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African American Caucus

The Arizona African American Caucus (AAC) seeks to encourage political participation and education within the African American community and encourage African Americans to seek public office at all levels. We also fight for equality for African Americans by advocating for issues such as educational, economic, criminal, healthcare and immigration justice and ensuring voting rights and protection for all.  

The goals of the AAC in order of importance are to:

  1. Increase the number of Precinct Committee Persons (PC)
  2. Increase the number of registered African Americans
  3. “Get out the vote efforts” (“GOTV”)

Contact Information

Quiana Dickenson, Chair
Phone: (623) 225-6847
Email: professorquiana@yahoo.com

Henry Wade, Assistant Chair
Phone: (602) 619-4440

Mahogany Cherry, Secretary
Phone: (602) 565-0276
Email: mahoganycherry@yahoo.com

Connie DeLarge, Treasurer
Phone: (520) 322-5000
Email: cdelarge@dmyl.com

Asian American and Pacific Islanders Caucus

Contact Information

Statewide Chair
Naomi Story
Email: naomi.story1@gmail.com

Vice Chair, Pima/Southern Arizona
Elaine Lim

Vice Chair, Maricopa/Central Arizona
Brian Garcia

Vice Chair, Yavapai/Northern Arizona
Janee’ Pousson

Gerald Bohulano

Lori Tochihara

Disabilities Caucus

Greetings and welcome to the Disabilities Caucus for the Arizona Democratic Party. The Arizona Disabilities Caucus provides input into State Party policy and operations, and serves as a resource for candidates who wish to demonstrate full inclusion of persons with disabilities within their staff, their events, and message points. It also is a networking vehicle and sounding board within the Arizona disabilities community.


We look forward to helping the Arizona State Democratic Party be all that it can and should be – a fully inclusive political party for the fastest- growing state in the nation. Please use the following resources and contact the Caucus for your disability event or policy needs.

Contact Information

Celeste Pettijohn, Co-Chair
Phone: (602)942-7363
Email: liberalvoice@cox.net

James Woods, Co-Chair
Phone: (480)267-7197
Email: rebuscabebus@gmail.com

Environmental Caucus

Contact Information

Rebecca Hinton
Email: rahinton@hotmail.com

Federation of Democratic Women Caucus

Contact Information

Carol Comito, President
Phone: (602)793-5326

Website: www.azfdw.com

Toni Denis, 2nd Vice President
Email: toni.denis@icloud.com

Jan Manolis, Treasurer
Email: jmanolis@msn.com

Carol Maas, Recording Secretary
Email: camaas@aol.com

Cathy Hozian, Publicity Secretary
Email: azfeddemowomen@yahoo.com

Latino Caucus

The mission of the Arizona Democratic Party Latino Caucus is to organize and build capacity to represent the Latino community in ADP and to empower Latino families, individuals, and communities; our goal is to become a strong voice in the Democratic Party. We can become this resource with your help and membership in the Latino Caucus.

We invite and encourage you to attend the Latino Caucus meetings at Arizona Democratic Party State Committee meeting held throughout the state. We will share exciting news with you including Resolutions we have proposed for consideration, activities and membership.

The Latino Caucus is working towards being an organized force in and for our Latino communities. Join us to share our progress on our goals and objectives.

Contact Information

Dominique Medina, Chair



Jana Lynn Granillo, Vice Chair


Xenia Orona, Treasurer


Patty Contreras, Corresponding Secretary


Ted Prezelski, Recording Secretary


Check out the Latino Caucus Webpage at https://www.azlatinocaucus.org

Twitter: @ADPLatinoCaucus

Labor Caucus

Contact Information

Ted Prezelski, Chair
Phone: (520) 349-9045
Email: prezelski@aol.com

LGBT Caucus

The LGBT Caucus is a branch of the Arizona Democratic Party that works to ensure that all Arizonans are treated equally and fairly. The Caucus focuses on issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, but in doing so, also fights for the equal rights of all. By electing members of the LGBT community and endorsing legislation that helps to prevent discrimination against members of this community, the LGBT Caucus helps make the state of Arizona more fair and equal, and therefore a better place in which to live in.


Help the LGBT Caucus Stand Up Against:

  • DOMA & Constitutional Amendment- In addition to having legal statutes in the state’s Defense of Marriage Act voiding same-sex marriages. In November 2008, Arizona passed Proposition 102, and created a constitutional amendment to the Arizona State Constitution defining marriage as between a man and woman, limiting committed same-sex couples from the benefits that can come from such a union. Help us encourage lawmakers and fellow Arizonans to repeal this unfair amendment!


Related Links

Contact Information

Ray Bradford, Chair
Phone: 602.618.9100
Email: chair@azlgbtdems.org

Lisa Malachowsky, Vice Chair
Phone: 925.759.4360
Email: vicechair@azlgbtdems.org

Jade Richardson, Secretary
Phone: 480.335.5212
Email: secretary@azlgbtdems.org

Ben Whaley, Treasurer
Email: treasurer@azlgbtdems.org

Native American Caucus

Contact Information

Kyle Blackhorse, Chair
Email: ADPNAC@gmail.com

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Progressive Caucus

Contact Information

Joseph Murphy, Co-Chair
Phone: 602.577.4629
Email: murrvii14@gmail.com

Jenise Porter, Co-Chair
Phone: 520.881.1070
Email: jenisep@gmail.com

Rural Caucus

Contact Information

Susan Breen, Chair
Phone: 602-525-3686

Email: suebreen53@hotmail.com

Pat Fleming, Vice Chair
Phone: 520-249-5228
Email: patvfleming@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADPRuralCaucus/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ADPRuralCaucus

Secular Caucus

Acting Chair: Scott Prior (Official officer Elections to be held at the State Committee in September)

Email: azsecularcaucus@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AZSecularCaucus

Phone: (602) 653-8206

Social Work Caucus

Contact Information

Chair: Sandra Ortega
Phone: (480) 416-4925
Email: sandraiortega84@gmail.com

Veterans’ Caucus

Contact Information

Robert Kull, Chair
Email: robpkull@gmail.com

Young Democrat Caucus

Contact Information

Sierra Yamanaka, President
Phone: 520.991.8730
Email: sierrayamanaka@gmail.com

Whitney Walker, Executive Vice President
Phone: 757.593.4328
Email: whitwalk9@gmail.com

Zakary Ghali, Co-Chair
Phone: 480.586.1454

Email: zak@azghali.com

Joseline Mata, Co-Chair
Phone: 520.302.3060
Email: joseline.mata95@gmail.com

Let’s move Arizona forward.