Leo Frank Corbet, Jr.

General Information

Leo F. Corbet Jr., Leo Corbet
Male
Lordsburg, Hidalgo Co., NM, USA

Biographical Information

A recipient of a heart transplant himself, when state funding was cut for transplants for some Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System patients, the Honorable Leo Corbet became an advocate of finding a way to use lottery funds to assist transplant patients:

E. J. Montini.  "Take gamble on Lottery transplant idea."  The Arizona Republic, July 29, 2011, p. B 1.

Leo Corbet served in the Arizona Legislature for 20 years.  He was president of the Senate and the 1982 Republican gubernatorial candidate. (He lost to Bruce Babbitt.)

In all his years in politics, Corbet was never once described as a "bleeding heart."

In fact, 10 years ago he jokingly told a reporter, "I'm a lawyer; people said I didn't have a heart to begin with."

Employment

Occupation Title Years
Real Estate/Land/Insurance real estate broker, Leo Corbet Realty
Lawyer/Judicial attorney, Corbet & Eagleburger 1963

Arizona Legislative Service

Session Chamber Party District City County Office Notes
30th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 23 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
30th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 23 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
31st Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
31st Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
32nd Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
32nd Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
33rd Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa Minority Leader
33rd Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa Minority Leader
34th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa President of the Senate
34th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa President of the Senate
35th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa President of the Senate
35th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa President of the Senate
39th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Phoenix Maricopa President Pro Tempore
39th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Republican 18 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Phoenix Maricopa President Pro Tempore

Sources

Birth: Arizona Legislative Biography sheet, Ancestry U.S. Public Records Index