Phil Lovas was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives in February 2012 and elected in November 2012 to a two-year term. This past session he served as Chairman of the Insurance and Retirement Committee, Chairman of the Ethics Committee and a member of the Health Committee.
His signature piece of legislation in 2013 was the bill which ended the elected officials’ pension plan. It was signed into law by the Governor. Newly elected public officials will no longer qualify for a lifetime pension.
In 2014, his legislation included a bill to ensure the public is protected from unlicensed Obamacare employees and the “Right to Try” bill. This legislation was passed by the legislature and is on the ballot as Prop 303. It would allow Arizonans who are terminally ill to have access to investigational drugs which are not fully FDA approved in order to save their lives.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Phil was a regional director of development in the hospitality industry and spent over a decade developing hotels throughout the western U.S.
Phil lives with his wife Corinne and three children in Peoria.