Archives: Endorsed

Arizona women determined to make significant change.

Shams AbdusSamad

Shams AbdusSamad is a long-time resident of Laveen. She is the proud product of Arizona’s public schools including Arizona State

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Junelle Cavero

Junelle Cavero is a community advocate, small business owner, and mother. Raised by working class, immigrant parents, she attributes her

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Naketa Ross

Naketa is a fierce advocate and protector for those who have been underrepresented. Her approach to policy is rooted in

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Dana Allmond

Dana Allmond is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Her more than 23 years

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Patti Serrano

Patti Serrano is a lifelong Arizonan born of immigrant parents with a strong community upbringing. Throughout school, Patti was continually inspired by passionate Teachers, particularly one who exemplified a life of community building.

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Christina Eichelkraut

Christina has lived in Arizona for the past 12 years. Her passion for public education and thriving school districts stems from her experience as a community print journalist in Nevada and Arizona.

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Stephanie Parra

Stephanie Parra currently serves as Governing Board Member of Phoenix Union High School District, representing Ward 3. Parra has served Phoenix Union for over seven years, elevating the district’s commitment to educational equity and excellence for all students.

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Fern Ward

Fern Ward has been a Laveen resident since 1982 and is committed to making her community the best it can be. She currently serves on the Laveen Elementary School Governing Board, Laveen Fire Board, Maricopa County Board of Adjustment, Urban Farming Education Board, South Phoenix Laveen Chamber, Laveen Baseball League and several ad-hoc organizations and committees.

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Tamara Floyd

Tamara Floyd, born in Pomona California, moved to Phoenix Arizona in 1993, where she presently resides in the city of Goodyear for the past 20+ years.

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Laura Pastor

Phoenix native Laura Pastor is a fifth-generation Arizonan. Her grandparents and great-grandparents worked in Eastern Arizona’s mining communities, and both her parents began their careers as classroom teachers.

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Alexis Hermosillo

Alexis is the Mayor of the City of El Mirage where she was born and raised. As a proud fourth-generation El Mirage resident, Alexis is passionate about her community.

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Cheryl Mango-Paget

Cheryl Mango-Paget has been leading educational initiatives since 1989 and is running for the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools.  For the past twelve years, Cheryl has worked for the Coconino County Education Service Agency as a Professional Development Coordinator and Associate Superintendent.

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Alexandra Arboleda

Alexandra Arboleda was elected in 2016 to serve on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors representing Maricopa County.  She was chosen by her fellow board members to serve on the Executive Committee as Secretary of the Board and as Chairperson of the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District and Underground Storage Committee.

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Analise Ortiz

Analise Ortiz is a Latina civil rights activist and a former journalist running to represent Maryvale and Glendale in the Arizona House of Representatives Legislative District 24.

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Natacha Chavez

Born in Guam, the daughter of an immigrant from the Caribbean French island Guadeloupe and a Navy Veteran, Natacha has lived in Phoenix since the age of 7.

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Leezah Sun

Leezah is dedicated to improving LD22 for everyone, especially working families. She’s a known and experienced community leader who’s been featured in AZ Central and other outlets for her organizing and leadership efforts.

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Consuelo Hernandez

Consuelo Hernandez is on a mission to make things better for the people of Tucson and Pima County. After graduating with a degree in Global Health, Consuelo dedicated her career to mentoring at-risk youth and has spent the last decade fighting for education equity in Tucson and Pima County.

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Stephanie Stahl Hamilton

Stephanie Stahl Hamilton grew up in Northern Arizona.  She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA and serves as a Parish Associate at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church.

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Kat Stratford

Kat Stratford is a single mom to a brilliant daughter and an extraordinary trans son. A twenty year resident of Tucson, Kat is an outspoken advocate for victims of violent crime, and has spent the last two years focused on policies that would help survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

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Nancy Gutierrez

Nancy Gutierrez has lived most of her life in Arizona. She attended NAU and earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a math emphasis. She has lived all over Arizona including Phoenix, Sierra Vista, as a military spouse and teacher, and Tucson since 2007.

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Jennifer Pawlik

Representative Jennifer Pawlik is a native Arizonan with a background in education.  She was an elementary school teacher for seventeen years, and now she teaches part-time in the teacher preparation program for Northern Arizona University at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

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Patty Contreras

Patty Contreras is a native Arizonan; her family has been in Arizona for over 100  years. Originally from Somerton, near Yuma, she has lived in the Phoenix valley  40+ years and in Legislative District 12 over 30 years.

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Stacey Travers

Stacey was born in the birthplace of democracy, Athens, Greece to a U.S. Military father and Greek mother. Coming from a family with a history of military service, she knew she wanted to serve her country and did so proudly as an electronic warfare Russian intelligence interceptor/analyst in the U.S. Army.

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Athena Salman

Athena was born in Arizona to a diverse working family and attended public schools with educators who cared deeply about their students.

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