Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin, State Representatives Noel Campbell and David Livingston, State Senator Karen Fann and Mesa City Councilman Kevin Thompson at the 2018 Legislative Forecast Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. / Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0
Noel Campbell currently represents legislative district 1 in the Arizona House of Representatives along with Rep. David Stringer. He is a member of the Republican party and lives in Prescott.
Growing up in Phoenix, Campbell graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Arizona State University in 1965. After graduating from ASU, Campbell served his country in the Navy and Naval Reserves until 1991.
Campbell spent much of his career in government, including as a pilot in the Navy, a US Customs Agent, and a pilot in the Forest Service. Campbell currently owns the Chapel Inn in Prescott.
He first ran for the AZ House in 2010 in LD1, which at the time covered part of Yavapai County including Prescott and most of Coconino County excluding Flagstaff. Campbell came in third in the Republican primary with 13,141 votes to Andy Tobin and Karen Fann who received 21,779 and 14,651 votes, respectively.
In 2014, he ran again for the state legislature after Tobin, who at the time was the Speaker of the AZ House, challenged Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in congressional district 1. Campbell came in second in the Republican primary, beating Linda Gray by nearly 3,000 votes. He along with Karen Fann easily defeated Democrat Frank Cuccia in the general election.
Campbell easily won reelection in 2016, receiving the most votes in both the Republican primary and general election.
Rep. Campbell sits on the Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy and the Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committees. He is the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
He was the prime sponsor on nine bills in 2017, including HB 2331 which requires car manufacturers to compensate dealers for recall repairs and became law and HCR 2011 which would have raised the gas tax by 10 cents but died in committee.