Coconino County Democratic

Here is the contact information for our Legislators:


LD 1  – Ken Bennett 602-926-5874

LD 7 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042

LD 6 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160

President Warren Petersen 602-926-4136

Majority Ldr Sonny Borrelli 602-926-5031

Minority Ldr Denise Epstein 602-926-4870


LD 1 – Selina Bliss 602-926-4018

LD 1 – Quang Nguyen 602-926-3258

LD 7 – David Cook 602-926-5162

LD 7 – David Marshall 602-926-3579

LD 6 – Mae Peshlakai 602-926-3708

LD 6 – Myron Tsosie 602-926-3157

Speaker Ben Toma 602-926-3298

Majority Ldr Leo Biasiucci 602-926-3018

Minority Ldr Lupe Contreras 602-926-5284

E-Mail Contact for Governor Katie Hobbs:

E-Mail Contacts for Governor Hobbs Staff:

John Owens

Janelle Pedregon


  • The AZ Legislature has passed a budget and adjourned for the year!  At least they can’t do any more damage.
  • The budget involved major cuts across the board to offset the voucher and tax-cut driven budget deficit.  Almost nothing was done about the run away voucher program!
  • This past week, the legislature added five more ballot measures to our November ballot – making a total of 13 that they have added to the ballot!
    • SCR 1012 – would ban AZ agencies from creating rules without legislative approval (would make running the government almost impossible)
    • SCR 1023 – Amends the constitution to require cities and school districts to hold elections on the general election day only.
    • SCR 1040 – Amends the constitution to create a sub-minimum hourly wage for tipped employees
    • SCR 1041 – Amends the constitution to allow anyone to sue to knock off a citizen initiative – would practically halt citizen initiatives going forward.
    • SCR 1044 – Amends the constitution to keep judges appointed until the mandatory retirement age of 70 – aimed specifically to protect the two AZ Supreme Court judges who approved the 1864 abortion ban.
  • Email the Governor at to encourage her to veto a number of last minute bills sent by the Legislature this week:
    • SB 1155 – would establish a minimum sentence for sexual offenses
    • SB 1370 – would ban cities from licensing business by youths under 18 – aimed to prop up for-profit fairs tied to private schools and pro-voucher lobbyists.
    • HB 2017 – would allow builders to mix groundwater with river water to circumvent water restrictions on developments
    • HB 2376 – would block private individuals from selling or giving property to the federal government without legislative approval – aimed to stop executive action to set aside land for national monuments.
    • HB 2389 – would ban the use of passive driver alcohol detection systems to prevent drunk driving situations.
    • HB 2719 – would require a 60% approval school bonds and overrides to pass – effectively stop any passage of needed school bonds and overrides.
    • SB 1511 – would cause considerable confusion and intimidation of insurance companies in cases of transgender coverage.
  • Universal vouchers account for about half of the $1.3 Billion budget shortfall over the next two years.  According to the nonpartisan Grand Canyon Institute 82% of those using the universal voucher program NEVER attended a public or charter school before.
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