Meet the Party Leaders

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

Karyn Lathan

Vice Chairwoman

Joseline Mata

Vice Chairwoman

Sue Castner

Vice Chairman

Jevin D. Hodge

Vice Chairman

Randy Keating

Vice Chairman

Dante Mitchell

Educational Coordinator

Janie Hydrick

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

Affirmative Action Moderator

Ernesto Fonseca

National Committeeman

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 co-founder 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. He was a Democratic Candidate the State House (LD 6), and was an elected Delegate to the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions. He is a DNC Committee Member, and he currently serves as the Chair of the ADP Bylaws Committee. He is also a Copper State Council Member.

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 Heredia works as a senior congressional staffer.  His leadership roles in political campaigns include: campaign manager for Felecia Rotellini for Arizona Attorney General, Arizona Democratic Party's executive director, and consultant for several legislative and local races.  Heredia also worked as an aide to Congressman Raul Grijalva and a public affairs director for Union Pacific Railroad's Arizona and New Mexico operations.  Luis was elected to the Somerton Elementary School District's governing board at the age of 24.  He was also appointed twice to the Yuma County Planning and Zoning Commission.  A first generation American from a Mexican immigrant farm worker family, Heredia graduated as a Leadership Scholar from Arizona State University with a degree in History and holds a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  He founded the ASU Alumni Association’s El Diablito chapter in Yuma and currently serves as President of the Los Diablos chapter.  Luis is the state of Arizona’s representative on the Democratic National Committee and serves on Credential’s committee.  Heredia was honored with the Robert L. Pastor Outstanding Undergraduate Award, named a Woodrow Wilson/Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, and recently completed the Flinn-Brown fellowship for the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

 

DNC Ethnic Council Vice Chair

Danica Oparnica