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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Sally Ann Gonzales

Sally Ann Gonzales

District 3

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 331
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3278
Fax Number: (602) 417-3127

Personal Information:
Home City: Tucson
Occupation: Educator
Member Since: 1997-2000, 2011-2015
Representative Sally Ann Gonzales was born in Brawley, California and raised in the Yaqui community of Guadalupe, Arizona with her ten sisters and brothers. She is married to longtime Pascua Yaqui tribal councilman Luis Gonzales with whom she has five daughters and 22 grandchildren. Sally holds a BA in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a Masters in Multicultural Education from the University of Arizona.

In 1992 she was elected to the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council and served until 1996 when she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. There she served two terms in the House representing her legislative district where she sat on the Appropriations Committee, the Government Operations Committee, and as the ranking member of the Public Institutions & Universities committee. A strong proponent for quality education, health care and children’s, women’s, and employee rights; Sally sponsored and/or co-sponsor legislation to improve the lives of women and children that made positive improvements in education and health care for all. Her sponsorship specifically included, among other areas, legislation for foreign language instructions, lead poisoning prevention, solar and clean energy incentives, teacher salaries, maternity benefits, postpartum care, diabetes treatment, gang prevention, class size reduction, and environmental justice.

Before staring her political career, Sally was an education professional. After leaving the legislature in 2000, she continued within her profession, serving as the Education Director of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Her professional experience includes teaching, teacher training and administration for Tucson Unified School District, Tempe Elementary Schools, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona.

At Arizona State University’s Center for Indian Education (CIE), Sally served as program manager for a year long professional teacher-training program for twenty indigenous teachers from southern Mexico. She was also served as program manager for the Arizona Tri- Universities for Indian Education (ATUIE), the first and only consortium in the country dedicated to improving the condition of American Indian students in higher education.

At the University of Arizona, Sally served as coordinator for two programs. One was Manos a la Vida, a self- intervention research project that worked with women with breast cancer within the Hispanic community in the southern Arizona and the border of communities in Mexico. She also coordinated the Bedouin-Yaqui Project, a unique educational research project working with the Bedouins of Israel and Yaquis from Tucson, Arizona.

Sally was a board member of the Pima Prevention Partnership, founded through the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) as a grassroots self-help organization to produce a lasting and significant reduction in substance abuse in the community by incorporating collaborative skill building and leadership training to empower community groups to assume responsibility for understanding and acting on substance abuse issues within their communities.

Sally is currently the president of the board of Guadalupe Affordable Housing Inc. (GAHI), a for-profit corporation incorporated to conduct real estate development, specifically single and multi-family affordable housing developments. Its objectives are to promote the availability of quality and affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

Throughout her adult life, she has been involved in a wide range of civic activities to promote the rights of minority populations, especially Indigenous and Hispanic communities who are the historical and cultural foundation of Arizona.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2123 C competency restoration; treatment; costs
HB2124 C WQARF funding; state treasurer; transfers
HB2125 C DHS; state food standards
HB2155 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2156 C Native American tribes; TPT revenues
HB2157 C Native Americans; delayed birth certificates
HB2158 C appropriation; Navajo Nation court complex
HB2159 C appropriation; water projects; Navajo nation
HB2160 C TPT; Indian tribe; motor vehicles
HB2161 C central Arizona project board; membership
HB2231 C STOs; administrative cost allocation
HB2232 C public school tax credit; increase
HB2233 C STO scholarships; beneficiary recommendations
HB2234 C STO scholarships; student transfers
HB2235 C STO scholarships; means testing
HB2249 C JTEDs; funding; ninth graders
HB2275 C income tax form; Alzheimer's research
HB2276 C public school tax credit; expansion
HB2277 C child care waiting list; appropriation.
HB2278 C security freezes; credit reports; minors
HB2279 P housing trust fund; unclaimed property
HB2280 C governmental mall commission; members
HB2281 C private prisons; regulation
HB2282 P noncertificated school employees; due process.
HB2354 P* public records; attorney fees
HB2355 P* prisoners; medical parole
HB2356 P* corrections department; visitor fee repeal
HB2357 P* schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2370 C texting while driving; prohibition
HB2371 C minors; automatic firearms; prohibited
HB2376 P traffic complaint quotas; prohibition
HB2387 P* immigration; law enforcement; repeal
HB2388 P* DCS employees; covered service
HB2389 P* voting rights; restoration; felonies.
HB2434 P automatic voter registration; driver licenses
HB2435 C abortion; waiting period; informed consent
HB2437 P early voting locations; extended hours
HB2453 C nursing board; rules; abortion
HB2454 C telemedicine; abortion; repeal prohibition
HB2455 C abortion; parental consent; counseling exception
HB2457 C appropriation; community information and referral
HB2458 P supplemental appropriation; foster care placement
HB2459 P tax credit; foster parents
HB2460 P child care waiting list; appropriation
HB2466 C schools; health information; website posting
HB2469 C nutrition assistance program; farmers' markets
HB2475 C sexual orientation change efforts; prohibition
HB2476 C sex education programs; requirements
HB2500 C unpaid leave; employee; military family
HB2502 C labor; rest periods; meal breaks
HB2503 C child care waiting list; appropriation..
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2546 P independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosures.
HB2547 P campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities.
HB2548 P foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs.
HB2549 P independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit.
HB2552 C emergency contraception
HB2553 P human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
See Vote
HB2574 C ADE; appropriation; geographic literacy
HB2598 C adoption; married couple; preference.
HB2606 C medical assistance requests; evidence; mitigation
HB2618 C pet dealers; dogs; prohibitions
HB2624 C critical health information; emergency responders
HB2638 P abortion clinics; inspection; repeal
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCR2020 C ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 C women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2025 P schools; English language requirements; repeal
HCR2031 P Citizens United decision; repeal
HCR2039 C death resolution; Bill Badger
HM2001 P urging parks board; historic place
HR2005 P death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1227 C driver licenses; legal presence repeal.
SB1228 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal.
SB1229 C immigration; law enforcement; repeal..
SB1230 P racial impact statements; legislative council.
SB1395 P state-owned bank task force; appropriation
SB1396 P auditor general; charter schools
SB1397 P pilot; structured English immersion exemption
SB1398 P foster parents; immunizations; licensure
SB1431 C abortion; religious employers; contraception; repeal
SCR1008 P postsecondary education; tuition; classification; status
SCR1010 C Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1020 C Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor