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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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Tonya MacBeth – Senate LD 15

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Jamescita Peshlakai – Senate LD 7

Jamescita Mae Peshlakai is an Arizona native, lifelong Democrat and mother of two.  Peshlakai is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War and served in the US Army for eight years.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and a master’s degree in education psychology from Northern Arizona University.  Jamescita served as…

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Lena Saradnik

Lena Saradnik was elected to Arizona House of Representatives in 2007. In 2004 Saradnick was elected to Democratic Precinct Committee person. Prior to her involvement as a Legislator, Saradnick was a former University of Arizona Director of Special Projects-CHIP/Program in Integrative Medicine, International Tourism Marketing. In office Saradnick was part of the Government, Health and…

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Ylenia Aguilar – Osborn School District Governing Board

Ylenia Aguilar is a candidate for the Osborn School District Governing Board. Ylenia is a working mother: a professional businesswoman who owns her own company and an active parent in the district who has developed relationships with both teachers and administrators in order to improve educational outcomes for all students at Osborn. In these dual…

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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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Liz Archuleta – Coconino County Board of Supervisors District 2

A native of Flagstaff and fourth generation resident, Liz Archuleta’s history and knowledge of Northern Arizona has been an invaluable asset to the Board and to her District residents during her five terms on the Board of Supervisors. Liz has been the leader of discussions on water issues on the state level and in Northern…

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Jamie Whelan – Flagstaff City Council

Jamie Whelan is a professor of education and a leader in the LGBT community at Northern Arizona University. She is running for City Council to give Flagstaff citizens a strong voice on the City Council protecting community character, neighborhoods and open space, insisting on honesty, inclusion and transparency in all city business while advocating for…

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Beth Brizel

Beth has approximately 15 years of recruitment experiencing encompassing Construction, Engineering, Real Estate, and Restoration recruitment.  She has worked with local as well as large international corporations in a wide variety of industries (e.g. Construction, Banking/Financial Services, Real Estate, Insurance, and Architectural/Engineering).  She studied at California State University Long Beach. How Beth has Helped Arizona…

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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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Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales – House LD 3

A Tucson native, Representative Sally Ann Gonzales received her BA from Arizona State University and MA from the University of Arizona.  She worked as a bilingual classroom teacher and was first elected to serve in the AZ State House of Representatives in 2010.  She also serves on the Governor’s Commission on Violence Against Women. Sally…

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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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Jennifer Pawlik – House LD 17

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Barbara LaWall (i) – Pima County Attorney

Formerly an English teacher, Barbara LaWall moved steadily up the ladder until 24 years later, she had the office’s top job — Pima County attorney — the first woman elected to hold that position. She was re-elected to this position in 2012. But the school children have not lost a champion. She still considers helping…

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Athena Salman – House LD 26

Athena Salman is a native Arizonan, community leader, and education advocate. In her work as an organizer, she has fought for high quality education, jobs, and strong communities. A graduate of ASU, Athena has worked with student organizing, the Girl Scouts and other educational initiatives. She is committed to leading the state toward improved diversity…

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Lauren Kuby

Lauren Kuby is a 29-year resident of Tempe and long-time community leader who advocates for vulnerable populations, worker protections, and climate-change action. In 2014 Lauren Kuby was elected to the Tempe City Council on a sustainability platform intent on sparking collaborations between the City and ASU. Arizona List is proud to endorse her for a…

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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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Alexandra Arboleda – Maricopa County CAWCD Board

Alexandra Arboleda has dedicated her career to solving Arizona’s water and natural resource challenges. The depth and breadth of her experience as a water attorney give her a unique and diverse understanding of the issues related to management of Arizona’s Colorado River supplies. Alexandra enjoys seeking creative solutions that benefit all parties in resolving difficult and…

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Regina Romero

Regina Romero was elected to serve on Tucson City Council in 2007, representing Ward 1.  Romero was the first Latina woman elected to City Council, and the first woman to represent to Ward 1. She brings more than 15 years of experience in progressive public policy, job training and neighborhood reinvestment to the Council. How…

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Sara Presler

Sara Presler was elected Mayor of Flagstaff in 2008, and was re-elected in 2010. Presler received her Bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in English from Northern Arizona University. After earning her Law degree from Michigan State University, she returned back to Flagstaff to serve as a public defense attorney. Presler has had a…

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Corina Madruga

Tolleson Union High School District Board – Corina Madruga is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and is a long-time west valley resident currently residing in Tolleson, AZ. Growing up, Corina was faced with many challenges including entering the work force at the age of 14, becoming a young mother at the age of…

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Sharon Wolcott

Sharon Wolcott represents Council District 1 in Surprise Arizona. Wolcott received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Education from Indiana University. Before moving to Arizona, Wolcott represented District 57 in Minnesota in state house and Senate. She was appointed to the Surprise Transportation Commission in 2008. By 2010, Wolcott was chosen by MAG Regional Council…

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Angela LeFevre

Sedona City Council – Angela’s commitment to revitalizing the Arizona economy, raising our education standards and increasing access to affordable healthcare are why she is running for Sedona City Council. Bringing better jobs to Sedona requires a steady stream of better-educated workers. We cannot cut funds to education every time the state budget is tight. Nor…

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Eva Putzova

Flagstaff City Council – Flagstaff became Eva’s home in 2000. With an academic background in economics and marketing, she started her professional career first working for Southwest Windpower and later for Northern Arizona University. Currently, Eva coordinates university strategic planning and communications to Arizona Board of Regents and other key stakeholders and serves on the…

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Shirley Scott

Ward 4 – City Council Shirley Scott was elected to the City Council in 1995.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Pima Council on Aging, Pima Prevention Partnership, and on the Advisory Committee for Tucson Clean and Beautiful.  She has also served on the Budget Advisory Committee and as Chairperson of…

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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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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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Rep. Charlene Fernandez – House LD 4

Charlene Fernandez has been fighting to improve our local schools for most of her adult life because she knows education is critical to growing an economy with good jobs. During her two terms on the Yuma High School Board, she was instrumental in implementing standards to ensure that students graduate ready to compete with other…

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Marsha Arzberger

A retired farmer/rancher, Marsha received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University (With Honors), a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University (With Distinction), and has completed some Graduate work toward a second Master’s degree in Political Science at ASU.  She was a member of the Arizona Board of Regents…

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Karin Uhlich

Karin Uhlich serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Economic Integrity, a non-profit research and advocacy organization. Prior to moving to Tucson, Uhlich served as Congressional Aide to U.S. Representative Howard Wolpe and Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan. Once in Tucson she served as and Executive Director of Primavera…

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