This Saturday, lifelong Democrat Felecia Rotellini was elected the new chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party. The State Committee members voted overwhelmingly for Felecia Rotellini, 359-25, over LD-16 Chair Scott Prior.
In her campaign for party chair, Felecia Rotellini stressed the importance of bringing in new voters and grassroots groups to the party; continuing a fifteen-county strategy of building party infrastructure; and cultivating a more open, transparent state party that’s accountable to its members.
Moments after her election, Chairwoman Rotellini announced she will be hosting open houses around the state to listen to and strategize with party leaders, volunteers, and activists in an effort to broaden the party’s outreach to voters.
Statement from Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini:
“I’m honored and humbled to receive the full support of our Party’s State Committee members. To be entrusted with this responsibility is something I don’t take lightly.
“Especially now, as Arizonans are realizing they have a voice and the opportunity in the upcoming elections to affect real change - from our state capital, to the halls of Congress, we must reach out to all Arizonans with a clear message of why Democrat candidates will fight for their values. While Arizona Republicans continue to fight on behalf of the very wealthy and other special interests, Arizona Democrats are joining students, teachers, union workers, DREAMers, and women to fight for quality jobs, equal rights, a safe place for our families to grow, great schools, and a government that is accountable to the people. Families, organizations, and businesses thrive in a state where we can be proud of our quality of living and the opportunities available for people to live the American Dream.
“I’m excited to get to work, and we’re ready to deliver much needed change for the people of Arizona.”