Vania Guevara

Vania Guevara

Phoenix City Council - District 5

Vania Guevara is a first-generation Salvadoran American. Growing up, Vania’s parents showed her and her siblings the importance of hard work and helping others. Now Vania is ready to lead Phoenix communities forward as a member of the City Council.

2018 – Katie Hobbs

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.

2018 Kathy Hoffman

2018 - 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. Her passion for education arrives from personal experience in a diverse array of settings including bilingual education, special education, and volunteer work.

2018 Sen. Andrea Dalessandro

2018 - Sen. Andrea Dalessandro

State Senate - Legislative District 2

An East Coast native residing in Sahuarita, Andrea Dalessandro has dedicated her life to civic, community, local and regional service. She was first elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2012 by the voters of LD2.

2018 Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales

2018 - Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales

State Senate - Legislative District 3

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.

2018 Sen. Lisa Otondo

2018 - Sen. Lisa Otondo

State Senate - Legislative District 4

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.

2018 Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai

2018 - Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai

State Senate - Legislative District 7

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.

2018 Victoria Steele

2018 - Victoria Steele

State Senate - Legislative District 9

Victoria Steele is an award-winning, accomplished motivational speaker, teacher, and trainer. For 25 years she was a radio and television journalist, and is a is a twice-elected former Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving from 2013 – 2016.

2018 Sen. Lela Alston

2018 - Sen. Lela Alston

State Senate - Legislative District 24

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.

2018 Sen. Rebecca Rios

2018 - Sen. Rebecca Rios

State Senate - Legislative District 27

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.

2018 Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon

2018 - Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon

State House - Legislative District 2

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.

2018 Alma Hernandez

2018 - Alma Hernandez

State House - Legislative District 3

Alma Hernandez was born and raised on the south side of Tucson, and is a proud product of Sunnyside Unified schools. She is an outspoken activist who has worked a variety of issues, from education to women’s rights, criminal justice reform and health care.

2018 Dr. Geraldine Peten

2018 - Dr. Geraldine Peten

State House - Legislative District 4

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.

2018 Rep. Charlene Fernandez

2018 - Rep. Charlene Fernandez

State House - Legislative District 4

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.

2018 Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

2018 - Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

State House - Legislative District 9

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.

2018 Rep. Kirsten Engel

2018 - Rep. Kirsten Engel

State House - Legislative District 10

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.

2018 Jennifer Pawlik

2018 - Jennifer Pawlik

State House - Legislative District 17

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.

2018 Jennifer Jermaine

2018 - Jennifer Jermaine

State House - Legislative District 18

Jennifer Jermaine is a small business consultant and co-founder of Stronger Together Arizona, a nonprofit promoting progressive change in Arizona in the areas of civil rights, quality education, affordable healthcare and environmental protection.

2018 Rep. Mitzi Epstein

2018 - Rep. Mitzi Epstein

State House - Legislative District 18

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. Mitzi’s legislative priorities includes protecting public education and growing the innovation economy.

2018 Jen Longdon

2018 - Jen Longdon

State House - Legislative District 24

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. As LD 24’s representative in the State House, Jen will fight back against extremist policies and fight for our community.

2018 Rep. Isela Blanc

2018 - Rep. Isela Blanc

State House - Legislative District 26

Representative Isela Blanc is a community organizer with over 15 years of experience advocating for children and families. She is running for re-election to the State House so that she can continue working on behalf of the children and families of LD 26.

2018 Rep. Athena Salman

2018 - Rep. Athena Salman

State House - Legislative District 26

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.

2018 Rep. Kelli Butler

2018 - Rep. Kelli Butler

State House - Legislative District 28

A first-term State Representative and native Arizonan, Kelli Butler has deep roots in their North Central Phoenix community. As a mother and long-time volunteer at her children’s public schools, Kelli has dedicated herself to making her community a better place for children and families.

2018 Raquel Terán

2018 - Raquel Teran

State House - Legislative District 30

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.

2018 Heather Macre

2018 - Heather Macre


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.

2018 Jennifer Martin

2018 - Jennifer Martin


Jennifer Martin is a life-long Arizonan. She currently serves as a water expert for the Sierra Club and works on water quality, flow and depth to groundwater monitoring and habitat restoration around the state as well as policy analysis and advocacy.

