Lorena Austin

Running for LD9 State House

Lorena Austin is a 5th generation Arizonan whose lifelong love for advocacy and leadership has been rooted in Mesa for almost a century. For over twenty years, Austin’s grandparents owned and operated Albert’s Market in Mesa, which served all residents including minorities residing in segregated neighborhoods. They proudly graduated from Mesa Community College as student body president and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. Representative Austin is the first queer, Chicanx, non-binary legislator in the country and currently serves the residents of LD9 in West Mesa and Tempe.