State Senator - District No. 1 (REP)
Fann, Karen Elizabeth (REP)
Senator Fann is a small business owner, former Mayor of Chino Valley and Vice Mayor of Prescott. With 18 years of public service and a deep commitment to Arizona's rural Legislative District 1, she continues to fight for our rural values.
She was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010-16; Arizona Senate in 2016-18; Senate President for the 2018-20 term.
Recipient of over 35 Legislative Awards:
Legislator of the Year AZ/Chamber of Commerce/AZ Manufacturing Council
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce/Centennial Award
Leader in Public Policy of the Year/AZ Capitol Times
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce/Issue Champion
Woman of the Year/AZ Rock Products Association
Legislator of the Year/ASIA
Best Elected Republican Representative/Capitol Times 2015
Senator of the Year/AZ Technology Council
AZ Association for Economic Development/Champion Award
MADD Arizona Legislator of the Year
Golden Apple Award/AZ Parents for Education
Arts Hero Award/Citizens for the Arts
AAA Legislator of the Year/(Teenage Texting Bill)
Mountain Institute – JTED – CTE/Policy Maker of the Year
AZ Bio Industry Trailblazer Award
AZ JTED Consortium Award
Americans for Prosperity/Friend of the Taxpayer; Hero of the Taxpayer; Champion of the Taxpayer
AZ League of Cities and Towns/Champion Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
State Senator - District No. 1 (DEM)
Carillo, Gilbert "Gilbert" (DEM)
I'm a born arizonian that is trying to make a difference for my community for my people and for Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 2 (REP)
With Integrity, Professionalism and Patriotism, Mark Workman, an Air Force Veteran and Candidate for Arizona State Legislative District 2 is ready to go to work for you. He will focus on the needs of the people in his district and carry his integrity and professionalism with him to the state capital. Mark spent 23 years serving as an aircraft mechanic in multiple assignments ensuring the success of both combat and humanitarian missions around the globe. Between deployments, Mark earned a Masters in Business Administration. Always motivated to help improve the lives of others, he has spent more than ten years assisting the Special Olympics Organization, as well as six years supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association children’s camps in Arizona. He also has more than a decade experience serving as a victims advocate for the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator while serving in the Air Force. Mark will work with fellow colleagues to ensure everything possible is being done by our state elected and appointed officials to invest in the future of our communities and great state. Mark remembers the feeling of making a difference in the military, and will strive to bring that experience to the Arizona State Legislature.
State Senator - District No. 2 (DEM)
Leadership, Experience and Common Sense; it is an honor to take ideas from Southern Arizona to the State House of Representatives because that is what Arizona needs; a little common sense and straight from the heart.
Rosanna was elected since 2012 as an Arizona State Representative. She is running for Arizona State Senate for Legislative District 2. Rosanna is known for her work with the local stakeholders, school boards and business partners to bring together successful opportunities for growth and education. She is most proud of her participation in programs that involve working with children.
Rosanna’s believes in creating opportunities and prosperity by supporting and encouraging public education and economic development efforts. She is a champion for protecting Arizona’s unique environment and protecting our most vulnerable.
Rosanna serves on the Friends of the Green Valley Library, the Southeast Arizona Advisory Board of the Chicanos Por La Causa, Advisory Council of the Green Valley Salvation Army, and the Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum Board of the International Boundary Water Commission.
Together we have been successful in bringing together the collective energy and leadership necessary to shape the future of our State.
State Senator - District No. 3 (DEM)
Gonzales, Sally Ann (DEM)
I am Senator Sally Ann Gonzales. It's been an honor to serve my LD3 constituents for the past 10 years. My mission has been to advocate and protect our most vulnerable citizens; our children and elders. Now more than ever will this be most crucial, as our country and state go through these uncertain times and then start the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
I will continue to work to provide a safety-net for all our citizens impacted by Covid-19, in areas of health, employment loss and the disruption of our children’s education. Fulling funding our public schools while improving the working conditions for our dedicated teachers is a must. I am also committed to expanding vocational opportunities and upgrading our workforce by funding and supporting programs like JTED.
It is essential that our three universities/community colleges be recognized, treated and funded as engines of economic development in Arizona. In closing, clean air and water are essential to the well-being of our citizenry therefore, Arizona must have strong laws to ensure the protection and improvement of our environment. To further my work on these causes, I humbly ask for your continued support on August 4, 2020.
State Senator - District No. 4 (REP)
Travis Angry is a Republican candidate for the Arizona State Senate in Legislative District 4. Voters across the district face a variety of struggles from healthcare to providing for their families to education. Travis is running to expand the economy, open opportunities for more Arizonans, improve education, support secure borders, and protect constitutional freedoms from the right to life to free speech to the Second Amendment.
Travis is no stranger to the difficulties faced by families across the district. He is a resident of Goodyear, Arizona and a Christian, Conservative, and Republican, in that order. After overcoming his own struggles as a directionless youth, Travis went on to serve in the U.S. Navy and Army, graduate from college, pursue an MBA, and launch an inspirational youth outreach organization. He battled cancer and survived three times, using his experiences to advocate for better treatment for Veterans. Growing up with educator parents, Travis knows the value of education in opening opportunities for our kids and young adults.
As a Veteran, Travis feels called to continue his service to our country in the Arizona State Senate. He is committed to listening to the concerns of the district and always adhering to our Constitution.
State Senator - District No. 4 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 5 (REP)
I just finished my second term in the State Senate and also as the Majority Whip. I will continue to keep my focus on a balanced budget, a strong state economy, jobs, improving our schools, limiting the size and scope of government, protecting the taxpayers, and defending our Constitution. There is a non-stop battle between those on the left who want to grow our government, raise our taxes, and chip away at our freedoms – and those of us on the right who want to increase our freedoms by letting you keep more of what you earn and by keeping government out of your lives as much as possible. I will always be on the side of freedom. I was and will always be a US Marine, and I am also involved in doing what I can to help our veterans and to make Arizona a veteran-friendly state. Never hesitate to contact me if I can be of service to you, and thank you for the honor of getting to represent you in the State Senate.
State Senator - District No. 6 (REP)
Allen, Sylvia Tenney (REP)
Senate Education - Chairman
Natural Resource/Environment Committee
Has served as President Pro –Temp, three times during Senate career.
Appointed to the AZ Senate June of 2008.
November 2008 Elected to Arizona Senate.
2012-2014 - served on Navajo County Board of Supervisors
2012-2014 - President, Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties
November 2014 Elected to Arizona Senate.
Since 1980's been involved with Political Grassroots organizations -
Arizona Eagle Forum
Southwest Field Director for “People for the West”
Active in the Republican party serving as Navajo County Republican Chairman 2000/2005 and Precinct Committeeman for 20 years.
Married to Richard Allen, 5 children and 19 grandchildren.
Has been a Real Estate Agent, and small business construction owners.
She has had articles published in the Pine Graphic, Pioneer Newspaper, People for the West/USA Newspaper, and eco.logic Powerhouse.
Conservative Republican, 20 years active duty service, ret Lt Col, one of Air Force’s first women pilots, 21 years business entrepreneur, State of AZ subst teacher, real estate instructor, CCW, home school mom, Ham radio, Search & Rescue, CFI pilot. #MAGA #TakeBackAZ01 #AZpol 🇺🇸🦅
Build the wall
End sanctuary cities
Defund Planned Parenthood
Take care of our veterans & rebuild our military
State Senator - District No. 6 (DEM)
Colonel (Ret.) Felicia French is a third-generation Arizonan, who served 32 years in the U.S. Army and Arizona National Guard, working her way up the ranks from Private to Colonel.
Felicia is a registered nurse, an educator, an entrepreneur, a sustainability scientist, a proud mom, an Afghan War veteran, a former Medical Evacuation helicopter pilot, State Equal Employment Officer, Senior Medical Advisor, and commander.
Her life-long commitment to public service is also reflected in her volunteer work as a veterans' hospice nurse in her local community, as a nurse with AmeriCares’ Hurricane Dorian disaster relief efforts, and in her local Civil Air Patrol, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Community Emergency Response Team, and Sierra Club.
Felicia has earned a B.S. in Nursing and an M.S. in Sustainable Solutions from Arizona State University, and an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
She has been endorsed by VoteVets, the Arizona Nurses Association, and Protect our Water Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 7 (DEM)
Peshlakai, Jamescita (DEM)
Jamescita Mae Peshlakai is currently serving her first term in the Arizona Senate as the state's first Native American woman senator, representing legislative district 7. She formerly served in the state House of Representatives in the Fifty-first Legislature from 2013 to 2015.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University. As a young woman, she served in the U.S. Army and is a Persian Gulf War veteran.
