Andrés Cano

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Andrés Cano
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Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Serving with Alma Hernandez
Preceded bySally Ann Gonzales
Personal details
Born (1992-05-14) May 14, 1992 (age 27)
Tucson, Arizona
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
EducationArizona State University, Cum Laude, B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, Class of 2014

Andrés Cano is an American politician, who was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in the 2018 state legislative election.[1] He will represent the 3rd House District as a member of the Democratic Party.[2]


Cano earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University in 2014. He graduated cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college.

While in college, Cano completed congressional internships in the offices of U.S. Senator Mark Udall and U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor.


Cano began working for Pima County in 2012, when he was offered a job as a Policy Advisor to County Supervisor Richard Elías. Cano oversaw the office's constituent relations and community outreach.[3]

In 2016, Cano was named an inaugural fellow of the Human Rights Campaign's HIV360 Fellowship Program as part of his work to reduce HIV transmission among Latinos in Southern Arizona.[4]

In 2016, Cano was also named the Center for the Future of Arizona's 'Emerging Leader,' becoming the organization's youngest—and first Latino—award recipient.[5]

Political career[edit]

In 2010, Cano was elected President of the Young Democrats of Arizona.

In 2014, Cano was elected as Chair of the Legislative District 3 Democratic Committee.

On August 28, 2017, Cano announced his candidacy for the Arizona House of Representatives in a video posted on social media.[6] He received numerous high-profile endorsements for his primary election, including the support of U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva, County Supervisors Sharon Bronson, Ramon Valadez, and Richard Elías, as well as the support of all Members of the Tucson City Council.


Cano was the top vote-getter in the August 28th, 2018 Democratic Primary Election, paving the path for his nomination as a candidate for one of two open seats in the November general election.[7]

Arizona House of Representatives[edit]

Cano's committee assignments include the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Natural Resources, Energy, and Water Committee.[8]


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