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JL Mealer
State Senator - District 7
Republican
http://jlmealer.com
"Arizona with the Mealer Initiative 2018: Our own high grade, top dollar Arizona Meat & Agriculture Department where we raise, label and market Arizona food products for sale throughout the country and world. Further; Arizona has the perfect environment for Industrial Hemp, kenaf and other plants to make us the world's largest bio-medical research, textile and alternate high grade, high fiber multi-product producer. We create an Arizona Entertainment Industry and give the most expansive industry in the world a place to call home, produce films and pay great wages and Arizona taxes. Arizona can become the country's leader in Aerospace and Motorsports and all we need to do is open the door and show them the way. We once had plans to build the world's largest motorsports arena right here in Arizona backed with a huge amusement park... The opportunity is still available. Wrap this up with the "Mealer Initiative 2018" and JL's plans to allow private business growth through private investment where businesses not only are created and grow with a financial parachute, but an entirely new tier of economy where small time investors make huge profits on a quarterly basis via these investments. JL Mealer Arizona Senate LD7"

Jamescita Peshlakai
State Senator - District 7
Democratic
Jamescita Peshlakai is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, serving since 2017. She previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 until 2015. Peshlakai is a member of the Navajo Nation. She served in the Persian Gulf War. Peshlakai is a life long Democrat and mother of two. Public Education, Healthcare, Environmental Stewardship, Transportation, Water Justice, Veterans Advocacy, Tribal Sovereignty, Jobs, Infrastructure, Social and Economic Justice for Women and LGBTQI are just a few issues she plans to advocate for in the predominately rural communities in her district. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy and a master's degree in education psychology from Northern Arizona University. The district is comprised of eight tribal nations, seven counties and some of the most treasured natural wonders of the world, including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and the San Francisco Peaks

Doyel Shamley
State Representative - District 7
Republican
"As we seek to continually better our society, the role of rural Arizona becomes more and more critical all the time. With that role, comes the need to foster a better understanding of the role rural Arizona plays in our states vitality and economic base, renewable energy and natural resource sectors, watershed management, forest stewardship and wildlife/wildlife habitat. All of these factors, along with a clear understanding of these sectors and impacts, are what fostered my decision to run for AZ House of Representatives, LD-7. With my years of background experience in the areas of natural resource utilization, veterans affairs issues, my experience as an Apache County Supervisor, and my strong grasp on the issues effected by varying jurisdictions, I can work for the betterment of the citizens of LD-7 and the citizens of Arizona. We must strive for an environment in Arizona that supports a strong economy, economic freedom and vitality for our counties, cities and citizens, quality education for all students, personal freedom and economic security, and a debt-free future for Arizona. As a veteran I know that we can, and need to, do more for our veterans to insure a proper level of healthcare and transitional services."

Arlando Teller
State Representative - District 7
Democratic
Yá'át'ééh, my name is Arlando S. Teller. My Navajo clans are Zuni clan adopted into Red Streaked Forehead clan born for The Water Flows Together clan. My maternal/paternal grandfathers are Bitter Water clan and Salt People clan. I began my career in aviation in 1995 as the first Native American graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After graduation, I was accepted into the City of Mesa - Falcon Field Airport's General Aviation Management Internship program. I continued my career as an airport planner for the City of Phoenix - Aviation Department and later as the Aviation Management Intern for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. These experiences encouraged me to travel the world before moving to the California bay area to work as a transportation planner and tribal liaison for the California Department of Transportation. In 2009, I returned home to work as a senior transportation planner for the Navajo Nation Division of Transportation. A year later, I was promoted to program manager for the new Department of Airports Management. I was then promoted to the DOT's Deputy Division Director position in 2017. On my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends especially my grandsons, Eli Natannii and Kai Hozho.

Myron Tsosie
State Representative - District 7
Democratic
My name is Myron Tsosie, 39 years of age, Dine, of the Coyote Pass Clan born for the Towering House People my maternal grandparents are the Towering House and my paternal grandparents are the Water Flows Together People from Chinle, Arizona (the Heart of the Navajo Nation). Since 2014 I have served on the Chinle Unified School District School Board working with local, state and national leaders both in the House and Senate. My involvement in working with both public and community schools began with CUSD #24 from 2003 to 2008, then with Chinle Boarding School, Inc., from 2008 to 2011, I had the greatest opportunity of working with students grades K-12, parents, educators, administrators and school board members. I have spent countless hours working and serving members of the community; I find satisfaction in energetically confronting tough challenges and working collegiality to overcome them. The residents of Legislative District 7 is my ultimate focus, I will work with my colleagues to create a shared vision for work and learning; build strategic partnerships; sustain the communities progress through continuous involvement; adopt and maintain current policies, maintain strong ethical standards; and objectively seek answers to questions and challenges as they arise.

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