Sen. Peshlakai's culturally diverse district spans the seven counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Mohave, Navajo, and Pinal — including the communities of Fredonia, Page, Winslow, Show Low, and St. Johns. Nine tribes comprise most the district's constituents—Hualapai, Havasupai, Kaibab Paiute, San Juan Southern Paiute, Navajo, Hopi, White Mountain Apache, San Carlos Apache and Zuni Pueblo. The district is the most extensive legislative district in the contiguous United States, stretching from near Lake Mead to the Four Corners National Monument, and south beyond Globe. It contains some of the most beautiful parks and natural wonders in the world—the Grand Canyon, the San Francisco Peaks, Monument Valley, the White Mountains, and the Colorado River.
State Senator - District No. 8 (REP)
Shope, Thomas "T.J." (REP)
T.J. Shope is a resident of Coolidge, Arizona, and has long been active in the community. Born in Florence, Shope has lived in Coolidge for the overwhelming majority of his life and is a graduate of Coolidge High School and Central Arizona College, where he was recently inducted into the CAC Wall of Success. He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University.
Elected to the Coolidge Unified School District Governing Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 & 2016, he was voted to be the board’s vice-president upon taking office in 2009 and in 2013, was elected the board’s president and has held that position since then.
In the House of Representatives, Shope serves as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House as well as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, member of the House Committee on Education, and the House Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water.
Shope co-owns his family’s long-time business, Shope’s IGA Supermarket, in Coolidge and is a member of numerous community organizations around Pinal County and Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 8 (DEM)
Senator Barbara McGuire, a businesswoman with decades of service to rural Arizona communities, born in Ray Arizona, life long Arizona LD 8 resident. Married 49 years to husband Jim. They have 2 grown children, and 4 grandchildren. Father was a Lieutenant Commander World War II Navy pilot, and mining engineer. Ray Unified School District graduate. Attended Central Arizona and Gila Colleges.
Over the past two decades honored to serve as State Senator, Salvation Army Unit Director 23 yrs, and State Representative. Business owner, Honorary Major in the Civil Air Patrol, NRA member, Sheriffs' Posse, and farm bureau member. She had the pleasure of working for a school district and served on Interagency Council on Long-Term Care. A Chamber of Commerce Vice President. Honored to have been Copper Basin Citizen of the Year. Caucus appointed Rural Liaison, founded Mining Caucus in 2013. Awarded in past by the American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division , Outstanding Legislator of the Year, and the Legislative Friend from the AZ League of Cities and Towns. Past committees Natural Resources, Rural Affairs, and Transportation. Ranking Member on Public Safety, Military, and Technology committee. Conservation District Board member.
State Senator - District No. 9 (DEM)
Senator Victoria Steele represents Tucson's District 9. She is a powerful advocate for the environment and children. She has a Master's degree in Counseling/Psychology and as a woman of Seneca/Mingo Native American ancestry, she co-authored a bill creating the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Study Committee.
Senator Steele was one of only eight Democrats in the State Legislature to get a bill passed this session and her bill giving more protections to victims of rape passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. She continues to lead the way on policy regarding water and climate change, ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, ending domestic and sexual violence, and extending the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse.
A member of the Senate Water and Agriculture Committee, Victoria is committed to ensuring Arizona's water supply during our drier, hotter future.
Senator Steele is dedicated to making a positive difference. Her top goal is to make Arizona a safer place for children and families. Backed by her 25-year career in radio and television news, her considerable communications skills and her ability to create working relationships, she is making great strides toward this honorable goal.
State Senator - District No. 10 (REP)
Justine is the Republican nominee for Arizona's LD-10 State Senate in the 11/3/20 general election! She is a Conservative Republican, 36 year strong Tucsonan, Daughter of the American Revolution, Wife of 22-year Ret. Air Force Major, Mother of two children serving "active duty" in the USAF & USNavy, & Mother of two disabled teenagers. Justine has proudly stepped up to serve her beautiful State of Arizona next.
Justine's career began in Advertising/Marketing/PR in Chicago before coming home to produce halftime for NBA/NFL & concerts for Arizona Tribal-Nations. Today, she's a local Small Business Owner/Investor/Realtor known as "the Agent who gives back", after personally donating nearly $40,000 to Military & 1st-Responders. She co-founded "Tips For Tucson" to help unemployed citizens during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Justine has FOUGHT & WON battles against State Agencies DES/DDD/DCS, and TUSD for their blatant violations of basic Human/Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, ADA Title-II Section-504 and Parents' Rights under IDEA, FAPE, ARS 1-601 & ARS 1-602.
Justine stands for Border Security, Pro-Life, U.S. Constitution, No RedFlags, Education Reform, School Choice, Parents Rights, Lower Taxes, Tax Incentives, DCS Reform, Stop Human Trafficking, Stop Federal Only Voting, Create New Jobs & Mental HealthcareElderly Care Reform.
State Senator - District No. 10 (DEM)
I am running for the Arizona State Senate because I care about my community and will fight to make Arizona a better place to live, work, raise a family and retire. In addition to your representative since 2016, I am an environmental law professor and the proud mother of a TUSD student.
In Phoenix, I introduced legislation to fund our schools, teachers and staff, expand career and technical education, support families in need, promote clean energy and prevent the cycle of crime and poverty that is swelling our prisons.
I proudly received a 100% score from the Children’s Action Alliance, an A from the Sierra Club, and the Friend of Cities and Towns award from the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
Arizona’s tradition of independence is more important than ever as we see the harmful impacts of the Trump Administration’s policies on our economy, people and environment. I will work alongside my colleagues to lead our country by example.
There’s so much more I want to do for our community. Thank you for your vote to return me to the legislature.
Moore, David "Dave" (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 11 (REP)
Leach, Venden "Vince" (REP)
It is an honor to represent you at the State Legislature. When I got to the State Capitol I told leadership that I was there to work and to load me up. They took me seriously! I'm the Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Member of the Finance Committee, the Government Committee and the Judiciary Committee, I also serve on the Joint Committee on Capitol Review, and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
I've won awards from pro-family and pro-taxpayer groups, I've helped to increase education funding and have supported reforms that are having positive effects on our K-12 students' performance, and I continue to advocate for real border security and an end to illegal immigration. I will continue to represent you with Belief in Constitutionally Limited Government, Limited Taxation, Free Markets, Personal Responsibility, and Rule of Law.
I humbly ask for your support and vote!
State Senator - District No. 11 (DEM)
JoAnna Mendoza is a retired Marine, mom, and native Arizonan. She’s a small-town kid from Pinal County who overcame incredible obstacles. Her childhood experiences working in the cotton fields forced her to develop a fighting spirit. At seventeen, JoAnna answered the call to serve our nation and joined the military. After 20 years of honorable service, she returned home to Arizona with her son. While serving our communities as a congressional staffer, she noticed the struggles people continue to face in our district. JoAnna never planned to run for office, but she saw the need for elected leaders who will fight for Arizonans. We deserve an Arizona where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of zip code – with access to a quality public education, high-paying jobs, affordable healthcare, and a sustainable environment. A place where all children can grow up in safe and prospering communities. JoAnna understands the issues impacting Legislative District 11. She has the experience, skills, and commitment needed to make positive change. JoAnna fought her way out of poverty, fought to protect our Constitutional rights, and now she stands ready to fight for the people of Arizona as your State Senator in District 11.
Visionary, strategic, determined and thoughtful, Linda Patterson is widely respected as a leader, visionary consensus builder, advocate Her career included a 35 year tenure as a High School Teacher, Intervention Counselor, Assistant Principal of Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment and Principal. Within this context, Linda is highly respected and admired. She always implemented actions that improved educational methods, academic performance and school redesign.
Graduate of Washington State University: BA, Cum Laude. Oregon State University: MS, Summa Cum Laude. University of Oregon: Administration, Magna Cum Laude. Stanford University, Innovative Practices, Improvement and Redesign. In all of these environments, Linda was accorded tremendous recognition for solid, perceptive and innovative research and implementation toward providing excellent alternatives to current practices. (Teacher of the Year 1978, Site Council President 1984, School Administrator of the Year 1988).
Linda Patterson is carrying her experience in Strategic Planning, Knowledge of Policy/Law, Leadership and capability to bring people together to the AZ State Senate. Her goals include advocation for Public Schools, Climate Change/Environment, Water Rights and Healthcare. Linda has run a grassroots campaign and will not accept DIRTY MONEY as special interests have undue influence on AZ politics. Vote for Patterson for service, truth, justice, leadership, change.
State Senator - District No. 12 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 12 (DEM)
Lynsey was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She believes that immigrants are part of the fabric of America. Specifically, Haiti has a long history with the U.S., dating back to the Revolutionary war, where Haiti fought alongside America to help it gain its independence. We are living in unprecedented times. Now more than ever we need a pragmatic leader who is not short sighted, but understands how to mitigate damages and have a balanced approach to legislation. Though women outnumber men in our district they have yet to be represented. We need leaders that look like our mothers, wives, and daughters so that their voices no longer remain silent and the issues unique to them are treated with dignity.
The pandemic has placed a spotlight on the areas where our state is most vulnerable. Our schools more than ever must have the support that it needs to meet the needs of our students. Whether online, in-person or both; every child deserves a quality education no matter their zip code. A quality education is essential for our children to fulfill their full potential and for America to remain competitive in the world. Arizona's future is in the classrooms of today.
State Senator - District No. 13 (REP)
It has been my honor to serve as your State Senator. While everyone campaigns as a conservative, I can offer my actual conservative record, which is pro-taxpayer, pro-family, pro-life, and pro-Constitution. My focus continues to be limiting the size of our government while ensuring that what it must do, it does as well as possible. My family owns and operates a 4th generation dairy farm in Buckeye and our Arizona roots are deep in the soil. I’m grateful for the support of so many in our district, both in Maricopa and Yuma County, and I’m hard at work on the various concerns we have, from water to transportation to classroom funding to school safety to lower taxes to border security to protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, I’m going to keep working on all of it. God has truly blessed our country and our state but it is our responsibility to protect them both. Arizona is a national leader in job growth, school choice, educational improvement, and regulatory freedom. I ask for your vote and I promise to continue my work as a reliable conservative.
State Senator - District No. 14 (REP)
I was honored to serve you in the State House for 8 years, where I was named Champion of the Taxpayer, Friend of the Family, earned an A+ from the NRA, turned our state’s budget deficit into a surplus, and helped turn Arizona into the #1 pro-life state, #1 pro-2nd Amendment state, and #1 pro-school choice state in the country, all while cutting regulations and growing jobs. As a result of my leadership I was elected House Majority Leader and ultimately elected Speaker of the House, giving rural and Southern Arizona real influence, and making myself a top target of the liberal media and their fake news. I returned to the private sector, and was asked to run for the State Senate to ensure we have a proven conservative looking after our district. You elected me in 2018 and I’m keeping my promises -- fighting the left, defending what’s right, and giving you my all, because I know how important the freedom of the people I’m fighting for are. On behalf of my wife, my kids, and every one of the great volunteers helping in this effort, I ask for your support so we can continue winning this fight together!
State Senator - District No. 14 (DEM)
I believe that democracy is best served by a vigorous discussion of the issues facing our state government. For too long opposing viewpoints are routinely ignored by our state elected officials. A strong multi-party system helps ensure that those in power are held accountable by the voters.
Arizona state government must Invest in public education that guarantees ALL students in Arizona outstanding schools, build a modern infrastructure; stop tax breaks to special interests; allow local governments to govern; support economic fairness; champion diversity and inclusion, create an environment for sustained economic growth that provides good jobs and good pay checks for workers in rural Arizona while protecting our precious natural resources and environment; protect a women’s right to choose; and ensure access to affordable comprehensive healthcare for all.
If elected, I will work hard as your state representative to be a voice for southeastern Arizona counties of Cochise, Greenlee, Graham and Pima.
I pledge to listen to everyone, respecting those that do not agree with me; representing all of you, ethically, honestly, effectively and professionally.
Republicans have controlled the state legislature for over three decades. It is time for new leadership in southeastern Arizona.
State Senator - District No. 15 (REP)
It is an honor to serve the constituents of District 15 in the legislature as a conservative fighter for your freedoms and values. My husband, Joe, and I grew up and raised our three daughters in the valley. As parents and now grandparents, business owners, and citizens, we've seen firsthand that freedom can't be taken for granted, it must be vigilantly defended. That's why we got involved. As a representative, protecting our individual liberties has been my primary goal. I have made it my job to look out for the individual - the person without a voice - and challenge the failures and injustices of entrenched government and other interests that diminish their freedom. District 15 needs limited and accountable government, secure borders, health care freedom, education that works for for every student, the freedom to peacefully live out your faith, and protection of every innocent life.
I am your conservative fighter with a record to prove it. I listen, I solve problems, and I will never compromise our values. This is an important moment for our district and for Arizona. I thank you for your support and I ask for your vote.
Senator Heather Carter is serving the constituents Legislative District 15, including north Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale and Cave Creek areas. During her tenure, Senator Carter has earned a reputation for applying conservative solutions to complex state issues including health care, education, public safety and the economy. Since being elected, she has sponsored and supported several key pieces of legislation that protected children, strengthened our communities, and bolstered our economy. She listens to her constituents and works hard to protect hard-working taxpayers. She and her husband live in North Phoenix and their daughter recently graduated from a local, public high school.
State Senator - District No. 16 (REP)
I’m very humbled that you have allowed me to represent you and I want you to know that I work hard on your behalf. This last term I was elected Majority Whip by my fellow Representatives and was honored to give our district a seat at the leadership table. I continue to vote for balanced budgets and policies to protect and create jobs, strengthen education, increase classroom funding and teacher pay, and find creative funding streams that bolster our economy while cutting taxes. I’ve protected your 2nd Amendment rights, defended the Constitution, protected the unborn, fought for border security, advocated for veteran's rights, fought Federal overreach, protected family values, cleaned up the Department of Child Safety, and more. I helped lead the effort to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, I’ve won the Friend of the Family and Hero of the Taxpayer awards, fought to block ObamaCare, and opposed Common Core in favor of high education standards that come from Arizona parents and teachers. I want a smaller and more responsive government, greater liberty, a fiscally responsible state, a strong economy, respect for the rule of law, and stronger families. If you agree, I ask for your vote. Thank you!
State Senator - District No. 17 (REP)
During my time in office I’ve written laws that helped create jobs, cut red tape for our small businesses and entrepreneurs, helped employees get wages rightfully owed, directed more money into classrooms, protected survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, established safeguards to stop the financial exploitation of seniors, and promoted veteran-friendly college campuses. For these efforts I’ve won Guardian of Small Business, Champion of the Taxpayer, Friend of the Family, and Open Government Leader awards. I even had the honor of being elected Arizona Speaker of the House, where I crafted good balanced budgets that reduced tax burdens while increasing school funding. I personally sponsored the largest education investment in state history, dramatically boosting teacher pay 20%. As your current state senator, I wrote the bill authorizing more savings for the state’s rainy-day fund, which proved critical for this economic crisis, and pushed a resolution for greater border security. I’m asking for your vote to continue this important work. If reelected, I'll continue to keep an open door, put my constituents first, and use my diverse background that includes husband, father, professor and small business owner, with master's degrees in business and public administration, to deliver for you.
State Senator - District No. 17 (DEM)
Kurdoglu, Ajlan "A.J." (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 18 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 18 (DEM)
I am to proud to represent District 18 in the State Senate, covering Ahwatukee, west Chandler, southwest Mesa, and south Tempe. I grew up in our community and am a product of our local public schools. I was first elected in 2016 and am running for re-election in 2020.
During my time in the Senate, I've focused primarily on restoring education funding and working across party lines to govern in a bipartisan way for our community, and I have the record to prove it. I have supported pay raises for our teachers, supported our small business community, and passed legislation to support our schools.
I have received a number of awards during my time of service, including being named a Champion of Public Education by the Arizona Schools Boards Association, a Business Champion by the East Valley Chamber of Commerce, Champion for the Arts by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and a Tech Champion by the Arizona Technology Council.
In 2018, I was unanimously endorsed by the business community, our public safety community, and education organizations. I have a proven record of putting our community first, and will always work across party lines to get things done.
State Senator - District No. 19 (REP)
Robinson, Steven (REP)
State Senator - District No. 19 (DEM)
Chavira Contreras, Lupe (DEM)
I am a lifetime resident of District 19. I was raised in Cashion, AZ; attended Littleton Elementary School and Underdown Jr. High. I am a Westview High School graduate, class of 1993. I have worked for Pomeroy and Associates for 19 years as the Director of New Business. I am married to Sara Contreras and we have 3 children: Lupe Jr., Violeta, and Amalia. We are Avondale residents living very close to Cashion where I grew up. My wife is a Special Education Teacher for Sierra Linda High School and our children attend school in the Littleton District.
State Senator - District No. 20 (REP)
I’m honored to serve you. When I campaigned as a conservative I meant it. I’ve received the Guardian of Small Business; Friend of the Family; Hero of the Taxpayer and Champion of the Taxpayer awards, and an “A” rating from the American Conservative Union.
