Our Elected Officials

Meet the women that Arizona List members have helped to elect!

2018

Katie Hobbs – Secretary of State

As the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Katie Hobbs has lead and continues to lead the Arizona Democratic Caucus in their tough fight against extremist legislation that harms women, children and families. As a Senator, she has passed important legislation expanding health care, protecting domestic violence victims and stopping cuts to education. As a professional social…

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Kathy Hoffman – Superintendent of Public Instruction

Kathy Hoffman is a dedicated educator who is committed to improving educational achievement for all of Arizona’s students. She currently works as a speech therapist in the Peoria Unified School District and has spent her entire professional career in our public schools. Her passion for education arrives from personal experience in a diverse array of…

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Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales – LD 3 Senate

Representative Sally Ann Gonzales has a long history of public service. Prior to her election to the House in 2010, she served in the state legislature from 1997-2000, and in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council from 1992-1996. A strong proponent for quality education, health care and children’s, women’s, and employee rights, Sally has sponsored and/or…

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Joyce Jones-Ivey, Oro Valley Town Council

Joyce Jones-Ivey is a retired nurse who proudly served patients for 42 years. She is running for the Oro Valley Town Council to keep the town community oriented, fiscally sound, and environmentally and financially sustainable. Joyce grew up in a family of nine siblings. Her parents taught her the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work,…

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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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Alexis Hermosillo – Mayor of El Mirage

Alexis Hermosillo is a proud fourth-generation resident of the City of El Mirage. Alexis currently works for a public transportation company in the Maricopa county area, and previously worked for the U.S. House of Representatives as a district representative for Congressman Raúl Grijalva. Alexis is a firm believer that knowledge is power. She holds an…

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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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Rep. Pamela Power Hannley – LD 9 House

Pamela Powers Hannley was elected to the Arizona House in 2016. A mother of 2, small business owner, nonprofit founder and proud progressive Democrat, Pamela has called Tucson home since 1981. During her first year in the legislature, Pamela voted against all new tax cuts for big corporations, fought for increased funding for K-12 public…

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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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Ginny Dickey – Mayor of Fountain Hills

Ginny Dickey is bringing her decades of local experience including two terms as a Councilwoman and FHUSD Board Member to the 2018 race for Fountain Hills Mayor. Since moving to Fountain Hills in 1983, Ginny has been very involved in the community and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. She participated in…

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Rep. Lela Alston – LD 24 Senate

Lela Alston has represented central and east Phoenix, and south Scottsdale in the legislature since 2011. She strongly believes in public education and she credits Arizona’s kindergarten through university educational system for making the difference in her ability to help others. During her current tenure in the Arizona House, she worked to pass bipartisan legislation…

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Jen Duff – Mesa City Council District 4

Jen Duff is a Mesa native and a longtime leader in the Mesa community. In addition to serving as a member of the City of Mesa Zoning and Planning Board and of the Mesa Community College Development Board, Jen is also honorary Board Chair of the i.d.e.a children’s museum and an active member of the…

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Rep. Rebecca Rios – LD 27 Senate

Representative Rebecca Rios was elected to represent LD27 in 2014, and currently serves as the House Democratic Leader. She has a long personal and family history of public service. Rebecca represented a rural Pinal county in the legislature from 1995-2010, and is the daughter of Pete Rios, former Arizona State Senate President. Rebecca and Pete…

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Jen Longdon – LD 24 House

In 2004, Jen Longdon was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting, changing the trajectory of her life overnight. Before the shooting, Jen was a successful businesswoman and provider to her family. After the shooting she struggled to stay afloat, losing her health insurance while lying in a hospital bed in a coma and confronting poverty…

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Rep. Kelli Butler – LD 28 House

A first-term State Representative and native Arizonan, Kelli Butler has deep roots in their North Central Phoenix community. As a small business owner, in partnership with her husband Ben, Kelli has brought her years of experience navigating changing economic and regulatory environments to the legislature. As a mother and long-time volunteer at her children’s public…

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Raquel Terán – LD 30 House

Raquel Terán is a mother, wife, community organizer and lifelong Arizonan. For the last twelve years she has been a vocal and active community advocate. Raquel mobilized Arizonans to rally against the injustices faced at the hands of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and SB1070 author Russell Pearce – resulting in Pierce’s recall and…

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Sen. Andrea Dalessandro – LD 2 Senate

An East Coast native residing Sahuarita, Andrea Dalessandro has dedicated her life to civic, community, local and regional service. Elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2012 by the voters in LD2, Andrea’s work as a legislator is driven by her commitment to give the students of Arizona the same educational opportunities that…

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Rep. Isela Blanc – LD 26 House

