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Meet the Party Leaders

Chair

Alexis Tameron

Phone: (602)298-4200
Email: chair@azdem.org

A native Arizonan, Alexis Tameron was born and raised in the mining town of Superior. She has worked in government, public policy and electoral politics for over a decade, serving in various management capacities at the congressional, state and local level. Most recently, Alexis served as the 2012 statewide Campaign Manager for Dr. Richard Carmona’s U.S. Senate race – an effort that captured more votes statewide than any other Democratic candidate in Arizona history. Alexis also worked for Harry Mitchell’s 2006 congressional campaign, an effort that resulted in the upset victory over six-term incumbent J.D. Hayworth.  She served as Congressman Mitchell’s first District Director before becoming his Chief of Staff in Washington. Alexis graduated from Arizona State University and attended the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. She resides in Tempe and works as a public affairs professional for an Arizona-based technology company.


First Vice Chairman

Bill Roe

Phone: (602)298-4200
Email: broe@azdem.org

For more than 35 years, Bill Roe has dedicated himself to improving Arizona’s environment and championing land conservation efforts. Bill has served on the boards of directors of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters, served two six-year terms on the Arizona State Parks Board, served on the Arizona Land and Water Trust Board, and dedicated years to long-term service as a leader in developing the Nature Conservancy in Arizona. More recently, he served as Arizona's Democratic National Committeeman, and upon his election as Chair, became the first Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party from outside Maricopa County in a generation. Bill graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio and received his law degree from Columbia University. He and his wife, Alice, have been married for 45 years and have two children and three grandchildren.


Secretary

Anne Greenberg

Phone: 602.751.6642
Email: asg@healthandmedical.com


Treasurer

Rick McGuire

Phone: (602)757-3841
Email: rickm@healthandmedical.com

Rick McGuire is an Executive Producer at Health & Medical Multimedia and Executive Editor of the several monthly publications including the cardiology magazine, CardioSource WorldNews. He co-authored the Democratic PC Handbook and Resource Guide that is used here in Arizona as well as in several other states. For more than a decade, Rick has travelled Arizona, on behalf of the party, to train treasurers and other leaders on Managing Money in Politics: How to win Elections and Stay Out of Jail as well as conduct general PC training. Rick is married to Anne Greenberg, a past vice chair of the state party and the current President of the Paradise Valley Unified School District Governing Board. They have two sons.


Senior Vice Chairwoman

Holly Lyon

Phone: (520) 822-6566
hollacelyon@gmail.com


Vice Chairwoman

Jordan Hibbs

Phone: (480) 278-4847
Email: jordan@jordanhibbs.com


Vice Chairwoman

Kristie O'Brien

Phone:(480) 729-2647
Email: kristieobrienesq@gmail.com

A native Arizonan, Kristie was born and raised in the East Valley. She grew up in Chandler and is a graduate of Dobson High School. Kristie received her B.A. in International Relations from Trinity University, in Washington, DC, a Certificate in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC and her Juris Doctorate from Bond University Law School, Australia. Kristie is a lawyer and currently resides in Gilbert.


Vice Chairwoman

Emily Verdugo

Phone: (520)251-1274
Email: emilyverdugo78@gmail.com


Vice Chairman

Doug Ballard

Phone: (480) 993-8841
Email: dougb@ccdem.org

A resident of Coconino County, Doug worked for over thirty five years in the field of municipal planning and public administration. He was cofounder and first Chair of Progressive Democrats of Northern Arizona, before becoming a two term Chair of the Coconino County Democratic Party. He has been a State Committee Member for a number of years, and has served the ADP as it's Chair of the Council of County Chairs and an Executive Board Member for the past four years. He was a Democratic Candidate the State House (LD 6), and was an elected Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He currently serves as the Chair of the ADP Bylaws Committee, and is a Copper State Council Member.


Vice Chairman

Aaron Marquez

Phone: (602) 688-2028
Email: Aaron@aaronmarquez.com


Vice Chairman

Jeff Rogers

Phone: (520) 624-4700
Email: Jrogers@jrogerslaw.com


Educational Coordinator

Janie Hydrick

Phone: (480)963-1848
Email: hydrick@aol.com


Affirmative Action Moderator

Adrian Fontes

Phone: (602) 565-2257
Email: adrian.fontes@gmail.com

Adrian Fontes, a native of Nogales, is proud to call himself an Arizona Democrat. From a family of southern Arizona political activists, Adrian's involvement in Democratic efforts run as far back as the Adios Mecham effort in the late 1980's and even his own grandfather's bid for Mayor of Nogales in 1979. A father, husband, attorney and former US Marine, Adrian's dedication to family and community propel him forward to advocate for inclusion and non-discrimination in the Party's efforts to advance progressive principles in Arizona.


National Committeewoman

Kate Gallego

Kate Gallego has served the Democratic Party as the Chair of the Maricopa County Candidate Recruitment Committee, President of the Young Democrats of Arizona, and party staff. She recruited the only Democratic woman who currently represents all of Maricopa County and the first openly LGBT Maricopa County official. She is active in the City of Phoenix, having been the longest serving Chair of the Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission. She has led efforts to bring more renewable energy to Phoenix and to make the city more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.  Mayor Stanton appointed her as Vice Chair of PlanPHX, the Phoenix General Plan, and she serves on the Central City Village Planning Commission. She works in long-term planning economic development, helping companies grow and bringing new ones to the Phoenix area. She would like to see Phoenix host the 2016 Democratic Convention. 


National Committeewoman

Carolyn Warner

Phone: (602)957-7552
Email: cwarner@carolynwarner.com

Carolyn Warner was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Democratic State Senator U.T. Rexroatand Mary Tullis. Carolyn attended the inauguration of President Harry S. Truman as youth representative (and danced with the President at his Inaugural Ball). After moving to Arizona, Carolyn became active in its Democratic Party. She was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1974, 1978, and 1982. She ran for the U.S. Senate in 1976 and was Democratic nominee for Governorship of Arizona in 1986. She was Elected Democratic National Committeewoman in 2004 and most recently in 2008. She is actively involved in many local organizations such as Arizona Center for After School Excellence, Arizona List, Arizona Women's Forum, Arizona Educational Foundation, Children’s Action Alliance, Dean's Associates for Educational Advancement at Arizona State University, EMERGE, and Jobs for America's Graduates.


National Committeeman

Luis Heredia

Email: luis.heredia@gmail.com

Luis is the lead Principal for Community Works Consultants. He works with clients to build and manage comprehensive political strategies. His political management background includes both developing high-level strategy as Arizona Democratic Party's former executive director and, earlier in his career, coordinating grassroots efforts. Heredia has worked as a senior congressional aide to Congressman Raul Grijalva and as a public affairs director for Union Pacific Railroad's Arizona and New Mexico operations. Heredia's experience as an elected official began at 24, when Yuma residents elected him to the Somerton Elementary School District's governing board. In 2005, the Arizona Democaratic Party named Heredia its Young Democrat of the Year. A first generation American from a Mexican immigrant farm worker family, Heredia graduated as a Leadership Scholar from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in History. Later, he completed a master's degree in Public Administration at Indiana University. The Chicano Faculty and Staff Association recognized Heredia with the Robert L. Pastor Outstanding Undergraduate Award. He was also named a Woodrow Wilson/Public Policy and International Affairs fellow and a 2013 Flinn-Brown fellow for the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

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