My priorities remain: protecting life, protecting taxpayers, job creation, improving education through increased classroom funding and increasing teacher pay, and keeping our children safe from online predators. This past legislative session, we’ve navigated our way through the health crisis by supporting small businesses, helped residents stay in their homes or apartments, and continued to fund schools and teachers during the shutdown, meanwhile protecting health and safety. I’ve supported efforts to secure our border (that means building a wall!), to stop ObamaCare, and to give parents a greater say in the education of their children.
I’m proud of endorsements I’ve received from former US Senator Jon Kyl, and groups like Arizona Right to Life, the NRA, the Fraternal Order of Police, and many others, but the endorsement I want the most is yours! Please visit my website to learn more and never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.
State Senator - District No. 20 (DEM)
Residents of District 20 deserve a State Senator like Doug Ervin, who will listen to their needs, represent them honestly, and fight against the short-sightedness and partisanship that is unfortunately prevalent in politics. As an experienced accountant, corporate tax auditor, and financial systems architect, he possesses the knowledge necessary to critically analyze budgets and understand their true impact on our state’s economy. Moreover, exemplified through helping transform a small local business into an international firm, completing an Ironman triathlon, and tutoring 2nd-grade students in his free time, Doug understands the importance of hard work, perseverance, and patience. Doug is working to restore fiscal responsibility to our state legislature so all students receive a great education, people have access to quality, affordable healthcare and we make smart infrastructure investments - all of which will help grow our economy and create good-paying jobs.
The son of an Air Force Captain and Teacher of Nursing, Doug has called Arizona home since the age of three and enjoys backpacking, reading, and spending time with his family. He is grateful for your time and support. Vote Doug Ervin for State Senator.
State Senator - District No. 21 (REP)
Rick was born and raised in the heart of the Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska. While growing up in the Midwest he developed strong Midwest Values, which includes working hard, taking care of your family and treating others the way you would want to be treated. He has lived these values his entire life.
On their first visit Rick, and his wife Lisa, fell in love with Arizona, and shortly afterward moved to the Phoenix area.
After arriving in Arizona, Rick contributed to the Arizona economy by starting a small business, which focused on the Northwest Valley area. Rick also became an active volunteer in the community that he loves. Rick belongs to and serves, or has served, on the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations in the northwest valley.
Rick had also been elected to the Arizona House of Representative for 3 terms and has served as House Majority Whip as well as Chairman and Vice Chair of several committees.
Rick graduated from Grace University earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major of Organizational Leadership and Biblical Studies.
Rick and his wife, Lisa, attend Christ Church of the Valley and are blessed to call Arizona their home.
Eldridge, Ryan (REP)
I have lived in Arizona for 39 years and I love this State. Arizona has so much to offer and I believe it needs the right type of leadership to protect it.
I am recently married at of February 2020 to my wonderful wife and biggest supporter, Loraina Eldridge. I have 3 daughters, Regina (22), Caileigh (5) and Madysen (3). I also have a son Matthew (23). When I married my wife I gained 3 awesome step-kids Alexis, Matthew (yes a second Matthew) and Elliot.
I have been in the Security Industry for over 20 years. I have managed small companies up to companies with over 500 employees. I also was the owner of my own security agency for 10 years and understand the hardships small businesses face in today's economy.
I am also an NRA Certified Instructor and am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and believe in teaching gun safety.
I want to make Arizona great for my kids and a place they too are excited to live in and being the "Average Joe" I believe I am the man for the job. Help me make Arizona the greatest state for our kids and grand-kids.
State Senator - District No. 21 (DEM)
Whitman, Brian (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 22 (REP)
Law Enforcement; 30 years, Chief of Police (Retired)
Private Investigator; 10 years, Agency Owner, Maricopa County Contractor (Retired)
AAS Criminal Justice
BAS General Studies
Professional Certificate; Executive Level Law Enforcement Management
Professional Certificate; Legal Assisting (Paralegal)
Life time member; IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
Former President; AALPI (Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators)
Former Chairman; Firecrackers AZ, Inc.
Currently; 1st Vice Chairman, Republican Committee, 22nd Legislative District
Currently; Executive Director, Maricopa County Republican Committee
Formerly; 2nd Vice Chairman, Republican Committee, 22nd Legislative District
Formerly; Secretary, Republican Committee, 22 Legislative District
I support the Republican Platform of smaller, less intrusive, efficient government.
I support the rule of law in all matters.
It was just a few years ago that you elected me to State House and now as your State Senator. I wanted to serve this great state and look after the taxpayers and families that live here. What a journey it has been. I have been honored to serve as Chairman Transportation Committee, I was elected Majority Whip by my peers, and this year I was asked to step up as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and guide our state’s budget to passage. Still, I remember that my mission is to serve you all and so I continue to focus on improving our economy and attracting jobs, strengthening the family unit, protecting our state’s sovereignty, and restoring our Constitutional rights. I advocate for secure borders and I have a 100% pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment record. I have earned both the “Friend of the Family” award and the “Hero of the Taxpayer” award. I work for you and I promise to reward your support with a continued commitment to limited government and effective representation. I am running as a team with Ben Toma and Frank Carroll and know them to be outstanding conservatives as well. We ask for your vote!
I am a resident of the city of Surprise who is seeking the State Senate seat in Legislative District 22.
As a legal immigrant who had the unique experience of having to rebuild my life and career multiple times due to circumstances beyond my control, I understand well the needs, struggles and hopes of a wide cross section of the citizens of the State of Arizona. My purpose in running for office is to promote the security and prosperity of this state, to seek the liberty, well-being and dignity of its citizens, and last but not least, to uphold and defend the Constitution, without which tyranny will destroy this great country. I am also unashamedly Christian, seeking to defend freedom of religion and the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
I have been a productive citizen for the last 45 years, being employed anywhere from janitor to project manager.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and have had many years of experience in the civil engineering, non-profit and banking industry and am currently employed at a local Credit Union.
State Senator - District No. 22 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 23 (REP)
I’m running for senate for a simple reason – I love Arizona. This state, and all of you, have given me so much. It’s here that I was raised, met my wife, and built a business. I was educated in Arizona public schools and I’ve made a home here with you in beautiful Scottsdale.
Arizona is special because Arizona is free. Starting a business fresh out of school is hard enough: I could have never done it in a state that put unnecessary obstacles in the path of entrepreneurs. Buying a home is tough enough: I could have never done it in a place where the government makes it hard to build housing and taxes property to the hilt.
I know that so many of you have similar stories. That so many of you have done things that nobody thought possible and share my same love for this place we call home. Every day I am inspired by my friends and neighbors in legislative district 23. You have so much to be proud of. You deserve a senator you can be proud of too. I would be deeply humbled by your support.
Ugenti-Rita, Michelle (REP)
During the last eight years in the House of Representatives, I have build a conservative record voters can rely on. I have also been a leading proponent of policies that help Arizona remain a great place to visit, work and live. As your next State Senator, I will continue to do what I have always done - champion the conservative principles important to you and your family.
Kwasman, Adam (REP)
State Senator - District No. 23 (DEM)
Small business owner running for State Senate in LD23.
Donnelly, Brandon "Brandon" (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 24 (REP)
Michaels, Ray (REP)
As an Arizona native and a product of the Scottsdale public school system, Ray has traveled extensively around the U.S. and to almost 100 countries around the world . Working in the hospitality and entertainment industry his entire working career, Ray brings a great appreciation and dedication to Life, Liberty and the Freedoms constitutionally granted in the United States of America. Ray is a Constitutional Republican who stands on the foundations of Individual Rights, Personal Responsibility and Limited Government. Ray has been blessed in so many ways and is honored to serve in the legislature of the great state of Arizona. As a write-in candidate, I need your help. Please consider writing in my name, RAY MICHAELS for State Senator LD24. I will be listening as I want your VOICE TO BE HEARD!
State Senator - District No. 24 (DEM)
For the past ten years I have represented LD 24 in the Arizona Legislature, eight years in the House and currently two years in the Senate. It would be my honor to continue to serve as the Arizona State Senator for LD 24 in the 55th Legislature. Throughout my career as a lawmaker, I have championed our public schools and universities, advocated on behalf of our most vulnerable communities, and worked to find common ground with my colleagues and pragmatic solutions to the challenges confronting our state.
Accessible and affordable public education that prepares Arizona's young people for 21st Century careers, improving the lives of children and families, working in support of housing for the homeless and low-income families, and defending the civil rights of all of Arizona's citizens will continue to be my priorities, should I be re-elected to represent LD 24 in the Arizona State Senate.
A native Arizonan and the proud product of our public-school system, from kindergarten to graduate school, I believe in the potential of our young people and Arizona, which is why I will continue working for the people of our great state as LD 24's State Senator.
