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Pat Fleming

A resident of Sierra Vista, Pat has decades of public service on her resume.  Pat’s decades of experience as a budget and manpower analyst have prepared her well to ensure that the state has a balanced budget while protecting families and education. She is focused on getting real results from government programs.  She is a…

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Debbie McCune-Davis

2014 – House – LD 30. Debbie attended R. E. Simpson in the Alhambra Elementary School District and Orangewood Elementary School in the Washington Elementary School District. During her years at Washington High School she was involved in a variety of activities at both school and church.

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Rep. Lisa Otondo – Senate LD 4

Lisa Otondo was first elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives from LD 4 in 2012. She is a second generation Arizonan who was born and raised in Yuma. With a Master’s Degree in International Public Administration who has lived in five countries on four continents and speaks five languages, Lisa has a varied…

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Sen. Lisa Otondo – LD 4 Senate

Lisa Otondo was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving two terms in the House of Representatives. As a second-generation Arizonan born and raised in Yuma, she comes from a large Basque family with deep farming roots. This upbringing has given her a keen awareness of the issues and challenges facing farming and rural…

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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano was elected Arizona’s 21st governor in 2002. During her administration she focused on education, economy, and the environment. Prior to this election Napolitano was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as U.S Attorney for District of Arizona. She was later elected to be attorney general for Arizona, and became the first woman…

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Kathleen Rahn – House LD 25

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Joyce Jones-Ivey, Oro Valley Town Council

Joyce Jones-Ivey is a retired nurse who proudly served patients for 42 years. She is running for the Oro Valley Town Council to keep the town community oriented, fiscally sound, and environmentally and financially sustainable. Joyce grew up in a family of nine siblings. Her parents taught her the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work,…

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Christine Porter Marsh – LD 28 Senate

Christine Porter Marsh is an educator who’s spent over 25 years in Arizona classrooms and touched the lives of more than 3,500 students. In 2016 she was honored as the Arizona Education Foundation Teacher of the Year. It’s her dedication and concern for not just her students but all students in Arizona that motivated her…

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Sharon Girard – LD 8 Senate

Sharon Girard has spent over thirty years as a physician’s assistant, working with Planned Parenthood, rural and migrants health clinics, and emergency departments. As a volunteer in free clinics she worked closely with women, men and families who had no health insurance, or not enough.Their stories and struggles spurred Sharon to political advocacy and action.…

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Jan Manolis – LD 1 House

Jan Manolis is an information technology professional and educator. Having spent her childhood summers in the Prescott area, Jan has strong roots in Yavapai County and currently lives in Prescott. She began her career working in information technologies at a time when women were largely excluded from the industry, and through hard work and determination, worked…

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Katie Paetz

 Katie Paetz is an Arizona educator with 9 years experience in Arizona Public Schools. Katie teaches music at Rose Linda Elementary School in the Roosevelt School District. Before that, she taught in the Creighton School District (2006). She has a Bachelors and Masters in Music Education from Arizona State University. Prior to running for Osborn School Board…

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Raquel Terán – LD 30 House

Raquel Terán is a mother, wife, community organizer and lifelong Arizonan. For the last twelve years she has been a vocal and active community advocate. Raquel mobilized Arizonans to rally against the injustices faced at the hands of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and SB1070 author Russell Pearce – resulting in Pierce’s recall and…

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Patty Hansen (i) – Coconino County Recorder

Patty Hansen was elected Coconino County Recorder in 2012, after serving in elections administration for 24 years. She began her election administration career in 1987 when she was appointed to be the Deputy Election Commissioner for Lancaster County, Nebraska. In 1991 she was appointed by the Governor to be the Lancaster County Election Commissioner and…

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Sen. Barbara McGuire – Senate LD 8

As a 3rd generation Arizona native, District 8 has been a big part of Barbara’s life. In 2012, LD8 voters elected her to the Arizona State Senate. Barbara grew up in the Copper Corridor, gained hard working values in a multi-ethnic mining community. As she raised her family in the same town she grew up…

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Jen Longdon – LD 24 House

In 2004, Jen Longdon was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting, changing the trajectory of her life overnight. Before the shooting, Jen was a successful businesswoman and provider to her family. After the shooting she struggled to stay afloat, losing her health insurance while lying in a hospital bed in a coma and confronting poverty…

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Eva Carrillo Dong – Sunnyside Unified School District

