Lupe Chavira Contreras
State Senator - District 19
I have been honored to represent LD19 since my election to the House of Representatives in 2012. Since my election in 2012, I have served 1 term in the House and 3 terms in Senate. Throughout my time in the Senate, I was the Assistant Minority Whip and more recently the Assistant Minority Leader. I was born and raised in LD19 and have remained in the West Valley. I am married to Sara Violeta Contreras. Together we have 3 children: Lupe Jr, Violeta and Amalia. I don’t consider myself a career politician. I am a son, a brother, a husband, and a father. In my community, you can find me with my family and friends just enjoying life. I’m just very fortunate to have the support of my constituents who put their trust and faith in me to represent them at the capitol. I truly believe that continuing with the focus on public education, prioritizing healthcare and safety, and economic development are important areas for my community and the state of Arizona as well. I am truly honored to serve LD19 and the State of Arizona.
State Representative - District 19
Jose “Diego” Espinoza represents Legislative District 19 in the Arizona House of Representatives. His district serves residents of Avondale, Tolleson, and West Phoenix. Currently, Representative Espinoza serves on the Military, Veterans & Regulatory Affairs Committee, Rules Committee and as a ranking member on the Commerce Committee. Additionally, Representative Espinoza is Co-Chair of the Latino Caucus. Representative Espinoza is very active in national, regional, and community associations and was recently appointed as executive board member to the NHCSL. He is a former Tolleson City Council Member and Vice Mayor. Additionally, he holds memberships in the Hispanic Elected Officials, League of Arizona Cities and Town, and Hispanic Forum de Oeste. Representative Espinoza is the owner of Fuego Mexican Grill & Cantina. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Ottawa University and an Associate of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Estrella Mountain Community College. He holds a Total Quality Management Certificate from Estrella Mountain Community College.
State Representative - District 19
Currently a member of Arizona’s House of Representatives, Lorenzo Sierra is delivering on his promise of developing a diverse, educated, economically robust, and vibrant community. He believes in the people and promise of Legislative District 19. Sierra is committed to bringing meaningful improvements and investments to our district so we can build the community we want. Lorenzo Sierra’s voting record has resulted in increased education funding, job creation and improved community resources. This record earned him: -A+ rating from the Arizona Education Association -A rating from the Sierra Club -Friends of Arizona School Boards Association Award -Arizona League of Cities and Towns Legislative Champion Award -100% rating from the Children’s Action Alliance -100% rating from Progress Now Sierra’s community service record shows a deep commitment to LD19. Since 2016, he has delivered 45,000+ free books to LD19 students. He secured a computer lab for after-school tutoring benefitting low-income students. A former Avondale Councilmember, Lorenzo was a key factor in Avondale being named the top economic development city in Maricopa County and an All-America City. Lorenzo and his wife Rhonda are proud to call Arizona and Legislative District 19 home where they have raised their family, including three rescue dogs.