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. During the interim, she has been appointed to JLAC and the Dyslexia Study Committee. As a career educator, Representative Pawlik’s focus is on educational issues that impact students from preschool through university. Before being elected, she taught in Arizona’s public schools for 17 years, with the last 9 in Chandler Unified School District. She currently teaches undergraduate level courses through the extended campus program at Northern Arizona University. Representative Pawlik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Northern Arizona University. She resides in Chandler with her husband, Jason, and their adult twin daughters. You can learn more about her on her website here.
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