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Pamela Powers Hannely – 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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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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Jacqueline Minto – Pinal County Assessor

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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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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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Lela Alston – House LD 24

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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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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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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Stephanie Parra

Phoenix Union High School District Board – Stephanie Parra is an educator committed to improving public schools in Arizona. She is a first generation American citizen, born and raised in Yuma, AZ and is a product of Arizona public schools. As one of the first in her family to attend college, Stephanie understands the power…

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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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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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Rep. Rebecca Rios – House LD 27

Rebecca Rios was elected in 2005 as Arizona State Senator for District 23. Rios was born in Tucson, AZ, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Social Work. Rios served three terms in Arizona House of Representatives. She served on committee including, Appropriations, Public Safety and Human Services, and Appropriations Subcommittee…

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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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Coral Evans

Third generation Flagstaff native Coral Evans was first elected to the Flagstaff City Council in May 2004 and re-elected in May 2012 and now serves as Vice-Mayor of Flagstaff. In addition to being on council Coral is the Executive Director of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Presently Coral is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education; she…

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Mitzi Epstein – House LD 18

Mitzi Epstein, a small business owner, state PTA leader and lifelong community problem solver, has spent her life working at the community and state levels to strengthen the economy. We support Mitzi because we believe she will bring business and education leaders together to forge strong solutions for Arizona. When she came within 1,100 votes…

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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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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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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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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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Leah Landrum Taylor

Leah Landrum Taylor was re-elected to the Arizona state senate in 2012 where she was chosen by her peers to serve as the minority leader. She serves on K-12 Education, Natural Resources and Rural Affairs and the Public Safety and Human Resources Committee. Taylor attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University,…

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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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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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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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Adelita Grijalva

Tucson Unified School District Board – As a native Tucsonan educated in TUSD schools and the University of Arizona, Adelita has worked with youth and their families for the past 24 years. Adelita has worked as the Director of a Pima County diversion program for juvenile offenders, Pima County Teen Court for the last 18…

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Kelli Butler – House LD 28

An Arizona native with deep roots in her community, Kelli and her husband are small business owners who raised their children in their North Phoenix neighborhood attending public schools and state universities. She understands the challenges Arizona faces as our economy is in recovery and believes that Arizona needs to attract new business by restoring…

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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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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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Laura Pastor

Laura grew up in a household of schoolteachers, so I know the importance of education. My mother was the first in her family to attend college and, today I work with families who are working hard to help their own children become the first family members to go to college. The latest figures, though, show…

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Kate Gallego

Kate Gallego is an experienced economic development professional with a history of creating good jobs in Phoenix. Kate is the only candidate who has held leadership positions at the City of Phoenix, including serving as one of the two leaders of the ten-year plan. She has represented the business community on the Arizona Commission on…

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