Arizona needs a mother and educator to fight for our future.
Arizona’s elementary school teachers are the worst paid in the nation. Nearly half of all teachers leave within 3 years of starting. College tuition remains out of reach for Arizona’s working families while 7 out of 10 jobs in 2020 will require a post-secondary degree. Arizona’s budget continues to shrink as Republicans in the legislature enact yet more tax credits. Prisons continue to gobble up a tenth of our budget. Massachusetts, not Arizona with its 300 days of sunshine, is ranked the #1 state for solar power.
This is why I am running for the AZ Senate -- to turn this picture around and make Arizona a leader in education, clean energy, and good jobs.
As a member of the House Environment and Judiciary committees, I introduced legislation to fund our public schools, expand career and technical education, reduce college debt, and promote clean energy. Community organizations like the Children’s Action Alliance, the Sierra Club, and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns have recognized my efforts while in the legislature. But there is so much more work that needs to be done.
Arizona must grab the reins and lead by example. I want to help turn Arizona around and that is why I have decided to run for re-election to the State Senate in 2020. I can’t do this alone. I hope you will join me today to fight for better opportunities for our families.