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Legislative District 19

Home City: Sierra Vista
Member Since: 2019


2023 Committees

  • Natural Resources, Energy & Water

  • Chairman Military Affairs, Public Safety & Border Security

  • Finance

David Gowan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2009. During the 2015-2017 legislative session, he was elected to be the 52nd Speaker of the House. Most recently, he was elected to the Arizona State Senate, where he serves as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He resides in Sierra Vista in Legislative District 14, which also encompasses all of Cochise and Greenlee counties, southern Graham County and a portion of Pima County.

David is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, holding a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies. He has been married to his wife Jessie for nearly 30 years, and they have two sons. They’ve lived in Southern Arizona for nearly 25 years. David is engaged in his local educational community where he sits on the Board for Veritas Christian Community School. He is a member of the ELKS Lodge #2065, a committed martial artist, and is the Chairman of Tai Shin Ki Do Martial Arts System founded by Hanshi Barnes.

He is a passionate fighter for veterans, first responders and businesses. 

Some of his most recent awards include:

  • 2020 Legislator of the Year - Health System Alliance of Arizona

  • 2020 Senator of the Year - Arizona Technology Council 

  • 2020 Friend of the Family - The Arizona Family Project

  • Conservative Achievement Award - The American Conservative Union Foundation

  • Cactus League Baseball Association Hall of Fame Board Board of Trustees - Board Member

  • NFIB The Voice of Small Business  - Guardian of Small Business

  • Hero of the Taxpayer - Americans for Prosperity

  • 2019 Family Champion Award - Center for Arizona Policy

  • 2019 Legislator of the Year - Arizona Fairs Association 

  • 2016 The Copper Shield Award - Unified Arizona Veterans & Arizona Hall of Fame Society

Office Phone​: (602) 926-5154
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