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By Carolyn Classen, blogger

“Matthew G. Heinz, MD, is an internist and hospitalist at Tucson Medical Center. He was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Director of Provider Outreach in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where Dr. Heinz helped to implement the Affordable Care Act (2013-2015).

In 2014, Dr. Heinz was tasked with assisting in the domestic response to the Ebola pandemic. Prior to his work at HHS, Dr. Heinz was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives where he served for two terms (2009-2013).

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Elected to the Arizona State House in 2008, Matt served two terms and was chosen by his Democratic colleagues to serve as caucus whip. In the House, he focused on seniors, veterans, and healthcare issues, working across the aisle to write and pass key legislation including:

He wrote a bill to make all medical complaints and patient safety information a public record, and broke the partisan gridlock in Phoenix to get it passed (Arizona H.B. 2520 (2011); Arizona H.B. 2545 (2010)

He stood up for our injured veterans so their benefits can never be seized by collectors. Arizona H.B. 2348 (2010)

He helped secure health care for seniors who need it most by ensuring access to hospice care in a time of drastic cuts. Arizona H.B 2099 (2011)

Find more information about Dr. Heinz at www.heinzforsupervisor.com.”

Carolyn’s Note: Dr. Matt Heinz, who served 2 terms in the AZ House for LD 29, upset the incumbent Democrat Supervisor/Chair Ramon Valadez in the August 4th primary. Dr. Heinz will be facing off with Republican Anthony Sizer, who ran for the Arizona House twice before in LD 14 and LD 2.

Dr. Heinz has also run for CD 2 House a number of times in August 2012 (2nd in 2 way race in the Dem primary), Nov. 2016, and August 2018 (came in 2nd in 7 way race in the Dem primary).

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