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Katie Gipson-McLean – Phoenix Union High School District, Ward 3

Katie Gipson-McLean is a proud Phoenix Union alumna who graduated from Camelback in 2005. She is a first generation college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education. Katie worked as a licensed teacher in public high schools for five years before going to law school. In her job as a Public Defender, Katie witnesses the…

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Heather Macre

An attorney who moved to Arizona in 2008, Heather was elected as a first-time candidate to the Central Arizona Water Conservation   District Board. Since coming to Arizona, Heather has involved herself in the local political scene and in conservation efforts. Heather currently works at McCarthy, Holthus & Levine, LLP, and serves on the Phoenix…

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Elizabeth Brown – Senate LD 12

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Ginny Dickey

Ginny Dickey has been a Town Council member since 2006 and been very involved with development of the first-ever comprehensive environmental policy for the Town. She served on the Fountain Hills School Board from 1994 to 2002 including two years as president. She is co-founder of the Fountain Hills Democratic Club, was a delegate to…

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Jana Granillo – Maricopa County Special Healthcare District 1

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Solange Whitehead – Scottsdale City Council

In 1996 Solange Whitehead came to Scottsdale, intended to stay for “just six months”, fell in love and never left. She running for Scottsdale City Council to preserve the charm and quality of life of her community. Solange is an electrical engineer, real estate investor, and executive director of the Environmental Fund for Arizona. Her…

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Rep. Athena Salman – LD 26 House

State Representative Athena Salman was elected to the House in 2016, and  is recognized as a progressive leader fighting for the full spectrum of human rights and a free society. A native Arizonan, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with degrees in Economics and Political Science in 2011. In light of severe…

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Coral Evans – City of Flagstaff Mayor

Third generation Flagstaff native Coral Evans was first elected to the Flagstaff City Council in May 2004, re-elected in May 2012 and now serves as Vice-Mayor of Flagstaff. Coral believes in a balanced approach to the stewardship of community resources and is passionate about creating opportunities that allow for civic engagement, community revitalization and sustainability…

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Carmen Casillas – LD 8 House

Carmen Casillas was born and raised in Globe, Arizona. She served as a City of Globe Councilwoman for four years and as vice-mayor for two. She is the founder and CEO of the Domestic Violence Victims Advocate (DVVA) Response Team, which she ran for 10 years. Carmen has a long history of community service and…

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Lynne Pancrazi

After serving in the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD24, Lynne Pancrazi was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2012 by voters in the new LD4.  She received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education. Pancrazi has dedicated herself throughout her life to teaching and education. As a legislator she served…

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Sharon Bronson (i) – Pima County Board of Supervisors District 3

Sharon Bronson, was first elected to office in November 1996. She represents District 3, a sprawling district of 7,403 square miles that includes all of western Pima County, AZ. and shares more than 130 miles of international border with Mexico. She has also chaired the Pima Association of Government’s Executive Committee and the local public…

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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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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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Ann Littrell – Bisbee Unified School Board

Ann Littrell was appointed to fill a vacancy on the school board last year. Ann brings her experience representing schools while at the Cochise County Attorney’s office and her values and objectivity on critical issues as the first woman to be elected to the Superior Court Bench in Cochise County. With a grandson attending Bisbee…

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Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales – LD 3 Senate

Representative Sally Ann Gonzales has a long history of public service. Prior to her election to the House in 2010, she served in the state legislature from 1997-2000, and in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council from 1992-1996. A strong proponent for quality education, health care and children’s, women’s, and employee rights, Sally has sponsored and/or…

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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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Councilmember Lauren Kuby – City of Tempe

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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Elizabeth Brown – LD 12 Senate

As a mother, grandmother, wife and 37-year resident of Arizona, Elizabeth Brown loves this state and believes we can do better. Elizabeth comes from a family of educators. Her father was the superintendent of several school districts in Ohio, as well as the Ajo Unified District in Arizona. Her mother was a school librarian who…

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Jennifer Pawlik – House LD 17

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Julie Gunnigle – LD15 House

Julie Gunnigle is a wife, mother, and former prosecutor of politicians. She was raised in LD 15 and attended public schools in the district. She  left Arizona in 2003 to attend Notre Dame Law School, and later  worked for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecuting unscrupulous politicians who used their position to get rich…

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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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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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Rep. Kelli Butler – LD 28 House

A first-term State Representative and native Arizonan, Kelli Butler has deep roots in their North Central Phoenix community. As a small business owner, in partnership with her husband Ben, Kelli has brought her years of experience navigating changing economic and regulatory environments to the legislature. As a mother and long-time volunteer at her children’s public…

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Lindsay Love – Chandler Unified School District Governing Board

Lindsay Love is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Dedicated to social justice issues, she works closely with teens and adults who have experience trauma, and endeavors to create safe spaces for marginalized voices. Lindsay has experience with narrative therapy approaches that allow survivors…

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Rae Waters

Rae Waters served District 20 in House of Representatives of Arizona. Waters graduated from northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. Rae was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey; she has lived in Arizona for 42 years and graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. She has…

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Michelle Robertson – Maricopa County School Superintendent

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J’aime Morgaine – LD 5 State Senate

J’aime Morgaine is an Army Veteran, three-time cancer survivor, and social justice activist. She was born in Texas and raised in a small rural community in Southern California. After fulfilling her military service, J’aime earned an associate’s degree from Riverside Community College, a bachelor’s degree from UC Riverside, two post-baccalaureate certificates in Family Counseling and…

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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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Jennifer Martin – CAWCD Board

Jennifer Martin is a life-long Arizonan.  The daughter of an archaeologist living less than a mile from the Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area, she grew up immersed in Arizona’s amazing natural and cultural resources. A product of the Arizona school system, she attended Apache Junction School District K-12 and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in…

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Maria Castro – Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Maria Castro is a native Phoenician, community organizer, and mother. After the passage of SB1070 in 2010, Maria was inspired to become politically active and has been fighting for our communities ever since. As National Coordinator for the Southwest Region for United We Dream, Maria helped oversee the full implementation of DACA in the Southwest…

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