Anna Tovar

2020 Anna Tovar

Arizona Corporation Commission

Anna Tovar  is a proud Arizona native and has served her community as a teacher, mentor and elected official. Anna was a school teacher for five years, served on the Tolleson City Council for over seven years, and was Vice Mayor for two years until she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. In 2013, she won election to the State Senate. As a State Legislator, Anna earned a reputation as a leader who fought for the dignity of all people. In 2016, Anna was the first woman elected to be Tolleson’s Mayor where she continued delivering results to make people’s lives better. 

2020 Rosanna Gabaldon

2020 Rosanna Gabaldon

LD2 State Senate

Rosanna Gabaldón is a dedicated public servant and an experienced legislator. Her legislative priorities include water sustainability, public education, and economic development. She believes that our best days are ahead of us, and that it’s going to take cooperative leadership to stand up and make it happen. She has worked diligently on issues pertaining to the environment, notably the Drought Contingency Plan, education, and infrastructure.

2020 Sally Ann Gonzales

2020 Sally Ann Gonzales

LD3 State Senate

Representative Sally Ann Gonzales has a long history of public service. Prior to her election to the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2018, she served in the state legislature from 1997-2000, and in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council from 1992-1996. Senator Gonzalez was most recently re-elected to the Senate in LD3 in 2020.

2020 Lisa Otondo

2020 Lisa Otondo

LD4 State 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 communities.

2020 Jamescita Peshlakai

2020 Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai

LD7 State 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. She was most recently re-elected in 2020.

2020 Victoria Steele

2020 Victoria Steele

LD9 Arizona Senate

Victoria Steele was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012 and was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2018. She has worked tirelessly on legislation focused on the Equal Rights Amendment, indigenous rights, and protections for our most vulnerable populations.

2020 Kirsten Engel

2020 Kirsten Engel

LD10 Arizona Senate

Kirsten Engel was first elected in 2016 and is currently serving her second term in the Arizona House.  As a law professor and a mom, Kirsten ran for office to fight for public, career/technical, and higher education funding as well as to bring her expertise in environmental & administrative law to the legislature.  As a Representative, she has expanded her work to include a presence in the Criminal Justice Reform Committee as Ranking Democrat of the Judiciary Committee.

2020 Lela Alston

2020 Lela Alston

LD24 Senate

Lela was first elected to the Arizona Senate in 1976, serving on the Appropriations Committee for 18-years. After being encouraged by the community, Lela ran for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and, after serving 8-years in the House, was returned to the State Senate in 2018. She has been a member of the PUHSD Governing Board since 2008. Her fierce advocacy has made her one of Arizona’s most respected voices for public education.

2020 Rebecca Rios

2020 Rebecca Rios

LD27 Arizona Senate

A fourth generation Arizonan, Rebecca served in the Arizona Legislature from 1995 to 2010 where she was chosen to serve as Democratic Whip and Assistant Democratic Leader.  Elected In 2014. from her new home in LD 27, Rebecca was again selected to serve as Minority Whip. She Is a fighter for better education and healthcare and an outspoken advocate on issues of equality and justice for Arizona’s Citizens.

2020 Christine Marsh

2020 Christine Marsh

LD28 Arizona Senate

Christine Marsh is a Phoenician and graduate of Arizona public schools. After attending UCLA on a track scholarship, she made the decision to come back home to Phoenix, where she raised her two sons and foster children and taught English for 27 years.  After 23 years in the classroom, Christine was honored to be named Arizona’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Through that experience, she traveled the state to see first-hand the issues that public schools face. While her experiences as a mother, teacher, and foster mother helped her to decide to run.  Her key issue is creating a more balanced Senate in order to allow good ideas from both sides of the aisle to have a fair hearing, with public input, and that will benefit all Arizonans.

2020 Andrea Dalessandro

2020 Andrea Dalessandro

LD2 Arizona House of Representatives

Andrea Dalessandro has taught elementary, high school, community college and university for over 25 years and is a retired CPA. Since 2008 she has run for the legislature to fight the systemic defunding of public education. She serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Education (K-12) Committee. You can learn more about her on her website here.

2020 Alma Hernandez

2020 Alma Hernandez

LD3 Arizona House of Representatives

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.

