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State Races - Arizona

State House of Representatives, District 4: Charlene Fernandez

Charlene Fernandez

"You should vote for me because I am leading the Democratic caucus and driving our agenda to lower health care costs, lower drug prices, fully fund schools so we can provide a great education, and put Arizonans before special interests."

-Rep. Charlene Fernandez, (D-District 4)

Party: Republican

Occupation: Minority Leader, Arizona House of Representatives


  • Arizona Western College
  • B.S. - Education, Northern Arizona University 

Relevant experience:

  • Constituent services coordinator for Rep. Ed Pastor 
  • Gov. Janet Napolitano appointed Fernandez liaison to the AZ DEQ, the EPA, and Mexican authorities
  • 2008-2009  - Vice Chair Arizona Democratic Party
  • 2015-present - AZ Representative, District 4
  • YUHSD Governor Board - 12-years - served as both president and vice president

Campaign website:

Personal information:

  • Husband - Sergio 
  • 3 children: Brian, Carlyle, and Lisa 
  • City of residence:  Yuma

Biographic notes:

  • Served on the Yuma Community Foundation, Board of the United Way of Yuma County, and Yuma Leadership

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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