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2018 AzNA PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES - General Election

 

September 26, 2018

 

Announcing our 2018 General Election Legislative Endorsements!

 

We’re happy to introduce to you our 2018 endorsed candidates for the General Election.

 

These candidates have gone through a rigorous process that includes a questionnaire and follow-up interviews (for candidates who are not currently in office) or vetting of voting records on nursing and healthcare issues (for candidates currently in office).

 

These candidates represent present and future leaders in the healthcare community. They are a mixture of blue and red, men and women, young and old. We are excited to stand with them, help them in their campaigns, and win or lose, keep working to advance the nursing profession and promote a healthy Arizona.

 

Keep these endorsements in mind as you make your decision during the Arizona General Election on Tuesday, November 6. 

 

Don’t know who your candidates are? Want to make sure you’re registered to vote? Need an early ballot? Visit AzNA’s Get Out the Vote webpage for all of your election needs!

 

District H/S R/D First Last
1 S R Karen Fann
1 H R Noel Campbell
2 S D Andrea Dalessandro
2 H D Rosanna Gabaldon
2 H D Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
3 S D Sally Ann Gonzales
3 H D Alma Hernandez
4 S D Lisa Otondo
4 H D Charlene Fernandez
4 H D Geraldine Peten
4 H G Sara Mae Williams
5 S R Sonny Borrelli
5 H R Regina Cobb
6 H D Felicia French
7 S D Jamescita Peshlakai
8 S D Sharon Girard
8 S R Frank Pratt
8 H R T J Shope
8 H D Linda Gross
9 H D Randall Friese
9 H D Pamela Powers Hannley
10 S D David Bradley
10 H D Domingo DeGrazia
10 H D Kirsten Engel
11 H D Hollace Lyon
13 S R Sine Kerr
13 H R Timothy Dunn
14 H R Gail Griffin
14 H D Bob Karp
15 S R Heather Carter
15 H R Nancy Barto
16 H R Kelly Townsend
17 S R J.D. Mesnard
17 H R Jeff Weninger
18 S D Sean Bowie
18 H D Denise Mitzi Epstein
18 H D Jennifer Jermaine
18 H R Jill Norgaard
19 S D Lupe Chavira Contreras
19 H D Diego Espinoza
20 S D Douglas Ervin
20 S R Paul Boyer
20 H D Hazel Chandler
20 H D Christopher Gilfillan
21 S I Kathy Knecht
21 S R Rick Gray
21 H D Bradley Hughes
22 H D Teri Sarimiento
23 H R John Kavanagh
23 H D Eric Kurland
24 S D Lela Alston
25 H R Michelle Udall
25 H R Rusty Bowers
26 S D Juan Mendez
26 H D Isela Blanc
26 H D Athena Salman
27 S D Rebecca Rios
27 H D Reginald Bolding
28 S R Kate Brophy-McGee
28 S D Christine Porter Marsh
28 H D Kellie Butler
28 H R Kathy Pappas Petsas
29 S D Martin Quezada
29 H D Richard Andrade
29 H D Cesar Chavez
30 S D Otoniel "Tony" Navarrete
30 H D Robert Meza
30 H D Raquel Teran
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2018 AzNA PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES - Primary Election

 

June 28, 2018

 

Announcing our 2018 Primary Election Legislative Endorsements!

 

You’ve been reading in the news about the incredible wave of candidates running for office – time to meet some of the friends of nurses! We’re happy to introduce to you our 2018 endorsed candidates.

These candidates have gone through a rigorous process that includes a questionnaire and follow-up interviews (for candidates who are not currently in office) or vetting of voting records on nursing and healthcare issues (for candidates currently in office).

 

These candidates represent present and future leaders in the healthcare community. They are a mixture of blue and red, men and women, young and old. We are excited to stand with them, help them in their campaigns, and win or lose, keep working to advance the nursing profession and promote a healthy Arizona.

 

Keep these endorsements in mind as you make your decision during the Arizona Primary Elections on Tuesday, August 28. 

 

Remember, since many districts lean heavily towards one political party, it is estimated the 25 out of the 30 districts in Arizona will have their legislator decided upon in the primary election. Get out there and VOTE!

 

Don’t know who your candidates are? Want to make sure you’re registered to vote? Need an early ballot? Visit AzNA’s Get Out the Vote webpage for all of your election needs!

