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Lea Márquez Peterson

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Lea Márquez Peterson
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Assumed office
May 30, 2019
Preceded byAndy Tobin
Personal details
Born (1970-01-19) January 19, 1970 (age 54)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BS)
Pepperdine University (MBA)

Lea Marquez Peterson is an American politician serving on the Arizona Corporation Commission since 2019. Peterson was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to replace Andy Tobin following his appointment as Director of the Arizona Department of Administration. Peterson was also the 2018 Republican nominee for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House.

Marquez Peterson received her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. From 2009 to 2018, Marquez Peterson served as CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Marquez Peterson is the first Hispanic woman to hold statewide office in Arizona.[2]

Marquez Peterson has been recognized as the 2022 United States Hispanic Business Woman of the Year by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She has also been recognized as a 2021 Most Influential Woman of the Year by AZ Big Media.

Peterson and her husband live in Tucson, Arizona with their two children.

Electoral history

Arizona’s 2nd congressional district election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick 161,000 55% +12%
Republican Lea Marquez Peterson 133,083 45% −12%
Turnout 294,152 100% +12%
Arizona Corporation Commission election, 2020[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Tovar 1,450,194 17.5
Republican Lea Márquez Peterson (incumbent) 1,449,963 17.5
Republican James O'Connor 1,434,236 17.3
Republican Eric Sloan 1,379,804 16.7
Democratic Bill Mundell 1,295,836 15.7
Democratic Shea Stanfield 1,264,909 15.3
Independent Christina Gibson (write-in) 411 0.0
Republican Patrick Finerd (write-in) 232 0.0
Total votes 8,275,585 100.0


  1. ^ "Governor Ducey Appoints Tucsonan Lea Marquez Peterson To The Arizona Corporation Commission". Office of the Arizona Governor. May 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Andy Tobin quits Corporation Commission to lead Arizona Department of Administration". azcentral.
  3. ^ "State of Arizona – Official Canvass – 2020 General Election" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. November 30, 2020. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission