I have the honor and privilege of serving in the Arizona House of Representatives, having been elected in 2010. I am running for re-election this November 2, 2014, for LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 17 (Chandler, Gilbert and Sun Lakes).
I ran for office two years ago because I was tired of politicians running for office on promises they were unable (or unwilling) to keep, claiming to be "different" only to turn out like everybody else: part of the system; part of the problem. I did not make grandiose promises, but pledged to keep an open door and an open mind. I also promised to put my constituents first and to use my background as a small business owner and experience as a former legislative policy advisor to accomplish things that others could not.
I have kept those promises. In my first term as your Representative I introduced landmark job-creation legislation that was signed into law, for which I was named "Representative of the Year" by business leaders. I was also made Chairman of the prestigious House Commerce Committee. Other bills that I introduced and that are now law: directed more educational dollars into classrooms, created the Address Confidentiality Program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual offenses, helped employees who are owed wages, and promoted veteran-friendly college campuses. I also received the Open Government Leader of the Year award. Serving as your Representative has been a distinct honor and I hope you will vote to extend that honor another two years.
While you can find out more information about me on this website, the truth is, I would like to get to know YOU. I strongly believe that those who wish to serve in a government that is (supposed to be) of, by and for the people, should be connected TO the people. That is the kind of legislator I strive to be, and it means communicating with you directly. To that end, I am available... Let's chat! 480-650-4509. That is my personal cell phone number. Or you can reach me in my office at the State Capitol: 602-926-4481. If you call me, you will get me. And I will listen. And although I prefer to have verbal conversations with folks, if you'd rather go a different route, you can also email me, Facebook-message me, use Twitter, send letters... whichever fits your M.O. The point is to make your voice heard. There is plenty to talk about given the number of ISSUES facing our state.
In the meantime, know that I do not take lightly the responsibility that has been placed upon me as your elected State Representative. Together we can—and will—make great things happen for Arizona!
Thanks for stopping by! God bless!
Representative J.D. Mesnard
Arizona House of Representatives