Las Adelitas Arizona endorsements for 2018 Primary

Las Adelitas Arizona
For Immediate Release     MEDIA Contact: Laura Enriquez

July 18, 2018                                                          520.358.3331 /


Phoenix, Arizona – Las Adelitas Arizona PAC – a political action committee that encourages Latinas in Arizona to participate in the political process and support progressive issues – today announced their endorsements of several candidates running for office throughout Arizona.


“Today, we are pleased to announce Las Adelitas Arizona PAC’s endorsement of 21 outstanding candidates,” said Las Adelitas Arizona Board Chair Jennifer Allen. “These candidates have all demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of Latinas and their families.”


For the past 12 years, Las Adelitas Arizona PAC has been working to open up the political process for Latinas in Arizona to ensure that political leaders are more reflective of the racially diverse communities they represent.


“In 2018, more than ever, Arizona is poised to elect the most diverse representatives in state history. We at Las Adelitas are proud to endorse candidates who will fight for job equality, health rights, quality education and a government that is open to all,” said Allen. “They are leaders on the critical issues facing our community and we are proud to consider themAdelitas.”


Las Adelitas were the women soldiers who fought along men during the Mexican revolution of 1910. These women sacrificed their lives to fight for and defend their beliefs. Today, the spirit and image of Las Adelitas has come to represent the broader struggles for social justice and equality that Las Adelitas Arizona works for every day by recruiting, educating and mobilizing Latinas to participate in the political process and supporting progressive issues of impact to Latinas in Arizona.

Following are Las Adelitas Arizona’s endorsed candidates:

Las Adelitas PAC Primary Endorsements


U.S. Congress, District 2 – Mary Matiella

U.S. Congress, District 3 – Raul Grijalva

U.S. Congress, District 7 – Ruben Gallego

U.S. Congress, District 8 – Hiral Tipirneni

State Representative, District 2 – Rosanna Gabaldón

State Representative, District 3 – Olivia Cajero Bedford

State Representative, District 3 – Andrés Cano

State Senator, District 3 – Betty Villegas

State Representative, District 4 – Charlene Fernandez

State Representative, District 4 – Geraldine Peten

State Senator, District 7 – Jamescita Peshlakai

State Senator, District 9 – Victoria Steele

State Representative, District 11 – Marcela Quiroz

State Representative, District 26 – Athena Salmon

State Representative, District 26 – Isela Blanc

State Representative, District 27 – Rebecca Rios

State Representative, District 30 – Raquel Terán

Arizona Governor – David Garcia

Arizona Attorney General – January Contreras

Arizona Corporation Commission – Sandra Kennedy

Arizona Corporation Commission – Kiana Sears

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