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Candidate Conversation ~ Governor Candidate Steve Farley
March 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a No Host Coffee and breakfast with (D) Governor Candidate Steve Farley here in Nogales.
More about Steve:
Steve Farley is a 53-year-old small-business owner and father of Amelia, 21, and Genevieve, 17. He graduated from Williams College (Mass.) in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was elected to represent the citizens of District 9 as State Senator in 2012. He was first elected to the Arizona Legislature as State Representative from District 28 in November 2006, eventually rising to become House Assistant Minority Leader. He now serves as Senate Assistant Minority Leader and the Ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, as well as Member of the Appropriations, Financial Institutions, and Ethics Committees.
Steve, named by the Arizona Republic as one of 16 Arizonans to Watch in 2016, and voted Best Arizona Democratic Elected Official in 2016 by readers and reporters of the Arizona Capitol Times, has been working to move Arizona forward with legislative priorities in the areas of public education, jobs and economic development, senior issues, public safety, transportation choices, sustainable growth, fiscal health, and quality of life.
When he’s not at the state Capitol, Steve is well-known as the artist who gathered personal photos from the Tucson community and turned them into those historic photographic tile murals around the Broadway Underpass, in Downtown Tucson, which has won the title of Best Mural in the Tucson Weekly’s annual Best of Tucson reader poll eleven years in a row. For that project, he invented a new way of converting photographs to glazed ceramic tile, and he has since completed numerous mural projects around the U.S. He has run his own public art and graphic design business since 1991.
Steve has also become a strong advocate for public transit and other transportation improvements in not just Tucson, but all over the state. He was instrumental in gaining approval for a comprehensive regional transportation system of roads, buses, bikeways and sidewalks, and the Modern Streetcar light rail line which opened in Tucson in 2015 and which has created hundreds and hundreds of jobs and more than a billion dollars in private construction projects within three blocks of its route — all in the middle of the worst recession Arizona has seen. Steve’s leadership in the creation of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has resulted in thousands of new, good jobs and a revitalized Tucson.
Steve’s love of Arizona is giving back is deeply rooted in his everyday life. Be it his with infectious smile or famous hugs, anyone who meets Steve can easily see that his only desire in public office is to improve our state for every Arizonan, regardless of their race, creed, sex or background.
Should you ever have any questions, Steve can be reached via email at email@example.com!