Legislative District House/Senate Policital Party First Name Last Name
1 H R Noel Campbell
3 H D Olivia Cajero Bedford
3 S D Sally Ann Gonzales
5 H R Regina Cobb
6 H D Felicia French
8 S D Natali Fierros Bock
8 S D Sharon Girard
8 H D Linda Gross
8 H R T J Shope
9 H D Randall Friese
9 H D Pamela Powers Hannley
9 S D Jim Love
10 H D Domingo DeGrazia
10 H D Kirsten Engel
11 H D Hollace Lyon
14 S R Drew John
15 S R Heather Carter
15 H R Nancy Barto
16 H R Stephen Kridler
17 H R Jeff Weninger
17 H R Julie Willoughby
18 H D Denise Mitzi Epstein
18 H D Jennifer Jermaine
19 H D Diego Espinoza
20 H D Hazel Chandler
20 H D Christopher Gilfillan
20 S R Paul Boyer
20 S D Douglas Ervin
21 S R Rick Gray
22 H R Matt Bullock
24 H D Denise Link
25 H R Michelle Udall
27 H D Reginald Bolding
27 H D Roberto Sanchez Garcia
27 S D Rebecca Rios
28 S R Kate Brophy-McGee
30 H D Bill Brotherton
30 H D Robert Meza
30 H D Raquel Teran

 

AzNA PAC Endorses Three Nurse Candidates for Arizona's 2018 Primary Elections

On Monday, June 4, the AzNA Political Action Committee announced the endorsement of three nurses running for seats in the 2018 Arizona Elections (Details below!).These nurses won't make it to the general election without getting past the primaries in August.

 

There are currently NO NURSES in the legislature. Decisions on healthcare and the medical professions are made by legislators who seek opinions from doctors and dentists serving in the legislature. Do you want the voice of nurses to be heard?VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES!

 

There are 90,123 Registered Nurses in Arizona.Can you imagine what we can do if every nurse VOTES FOR A NURSE in the next election?

 

What if every nurse who does not have a nurse on her ballot joined the AzNA PAC for $25.00? A whole lot of yard signs could be bought for endorsed nurses! Hit the DONATE button below.

 

Want to know who your candidates are? VisitAzNA PAC's 'Get Out The Vote'website tolocate your polling place,register to voteor sign up formail in ballots, andsee whoyourcandidatesare.

 

If you want a full picture of all the races this year, go to theSecretary of State’selection site where every candidate is spotlighted. Notice that there are three tabs – the last one is for the races for all 60 Legislators and all 30 Senators.

 

Let’s do this!

Here are the Endorsed Nurses Running for the Legislature:

Denise Link, PhD, RN, WHNP-C, CNE, FAAN, FAANP

Democrat

Legislative District 24, House of Representatives

 

What makes Denise Link special to our nursing community?

Could it be her 43 years of experience as a health care provider?
Does she fight to improve healthcare for all?
Does she understand how important the future of nursing is and is willing to make bold steps to improve Arizona’s educational challenges at all levels?

Yes, yes, and yes to all of the above. Just look at the numbers!

 

READ MORE

 

Felicia French, RN, BSN

Democrat

Legislative District 6, House of Representatives

 

Felicia French – a person who has served people and her country throughout her entire adult life. There are so many impressive aspects about Felicia, but what is the common denominator for all that she has accomplished as an Army nurse, veteran, helicopter pilot, educator and volunteer?

 

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Julie Willoughby, RN

Republican

Legislative District 17, House of Representatives

In her role as a ER trauma nurse, Julie leverages her ability to remain quick and level-headed under intense pressure. This career also relies heavily on her creative problem solving and rational thinking skills - all of which will serve her well in the House.


Julie donates time to her local Rotary Club, serves as board president for her HOA and also consistently gives back in the form of community service. In serving her community, Julie learned firsthand just how much government impacts our quality of life. She embraces that fact with her belief that “with a staunch commitment to my family and community, I can make a positive impact on the future.”

 

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AzNA PAC CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE Information

Every candidate considered for endorsement by the AzNA PAC has completed this questionnaire or is an incumbent with a voting record that is reviewed.

 

 

AzNA PAC Casino Night Fundraiser a Success

  

 

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the AzNA PAC hosted a fundraiser to help generate donations that are used to support Arizona candidates running for office that are either nurses or friends of nursing. 

 

The PAC raised a record-breaking $6500 that will be used for Arizona Candidates in the 2018 primary and general elections. A very special and heartfelt thank you to all who participated in our efforts!

 

View the Full Gallery from the Casino Night Fundraiser Booth

 





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