Pamela Hannley

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Pamela Powers Hannley
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 9th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Serving with Randall Friese
Preceded byMatt Kopec
Personal details
Born (1951-07-30) July 30, 1951 (age 68)
Amherst, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)James P. Hannley
ChildrenAlexandra K. Queen, Edward A. Queen
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Alma materOhio State University
University of Arizona
Professionpolitician, writer
WebsiteCampaign Website

Pamela Powers Hannley (born July 30, 1951) is an American activist, blogger, politician and a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives elected to represent District 9 in 2016. In addition to her work in the Arizona Legislature, she is also the social media and technology editor of the American Journal of Medicine.

Early life, education and career[edit]

Powers Hannley is a native of Amherst, Ohio but has lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. For most of her professional career, Powers Hannley worked in public relations and corporate communications. For several years, she owned her own communication consulting and freelance writing business—Powers/Queen Associates. After receiving a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona, she shifted her career to public health and behavioral medicine research. She is the former Program Director and Principal Investigator for the Arizona Smokers Helpline and related Internet and evaluation services (1998-2004) and former Managing Editor of the American Journal of Medicine (2004-2016).[1]

Powers Hannley received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University in 1973 and a master's degree in public health from the University of Arizona in 1996.[2] She also attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Powers Hannley is a graduate of Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst, Ohio.


  • 2018 Powers Hannley is running for re-elections to the Arizona House.
  • 2016 Powers Hannley and Friese went on to defeat Republican Ana Hendersonin the general election.[3]
  • 2016 Powers Hannley and incumbent Randall Friese defeated incumbent Matt Kopec in the Democratic Primary.


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Powers For the People. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
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  3. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2016 General Election November 8, 2016" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 15. Retrieved December 9, 2016.

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