2012 - Nancy Young Wright

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. Originally from New Mexico, she received Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in Journalism and MFA from the University of Arizona.

How Nancy has Helped Arizona

Nancy Young Wright was the frontrunner in the Arizona law that states a child placed in out-of-home care by the Department of Economic Security has the right to be placed in the same home with their siblings unless doing so would jeopardize the child’s safety. The law also grants a child the right to frequent visitation or other ongoing contact with siblings if such placement isn’t possible. She also fought for education by sponsoring a bill that would have instructional educational materials accessible through many formats, including electronic files.