Ryan Starzyk is a proven business and community leader with a substantial background in management, analysis, research, and strategic planning. From 2003-2007, Ryan served honorably in the United States Air Force and was decorated for meritorious service while on deployment in Iraq as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his military service, Ryan transitioned to a successful career in business leadership, serving as a legal analyst, researcher, and compliance advisor for large-scale corporations. No stranger to community service, Ryan currently serves on the board of directors of Phoenix Pride, and he is a longtime advocate for LGBTQ & Women’s rights. He has been a vocal supporter of repealing Arizona laws that seek to further stigmatize already marginalized communities, and a proponent of strong policies that seek to ensure that the rights and equity of all individuals are protected at the local, state and federal level. Ryan resides in Central Phoenix with his partner of over 12 years and is active in his local neighborhood and community. Ryan is ready to work across the aisle and continue fighting for LD24 in the State Senate with fresh policy perspectives, and long-overdue new age thinking.
State Senator - District No. 25 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 25 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 26 (REP)
My parents, brother and sister all escaped from South Korea in 1978. The former South Korean govt tried for many years to see us returned and face the death penalty. That corrupt government finally gave up and I went from an asylum seeker, to a permanent resident, and later a US citizen. I know what freedom means and the hope and opportunity it can give anybody willing to work.
As I became accustomed to the United States I worked hard and graduated from college. I then met my wife and was blessed with 2 boys. Now grown, one works here in the valley and one is serving in the US Army.
I stand for freedom, liberty and justice. These are not just casual words but a belief that the American way is the best way in the entire world. For 20 years I have lived in Arizona. I built a business, raised a family and worked in the community.
I want to represent you! To insure that this way of life, the life that has been so good to me, is available to my children and my grandchildren.
State Senator - District No. 26 (DEM)
Granillo, Jana Lynn (DEM)
I am a native Arizonan, Latina, proud USAF Veteran, ASU alumna, Public Health Professional, mom, wife, neighbor, advocate, organizer, Secretary of ADP Veterans Caucus, PC, State Committee Person, and public official serving on two commissions for the City of Tempe.
For over 25 years, I have lived in Tempe with my spouse. Together we have made a home, seen the birth of our child and the death of our parents all while earning a living and contributing to our community. Except while serving in the military, I have lived in the “Valley of the Sun” all of my life.
I joined the military after a family tragedy that launched me into a course of service that is reflected in who I am today. I have worked a lifetime in service to my country and Arizona. I had many roles while working, some of my favorites were: staff-sergeant, teacher, facilitator, planner, advocate and community liaison.
Today I am called upon to serve again and would like the role as your state senator. Prioritizing your voice; protecting democracy, the vulnerable & environment while investing in health, education & workforce are all key to our future. I respectfully ask for your support.
Juan Mendez is a first generation Chicano and native Arizonan. Having lived across Maricopa County he attended Tolleson Union High School, received his associate degree from Phoenix College, then graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Justice Studies from ASU’s Tempe Campus.
Juan’s passion for politics and social justice is reflected in his commitment to building strong communities. Juan first started serving on the City of Phoenix Human Services Advisory Committee working with fellow community leaders to recommend improvements to local senior and family service centers and programs for the homeless. He then went on to manage the nonprofit Community Voice Mail, where he connected thousands of people living in poverty, transition and homelessness to jobs, housing, information and hope. Juan then served on the Tempe Community Council, as a planner, advocate and resource to improve the funding and policies affecting human services in Tempe and the surrounding communities. Outside of the legislature Juan served as a substitute teacher for Tempe and Mesa High Schools.
Elected to the State House in 2012 and now a State Senator, Juan sits on the Transportation and Government Committees and is elected chair of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus.
State Senator - District No. 27 (REP)
I want to improve the lives of those who live in our district regardless of political labels, economic status or backgrounds. I grew up poor in south Phoenix in a multi-cultural home, the youngest of 9 children.
People are afraid to walk in the parks or neighborhoods, cars stolen, homes burglarized, business robbed, and citizens murdered. This district and the victims of these crimes deserve a Senator who will do something about the crime rate. The crime rate has a direct impact on economic development. Higher paying employers will not come until the crime rate is brought under control. Reducing crime will reduce auto and homeowner’s insurance and increase home values.
I will protect your right to send your child to a traditional public school, a public charter school, in home school or school out of our district. The current incumbent doesn’t support your right of school choice.
Criminal justice reform, mental illness, homelessness, water, education and poor internet service are some of the issues.
I owned businesses and want to create opportunities that lift people out of poverty.
Join me in making a better safer caring community.
Learn about my candidacy by going to www.garlandaz.com
State Senator - District No. 27 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 28 (REP)
Kate Brophy McGee is a third-generation Arizonan who served three terms in the Arizona House. Kate is in her second term in the Arizona Senate. Prior to the legislature, Kate served for a decade on the Washington Elementary School Board, including four terms as Board President, and was appointed by two Arizona governors to serve on the Arizona School Facilities Board, including one term as Chair.
Kate is Chair of the Senate Health & Human Services committee and a member of the Senate Education and Higher Education and Workforce Development committees. She is Co-Chair of the DCS Joint Legislative Oversight Committee. Kate's legislative accomplishments have been widely acclaimed. They include lifesaving legislation for underinsured/uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer, legislation establishing the Department of Child Safety, and enacting Angel's Law - requiring background checks on all adults in the home before the child is returned. In 2018, Kate sponsored bipartisan legislation to continue Prop 301, a dedicated funding source for our schools, as well as legislation to responsibly regulate sober living homes. Kate fights to protect our children, our families and our neighborhoods and works to build Arizona businesses.
State Senator - District No. 28 (DEM)
State Senator - District No. 29 (REP)
State Senator - District No. 29 (DEM)
Martín has served the West Valley community in Maryvale and Glendale for the past 10 years as an elected school board member, State Representative and now as your State Senator
Martín’s future as an AZ political leader is just starting. With your support, he will continue to be the strongest and most effective voice for:
• A criminal justice system that keeps us safe yet doesn’t criminalize mental illness, addiction or poverty;
• Accessible, modern and safe elections and respecting our state’s initiative and referendum processes;
• A responsible investment in public education, community colleges and our universities;
• A vibrant economy that focuses support on small, women and minority-owned businesses;
• Comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together and strengthens our nation’s history of welcoming immigrants.
Learn more at MartinQuezada.com
State Senator - District No. 30 (REP)
Porter, C. Curtis (REP)
Legislative District 30 precinct committeeman from El Caro precinct and elected State committeeman from Legislative District 30. Appointed Parliamentarian to the executive committee of LD 30
State Senator - District No. 30 (DEM)
Navarrete, Otoniel "Tony" (DEM)
Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete was born and raised in Arizona to immigrant parents. He currently serves as State Senator for Arizona's 30th district and sits on various committees ranging from Commerce, Health and Human Services, Higher Education and Workforce Development,.
Tony was raised in West Phoenix in a home built by his late grandfather. He attended the Isaac School District, Carl Hayden Community High School, and undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.
At an early age, Tony was inspired to promote social justice, including breaking the cycles of poverty through community development at the nonprofit Neighborhood Ministries. Following years of community involvement and working closely with formally adjudicated young adults, he moved to New York to work on housing and jobs related issues, an experience he brought back home to Arizona after learning his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, she remains in remission.
Tony remains committed to working with leaders throughout Arizona, while actively fighting to advance comprehensive immigration reform and policies that strengthen families, including increasing civic participation.
Since being elected to Arizona's legislature in 2016, Tony has sponsored/cosponsored over 100 bills focusing on strengthening education, expanding access to voting, promoting small businesses, and reforming our justice system.
State Representative - District No. 1 (REP)
Motivated by a deep love and care for Arizona, Selina Bliss is a candidate for the AZ State House of Representatives. Having lived in Legislative District 1 since 1971, she respects our rich history, loves our community, and is dedicated to protecting and strengthening Arizona. As a nurse and educator for 35 years, Selina comes from a highly respected profession and is accustomed to being in a position that makes a difference in the lives of others. She is part of a long line of public servants in her family and knows what is required to step up to work as a legislator at the state level. She is called to serve and has a passion to give back to the community in which she was raised. Selina has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve in the State House and thrives in demanding environments. As a life-long conservative Republican, her priorities are fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity, limited government, and the protection of state rights. She has the courage and integrity required of this office along with the experience and wisdom to take our communities into the future.
Judy Burges has remained a true un-apologetic “Constitutional Conservative” throughout her years of service in the legislature. She considers herself a “WE THE PEOPLE” Christian candidate that has a proven history supporting Constitutional freedoms such as: the 2nd Amendment, less government, lower taxes, border security, state sovereignty, free speech, school choice, pro-family values, and one’s right-to-life. President Reagan clearly stated “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.”
Living in Arizona since 1957, 5 years as a resident of Arizona Legislative District 1. Ed Cocchiola loves the beauty, freedom, prosperity, and the hardworking folks who care about Arizona, their families and children.
