Rebecca Rios

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Rebecca Rios
Rebecca Rios by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 27th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Preceded byCatherine Miranda
Minority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives
In office
January 9, 2017 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byEric Meyer
Succeeded byCharlene Fernandez
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 14, 2019
Serving with Reginald Bolding
Preceded byNorma Muñoz
Succeeded byDiego Rodriguez
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 2005 – January 2011
Preceded byPete Rios
Succeeded bySteve Smith
Personal details
Born (1967-06-04) June 4, 1967 (age 51)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Vandon Jenerette
EducationCentral Arizona College
Arizona State University, Tempe (BA, MSW)

Rebecca Rios (born June 4, 1967) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves in the Arizona State Senate representing District 27 since January 14, 2019. She previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives, including as Minority Leader.

Career[edit]

Rios was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing the 27th district and also served as Minority Leader. She previously served as Arizona State Senator for District 23 from 2004 to 2010, and served as Minority Whip. In 2010, she was defeated in a state senate election by Steve Smith. She was previously a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 1995 through 2001.[1]

Rios also serves on the Board of Advisors of Let America Vote, an organization founded by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander that aims to end voter suppression.[2] She was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2018.

Political views[edit]

Rios has opposed efforts to add armed and specially trained school personnel to Arizona public schools.[3] She opposes restrictions on abortion rights.[4] Rios has spoken out against an effort led by Louie Gohmert to rename of Cesar Chavez Day to Border Control Day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member Page – Rebecca Rios Assistant Minority Leader". Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Advisors". Let America Vote. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "GOP lawmakers want armed teachers in Arizona school safety plan". KTAR. Associated Press. April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Noori Farzan, Antonia (March 14, 2018). "Arizona Law Would Require Women to Disclose Why They Want an Abortion". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Estrada, Andrea (March 30, 2018). "Move to change Cesar Chavez Day to Border Control Day spurs anger". KTAR. Retrieved April 17, 2018.

External links[edit]

Arizona House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eric Meyer
Minority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Charlene Fernandez