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| Home City: Laveen, Arizona
Occupation: Legislator — Former Educator/Administration
Member Since: 2010
Senator Catherine Miranda represents Arizona Legislative District #27 (downtown Phoenix, Laveen, South Mountain and part of Tempe), where she daily champions the Latino/Hispanic issues.
Catherine is in her second term as Senator (2014 to-date) and is the Ranking member of the Education Committee. The Senator also sits on the Commerce and Public Safety Committee. Prior to serving in the Arizona State Senate, she served two terms as State Representative (from 2010 to 2014).
Senator Miranda's priorities are education (with a special focus on DreamAct students), veterans, health, and immigration.
Catherine is optimistic that the critical issues facing Arizona can be addressed if we focus on priorities and reject partisan distraction. That is why, when needed, she is not afraid to reach across the aisle in order to achieve results.
Senator Miranda has become the beacon of education in the state. Prior to her Legislative career, Catherine enjoyed her career as a teacher which instilled in her the need to fight for the education rights of children in Arizona, especially of those in low-income communities. She is committed to improve the current level of education in Arizona.
In fact, the Senator is co-founder of the Manzana Foundation which helps students prepare for college. Catherine's passion in education has given DreamAct students an opportunity to continue their education at an affordable price through a partnership between the Manzana Foundation and the Navajo Technical College.
In addition, Senator Miranda now serves as a member of the Legislative Advisory Committee for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), created to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West.
In 2011, Senator Miranda was appointed by State House Speaker Andy Tobin to the Education ad hoc Committee, where she was a key player in recommending an effective data system for the State of Arizona.
Catherine also co-chairs the Arizona/Sonora ad hoc Committee designed not only to encourage economic development in both regions, but also to promote and maintain the good relationship between our two states.
Furthermore, Senator Miranda also founded the bipartisan Arizona Legislature Business/Education Forum aimed to guide the Business and Education communities to transform new knowledge and new technology into a new paradigm for education.
Among the Senator's appointments is her seat on the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), where she was named Chairwoman for the International Relations, Trade, and Immigration Task.
Senator Miranda has also served 6 years on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), the largest and oldest Latino elected officials' organization in the United States.
Catherine Miranda was born in Phoenix and is now a resident of Laveen, Arizona. With roots in Legislative District 27, Senator Miranda was raised in the Jorgenson neighborhood, where her athletic talents took her from all-star fame to East High Basketball and various scholarship offers. After graduating from college, she taught at the Roosevelt School District and was later promoted to Assistant Principal. She also served as Administrator for the Washington and Cartwright School Districts. In 2008, Catherine was elected, by the widest margin, to the Roosevelt School Board (Roosevelt is the largest and oldest school district in the South Mountain community).
Senator Miranda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and received her Master's in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
The Senator is the proud mother of two university-graduate children, Gavin (who followed her mom's steps and is now a teacher too) and Star (a successful design artist). The Senator is married to Mr. Roberto Sanchez.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short Title|
|HB2093||C||private prison security officers; certification|
|HB2094||C||private prison study committee|
|HB2095||C||private prison contractors; public records|
|HB2138||C||short title; aggravated assault; repeal|
|HB2176||C||consular identification cards; permitted use|
|HB2435||C||English language learners; instruction; budgeting|
|HB2451||C||diaper changing stations; public restrooms|
|HB2467||C||employment; employee work scheduling|
|HB2509||C||Lees Ferry bell; governmental mall.|
|HB2509||C||Lees Ferry bell; governmental mall.|
|HB2521||C||vehicle size, weight and load|
|SB1086||C||AHCCCS; chiropractic services|
|SB1098||C||industrial hemp; licensing|
|SB1115||C||insurance coverage; abuse-deterrent opioids|
