36 Facts About Debbie Lesko


Debra Kay Lesko is an American politician and a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, representing since 2018.


Debbie Lesko served in the Arizona Senate from 2015 to 2018.


Debbie Lesko was president pro tempore of the Arizona Senate from 2017 to 2018.


Debbie Lesko served as a member of Arizona House of Representatives from 2009 until 2015.


Debbie Lesko became the Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district after winning a 2018 special election.


Debbie Lesko received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Wisconsin and moved to Arizona in the 1980s, where she owned a construction sales business.


In 1988, Debbie Lesko was charged with a misdemeanor in Conroe, Texas, for tampering with government records.

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Ignas was allegedly abusive to Debbie Lesko, reportedly punching her in the stomach when she was pregnant.


Debbie Lesko has used other names, including Debbie Harris, Debra Ignas, Debra Schultz, Debra Howard and Debra Kay Lorenz.


Debbie Lesko participated in school board meetings and was a contributor to The Arizona Republic.


On November 4,2008, Debbie Lesko was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives.


In 2014, Debbie Lesko was elected to the Arizona State Senate.


Debbie Lesko was endorsed by the Arizona Police Association, AZ Right to Life, and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.


Debbie Lesko ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Carolyn Vasko in the general election.


Debbie Lesko announced that her resignation from the Arizona Senate.


Debbie Lesko was endorsed by President Donald Trump, who said that Lesko was a "conservative Republican".


In March 2018, the Campaign Legal Center filed a federal campaign finance law violation complaint against Debbie Lesko, alleging that her transfer of $50,000 from her state campaign to an independent group that spent nearly all the cash backing her congressional run was illegal.


Debbie Lesko ran for reelection in 2022 without opposition in the primary or general election.


Debbie Lesko has proposed legislation to give employers religious exemptions from providing contraceptives in health insurance plans.


Debbie Lesko has proposed legislation that would allow health officials to conduct warrantless and unannounced inspections of abortion clinics, which critics said undermined the privacy of the clinics' patients.


Debbie Lesko supported the 2022 overturning of Roe v Wade.


Debbie Lesko introduced the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act in the 117th Congress.


Debbie Lesko has been described as a loyal ally of former President Donald Trump.


In December 2020, Lesko was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Biden defeated Trump.


Debbie Lesko was one of the 139 Republican representatives to vote to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Congress at the 2021 United States Electoral College vote count.

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Debbie Lesko has said that she would have voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Republican Party's 2017 tax overhaul.


Debbie Lesko introduced the Make Education Local Act of 2021 in the 117th Congress.


Debbie Lesko rejects the scientific consensus on climate change, which states that climate change is progressing, dangerous, and primarily human caused.


Debbie Lesko has instead claimed that "certainly not the majority of it" is human-caused.


In 2016, Debbie Lesko crafted a measure that would give Arizona utilities the right to charge separate rates for customers who produced their own energy through solar panels in order to prevent $600 million in subsidies from non-solar customers to solar customers.


Debbie Lesko opposes universal health care and favors repealing the Affordable Care Act.


Debbie Lesko has said that COVID-19 vaccine distribution should prioritize American citizens over those who are in the country illegally.


In 2017, Debbie Lesko sponsored and passed a bill in the Arizona State Senate that created a process for challenging a surprise medical bill when care is received from an out-of-network doctor at an in-network facility.


Debbie Lesko made the construction of a border wall on the Mexico border the centerpiece of her 2018 campaign, and pledged to back the Trump administration's hardline positions on border security and immigration reform.


Debbie Lesko urged Congress members to vote against the bill.


Debbie Lesko was among 60 Republicans voting against condemning Trump's withdrawal from Syria.