Gabriella Cázares-Kelly

Running for Pima County Recorder

Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (she/her) is originally from the communities of Pisin’ Mo’o and Kupk, which are located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation. She is a lifelong Pima County resident and has served as the elected Pima County Recorder since 2021. She oversees Voter Registration and Early Voting for over 630,000 registered voters and is responsible for the preservation of more than 9 million Public Documents and growing. She is the first Native American to hold a countywide elected seat in Pima County and one of only a small handful who have held a countywide seat in the Country. She is a former educator who was inspired to run for office after encountering many systemic barriers that were keeping Native American students from simply registering to vote. She remains a dues paying union member in solidarity with her former colleagues and Arizona educators. She holds a B.A. in English Education from the University of Arizona and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She lives in Tucson with her husband, Ryan, a union organizer, and their two adult children. In her free time Gabriella enjoys writing, drawing, and documenting her life as a Trekkie, Xennial, Indigenous politician, 21st Century Native, and regular human being.

Learn more about Gabriella on her website here.