2016 Results

We all know that the national results left the glass ceiling in place.

What were the results of Arizona List's 2016 efforts?

Wins across the state:
Won 17 legislative races
Won 11 school board races
Won 8 county races
Won 3 city races

Firsts for the state:
First African American Mayor of Flagstaff
First Navajo Woman senator in Arizona.

Helping our state look like its voters:
Of our new legislators, half were women of color.
Of our new school board members, two thirds were women of color.
Of all of our candidates, over half were young women under 40.

The final result:
21 brand new women serving in public office across the state
Senate Minority Leader, House Minority Leader and Democratic Whip - all Arizona List women!

Since the start, Arizona List has helped 80 progressive Democratic women get elected - and we are going strong!
Look for exciting news for the 2017 and 2018 elections coming soon.

State Legislature

Ylenia Aguilar – Osborn School District Governing Board

Ylenia Aguilar is a candidate for the Osborn School District Governing Board. Ylenia is a working mother: a professional businesswoman who owns her own company and an active parent in the district who has developed relationships with both teachers and administrators in order to improve educational outcomes for all students at Osborn. In these dual…

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Monica Gallardo Pimentel – Glendale Elementary School District #40

Monica Gallardo Pimentel knows that school board races impact our children, their well being and their future every day. She is running for school board to ensure the students, teachers and families of Glendale Elementary School District have a true voice on the school board. Her goal is to make sure students from the Glendale Elementary…

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Beki Quintero – Sunnyside Unified School Board

Beki Quintero is running for re-election to the Sunnyside Unified School Board. She is a lifetime resident of the Sunnyside community and a graduate of Sunnyside High School. As a strong community advocate, passionate about education and promoting opportunities for the youth in her community, Ms. Quintero also works with local businesses to develop key…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kiana Sears – Mesa Unified #4 School Board

Longtime resident of Mesa, Arizona Kiana Sears has had a twenty-year career in public service, including advocacy for the “Quality First” program of “First Things First” and extensive community outreach efforts for access to school readiness tools for children in all of Arizona’s communities. Sears’ professional career of public service began as a member of…

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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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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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