2020 Charlene Fernandez

2020 Charlene Fernandez

LD4 Arizona House of Representatives

Charlene Fernandez is the Democratic Minority Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives from the 4th Legislative District. She was first elected to the State House in 2014 and has been making her mark on Arizona politics for more than 25 years. Charlene is known as a leader on education policy, and in 2016 was named Legislator of Year by the Arizona Parent Teacher Association. She has also been an ardent foe to the private prison system in the state supported by Governor Doug Ducey. She has challenged the governor’s staff from her seat on the Appropriations Committee to justify the need to provide more prison beds. 

2020 Pam Powers Hannley

2020 Pam Powers Hannley

LD9 Arizona House of Representatives

Prior to being elected to the Arizona house in November 2016, Pamela Powers Hannley, MPH had a long career in public health, health promotion, behavioral research, and communications. Most recently, she was the managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s most influential internal medicine journals. In the Arizona House, Powers Hannley is the ranking Democrat on the House Regulatory Affairs Committee and also serves on the Health and Human Services Committee and Ways and Means Committee. 

2020 Stephanie Stahl Hamilton

2020 Stephanie Stahl Hamilton

LD10 Arizona House of Representatives

Stephanie Stahl Hamilton is an Arizonan, born in Flagstaff and spending her early childhood years on Navajo Tribal Lands. After completing her Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, Stephanie and her husband Derek made Tucson their home. Most recently, Stephanie was the Regional Lead for Save Our Schools working to successfully defeat the voucher expansion that was signed into law in 2017.

2020 Jennifer Jermaine

2020 Jennifer Jermaine

LD18 Arizona House of Representatives

Jennifer Jermaine is the current State Representative from Arizona’s Legislative District 18: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Ahwatukee. Jennifer is the Chairwoman for the statewide taskforce investigating missing and murdered Indigenous people and sits on the Government, Elections, and Military and Veteran’s Affairs committees.

2020 Jennifer Pawlik

2020 Jennifer Pawlik

LD17 Arizona House of Representatives

Jennifer Pawlik was elected as a State Representative in November of 2018; she is the first woman, and the first Democrat to ever be elected to this seat in Legislative District 17. She is a member of both the House Education and House Judiciary committees.  As a career educator, Representative Pawlik’s focus is on educational issues that impact students from preschool through university.

2020 Mitzi Epstein

2020 Mitzi Epstein

LD18 Arizona House of Representatives

Mitzi Epstein was elected to the State House in 2016 and re-elected in 2018, 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 strong schools, youth sports programs, entrepreneurial opportunities, and the arts. She was elected to the Kyrene Elementary School District Governing Board in 2004, and worked successfully with education professionals to improve transparency of operations, while always keeping the focus on student achievement

2020 Doreen Garlid

Doreen Garlid

Tempe City Council

Doreen has lived in Arizona since 1976 and is proud to call Tempe her home. She has spent the last three decades involved in local and global charity work, in addition to growing her leadership skills volunteering in local schools, community groups and organizations. She is a member of the Navajo Nation and proud of her heritage.

2019 Regina Romero

2019 - Regina Romero

Mayor of Tucson

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 was elected as Mayor of Tucson in 2019 and is the first woman and first Latina mayor of Tucson.

Nikki Lee

2019 Nikki Lee

Tucson City Council - Ward 4

Nikki Lee is an Air Force veteran, information technology expert, wife, and mother of three. As a City Council Member, Nikki will fight for economic development, job growth, and environmental sustainability. She is running as a City Clean Elections candidate because she believes in grassroots campaigns and the importance of connecting directly with Tucsonans rather than dark money donors.

2019 Lane Santa Cruz

2019 Lane Santa Cruz

Tucson City Council - Ward 1

I am Lane Santa Cruz and I am running for the Ward 1 Council seat. I am bilingual-bicultural and a testament to the resiliency of the people in the Southwest. At my core, I am an educator and community organizer. Before returning to work as a Council Aide to the Ward 1 Council Office, I spent 12 years in nonprofits and grassroots community efforts working on sexual/gender violence, food justice, migrant rights, DIY bicycle mechanics, and Ethnic Studies. Since obtaining my Ph.D., I teach courses in Mexican American Studies and Education at the UA and organize community bike rides on the Southside.