As a Constitutionalist, Ed loves America and Arizona. Cocchiola respects and admires the men and women that make up our armed forces as well as our veterans ● life member of the NRA ● Pro-Life ● Pro-Family, and Woman’s rights. Cocchiola believes in a Strong Secure Border, supporting Law Enforcement, the protection of State, Business and Property Owners Rights, Mental Health Programs, and Domestic Violence Awareness.
Ed Cocchiola is seeking to represent LD1 the way a true, solid Arizona conservative should. He’s running to give a voice to the everyday hardworking, God-loving Americans who want their government to work for them. Cocchiola will work to lower taxes, reduce regulation to bring about more freedom for the families of LD1.
Please call me with any questions or concerns (602) 900-7984. I ask for your vote and thank you for your support.
Spend tax dollars wisely and responsibly • Pro business climate, free from a overburden of regulation and taxes • Will defend the right to bear arms and NO Red Flag laws • Enforce current immigration laws, laws that I followed as an immigrant myself • PRO-LIFE!!!
Quang was born in Vietnam in 1962. He emigrated to the U.S. at the end of the Vietnam War conflict. After many years of waiting in long lines, Quang legally became a U.S. citizen in 1983. He graduated from Long Beach State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Education. Worked for corporations throughout S. California. Quang located to AZ in 2004. In 2006, he started his consultant business.
Spouse: Mai - School Nurse for Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott, AZ
Son: Casey - Graduated 2017, University of Portland. Works for a successful ad agency
Daughter: Sarah - Graduated 2017 from Prescott High School. 2/C (Junior) Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy
Travel to thank VN Veterans: http://quangspeaks.com/reviews.html
Founded Patriot Network AZ and Blue Collar Patriots
Board member of Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
State Director of Junior High Power Rifle Team
From an early age I was a Republican, declaring at age 3 that Hillary Clinton was a witch and proudly exclaiming that Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the House. That always shocked quite a few people, but as a fourth generation Republican activist I've always felt that it's just in my blood.
After graduating from Prescott High School and earning my Eagle Scout Award, I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where I received my degree in Global Security and Intelligence Studies. While there I joined the College Republicans eventually serving as President. I also served as the Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Arizona Federation of College Republicans.
I've been involved in local politics for more than 10 years. I volunteered for my first campaign during the 2008 Presidential Election and have volunteered or worked on more than a dozen campaigns since. I've also worked as a Field Director for the Arizona Republican Party as well as for the Martha McSally for Senate Campaign.
Schuck, David (REP)
Mira Mesa High School, San Diego
San Diego Community College, San Diego
Associate of Science, Business Administration
Major: Aviation Business Management
Related course work: Financial Accounting, communications, business management, and computer systems.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Major: Aviation Business Management
Related course work: Financial Accounting, personnel management, business management, business ethics, business law, computer systems, and marketing.
U.S. Air Force
Owner / Agent Chaparral Real Estate of Northern Arizona
Civil Air Patrol
Yavapai County Republican Committee
Republican Precinct Committeeman
Incident Command System
Public Information Officer
Arizona Real Estate Salesperson
Arizona Substitute Teaching Certificate
State Representative - District No. 1 (DEM)
Judy Stahl is a proud American. Her family has a long history of military and community service to this country. As a health care provider for over forty years, Judy has carried on that dedication to helping others.
Judy raised her family in Prescott where she has lived, volunteered, and run her own business since 1992. During the course of her long career, Judy has worked with people of all ages and needs, including pediatric oncology patients and Olympic gold medalists.
Judy led the successful campaign to create statewide licensure for her profession. She was appointed by Governor Napolitano to the State Board of Massage Therapy and became Chair. She is Past National President of the American Massage Therapy Association, which currently represents 100,000 professionals. Judy earned her first college degree by age 18 and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Judy has a proven track record of leadership, teamwork, and results. When elected, Judy will focus on education, health care, and economic prosperity with a focus on environmental responsibility. Judy has lived a blessed life and desires to give back. She is committed to being a strong voice in the State House to represent all residents of LD1.
State Representative - District No. 2 (REP)
As an elected representative, it is one’s duty to: protect your constitutional rights, represent local district interests, and to scrutinize the work of government for accountability as part of checks and balance. A representative can also draft, introduce and vote on legislation.
It is NOT a representative’s sole duty to raise revenue through taxes or seek federal subsidies that indebt our state. However, some do because it is easier than finding solutions to problems such as education funding, employment availability, healthcare, poverty and hunger.
For too long, representatives have believed their duty is to introduce legislation and make more rules and regulations which restrict your freedoms and create debt. It’s not a contest of who passes the most legislation or who gets the most community awards.
Representatives are defenders of your civil rights and guardians of constitutional rights for every American. As a Conservative and Constitutional Republican, I will defend the right of every child to have school choice, for Americans to freely practice their choice of religion and follow their convictions. I support our veterans, law enforcement and strong border control. I support fair trade and immigration policies that keep families safe and together.
State Representative - District No. 2 (DEM)
Dalessandro, Andrea (DEM)
Andrea Dalessandro has taught elementary, high school, community college and university for over 25 years. She is also a retired CPA. Since 2008 she has run for the legislature to fight the systemic defunding of public education. She is grateful to the Red for ED movement and that educators and their supporters from around the state witnessed an informative civics lesson. She serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Education (K-12) Committee. She was one of only two legislators to receive an A+ on the Grand Canyon Chapter of Sierra Club’s Report Club in 2018. She is the State Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. When the Corporation Commission has meetings in Tucson you can count on her being there to fight for solar and the good paying jobs that the solar industry generates. Senator Dalessandro was named Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers after being nominated by Mariposa Health Center in Santa Cruz County. She has been a tireless advocate for restoring Cherrybell Mail Processing Center in Tucson to full operational status. Send Andrea Dalessandro back to House to represent you with her strong voice and her experience.
Hernandez, Daniel, Jr. (DEM)
Daniel Hernandez Jr., a native Arizonan, Democrat, and State Representative covering Southeast Pima County and all of Santa Cruz County. He currently serves on the Public Safety and State and International Affairs committee and is Co-Founder of the LGBT Caucus.
He is an award winning legislator running for reelection in 2020 for his third term to the AZ State House. He was the Women's Healthcare Champion for 2019 for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He also was awarded the Barbara Jordan Progressive Leadership Award for his work in Arizona from the People for the American Way. Also the Jack Jewett Award Public Service Award winner from Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.
In 2011, while working in the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Hernandez took actions on January 8th with which he is credited with saving her life. That day and the aftermath drove him to advocate for Gun Violence Prevention at the state and national level, which he does to this day. He also served as a member of the Sunnyside School District Governing board from 2011-2019.
Daniel wants to keep fighting for southern Arizona to expand access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities for all in LD2.
I was raised in Nogales, Arizona and had the privilege of attending K through 12 in this culturally diverse border city. My childhood hero was my grandfather, Bonifacio Bojorquez, who was born in Nogales, Arizona in 1889. My PapaGrande always said that hard work not only humbles you, but it also keeps you hungry, to this day I believe he meant this in both the literal and figurative sense. In 1989 I enlisted in the United States Army and then went on to complete mechanized infantry training in Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1991 I was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge after serving in the middle east during Operation Desert Storm. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge I came home to Arizona, graduated from the University of Arizona in 1995 and ASU College of Law in 1999. Thereafter I served as a Tucson Public Defender, Santa Cruz County Chief Civil County Attorney, and Nogales City Attorney. Since 2009 I have worked in my own law firm in Nogales, Arizona specializing in immigration and international business. I stand ready to serve the diverse community of southern Arizona as a State Legislator during these trying times.
Billy Peard grew up on the edge of the middle class in Southern Arizona. His earliest memory is the sound of air compressors at the auto shops where Billy’s dad used to work.
Billy went to Arizona public schools when we ranked 34th in the nation in funding. Today, we’re 46th.
At age 15, Billy was nominated to serve as a high school intern in Washington, DC. Nine days after arriving to Washington, Billy stared at the television monitors as Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center.
In April 2010, Billy was living in the East Coast while his home state embarrassed itself on the international stage. Arizona had enacted SB 1070, a law requiring local police to check a motorists’ immigration status. Billy enrolled in law school later that year, inspired to work against the national anti-immigrant trend sparked by his home state.
Following law school, Billy worked as an employment lawyer and immigration lawyer in nonprofit legal aid organizations.
In early 2017, Billy moved back home to contribute to local efforts to hold the current President accountable. From 2017 to 2019, Billy was a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
State Representative - District No. 3 (DEM)
Andrés Cano, a lifelong Democrat, was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2018. He is asking for your vote of confidence once again in 2020.
