The Arizona House of Representatives is the lower legislative body for the State of Arizona. Its members are elected to two year terms. The Republicans currently hold a majority in the House with Rep. James P. Weiers (R-Phoenix) serving as Speaker. State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Official languages English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Area - Total - % water Ranked 6th 295,254 kmÂ² 0. ... Phoenix was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1881. ...
The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) , is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...
Because Arizonaâs warm, dry climate and diverse recreational lands have, since the early 1950s, attracted both a great number of new residents and a large stream of tourists, social and consumer services increased in response.
In 1952 Arizona asked the Supreme Court of the United States to decide on the proper distribution of Colorado River water among the states, and in 1963 the Supreme Court increased the amount of Colorado River water Arizona was permitted to use.
The population of Arizona voted mostly Democratic from statehood until the 1950s, when the state acquired a national reputation for conservatism in politics and for pro-business policies that favored rapid growth.
Elections to the 109th United States House of Representatives were held on November 2, 2004.
The House of Representatives has 435 seats; in the 108th Congress, Republicans held 227 seats, Democrats held 205, with two Republican vacancies and one independent.
As a consequence of this election, the 109th United States House of Representatives is composed of 232 Republicans, 202 Democrats and one independent, Bernard Sanders of Vermont (who usually votes with the Democrats).
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