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Legislative District 19

Home City: Sierra Vista
Member Since: 2019

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 served as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee from 2019 to 2022. He resides in Sierra Vista in Legislative District 19, which also encompasses most of Cochise County, all of Greenlee County, southern Graham County and a portion of Pima and Santa Cruz Counties.

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 30 years, and they have two sons. They’ve lived in Southern Arizona for over 30 years. David is engaged in his local educational community where he sits on the Board for Veritas Christian Community School. He is a Realtor, 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 the business community. 

Some of his most recent awards include:

  • 2024 Stand for Children Arizona Legislative Champion, for your work with Arizona's youth

  • 2023 Friend Family Award, The Arizona Family Project

  • 2023 Arizona Center for Rural Leadership, Civic Impact Award

  • 2023 Arizona Technology Council Legislator of the Year

  • 2023 Arizona Bio Industries Trailblazer Award

  • 2022 Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers Legislator of the Year

  • 2021 Appreciation of Unwavering Support, Arizona State Troopers Association

  • 2021 Champion of Arizona's Children, Vail School District

  • 2021 Senator of the Year, Arizona Technology Council

  • 2021 Arizona Rock Product Association Legislator of the Year

  • 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 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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