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The Hart Administration 2009-2010

Biography - Joe Hart (Rep.)

Joe Hart is a fourth generation Arizonan and 61 year resident of Kingman. He has been married to Rhonda for 39 years and has four daughters and eight grandchildren.

Joe served in the Arizona House of Representatives for 10 years, including a term as Speaker Pro Tempore, as well as serving as the Chairman of several influential committees such as Public Institutions and Universities, Environment, and Government Operations. In addition, Joe served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee for Appropriations.

During his 10 years at the Arizona Legislature, Joe championed the Abandoned Mine Safety Fund legislation to protect the public and supported legislation to require mining operations to be reclaimed for post-mining uses.

Joe worked at the Duval Mining Corporation for 20 years. During his tenure, Joe worked in many aspects of the mining industry, including time as Safety Supervisor. He has also worked in the broadcasting industry, Hart to Hart Trucking, Black Mountain Cattle Company, and several other industries.

Following are some of the organizations in which Joe Hart has been active:

  • Sub-Appropriations Committee for the House and Senate, Chairman
  • Public Institutions & Universities Committee, Chairman
  • Government Operations Committee, Chairman
  • Environment Committee, Member
  • Judiciary Committee, Member
  • Rules Committee, Member
  • Natural Resources Committee, Member
  • Natural Resource Committee - Counsel State Governments West, Chairman
  • Ways & Means Committee, Member

Following are some of the organizations in which Joe Hart is currently active:
Navajo Code Talker Memorial Foundation

Contact Information

The Mine Inspector's Office is located in the Executive Tower at the State Capitol.

The mailing address is:
The Honorable Joe Hart
1700 W. Washington Street, 4th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

(602) 542-5971
Fax (602) 542-5335

Key Staff & Office Divisions

Executive Staff
Laurie Swartzbaugh
Laurie Swartzbaugh
Deputy Director

Esther Olivas
Esther Olivas
Business Manager 

Mine Inpections
Tim Evans
Tim Evans
Assistant State Mine Inspector

John Stanford
John Stanford
Senior Deputy Mine Inspector

Jack Speer
Jack Speer
Deputy Mine Inspector

William Schifferns
William Schifferns
Deputy Mine Inspector

MSHA Training
Frank Rabago
Frank Rabago
Trainer/Manager

Rex Gennicks
Rex Gennicks
MSHA Trainer

Mike Failla
Mike Failla
Trainer

Reclamations
Garrett Fleming 
Garrett Fleming 

Abandoned Mines
Tom White
Tom White
Supervisor

Jerry Tyra
Jerry Tyra
Supervisor

 

June 2012