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Posted on: September 23, 2019

2019 League Legislative Award Recipients

2019 League Legislative Awards

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns will honor 50 members of the Arizona Legislature for their work during the 2019 legislative session at the organization’s annual conference on Thursday, August 22 in Tucson. The legislators are being recognized for their commitment to local government decision making and providing support to cities and towns in their districts and statewide.                    

“We are pleased to honor this group of devoted legislators who recognize the importance of local government,” said Maricopa Mayor and League President Christian Price. “It is through these valued partnerships that Arizona, and her Cities and Towns continue to thrive.”                      

The League’s legislative agenda includes two basic core principles: commitment to local decision-making by the elected leaders of cities and towns, and a commitment to the revenue sharing system established by the voters through a series of initiative measures.         

The League’s highest honor goes to “Legislative Champions.” This year, they are:          

  • Sen. Sean Bowie (D)            
  • Sen. David Bradley (D)            
  • Rep. Kelli Butler (D)            
  • Rep. Kirsten Engel (D)            
  • Rep. Mitzi Epstein (D)            
  • Senate President Karen Fann (R)            
  • Rep. Charlene Fernandez (D)            
  • Sen. Kate Brophy McGee (R)            
  • Rep. Joanne Osborne (R)            
  • Rep. Martin Quezada (D)            
  • Rep. Lorenzo Sierra (D)            
  • Rep. Michelle Udall (R)           

Additionally, these legislators are being recognized as “Friends of Cities and Towns.”          

  • Sen. Lela Alston (D)            
  • Rep. Richard Andrade (D)            
  • Rep. Isela Blanc (D)            
  • Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R)            
  • Sen. Paul Boyer (R)            
  • Rep. Andrés Cano (D)            
  • Sen. Heather Carter (R)            
  • Rep. Regina Cobb (R)            
  • Sen. Lupe Contreras (D)            
  • Sen. Andrea Dalessandro (D)            
  • Rep. Domingo DeGrazia (D)            
  • Rep. Tim Dunn (R)            
  • Rep. Diego Espinoza (D)            
  • Rep. Randall Friese (D)            
  • Sen. Sally Ann Gonzalez (D)            
  • Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón (D)            
  • Sen. Rick Gray (R)            
  • Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley (D)            
  • Rep. Alma Hernandez (D)            
  • Rep. Daniel Hernandez (D)            
  • Rep. Aaron Lieberman (D)            
  • Sen. David Livingston (R)            
  • Rep. Jennifer Longdon (D)            
  • Sen. Juan Mendez (D)            
  • Sen. Tony Navarette (D)            
  • Sen. Tyler Pace (R)            
  • Rep. Jennifer Pawlik (D)            
  • Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (D)            
  • Rep. Gerae Peten (D)            
  • Rep. Steve Pierce (R)         
  • Sen. Frank Pratt (R)          
  • Sen. Rebecca Rios (D)
  • Rep. Diego Rodriguez (D)            
  • Rep. Athena Salman (D)            
  • Rep. TJ Shope (R)            
  • Sen. Victoria Steele (D)            
  • Rep. Raquel Terán (D)           

“Cities and towns are where the economic activity of the state occurs and where nearly 80 percent of the people live,” said League Executive Director Ken Strobeck. “The state of Arizona is economically strong when its cities and towns are successful and when we work in partnership with state government to provide excellent services to our shared constituents, and to keep local decisions made at the local level,” he said.

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