STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Cloves C. Campbell Jr., D-Phoenix (District 16), has been awarded with the Pioneer Award by the ASU Black History Month Committee.
Campbell received the award for more than 20 years of activism in the development of African-American life and culture. He accepted the award on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Ninth Annual Pioneer Award Dinner at Arizona State University’s West campus.
“It is an honor to be considered a pioneer in the African-American community,” Campbell said. “I am humbled to see how my involvement in the community and as a state representative has served as an inspiration to future generations.”
Campbell is the son of Arizona’s first black senator, the late Cloves Campbell Sr., and is currently Board Chairman and Co-Publisher of The Arizona Informant. The publication is the only African-American owned weekly newspaper in the state.
As a state representative, Campbell currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, Banking and Insurance Committee and the sub-committee on Library and Archives.
The ASU Black History Month Committee is made up of 17 members and has presented The Pioneer Award to other civil rights activists including Jean Fairfax and Calvin C. Goode in previous years.