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F. Ann Rodriguez (i) – Pima County Recorder

F. Ann was reelected for her sixth term as Recorder in 2012. In 2002 she received two Special Recognition Awards. In 2004, Rodriguez received the Arizona Democratic Party’s second place “Democrat of the Year” award. Rodriguez has given her time to the community by being a part of several boards, such as Kids Voting 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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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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Christina Hernandez

Roosevelt School Board – As a South Phoenix native, I believe that our community should expect more. High expectations from my family, teachers, and friends were critical to my educational and professional success, helping me be the first in my family to complete a Master’s of Education. With over 11 years experience in Higher Education,…

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Christine Rhodes

Christine Rhodes has been serving the citizens of Cochise County as County Recorder for 38 years. In 2012 she was re-elected for another term. Christine said, “I will be working really hard to show my constituents here in Cochise County that experience counts. Education and experience are very important to the job of county recorder.…

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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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Isela Blanc – House LD 26

Isela Blanc is a community organizer with over fifteen years of experience working for children and families.Through personal and professional experiences, Isela understands that access to high-quality education and resources help children thrive. She is committed to advocating for high-quality early childhood programs, youth programs, access to community services, and funding education.

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Meg Burton-Cahill

About Meg Meg Burton Cahill is a ceramic studio artist, a community activist, and the proud mother of a son who is a Navy SEAL.  She graduated from Arizona State University obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a Master Degree in Public Administration.  Meg is a graduate of Tempe Leadership; the Western State…

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Martha Garcia

A Tempe native and graduate of Tempe Union High School, Martha has gravitated to community issues.  In 2003, Martha decided to run for and won a seat at the House of Representatives for District 13, where she has lived since 1971. She is so honored to serve the district. Martha presently serves as President of…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karla Brewster

Councilmember Karla Brewster was elected to a four year term on the Flagstaff City Council in May 2008 and re-elected in May 2012.  A native of Oregon, Karla lived most of her life in the Phoenix area until moving to Flagstaff in 1998 where she enjoys working with people and diversity.  She earned degrees from…

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Susan Benjamin – Phoenix Elementary Governing Board

Susan Benjamin has spent her career of 31 years in public education, as a teacher, principal and the Director of Special Education. She is the proud mother of 2 sons and grandmother of 2 granddaughters. She knows the best outcome for our students requires highly qualified teachers, a commitment to the needs of each child 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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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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Kathleen Rahn – House LD 25

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Pat Dennis – Avondale City Council

Pat Dennis is the former Mayor of Peoria who moved to Avondale in 2010. She served on the Peoria City Council for 16 years, four of them as Mayor until she moved to Avondale in 2010. She is serving as Chair of the Avondale Parks and Recs Commission and is on the Library Advisory Board…

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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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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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Jana Granillo – Maricopa County Special Healthcare District 1

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Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford – Senate LD 3

Senator Cajero Bedford was re-elected to the Arizona state senate by voters in the new LD3. Before having the opportunity to serve Tucsonans at the state level, Senator Cajero Bedford was a business owner and a director of sales and marketing for the tourism/hotel industry.  Understanding the importance of public service, Senator Cajero Bedford became…

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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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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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