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Debbie LeskoREPRepublican United States Representative, AZ-8
64
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
AZResidence (state)

Debra Kay Lesko (née Lorenz; born November 14, 1958) is an American politician and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Arizona's 8th congressional district since 2018. The district is in the West Valley portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area and includes Glendale, Surprise, Sun City, Peoria, and part of western Phoenix. Lesko served in the Arizona Senate from 2015 to 2018. She was president pro tempore of the Arizona Senate from 2017 to 2018. Lesko also served as a member of Arizona House of Representatives from 2009 until 2015. She became the Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district after winning a 2018 special election.

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Campaign Funding

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$2,073,430
Total Raised
$2,002,590
Total Spent
$70,841
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Wisconsin at Madison
BBA
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Arizona
2018 - Current
President Pro Tempore
Arizona State Senate
2017 - 2018
Senator
Arizona State Senate
2015 - 2018
Representative
Arizona State House of Representatives
2008 - 2014
Majority Whip
Arizona State House of Representatives
2010 - 2012
Former Hearing Officer
North Valley Justice Court
Other Experience1 - 74 of 74
Member
Lions Club
Current
Member
National Rifle Association
Current
Republican Co-Chair
Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues
Current
Board Member
Arizona Federation of Taxpayers
2005 - 2008
Advisory Member
Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board
Former Elected Officer
State and County Republican Party
Former Leader
City of Glendale Community Partnership
Former Member
2025 City of Glendale Master Planning Committee
Former Member
Fighter Country Partnership
Former Member
Ironwood High School Booster Club
Former Member
Desert Valley Elementary School Site Council
Former Republican Chair
Legislative District 9
Former Vice President
Arrowhead Republican Women's Club
Former Voter Registration Chair
Maricopa County Republican Party
Member
Advisory Board, Eve's Place Domestic Abuse Shelter
Member
Economic Development Committee, Western Maricopa County
Member
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), City of Glendale Fire Department
Member
Western Maricopa County Education Committee
Member
Advisory Council, Faith House Domestic Violence Shelter
Member
Education Development Committee, Western Maricopa County
Member
Arizona Citizens' Defense League
Treasurer
Payson Unified School Distritct (PUSD) Community Committee
Co-Chair
United States House Working Group to End Domestic Violence
Current
Co-Chair
Victims Rights Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Colorado River Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Explosive Ordinance Disposal Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Creative Rights Congress
Current
Member
United Service Organizations Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Missile Defense Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Military Family Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Defense Communities Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Army Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Air Force Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Women Veterans Task Force
Current
Member
Congressional Cyber Security Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Taiwan Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Direct Selling Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Baby Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Suburban Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional International Religious Freedoms Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional General Aviation Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Fragile X Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Values Action Team
Current
Member
Congressional Native American Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Border Security Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Western Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Diabetes
Current
Member
Congressional Candy Caucus
Current
Steering Committee Member
Republican Study Committee
Current
Former Chair
Finance Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Chair
Ways and Means Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Appropriations Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Committee on Rules, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Research & Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Science, Space, and Technology Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Legislative Budget Committee [JLBC], Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Health and Human Services Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
State Debt and Budget Reform Committee, Arizona State Senate