|SB1138||C||county jail education programs; age|
|SB1139||C||marriage of minors; emancipation required|
|SB1148||C||kinship foster care; stipend|
|SB1149||C||health insurance; infertility coverage|
|SB1176||P*||consular identification cards; prohibition; repeal|
|SB1177||P*||schools; ELL; English duration; waivers|
|SB1178||P*||schools; English immersion instruction; duration|
|SB1179||P*||memorial; buffalo soldiers.|
|SB1180||P*||incorrect arrest; record clearance|
|SB1235||C||state holiday; Native American day|
(NOW: Native American day; state holiday)
|SB1236||C||dual enrollment; tribal colleges|
|SB1237||C||school districts; overexpenditures; correction; interest|
|SB1238||C||appropriation; Diné college|
|SB1239||C||tribal nations; veterans' services; appropriation|
|SB1268||C||class six property; elderly homeowners|
|SB1271||C||construction contracts; indemnification; liability provisions|
(NOW: construction liability; apportionment; study)
|SB1300||C||medical marijuana; patient cards; veterans|
|SB1301||C||state finance review; task force.|
|SB1302||C||schools; poverty foster neglect weight.|
|SB1303||C||charter school omnibus|
|SB1304||C||charter schools; public meetings; records|
|SB1305||C||auditor general; charter schools; audits|
|SB1306||C||schools; teacher omnibus|
|SB1307||C||charter schools; state board; membership|
|SB1308||C||charter schools; financial reporting|
|SB1309||C||charter schools; accounting; procurement; audits|
|SB1312||C||state-owned bank task force|
|SB1313||C||state procurement; identical bids|
|SB1314||C||employment; housing; public accommodations; antidiscrimination|
|SB1315||C||VLT; alternative fuel classification; repeal.|
|SB1317||C||appropriations; primary care loan repayment.|
|SB1318||C||medical assistance requests; evidence; mitigation.|
|SB1319||C||AHCCCS; lifetime limit; repeal|
|SB1320||C||TANF; lifetime limit|
|SB1321||C||appropriation; child care subsidy program.|
|SB1322||C||child care waiting list; appropriation|
|SB1323||C||DCS; appropriation; counseling services|
|SB1324||C||DOR; auditors and collectors; appropriation.|
|SB1325||P*||corporate STO cap; low-income qualification|
|SB1326||C||insurance premium tax reductions; freeze.|
|SB1329||C||digital goods and services; taxation|
|SB1330||C||appropriations; STEM and workforce programs|
|SB1331||C||appropriation; Arizona teacher academy.|
|SB1332||P*||appropriations; universities; cost of education|
|SB1333||C||students; community college grants|
|SB1334||C||automatic voter registration; database; public agencies|
|SB1335||C||voter registration; same day|
|SB1336||C||elections; polling places; standards|
|SB1337||C||voter identification; proof of citizenship|
|SB1338||C||campaign finance; covered transfers; disclosure.|
|SB1340||C||environment; state standards; federal law|
|SB1342||C||employment and labor omnibus|
|SB1343||C||voting rights; restoration; felonies|
|SB1344||C||criminal history; required disclosure; limitations|
|SB1345||C||criminal justice commission; legislative recommendations|
|SB1348||C||prohibited weapon; bump-fire device; accessory.|
|SB1349||C||adult incarceration contracts; cost comparison|
|SB1350||C||indigent defense fund; distribution; purpose.|
|SB1351||C||juvenile court; age; dependent child|
|SB1352||C||juveniles; natural life sentence; repeal.|
|SB1377||C||dental therapy; licensure; regulation|
|SB1390||C||TPT; additional rate; education.|
|SB1391||C||schools; suicide prevention training|
|SB1402||P*||teacher preparation; English language programs|
|SB1411||C||schools; annual achievement profiles|
|SB1412||C||unclaimed property; electric cooperatives; credits|
|SB1420||C||medical marijuana; inspection; testing; appropriation|
|SB1438||C||environmental quality; task force|
|SB1439||C||school funding; appropriations|
|SB1440||C||initiatives; strict compliance; repeal|
|SB1441||C||education TPT; additional rate|
|SB1460||C||sexual assault; survivor rights|
|SB1484||C||AHCCCS; dental services; native Americans.|
|SB1487||C||environmental quality; water; appropriation|
|SB1491||P*||JTEDs; funding; ninth graders|
|SB1517||C||state dinosaur; Sonorasaurus|
|SCM1005||C||Grand Canyon; uranium mining; opposing|
|SCM1012||C||Nogales wastewater fairness act|
|SCM1016||C||NAFTA; urging renegotiation; ratification|
|SCR1006||P*||schools; English language requirement; repeal|
|SCR1009||C||Norman McClelland; death resolution|
|SCR1011||C||ratification; equal rights amendment..|
|SCR1012||C||schools; English language learners; requirements|
|SCR1013||C||public programs; citizens; repeal.|
|SCR1014||C||national parks; monuments; protection|
|SCR1015||C||firearm sales; transfers; background checks.|