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Colonel (ret.) Hollace Lyon – LD 11 House

During 26 years as a U.S. Air Force communications and computer officer, Colonel (retired) Hollace Lyon commanded twice, served at the NATO Headquarters in Belgium, and taught war planning at Armed Forces Staff College to multi-national military leaders. In her last assignment she was the Education and Training Manager for 90,000 Communications personnel and served…

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Felicia French – LD 6 House

Felicia is a third generation Arizona with a proven commitment to public service. She is a combat veteran, nurse, and teacher with over 32 years of experience. Now she’s ready use her experience and commitment in the Arizona State House representing Legislative District 6. Felicia served in the United States Army for 32 years as…

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Katie Paetz – Osborn Elementary School District Governing Board

Katie Paetz currently serves the Osborn Board as its President. An experienced teacher, for 12 years she’s worked in Arizona schools. In that time she’s been a staunch advocate for student growth and excellence in our public schools. As board president she’s fought for policy protecting all gender identities, led the process of selecting a…

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Elora Diaz – Phoenix Elementary School District Governing Board

Elora Diaz is an Arizona native and a first-generation college graduate who is dedicated to serving her community. She holds two degrees from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership. After graduating from college, Elora joined Teach for America, and taught seventh grade in the Isaac School District. She then…

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Sharon Girard – LD 8 Senate

Sharon Girard has spent over thirty years as a physician’s assistant, working with Planned Parenthood, rural and migrants health clinics, and emergency departments. As a volunteer in free clinics she worked closely with women, men and families who had no health insurance, or not enough.Their stories and struggles spurred Sharon to political advocacy and action.…

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Jennifer Pawlik – LD 17 House

Jennifer Pawlik is a native Arizonan who’s served for 17 years as an educator in public elementary schools. It was during her time as a classroom teacher that she realized that if positive change was going to happen in Arizona’s public education system, she would have to quit complaining, get involved and fight for it.…

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Leila Counts – Tucson Unified School District Governing Board

Leila Counts is a dedicated educator, small business owner, TUSD parent, and the descendant of a long line of Arizona educators. She began her career teaching life skills, history and cultural studies to children with behavioral challenges, and it was in this role that she developed her passion for education. She was honored to play…

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Kathy Hoffman – Superintendent of Public Instruction

Kathy Hoffman is a dedicated educator who is committed to improving educational achievement for all of Arizona’s students. She currently works as a speech therapist in the Peoria Unified School District and has spent her entire professional career in our public schools. Her passion for education arrives from personal experience in a diverse array of…

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Rep. Kelli Butler – LD 28 House

A first-term State Representative and native Arizonan, Kelli Butler has deep roots in their North Central Phoenix community. As a small business owner, in partnership with her husband Ben, Kelli has brought her years of experience navigating changing economic and regulatory environments to the legislature. As a mother and long-time volunteer at her children’s public…

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Naketa Ross – Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Naketa Ross is a long-time advocate for the wellness of Arizona families and children. As a foster care child, Naketa learned the importance of education to empowering young people and setting the groundwork for their future success. Naketa has focused her career on advocating for marginalized youth. The gap in services provided for young people…

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Hazel Chandler – LD 20 House

Hazel Chandler is a 40-year resident of Arizona, a grandmother and outspoken advocate for Arizona children. She is passionate about securing a safe future for generations to come, is a long time advocate for quality public education, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Hazel holds degrees in childhood development, management, and public management, and spent decades…

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Rep. Mitzi Epstein – LD 18 House

Mitzi Epstein was elected to the State House in 2016. A computer systems analyst and small business owner, she is focused on listening to her community and working collaboratively to improve the quality of life for Arizonans. Prior to running for the legislature, Mitzi spent years working at the community and state levels to promote…

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Katie Hobbs – Secretary of State

As the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Katie Hobbs has lead and continues to lead the Arizona Democratic Caucus in their tough fight against extremist legislation that harms women, children and families. As a Senator, she has passed important legislation expanding health care, protecting domestic violence victims and stopping cuts to education. As a professional social…

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Rep. Dr. Geraldine Peten – LD 4 House

Dr. Geraldine Peten was appointed to representative Legislative District 4 in August 2017. She is an educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience leading and improving primary and secondary schools in Arizona. Rep. Peten is an educational consultant. She holds two Master’s degrees, and earned her Doctorate of Education at NAU. In the…

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Victoria Steele – Senate LD 9

Victoria Steele is an award-winning, accomplished motivational speaker, teacher, and trainer. For 25 years she was a radio and television journalist, and is a is a twice-elected former Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving from 2013 – 2016. Prior to entering politics, Victoria was a master’s level professional counselor helping women struggling…

