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As a native Tucsonan, educated through TUSD schools and the University of Arizona, Adelita is committed to improving the quality of life in Pima County. She is currently a member of the TUSD School Board and was recently elected to her 5th term. Adelita has worked with youth and their families for the last twenty-five years and has the experience and dedication to fight for the right for each child to achieve academic excellence and the opportunity to succeed.
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 when she began serving on the Yuma County Board of Supervisors representing District 5. She received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education. Pancrazi has dedicated herself throughout her life to teaching and education
Sharon Bronson is the current Pima County Board of Supervisors representative for District 3. She was first elected in 1996 and has served 5 terms. As a County Supervisor, Sharon has worked hard to implement economic development strategies that provide high-wage job growth, reduce economic disparity, and improve regional livability. Sharon is also a strong proponent for criminal justice reform that provides equal protection under the law for all people.
Patty Hansen was first elected Coconino County Recorder in 2012, after serving in elections administration for 24 years in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Arizona. She has been a strong advocate for opening up the voting franchise and speaking out about the voter suppression laws in Arizona and nationwide.
Sarah Benatar was appointed to this office by the Board of Supervisors to fill out the term of the previously elected Treasurer 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.
Lena Fowler made history in August 2011 when she became the first Diné chairwoman of the board. She was elected again as chair in late February 2016 and then for the third time this June. Lena is a founding member of the Tuba City Concerned Citizens, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation and served as President of the Association for Indian Self-Determination in Healthcare.
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.
Angela Pancrazi-Moreno has her bachelor’s degree in economics and10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, where she learned to understand property taxes and banking practices, qualities that are integral to protecting Yuma County’s tax dollars. Since her election in 2012 where she defeated the incumbent Republican, she has worked tirelessly to develop new programs to collect taxes and to assist taxpayers in understanding their property tax bills.
Suzanne Droubie was elected as the Pima County Assessor in 2020 with over 24 years of combined experience as a property tax agent, appraiser, real estate agent, and customer service specialist. Her active role in the community includes serving as chair of the Pima County Animal Control Advisory Committee, being a P.C. for LD 10, and being an award-winning advocate for property tax legislation change. She is the first female assessor in Pima County’s history.
Throughout her 45-year career in law and in her forty years in Coconino County, Patrice has worked with numerous community organizations that advocate for social and economic justice; economic development; open spaces; sustainability, and conservation; and has worked to maintain the quality of life here in northern Arizona. A graduate of NAU and the U of A, public service and community engagement are Patrice’s cornerstones.
Laura Conover has served as an advocate for the Tucson community and criminal justice reform for the past 20 years. She was raised in Tucson, attended the University of Arizona, and has been volunteering for the Democratic Party and Democratic Candidates since she was a high school student. Since graduating from the University of Arizona Law School in 2005, Conover has dedicated her career to helping the Southern Arizona community by defending the poor, advocating for victims, and fighting for justice in local and federal courts.
Judy Begay is a lifelong resident of Coconino County and served as a Governing Board Member for 16 years on Tuba City School Board. She was elected to the Coconino Board of Supervisors in 2020 represenating District 4. She served as adjunct faculty at DINE college teaching Business Classes and is a rancher and farmer.
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.
Jacqueline Smith is a higher education professional and advocate who currently serves as Vice President at the Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University. She has also taught about civic leadership and cross sector collaboration. Jacqueline is a collaborative, future-forward problem solver who is wholeheartedly committed to access to higher education and student success. She appreciates the depth and breadth of the Maricopa Community Colleges’ offerings from workforce development to dual enrollment to community enrichment and more.
Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (she/her) is a proud, dues paying, #RedForEd public school educator, community organizer and current Pima County Recorder. She is extremely politically active in Tucson and Statewide and believes in the need to infiltrate, create or transform spaces to include Indigenous voices and issues.
Dr. Michaels is a published author in the area of social policy, Founding Director of Planning and Development for the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, and Founding Director of the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology, Yavapai College. Dr. Michaels served as an officer on Yavapai College Board during a strategic planning process which resulted in redefinition of the mission and a new strategic plan. She continues to serve on national, state, and local boards of non- profit organizations. She was elected to the Yavapai Board of Supervisors in 2020, representing District 3
Catherine Ripley is a retired U.S. Naval Officer with over 25 years of service to her country. As a diplomat she served at two different U.S. Embassies abroad for Defense Cooperation in The Hague, as well as for the Defense Intelligence Agency as the Defense Attaché in Madagascar. She was elected to the Pima Community College Board representing District 1
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.