Regina Romero in 2020
|Mayor of Tucson|
|Assumed office |
December 2, 2019
|Preceded by||Jonathan Rothschild|
|Born||September 1974 (age 45)|
Somerton, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||University of Arizona (BA)|
Romero was raised in Somerton, Arizona. She graduated from Kofa High School in Yuma, Arizona, and the University of Arizona. She earned a postgraduate certificate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Romero worked as the Latino outreach director for the Center for Biological Diversity. Prior to her election as mayor, Romero served three terms as a Tucson city councilwoman, having first been elected to the city council in 2007.
Romero ran in the 2019 Tucson mayoral election. She won the Democratic primary in August 2019, defeating state senator Steve Farley and developer Randi Dorman. After winning the mayoral primary, her main general election opponent was Ed Ackerley, who was a longtime Democrat running as an independent in hopes of receiving conservative votes. She defeated Ackerley in the general election.
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