Olivia Cajero Bedford served in the Arizona Legislature from 2003 – 2018. 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 the second generation in her family to represent southern Arizonans at the state Capitol. She provided her parents, Rep. Bernardo “Nayo” Cajero and Rep. Carmen Cajero, with advice on important votes during the 28 years they served in the Arizona House of Representatives. She urged her parents to ensure that high school students receive free text books and that the state provide funding to establish the University of Arizona Cancer Research Center. During her 16 years in the legislature Olivia was a proud advocate for women and worked hard to protect the right to choose. Arizona List is proud to honor Olivia Cajero Bedford for her Legacy of Service.