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Michelle Harris – LD 13 Senate

The daughter of an IBEW lineman for APS, Michelle was raised in Buckeye, Arizona. She spent summers on her family’s Iowa farm, graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1988, and enlisted in the Air Force in 1990. Michelle spent nearly 22 years as a Russian and Serbian linguist. Aboard the Air Force’s premier reconnaissance…

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Jana Granillo – Maricopa County Special Healthcare District 1

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Councilmember Kate Gallego – Mayor of Phoenix

  Since being elected to Phoenix City Council in 2013, Kate Gallego’s entrepreneurial spirit and extensive economic development knowledge have helped transform Phoenix’s economy and revitalize the city’s transportation system. Kate’s proven track record includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix’s citywide transportation plan and spearheading the successful Phoenix Equal Pay Ordinance. Kate is passionate…

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Victoria Steele – Senate LD 9

Victoria Steele is an award-winning, accomplished motivational speaker, teacher, and trainer. For 25 years she was a radio and television journalist, and is a is a twice-elected former Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving from 2013 – 2016. Prior to entering politics, Victoria was a master’s level professional counselor helping women struggling…

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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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Michelle Robertson – Maricopa County School Superintendent

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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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Corin Hammond – House LD 11

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Kathleen Rahn – House LD 25

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Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai – LD 7 Senate

Arizona Native Jamescita Mae Peshlakai was first elected to the state legislature in 2012. A combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Jamescita served in the US Army for 8 years.   As a parent, she is committed to restoring public education funding, working to make healthcare affordable, improving public safety and protecting Arizona’s most…

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Linda Gross – LD 8 House

Linda Gross is a publisher, marketing consultant, journalist, photographer and entrepreneur. She is the founder, owner and operator of the Globe Miami Times, a community-based newspaper with a distribution of 59,000 print, digital and social media readers. Linda has been actively involved in community issues and economic development for over a decade. She served on…

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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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Valerie Harris – LD 22 House

An Arizona resident for over 50 years, Valerie Harris is a graduate of Camelback High School and Rio Salado College. She worked for American Express for 37 years, supporting the success of businesses large and small. Her successes with teams of all sizes included many complex and diverse local and global business initiatives.   Now…

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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. 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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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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Christine Porter Marsh – LD 28 Senate

Christine Porter Marsh is an educator who’s spent over 25 years in Arizona classrooms and touched the lives of more than 3,500 students. In 2016 she was honored as the Arizona Education Foundation Teacher of the Year. It’s her dedication and concern for not just her students but all students in Arizona that motivated her…

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Sen. Lisa Otondo – LD 4 Senate

Lisa Otondo was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving two terms in the House of Representatives. As a second-generation Arizonan born and raised in Yuma, she comes from a large Basque family with deep farming roots. This upbringing has given her a keen awareness of the issues and challenges facing farming and rural…

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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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Betty Villegas – LD 3 Senate

Betty Villegas is an Arizona native and a third generation Tucsonense. She recently retired after 17 years of service with Pima County. As the Affordable Housing Program Manager, Betty created and ran foreclosure prevention education and payment assistance programs. A lifelong voice for vulnerable populations, Betty is running for LD 3 Senate to represent and…

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Amanda Aguirre

Amanda Aguirre has been involved for more than 25 years in public health education and administration with a strong emphasis in U.S.-Mexico border health issues and has lived in Yuma for the past 23 years. She possesses a life-long commitment to education since she was raised by parents who were both elementary school teachers. From…

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Hazel Chandler – LD 20 House

Hazel Chandler is a 40-year resident of Arizona, a grandmother and outspoken advocate for Arizona children. She is passionate about securing a safe future for generations to come, is a long time advocate for quality public education, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Hazel holds degrees in childhood development, management, and public management, and spent decades…

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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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Naketa Ross – Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Naketa Ross is a long-time advocate for the wellness of Arizona families and children. As a foster care child, Naketa learned the importance of education to empowering young people and setting the groundwork for their future success. Naketa has focused her career on advocating for marginalized youth. The gap in services provided for young people…

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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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Lynné Almy – Phoenix Elementary #1 School Board

A product of Arizona’s public schools, Lynné Almy has taught in the Maryvale schools working every day to ensure that the students in her classroom are successful. Now she asking voters for the opportunity to continue that work as a board member for the Phoenix Elementary School District. She cares about on teacher recruitment and…

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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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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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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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Consuelo Hernandez – Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board

Consuelo Hernandez is a proud graduate of the Sunnyside School District, and is proud to call the Sunnyside community her home. She holds a B.A. in Global Health from Arizona State University, and knows first-hand the struggles of a young minority students navigating through the college system, being told they cannot succeed. With few resources…

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