2019 Legislative Policy Committee
Apache County – Alton Joe Shepherd
Cochise County – Ann English
Coconino County – Matt Ryan
Gila County – Tommie Martin
Graham County – Jim Palmer
Greenlee County – Richard Lunt
La Paz County – D. L. Wilson
Maricopa County – Clint Hickman
Mohave County – Jean Bishop
Navajo County – Jason Whiting
Pima County – Sharon Bronson
Pinal County – Pete Rios
Santa Cruz County – Rudy Molera
Yavapai County – Jack Smith
Yuma County – Russell McCloud
Legislative Policy Committee Overview
Purpose: Under CSA by-laws (Article 11), the LPC implements the legislative program adopted by the Board.
Membership: Fifteen members–the six CSA Executive Committee officers and one representative from each county not represented by an officer. Meetings are open to all CSA members.
Voting Policy: Two-thirds of the entire LPC may adopt a position on behalf of CSA regarding any issue before the state legislature or U.S. Congess that is not addressed in the Board’s legislative program.
Meetings: The LPC meets as often as necessary during regular and special sessions of the legislature. During the regular session, meetings are scheduled at least once per month, although the LPC meets frequently when evolving issues demand rapid response or sustained attention. Telephonic participation is permitted.
Activities: The LPC is critical to the success of CSA’s coalition strategy. Supervisors bring the credibility and influence necessary to inform state legislators of the needs of local constituencies. Accordingly, participants in the LPC will be engaged in the following activities:
- Review legislation and make recommendations to the Board
- Direct lobbying of state and federal leaders
- “Speakers Bureau” participation, helping to communicate the coalition’s message points to local audiences
- Authoring Op-Ed pieces
- Testifying before committees
- Serving as a catalyst to involve Board colleagues in CSA legislative activities
CSA will provide staff support regarding these activities.