2018 Laura Pastor

2018 - Laura Pastor

Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

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. Laura is a member of the Phoenix Union High School District Board, where she has been a strong advocate for strategic planning for the District.

2018 Adelita Grijalva

2018- 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.

2018 Corina Madruga

2018 - 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.

2018 Katie Paetz

2018 - 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.

2018 Stephanie Parra

2018 - 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.

2018 Leila Counts

2018 - 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’s a passionate advocate for educational equity, inclusion, diversity and equal access to an excellent public education for all.

2018 Lindsay Love

2018 - 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.

2018 Naketa Ross

2018 - Naketa Ross

Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board - Ward 1

Naketa Ross is a long-time advocate for the wellness of Arizona families and children. She will use her education and advocacy experience to ensure every student at Phoenix Union High Schools is given the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

2018 Elora Diaz

2018 - 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 is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of where they come from, has the opportunity to choose their own future.

2018 Consuelo Hernandez

2018 - 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.

2018 Fern Ward

2018 - 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.

2019- Kate Gallego

Kate Gallego

Mayor of Phoenix

Since being elected to Phoenix City Council in 2013, Kate Gallego’s entrepreneurial spirit and extensive economic development knowledge have helped transform Phoenix’s economy and revitalize the city’s transportation system.


2018 Coral Evans

2018 - Coral Evans

Mayor of Flagstaff

Mayor Evans believes in a balanced approach to the stewardship of community resources and is passionate about creating opportunities that allow for civic engagement, civil discourse, community revitalization and genuine sustainability and advancement for Flagstaff citizens.

2018 Ginny Dickey

2018 - 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 office of Fountain Hills Mayor.

2018 Jen Duff

2018 - Jen Duff

Mesa City Council - District 4

Jen Duff is a Mesa native and a longtime leader in the Mesa community. As a City Council Member Jen will represent the voices and values of District 4.

2018 Joyce Jones-Ivey

2018 - 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.

2018 Alexis Hermosillo

2018 - 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.

2018 Solange Whitehead

2018 - 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 is running for Scottsdale City Council to preserve the charm and quality of life of her community.

2018 Janice Hudson

2018 - Janice Hudson

Sedona City Council

Janice Hudson first visited Sedona fifteen years ago and knew it was where she was meant to be. Since moving to Sedona with her husband and their dog, Duffy, she has become an active community member.

2017 Karen Watts

2017 - 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.


2017 Leslie McClendon

2017 - 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.

2016 Sharon Bronson

2016 - Sharon Bronson

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 and shares more than 130 miles of international border with Mexico.

2016 Wenona Benally

2016 - Wenona Benally

State House - Legislative District 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

2016 Pat Dennis

2016 - 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 and the Municipal Arts Commission.

2016 Susan Benjamin

2016 - 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 strong ties to families and community.

2016 Ann Littrell

2016 - Ann Littrell

Bisbee Unified School Board

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.

2016 Beki Quintero

2016 - 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.

2016 Monica Gallardo Pimentel

2016 - 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.

2016 Ylenia Aguilar

2016 - Ylenia Aguilar

Osborn School District Governing Board

Ylenia Aguilar is a candidate for the Osborn School District Governing Board.

2016 Barbara LaWall

2016 - Barbara LaWall

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.

2016 F. Ann Rodriguez

2016 - F. Ann Rodriguez

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 Parent Aid Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

2016 Kristel Foster

2016 - Kristel Foster

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.

2016 Patty Hansen

2016 - Patty Hansen

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 she served until 1999.

2016 Liz Archuleta

2016 - 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.

2016 Sarah Benatar

2016 - Sarah Benatar

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 Housing Authority Board.

2016 Berdetta Hodge

2016 - 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.

2016 Lynné Almy

2016 - 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.

2016 Monica Trejo

2016 - 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.

2016 Jamie Whelan

2016 - Jamie Whelan

Flagstaff City Council

Jamie Whelan is a professor of education and a leader in the LGBT community at Northern Arizona University.

2016 Alexandra Arboleda

2016 - 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.

2015 Shirley Scott

2015 - Shirley Scott

Tucson 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.

2015 Regina Romero

2015 - Regina Romero

Tucson City Council

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.

2014 – Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford

2014 - Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford

State Senate - Legislative District 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 the second generation in her family to represent southern Arizonans at the state Capitol.

