Stephanie Stahl Hamilton

LD21 House

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.  Married for 24 years, Stephanie and her husband Derek have three children in Tucson where they settled after Stephanie completed her Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary. Stephanie’s faith and love for her community drove her extensive involvement from coaching cross country to coordinating the after school garden program, to working in the schools as a substitute teacher, even serving on the Site Council and PTO. The more she was involved in the Tucson community and public schools the more she saw that a lack of investment in public education adversely affects all Arizonans. Stephanie has worked as an advocate for public education including serving as the Regional Lead for Save Our Schools in 2018 to stop expansion and the lack of regulation in the voucher expansion system. She served on TUSD’s Family Life Curriculum Committee, dedicating hundreds of hours reviewing and revising the curriculum to be medically accurate and comprehensive. She was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2020 and served on two committees: Natural Resources, Energy and Water and Government and Elections.  In October of 2021 she was appointed to the Arizona State Senate when her seatmate resigned to run for Congress.  She is currently serving on the Natural Resources, Energy and Water committee as well as the Judiciary and Finance Committees.