Legislative Policy Committee

2024 Legislative Policy Committee

Apache County – Alton Joe Shepherd

Cochise County – Ann English

Coconino County – Patrice Horstman

Gila County – Steve Christensen

Graham County – Paul R. David

Greenlee County – Richard Lunt

La Paz County – Duce Minor

Maricopa County – Steve Gallardo

Mohave County – Hildy Angius

Navajo County – Jason Whiting

Pima County – Rex Scott

Pinal County – Stephen Q. Miller

Santa Cruz County – Manny Ruiz

Yavapai County – James Gregory

Yuma County – Lynne Pancrazi

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. Congress 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.