|Arizona House of Representatives, District 27|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Arizona State Senate District 23|
Rios was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 23 from 2005 to 2010. She served as Assistant Minority Leader. She was elected in 2004 to represent the 23rd District and subsequently re-elected in 2006 and 2008.
Rios received her AA from Central Arizona College in 1987. She went on to earn her B.A. in Social Work from Arizona State University in 1989. She later earned her MSW in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2003.
After earning her degree, Rios became a Child and Family Counselor for the Wayland Family Center from 1989 to 1990. She went on to become a Children's Case Manager for Community Care Network in 1990 and worked in this position until 1992. Rios was employed as a Director of Children's Behavioral Health Services for the Pinal Gila Behavioral Health Association from 1992 to 2005. She later became the Director of Community and Interagency Relations for Empowerment, Incorporated in 2007.
Rios began her political career working as a campaign worker for Peter Rios. She served as a representative in the Arizona State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000.
- Appropriations Committee, Arizona Senate
- Public Safety and Human Services Committee, Arizona Senate
- Retirement and Rural Development Committee, Arizona Senate
Rios' campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Invest in our Students
- Excerpt: "We must fully fund public education, promote a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), provide much needed teacher support, and help improve those schools which are failing."
- Excerpt: "While much needed funding for healthcare has been provided through the recent Medicaid Restoration process, we must continue to ensure that healthcare is affordable and accessible for everyone."
Economic Development and Job Creation
- Excerpt: "As the most diverse district in the City of Phoenix, District 27 is home to a variety of industries: agriculture in the southwest, corporate business in the downtown area, and local small business in the central corridor. Support for these different enterprises is crucial so that they continue to thrive and grow. Focus at the State level on innovative policies to fund job training and targeted incentives to businesses will allow for creation of good paying jobs."
- Excerpt: "I will champion needed programs and services for Veterans so that they will have the tools needed to succeed."
Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Reginald Bolding and Rebecca Rios defeated incumbent Norma A. Munoz, Marcelino Quinonez and Edward Blackwell in the Democratic primary. Myron L. Jackson, Sr. and Jose Tello were unopposed in the Republican primary. Bolding and Rios defeated Jackson and Tello in the general election.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010
|Arizona State Senate, District 23 General Election (2010)|
|Steve Smith (R)||34,568|
|Rebecca Rios (D)||30,361|
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2008
In 2008, Rios was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 23. She finished with 48,203 votes while her opponent Andre Campos finished with 36,722 votes. Rios raised $36,999 for her campaign fund.
|Arizona State Senate, District 23|
|Rebecca Rios (D)||48,203|
|Andre Campos (R)||36,772|
In 2008 Rios raised $36,999 in campaign donations. $35,634 of that was Public Funds money.
In 2014, Rios' endorsements included the following:
- Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick
- Congresswoman Krysten Sinema
- Hon. Clovis Campbell, Former Rep. LD27
- Hon. Phil Gordon, Former Phoenix Mayor
- Senator Leah Landrum Taylor, LD27
- Maricopa County Supervisor Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers
- Andrew Morrill, President of AZ Education Association
- Fraternal Order of Police
- Arizona's List
- Arizona Education Association (AEA)
- United Steelworkers
Rios is married and has two children.
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- Arizona State Legislature
- Arizona state legislative districts
- Arizona House of Representatives
- Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Arizona State Senate
- Rebecca Rios on Facebook
- Arizona State Legislature
- Rebecca Rios on State Surge
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008 2006 2004 1998 1996
- RebeccaRios.com, "Issues," accessed July 30, 2014
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed August 27, 2014
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election," May 27, 2014
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed September 11, 2014
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Arizona State Senate official election results
- Campaign donations
- RebeccaRios.com, "Endorsements," accessed July 30, 2014
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