State Senator - District 26
My name is Raquel A. Teran. I am a Democrat running to represent the residents of Legislative District 26 in the Arizona Senate. My family taught me that there comes a time when you have to put your values into action. In 2006, I saw anti-immigrant sentiment and legislation gaining momentum in Arizona. Because of my deep belief in equity, fairness, and family, I started organizing in our community and became a trusted community leader in the battles against SB1070 (the racial-profiling law), the fight against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I am asking for your vote to continue the fight to ensure every child can grow up in the best community possible and that those who have given their time and years of work to the district can enjoy the fruits of that work. That means fighting for quality, fully-funded neighborhood public schools, access to affordable healthcare for everyone, bringing good-paying jobs back to the district, and access to safe, affordable housing. You have my utmost commitment that I will show up every day ready to fight for our families.
State Representative - District 26
Cesar Aguilar was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona in a working-class family. Cesar graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's in Political Science and after graduating in 2016, Cesar went off to work for the Arizona Democratic Party. Cesar today focuses his time running a nonprofit, the Arizona Students' Association, where Cesar works on advocating for college accessibility and affordability. Cesar truly believes that education is the greatest equalizer and our communities are strengthened by working-class values. Cesar has experience sitting on multiple governing boards and advocating for Latino children in K-12 and higher education. Cesar knows what it takes to advocate for working-class people and knows that education and opportunity go a long way. -Lifelong Member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) -Cochair of the Latinx Advisory Board for the Department of Education for Superintendent Kathy Hoffman -Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus Vice President of the Arizona School Board Association -Aguila Youth Leadership Alumni -Former Balsz School Board Governing Board Vice President -Volunteer reviewing scholarship applications for Maricopa Community College. -Obama Foundation Fellow -Opportunities for Youth -Working Families Party Member
State Representative - District 26
I am a fifth-generation Arizonan, born and raised in West Phoenix. I received a Master's degree in Migration Studies from the University of San Francisco, and hold a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. I am running for State Representative because I want every family in our community to truly thrive; where our children can pursue their educational goals, have great careers, and lead extraordinary lives. We are still overcoming the pandemic and the cost of living has skyrocketed. Our schools, which should be places where students, teachers, and parents are supported, have faced continuous uncertainty. Strong PreK-12 public schools, affordable housing, and access to healthcare are necessities. With a background in economic and immigration policy, I am committed to supporting small businesses, as well as ensuring dignity in all work. Each of my experiences as an educator, Congressional staffer, and in the nonprofit sector provide me with the skills to address our district's most pressing needs while working for a more just, and livable future for Arizona, and generations to come. I invite you to visit my website FlavioBravo.com. It would be an honor to earn your vote and to serve you at the State Legislature.