Representative J.D. Mesnard, Senate District 17
J.D. Mesnard is not only a state representative but he also serves as the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. Prior to running for office, J.D. spent eight years working at the Arizona Senate where he served as a policy advisor on issues ranging from education, transportation and retirement, to family services and government administration. He is a small business owner, investor, and consultant, and has always sought to be an active participant at all levels of the community. His grasp of policy issues is impressive and has exhibited great leadership during his tenure as Speaker. Speaker Mesnard is on the record supporting legislation to reform the one-size fits all approach for English Language Learners and curbing the reading crisis.