Amanda Aguirre

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Amanda Aguirre
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 3
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate
Bachelor'sUniversity of Sonora
Master'sCalifornia State University Los Angeles, 1981
Date of birthFebruary 6, 1953
Place of birthAguaprieta, Sonora, Mexico
ProfessionBusiness owner
Campaign website
Amanda Aguirre was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 3rd Congressional District of Arizona. She was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate from 2007 to 2010. She was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2006 representing the 24th district and re-elected in 2008.

Aguirre received her BS in Chemistry from the University of Sonora. She later earned her MA in Nutrition from the California State University, Los Angeles, in 1981.

Aguirre has worked for the Clinical Dietetic Internship at the Center for Developmental Disabilities Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. She then worked as the Executive Director for the Western Arizona Health Education Centers from 1991 to 2003. Aguirre has worked as the CEO and President of the Regional Center for Border Health, Incorporated from 1991 to the present. She is also the CEO and President of the San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Incorporated, and has been since 2004.

Aguirre was appointed to the Arizona State House of Representatives in February 2003. She served in this position from 2003 to 2006. She moved on to become a senator for the 24th district of Arizona in 2006, serving through 2010.


See Amanda Aguirre's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.

Committee assignments

Aguirre served on the following committees while a member of the Arizona State Senate.


Campaign themes


Aguirre's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Foster a fertile small business environment "
  • Military
Excerpt: "Protect our military bases in Arizona "
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Support affordable and accessible healthcare "
  • Education
Excerpt: "Invest in an educated workforce "
  • Border Security/Immigration
Excerpt: "A secured border is a safe border "



See also: Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Aguirre ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 3rd District. She was defeated by incumbent Raul Grijalva in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. [2][3]


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Aguirre was defeated in the November 2 general election by Don Shooter.[4] She had no primary opposition.

Arizona State Senate, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Don Shooter (R) 18,334
Amanda Aguirre (D) 16,140
Jack Kretzer (L) 1,510


In 2008 Aguirre was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 24. She finished with 29,718 votes while her opponent Jack Kretzer finished with 9,167 votes.[5] Aguirre raised $33,802 for her campaign funds.

Arizona State Senate, District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Aguirre (D) 29,718
Jack Kretzer (R) 9,167

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Aguirre's reports.[6]

Amanda Aguirre (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$0$31,158$(496.18)$30,661.82
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2012$30,661.82$72,860.50$(89,004.05)$14,518.27
Pre-Primary[9]August 16, 2012$14,518.27$48,302.75$(61,662.18)$1,158.84
Running totals


In 2008 Aguirre raised $33,802 in campaign donations. $32,303 of the money she raised was public fund money.[10]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $32,303


Aguirre is divorced and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 24
Succeeded by
Don Shooter