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J.D. MesnardREPRepublican State Senator, District 13
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Javan Daniel "J.D." Mesnard (born May 15, 1980 in Tampa, Florida) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 13 since 2023. He previously represented District 17 from 2019 to 2023. Mesnard spent eight years as a staffer for the Arizona Senate before being elected to the Arizona House of Representatives (where he was Speaker of the House for one term), from District 21 (Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Mesa, Queen Creek) from 2011 to 2013, and then from District 17 (Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes) from 2013 to 2019. Mesnard was elected to the state Senate in 2018, and took office in 2019. In the state legislature, Mesnard has opposed Arizona's Medicaid expansion, promoted the expansion of school voucher expansion, and proposed legislation to curtail voting rights by purging voters from the rolls.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Phoenix
MBA Business Administration
2004 - 2006
Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University
MPA Public Administration
2004 - 2006
Arizona State University
Bachelor's Music Theory and Composition
1998 - 2002
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Senator
Arizona State Senate
2023 - Current
Senator
Arizona State Senate
2019 - 2023
Representative
Arizona State House of Representatives
2011 - 2019
Speaker
Arizona State House of Representatives
2017 - 2019
Speaker Pro Tempore
Arizona State House of Representatives
2012 - 2015
Policy Advisor
Arizona State Senate
2002 - 2009
Professor
Mesa Community College
2006 - Current
Owner
Mesnard Enterprises, JPSB Dream Team LLC
2005 - Current
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Member
Church Music Team
1999 - 2009
Co-Founder
Voices of the World
2008 - Current
Treasurer
Voices of the World
2008 - Current
Judge
Project Citizen State Showcase
2006 - Current
Member
National Center for Policy Analysis
2005 - 2006
Teacher
World of Music
2001
Chair
Finance Committee, Arizona State Senate
2023 - Current
Member
Commerce Committee, Arizona State Senate
2023 - Current
Former Chair
Rules Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Council Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Elections Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives