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PRESS RELEASE: Junelle Cavero appointed to fill LD 11House vacancy


April 16, 2024

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed Junelle Cavero of South Phoenix to fill the vacant House seat in Legislative District 11. A political consultant, small business owner and longtime community and Democratic Party advocate, Cavero will add to the Democratic Caucus more than 25 years' experience in government affairs, nonprofit management, political campaigns and business development.


Cavero works as Head of Political for My Code, the largest multicultural digital media company in the country. She has also served as CEO of Blue Knot Strategies, Executive Director of Emerge Arizona and worked for several Democratic presidential campaigns, including Obama-Biden and Hillary Clinton. She began her activism in Arizona working against Senate Bill 1070 and fighting housing discrimination while working for the Arizona Fair Housing Center.


"As I step into the role of representing Legislative District 11, I am deeply honored to accept this responsibility," Cavero said. "In a time that calls for unwavering commitment to our communities, I am dedicated to being a tireless champion for reproductive justice, affordable housing, and the economic issues affecting everyday Arizonans. I pledge to work night and day to serve and uplift the voices of working families and our communities."


House Democratic Leader Lupe Contreras added, "Representative Cavero brings a wealth of business experience and political savvy to our Caucus, and we look forward to her joining our Caucus as soon as possible. We have no doubts she will hit the ground running as budget negotiations heat up and we take other significant votes for our state's future."


Cavero is the mother of two daughters and has lived in the South Mountain community for 10 years. Her swearing is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday morning, details TBA.



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