2019 – Kate Gallego

2019 - 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. As Mayor of Phoenix, Kate has focused on infrastructure, sustainability, and the economy.


2018 – Katie Hobbs

2018 - Katie Hobbs

Secretary of State

As the Senate Minority Leader, Katie Hobbs led the Arizona Democratic Caucus in their tough fight against extremist legislation that harms women, children and families. As Secretary of State she has worked to make sure all Arizonans have access to the resources necessary to vote.

2018 – Carmen Trujillo

2018 - Carmen Trujillo

Phoenix Elementary School District Governing Board

Carmen Trujillo is a working-class mother, lifelong Phoenician, community advocate and Governing Board Member of the Phoenix Elementary School District.

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. As Superintendent of Public Instruction, she has worked to make public education better and more accessible to all Arizona students.

2018 Andrea Dalessandro

2018 - Sen. Andrea Dalessandro

State Senate

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, was appointed to the Senate in 2014, and has been in the Senate since then.

2018 Lisa Otondo

2018 - Sen. Lisa Otondo

State 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.

2018 Victoria Steele

2018 - Victoria Steele

State Senate

Victoria Steele was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012 and was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2018. She has worked tirelessly on legislation focused on the Equal Rights Amendment, indigenous rights, and protections for our most vulnerable populations.

2018 Lela Alston

2018 - Sen. Lela Alston

State 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. She serves as an at-large member of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board.

2018 Rebecca Rios

2018 - Sen. Rebecca Rios

State Senate

Senator Rebecca Rios was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives for LD27 in 2014 and served as the House Democratic Leader. She was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2018.  She has a long personal and family history of public service.

2018 Rosanna Gabaldon

2018 - Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon

State House

Rosanna Gabaldón was elected to the Sahuarita Town Council in 2009 and the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012.  In her time in the House she has worked on issues pertaining to infrastructure, education, and the environment, with a focus on access to clean water.

2018 Alma Hernandez

2018 - Alma Hernandez

State House

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

Dr. Geraldine Peten was appointed to represent LD 4 in the Arizona House of Representatives in August 2017 and was elected in 2018. She is an educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience leading and improving primary and secondary schools in Arizona.

2018 Charlene Fernandez

2018 - Rep. Charlene Fernandez

State House - Legislative District 4

State Representative Charlene Fernandez is the Democratic Minority Leader in 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

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

Kirsten Engel was first elected in 2016 & is currently serving her second term in the Arizona House.  As a law professor and a mom, Kirsten ran for office to fight for public, career/technical, and higher education funding as well as to bring her expertise in environmental & administrative law to the legislature.  As a Representative, she has expanded her work to include Criminal Justice Reform as Ranking Democrat of the Judiciary Committee.

2018 Jennifer Pawlik

2018 - Jennifer Pawlik

State 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. Jennifer was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2018.

2018 Jennifer Jermaine

2018 - Jennifer Jermaine

State House

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. She was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2018, representing LD18.

2018 Rep. Mitzi Epstein

2018 - Rep. Mitzi Epstein

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

2018 Jen Longdon

2018 - Jen Longdon

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

2018 Rep. Isela Blanc

2018 - Rep. Isela Blanc

State House

Representative Isela Blanc is a community organizer with over 15 years of experience advocating for children and families. She has worked on behalf of the children and families of LD 26 since she was first elected to the Arizona House fo Representatives in 2016.

2018 Athena Salman

2018 - Rep. Athena Salman

State 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.

2018 Rep. Kelli Butler

2018 - Rep. Kelli Butler

State House

A State Representative since 2016 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

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. As a State Representative, she has worked to protect a women’s right to choose, education funding, and equal opportunities for all.

2018 Heather Macre

2018 - Heather Macre

Central Arizona Water Conservation District 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 and re-elected in 2018.

2018 Jennifer Martin

2018 - Jennifer Martin

Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board

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. She was elected to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board in 2018.

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 serves on the Phoenix City Council, representing District 4 since 2013. 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 fifth 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, was re-elected in 2018, and serves as the 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. She has been the Ward 3 representative on the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board since 2014.