Representative Isela Blanc is a community organizer with over 15 years of experience advocating for children and families. She is running for reelection to the State House so that she can continue working on behalf of the children and families of LD 26. When Isela was six years old she and her family immigrated to…

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Rep. Kirsten Engel – LD 10 House

A first term state representative, Kirsten Engel arrived at the legislature in 2017 as a strong advocate for funding public schools, expanding career and technical education, reducing college debt, and investing in clean energy.   Kirsten’s experience in government and public service began long before her 2016 election to the Arizona State House. In addition…

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Jennifer Pawlik – LD 17 House

Jennifer Pawlik is a native Arizonan who’s served for 17 years as an educator in public elementary schools. It was during her time as a classroom teacher that she realized that if positive change was going to happen in Arizona’s public education system, she would have to quit complaining, get involved and fight for it.…

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Rep. Mitzi Epstein – LD 18 House

Mitzi Epstein was elected to the State House in 2016. A computer systems analyst and small business owner, she is focused on listening to her community and working collaboratively to improve the quality of life for Arizonans. Prior to running for the legislature, Mitzi spent years working at the community and state levels to promote…

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Alma Hernandez – LD 3 House

Alma Hernandez was born and raised on the south side of Tucson, and is a proud product of Sunnyside Unified schools. When she was just 14 years old she was the victim of a violent attack, suffering spinal injuries that still affect her today. In the aftermath, Alma witnessed the criminal justice system and school-to-prison…

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Mayor Coral Evans – Flagstaff

Mayor Coral Evans was elected as Mayor in November 2016. Although new to the position of Mayor, Ms. Evans is not new to the Flagstaff City Council. She was first elected to serve on the Flagstaff City Council in 2008 and reelected in 2012. She served as Vice Mayor of the City from 2012-2014. Mayor…

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Rep. Charlene Fernandez – LD 4 House

State Representative Charlene Fernandez is the Democratic Whip of the Arizona House of Representatives from the 4th Legislative District. She was first elected to the state House in 2014. Charlene has been making her mark on Arizona politics for more than 25 years. She worked for Congressman Ed Pastor for twelve years, coordinating constituent services…

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Rep. Dr. Geraldine Peten – LD 4 House

Dr. Geraldine Peten was appointed to representative Legislative District 4 in August 2017. She is an educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience leading and improving primary and secondary schools in Arizona. Rep. Peten is an educational consultant. She holds two Master’s degrees, and earned her Doctorate of Education at NAU. In the…

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Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón – LD 2 House

Rosanna Gabaldón was elected to the State House in 2012.  In her first two sessions at the legislature she has worked to ensure that Southern Arizona’s interests were heard. Rosanna is a dedicated public servant and an experienced legislator. She arrived in Sahuarita in 2004 and served on the Towns Parks and Recreation Commission, and…

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Heather Macre – CAWCD Board

Heather Macre came to Arizona in 2008, and immersed herself in both the local political scene and in conservation efforts. Heather was elected to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board in 2014. The CAWCD board oversees the operations of the Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile system of aqueducts, tunnels, pumping plans and pipelines that…

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Solange Whitehead – Scottsdale City Council

In 1996 Solange Whitehead came to Scottsdale, intended to stay for “just six months”, fell in love and never left. She running for Scottsdale City Council to preserve the charm and quality of life of her community. Solange is an electrical engineer, real estate investor, and executive director of the Environmental Fund for Arizona. Her…

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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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Jennifer Martin – CAWCD Board

Jennifer Martin is a life-long Arizonan.  The daughter of an archaeologist living less than a mile from the Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area, she grew up immersed in Arizona’s amazing natural and cultural resources. A product of the Arizona school system, she attended Apache Junction School District K-12 and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in…

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Lindsay Love – Chandler Unified School District Governing Board

Lindsay Love is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Dedicated to social justice issues, she works closely with teens and adults who have experience trauma, and endeavors to create safe spaces for marginalized voices. Lindsay has experience with narrative therapy approaches that allow survivors…

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Eva Carrillo Dong – Sunnyside Unified School District

Eva Carrillo Dong is an at-large member of the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board in Arizona. She was first elected to the office in 1998. Eva works as a Title 1 coordinator and lead teacher in the Pima Accommodation District of the Court Alternative Program of Education. She is a member of the Environmental Justice Action Group’s Community…

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Elora Diaz – Phoenix Elementary School District Governing Board

Elora Diaz is an Arizona native and a first-generation college graduate who is dedicated to serving her community. She holds two degrees from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership. After graduating from college, Elora joined Teach for America, and taught seventh grade in the Isaac School District. She then…