Raised by a single mom, Andrés saw a path for advancement in Arizona’s public schools, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. He has spent the last 10 years working to advance equity, fairness, and opportunity for Southern Arizonans from all walks of life.
Andrés, a sixth generation Arizonan, vowed to serve his community as a young child after witnessing his grandmother succumb to an occupational lung disease. Andrés got his first summer job with Pima County at age 14. Six years later, he returned from college to serve as an aide to Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías, becoming the youngest policy advisor in County government.
In 2016, the Center for the Future of Arizona named Andrés its 'Emerging Leader.' The award is given to a public servant who has the potential to have an impact on Arizona's future for generations to come. Andrés became the first Latino, and the youngest, awardee in the organization's history.
State Representative - District No. 4 (REP)
I’m Joel John, candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 4. District 4 needs a representative who will prioritize your interests, someone with deep roots in the district. Our economy is powered by both small businesses and agriculture. We have unique education needs and hardworking people. It should be easier to run a small business and produce crops in our state. I will work to eliminate unnecessary roadblocks so our district’s economy can grow. Our kids are top priority. I grew up attending our public schools in District 4, my kids attend public schools, and I'm a former public school teacher. We should have the best schools in the state right here in District 4. I will give you a voice in your child’s education by returning more control to the local school districts where it belongs. Finally, I will protect our constitutional freedoms. I believe in our right to defend ourselves, the right to life, free speech, and religious freedom. As a husband, father of four, fourth generation Arizonan from a farming family, and CEO of a small agricultural irrigation business, I’m uniquely qualified to represent you. I look forward to serving you.
State Representative - District No. 4 (DEM)
Fernandez, Charlene (DEM)
Charlene started her career in public service opening Congressman Ed Pastor’s Yuma office, and later serving in Congressman Raul Grijalva and Governor Janet Napolitano’s offices. She also served for 12 years on the Yuma Union High School Board.
After her 2014 election to the Arizona House of Representatives, Charlene’s been one of the legislature's strongest advocates for public education, frequently pushing for more teacher and classroom funding from her position on the appropriations committee and as the House Democratic Caucus Leader. Her leadership was integral to the Drought Contingency Plan agreement in 2018, bringing states, tribal nations, farmers, and other Arizona stakeholders together to ensure a sustainable water supply for the state.
Charlene has also championed quality healthcare by promoting affordable drug prices and opposing junk insurance plans. She’s supported high wages for workers through the minimum wage that has been credited for recent income growth in Arizona. She’s sponsored gun safety legislation to address the crisis of shootings. Additionally, she’s prioritized protecting our environment and addressing climate change for future generations.
Charlene hopes to earn your support in her 2020 re-election to represent your voice at the Arizona Legislature. Please vote for Charlene Fernandez for Arizona House of Representatives!
Peten, Geraldine "Gerae" (DEM)
With 30 years of experience in education, rising from teacher to superintendent to construction supervisor to consultant, I have much to contribute to Arizona’s educational crisis. Having a Doctorate in Education - Curriculum and Instruction; along with a Master of Science, Construction Management; a Master of Arts, Supervision and Administration; and Bachelor of Arts, Vocational Education means that I can relate to the struggles of the unskilled worker or the college graduate, the administrator wrestling a budget or the electrician wrestling with new city codes; the management of people and the management of materials. With a lifetime of experience, now is the time to capitalize on my experience and credentials to benefit the community. My top priorities are education; quality of life such as democratic participation, access to health care, a safe and clean environment, living wage jobs, and affordable housing; and reducing mass incarceration so that Arizona is Number One in Education not Incarceration. I bring my most important values of honesty and integrity to the issues in my district: water policy, roads and infrastructure, and stable employment. I currently serve on the Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Transportation committees in the House.
State Representative - District No. 5 (REP)
Leo Biasiucci was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and has been an Arizona resident for over 30 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from The University of Arizona, Leo came back to Lake Havasu to help run the family business, Mohave Traffic School.
In 2016, Leo decided that he was ready to give back to his community. He became an active member of The Lake Havasu Men’s Republican Club, The Conservative Republican Club, The Kingman Republican Forum, and he is also an appointed Republican PC. He is a proud member of the NRA and was previously on the Lake Havasu Parks and Recreation Board, and on the Lake Havasu Planning and Zoning Commission.
After spending numerous days attending legislative sessions in Phoenix, Leo recognized the importance of having state legislators in office who will fight for rural Arizona. This is one of the many reasons why he's running for a seat in the Arizona House. He understands the importance of being a team player with fellow Republicans, being fiscally responsible, and following the constitution. Most importantly, he'll never stop fighting for your freedoms
I moved to Kingman after graduating from dental school in 1993. I have raised 2 daughters in Kingman and I am proud to be part of our community. Having served as the President of the Kingman Chamber of Commerce and running my own small business, I understand the daily struggles of government regulation and the burden of over taxation.
I am proud to serve as your State Representative. From tackling critical issues like lowering our state income tax to responsibly investing in our local schools and infrastructure, I believe government is like your tax bill: the smaller the better.
Join me in protecting our great state by keeping our communities safe and standing up for our Constitutional rights.
State Representative - District No. 6 (REP)
The Rim country needs a strong advocate at the legislature where our concerns as rural Arizonans are easily lost in the shuffle. I’m proud to have served you in the state legislature and hope that my hard work has earned me your continued support. I love being able to have effected positive change for our district and our state.
The hard work has paid off as more and more companies choose Arizona as the place to relocate. I have enjoyed working to secure additional funding for our local community colleges; taking care of our veterans; helping our first responders; funding our transportation/infrastructure needs.
I served as Chairman of Land, Agriculture, Rural Affairs committee; Vice-Chairman of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee; Chairman of Rural Caucus. I will continue to defend our constitutional rights, our state sovereignty, and traditional family values. Thank you for your continued support and allowing me to serve.
Blackman, Walter "Walt" (REP)
Representative Walt Blackman is the Republican who won the 2018 Midterm General Election for State Representative for LD6. With his election win, Walt was the first Black American in the history of Arizona elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. Walt is a constitutionalist conservative who served in the United States Army for twenty-one years. Walt is a dedicated and experienced senior leader, and combat veteran. During his term, Walt has written several pieces of comprehensive legislation to help the people in our district and state. Walt is endorsed by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Fire Fighters Association, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, the Phoenix Police Association, The National Rifle Association, the Arizona Right to life Association, The Payson Tea Party, the Navaho Country Republican club and the National American Africa Republican Committee of Phoenix, additionally, Walt was also recognized in the 18 for 2018 National State-wide races to watch for in the 2018 midterm general elections for up and coming political stars. He currently serves on and is Vice-Chairmen for the State and International Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair Judiciary and is a current member serving on the Government Relations, and regulatory committees.
State Representative - District No. 6 (DEM)
My family has lived in Northern Arizona for four generations. My grandfather moved his family to Flagstaff in the 1940s to work as a lumberjack. I still live here with my daughter in the house he built.
I first ran for office because the local government wasn’t listening to the people they represented, and for the last 12 years I’ve had the great pleasure of public service.
I’ve seen people come together to support each other, to support our schools, churches, and institutions, and to create home-grown solutions to local issues. Together, we brought a Veteran’s Home to Flagstaff, helped incubate small businesses, funded after school care, and expanded library hours.
I’ve seen education funding in Arizona fall to 49th place. I’ve seen small business owners fight obstacles to bring their dreams to fruition. I’ve seen the legislature pass legislation that prevents communities from solving their own problems.
This is why I’m running for the Arizona State House. Our families deserve quality schools. Our small businesses need support to help them grow. Our cities and towns need the freedom to make their own decisions.
Together we can preserve the spirit and character of rural Arizona—because we, too, are Arizona!
State Representative - District No. 7 (REP)
State Legislative District 7 in Northern Arizona is a vast area…. a wonderland of open spaces… a cowboy’s dream. The district is home to native tribes, a blended mix of ranchers and farmers, open lands and small rural towns. Jim Parks is an Arizona native, with ancestry in Arizona dating back into the early-1700’s, and has the best leadership qualities for the issues of rural District 7. Growing up as an Arizona farmer’s son shaped Jim into a common sense, practical man. Jim is a U.S. Navy Viet Nam veteran, a working ranch cowboy for 38-years, ranch manager, private pilot, past President of the Coconino County Farm Bureau and Cattle Growers Association, and is serving his 4th year as a Coconino County Supervisor for District 4. His varied life experiences have given Jim an outlook on life and the diverse common sense background to patiently attend to difficult issues effectively, and efficiently. Jim is honest, hard working, creative, and sensitive to the complex needs of all the citizens of Northern Arizona.