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. She has been a member of the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board since 2018.

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. She was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in 2018 and has prioritized mental health, equal opportunity, and LGBTQIA+ protection.

2018 Naketa Ross

2018 - Naketa Ross

Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board

Naketa Ross is a long-time advocate for the wellness of Arizona families and children. She has used her education and advocacy experience to ensure every student at Phoenix Union High Schools is given the opportunities they need to reach their potential in her role as the Ward 1 Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board Member.

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. Consuelo serves on the Sunnyside Unified School District as she works toward building a strong educational foundation for all Sunnyside students.

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 by serving on the Laveen Elementary School District Governing Board.

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

Long time Fountain Hill resident, 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 represents the voices and values of District 4. Elected to the Mesa City Council in November of 2018, Councilmember Jen Duff began her first term representing District 4 in January of 2019. Her term on the Council runs until January of 2023.

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 was elected to the Oro Valley Town Council in 2018 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 and Mayor 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 was elected to Scottsdale City Council in 2018 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 including serving on the Sedona City Council.

Vania Guevara

2018 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. Vania was appointed to the Phoenix City Council to represent District 5 in March of 2018.

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. As a County Supervisor, Sharon advocates for economic development strategies that provide high-wage jobs growth, reduced economic disparity, and improved regional livability.

2016 Wenona Benally

2016 - Wenona Benally

State House

Wenona Benally was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019. She is a Harvard Law School graduate with a master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Masters 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. The Council voted January 2019 to appoint Pat Dennis as Vice Mayor for a two year term.

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 has been a member of the Bisbee Unified School Board since 2016. She has been committed to offering more education opportunities to the students, from vocational classes to college and on-line classes. She is also invested in a better working relationship with the city and the public, drawing on the residents’ talents and experience.

2016 Beki Quintero

2016 - Beki Quintero

Sunnyside Unified School Board

As a lifetime resident of the Sunnyside community and a graduate of Sunnyside High School, Beki is a proud member of the Sunnyside Unified School Board. For the past forty years, Ms. Quintero has worked tirelessly to enact programs that engage and educate the youth so they may actively pursue opportunities that will benefit others on a larger, more global scale.

2016 Monica Gallardo Pimentel

2016 - Monica Gallardo Pimentel

Glendale Elementary School District Board

Monica Gallardo Pimentel is a member of the Glendale Elementary School District Board. She aims to make sure students from the Glendale Elementary School District have every tool to be successful for a lifetime. She attended public school in the Peoria Unified School District, and later attended both Glendale Community College and Phoenix College where she studied Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies. While at GCC, she got her first taste of activism by learning voter outreach by becoming a voter registrar, became involved in MEChA and later served as Vice President.

2016 – Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford

2016 - Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford

State Senate

Senator Cajero Bedford was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2016. 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 followed in the footsteps of both her father and mother to become the second generation in her family to represent southern Arizonans at the state Capitol.

2016 Ylenia Aguilar

2016 - Ylenia Aguilar

Osborn School District Governing Board

Ylenia Aguilar is a member of the Osborn School District Governing Board and currently serves as President of the Board. Her career began in the legal field as an interpreter at the federal correctional detention centers in Florence, Arizona. Determined to have an impact on vulnerable families in Arizona, Ylenia is now a small business owner and runs a translation and interpreting services company. In this role, she provides legal and medical interpreting services.

2016 Barbara LaWall

2016 - Barbara LaWall

Pima County Attorney

Barbara LaWall was elected in 1996 year as the first woman to serve as Pima County attorney.She has been re-elected since then, most recently in 2016. Since then, she has led the state in creating and implementing innovative programs to protect children, such as the SafeBaby program and the AMBER Missing Child Alert.

2016 F. Ann Rodriguez

2016 - F. Ann Rodriguez

Pima County Recorder

F. Ann was reelected for her seventh term as Recorder in 2016. Rodriguez has dedicated 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. She has also worked hard to increase and simplify voting participation.

2016 Kristel Foster

2016 - Kristel Foster

Tucson Unified School Board

Kristel Foster was first elected in 2012 and won re-election in 2016. She has a passion for quality education and is dedicated to the students in this community. She has fought for things like LGBTQIA+ rights within school institutions, comprehensive sex education, and increasing multicultural based curriculums. She continues to be a strong voice in the “Red for Ed” movement, advocating for increased funding in our education system.

