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Lisa Otondo
State Senator - District 4
Democratic
http://otondofor4.com
Lisa Otondo is a second generation Arizonan. She was born and raised in Yuma and comes from a close-knit farming family. Lisa received her Master's Degree in International Public Administration and Bachelor's Degree in International Policy Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Having studied and worked in Brazil, China, France and Spain, she speaks four foreign languages. Lisa was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2016 and also served LD 4 for 2 terms in the Arizona House of Representatives. Highly proficient in water policy, she has earned the respect of experts in the field. She received her Water Management Certificate from ASU, organized Water Wise Arizona and regularly attends meetings and conferences outside the legislature that focus on the critical water issues facing Arizona. Prior professions include International Affairs Specialist with NOAA, Realtor, Flight Crew Member and Security Trainer for AA. Also a former public school teacher, Lisa has been a strong advocate for public education; fighting for educators' salary increases, class size reduction and career and technical training. Other legislative priorities include consumer protection, women, children and family issues, best land management practices, transportation issues and criminal justice reform.

Charlene Fernandez
State Representative - District 4
Democratic
http://www.charleneforarizona.com
State Representative Charlene Fernandez currently serves Legislative District 4 -- which includes parts of Yuma, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties -- in the Arizona legislature. Charlene is one of the legislature's strongest advocates for public education, frequently pushing for more school funding from her position on the appropriations committee. Prior to being elected to the legislature, Charlene worked in a variety of policy and constituent service roles for Congressman Ed Pastor, Governor Janet Napolitano and Congressman Raíºl Grijalva. Charlene also served for more than 12 years on the Yuma Union High School Board. Charlene was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in elementary education. Charlene and her husband, Sergio live in Yuma and together raised three children Brian, Carlye, and Lisa. Charlene asks for your vote in November so she can continue her mission to raise teacher salaries, fight for rural Arizona's fair share, and implement common sense solutions for residents of District 4.

Geraldine Peten
State Representative - District 4
Democratic
https://www.peten4people1st.com/
With 30 years of experience in education, rising from teacher to superintendent to construction supervisor to consultant, I have much to contribute to Arizona's educational crisis. Having a Doctorate in Education - Curriculum and Instruction; along with a Master of Science, Construction Management; a Master of Arts, Supervision and Administration; and Bachelor of Arts, Vocational Education means that I can relate to the struggles of the unskilled worker or the college graduate, the administrator wrestling a budget or the electrician wrestling with new city codes; the management of people and the management of materials. With a lifetime of experience, now is the time to capitalize on my experience and credentials to benefit the community. My top priorities are education; quality of life such as democratic participation, access to health care, a safe and clean environment, living wage jobs, and affordable housing; and reducing mass incarceration so that Arizona is Number One in Education not Incarceration. I bring my most important values of honesty and integrity to the issues in my district: water policy, roads and infrastructure, and stable employment. I currently serve on the Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Transportation committees in the House.

Sara Mae Williams
State Representative - District 4
Green
https://smwpima.wixsite.com/smw4azld4
As a new Green Party member, I still very much, "Feel the Bern". Where I differ from that platform is my belief in amnesty over DACA for undocumented immigrants. With a number of my fellow tribal members living just South of the U.S./Mexico border, it is their/our right to freely flow within their/our lands, on both sides of the border. The perspective and voice we bring to the AZ political table, as Indigenous populations in this state and country, is the knowledge of the impact that drastic funding cuts can have on a people already living in great poverty. Arizona's current trajectory of vast funding cuts and policy changes, is turning this beautifully diverse state, both in population and environment, into one big high poverty reservation. Tribal communities can survive on the bare minimum, we do it on a daily basis. But, what happens when we want better for our people? Rather than fall in line and continue to be ignored by parties that seek out our support then vote against our best interests, it's time to hold our state elected leadership accountable to not just uplift tribal communities but all communities. Arizona deserves better! I can be your voice!

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