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Rep. Kirsten Engel – LD 10 House

A first term state representative, Kirsten Engel arrived at the legislature in 2017 as a strong advocate for funding public schools, expanding career and technical education, reducing college debt, and investing in clean energy.   Kirsten’s experience in government and public service began long before her 2016 election to the Arizona State House. In addition…

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Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón – LD 2 House

Rosanna Gabaldón was elected to the State House in 2012.  In her first two sessions at the legislature she has worked to ensure that Southern Arizona’s interests were heard. Rosanna is a dedicated public servant and an experienced legislator. She arrived in Sahuarita in 2004 and served on the Towns Parks and Recreation Commission, and…

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Corina Madruga – Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board

Corina Madruga was elected to the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board in 2014, and is in her second year of service as Board President. She’s earned two degrees in business administration, and is an alumni of the Valle del Sol Hispanic Leadership Institute. Corina has worked in the public sector for over 20…

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Jen Longdon – LD 24 House

In 2004, Jen Longdon was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting, changing the trajectory of her life overnight. Before the shooting, Jen was a successful businesswoman and provider to her family. After the shooting she struggled to stay afloat, losing her health insurance while lying in a hospital bed in a coma and confronting poverty…

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Brittany Burback – Peoria City Council

Brittany Burback and her family have been Peoria residents for over 20 years. The oldest of seven children, Brittany is a first-generation American, as well as the first in her family to graduate from college and the first to achieve a doctoral degree. Brittany attended Peoria High School and became interested in law and government…

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Ginny Dickey – Mayor of Fountain Hills

Ginny Dickey is bringing her decades of local experience including two terms as a Councilwoman and FHUSD Board Member to the 2018 race for Fountain Hills Mayor. Since moving to Fountain Hills in 1983, Ginny has been very involved in the community and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. She participated in…

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Sen. Lisa Otondo – LD 4 Senate

Lisa Otondo was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving two terms in the House of Representatives. As a second-generation Arizonan born and raised in Yuma, she comes from a large Basque family with deep farming roots. This upbringing has given her a keen awareness of the issues and challenges facing farming and rural…

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Laura Pastor – Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Phoenix native Laura Pastor is a fifth-generation Arizonan who graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Arizona State University. Her grandparents and great-grandparents worked in Eastern Arizona’s mining communities, and both her parents began their careers as classroom teachers. For four years, Laura was also a…

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Rep. Rebecca Rios – LD 27 Senate

Representative Rebecca Rios was elected to represent LD27 in 2014, and currently serves as the House Democratic Leader. She has a long personal and family history of public service. Rebecca represented a rural Pinal county in the legislature from 1995-2010, and is the daughter of Pete Rios, former Arizona State Senate President. Rebecca and Pete…

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Lindsay Love – Chandler Unified School District Governing Board

Lindsay Love is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Dedicated to social justice issues, she works closely with teens and adults who have experience trauma, and endeavors to create safe spaces for marginalized voices. Lindsay has experience with narrative therapy approaches that allow survivors…

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Christine Porter Marsh – LD 28 Senate

Christine Porter Marsh is an educator who’s spent over 25 years in Arizona classrooms and touched the lives of more than 3,500 students. In 2016 she was honored as the Arizona Education Foundation Teacher of the Year. It’s her dedication and concern for not just her students but all students in Arizona that motivated her…

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Consuelo Hernandez – Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board

Consuelo Hernandez is a proud graduate of the Sunnyside School District, and is proud to call the Sunnyside community her home. She holds a B.A. in Global Health from Arizona State University, and knows first-hand the struggles of a young minority students navigating through the college system, being told they cannot succeed. With few resources…

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Mayor Coral Evans – Flagstaff

Mayor Coral Evans was elected as Mayor in November 2016. Although new to the position of Mayor, Ms. Evans is not new to the Flagstaff City Council. She was first elected to serve on the Flagstaff City Council in 2008 and reelected in 2012. She served as Vice Mayor of the City from 2012-2014. Mayor…

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Sen. Andrea Dalessandro – LD 2 Senate

An East Coast native residing Sahuarita, Andrea Dalessandro has dedicated her life to civic, community, local and regional service. Elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2012 by the voters in LD2, Andrea’s work as a legislator is driven by her commitment to give the students of Arizona the same educational opportunities that…

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Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales – LD 3 Senate

Representative Sally Ann Gonzales has a long history of public service. Prior to her election to the House in 2010, she served in the state legislature from 1997-2000, and in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council from 1992-1996. A strong proponent for quality education, health care and children’s, women’s, and employee rights, Sally has sponsored and/or…

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