Rebecca Rios

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Rebecca Rios
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Candidate for
Arizona House of Representatives, District 27
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate District 23
2005-2010
Personal
ProfessionSocial Worker
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rebecca Rios (b. June 4, 1967) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 27 of the Arizona House of Representatives.

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.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Rios' campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

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."

Healthcare Accessibility

  • 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."

Veteran Services

  • Excerpt: "I will champion needed programs and services for Veterans so that they will have the tools needed to succeed."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Norma A. Munoz will face Reginald Bolding, Marcelino Quinonez and Rebecca Rios in the Democratic primary.[2]

2010

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Rios was defeated by Steve Smith in the November 2 general election.[3]. She had no primary opposition.

Arizona State Senate, District 23 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Smith (R) 34,568
Rebecca Rios (D) 30,361

2008

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.[4] Rios raised $36,999 for her campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebecca Rios (D) 48,203
Andre Campos (R) 36,772

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Rios raised $36,999 in campaign donations. $35,634 of that was Public Funds money.[5]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $35,634

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Rios' endorsements include the following:[6]

  • 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

Personal

Rios is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Arizona State Senate District 23
2005–2010
Succeeded by
Steve Smith