400 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
Biography (from City of Tucson website):
- First Latina Elected to Tucson City Council (2007)
- Born and raised in southern Arizona (Somerton, Arizona)
- University of Arizona graduate, 2000, BA in Communication
- Married to Ruben Reyes with one son, Emiliano and one daughter, Luciana
- Pima County Youth Internship Coordinator, putting 450 kids to work each year (1996-2000)
- Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Coordinator, working with 20 neighborhoods to provide $3.5 million in neighborhood improvements (2000-2005)
- Co-founder, César Chavez Holiday Coalition
- Co-founder, Las Adelitas, an organization to mobilize Latinas and their families
- Board of Directors, Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
Since 2007, Regina Romero has proudly served Tucson residents on the City Council. She brings more than fifteen years experience in progressive public policy, job training and neighborhood reinvestment to the Council.
Romero has championed successful efforts to bring new jobs and economic development to Tucson, while working to improve the climate for existing small businesses. She led the City to bring back its economic development office and create a small business forum. She improved the Small Business Enterprise program, a plan that enhances opportunities for local vendors to do business with the City of Tucson. She pushed for changes to the land use code to promote green building and smart growth, and updated certificate of occupancy rules to make it easier to re-use older buildings.
Carolyn’s note: Regina was elected to Ward 2 Council in Nov. 2007, re-elected in Nov. 2011 and is seeking her 3rd term this Nov. 2015. Also up for re-election this year are Ward 2 Council (Paul Cunningham), Ward 4 Council (Shirley Scott), and the Mayor (Jonathan Rothschild), all Democrats.