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Jackie Thrasher

Jackie Thrasher was elected to Arizona House of Representative for District 10 in 2007. At this time she was awarded Legislative Partner Award from the Arizona Business and Education Coalition. Thrasher her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, and went on to teach in the Phoenix area.   How Jackie has Helped Arizona As a…

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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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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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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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Sharon Stinard – House LD 16

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Sen. Katie Hobbs – Senate – LD 24

Katie Hobbs was elected to the Arizona state senate in 2012 by voters in the new LD24. Katie is from Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated from Seton Catholic in 1988. She went on to get her Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University in 1992 and her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University…

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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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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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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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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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Kyrsten Sinema

In November 2010 Kyrsten Sinema was elected to District 15 State Senate. She sits on the Senate Appropriations, Rules, Judiciary and Government Reform Committee. Prior to her election see served three terms in the House of Representatives. Sinema is an alumna of Arizona State University. She received a law degree and a master’s degree in…

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Lela Alston (i) – Phoenix Union School Board

Representative Lela Alston was re-elected in 2012 by voters in the new LD24 and, at the same, was elected to serve on her local school board. Lela is a Phoenix native, and a graduate of Phoenix Union High School. As a young wife and mother of two, Ms. Alston received her bachelor’s degree from the…

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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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Monica Trejo – Tempe Elementary #3 School Board

Monica Trejo is a native Arizonan. She attended Arizona State University, joined Teach for America-Phoenix and taught special education in Tolleson. Currently she is an instructional coach at a Phoenix elementary school. Monica is committed to work for schools that can move children out of the cycle of poverty and help them reach their dreams.

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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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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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Jana Granillo – Maricopa County Special Healthcare District 1

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Nancy Young-Wright

Nancy Young Wright was elected in 2008 to represent District 26 of Arizona. She is a strong advocate for education, environment, arts, and humane treatment of animals. Young Wright has served on the Amphitheater Unified School District Board, and became president in 2004. Originally from New Mexico, she received Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State…

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Rep. Stefanie Mach – House LD 10

Voters in the new LD10 elected first-time candidate, Stefanie Mach, to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2012. Growing up in a military family, Stefanie learned the value of personal responsibility and the importance of civil service to her community at a young age. At seventeen, Stefanie was faced with a traumatic car accident…

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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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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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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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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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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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Sylvia Lee

Sylvia Lee, PhD, proud graduate of Pima Community College (PCC) and former PCC Campus President, was elected in 2012 to the Pima College Board from District 3. She was on Arizona List’s Watch List in this election cycle. After obtaining her Associate degree from PCC, Sylvia transferred to the University of Arizona where she earned…

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Lauren Kuby

Tempe City Council – Tempe has been Lauren’s home for more than 25 years. It is a city that may be considered part of the “Greater Phoenix metro area,” but those who live there know that Tempe is special: an urban community with the feel of a small town. It’s second nature for Tempeans to…

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Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón – House LD 2

Rosanna Galbadón was newly elected to the Arizona State Legislature representing LD2 in 2012. Born in Bermuda, Rosanna has lived in Japan, the Philippines and Panama but has lived in Arizona since 1973. She moved to Sahuarita in 2004 from Tucson and served on the Towns Parks and Recreation Commission, and Economic Development Commission. Rosanna…

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Wenona Benally – House LD 7

Wenona Benally is a Harvard Law School graduate with a master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Master’s of Law from the James E. Rogers College of Law. Wenona has been active in her communities, both in Tucson and in Northern Arizona supporting Native American women and focusing…

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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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Berdetta Hodge – Tempe Union School Board

As a Tempe Union Alumna, Berdetta Hodge, serving as the president of multiple parent-teacher organizations, as a financial committee member for the Tempe Union High School District and the Tempe Elementary School District, Berdetta knows her district. She is a passionate advocate for children, families and education for the city of Tempe and wants to serve them…

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