Hello fellow Democrats,
I am a wife, mother, business owner, endurance athlete, and veteran. I am running for Arizona State House of Representatives in Legislative District 28.
A bit about me. I have family roots here in Arizona. My grandmother came to the state in a covered wagon in the early 1900s before Arizona was a state. Her family homesteaded outside of Pearce, Arizona. My uncle still lives on the ranch.
I’ve lived all over the state, in Northern Arizona, outside of Kingman. Central Arizona, I started school in Phoenix. We lived on the “edge of town” off of Dunlap.
My family owned property in the Sun City West area but decided that “Phoenix would never get this big”.
I left Arizona in high school but returned in 1998. I love it here. I want it to continue to be a welcoming state with freedom and opportunities for everyone.
The first question I am asked is “Why are you running?”, Great question. I wasn’t planning to run for office. My plan was to support my fellow democrats and candidates as a Precinct Captain.
Funding for our schools has continued to be cut. Wells are running dry in ever corner of the state. Women’s rights are being whittled away.
If you are like me, you might think, DAMN, what the hell! Little by little our state is losing its democracy.
It made me think of the Martin Niemoller Quote:
First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
In our current political climate, it seems they are coming for our teachers and educators, our health, our environment and, equal rights for women and our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.
I am aware this is a deep red district but that doesn’t mean we can’t win. It takes support from the community and volunteers. We can win over the hearts and minds of voters.
I believe many of our citizens want the same things. The kitchen table issues:
Equality and a system that allows their voices heard
Support to our citizens and small businesses
Taking care of the elderly and the young
Supporting Workers and Small businesses
Quality Roads and infrastructure
Clean Air and Clean Water
Autonomy over our own bodies.
What issues are most important to you?
I am willing to work hard and put in the hours of making phone calls, sending texts, shaking hands, and kissing babies to eventually win over LD28.
This is my first time running. Any wise words of advice would be greatly appreciated.
I appreciate your support. I would love your help:
Thank you so much and your work to help preserve our democracy.
I need your help
Do you want to help me preserve democracy. Please volunteer or donate.
PAID FOR BY STEPHANIE HOLBROOK FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE. AUTHORIZED BY STEPHANIE HOLBROOK.