My name is Martín Quezada and I am your Democratic candidate for Arizona State Treasurer. As an Arizona native, I'm proud to have spent my entire career fighting for the shared values that uplift our communities. I have been a champion for progressive change as an attorney, a public School Board Member, and State Senator. In those roles, I've realized that if we ever expect to advance policies in our state that reflect our values, we must first have a solid foundation of the effective management, investment and protection of our taxpayer dollars. Our shared values of healthcare for all, strong public education, and affordable housing start with how we manage and invest our taxpayer dollars. We have an opportunity to re-invent this office and change it from an administrative stepping stone to higher office into an office that seeks out ways to better serve the public through improving financial literacy, solving our housing crisis, and making our money work for us to protect our planet. Together we can build a foundation that helps all of us prosper. To learn more and get involved in this campaign, visit MartinQuezada.com
Under Treasurer Kimberly Yee's proven statewide leadership, Arizona assets increased 96%, up $14.8 billion in 3.5 years, reaching historic records. The first Treasurer to visit all 15 counties during her first year in office, she has established strong partnerships in rural Arizona and increased transparency. Local government assets increased by 75.4% during Treasurer Yee's leadership. A longtime advocate of financial education, she created a law requiring high school students to complete a semester of personal money management before graduation. As the new Administrator of the AZ529 Education Savings Plan since October 2020, a record-setting 20,735 new savings accounts have been opened for families. Kimberly Yee is the first Chinese-American Republican woman elected to statewide office in United States history. She was the second female Senate Majority Leader since Sandra Day O'Connor in 1973. She was featured among Roll Call's 25 Most Influential Women in State Politics. Prior to elected office, she worked in the administrations of two governors and a state treasurer. Born and raised in Arizona, Kimberly comes from a family of small business owners. As a wife and mother, she and her family are active in their church and community. Education: Pepperdine University, B.A.; Arizona State University, M.P.A.