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.
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.
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.