Rae Waters


Rae Waters served District 20 in the House of Representatives of Arizona. Waters graduated from northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. Rae was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey; she has lived in Arizona for 42 years and graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. She has lived in Ahwatukee for 28 years with Jim, her husband of 30 years, who works as an engineer in Chandler. She is a past president of the Arizona School Boards Association, which represents more than 1,200 school board members and more than 1 million Arizona children, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for educational research firm WestEd.

How Rae has Helped Arizona

Rae Waters fought for Arizona’s youth by sponsoring a bill that would raise the maximum age requirement for minors to stay in school from 16 to 18 years old, in addition to a bill that would require each passenger who is at least 5 years old and under 9 years old to be restrained in a booster seat. She also advocated for the environment by sponsoring a bill that would prohibit homeowners’ associations from excluding the use of certain solar devices intended to act as energy saving devices.