Friday, August 25, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: League of Arizona Cities and Towns honors 16 House Democrats at annual conference

Aug. 25, 2017
Contact: C. Murphy Hebert

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – The League of Arizona Cities and Towns recognized 16 Arizona House Democrats for their commitment to and support of cities and towns during the 2017 legislative session.

“Arizona is better served when the state, cities and towns work together. We know that cities and towns are economic drivers in Arizona and believe that all levels of government should work together in partnership,” House Democratic Leader Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27), said. “My colleagues and I look forward to our continued cooperation with the League and are grateful for this recognition.”

The House Democratic leaders were recognized as Champions of Cities and Towns:
  • House Democratic Leader Rep. Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27)
  • House Democratic Whip Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4)
  • House Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Randall Friese, D-Tucson (District 9)
Additionally, the following legislators received the Friends of Cities and Towns Award:
  • Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix (District 24)
  • Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe (District 26)
  • Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Phoenix (District 27)
  • Rep. Kelli Butler, D-Paradise Valley (District 28)
  • Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, (District 19)
  • Rep. César Chávez, D-Phoenix (District 29)
  • Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24)
  • Rep. Kirsten Engel, D-Tucson (District 10)
  • Rep. Mitzi Epstein, D-Tempe (District 18)
  • Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19)
  • Rep. Rosanna Gabaldón, D-Sahuarita (District 2)
  • Rep. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix (District 30)
  • Rep. Athena Salman, D-Tempe (District 26)

“These state legislators are consistently watching out for the cities and towns in their districts, and we appreciate their support and votes,” League Executive Director Ken Strobeck said.

The League honored the awardees on Aug. 24 during the 2017 Annual Conference. The conference, held in Oro Valley this year, is a four-day meeting Aug. 22 – Aug. 25 with mayors, council members and officials coming together from across the state. For more information about the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, visit


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