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Leila Counts – Tucson Unified School District Governing Board

Leila Counts is a dedicated educator, small business owner, TUSD parent, and the descendant of a long line of Arizona educators. She began her career teaching life skills, history and cultural studies to children with behavioral challenges, and it was in this role that she developed her passion for education. She was honored to play…

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Adelita Grijalva – Tucson Unified School District Governing Board

Adelita Grijalva is a Tucson native and Pueblo High School alumni. She was the youngest woman ever elected to the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board, and is currently serving her fourth term. Adelita is firmly committed to improving the quality of life for Pima County residents. She is actively involved in the Pueblo community,…

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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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Corina Madruga – Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board

Corina Madruga was elected to the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board in 2014, and is in her second year of service as Board President. She’s earned two degrees in business administration, and is an alumni of the Valle del Sol Hispanic Leadership Institute. Corina has worked in the public sector for over 20…

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Katie Paetz – Osborn Elementary School District Governing Board

Katie Paetz currently serves the Osborn Board as its President. An experienced teacher, for 12 years she’s worked in Arizona schools. In that time she’s been a staunch advocate for student growth and excellence in our public schools. As board president she’s fought for policy protecting all gender identities, led the process of selecting a…

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Stephanie Parra – Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Stephanie Parra is an experienced educator committed to improving public schools in Arizona. She is a first generation American citizen, born and raised in Yuma, and is a product of Arizona public schools. As one of the first in her family to attend college, Stephanie understands the power of a great education. Stephanie holds B.S.…

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Fern Ward – Laveen Elementary School District Governing Board

Fern Ward has been a proud Laveen resident since 1982, and is committed to making her community the best it can be. Fern and her husband, Richard, were among the families who organized Laveen’s first baseball in 1987. In 2013, their family saw the need for a new league and organized the Laveen Baseball League.…

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2017

Councilmember Kate Gallego – City of Phoenix

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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Councilmember Laura Pastor – City of Phoenix

Phoenix native Laura Pastor is a fifth-generation Arizonan who graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Arizona State University. Her grandparents and great-grandparents worked in Eastern Arizona’s mining communities, and both her parents began their careers as classroom teachers. For four years, Laura was also a…

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Leslie McClendon – Yuma City Council

Councilmember Leslie McClendon was born and raised right here in Yuma. She has been married to Bob McClendon Jr for 32 years and has raised four very talented children and is now getting to enjoy her eleven grandchildren. Leslie is a proud graduate of Yuma High School and also attended Arizona Western College where she…

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Karen Watts – Yuma City Council

City Councilmember Karen Watts is a Yuma native, born and raised, who’s family presence in the Yuma community dates back to the 1800’s. She has had the privilege to raise a family of her own here while having the opportunity to play an active role in serving her community. Karen first received her Bachelor of Science in…

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2016

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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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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Athena Salman – House LD 26

Athena Salman is a native Arizonan, community leader, and education advocate. In her work as an organizer, she has fought for high quality education, jobs, and strong communities. A graduate of ASU, Athena has worked with student organizing, the Girl Scouts and other educational initiatives. She is committed to leading the state toward improved diversity…

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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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Kirsten Engel – House LD 10

Kirsten Engel is a law professor at the University of Arizona and co-director of the Environmental Law Program.  Mother of an elementary student, she believes in common sense policies that invest in education.  As an expert in water law, she knows how build an environmentally sustainable economy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pamela Powers Hannley – 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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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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Kristel Foster (i) – Tucson Unified School Board

Kristel Foster was the highest voter getter in the Tucson Unified School District’s Governing Board race, in an eleven candidate field, and was elected as a first-time candidate in 2012. As an educator with more than 20 years of experience, including teaching in both Flowing Wells and Sunnyside Unified School Districts, Kristel has a passion for quality…

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Sharon Bronson (i) – Pima County Board of Supervisors District 3

Sharon Bronson, was first elected to office in November 1996. She represents District 3, a sprawling district of 7,403 square miles that includes all of western Pima County, AZ. and shares more than 130 miles of international border with Mexico. She has also chaired the Pima Association of Government’s Executive Committee and the local public…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rep. Lisa Otondo – Senate LD 4

Lisa Otondo was first elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives from LD 4 in 2012. She is a second generation Arizonan who was born and raised in Yuma. With a Master’s Degree in International Public Administration who has lived in five countries on four continents and speaks five languages, Lisa has a varied…

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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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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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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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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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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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2015

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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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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2014

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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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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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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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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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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Celia Barotz

