Legislative District 15
Home City: North Phoenix
Senator Since: 2021
Health & Human Services, Chair
Senator Nancy Barto represents Legislative District 15 (North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Scottsdale and Glendale). Nancy chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee – responsible for overseeing Arizona’s health and welfare agencies and boards, as well as a member of the Judiciary and Education Committees.
Nancy has sponsored numerous health care reforms, resisting government’s wholesale takeover of health care and ensuring that affordable health care options that protect our fundamental freedoms can flourish in our state. She has been a champion for the unborn, elderly and individuals with disabilities in the Legislature. Recognized as a consistent leader for Arizona families, Nancy has also shepherded important property tax and homeowner reforms into law and been a voice for reform and accountability in Arizona's foster care, corrections and behavioral health systems and served as co-chair of Child Safety Oversight Committees since 2013.
She and her husband, Joe Barto, grew up in the Valley and are proud parents of three daughters and sons-in-law and three grandchildren. Nancy studied Vocal Performance and Elementary Education at Arizona State University and A.S.U. West.
Prior to her Legislative service Nancy enjoyed a career as a mother, community volunteer and public policy advocate. She enjoys hiking, playing piano and time with her family. Joe and Nancy are members of Living Streams Church.