Mary Rose Wilcox is a name well-known across Maricopa County. Born in Superior, deep in the mining country of Arizona and a fourth generation native from a pioneer Mexican-American family, Mary Rose has achieved many “firsts.”
She is the first Hispanic women to serve on both the Phoenix City Council and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Currently, she is serving her fifth term on the Board in Maricopa County. Mary Rose does not just represent her constituents – she is always working for a better Arizona. In her push for comprehensive Immigration reform, she serves as President of the National Association of Counties Hispanic Elected Officials Board and co-chair of the National Association of Counties Immigration Task Force. She is leading the County’s efforts to centralize services for the homeless in downtown Phoenix and she is leading the efforts in ushering in solar energy in Maricopa County. Mother, grandmother and community leader – we are proud to recognize Mary Rose on this 10th Anniversary.