Ed Ableser is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 17th District since 2007. His district includes parts of Tempe and south Scottsdale.
Ableser was appointed to fill the state Senate term of former state Senator Harry Mitchell and subsequently ran successfully for the Arizona House of Representatives.
He is an alum of Arizona State University, holding a B.A. in political science and Chinese, and a Master's degree in Counseling. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry, and also works professionally as a counselor.
On July 11, 2009, Ed married Hilary Heller in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Hilary's father is Republican Senator, Dean Heller, of Nevada. Ed and Hilary Ableser reside in Tempe.
Ableser is a Mormon and a supporter of abortion rights.