, where he teaches courses in political science.
J.D.'s compassion for those less fortunate-who struggle in places outside of the greatest country on earth-led him to help establish Voices of the World, a non-profit Christian charity whose mission includes providing humanitarian aid to the poor and destitute of the world.
Born at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL (his father is a retired fighter pilot), J.D. has lived in Arizona for over 25 years. He resides in Chandler with his wife, Holly, who is a registered nurse at Chandler Regional Hospital.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short/NOW Title|
|HB2236||C||military pensions; increase; tax subtraction|
|HB2264||C||tax exemptions; dependents; inflation indexing|
|HB2479||C||TPT; digital goods and services|
|HB2528||P*||capital gains; income tax subtraction|
|HB2604||P*||consolidated elections; voter turnout|
|HB2647||P*||internal revenue code conformity|
|HB2659||PZ*||health; budget reconciliation; 2018-2019.|
|HB2662||PZ*||higher education; budget reconciliation; 2018-2019.|
|HB2663||PZ*||K-12 education; budget reconciliation; 2018-2019.|
|HB2665||PZ*||general appropriations act; 2018-2019.|
|HB2667||PZ*||budget procedures; budget reconciliation; 2018-2019.|
|HCR2006||C||four-year terms; legislature.|
|HCR2028||P*||wages; leave; retaliation presumption; repeal|
|HCR2029||P*||personal property tax exemption|
|HCR2030||C||veterans; missing remains|
|HCR2038||C||maternal mental health|
|HCR2039||P*||legislature; initial assembly; sine die|
|HCR2047||C||Lindsey Perry; auditor general.|
|HR2001||P*||Robert Rene Robles; death resolution|
|HR2003||P*||Don Shooter; expulsion|
|SB1394||C||DHS; reporting; abortions|
|SB1420||C||medical marijuana; inspection; testing; appropriation|
|SCR1034||C||independent redistricting commission; membership|
(NOW: membership; independent redistricting commission)