Eva Carrillo Dong is an at-large member of the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board in Arizona. She was first elected to the office in 1998. Eva works as a Title 1 coordinator and lead teacher in the Pima Accommodation District of the Court Alternative Program of Education. She is a member of the Environmental Justice Action Group’s Community…

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Rep. Isela Blanc – LD 26 House

Representative Isela Blanc is a community organizer with over 15 years of experience advocating for children and families. She is running for reelection to the State House so that she can continue working on behalf of the children and families of LD 26. When Isela was six years old she and her family immigrated to…

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Linda Lopez

Senator Linda Lopez was re-elected to a second term in the Arizona state senate in 2012 by voters in the new LD2. She was subsequently chosen by her peers to serve as assistant minority leader. After living in Indiana and California as a child, Linda earned her BA in Women’s Studies and an MA in…

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Brittany Burback – Peoria City Council

Brittany Burback and her family have been Peoria residents for over 20 years. The oldest of seven children, Brittany is a first-generation American, as well as the first in her family to graduate from college and the first to achieve a doctoral degree. Brittany attended Peoria High School and became interested in law and government…

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Lori Riegel – TUSD Governing Board

Lori Riegel  is the Development Director with the Arizona Children’s Assn., a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at Lesley U and a mother of a daughter in TUSD.  She is running for TUSD Governing Board.  Her focus is engaging the community in addressing the district’s needs.  Reducing kindergarten and first grade class sizes are a priority,…

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Sen. Andrea Dalessandro – LD 2 Senate

An East Coast native residing Sahuarita, Andrea Dalessandro has dedicated her life to civic, community, local and regional service. Elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2012 by the voters in LD2, Andrea’s work as a legislator is driven by her commitment to give the students of Arizona the same educational opportunities that…

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Rep. Rebecca Rios – LD 27 Senate

Representative Rebecca Rios was elected to represent LD27 in 2014, and currently serves as the House Democratic Leader. She has a long personal and family history of public service. Rebecca represented a rural Pinal county in the legislature from 1995-2010, and is the daughter of Pete Rios, former Arizona State Senate President. Rebecca and Pete…

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Victoria Steele

Victoria has experience as a business owner, a counselor, a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, and a television and radio news broadcaster. As a first-time candidate in 2012, Victoria was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives by voters in LD9. Victoria believes in continuing the investment in the education of our…

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Sarah Benatar (i) – Coconino County Treasurer

Sarah Benatar was appointed to this office by the Board of Supervisors to fill out the term of the previously elected Treasurer and is running for her first full term in office. She has been an active member of the Flagstaff community serving in leadership of the Community Information and Referral Services and the Flagstaff…

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Theresa Ulmer

Theresa Ulmer was elected as Arizona State House Representative in 2007 for District 24. Originally from Nebraska, Ulmer’s childhood instilled in her the importance of community. She is also an active member of the Yuma County Democratic Party, and the Precinct Committee for the County and State party. As a member of Sierra Vista Presbyterian…

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Andrea Dalessandro for Senate – LD 2

Andrea Dalessandro was born in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, the worldwide symbol of freedom and opportunity. The mission of her life has been to fight for increased freedom and opportunity for all the people with whom she comes in contact. Residing in Sahuarita, she has immersed herself in civic, community, local and…

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Michelle Harris – LD 13 Senate

The daughter of an IBEW lineman for APS, Michelle was raised in Buckeye, Arizona. She spent summers on her family’s Iowa farm, graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1988, and enlisted in the Air Force in 1990. Michelle spent nearly 22 years as a Russian and Serbian linguist. Aboard the Air Force’s premier reconnaissance…

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Shelley Renné-León – LD 14 House

Originally from Indiana, Shelley Renné-León moved to Arizona in 1989 and has been an Arizonan ever since. Shelley is a mother, health educator, small business owner and activist. Shelley’s desire to serve in public office is inspired by her mother Linda and grandmother Bodie to engage in public service, and motivated by her concern for future…

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Kirsten Engel – House LD 10

Kirsten Engel is a law professor at the University of Arizona and co-director of the Environmental Law Program.  Mother of an elementary student, she believes in common sense policies that invest in education.  As an expert in water law, she knows how build an environmentally sustainable economy.

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Pamela Powers Hannley – House LD 9

Pam Powers Hannley is a leader in the progressive movement in Arizona. Her goal is to bring sanity and fiscal responsibility to the Arizona Legislature. Pam has her master’s in Public Health and experience working as a small business owner.

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