David Peelman is a US Army and Coast Guard veteran, serving a combined 25 years in military service. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 2006, David decided to make the White Mountains of Arizona his forever home, where he continues to embrace the Conservative values and rural lifestyle that it provides. He has been married to his wife of 42 years, Kathy, and he is currently a realtor caring for the needs of Apache and Navajo County residents. David embodies honesty, integrity, and commitment with generous and proven leadership, management and communication skills. David Peelman intends to use his abundant energy and knowledge to elevate the quality of life, education, and prosperity of all Northeastern Arizona and Legislative District 7, as the preeminent example of rural Arizona life.
State Representative - District No. 7 (DEM)
Yá'át'ééh, my name is Arlando Teller. My Navajo clans are Zuni clan-adopted into Red-Streaked Forehead clan born for The Water Flows Together clan. My maternal grandfathers are Bitter Water clan and my paternal grandfathers are Salt People clan. I began my career in aviation in 1995 as the first Native American graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After graduation, I was accepted into the City of Mesa–Falcon Field Airport’s General Aviation Management Internship program. I continued my career as an airport planner for the City of Phoenix–Aviation Dept and later as the Aviation Management Intern for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. These experiences encouraged me to travel the world before moving to the Walnut Creek, California, to work on transportation and multimodal projects as a transportation planner and tribal liaison for the California Department of Transportation. In 2009, I returned home to the Navajo Nation to work as a senior transportation planner for the Navajo Nation Division of Transportation. A year later, I was promoted to program manager for the new Department of Airports Management within the Division of Transportation. I was then promoted to the Deputy Division Director position within the past two years.
My name is Myron Tsosie, 40 years of age, Dine, of the Coyote Pass Clan born for the Towering House People my maternal grandparents are the Towering House and my paternal grandparents are the Water Flows Together People from Chinle, Arizona (the Heart of the Navajo Nation). Since 2014 I have served on the Chinle Unified School District School Board working with local, state and national leaders both in the House and Senate.
My involvement in working with both public and community schools began with CUSD #24 from 2003 to 2008, then with Chinle Boarding School, Inc., from 2008 to 2011, I had the greatest opportunity of working with students grades K-12, parents, educators, administrators and school board members.
I have spent countless hours working and serving members of the community; I find satisfaction in energetically confronting tough challenges and working collegially to overcome them. The residents of Legislative District 7 is my ultimate focus, I will work with my colleagues to create a shared vision for work and learning; build strategic partnerships; sustain the communities progress through continuous involvement; adopt and maintain current policies, maintain strong ethical standards; and objectively seek answers to questions and challenges as they arise.
State Representative - District No. 8 (REP)
Neal Carter is a conservative Republican who believes in the values of the Constitution. Faith, family and a free economy are the founding principles that have made Arizona prosper and take its place as the best state to live and work in. Neal believes in an Arizona where jobs are plentiful and opportunity reigns. As a small business owner, Neal has brought money into the state and expanded the local economy. As a lawyer, Neal has fought for the values enshrined in the Constitution: power to the citizenry, limited government, and the Bill of Rights. As a citizen, Neal embodies the value of giving others a hand up, not a hand out: serving both on local civic committees and volunteering for ministerial outreach programs for the needy. Mr. Carter would be honored to serve all Arizonans as your voice in the State House for common-sense, fiscally-responsible solutions to Arizona's challenges with education, infrastructure, transit, and security. Vote for a candidate committed to expanding economic opportunity, bolstering educational opportunities, limiting government interference and expanding freedom for all Arizonans, old and young.
I’m in my second term and I'm keeping my promises -- to be a strong voice for rural Arizona, to protect taxpayers and keep our budget balanced, to increase school funding and teacher pay, and to improve our transportation and water infrastructure. I've kept those promises and many others. As the only rancher in the legislature, I’m involved in lots of issues dealing with the ranching, agriculture, and farming communities in our state. I have a pro-Constitution, pro-family values, and pro-taxpayer voting record because I know that preserving and expanding freedom is my most solemn responsibility. My record is 100% pro-2nd Amendment, 100% pro-Life, and 100% pro-Taxpayer. And I continue to fight to ensure we get our share of funding for projects like the Tonto Bridge, often over the objections of Maricopa County legislators. There are too many politicians at the State Capitol and not enough of us regular folks who do the jobs that make Arizona work. I'll keep working my tail off to do the very best I can for you and I ask for your vote. On behalf of my awesome wife Diana and our amazing kids, thank you for your support and your continued trust!
It has been my privilege to represent you in the Arizona State Legislature. I have lived in Arizona my entire life and have operated a farm and small business for many years. My wife is an educator. My son was born and raised here; the grandchildren live here too. In meetings with thousands of ordinary people in our district, they have told me about their concerns and I take them very seriously. Three issues have repeated come up - education, jobs, and public safety. I have made working on these issues my number one priority at the legislature. I will continue to work to make our communities safe through adequate police and fire protection, continue my efforts to improve educational opportunities for all and to get better teacher pay and more resources into the classroom. I have received a lot of recognition for playing an important role in putting policies in place that attract jobs to rural Arizona. I will continue to work for policies to create more and better jobs. You have my word that l will always put you and your family first in the State Legislature. I would be honored to receive your vote.
State Representative - District No. 8 (DEM)
I practiced medicine for 30 years as a Physician Assistant. I worked most of my career in rural, underserved communities like the ones I hope to represent. My patients were migrants who worked the field or pregnant teens who were scared and needed support. In emergency rooms I saw patients who could not afford their insulin nor see a dentist. I saw how hard working people struggled to afford and access the care they needed. After I retired I knew, that as a state legislator, I could still make a difference in the lives of people in my district and state. Arizona needs legislators who understand the complex world of healthcare and can speak with authority, make pragmatic decisions and craft laws that will benefit children, families and people in need. Government should serve the people ,not just big business or give special interest tax breaks. I will work for fully funded public education, Charter school reform, job training programs, a living wage for everyone, equal rights,and the healthcare everyone needs..
State Representative - District No. 9 (REP)
Brendan Lyons is an energetic and results driven candidate. Over the past decade, he’s earned a positive reputation as a community leader and has developed a track record of winning quality of life improvements for Arizona.
His journey into public service began when he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. As a public safety advocate, he became concerned about distracted driving after responding to far too many crashes. In 2012, he launched “LOOK! Save A Life” in Southern Arizona, which fosters an environment of safety for all who utilize our public roads.
A year later, he became a statistic of the very message he was advocating; struck from behind by a distracted motorist while bicycling. As he recovered, he threw himself into fighting for tougher laws against distracted driving, putting pressure on local jurisdictions throughout the state to adopt policies to make our roads safer. Then in April 2019, Governor Ducey signed Arizona’s Hands-Free bill into law. Brendan holds a Masters in Public Administration focusing in Collaborative Governance.
Southern Arizona deserves a brilliant future and Brendan Lyons will continue to be a results-driven leader who works across party lines to deliver on issues that we all care about.
State Representative - District No. 9 (DEM)
Friese, Randall "Randy" (DEM)
I have had the honor to serve as State Representative for LD 9 since 2015. I am also a physician, surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, right here in Tucson.
As a legislator I believe it is the state’s responsibility to ensure the core values of equality, opportunity (including equality of opportunity), and safety are reflected in its actions. During my tenure at the legislature I have worked to support appropriate funding for Arizona public schools. I will continue to make appropriate funding and support for our public schools a priority if re-elected in 2020. I also stand for a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, responsible gun safety legislation, access to quality healthcare, the ability of cities and towns to self-govern without undue preemption from the state, the protection of our environment and natural resources, ensuring that exercising the right to vote is not restricted, and supporting infrastructure in Arizona (roads/highways/railways, technology growth, water conservation, as well as K-12 education and our Universities).
I believe that by supporting and growing Arizona infrastructure, small businesses will prosper and corporations will expand in Arizona creating job growth and a robust economy.
Powers Hannley, Pamela (DEM)
I am running for re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives. Many times on the floor of the House, I have stood up for the rights of women, children, workers, teachers, patients, small business owners and everyday folks. As a Progressive Democrat, my platform is based on investing our tax dollars in the People's To-Do List: education, infrastructure, healthcare, and safety and security-- instead of giving tax dollars away in tax cuts for corporations and special interest groups. I believe in equity for all, and I back ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). As a Mom and a Grandma, I want to strengthen Arizona families by focusing public health efforts on improving maternal and child health. As a former small business owner, I believe that economic development efforts should focus on helping local small business owners and entrepreneurs develop their ideas and grow their businesses. My background is in communications, medical research, public health, and management. I have a BA in Journalism from Ohio State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona. I live in Midtown Tucson with my husband Jim. Please vote to send me back to the House in 2020.
State Representative - District No. 9 (LBT)
Remus, Steve (LBT)