2014 – Lynne Pancrazi

2014 - Lynne Pancrazi

State Senate - Legislative District 4

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.

2014 – Stefanie Mach

2014 - Stefanie Mach

State House - Legislative District 10

Determined to get everything she could out of life, Stefanie graduated from college in four years with a double major. After the events of September 11th, she dedicated a year of service to our country with AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).

2014 – Sen. Barbara McGuire

2014 - Sen. Barbara McGuire

State Senate - Legislative District 8

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 in, she opened a travel agency and worked as the Salvation Army Extension Unit Director for the Copper Corridor and surrounding area.

2014 – Debbie McCune Davis

2014 - Debbie McCune Davis

State House - Legislative District 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. She became involved in Student Council during her Junior and Senior year, graduating in 1969.

2014 – Christina Hernandez

2014 - 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, I have had the privilege of working with students from working class communities like ours

2014 Angela LeFevre

2014 - 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.

2014 Lauren Kuby

2014 - 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.

2014 Celia Barotz

2014 - 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.

2014 Eva Putzova

2014 - Eva Putzova

Flagstaff City Council

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.

2013 Karen Uhlich

2013 - Karen Uhlich

Tucson City Council

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.

2012 – Linda Lopez

2012 - Linda Lopez

State Senate - Legislative District 2

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 History from the University of Arizona.

2012 – Nancy Young Wright

2012 - Nancy Young Wright

State House - Legislative District 26

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.

2012 – Karla Brewster

2012 - Karla Brewster

Flagstaff City Council

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 Arizona State University, B.A. in Education, and University of Northern Colorado, M.A. in Education.

2012 – Christine Rhodes

2012 - Christine Rhodes

Cochise County Recorder

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.

2012 – Sylvia Lee

2012 - Sylvia Lee

Pima College Board - District 3

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. After obtaining her Associate degree from PCC, Sylvia transferred to the University of Arizona where she earned a Baccalaureate degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Counseling.

2010 – Kyrsten Sinema

2010 - Kyrsten Sinema

State Senate - Legislative District 15

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.

2010 – Leah Landrum Taylor

2010 - Leah Landrum Taylor

State Senate - Legislative District 27

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, and received her Bachelor’s and Master degree in Political Science at Arizona State University.

2010 – Paula Aboud

2010 - Paula Aboud

State Senate

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.

2010 – Sara Presler

2010 - Sara Presler

Flagstaff Mayor

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.

2010 – Beth Brizel

2010 - Beth Brizel

Kyrene School Board

Beth Brizel was elected to the Kyrene School Board in 2010 and will serve until 2014. She plays a critical role in the formulation and approval of policies that guide the operation of the school district.

2009 – Sharon Wolcott

2009 - Sharon Wolcott

Surprise City Council

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.

2008 – Meg Burton Cahill

2008 - Meg Burton Cahill

State Senate

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.

2008 – Amanda Aguirre

2008 - Amanda Aguirre

State Senate - Legislative District 24

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.

2008 – Pat Fleming

2008 - Pat Fleming

State House - Legislative District 25

A resident of Sierra Vista, Pat has decades of public service on her resume.  Pat’s decades of experience as a budget and manpower analyst have prepared her well to ensure that the state has a balanced budget while protecting families and education. She is focused on getting real results from government programs.

2008 – Martha Garcia

2008 - Martha Garcia

State House - Legislative District 13

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.

2008 – Rae Waters

2008 - Rae Waters

State House - Legislative District 20

Rae Waters served District 20 in House of Representatives of Arizona. Waters graduated from northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. Rae was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey; she has lived in Arizona for 42 years and graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology.

2006 – Janet Napolitano

2006 - Janet Napolitano

Governor of Arizona

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 to hold this position. Napolitano resigned from office in 2009 to accept the appointment as U.S Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

2006 – Jackie Thrasher

2006 - Jackie Thrasher

State House - Legislative District 10

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.


2006 – Lena Saradnik

2006 - Lena Saradnik

State House

Lena Saradnik was elected to Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. 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.

2006 – Marsha Arzberger

2006 - Marsha Arzberger

State Senate

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.

2006 – Theresa Ulmer

2006 - Theresa Ulmer

State House - Legislative District 24

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.

2006 – Ann Kirkpatrick

2006 - Ann Kirkpatrick

State House

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.