Debbie Lesko, U.S. Representative for Arizona

Debbie Lesko

U.S. Representative for Arizona

Debra Kay Lesko was born in November 1958 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin. She owned a construction sales business in Arizona.

Lesko served six years in the Arizona House of Representatives before being elected to the Arizona Senate. She served two years there, and for one year was president pro tempore of that chamber.

She won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election, and has been there since May 2018.

She is married to Joe Lesko. She is a Baptist.

In the News…

An October 1 deadline is coming soon under which travelers would be required to present a Real ID to the Transportation Security Administration.  Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona along with Representative Stephanie Murphy of Florida introduced a bill that would require that PreCheck membership be an alternative to having a Real ID, that people be able to submit online applications, and that the TSA implement alternative screening procedures for those who show up at airports without the IDs.

When asked why she was making the legislative effort, she said, “It was a combination of stakeholders like the tourism industry, the travel industry, and the airline industry all being very concerned about this and that enough isn’t being done because millions of Americans still don’t have a Real ID.

“Its unrealistic to think that these millions of people will get a Real ID in a few months, if they haven’t gotten it in a few years. … I can’t imagine that Congress or the president or anybody will want a whole bunch of people stranded at the airport. The public would not accept that at all.”

She agreed that since 9/11 greater security of information on the traveling public is required, but feels the TSA has been lagging in getting their job done.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Lesko today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Debbie Lesko
Representative for Arizona
1113 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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