Rebecca Rios

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Rebecca Rios
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Arizona State Senate District 23
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Social Worker
Rebecca Rios (b. June 4, 1967) 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.



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Rios was defeated by Steve Smith in the November 2 general election.[1]. 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


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.[2] 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


In 2008 Rios raised $36,999 in campaign donations. $35,634 of that was Public Funds money.[3]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $35,634

Committee assignments

See Rebecca Rios official website for a list of sponsored legislation.


Rios is married and has two children.

External links

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