About Jeff Weninger

Representative Jeff Weninger is serving his first term for Legislative District 17. His district serves Gilbert, Sun Lakes and a large portion of Chandler, where Jeff resides with his wife, Janet, and their three children; Jacob, Christian and Grace.

Jeff is the co-owner of two local restaurant concepts, Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta in Chandler and Dilly’s Deli with two locations in the East Valley and a kiosk in Sky Harbor Terminal 4. For more than 20 years, Jeff has employed thousands of Arizona citizens and fed millions while contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy by providing good food at a good price, which in turn generates sales tax revenue. Jeff and his wife, Janet, both serve the community in philanthropic work with charities for children in crisis.

Before serving as a State Representative, Jeff served on the Chandler City Council for eight years and held the position of Vice Mayor. He became known as the common sense councilman and created a culture that ultimately changed the way Chandler employees approached spending tax dollars. Chandler’s budget remained one of the strongest in the state during the economic downturn and without cutting needed services.

Jeff served on the following community and government boards:

  • State Precinct Committeeman
  • Childhelp Advisory Board
  • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  • Chandler Airport Commission
  • Domestic Violence Commission
  • The Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley
  • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  • Chandler Airport Commission

In the State House of Representatives, Jeff is Vice Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, and he serves on the Elections Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Jeff’s first session helped Arizona entrepreneurs gain the route to needed capital funding with his crowd-funding legislation passing unanimously in both House and Senate. Jeff had an impressive total of five of his primary sponsored bills signed into law at the end of his first year.

In his second year Jeff was the prime sponsor of HB2452. This was the Grandparent penalty bill that the Governor mentioned in his State of the State address. This bill helps grandparents and other kin to receive support to help them raise their grandkids.

Recent Awards and Recognition include:

  • AZ Chamber of Commerce Rookie of the Year
  • AZ Capital Times Honoree Rising Star
  • Chandler Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
  • Precinct Committeeman of the Year
  • Champion of the Taxpayers (Americans For Prosperity)

Representative Weninger is proud to serve the citizens of Arizona. He has made a commitment to be a leader for small businesses, education dollars in the classrooms and to ensure the safety and protection of every citizen in the great state of Arizona.