State Senator - District 24
Anna Hernandez is a Democrat running for State Senate in Legislative District 24. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. While she never wanted to run for office, her family, like many families, has paid the cost of the choices of politicians who put money and ego before people. Because of their choices, AZ ranks 48th in education but 8th in incarceration, quality jobs aren't in our neighborhoods, housing is unaffordable, and our communities are denied important resources. Anna began advocating for police accountability and reinvestment of the police budget in community resources after her brother was killed by the Phoenix Police Department in 2019. Anna believes that we need to be represented by people that understand the impact of their decisions. She is committed to fighting for fully funded education for children, access to quality jobs, affordable housing for all, resources for mental health and substance use, and freedom from state violence.
State Representative - District 24
Lydia Hernandez is the daughter of migrant farmworkers, born in South Texas. Her resilient path began at a young age as a migrant coupled with her parents' insistence on the importance of education are the key components that created Lydia's hunger for knowledge. She is a graduate of Baylor University. In Arizona, (1993), she grew into a leadership role with Valley Interfaith Project as a grassroots leader, organizing public actions. Her involvement & leadership led to the birth of the Arizona Coalition for Immigrant Rights, an effort to civically engage families in public discourse which ultimately culminated in the massive marches that encouraged over 300,000 families to advocate for immigrant rights. This exposed Arizona nationally, and for the first time, our state was engaged in the conversation with national groups regarding training, civic engagement, citizen workshops, voter registration, and get-out- the-vote efforts. Currently, Mrs. Hernandez serves on the Cartwright School District Governing Board #83 where she has served since 2003. In 2010, under her leadership, turned the District academically around. Mrs. Hernandez is a former State Legislator for LD29 with over 30 years of experience in public service! EDUCATION! JOBS! HOUSING! HEALTH CARE! BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL!
State Representative - District 24
I'm Analise Ortiz and I am honored to be your Democratic nominee for State Representative LD 24. I was born-and-raised in Arizona. My parents are both educators who taught their six kids that our communities are strongest when neighbors give back to each other. I graduated from ASU and became an investigative journalist. As I uncovered injustice in my community, I knew I couldn't just report on it-I had to work to change it. For years, I've served our community through my work at a civil rights organization where I successfully advocated for criminal justice reform legislation to be signed into law and defeated legislation that threatened our right to vote and our right to access reproductive healthcare. In my thousands of conversations with LD 24 voters, I've heard that people are demanding bold action to fully-fund our public schools, end unjust rent hikes, and protect civil rights. I've spent my career holding powerful politicians accountable and helping my neighbors get answers to problems. As your State Representative, I will answer to you-the people of Maryvale and Glendale. Thank you for trusting me, LD 24. I am ready to get to work.