Flagstaff City Council – Councilmember Celia Barotz was elected to the Flagstaff City Council for a four-year term in May 2010 and served as Vice Mayor from 2010 to 2012. Celia joined the city council after serving seven years on a wide variety of local boards and commissions, including the Coconino County Planning and Zoning…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rep. Lisa Otondo – Senate LD 4

Lisa Otondo was first elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives from LD 4 in 2012. She is a second generation Arizonan who was born and raised in Yuma. With a Master’s Degree in International Public Administration who has lived in five countries on four continents and speaks five languages, Lisa has a varied…

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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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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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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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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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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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2013

Councilmember Kate Gallego – City of Phoenix

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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Councilmember Laura Pastor – City of Phoenix

Phoenix native Laura Pastor is a fifth-generation Arizonan who graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Arizona State University. Her grandparents and great-grandparents worked in Eastern Arizona’s mining communities, and both her parents began their careers as classroom teachers. For four years, Laura was also a…

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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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2012

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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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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Kristel Foster (i) – Tucson Unified School Board

Kristel Foster was the highest voter getter in the Tucson Unified School District’s Governing Board race, in an eleven candidate field, and was elected as a first-time candidate in 2012. As an educator with more than 20 years of experience, including teaching in both Flowing Wells and Sunnyside Unified School Districts, Kristel has a passion for quality…

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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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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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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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Sharon Bronson (i) – Pima County Board of Supervisors District 3

Sharon Bronson, was first elected to office in November 1996. She represents District 3, a sprawling district of 7,403 square miles that includes all of western Pima County, AZ. and shares more than 130 miles of international border with Mexico. She has also chaired the Pima Association of Government’s Executive Committee and the local public…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Victoria Steele

Victoria has experience as a business owner, a counselor, a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, and a television and radio news broadcaster. As a first-time candidate in 2012, Victoria was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives by voters in LD9. Victoria believes in continuing the investment in the education of our…

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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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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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2011

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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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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2010

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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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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Paula Aboud

A graduate from Tucson High School, Paula earned her BA in English from the University of Arizona.  A strong advocate of the Democratic Party, Paula worked to build up the Democratic Party in Tucson and Pima County.  She serves as the ranking Democratic member of the powerful Appropriations Committee and also served on the Health…

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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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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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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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Ginny Dickey

Ginny Dickey has been a Town Council member since 2006 and been very involved with development of the first-ever comprehensive environmental policy for the Town. She served on the Fountain Hills School Board from 1994 to 2002 including two years as president. She is co-founder of the Fountain Hills Democratic Club, was a delegate to…

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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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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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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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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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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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2009

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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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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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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2008

Ann Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick was born and raised on an Apache Indian reservation near McNary, Arizona. She is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School, the University of Arizona, and the University of Arizona College of Law.  In 1980 she became Coconino County’s first woman deputy county attorney, and she later served as city attorney for Sedona. She…

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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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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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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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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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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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2007

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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2006

Theresa Ulmer

Theresa Ulmer was elected as Arizona State House Representative in 2007 for District 24. Originally from Nebraska, Ulmer’s childhood instilled in her the importance of community. She is also an active member of the Yuma County Democratic Party, and the Precinct Committee for the County and State party. As a member of Sierra Vista Presbyterian…

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Paula Aboud

A graduate from Tucson High School, Paula earned her BA in English from the University of Arizona.  A strong advocate of the Democratic Party, Paula worked to build up the Democratic Party in Tucson and Pima County.  She serves as the ranking Democratic member of the powerful Appropriations Committee and also served on the Health…

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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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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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Marsha Arzberger

A retired farmer/rancher, Marsha received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University (With Honors), a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University (With Distinction), and has completed some Graduate work toward a second Master’s degree in Political Science at ASU.  She was a member of the Arizona Board of Regents…

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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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Lena Saradnik

Lena Saradnik was elected to Arizona House of Representatives in 2007. In 2004 Saradnick was elected to Democratic Precinct Committee person. Prior to her involvement as a Legislator, Saradnick was a former University of Arizona Director of Special Projects-CHIP/Program in Integrative Medicine, International Tourism Marketing. In office Saradnick was part of the Government, Health and…

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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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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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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano was elected Arizona’s 21st governor in 2002. During her administration she focused on education, economy, and the environment. Prior to this election Napolitano was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as U.S Attorney for District of Arizona. She was later elected to be attorney general for Arizona, and became the first woman…

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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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Ginny Dickey

Ginny Dickey has been a Town Council member since 2006 and been very involved with development of the first-ever comprehensive environmental policy for the Town. She served on the Fountain Hills School Board from 1994 to 2002 including two years as president. She is co-founder of the Fountain Hills Democratic Club, was a delegate to…

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2005

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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2004

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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