Edward "Ed" Zachary Ableser

General Information

Ed Ableser, Eddie Ableser
Male
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA
Photograph of Edward "Ed" Zachary Ableser

Biographical Information

Sen. Harry E. Mitchell resigned his seat on March 23, 2006 to run for a seat in the 5th Congressional District and he was replaced by Edward Ableser who was appointed March 29, 2006 and who took the oath of office as Senator from District 17 on March 30, 2006 (ALIS, Kamman, Jon. "Mitchell Announces Candidacy."  The Arizona Republic, April 13, 2006, p. B 1;  Walbert, Mike. "Tempe Legislators Adjusting After Delegation Shake-up."  The Arizona Republic, April 1, 2006, p. 4; Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Minute Book Special Session March 29, 2006; Journal of the Senate, 47th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session, 2006, list of members).   Ed Ableser served as Senator during the 47th 2nd Regular Session.  Sen. Ableser subsequently ran for the Arizona House of Representatives in District 17 from Tempe, Maricopa Co. and began serving in the House in the 48th 1st Regular Session.  The following is from ALIS for the 50th Arizona State Legislature, 1st Regular Session (2011):

Eddie Ableser  
Democrat  District 17
House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 119
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4118
Fax Number: (602) 417-3164
Email Address:
[email protected]
Home City: Tempe
Occupation: Mental Health Counselor
Member Since:
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Ed Ableser was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received undergraduate degrees in political science and Chinese from ASU in 2000. He earned a Masters of Counseling degree in 2004 while working as an ASU instructor. Currently, he is working towards a doctoral degree in Public Administration and Justice Studies at ASU.

Ableser has been a school-based mental health counselor since 2002, working with families and troubled youth at two schools in Phoenix. He serves on the board of Kiwanis Club of Tempe and the Boys and Girls Club. From 1998 to 2001, Ableser served as an assistant pastor to the Exchange Tempe Community Church, where he worked with students, families, and Tempe’s homeless population. Ableser currently serves as a worship-service producer to the University Presbyterian Church.

In the past year, Ed was elected president of the Diamond Park Homeowners Association and state committeeperson to the Democrat Party. He is an alumnus of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Leadership program in 2005. In 2004, Mr. Ableser received the City of Tempe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award for his work with the homeless and impoverished communities. Ed is dedicated to a life in public service.

Education

Masters: Counseling, Arizona State University, 2004.

Bachelors: Political Science/ Chinese, Arizona State University, 2000.

Employment

Occupation Title Years
Health Care Mental health counselor

Arizona Legislative Service

Session Chamber Party District City County Office Notes
47th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa took the oath of office 3/30/2006 to replace Sen. Harry Mitchell who resigned
48th Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
48th Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
49th Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
49th Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
50th Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
50th Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
51st Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Democrat 26 - Maricopa (2013-) Tempe Maricopa
51st Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Democrat 26 - Maricopa (2013-) Tempe Maricopa
52nd Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Democrat 26 - Maricopa (2013-) Tempe Maricopa Resigned Senate seat effective September 30, 2015 to accept a position as Director of the Nevada Department of Education's Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment.

Sources

Birth: AZ Legislature 47-2R bio and 2007 Guide to the 48th Legislature (green book), middle name:  CA birth index:  Edward Zachary Ableser

Pitzl, Mary Jo. 28 August 2015. Ableser to leave Arizona Senate for Nevada post. The Republic. Accessed via:

www.azcentral.com

 

Education: ALIS 50th Arizona State Legislature, 1st Regular Session (2011).