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 a member of the Arizona State Legislature (2013-2014) representing the largest legislative district in the United States. The district is comprised of eight tribal nations, seven counties and some of the most treasured natural wonders of the world, including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and the San Francisco Peaks. As a parent, she is committed to restoring public education funding, working to make healthcare affordable, improving public safety and protecting Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. Jamescita believes jobs, transportation, infrastructure, and responsible planning are key to every Arizona community’s future, especially rural Arizona. Environmental stewardship, water justice, tribal sovereignty, social and economic justice for women and LGBTQI are issues Peshlakai thinks Arizona can do better in. Jamescita is a practicing, traditional, and bilingual Navajo of the Tanglepeople, Redhouse, Bitterwater, and Cliff-dweller clans.