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AzPA Legislative Affairs Committee

Co-Chairs:  Mark Boesen & Ken Bykowski   AzPA Lobbyist:  Jesse Armendt           

Thank you for your interest in the work of the Arizona Pharmacy Association's (AzPA) Legislative Affairs Committee. The work of the committee is focused primarily on state and local issues. However, we have a significant presence on the national level as well. The legislative affairs committee is comprised of volunteer members of the Association. Anyone may join the committee and participate. There is no limit on the number of members who may serve on the committee.


The committee is not a policy making body of the Association, but acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. The committee is complemented by the Arizona Pharmacy Political Action Committee (PharmPAC), but that is a separate organization under the Association's umbrella. The only member(s) of the committee who is appointed is the chairman(s). The Committee is supported by Jesse Armendt of Axiom Public Relations (Phoenix, AZ) is the Association's contracted lobbyist.


The Arizona legislature meets for at 100 days every year beginning in January. The committee's only regularly scheduled meetings occur via conference call on the first Wednesday of every month from the September preceding the Arizona legislative session through the month after the legislature adjourns their regular session. Ad hoc meetings may be scheduled throughout the year as needed.

The AzPA Legislative Affairs Committee meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon via teleconference.  Participation in these monthly meetings is open to all AzPA members. 

To become a member of the AzPA Legislative Affairs Committee, please login and update your member profile
to add yourself to the committee.  Or call the AzPA office at 480.838.3385.

Focus: to promote interest in, propose, develop, evaluate, monitor, review, and interpret proposed and actual legislation, rules and regulations affecting the pharmacy profession in the state of Arizona, with special emphasis and activity during the Arizona State Legislative Sessions.

Goal: to ensure that the profession’s perspective as it affects public health is communicated and understood, and that our voice for the profession is heard.

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