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Representative Raquel Terán is a mother, wife, community organizer and lifelong Arizonan. For the last twelve years she has been a vocal and active community advocate. Raquel mobilized Arizonans to rally against the injustices faced at the hands of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and SB1070 author Russell Pearce – resulting in Pierce’s recall and Arpaio’s re-election defeat. She currently serves for Legislative District 30.
Charlene Fernandez is in the Arizona House of Representatives representing the 4th Legislative District. She was first elected to the State House in 2014 and has been making her mark on Arizona politics for more than 25 years. She has also been an ardent foe to the private prison system in the state supported by Governor Doug Ducey.
Andrea Dalessandro has taught elementary, high school, community college and university for over 25 years and is a retired CPA. Since 2008 she has run for the legislature to fight the systemic defunding of public education. She currently serves in the House of Representative representating LD2.
Prior to being elected to the Arizona house in November 2016, Pamela Powers Hannley, MPH had a long career in public health, health promotion, behavioral research, and communications. Most recently, she was the managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s most influential internal medicine journals.
Mitzi Epstein was elected to the State House in 2016 and re-elected in 2018, 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.
In 2004, Jen Longdon was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting, changing the trajectory of her life overnight. For 14 years she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with disabilities. As LD 24’s representative in the State House, Jen has fought back against extremist policies and fought for our community through investment in education, attracting quality jobs and promoting the health and safety of all Arizonans.
In November 2016, Butler was elected to represent Arizona’s 28th district. After election, Butler became a sitting member on the Commerce Committee, the Health & Human Services Committee, and the Technology Committee. Kelli is working to help Arizona remain competitive and attract new business, and for funding be responsibly restored to public education, from pre-K through college.
Growing up in a multiracial family in Arizona, Athena Salman developed a deep appreciation for our country’s rich diversity. Athena’s humble beginnings has led to her reputation of tirelessly working to advance the rights of frontline communities in powerful institutions. She proudly runs using Arizona’s Clean Elections Program. She represents District 26 in the Arizona House of Representatives.
Jennifer Pawlik was elected as a State Representative in November of 2018; she is the first woman, and the first Democrat to ever be elected to this seat in Legislative District 17. She is a member of both the House Education and House Judiciary committees. As a career educator, Representative Pawlik’s focus is on educational issues that impact students from preschool through university.
Jennifer Jermaine is the current State Representative from Arizona’s Legislative District 18: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Ahwatukee. Jennifer is the Chairwoman for the statewide taskforce investigating missing and murdered Indigenous people and sits on the Government, Elections, and Military and Veteran’s Affairs committees.
Alma Hernandez was born and raised on the south side of Tucson, and is a proud product of Sunnyside Unified schools. She is an outspoken activist who has worked on a variety of issues, from education to women’s rights, criminal justice reform and health care.
Stephanie Stahl Hamilton is an Arizonan, born in Flagstaff and spending her early childhood years on Navajo Tribal Lands. After completing her Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, Stephanie and her husband Derek made Tucson their home. Stephanie was the Regional Lead for Save Our Schools working to successfully defeat the voucher expansion that was signed into law in 2017.
Melody Hernandez was born and raised in the Southeast valley of Arizona to a first generation Mexican-American family. Stunned by violence plaguing our country on the news and in her community, Hernandez was called to help those in need. She has been working in emergency medical services for five years, where she currently is a paramedic. She was elected to the Arizona House in 2020, representing LD26.
Judy Schwiebert grew up in Arizona and has spent her life serving our community as a teacher, mom and community leader. Her focus is to restore public education funding so that every child gets the quality education they deserve, ensure quality affordable health care solutions, and build a strong economy so that all Arizona families and businesses can thrive. She was elected to the House in 2020, representing LD20.