Bipartisan Endorsements

Educators & Ed. Leaders

  • Dr. Linda Arzoumanian: Superintendent of Pima County Schools (Retired)  
  • Honorable David Bradley: State Senator, Education & Health Committee
  • Arthur Almquist: 2013's Teacher of the Year & Tucson High Teacher
  • Demion Clinco: Chair of Pima Community College Governing Board
  • Mica Bellarte: Former Chair of First Things First Regional Council
  • Mary Belle McCorkle: TUSD Teacher, Principal, Former Board Member 
  • Laura Almquist: Former TUSD Board Member, Education and Children's Advocate  
  • Mark Hanna: Pima Community College Governing Board, Former School Counselor for TUSD 
  • Bruce Burke: Former TUSD Board Member
  • Honorable Mary Sally Gonzales: State Senator, Former Yaqui Tribal Council Member 
  • Sara Mae Williams: Former Co-Director of Arizona School Board Association & Baboquivari School Board 



Advocates & Activists

  • Ron Barber: Former U.S. Congressman
  • Keith Murfee DeConcini: Disability Rights Activist and Tucson Commissioner 
  • Penelope Jacks: Southern AZ Director of Children's Action Alliance (Retired) 
  • Paul Cunnigham: City Councilor, SUSD Teacher 
  • Karin Uhlich: Former City Councilor, Champion for Homeless Citizens & LGBTQ Families
  • Joel Feinman: Social Justice Advocate
  • Margo Cowan: Working Families Advocate
  • Amanda Lee Villa: LGBTQ and Labor Rights Activist
  • Summer Di: Indigenous and Environmental Protection Leader 
  • Patrick Robles: Student & Arizona Public Education Activist 
  • Nancy Barber: Voices For Education Board


Local Leaders

  • Bruce & Lynn Wood Dusenberry: Business Owners and Local Philanthropists
  • Enrique Feldman: Grammy Nominated Artist, Bilingual Children's Author, 4th Generation Arizonan and TUSD Alum. 
  • Cyfi Rock Martinez: Internationally Known Muralist, Painted the 3 story "Agave Queen" in Downtown Tucson, TUSD Alum and Former Educator
  • Adiba Nelson: Diversity and Special Needs Advocate, Award Winning Author
  • Judith Clinco: Local Business Owner, Elder Care Expert
  • Susan Friese: Early Literacy and Social Justice Leader 
  • Cheryl Cage: Political and Community Issues Expert
  • Roni Capin Rivera Ashford: Internationally Recognized Bilingual Children's Author, Former TUSD Literacy Teacher

Community Groups and Organizations

  •  National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Arizona List
  • Run For Something