2016 Patty Hansen

2016 - Patty Hansen

Coconino County Recorder

Patty Hansen was elected Coconino County Recorder in 2012, re-elected in 2016 after serving in elections administration for 24 years in Nebraska. This year she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Coconino County for her work to stop voter suppression on both the state and national level.

2016 Liz Archuleta

2016 - Liz Archuleta

Coconino County Board of Supervisors

Liz Archuleta was elected for her sixth term in 2016. In her time on the Board of supervisors she has executed a number of impressive feats, including the establishment of a regional transportation system, several county outreach programs, community-led initiatives, public safety improvements and land use area-planning efforts.

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 and was elected in 2016. 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, has served as the president of multiple parent-teacher organizations, 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. Almy graduated from The University of Arizona, triple majoring in History, Economics, and Spanish. She received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Teaching from Arizona State University. Almy has served on the Phoenix Elementary #1 School Board since July 2017.

2016 Monica Trejo

2016 - Monica Trejo

Tempe Elementary School Board

Monica Trejo currently serves as the President of Tempe Elementary School Board, as the district 3 representative. She is a native Arizonan and 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 and doctoral student at Columbia University. Monica has been committed to work for schools that can move children out of the cycle of poverty and help them reach their dreams.

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. Whelan has lived in Flagstaff for over 26 years and owned several small business while continuing her career as a teacher. She was elected to Flagstaff City Council in November 2016 and was selected by the council to serve as Vice-Mayor from 2016 to 2018. Whelan is currently running for Mayor of Flagstaff.

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. After 24 years of service, Scott retired in December 2019.

2014 – Lynne Pancrazi

2014 - Lynne Pancrazi

State Senate - Legislative District 4

After serving in the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD24 from 2007 to 2013, Lynne Pancrazi was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2012 by voters in the new LD4 and served until 2017.  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). Stefanie represented the 10th district in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017.

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. Barbara represented the 23rd District in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She then represented the eight district in the Arizona State Senate from 2011 to 2017.

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. Debbie was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 1979 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2006. She then served as Arizona State Senator from 2006 to 2017.

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 ran for Sedona City Council. She served as a City Council member from November 2014 to January 2016.

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. Lauren was elected to office as Vice Mayor of Tempe in September 2014 with her current term expiring in September 2022.

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

Eva Putzova was born in Slovakia before Flagstaff became her 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. She also complete leadership programs at Harvard University and Cornell University. Eva is currently running for Congress with the goal to represent working people in Congress not corporations.

2013 Karin Uhlich

2013 - Karin 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. After seeing for 12 years, Uhlich stepped down from her role as a City Council member but is still active in her community.

2012 – Linda Lopez

2012 - Linda Lopez

State Senate - Legislative District 2

Linda Lopez served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009. She then served as a member of the Arizona Senate, representing District 29 from 2009 to 2014. Lopez 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. She served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.

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 served the citizens of Cochise County as County Recorder for 44 years. In 2012 she was re-elected for another term. At the age of 23, Rhodes became the youngest elected public official in the U.S. She earned her academic credentials through Cochise College and Northern Arizona University. During her career as a Recorder, Rhodes organized and participated in several professional and citizen groups to help others better understanding government. After an extensive career of service, Rhodes retired in 2016.

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. From 2013 to 2019, Sinema served as the U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 9th congressional district. She has been serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 2019.

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. She served as a member of the Arizona Senate representing the 28th district from January 2006 until January 2013.

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. Since October 2002, she has been the owner of a woman recruiting firm that specializes in property management, building engineering, real estate, and construction nationwide.

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. Cahill was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2000 until 2006. She served as a state Senator for District 17 until 2011.

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 for the US Army prepared her well to ensure that the state had a balanced budget while protecting families and education. Her focus while serving the public was 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 from January 2008 to January 2011. 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. She also served 12 years on the District Governing Board for Kyrene Elementary School.

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. She represented Arizona’s 1st congressional district from 2009-2011 and again from 2013-2017. Kirkpatrick has served as a representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district since 2019.