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U.S. House of Representatives, District 3: Raul Grijalva

Raul Grijalva-

"We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation."

-Rep. Raul Grijlava, (D-Ariz.)

Party: Democratic

Occupation: U.S. Congressman - District 3

Education: B.A. - Sociology, University of Arizona

Relevant experience:
  • 1974-1986 - School Board Member
  • 1975-1986 - Director, El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
  • 1987-1989 - Dean, Hispanic Student Affairs, University of Arizona
  • 1989-2002 - Pima County Board of Supervisors (2000-2002 - Chairman)
  • 2003-present - U.S. House of Representatives

Campaign website:

Personal Information:
  • Born: February 19, 1948 - Tucson
  • Age: 72
  • Wife - Ramona
  • 3 children: Adelita, Raquel, and Marisa
  • City of residence: Tucson

Biographical notes:

  • Grijalva's father came to the U.S. in 1945 from Mexico as part of the Bracero Program

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.


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