|Arizona House of Representatives District 8|
|High school||Coolidge High School|
|Bachelor's||Arizona State University, 2003|
|Master's||Northern Arizona University|
|Birthday||November 29, 1978|
|Place of birth||Ajo, AZ|
- Northern Arizona University, Public Managment
- Arizona State, BA, History, Political Science, Latin American Studies
- Coolidge High School
Verdugo's campaign website listed the following issues:
- State Budget
- Excerpt: "Balance the state budget in an open process and on time."
- Arizona Economy
- Excerpt: "Create a state empowerment zone like the federal government has done, to utilize tax credits for employers to hire and train workers in fields that have a high demand;"
- K-12 Education & Funding
- Excerpt: "Educating our state’s children in the essential subjects of reading, writing, science, math and vocational classes is important to Arizona’s economy."
- University Funding & Affordability
- Excerpt: "Arizona’s universities are critical to developing our state’s economic future and in training the future workforce. By funding the universities at an acceptable level, students can afford to pay a reasonable tuition in order to get a good college education."
- Excerpt: "The Arizona Legislature has been chipping away at the funding for HCG and has been starving this important health insurance program. At a time when health insurance premiums are becoming unaffordable, programs like HCG and Kids Care, are needed to help insure our state’s children and small businesses in order to have healthy students and healthy workers."
Verdugo ran in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 8. She and Ernest Bustamante defeated George Arredondo in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Verdugo and her husband, Brian, have two children.
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- Emily Verdugo District 8 Facebook Page "Info," accessed Septmeber 21, 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Biography from Project Vote Smart