Mary Kim Titla
|Mary Kim Titla|
November 24, 1960 |
San Carlos, Arizona
|Education||University of Oklahoma & Arizona State University|
|Occupation||Executive Director, United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY, Inc.)|
|Notable credit(s)||KPNX TV reporter|
|Children||Jordan, Micah and Bear|
Mary Kim Titla (born November 24, 1960) is an American publisher, Native American youth advocate, journalist, former TV reporter (notably for KVOA in Tucson, where in 1987 she became the first Native American television journalist in Arizona, and later KPNX in Phoenix), and was a 2008 candidate for Arizona's First Congressional District. She is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
The Democratic primary for the 1st District seat was held on September 2, 2008. Titla lost to former Arizona state representative and prosecutor Ann Kirkpatrick, who received 47%. Titla placed second, garnering 33% of the vote. Others in the primary included: Ahwatukee attorney Howard Shanker, who received 14% and former Dennis Kucinich coordinator Jeffrey Brown, who received 6%.
Titla obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and her master's degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. In November 2006, Titla was inducted into the Cronkite School's Alumni Hall of Fame. Titla now serves as Executive Director of United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) located in Mesa, Arizona.
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- Brewer, Jan. "State of Arizona Official Canvass" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
- Pincus, David (October 2, 2008). "Kirkpatrick and Hay vie for seat". The Lumberjack (Flagstaff, AZ). Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Radio Executive, Native American Journalist Join Hall of Fame" (WEB). Arizona State University. October 31, 2006. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
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